Five Friday Finds: Little Man Closet Edition

Little Man's Closet: Mustard

Imagining Edison in this outfit makes me so happy! Mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors, especially in January, when we have a few more cloudy days than usual. Although, I’m not really complaining about the weather, since I know most of the country just dealt with Blizzard 2016.

I should mention that as of right now, Edison doesn’t own any of these items, and also this post isn’t sponsored. These are fun finds on my wish list, not only because of how adorable they are, but also the stories behind the products.

This year, one of my resolutions is to get back to shopping ethically. It used to be difficult to find very ethical children’s clothing, but I’ve found so many great shops on Instagram that I can’t wait to share with you!

The slouchy beanie is from NOXX,  and is handmade locally, in Scottsdale Arizona. They make beanies of all sizes, with new colors and fabrics all the time. Since he has practically no hair still, I’m thinking that some hats might be a good idea for Edison.

The jersey leggings are from Alexandra Rose, and are also handmade. I wish they came in grown up sizes!

I love the truth on this tiny baby sweatshirt from Camplight Apparel. Every purchase from Camplight Apparel helps feed malnourished children.

These leather loafer shoes are from Potato Feet, a handmade family business in LA. I’ve put several pairs of their moccasins on my wish list.

The colors and patterns in this quilt are stunning! It’s also handmade, from a local company in Mesa called KB Cute Designs. They also make bedding, changing covers, swaddle blankets, and beanies.

Have you found any great local treasures lately? Give them a shout out in the comments!

Five Friday Finds 10/9

Happy Friday! Just a handful of things/blogs/shops/articles that I found inspiring, encouraging, or entertaining: 

1. The Happy Hour Podcast with Jamie Ivey. Disclaimer: I’ve only listened to one episode so far. Disclaimer to my disclaimer: that’s all it took for me to know that this podcast is excellent. It really is like sitting with your best girlfriends for happy hour, except that in this case your girlfriends are all the authors, bloggers, artists, and creative women you admire from around the whole internet. So you should gather the real life girlfriends you admire, and tell them to listen to this podcast with you, during happy hour. 

2. 4 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes and 3 Easy DIY Princess Costumes from Merrick’s Art. The Elsa dress! You guys! And the modest Ariel outfit! And don’t even get me started on the Kate Middleton costume – I could wear that every day of the year, not just for Halloween. 

3. “Make Room” Advent Calendar and Devotional from Naptime Diaries. I love Advent. Well, I should say, I love the idea of Advent. Don’t we all want to slow down and savor the true meaning of the Christmas season? I’m just really bad at it. This advent calendar and devotional would provide that motivation and accountability. Plus, it’s just pretty.

4. Life Lived Beautifully Fashion Week with Gretchen. I so enjoyed Gretchen’s series last week on fashion from a Biblical perspective. This post especially, Fashion and Real Life, is chock full of practical advice. Gretchen has a four month old, and I have an almost three month old, so if she can get dressed every day, I can too! She introduced me to several new ethical fashion brands that I’m excited to check out.

5. New and improved Decor and Storage Ideas for Your Dorm Room (And Other Small Spaces) Part one and Part 2. Can you believe that Pinterest wasn’t even really a thing when I first wrote those posts?! I’m almost considered old in blogging years. So this week I took some time (actually, a TON of time, like, days) to fix all the broken links and images for things that no longer existed, and added brand new thrifty decorating and storage ideas that you can try out really anywhere you need to maximize your storage or add a little flair.

That’s what I found this week! What about you? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram.

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Five Friday Finds 9/24

Just a handful of things/blogs/shops/articles that I find inspiring, encouraging, or entertaining: 

Via Emily Henderson

1. It’s fall y’all! And I’m loving these fall styling videos and posts from Emily Henderson and Target: Cozy Retreat and Gather Around. Get inspired to bust out that fall decor. I was so inspired, I already autumnized the living room.

Via Designer Blogs
2. With fall comes a renewed desire for adventure, and for those of us living in the valley, we can actually go outside without melting away in the sizzling heat.This looks like a fun fall bucket list. If you’re putting together one of your own, here’s a blank printable.

3. October makes me think of Harry Potter, and that makes me think … I need this mug for Christmas. 

4. After listening to this podcast with Jon Acuff and Jess Lively, I added this book to my Amazon wishlist.

Via Craftsy
5. Fall means back to school time, and being the nerd I am, I miss it. If you’re with me, there’s good news: Craftsy is having a sale on classes; over 550 classes are $20 or less! You can add “Learn something new” to your fall bucket list!
What did you find last week that you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook!

Five Friday Finds 9/18

Just a handful of things/blogs/shops/articles that I find inspiring, encouraging, or entertaining: 

1. #WeWelcomeRefugees. You’ve seen the photos of Aylan – the three year old who woke up the world to the tragedy experienced by millions of people as they flee from ISIS and civil wars. #WeWelcomeRefugees is a budding movement started by Ann Voscamp with World Relief and the Justice Conference with the goal of connecting churches in America with those in Europe. Find out the practical ways you can get involved!
2. Brittany from The Nested Nomad is running a new series on “Simplifying Your Life.” For me, fall is the perfect time for a refresh, and I’m looking forward to the next posts in the series!
3. Elizabeth at Oak and Oats posted 5 Tips for Your Blog Redesign. Almost makes me want to do it again…
4. The Influence Network. The Influence Network is about encouraging and equipping women in their passions and projects right where they are. I finally joined in May, and I haven’t regretted it! For the price of two lattes, you get art prints, at least one free class, and other goodies as a member. I’ve loved every class I’ve taken, on everything from writing as a ministry, to home decor, to impacting the culture as a Christian. I haven’t figured out the forums yet, but I still highly recommend becoming a member, even though you can purchase classes individually. The $10 cost motivates me to learn something new each month. They also have an annual conference, that someday I’d like to attend.
5. Lauren at Mercy Ink shared the story behind their new fall line of prints. The scriptures she chose speak to me at this time in my life, with the difficulties we’ve had since Edison was born. My favorite is the “Be Still” print. I need that reminder several times a day!

What did you find this week? Share it with us in the comments!

Five Friday Finds

Just a handful of things/blogs/shops/articles that I find inspiring, encouraging, or entertaining: 

1. Emily Ley Planners and All Things Office-y. Looking at Emily’s website makes my heart beat faster. It’s been awhile since I’ve used a real planner, and I think when the 2016 ones go on sale on September 9th, this is going to be the year. Also, if you watch the video – color-coding with washi tape? #Brilliant.
2. Periscope. In the last week or two, all my favorite bloggers joined Periscope at the same time, because they all said that their favorite bloggers had just joined. So, I joined too, although I have no intention of making any videos, I love watching the live videos from my favorite bloggers and being able to comment and participate in the discussion live. If you’re on Periscope, I’ve really enjoyed watching Hilary Rushford of Dean Street Society and Gretchen Saffles of Life Lived Beautifully.
3. Grace in Style. I recently found this blog through Instagram. We share a passion for ethical fashion and Jesus, and she also writes about food and traveling – and takes beautiful photos. 
4. 31 Bitsies. 31 Bits is the ethical jewelry company empowering people to rise above poverty, making stunning pieces out of rolled paper. They recently launched Bitsies, kid-sized jewelry, to teach kids about the world and how they can change it for the better. 
5. Modern Burlap. Another Instagram find, I cannot tell you how much I want some of their muslin swaddle blankets. Especially this blanket, and this one. Plus, they have an option to add on a one-for-one, so for and extra $10, a blanket will be donated to someone in need. 
What have you found lately? Share it with us in the comments below!