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gift guide : last minute gifts under $100 + 20% off

2014 Unruly Things Gift Guide : last minute gifts under $100 from Accompany

can you believe there’s only 5 sleeps until Christmas!? I sure can’t. if there’s one thing I dislike about the holidays it’s how quickly they fly by. I’m just about finished with my gift shopping, but I’m always on the hunt for other little things to wrap up and stick under the tree. Accompany has a wonderful collection of gifts under $100. have a look! plus save 20% OFF orders over $75 with code UNRULY20.

gifts for her | gifts for him | gifts for the kiddos | gifts for the home | all gifts under $100

more from the 2014 gift guide.
see our additional gift guides: 2013 and 2012.

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

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gift guide : something for the kiddos

2014 Unruly Things Gift Guide : something for the kiddos

this year we have TWO kiddos to shop for. Orin will just be getting a few necessities and fun goodies but he doesn’t really need much. Wolf however has made it very clear what he wants for Christmas: a tow truck, a bike basket and a punch buggy. here’s a few things that have made our boys’ lists and would be great for any kiddos.

one : a warm body suit to keep the littlest ones warm / two : a ball pounder to keep the babies busy / three : a set of magnetic tow trucks for imaginative play / four : a fun letter game to encourage spelling / five : a colorful beanie / six : a soccer ball with a sweet bell inside / seven : a warm hoodie for the big kid / eight : a snuggly critter / nine : go to sleep little farm / ten : a colorful stacker / eleven : a sweet new ride / twelve : once upon an alphabet / thirteen : a bike basket for collecting leaves, flowers and other things along the ride

more from the 2014 gift guide tomorrow!
see our additional gift guides: 2013 and 2012.

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

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little things : orin’s space

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

when I was 17 weeks 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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little things : one of our favorite books

little things : telephone, by Mac Barnett | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

every night we read stories to Wolf. he gets to pick out 4. Wolf has a TON of stories but there’s a few that ALWAYS make the cut – no matter what. it seems like we read those over and over so it helps when it’s one that both kiddo and parent enjoy. Telephone is one of them. it’s an adorable story by Mac Barnett with a little twist on the classic game of telephone, except this time Peter the Pigeon’s Mother wants him to come home for dinner. the message gets sent down a telephone wire by a silly group of birds. I like to read each bird’s character in a different voice and it cracks Wolf up every time. if you get a chance to check out Telephone and other books by Mac, you won’t be disappointed. Mac’s stories are fantastic. we’re also digging his latest – Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.

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little things : hanna andersson

little things : hanna andersson | photos by Alyson Brown in collaboration with Hanna Andersson and Unruly Things

if there’s one thing I LOVE about dressing boys, it’s dressing them in stripes. and now that I have two boys, matching stripes is even cuter. we’ve always been big fans of the clothing from Hanna Andersson – a Portland-based children’s company with Swedish roots. we especially love the pjs. they’re super soft, come in perfect colors and they’re 100% pure organic cotton. so when they offered to send us some matching pjs for Orin and Wolf, naturally I couldn’t have been more thrilled and had a lot of fun snapping photos of these two sweet boys.

if you haven’t heard of Hanna Andersson, check out their site as well as on Facebook and Instagram, too.

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our duvet cover and shams are from Parachute Home – and the SOFTEST linen ever!

{images by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things & Hanna Andersson. this post is in partnership with Hanna Andersson but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. we’ve been long-time fans of Hanna Andersson and continue to buy their cute clothes. thank you to companies like Hanna Andersson for keeping this little blog alive.}

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little things : Orin’s first bath

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

last week we gave Orin his much belated first bath, one day short of him turning a month old!! time seriously flew by. his expression as we dunked his little body into his warm little tub was priceless! but just like his big brother, he loves the water. he was definitely confused at first but was soon totally into it and his face showed it. we lathered him up with our favorite baby wash from Seventh Generation on a super soft wash cloth. we’ve been using Seventh Generation soap for Wolf for as long as I can remember and have really enjoyed it – especially the bubble bath!

needless to say, Orin’s first bath was a big hit. even big brother got to help! he sat on the counter and sang songs for Orin. it was pretty sweet.

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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.}