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I have a real crush on this shop. I didn't just find out about this duo either, I've
known of this father daughter team for quite a while, not sure why it took me this long
to post them. The shop is almost always sold out, good for them, and stocked with the
finest array of handmade spoons, pedestals and rolling pins. I can honestly say that I
would clear my kitchen of cooking utensils to have just a handful of these fine
The blog is worthwhile too.

guest post, Seventy Tree


I'm happy to have Kerry here posting from The Seventy Tree. She's keeps an inspiring
blog and is one of the sweetest out there!She has has a fantastic shop too,
I bought this postcard and it came with an adorable pin, which Israel wears on his scarf!

Hello everyone! It is so nice to be here. Thank you very much Jennifer for inviting me along to guest post on your lovely blog...which is very exciting for me, seeing as I have followed you for so long!

My post for you all today includes a real mixture! Random bits and pieces that I have been gathering and am very much liking at the moment. I hope you do too!
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First up is this very cool space. I'm a big fan of warm wood, mid-century furniture and white walls, teamed with brightly coloured accessories, so this is pretty perfect (in my opinion). Via
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Secondly, I've chosen one of my Etsy finds, a very sweet polaroid camera necklace by That Kate. Definitely going on my Christmas list. I love it!
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Next up are these amazing lampshades by Londoner Sarah Newman, whose company DesignBark exhibited recently at Tent London (a superb exhibition that was part of London Design Week). My little family went along, so I got to see these in the flesh....and I have to say, they were beautiful. I'm a big three-sided-shape fan, so I really want one...but which colour??
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Finally, I have chosen two Folksy finds, 'Monty The Sleepy Fox,' a gorgeous lambswool knit by Sara Carr. He is so daughter would love him, but she'd have to share him with her mummy too! And to finish off and to say thank you for having me, I have chosen this very appropriate 'Thanks, Merci, Tusen, Takk, Grazie etc" screen print by talented design-duo, All Cats Are Grey.
Thanks again Jennifer for having me. I've had lots of fun putting this together. I hope you all have lovely days x

Thank you Kerry!



I'm now thinking that I'd love a little cobalt blue in our room, but what? Maybe
I can find a frame or something. Why is this so hard? I feel stuck. Well, I also
have a tight budget so it can't be anything costly.
I have been taking in all of your suggestions, by the way, and weighing them
carefully. Thanks for all of your comments! I will keep you updated.



Some of the best wearable patterns, and I love the photograph printed dresses
by Zero+Maria Cornejo.


t shelf


t shelf
t shelf
This brilliant birch, steel cable and zip tie furniture can be folded flat or
easily expands to fit your needs. I love how perfectly plants, books and little
accessories fit so easily. Such a great way to maximize space and be adaptable.

Hazel and Hunter giveaway!

Hazel and Hunter giveaway!
One lucky person is going to win this great, organic pillow cover from Hazel and
. The sweet Julie sent one of these to me recently, I'll post pictures later,
and I have to say that it is incredibly soft and has this subtle sateen finish to
it. Please visit the shop and comment below about your favorite piece. Open to
international readers and ends next Wed night at midnight.

Good luck!



Some really amazing pieces that are welcome to find their way to my closet any time!

in the city


We went into the city this morning, had breakfast and did some walking. Somehow
the air and the light downtown feels so much better, the trees are prettier too.
For those of you who have never been to Boise, it's a nice place, well we like it
Israel loves to point at everything, he found a fascinating dog and was showing his

early gifts


It just works out that all three of our birthdays are crammed into this time of
year, right before the holidays. We just finished up Israel's birthday, Friday
is Jeremiah's birthday and two weeks after is mine.
I've been surprising him all week with sporadic gifting and today's looked something
like this. He's an illustrator and is always creating his own fonts so the Speedball
book is perfect for him. He was in need of a new alarm clock and since we're both fans
of Dieter Rams, I found this perfect little Braun clock for him. The Kaj Bojesen-ish
wooden duck is actually more for me but we can both appreciate it.

random weekendness


Israel and I visited my favorite bakery today to pick up some Japanese pastries.
The one on the left is filled with ham and cheese and the second is a sweet coconut
roll. Israel ate a small cheese bread all by himself, he loves bread and since we're
still waiting for his teeth to show up, it's something he can eat all by himself.

The weather finally feels like Fall, thank goodness! I love the smell of Fall, and
just about everything that comes with it. Israel was able to wear a scarf for the
first time Friday, I had it made for him while I was still pregnant. He's also happy
to be wearing some skinny black cords and suede slippers. I love that boy!
I photoboothed myself to give you an idea of what I look like right this minute.
I almost never include photos of myself on the blog, something I plan on maintaining
for quite some time because I hate the way I look in pictures and only about twice
in my life have I liked a photo someone has taken of me.
Still, I thought it might be time to break the anonymity for just a day to talk
about my hair. It's getting pretty long and while I like the idea of long hair,
it's high maintenance. Most days it sits as a bun on top of my head, my husband's
least favorite look. You can see it's naturally wavy, so straightening it is a
major project and one that Israel doesn't like waiting around for. Should I cut it?
I've been pondering the idea for a while but the last time I chopped it off I ended
up hating it a month later. Not sure what to do...

Want to see a more interesting hair story? Check out Sandra's new do!



I am more than ready for Fall dressing, am I the only one? The warm days seem to be
lingering here and I've overheard several people sharing their gratefulness for the
extended Summer, what?! Enough, I say. Here's a little something to get you in the
mood for my favorite season and all of the great colors and fabrics it brings!


almost walking


Israel is standing as much as he can. It's funny how babies reach this age where
sitting just isn't enough any more. It's also funny what they'll use to prop
themselves up with. We received a large envelope in the mail and Israel tried
to use it to stand up with!? Silly baby. I hope he doesn't walk too soon, I'm just
not ready for that madness but I guess it's totally up to him.
He's still irresistibly cute, walking or not!


The new brick and mortar store for Toast. Looks very English to me, although I've never
been so how would I know? Either way, I'd love to see it in person!

Finnish Design Shop


A few things I'd love to order for the house, the stacked shelf module is one of
my favorites by far, the ability to configure the boxes into any shape or order
is ideal. This would be great for Israel and something I know he could grow with.
All from here.

food story

Sometimes I find myself coming home from the store with foods in the same color
family. I guess this day I was on some sort of orange or yellow kick. I found this
great white squash, peppered cheddar, red pears and some cheese snacks for the babe,
of course. I am so happy to see some Fall colors in the house for a change.
My little food styling didn't last long and within seconds Israel saw what I was up
to and helped himself to a squishy pear. Right after the last photo I had to remove
his hand from inside the pear, he had completely smashed it between all of his
fingers. This wasn't my original intent for purchasing the pear, mine involved
eating it, but it seems Israel had other plans for it!

baby Zara


Zara, please open a webshop in the US, you could single-handedly outfit my
whole family!


Oh boy, I want this! I think it would be perfect to put at the foot of our bed
but it's far out of my price range. Does give me a good idea of how to reuse
a dhurrie or Kilim rug though.

black, white, grey


A little black, white, grey inspiration for you from here.

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