Moody Monday: Flora & Fauna

This mood board closely represents my own developing nursery.  We love the outdoors and hoped to create a nursery that reflected that.  I found the perfect bedding early on – the Amenity Home Wetlands Organic collection.  Somehow I came across Amenity in my late night searching — I think I googled “organic crib bedding”.  I love the somewhat subdued hues and the unique use of an image instead of a …continue…

Top 5 Maternity Must-Haves

The holiday shopping season has officially begun — Happy Black Friday!  Now that you have recovered (or maybe you’re still on a high) from the 4am trip to Target this morning take a look at the following maternity must-haves.  For that barely there bump, to the almost ready to pop, I present the top 5 maternity must have’s from 3 recent moms-to-be. [Me]  The Amateur – almost mom My husband, …continue…

Bump Day: Erica, 14 Weeks

(no, that top photo is not Erica at 14 weeks pregnant–that’s a sneak peek at what she looks like much further along and an intro into a chalk + dot weekly feature) It’s Wednesday, which means it’s hump day for most people but around here it’s bump day!  Wednesdays we will try and showcase maternity portraits and all things pregnancy. To kick this off, we’re going to start with a …continue…

Moody Monday: Sweet Simplicity

I have been obsessed with these Sharon Montrose animal prints for quite sometime now.  When I was trying to come up with an idea for this mood board, the baby animal series immediately came to mind.  These became the spring point for the whole design–from there I decided to go pretty neutral with pops of color.  These scheme could definitely be molded for a boy or a girl.  I also …continue…

New Beginnings

Who and what is chalk + dot?  Well, we have put together a little “interview” to give an introduction of who we are and what this is all about.  Here is our story… Erica: Brieanne and I first met in architecture school at Cal Poly, SLO and both moved up to the Bay Area after graduation where we both found jobs at architecture firms. Brieanne: We also both got married, …continue…