seems to be a quarantine rite of passage to tie-dye and you know i’m all about trying to stay cool lol. we’ve actually been tie dying for years (we even almost started a side biz selling tie dye swaddles when we first had arlo but never followed through lol). but we haven’t done in so long so i was really excited to see the results were still cool! it’s always so risky because unless you’re an expert, you’re basically just winging it and hoping it turns out not ugly. i love tie dye of all varieties but am loving how subtle and neutral these ones turned out. so i hope my instructions and video help if you want to try it out yourself!
and of course we had to take a family portrait in our matching tie dye…
baby / kid things / pretty everything / roundup
arlo definitely gets more excited about a craft when it’s themed around something he loves, so when i suggested we make elmo and grover he was immediately into it. this project was super easy and took up an entire pre-nap block of the day and he never got bored and left during it either!
definitely finding that the projects that require less setup prior to him getting involved are better for both of us. Read More
this post is in partnership with public goods
i get a lot of questions about public goods and what my favorite items are, so i’m happy to have it live on my blog permanently! their products are not only super useful, they’re also sustainable and extremely inexpensive. so now more than ever i’m really loving their store and all the very crucial items they sell.
obviously the initial attraction to public goods was their packaging design because i’d never seen such utilitarian simple shampoo and toothpaste bottles, but now they have expanded to cleaning, food, sanitary products, etc. and since the prices are so reasonable you can try a bunch of them without spending a lot. i’ve almost never browsed through the site without wanting to try at least 5 things.
my brother-in-law recently asked me if i knew of some modern looking lawn chairs, so i started looking and as always, got too invested. since it’s warming up and we’re stuck at home, here are all my favorites in case you need some for your backyard!
diy / kid things
so excited about how this little project turned out! we started making some popsicle stick puppets recently for arlo so i thought a whole little stage would be really fun. i left the inside of the box white but it could be fun to make different backgrounds to swap out.
i had gid draw these guys, they are some of arlos favorite animals, the most fun part is you can print them and have your kids color them in so its like they made the puppets. kids are so obsessed with taking credit aren’t they? arlo sometimes claims he made our dinner when he wasn’t even there lolll.
interiors / our house
a perfect easy craft to make for all the grandmas, i designed these for instax pictures and cut them so that you can swap out the photo (i often like to include a photo when we send my mom cards so she can theoretically rotate them in this frame) Read More
haven’t done an updated bedroom tour for so long, and it’s changed a bunch over the years so there’s a lot to talk about! lol. going to try to answer every question i get regularly, so please read carefully or watch the video tour if you’re looking for something specific! the links for everything will be at the end of the post. Read More