3.25.2017

Tribe Favorites: Abram & Isaac


Mail days when cute packages arrive from handmade shops are always my favorite. This past week when a sweet package from Abram & Isaac arrived was no exception. Inside was the cutest little polka dot dress and wooden toy camera! Seriously excited to get my hands on these two items and they're even more perfect in person than they are online!


Abram & Isaac just released their new line of dresses for little girls, filled with so many pretty and colorful florals, and of course our favorite, black and white polka dots (you know I can never pass up black and white dots). The dresses come in either short sleeve or (like we chose) the 3/4 sleeve option which is perfect for transitioning from colder months into springtime, they're also a really lovely length! I'm simply in love with the fabric of this dress, not only the print, but the weight and feel of it, it's oh so soft, perfect for delicate little girl's skin. It's also better for them since only sustainable organic fabric and non toxic dyes are used, making is safer for your little one (as well as the environment and world we live in) by keeping harsh chemicals and pesticides away! Made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Jersey Knit! So not only is it soft and perfect for your book reading and doll playing little girl, but since it's a stretchy fabric, it's also great for little girls who love to run and jump, ride bikes and climb trees! Who knows, maybe you little girl is like mine and likes to sit and read books AND run and play outdoors, in that case it's doubly perfect for them!


Since it arrived, Bella has not stopped playing with the little white wooden camera, we chose the white option but its also available in golden yellow and pink. Though they're all beautiful, I just loved the clean lines and neutrality of the white option. These sweet little cameras are handcrafted using maple wood, non toxic paint, brass screws and faux leather straps. They're really high quality, I feel like my little girl will get years of play out of this little toy and I especially love how it promotes real organic imaginative play. No electric or batteries or flashy lights or loud noises to distract her (or annoy me, let's be honest haha) this is just the real deal, old fashioned playtime. Though we have owned a toy wooden camera in the past, this one blows our other one out of the water, and Bella has already played with it more since we received it recently than she has played with the other one in the past two years. I accredit that to my two favorite features of this camera: the faux leather strap (she loves partly for convince when playing and partly because mama's camera has a strap), and even better, is the "picture taking button", you all, it actually can be pushed while "taking photos", she immediately fell in love with that feature of the camera and so did I, it makes it feel that much more "real" for an imaginative child. As a side note, this little camera makes an excellent Easter Basket addition or a stocking stuffer later this year. :)


I simply love the high quality and heirloom feel to these items offered by Abram & Isaac, and the fact they're made using materials that are organic, non toxic and sustainably sourced materials. They're also made here in the USA, in Portland, Maine, so that's just another reason to love this brand. Each item is lovingly, made to order and hand sewn by fellow mama, Elizabeth, using the highest quality organic fabrics and puts so much attention into each and every detail of these pieces of clothing for your little one. From the softness, to the stretch, each item is created with with your child in mind, and the fabric used in creating these sweet pieces is also pre-washed and pre-shrunk to ensure that there is no shrinkage when you wash and dry it after a long day of play. I just love that I'm supporting a fellow mama, essentially helping put food on the table by choosing to shop small and shop USA made.

A few other items from Abram & Isaac that I love, just look how cute these Grey Pine Tree Cuffed Leggings are for little boys! And this Flora Pink Frilly Top for girls, I seriously can't get enough of this cuteness! If you're expecting a little one soon, now is the time to grab some of these essentials, and if your little one wears anywhere from size 0 to size 5T head over and snag some pieces now, you (and your little one) will absolutely love these!

3.18.2017

Easy Kids Room Style with Lorena Canals


When it comes to rugs for little ones rooms, nothing beats Lorena Canals rugs. Not only to they have so many options to choose from to match practically any decor, theme and room color(s), but they're washable! Y'all, that is a major game changer for us. I can't count how many times Bella has accidentally spilled something on her rug, or had an accident on her rug while potty training, or even the time or two when she ground cookies into the rug (lol), and all I had to do was throw it in the washing machine and into the dryer afterwards! No having to rent a carpet shampooer or hire steam cleaners and it really has made life so much easier for this already busy mom.

All the rugs that Lorena Canals offer fit into a standard sized washing machine and dryer so you don't even have to cart it to the laundromat, you can clean it right at home! What's better than machine-washable? These rugs are natural too! They are handmade and only dyed using natural dyes, plus they're eco friendly and contain no VOCs like most carpeting and rugs.


Designed in Spain and made in India, Lorena Canals rugs aren't just for kiddos spaces, they can be great for adult spaces as well! A bedroom, a kitchen, or even a large bathroom, the sky is the limit on where these rugs can go! And on top of all that, they're a feel good purchase too! A portion of proceeds from every single rug sold, go to the Sakula Project, which helps provide schooling and education for children in India!

Lorena Canals Rugs are loved by many celebrity moms (Vogue actually chose Lorena Canals Rugs as the top product for nurseries) as well as myself and many of my own mom friends. It's one of my favorite items in Bella's room just because it's so functional and can be cleaned so easily, looking so fresh each time it's washed and dried and oh so soft and fluffy( just like new again) afterwards! This is an item that's always going to be one of my top recommendations for new moms and would have definitely been on my baby registry if I had known about them when I was expecting Bella.

We previously had this purple flower one, and loved it! Recently we decided to change Bella's room up a little bit and I chose this pretty grey scalloped rug with white polka dots for a more neutral look and we simply love it! It looks so pretty in Bella's room and it's oh so soft. I definitely can't recommend Lorena Canals enough if you're looking for a new rug for your little one's room or any space in your home!