You know it’s good. It’s French.

             I grew up on thrift store shopping (Value Village!), I loved finding one of a kind finds.  I probably looked ridiculous most of the time, but I was unique!  My dream would have been to go to the French Value Village so this find is pretty close. I stumbled upon this website, Apricot Culotte, one late night.  I like to stay up for a few hours after everyone …continue…

Memorial Day

(all images courtesy of Natalie G. Photography) Well, it’s a holiday but we just wanted to stop in and let you know we’re wishing everyone a very safe and relaxing Memorial Day!  Erica is hitting up the slopes in Tahoe (yes, it’s May 30) while I hit up the sales here in San Francisco. Get ready for news of an exciting development here at chalk + dot on Wednesday as …continue…

Cloth diapers revisited

Kissaluv diaper pictured above. We were hanging out on the aero bed that was filled up in Jackson’s room for Grandma and Grandpa’s visit from Seattle. Isn’t Maddie the sweetest dog? She loves her little boy. Following up on the cloth diapers post.  We’ve been using the new diapers for a couple of weeks now and I have to say that I’m loving the cloth diapers.  They are so much …continue…

If you’ve got it, flaunt it

Milk Jugs Tee from Zazzle I saw this round up of tee’s by the stir via Motherlove‘s facebook page [best nipple cream EVER!] and thought it was a great end to a bad boob day.  Yes I said boob.  If just the word boob makes you uncomfortable, stop reading. The first month or so of breastfeeding is hit or miss.  Literally.  If you haven’t breastfed, or been very [and I mean very] …continue…

Yeehaw! Cowgirl Baby Shower

On Saturday I helped decorate a baby shower for my friend, Tanisha.  She is only a few weeks away from her due date so it was great to be able to put on a nice event before she is thrown into mommyhood!  Although, she is a kindergarten teacher to 30+ kids . . . so I think she will handle one just fine. Our theme was cowgirl inspired, and, as …continue…

Mermaid Nursery Mood Board

Well, it’s moody Monday yet again! I’ve been dreaming nonstop of a vacation (I don’t have one planned, I just need one) so this week I was inspired by an ocean getaway. For this mental vacation, we have a stop under the sea for a modern mermaid inspired nursery. Here’s the breakdown: 1. Aqua Leaf Wallpaper by allen + roth from Lowe’s 2. Seahorse Mobile in Red by Flensted 3. …continue…

Making the switch to cloth diapers

I always thought I would be a cloth diapers kind of person mom but when Jackson arrived with all that had been going on (post on that here) the last thing on my mind was researching and investing in cloth diapers.  So we went the disposable route. Now that Jackson is five months and we’re in a better routine I decided to try out some cloth diapers options.  I really didn’t …continue…

Up, Up, and Away with Etsy

‘Up, Up, & Away!’ by chalkanddot Organic Airplane Appliq… StorkandMe $16.00 Super Fly – Eco Friendl… BrushAndMallet… $3.50 Lockheed “Vega&quo… tjneal $20.00 Huge 4 Engine Airplane … Vinyltastic $30.00 Airplane 12 TTV 8X8 peggyhodge $15.00 Vintage RETRO Original … TeamRuster $50.00 Summer Stamp Series: Pa… creatiate $3.00 Pan Am Travel Booties- … shepshaberdash… $11.00 Junior Science Book of … BookSeeDaisy $10.00 Large Reusable Snack Ba… PrettyandGreen $6.50 CLEARANCE SALE Vintage …continue…

Head Chefs

I don’t know about ALL children, but I certainly know that my niece Claire fancies herself a bit of a chef/baker.  These tools from Head Chefs seem fun and easy-to-use for those cute chubby (less-coordinated) hands.  There’s more to grip, and when they get bored they can pose their utensils.  The silicone utensils are bendable, dishwasher safe, and can stand on their own. I’ve never bought any of these, but …continue…

Christian Siriano does Maternity?

While doing some online shopping on nordstrom.com, I stumbled across the name Christian Siriano. For any project runway fans, you will recognize him as the winner of season 4 and the guy who constantly used the word fierce. Anyway, back to shopping. When I clicked on his name, I was quite surprised to see that the items that turned up were maternity wear! What a pleasant discovery to see that …continue…

Feeling Robotic?

(Robot Cotton Linen Blend Fabric from Fabric Bubble via Etsy) Well, it’s my friend Sara June’s birthday today, so in honor of her and her nephew I thought a post of all things robot would be perfect!  Sara and I used to have craft parties when she lived here in San Francisco, and she decided to embroider a robot at one point.  Since then robots always make me think of …continue…