{Guest Post} How Much Does a Baby Cost?

Katrina of The Holland Home, Inc. was kind enough to offer up a guest post while Brieanne is busy with her new little baby.  She’s a career girl who recently transitioned into a full-time stay-at-home mom, although she has a unique take on the event.  Instead of calling herself a stay-at-home mom, she and her husband are viewing it as her becoming President of the Holland Home, Inc.   Without …continue…

The Littlest Mammoth

(Polar Bear by Alice Potter) Apparently the Mammoth Collection recently (or not so recently?) became Mammoth & Company, and I received an email The Littlest Mammoth, a sub-collection of children-oriented prints.  Their newsletter advertising worked for me, because I found these prints absolutely adorable and decided I had to share.  Here are some of my favorites: (Llama by Elliot Beaumont) (Blowing Soap Bubbles by Karin Söderquist) These would make great …continue…

My Nursery Mood Board (so far)

Well, here I sit typing this post on my due date with no baby to speak of.  Not surprising, I know–babies definitely have their own schedules.  Anyway, I figured it was time to finally give an update on what our “nursery” (aka shared bedroom with baby) is shaping up to look like. The big items we have missing at the moment are a rug and a mobile.  Well, and the …continue…

{Gift Guide} For a 3 Year Old

Today’s gift guide is brought to us by my sister, Jennifer.  She is mom to Claire (3), Conor (1) and she is also currently pregnant with her 3rd, due in the beginning of January.  Here is what Jen has to say about her choices: In our house, space is significantly limited. In my dreams I am a minimalist and therefore find all the toys/trinkets/stuff kids acquire to be quite challenging for …continue…

Looking Back, Looking Forward

It’s been an amazing year for us at Chalk + Dot, and we hope you have enjoyed it as well! We’ve done a number of mood boards, product posts, personal posts, roundups, gift guides…it feels like a little bit of everything! We love comments and hearing from our readers, so please never hesitate to leave us a little note!  What are your favorite types of posts, and what would you …continue…

What’s in a Name?

We spent quite a bit of time coming up with a name for this little endeavor we now happily call chalk + dot.  We thought as part of our blog birthday week it would be fun to talk about how we came up with our name, and then share some names that didn’t quite make the cut (looking back, I still really like some of them!). So.  After brainstorming words …continue…

Happy 1st Birthday, Chalk + Dot!

(images of my niece courtesy of Edyta Szyszlo Photography) Happy Birthday to us!  We can’t believe it’s been a full year of mood boards, kids products, random ramblings and sharing with you, our lovely readers!  We are so thankful for your support over the past twelve months and look forward to many many more months to come.  Tomorrow we’ll have a little looking back/looking forward round-up for you but for …continue…

Our favorite Mood Boards

It’s our birthday tomorrow! We’ll be one! So in honor of this event we’re looking back on the year.  Today instead of a new mood board we’re reposting some of our favorites.  Enjoy! Brieanne’s favorite was the Not-So-Mellow Yellow: My favorite was the Eclectic Comfort Mood Board: And the people who really matter are our husbands, Mike and Brandon. They support us everyday and allow us to spend our evenings on …continue…

{Gift Guide} For the modern kid

This weeks gift guide is brought to you by Esther at Buy Modern Baby.  Buy Modern Baby is one of our favorite blogs to find what’s new in modern baby decor.  Also Buy Modern Baby was just selected by the editors at Parents as the Best Toys and Gear Blog. Many congrats to Esther!  As usual I’m loving her picks for this gift guide.  I’m putting a number of the …continue…

{Giveaway} Design your own pillow with Inmod.com

Last week we had an amazing giveaway with Darling Clementine. Today we have another awesome giveaway!  Our lucky winner will win one 18″ x 18″ pillow from Inmod.com.  And this is not any old pillow . . . you will have to opportunity to use their Design Studio to design your own pillow like the one we posted on yesterday. PRIZE: One 18″ x 18″ pillow with your custom design. TO ENTER: Three ways …continue…

Maternity Photos with Edyta!

(all images courtesy of Edyta Szyszlo Photography) Four years ago, Edyta photographed my wedding.  We quickly became friends through the wedding planning and have grown closer over time.  Normally she sends portrait business elsewhere, but as a friend and former bride she graciously agreed to take some photos to document my pregnancy, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! We started out in my apartment to get a couple “at home” …continue…

Design your own pillow

Here’s a nice way to get a custom color combo without shelling out a custom price.  Inmod.com offers an online design studio where you can select from a ton of designs, select your size, select the type of fabric, and then your colors.  If you have a specific color palette you’re going for this is a great way to get the accent pillows and bedding perfect.  Maybe they will have …continue…