Baby Bedding?

Does anyone know of any baby bedding companies that are run by good people who give back to their communities? Preferably companies that make linens in a colorful block print or check or plaid? I always loved the bedding above by Rickshaw Design but they seem to be out of the crib set business.

And I haven’t found any similar John Robshaw or Roberta Roller Rabbit ones in production either.

Luckily, the crib style we like is traditional, common, and basic, so we were able to order an affordable one from Target (which is a very socially responsible company, by the way – yay!).

And I plan to get simple crib sheets that can get messy and be changed frequently. So we have a little budget for a pre-made crib set. But I’m not seeing much I like out there, so I’m thinking I may need to order some fabric and beg my mom to teach me to sew my own…?

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No Kid Hungry at Williams-Sonoma

Last night I went to the Williams-Sonoma in my hometown to pick up a butter dish, and learned about their support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry mission. Williams-Sonoma seems to do lots of events to support the charity. This month, if you happen to need a great frittata pan, you can send 20% of the proceeds from your purchase to Share Our Strength.

And, if you have kids, you might want to drop by their August 11th cookie-decorating events, or August 18th and 25th kids cooking classes, where proceeds will be donated to Share Our Strength. Cute!

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Rhubarb Summer

One last thing before the weekend. Don’t these look so refreshing for a hot afternoon? Rhubarb and Ginger Spritzers from Hawaii, via England. They remind me a bit of one of my favorite drinks, a gin gin mule. I’m going to go to the Casey Farm coastal growers market tomorrow morning for some fresh ginger and rhubarb. Finally a good use for the leftover recycled paper straws that a friend from etsy made for our wedding last year. Cheers!

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People Tree Pretty

Move over DVFPeople Tree has perfected the jersey dress. I just love the shoulder pleats, flowy sleeves, and simple cuffs on this Marie dress. And it comes in black too.

How about this tea dress in breezy cotton? Pretty, feminine, sexy and proper all at once.

Stuff like this is giving me fun thoughts of Fall, crisp air, crunching leaves and the back-to-school season, but for now we’ve got a whole glorious last month of summer to enjoy. Happy warm weekends!

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Roberta Roller Rabbit for Rosy

For my sister Rosy’s 30th birthday, she got a little rose quartz necklace hidden inside one of these great deep Roberta Roller Rabbit beach bags.

Each block printed bag is crafted by founder Roberta Freymann with the help of artisans in India. And their work goes way beyond bags. Don’t you just love the pom poms on this scarf?

And these cushy beach towels.

Pretty kurtas and flowy shirts too.

And at long last I’ve found curtains for our house in RI. Breezy and bright to dress up our white washed walls.

Enjoy!

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All Tie-Dyed Up

At my sister-in-law’s relaxing bachelorette weekend at exhale a few months ago, a friend discovered a little bowl of stretchy tie-dye hair bands, and we couldn’t resist. Three months later, they are now my most favorite things. They hold hair so well, without pulling at odd places, and they look as put together as a little ribbon.

I’m not sure where exhale gets them, but I just stumbled upon Mane Message, out of Berkeley, CA, which produces some especially sweet ones. It doesn’t look like they are giving any proceeds to charity, and no word about earth or people-friendly production or sourcing. But I do know that instead of going through pack after pack of 50 hairbands from the drug store, and losing and leaving elastics all over the place, I’ve used and kept just two blue and green bands all summer. Seems more sustainable to me.

Hope you can enjoy a few, maybe even this shoreline collection, for summer!

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FEED India

And I’m back, inspired by the new FEED India Collection. I’m obsessed!

These block print beauties are handmade by artisans working in India, and their proceeds provide school meals for children there.

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the summer. I’m headed to Kennebunkport tonight to celebrate my little sister’s 30th, and then home to RI tomorrow to watch the Olympics. Happy Friday!

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