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for the dudes : pacific standard bags

for the dudes : pacific standard bags | unruly things

always a fan of the goods coming from Bridge & Burn, it’s no surprise that I found myself wishlisting their newest collection of waxed cotton bags – not only for me, but for my husband too. made in collaboration with Clinton Street Bag Company {more fun stuff on them later!} and handcrafted in the Pacific Northwest.

made of 10oz waterproof waxed canvas with heavy twill reinforced bottoms, super sturdy brass hardware, rain-flaps to keep the PNW weather at bay, the bags are meant to stand up to all the demands of daily life. the backpack has exterior access to the padded laptop sleeve, and the duffle has a snap down, extra-large opening to the main compartment that offers easy access while you pack. they’d be perfect for the dude in your life, plus there’s a tote and a ladies bag, too!

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little things : our favorite summer clothes

little things : our favorite summer clothes | unruly things

lately Wolf has spent almost every waking second playing outside in the backyard. it’s almost summer and it sure feels like it. he runs around bare foot, sprays the hose, helps me water the plants, hunts for four {and five!} leaf clovers, ants & flowers, and just has a blast being a kid. since he’s outside a lot, I like to pick comfy clothes for him that are still stylish but can take a beating. one of my very favorite brands is Nico Nico. the clothes are made with the softest organic cotton you can imagine and fit great. I’ve enjoyed many of their past seasons but I must say, this Spring/Summer collection is one of my very faves. with the combos of bright colors, indigo dyes & stripes and camo, you can’t ask for much better. have a peek here.

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more from Nico Nico : Facebook | Instagram

{shirt c/o Nico Nico though I’ve stocked and bought many many things from them myself over the years and have truly grown to love their soft, comfy style!}

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bite + sip : vegan dinners

bite + sip : vegan dinners | unruly things

back in January, Levi and I ate mostly vegan for the entire month. I’ll be honest. I struggled, not only because I was newly pregnant and nothing sounded or tasted good, but I wasn’t fully prepared for it. my meals just didn’t appeal to me and I was drained trying to find new recipes that were exciting.

fast forward 4 months, and we decided to try it again. yet this time, we opted only to create vegan {and a little low carb} lunch and dinners* and I’ve been ecstatic at how good our meals are tasting. and *gasp* I’ve even become a little turned off by cheese. {I know!!!} it’s incredible to me how flavorful and rich each meal has tasted. I’m sure Levi gets tired of me saying things like “this is amazing” or “gosh, I feel so healthy!!” but seriously. the meals we’ve been preparing are SO good.

there’s plenty more on my BITE board on Pinterest, but these are a few of my recent faves.

*I missed eggs for breakfast and this pregnant lady likes her ice cream – what can I say?! ;)

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{raw + vegan tacos / heirloom tomato & fennel salad / red lentil cauliflower burger with habenero mayo & onion rings / chickpea cakelets with harrisa aioli / cauliflower & roasted garbanzo beans / creamy sesame soba noodles with tofu

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Wolf and the blue bike

Wolf and the blue bike | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

this weekend, Wolf graduated to a shiny new blue bike for his birthday - the Specialized Hotrock 12 - and he’s pretty stoked about it. he picked up pedaling faster than I thought he would! the brakes are still a little tricky for him but he’s getting there. I imagine those training wheels will be off before no time.

if you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably familiar with my Wolf hashtags. #hellomynameiswolf, #wolfupinthesky and #wolfandtheredbike to name a few. I started a new hashtag – #wolfandthebluebike if you’d like to follow along.

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Wolf turns THREE.

Wolf turns THREE | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

our little Wolf turned THREE yesterday and we celebrated all weekend. Saturday we threw a little backyard bash and invited all his buddies over to party. Wolf told me that he wanted a blue cake for his birthday so I obliged, and of course ran with it for a little blue theme. blue balloons, indigo blue tie dye everywhere, blue candles and that blue cake. our pals at Fearless Baking made the cake and those incredible cut out cookies. amazing right? we had a three piñata, bubbles galore and sunprints for the kids to create. it was so much fun and Wolf had the time of his life.

I still can’t believe he’s already three!!

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