Monday, March 10, 2014
Is there anything better than chubby legs and little wiggly toes?
I have to admit I've had baby fever for the last year or so, but I know that our family is perfect just the way it is. Lucky for me, I have a few friends with the sweetest little ones and I get my baby fix. My good friend Kim (yes we have the same name, she's the best :) has the sweetest babes I know and seeing him fills my soul! He's a big cuddly boy whose baby legs are the cutest in a DLK style favorite - Freshly Picked moccs.
Freshly Picked has the best variety of handmade moccasins sizes 1-10. They've recently presented 3 new styles and are selling out fast! Check them out for yourself - HERE - I know you'll be a fan if you aren't already.
Friday, March 7, 2014
It still looks and feels like winter over here with a taste of one Spring day this week. I'm now ready for warmer days and signs of sweet little buds growing from our plants! I signed up for two running races this year a 5k for Mother's Day (same as last year) and now a 10 mile race in Philly. I have barely run outside this year and need to hop to it! I've never run that far, but it's on my list and I'm going for it. It freaks me out a bit, but I'm pretending it's no big deal so I don't psych myself out... Wish me luck!
What is going on in March for you?
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I have a really fun giveaway for you guys today!
Colorstrology is an beautiful guide that blends astrology, numerology and color theory with birthdays. Renowned astrologer, Michele Bernhardt works extensively with the healing aspects of color and sound and here she uses the Pantone color system to share that with us. It's a great coffee table book, housewarming present and fun ice breaker for parties. I read mine - Sept 3rd and well.... it's spot on!
Ever wonder what your color says about you? Quirk Books is giving away THREE Colorstrolgy books to DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS readers. Good luck friends!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I recently tried a bottle of Clorox's Green Works All Purpose Cleaner and loved it. It works, smells fantastic and has THE BEST spray nozzle I've ever used! It contains at least 95 percent naturally-derived ingredients and works just as well as other conventional cleaners.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
It's been a long winter and while I love every minute of it, I'm dreaming about summer and if we'll be going away this year or work on house projects. Last year we drove 17 hours up to the amazing Sliding House in Nova Scotia and it was truly special. If you're every looking for a place in NS, I definitely recommend it! Read more about our trip HERE.
This year we're searching of something closer, but equally as memorable. Do you have any suggestions? What are you favorite rental websites?
DLK vacation wish list
house not hotel
waterfront or pool
beach or country
modern or unique, not quirky
won't break the piggy bank
March is National Crafting Month and to get you inspired, Kiwi Crate is teaming up with Highlights Magazine and YoYo.com to offer your kid(s) a dream craft room! How much fun would all of those items be to win? Maya and Senna have been Kiwi Crate fans for a while now, we wrote about our first experience HERE.. they were teeny tiny :)
Monday, March 3, 2014
The first floor of our home is all hardwood. What kind? I have no idea, but they're original to the house and I'm pretty sure they haven't been refinished. We moved in 4 years ago and have been wanting to refinish ( I actually want them white, surprise!), but that's a bit more involved than I'm prepared to handle this year.
They don't seem to have a good finish left to them and the dirt and spills just soak in. I know, not good. With Spring around the corner, I wanted to get a head start on all the Spring cleaning by giving the floors a good wash. With all the different products available out there, I didn't know where to start. I was looking for something easy, non toxic and safe to use around kids. Then I was asked to try out the new Shark Steam & Spray mop which fit all of the above.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
downtown basket - here | laundry bag - here | steele sorter - here | stripe hamper - here | felt basket | half moon basket - here
I'm having the hardest time deciding what type of laundry basket will be the right fit for our mudroom project. It's a small space and it needs to hold so many different purposes that I don't' know what we'll have room for. I keep moving toward a moving style cart and the industrial style ones are my absolute favorite. Perhaps a bag or basket will be easier to carry around, but not be stored in the room itself?
What do you think?