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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.} 


gift guide : deck your halls or gifts for your holiday host

unruly things  |  gift guide : deck the halls

hooray for the 2013 gift guides!!!  this year we’re hosting Christmas in our house and I could not be more thrilled.  we’ve invited anyone in our family who can to spend Christmas with us.  in years past, I’ve never felt like I should really decorate a ton since we weren’t going to be here to enjoy it but this year I’m stoked to totally deck the halls.

when do you decorate for Christmas?  do you start before Thanksgiving?  wait until the turkey is finished?  or put it off until the last minute?  we’ll start decorating next week, as soon as we’re back in town from Thanksgiving in Idaho.

one : fresh garland to hang over the mantle or entry way / two : tiny globe ornaments to decorate the tree / three : a set of doggies to join your animal ornaments / four : snow dusted pinecones / five : rosy red felt garland for the tree / six : led tea lights so your toddler won’t burn himself with real candles / seven : a cozy merino throw to snuggle up with / eight : the prettiest wreath for your door / nine : a lantern to add to your camp-inspired holiday decor / ten : tiny vintage Christmas houses, all lined up in a row / eleven : Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer because you just can’t live without him / twelve : The Scrawny Little Tree to add to your holiday books / thirteen : The Night Before Christmas, for starting new traditions / fourteen : gold ribbon for tying up packages / fifteen : golden deer to prance around your dining table / sixteen : globe lights to string outside / seventeen : a gingerbread man stocking for the littlest in your family / eighteen : and another stocking just for kicks

stay tuned for more from the 2013 gift guide next week!  see the 2012 gift guide right here.

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}




home progress : that rug

unruly things  |  home progress : area rug

last week I posted about some of our simple living solutions, some that we’re currently doing and some that we’re hoping to carry on in our quest for a new home.  until we find that perfect home, we’re trying to work with the space we’ve got.  after the holidays we’re planning on really diving into some of those simple living room updates that I posted about.  but to start with, we just got this incredible area rug and it’s amazing how much it brightens up the space.  isn’t it the most perfect area rug for a little play area?  I can’t decide if we’ll leave it out or wait until we’re settled in a new home, but I have to say, I’m liking the vibe in here now!  so cheerful.

unruly things  |  home progress : area rug

{photos by Alyson Brown.  area rug c/o Medallion Rugs.  if you haven’t been to their site, it’s a must – their selection is impeccable.}


home progress : living solutions

living room updates

a month or so ago I shared with you some ideas that I’d been pinning as inspiration for buying a home.  since then we’ve put in an offer and it fell through.  someone told me that the #1 rule in buying a house was to not get attached, but naturally I did.  but we moved on and have still been looking for the perfect home.

while we’ve been on the hunt, one important thing for me is a natural place for Wolf to play.  currently, we share the living room space with all of his toys and it works for now, but it definitely needs some improving.  we’re hoping to find a house with a dedicated play room, but in the event that we don’t, I’ve been looking for great storage solutions, area rugs and ways to partition off a little space just for his toys.

even though we share the space, our current living area is big enough for lots of play and for living.  our rental has carpet so we don’t really need a rug but an area rug would be great to spruce up the room – especially given our current case of dull boring carpet.  one thing we need is a great storage solution and I’ve been looking into storage benches.  we’ve got a few of these bolga baskets – which are fantastic!  and I’ve been looking into bookshelves for little books and our books too.

do you have any great storage solutions for a shared living space with kids?  I’d love to hear it.

one : leather couch from room & board / two : floor lamp from school house electric / three : pouf from crate and barrel / four : storage bench from ikea / five : rocking chair from dwr / six : kilim pillow / seven : bolga basket / eight : area rug from medallion / nine : bookcase from crate & barrel / ten : fiddle leaf fig


curated for : uncommongoods

unruly things  //  curated for : uncommongoods

this year, we’re planning to spend Christmas at home – for the first time since Levi and I have been together!  I’m so excited.  we’ll get a big tree and host a big group at our home.  I created a little board of inspiration centered on dining and entertaining goodies from UncommonGoods to get me in a festive mood.  there’s so much goodness from UncommonGoods from barware to dinner plates to games and jewelry.  how fun are these pieces!?  wouldn’t you love to include them alongside your own holiday entertaining?  bonus – everything I picked is pretty generic so you could use them year-round!

one : birch dishware for making your tasty food look even prettier / two : diana camera for capturing every moment / three : granite cheese board for pre-dinner snacking / four : beer tasting flight for comparing / five : salt & pepper shakers / six : wood & ceramic tumblers for sipping in style / seven : stoneware growler to bring along your favorite hometown beer / eight : state apron to represent home / nine : a new deck of cards so you can play endless rounds of progressive rummy / ten : a cool car plate so the kids want no chance of skipping out on dinner

and psst… there’s a lovely little collection of holiday gifts for that lucky lady in your life.  check them out here!