Friday, September 5, 2014

Color Inspiration // Hot Pink and Pumpkin

This pretty banner evolved from a request for a toddler bedroom that featured hot pink in the color scheme. I love how the warmth of the the pumpkin, and the coolness of the lilac come together to off-set the hot pink beautifully. Decadent colors for sure, and yet so approachable with the softness of the felt.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Introduction: NOMAD

I was recently introduced to Nomad, a new innovative company based out of San Francisco. Since launching Nomad on Kickstarter back 2012, Noah Dentzel and Brian Hahn have specialized in designing charging solutions for people on the go, and boast the world's most portable cable.

I dig the sleek minimalist design for sure. With a husband in IT, we'll be checking the product out in more detail soon. If the caribiner look isn't your bag, Nomad also offers a house key style that goes on your keyring, or a slim card that fits right into your wallet.

To celebrate the launch of their new site, complete with updated designs and a new product (NomadClip), Nomad is offering 25% off pre-oders this week with code LIVESIMPLE. Please note that while you will be charged upon order placement, your product won't ship until late Fall. You can also check out their original product on Amazon for immediate shipment and customer reviews.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

How to Style // Laid-Back Nursery

Freshly Picked Moccasins.

I've been a big fan of Freshly Picked moccasins (and an ardent admirer of founder Susan Petersen's humble beginnings and keen business sense) for a little while now. So it was quite the happy mail day when my daughter's pair of Freshly Picked moccasins arrived in our mailbox! Her pair of Raspberry colored little-people moccs arrived in a drawstring bag with the gorgeous Freshly Picked logo and pin on it. I'm big into details like that.

First of all, I was honestly (and very pleasantly) surprised that the moccasins are available in toddler sizes up to size 10. My daughter measured right at a size 8, so I opted for the 9's because when I was growing up my mom wouldn't buy a pair of shoes unless there was a thumb's width of space in the toes. When we slipped the moccasins on they were very roomy on her foot. I CANNOT stress enough how impressed I was that they, nonetheless, stayed on her feet without any slippage! That hidden elastic around the ankle sure does it's job.

The moccasins are beautifully made (in the USA!), and the leather is soft and supple. The colors are really, truly, gorgeous. I've been limiting wear to the house and backyard because I'm a bit of a priss, and can't bear the thought of scuffing the gorgeous leather too much just yet. After a week of wear, the leather is beginning to mold to her feet. They're so comfy that once she's wearing them she often forgets that the moccasins are even on her feet. Unless she catches a glimpse of them. She's a big fan of the color she chose. And the fringe. Definitely the fringe.

Disclaimer: a big thank-you to Freshly Picked for sending me a pair of moccasins to review at no charge. I was not monetarily compensated in any way for my opinions as stated in this blog post: all opinions are my own.