I am literally going bananas over bananas! This yellow tropical fruit is adding a bit of whimsy and fun this summer season on everything from apparel, accessories and shoes to decor (Warhol’s iconic banana print is even on a bugaboo bee fabric set!). Who doesn’t love this yummy fruit? Soon your babiekins will be asking for bananas for breakfast, bananas for lunch, bananas any time of the day! Go ahead, let them go ape!
It’s almost summer time (eek!) and I’m looking forward to sprinkler dates, sand, and fun in the sun. It looks like many of my favorite children’s brands are feeling summer time fine as well because everywhere I turn I’m seeing the most beautiful, tropical prints. My baby girl on the way is already set for summer and I can’t wait to see my sweet baby rocking these precious onesies (and those moccs – yes, please!). I also have my eyes on this Soft Baby blanket because you can never have enough palm trees!
Images // Nicole Gonzalez
The weather can be a bit confusing during those first few weeks of Fall. Warm sunny mornings that quickly transition into cooler afternoons. I always carry a sweater for Lucas and well, I think little cardigans are just about the cutest thing ever! This cardigan from Eden & Zoe is a staple in Lucas’s closet. The soft cashmere means Lucas is comfortable and it transitions for different occasions perfectly. Paired with knee highs and moccs, and you have one adorable Fall outfit! Babiekins readers can receive an exclusive discount of 25% the entire Eden & Zoe shop with the code: LOVE25
The weekend is here and we’re ready to take our style out on the streets. Full skirts and print tops are in order for this long weekend, comfy moccasins, and if we’re lucky, bathing suits!
When I found out we were having a girl last year I immediately started thinking about her little room. She is almost 9 months now and I think I am finally happy with the result. I kept changing things around and adding pieces here and there. It is one of my favourite rooms of the house.
Wordbanner // Omm Design.
Prints // Zilverblauw. Dotty doll // Studio Escargot. Cat ear doll // Naked Lunge. Black lettre dress // NUNUNU. Grey dress // GOLD Belgium. Hat // H&M. Shoes // Nike – Freshly Picked – Zara. Dresser // Vintage. Stickers on dresser // Mimi’Lou.
I am thrilled to share Susan Petersen’s hip moccasin company, Freshly Picked, as our featured workspace of the day! If you aren’t familiar with the fashionable children’s moccasins I highly recommend you check them out. My Jessica owns two pairs and they rarely leave her feet. Each pair of moccasins, no matter who they are being made for, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet that will eventually fill them.
We asked owner, Susan Petersen, a few questions and here’s what she had to say.
Do you feel that your workspace is reflective of your personality?
Yes! I feel like we are trying to have an open space where everyone will feel welcome. We love for little visitors to pop over and say, ‘Hi!’
Your business has turned into quite a success! How do you balance work and motherhood?
Thank you! This year has been a whirlwind. The secret to work-life-balance is that the whole concept is a myth. The truth of the matter is that I don’t balance it. Sometimes I go to bed and the house is a mess or sometimes you leave the office feeling like you haven’t accomplished much. For me it comes down to choices and what I say yes to. I try really hard to not commit myself beyond the responsibilities that I have. I hope that people don’t look at my life and think, how does she do it all? I would never want anyone to feel inadequate, I don’t do it all! I have lots and lots of help and the path that I’ve chosen isn’t for everyone. It does, however, work for us.
Each season you are turning to new colors and tones for your moccasins, what inspires your designs?
This season we tried to go for deep rich colors, I was really inspired by the changing seasons. I’m getting really excited about the colors/styles we are cooking up for spring! I don’t want to give too much away but we are really going to turn it up!
When you were a child what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?
I wanted to be a business owner! People often ask me if I ever imagined being here and my answer is always, yes! I’m doing exactly what I wanted to do!
Susan, thank you for sharing your creative workspace and a little insight into what makes Freshly Picked such a unique company!
Liz // Yellow Finch