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I’ve been working on another post for today, but honestly, I just can’t get my mind off ALT summit next week!  I’m pretty much over the moon excited, as I have been wanting to go for a few years now, but the timing has never worked out quite right.  I’ve been trying to plan my outfits, which has been a little of a challenge.  I’m the kind of person who typically packs last minute, and then overpacks in the extreme to compensate for the lack of thought.  Since I don’t really do much these days that requires much pre-planning or consideration when it comes to my wardrobe, I’m trying to be a little more intentional for this trip.  While it’s a bit overwhelming, it’s also really fun.  Above are a few things I’m really excited to take, and a couple of new additions that I love.  I wanted to share them, as I’m always on the hunt for great pants or jeans (because hips! and they are never long enough!), and the two up top are my new favorites.  If you have similar issues, maybe you’ll like them, too!  I still need to find a good bag for my computer, business cards, and other fun stuff.  Any suggestions?  I have a larger 15″ macbook, and it seems most things are designed for dainty little macbook airs and such.  I’d love to find something fun, that isn’t too pricey!

Sources: (1) Crazy expensive but beautiful clutch (that I don’t have); (2) Gigi Ponte Pants; (3) Anchor Necklace; (4) Frye Boots; (5) Joe’s Skinny Jeans; (6) Gold Booties; (7) Aqua Skirt and Pink Skirt


As January is settling in, I find myself wanting to get more organized, especially in the girls’ rooms.  Sometimes the clothes and the books and the toys can get overwhelming, and while I try to keep the amount of stuff low, it’s really a challenge after Christmas.  I like having a few baskets around the house for quick and easy clean up at the end of the day.  I rounded up a few of my favorites on BHG today; go here for sources!


brigie's gift guideToday is a little guide inspired by Brigette, my 10.5 month old who follows fast on the heels of her big sister.   There are a few baby toys pictured above, but overall, toys they both can enjoy are the best way to go, because inevitably they will be shared, and Brigette prefers Vivi’s toys to hers, anyway!  (1) Cuddly Bear hat (my favorite!!); (2) Wooden Popsicles; (3) Wooden Toaster; (4) Handprint Ornaments; (5) Pretend Camera; (6) Watercolor Leggings (available soon); (7) Redheaded Doll; (8) Circus Train; (9) Lollacup; (10) Red Moccasins; (11) Silver Tiny Toms; (12) Red Push Cart; (13) Cloud Pillow; (14) Hello Kitty Dress; (15) Stacking Toy

(Gifts that Keep Giving Guide; Man Gift Guide; Vivi’s Gift Guide; Expectant & New Mama Gift Guide)


EHayes"the popsicles... amazing! "

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gift guideToday’s gift guide features gifts that help with social justice, or aid others who are in desperate need.  There are so many awesome ways to give that it can’t be overlooked at Christmastime!  Do you have any favorites?  I’d love to know about more.  Many of the sites linked to here have way more beautiful products than I featured, so be sure to look around!

Warby Parker EyeglassesCharity Water FilterHope Necklace; Be a Whistleblower; Kaleidoscope Glass RingOperation Christmas Child via Sevenly; Clothe Your Neighbor Tee; The Gold BraceletToms Sunglasses; The Base Project Bracelet; Chocolate Mint CoffeeBeauty PosterBuy a Goat or a Chicken for a family via World Vision; Living Water Gift CardSilver and White Storage BasketTo Write Love on Her Arms Tee; Yellow Storage BasketNixie Twist Necklace; Fourth Estate Tote


Brianne Heape"It was too hard to pick just one. So I went with a fun pair and a sophisticated pair! ;) …"

Joni Lay"Aww, thanks Brianne!:) So fun that you have two pair - they are the best! "

Joni Lay"I know - I love them!!! Makes me wish I wore glasses. I would love to have a pair! "

designRoundup"The Warby's and weaved baskets! I'll take them! "

Brianne Heape"I've got 2 pair of Warby's and I couldn't love them more. It's just an added bonus that they give …"

Gwen, The Makerista"I can't get those Warby's out of my head. They're so different, but I think they would still go …"


man gift guide(Sources, from top left: (1) Chup Socks; (2) Ace of Spades banner; (3) Tree Branch Candles; (4) Magical Beard Balm; (5) Forestbound Pouch; (6) Folsom Prison LP; (7) AV Room Turntable; (8) iPhone Horn Radio; (9) Led Zepplin 3XLP; (10) iPhone Ready Vintage Stereo; (11) Big Jug of Maple Syrup; (12) Double Neck Cigar Box Guitar; (13) Lickity Split Axe; (14) Audubon Tree Guide; (15) Walnut Table Lamp; (16) Guitar Pick Punch; (17) Plaid Frat Hat; (18) Crosley Songbird Radio Speaker; (19) Fjallraven Kanken Backpack; (20) Lumberlander Scarf

For today’s gift guide, I’m featuring some man gifts.  These are mostly inspired by Chip (he’s what I know!) so they may not apply to every guy, but there are some fun items above.  I love all the creativity abounding in the iPhone speaker realm – there are some really beautiful options!  That vintage Crosley speaker is so lovely – although quite a splurge!  The new little songbird version is still really adorable, and also more affordable.  I bought Chip one of those backpacks for his birthday, and he is loving it.  It’s really great when he takes the girls on adventures; he has somewhere for extra diapers, a bottle, and Bear that won’t make him feel like he’s compromising his masculinity.  I’m crazy about nearly everything in the Best Made Co. store; if nothing else, put your guy on their mailing list!  The catalog is beautiful, and the last one came with a poster of all the gorgeous painted axes. (Sadly, that Forestbound pouch is now sold out, but I had to include it!  Their bags are awesome – hopefully they will be back in stock at some point!)


Josie // Hello Josephine"I'll vouch for the Crosley turntable, even if it's a pricier purchase. I made the splurge for myself, but when …"

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