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little things : orin’s space

little things : orin's space | photography by Alyson Brown for @unrulythings

when I was 17 months pregnant with Orin, I began sleeping in our guest room. once the bump started getting bigger, I was just plain uncomfortable sharing the queen sized bed with Levi. I was using three or four pillows for support and that just didn’t work. plus, we knew this would be the baby’s space once he arrived and I already planned on spending his first few months by his side.

I had many visions of how this space would come together. since this is a shared space, we didn’t want too many baby focused things but rather a simple coordinated look. ultimately the styling revolved around a beautiful vintage kantha blanket I found and it went from there. I just love how bright this space is! indigo blue is one of my very favorite colors and I had fun collecting things to go in the room.

little things : orin's space | photography by Alyson Brown for @unrulythings little things : orin's space | photography by Alyson Brown for @unrulythings little things : orin's space | photography by Alyson Brown for @unrulythings

Orin will eventually sleep in his crib but for now he’s sleeping in the moses basket, which was first Wolf’s! {side note – for those of you with more than one kiddo, how fun is it to see hand-me-downs used by your second child?} when he’s ready for his crib, we’ll probably move a twin sized bed into this tiny room so that it’s not jam packed. I hunted and hunted for a simple mobile but didn’t find anything that I liked, or could afford, so I decided to make my own inspired by one I’d found on Pinterest. it was super easy to make and lots of fun to put together. Wolf even helped!

we picked out the Babyletto changing table from Diapers.com since it converts to a dresser once you no longer need the changing portion. the natural wood works so well with the moses basket and I love it’s semi mid-century look. I can see it being in Orin’s room for awhile! the Serena & Lily flokati rug is also from Diapers.com. it’s super soft and cozy and just perfect for playtime.

little things : orin's space | photography by Alyson Brown for @unrulythings little things : orin's space | photography by Alyson Brown for @unrulythings

now that the weather is getting cooler, we’ve been spending a lot of time snuggling in warm knits and under cozy blankets. I got this amazing ace & jig duster from the folks at Accompany. it’s simply perfect for lazy mornings.

little things : orin's space | photography by Alyson Brown for @unrulythings

I’m super happy with how this space turned out and I hope you enjoyed me sharing a few photos. below you’ll find a resource list if you’re curious where everything came from.

RESOURCES
Babyletto Lolly dresser changing table – Diapers.com
Serena & Lily flokati rug – Diapers.com
vintage kantha blanket – Auntie Oti
moses basket and rocker
San Sebastian Guatemalan inspired pillow – Archive New York
indigo hmong pillows – Imprints & Indigo
ace & jig pillow shams – made by me
vintage kantha pillow cases – eBay
Oaxaca baskets {similar} – Territory Home
hanging pendant lamp – World Market
mobile – made by me
ace & jig royal duster – Accompany
Orin’s knit romper – Egg Baby {hand-me-down from Wolf – similar}

{images by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things. this post is in partnership with Diapers.com. we were compensated product from Diapers.com in exchange for a post but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. thank you to companies like Diapers.com for keeping this little blog alive.}

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winter idea : family movie night in

family movie night in : curated for Accompany by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

last week we were hit hard with around 10 inches of snow. enough for cabin fever to set in. this week with warmer temps, the roads are crazy icy, leaving us home most nights. which is fine by me! one of my favorite things to do in the winter is to snuggle up on the couch with a blanket, glass of wine and a good movie. it’s even more fun as a whole family. here’s a few things to make the best movie night ever.

one : an alpaca throw to snuggle under / two : olive wood nesting bowls for snacking / three : wine glasses and a nice bottle of wine for mom and dad / four : a cozy bear for the kiddos / five : wool booties for baby / six : wool booties for you / seven : a big pillow for lounging on the floor / eight : hot cocoa for the kiddos from a fun mug

and of course, a good movie or two.

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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

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

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.} 

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curated for : accompany

curated for : accompany | unruly things

one of my most recent favorite shop finds is Accompany – a rad online boutique with focus on stylish apparel and ethically minded production. each item in the shop has a story – whether it be Artisan Made, Fair Trade or Philanthropic – making Accompany truly a one-of-a-kind boutique. the shop is beautifully curated with lots of goods to wishlist and drool over. above is just a sample of my shop favorites. hop over to Accompany to see the shop in it’s entirety.

just recently, Accompany was highlighted in People’s Style Watch as a great stop for Ethical Fashion. pretty exciting, right? you can read the entire article here.

bonus – Accompany is having a Labor Day sale! everything in the sale section is an additional 15% off Friday August 29 through Monday September 1. enter coupon code LABORDAY at checkout. there’s some really great stuff in their sale section – check it out and stock up your shopping cart for Friday’s sale.

{one : ace & jig revel dress / two : mar y sol mika hat / three : antik batik moon bracelet / four : faire collection ellington bangle / five : raven & lily gold leaf earrings / six : canvas oslo salad servers / seven : dsenyo little friends zebra / eight : mar y sol sisal basket tote / nine : inigo elizalde buedia pillow / ten : jadetribe navia throw

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Guatemalan inspired textiles from Archive New York

Vintage Guatemalan Inspired Textiles + Pillows from Archive New York | Unruly Things

I just adore these pillows from Archive New York, created by textile designer Amira Marion. she recently launched two beautiful collections : a digital collection in which she prints replications of vintage fabric fragments on to silk and a woven collection in which she worked with non-profit Maya Traditions and local Guatemalan weavers to recreate some traditional woven textiles. swoon, right?! see both collections here.

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{images from Archive New York}