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say hello to Orin Otto

say hello to Orin Otto : photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

this handsome little fellow entered our lives in the wee hours of the morning on September 22 after a speedy labor. {more on that soon!} he weighed in at 8lbs even and measured 21 inches long. we’re so in love with this new guy, especially his big brother. Wolf has settled right into the role of big bro seamlessly and gives Orin a million hugs and kisses every day.

new adventures ahead! in the mean time – we’re snuggling Orin and taking in every second.

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little things : a wee wishlist

little things : a wee wishlist | unruly things

we’re still playing the “wait for baby” game over here. tomorrow he’ll be a week late! Wolf was ten days late so I can’t say I’m surprised. while I wait, I’ve been putting together little wishlists for him. here’s a few things I’ve recently loved.

one : maileg rattles / two : christopher fischer pirate sweater / three : nature baby knotted beanie / four : striped bib / five : cotton on track pants / six : converse fur lined crib shoes / seven : manny & simon taxi / eight : maileg kitty / nine : land of nod wee workout gym / ten : hanna andersson first socks / eleven : trousselier black crocodile rattle

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mama things : leader bag co.

mama things : leader bag co. | unruly things

during my pregnancy with Wolf, I hunted high and low for a stylish diaper bag that I’d feel happy carrying. I never did find one that was specifically a diaper bag and ended up using a simple backpack that worked out just fine, but it was definitely missing that diaper bag element.

enter Leader Bag Co., founded by three sisters-in-law who all had baby boys within the same year. a few months back, I met with one of Leader Bag Co.’s founding mamas, Meghan Nesher, for a sneak preview of their new US-made bag – the Julien Backpack. I was literally drooling over every single detail. they’ve seriously thought of everything when it comes to creating a diaper bag that’s not only stylish, but über functional with all the necessary bells and whistles. it’s hand-crafted of water repellent 14oz duck canvas paired with vegetable tanned leather and a wipe clean nylon interior. each backpack comes with a matching leather change pouch and padded change mat, plus it’s got plenty of pockets and interior space to keep all the stuff you need for baby {or toddler} packed tight.

just perfect, right? the Julien Backpack is now available in limited quantity on their site. I dare you to take a peek and tell me you’re not in love.

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{images courtesy of Leader Bag Co. | life style images by Dan McMahon | product images by Leah Verwey}

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show me your stack : teresa allaire

show me your stack : Teresa Allaire | unruly things

it’s been awhile, right? I’ve missed sharing stack photos. today’s lovely stack comes from a long time reader of Unruly Things, Teresa Allaire. it’s fun to hear from readers for this series, don’t you think? here’s what Teresa has to say about her stack…

The gold, rose gold and silver knuckle rings on my pinkie and middle fingers are from Hilla Lande from HL Collection in Tel Aviv. I love how versatile they are, they match everything I wear and compliment each other perfectly.

The black onyx ring is from a tiny native trading post near Lake Quinalt on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, it changes color in the sun.

The gold filigree V shaped ring on my index finger was my mothers, a present sent from my great uncle in Italy on the day she got married.

The three wavy rose gold knuckle rings on my index finger (and one on my middle) are from a Christmas market in Devon, England.

My thumb ring is a hammered, hand stamped silver band from Cinnamon Sticks. It says ‘when words fail, music speaks) and it was a gift from a dear friend when I started getting involved in the music industry.

The turquoise ring on my index finger of the other hand is from an indian market in New Mexico. I had the perfect turquoise ring in my mind for years and after a full day of looking for it during my first trip to the southwest, I found this one in a tiny stall presided over by the biggest native man I’d ever seen. He gave me 30% off because I was so happy to find it and shrieked when I saw it. It’s a very green-aqua turquoise, which comes from a very specific part of New Mexico and this particular deposit is only mined by one tribe.

The thin gold band on my middle finger is part of a set of 3 delicate gold hammered bands from Donna at Blue Crab Bay that my boyfriend bought me our first Christmas together. The other two are on my ring finger next door.

And finally, on my ring finger is my grandmother’s and great grandmother’s wedding bands, sandwiching the aforementioned thin bands from Blue Crab Bay. I recently discovered a small inscription on the inside of my great grandmother’s band, the tiniest print engraving that says ‘Forget Me Not’.

beautiful, right? I just love that onyx ring. thanks Teresa!!

do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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little things : scout bedding

little things : scout bedding | unruly things

over the summer we got Wolf a twin sized bed and since then he’s progressed from sleeping with just his blankies to sleeping with a sheet. now that the temps are dropping during the night, it’s getting chillier in his room. and he needs a proper bed cover. for what feels like weeks I’ve been on the hunt for cute “mom-approved” bedding for him. these quilts and duvet covers from Scout are nice. subtle, yet fun.

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currently coveting : pops of color from Parachute Home

currently coveting : pops of color from Parachute Home

up until recently, I’ve been a little timid about color. my closet was a sea of grey and black and our home decor was simple and void of too much brightness. but slowly I’ve been learning that a pop of color is a great way to brighten up boring neutrals. lucky for me, Parachute’s newest collection of pillows are designed to go perfectly with standby neutrals.

Parachute has partnered with online retailer Avosetta Home to include three limited-edition patterned throw pillows. available in three different patterns including Linen Tie-Dye Citrine, Linen Ombre Midnight and Linen Agate Khaki. the collection just launched today – check it out!

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what we’re loving : hand wash from Seventh Generation

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summer time with a 3 year old boy can only be described in one word – MESSY. ok two words – messy and FUN! Wolf spends every afternoon playing outside, whether he’s digging in his sand pit, watering anything and everything with the hose or his new latest favorite activity – plucking weeds out of the flower bed, resulting in dirty, dirty hands. thankfully he’s pretty good about coming inside and washing up.

we’ve been enjoying this brand new natural hand wash from Seventh Generation. it comes in three fresh scents, works great and leaves hands feeling soft. plus, its hypoallergenic, plant-based formula is made with no dyes or other icky stuff. so I feel better knowing that each hand washing is not only fun, but safe! keep an eye out for it in retail stores soon.

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{images by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things & Seventh Generation. this post is in partnership with Seventh Generation but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. thank you to companies like Seventh Generation for not only making the world a better place, but for keeping this little blog alive.}