30 Things I Don’t Regret Buying

30 Things I Don’t Regret Buying

This blog post contains affiliate links, which is a way for me to make a (very small) commission on products you may purchase, at no cost to you. Most of the products below were purchased, but a few were generously gifted to us, as noted below. Hi! Today I  wanted to share a list of items – 30 in fact – I *don’t* regret buying! Basically, a bunch things I purchased (and a few that were gifted) that I  still really like a lot and use regularly. In my monthly-ish newsletter I typically include a list of ‘Things I Bought Recently” and/or “Things I Like Lately” […]

Frame TV Art from Ukraine Etsy Shops

Frame TV Art from Ukraine Etsy Shops

One easy way to support Ukraine-based artists and small shops right now is to order their digital art. It allows the artists and small shops to make money, while not having to deal with the logistics of shipping actual inventory/orders during the (obviously overwhelming and scary) conflict. I saw this great round-up of digital art from Caitlin of The Mama Notes and wanted share a Frame TV-specific version. We’ve had a Frame TV for years now, and I  love the ability to swap out the art. Here’s 10 Frame TV art digital downloads from Ukraine-based Etsy shops! Almost all of them are $5 or less, […]

say hello to shop lucky collective checkered pillows!

say hello to shop lucky collective checkered pillows!

I wanted to share more about some new-ish Moroccan pillows I have available in my textile shop, Shop Lucky Collective. The checkered -pillows are handmade in Morocco from beni ourain rugs, which are thick and fluffy wool pile rug made in Moroccan Atlas mountain region. The checkered beni ourain pillows seem to be very popular, but right now, I have a few colors available, including black, pink, rust/yellow/gold, green, blue/turquoise, and purple. You can shop my checkered beni ourain pillows HERE! MORE ABOUT THE CHECKERED TREND “The check pattern is here to stay.” – Architectural Digest “Get ready to see this classic pattern [checkerboard] everywhere.” […]

Roundup of Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Roundup of Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Toys We Own & Love: this is HUGE roundup of toys we own and shares tons of links to items we own, all organized by category (dress up, play kitchen, outdoor toys, puzzles/games, wooden toys, etc. etc.). 100 Black-Owned Kids Shops: this blog post highlights 100+ Black-owned businesses that sell items for kids (and many for adults, too!). This post is also organized by type (apparel, shoes/accessories, retailers, games/puzzles, dolls, etc.) and links to each company’s IG and website for easy shopping. There are so many incredible small businesses to support this holiday season and all the time! Greenhouse and Gardening Inspired Toys:  this is […]

baby and toddler toys we own and love

baby and toddler toys we own and love

Whoops! I  realized I  meant to post this in the summer and hadn’t clicked published. Leading into the holiday season seems like a good time to share this! 🥰 I’m often asked about what toys our girls use and what our favorites are, so decided to do a big round-up of alllll the toys we own and use on a regular basis. This doesn’t include books, but I will try to do a big book blog post soon! A few of our favorite larger toy brands that we own multiple products from and are super impressed with the quality of are Melissa and Doug, Lovevery, […]

30+ Greenhouse-Inspired Kids Gift Ideas

30+ Greenhouse-Inspired Kids Gift Ideas

Hi friends! As you probably know by now, we have a backyard greenhouse and it’s a special place that brings our whole family, kids included, so much joy. As I  was starting my search for holiday gifts for Lucy and Winnie, I  stumbled upon this adorable wooden pretend greenhouse play set. I was just so tickled at the thoughtful pieces and loved how it was the cutest plant-inspired extension for the girls’ dollhouse (lovingly called ‘Hophop House’. Anyway…that got me thinking…what other cute greenhouse and gardening kids toys were out there?! 🌵🌿 And, well, here we are! Below you’ll find 30+ greenhouse and gardening inspired […]