Monthly Archives: October 2011


right this second…

me wolf

I’m raising a glass and toasting because:
tomorrow marks 5 years since I started writing Unruly Things.  FIVE YEARS!!!

when I look back, I think of how much I’ve grown with you:
I met the man of my dreams.
I moved across the country.
I made lots of really great friends.
I got creative.
I got engaged.
I got married.
I had a baby.
and all along, I shared it with you.

when I first decided to start this blog, I don’t think I ever would have imagined that I’d be blogging for as long as I have.  I never imagined that I’d be putting together daily posts for such a dedicated audience and I surely never imagined that I’d be sharing so much about my life to you – my friends, family and people I don’t even know.  blogging is pretty surreal if you think about it.  I’m so humbled at what Unruly Things has become – sometimes I pinch myself to make sure it’s real.

so thank you for reading.  thank you for continuing to help Unruly Things grow into what it’s become.  I’ve got lots of new things in store, some reworking of the format plus a brand new design.  cheers to 5 years!!!

{photo of me and Wolf from the pumpkin patch last weekend by dlb. my shirt is from Snoozer Loser – it’s so fantastic!}

and a special thanks to you my love.  you were the inspiration behind Unruly Things and without you, it wouldn’t be what it is today.  hearts.


sponsor – balue & co

balue jewelry

Balue & Co is a collection of handmade jewelry by Lauren Wallace of Seattle, Washington.  I love that Lauren incorporates both delicate and subtle designs for everyday wear.  each piece is beautiful worn alone, or paired with another.  I especially like the tiny hammered Emerson necklace.  stop by Balue for some pretty jewels and be sure to check out the blog, too.  welcome Balue!


would you like to be an Unruly Things sponsor?  if you’re looking for a place to promote your shop, small business or blog this fall or the upcoming holiday season, contact us and we’ll send you a media kit with our advertising specs! there are a few spots left in various sizes.


thief & bandit kids

thief and bandit kids

I’m breaking my own rule by posting adorable kids stuff on UT, but this one is just too good.  I’m sure you’re all familiar with the incredible bold prints from Thief & Bandit, but did you know that they just opened a kids only shop?  Amie Cunningham, the designer behind Thief & Bandit, also has a son named Wolf!  Wolfgang is 19 months old and skateboards – how cool is that!?  not only is he the inspiration for her prints but she’s even going to add custom skate decks to her shop soon.

to celebrate their new shop opening, T&B are offering Unruly Things readers a special 30% discount off anything in the kids shop.  just enter coupon code UNRULY2011 at checkout anytime between now and next Monday, October 31.  I think Wolf needs some snakeskin print leggings, I mean come on – too cute!!    thanks so much Amie!