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seventh generation : au naturel

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

when you think about the products that you’re putting on your little babe, you want nothing but the best, right? organic and natural but most importantly, toxin free. best put – au naturel.

even though Wolf is now potty trained and only wearing diapers at night, we choose to diaper him in Seventh Generation diapers because for one, they not only worked the best with his sensitive skin but we felt better knowing that they are free of fragrances, petroleum-based lotions, chlorine processing and bleach.

Seventh Generation put together an amazing little video called Au Naturel promoting their diapers and it’s way cute – check it out here.

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

as you know, I’ve partnered with Seventh Generation to help spread the word about their Toxic Freedom Fighter Campaign. the Toxin Freedom Fighters Campaign is collecting signatures, with a goal of reaching 100,000, and delivering them to Congress on April 30, 2014. and they’re ALMOST THERE! the signatures will strengthen the movement behind chemical reform and will encourage that decision-makers change the necessary laws.

thanks to those of you who have already signed and supported Seventh Generation’s fight for safer chemicals. if you haven’t signed the petition, have a look at the campaign here. there’s only about 3000 signatures left until they reach their goal.

{images courtesy of 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.} 

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little things : the second registry

Unruly Things | Wolf : picture by Leah Verwey for Alyson Brown

did you put together a registry for your second child? most times you create a baby registry the first time around so that your friends and family can help you out by purchasing the things you need for your new bundle of joy. but the second time around, since most likely you’ve got most of what you need already, I’ve always wondered about the social awkwardness of a second registry. (more…)

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little things : here comes number two!!

Unruly Things | here comes #2!

get ready world – this kid is going to be a big brother!! I’m due mid-September with our second child and could not be more thrilled. I posted this pic on Instagram over the weekend and I know many of you already guessed it. it’s difficult to hide when you’ve got babies on the brain. plus I’ve popped so much sooner with baby #2 than with Wolf so I’ll share a bump pic soon. as I enter my second trimester, I’m feeling much more alive and I’ve finally gotten my energy back. to be perfectly honest, so far this pregnancy has been even easier than the first {which was pretty easy in itself!} Wolf is pretty excited, for as much as we think he really understands. he’s convinced he’s going to get a baby sister and tries to peek down my shirt to find her. me, I think it’s a little boy. we’ll find out for sure late April.

I’ve got a few exciting kiddo related partnerships coming up this year and I can’t wait to share more with you next week.

this is looking to be a wonderful year, friends!

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little things : pinning with Diapers.com

unruly things | little things : photo of The Brown Family by Leah Verwey

I’ve partnered with Diapers.com for a month long Pinterest campaign in which I’ll be sharing my favorite necessities for the littlest member of your family. from adorable onesies and tiny wooden toys to nursery decor and baby gear, there will sure be lots of wonderful things for you to discover. follow along if you’d like!

these photos are from our early days with Wolf. he was so small! hard to believe he’ll be three in just a few short months.

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{photos for Alyson Brown by Leah Verwey}

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little things : ergobaby swaddler

the Swaddler - Unruly Things for Ergobaby - photography by Alyson Brown

I absolutely love swaddling babies.  they’re so snug and comfy and warm!  with Wolf, we diligently swaddled him until he was *ahem* probably a bit too big to still be swaddled.  but he loved the comfort and security of the swaddle around him.  plus, it doubled as a blanket over the winter.  I loved how cozy he seemed and how quickly it would help him fall asleep.

about a month ago, Ergobaby released an exciting, new product – you guessed it, a swaddle!  I was really excited to hear about it, so Ergobaby sent me one of their swaddles to test out and photograph.  since I don’t have a tiny swaddle-able baby anymore, I asked my friend Ashley and her adorable little lady Ariana to model for me and provide a little review.

from Ashley… “I recently tried the Ergo swaddle and found my daughter would sleep much longer and harder during nap time. I could also get her to fall asleep much faster without her constantly being disrupted by her body flailing around & jumping at every little sound. She seems to feel more secure when sleeping with the Ergo.”

the swaddle was super easy to use and snug without miles and miles of fabric.  I can’t wait to get one once we’ve got another little baby to swaddle.  to test one out yourself, hop over to Ergobaby’s site to check them out and read more.

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{photo by Alyson Brown from Ergobaby.  thanks to Ergobaby for graciously gifting this swaddle to little Ariana!}

 

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little things : Ergobaby – Love Carries On

Ergobaby #LoveCarriesOn - photo by Alyson Brown, Unruly Things

Ergobaby invited me to participate in their Love Carries On campaign with some photography for their site.  I jumped at the opportunity because #1 – I LOVE Ergo and #2 – it gave me the chance to get out there and use my camera for something other than photographing Wolf.  I asked my friends Lindsay and John and their adorable kiddo, Oscar, to model for me.  we spent the morning leisurely walking through Drake Park and Downtown Bend.

here are a few favorites from the shoot.

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you can see a few of my pics, along with pics from other incredible photographers, up on the Ergobaby website in a collage that they created for the site background.  stay tuned for additional pics from my second shoot and more details about the #LoveCarriesOn campaign.