Fresh Picks For Your Kids With Love From Ayesha Curry!

We just love growth and the sweet life! Whether it be the growing Freshly Picked baby moccasin line, to Ayesha Curry’s growing empire. The full time mom and wife to Stephen Curry. Author of The Seasoned Life, cooking show television host of Ayesha’s Homemade, and business woman has her hands full with the sweet things in life. We don’t know how the super mom does it but if you are a mom, you understand just how hectic life can get. It can be difficult to find clothing and shoes that fit your baby’s tiny little feet, just the way you like! Ayesha recently teamed up with Susan Petersen the Founder and CEO of Freshly Picked, the adorable baby moccasin brand. Susan started Freshly Picked In 2009 with $200 dollars and has since grown her company to a multimillion dollar company.

Ayesha loved the fact that the company was started by a mom and decided to hop on board! Ayesha first realized the importance of finding pieces and shoes for her children, when she had trouble finding shoes to fit little Riley’s feet when she was a toddler.  In November of 2015, Riley Curry rocked a pair of hard bottom moccasins to her dad’s game.  “The exciting thing about being an entrepreneur is choosing projects based on your talents and passions,” Curry explains of the personal balance she has been able to find as a working mom. “When Riley was little, I fell in love with Freshly Picked moccasins, and loved that the company was started by a mom.”

She teamed up with Petersen and launched her food inspired line called “All Things Sweet” The line consists of 3 flavors. A magenta shadePink Lemonade, a chocolate spotted teal Mint Chip, and a blue and gold team inspired Fan Favorite.  The adorable shoes will run you around 60 bucks and can be purchased online at freshlypicked.com  Be sure to grab your baby a pair to make his or her little yummy toes even sweeter!

 

Written By: Keia McSwain

Packing Up Playtime! Kids Storage Ideas For Every Block, Book, or Bad Guy

Now that the holidays are over your kids room are full of gifts from loved ones.You’re probably in need of some storage and the regular plastic containers won’t do. The children spaces in your house should be just as stylish as the rest of your home. When it comes to child storage we thought you could use some affordable and chic options.

 

1. The Classic Nailhead Upholstered Storage Bench from Restoration Hardware . An incredibly cute mini version of upholstered benches in living rooms basically everywhere.

2. Riviera Rolling Storage from Serena and Lily is simple, functional and so cute! The casters gives it extra points for being easily moved.

3. The Campaign Toy Box in Midnight Blue from The Land of Nod is a true beauty. The perfect size for your kids room and so sophisticated you might want it in your own bedroom.

4. The Archive Toy Box in Jarva from The Land of Nod is would work beautiful in any kids space male or female. 

5. The Cameron Creativity Storage System With Open Bases from Pottery Barns Kids is perfect for those rooms that need space for everything. 

                                                                                          

                                                                                          

How are your organizing after the holidays? Let us know which storage options you love in your kids room! 

 

Playroom photos courtesy @designaddictmom 

Aqua and Tangerine Nursery for the HGTV Smart Home 2016

I'm obsessed with the 2016 HGTV Smart Home. I just love Tiffany Brooks' use of color in the space.  I pulled the nursery out for a special feature because I wanted you to see just how chic the space is. You little one will love it!  As we shared in the HGTV Smart Home coverage, the house is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and could be all yours.  Here are some of my favorite images of this super cool nursery.

A Carousel of Colors: Gray's Visionary 5th Birthday

For a child, every birthday is special. Birthdays hold enough clout to be amongst some of their most cherished childhood memories. Chuck E. Cheese's pizza parties, water park adventures and an entire day spent at the local amusement park with a few friends have become normal, celebratory traditions for children nowadays. But when 5-year-old Gray came up with the idea to have a rainbow birthday party, Alison Harold did everything to bring her daughter's idea to life. And not in the way you expect.

All colors of the rainbow were used remarkably. From the nicely crafted invitations to the elaborate candy bar, swag bags, pin the tail on the donkey, and even the homemade, 7-layer rainbow cake! However, Gray's vivid imagination turned stellar birthday bash could not have been achieved without careful and persistent effort.

In every stage of it conception, from the vision board to the costume design, Gray was in charge of her own creative vision while developing invaluable traits to carry her into adulthood. Skills like critical thinking, production and development, and leadership. 

"I saw this as an opportunity to build a skill set that coupled her creativity with productivity. Taking these different moments for learning, decision making and planning are important to me. She was the hostess, the kids loved being outside, engaging with each other and we got so many people saying this was the best party they'd ever been to," Alison.

For her 6th birthday party Gray has decided on a superhero theme. We can't wait to share it here on the blog! Stay tuned. 

A welcome celebration for baby McKnight

I found myself counting the number of baby shower invitations I've received over the summer when it occured to me, "Sunday Funday" had taken on a different meaning. Instead of indulging in bottmless mimosa's and brunch on Saturday mornings, I was shopping for pampers and baby books. All this excitement got me considering just how joyous baby showers are, even in the beginning stages.

A baby shower is like planning any other party: You need a theme that's decorous and every detail must inspire the concept. Cohesion is key! 

Los Angeles based event decorator, Dawnielle Ware created this 'Little Gentleman' motif in celebration of Emily McKnight's little bundle of joy. 

She incorporated various prints and patterns using vibrant colors, orange and blue, paired with crisp, contrasting colors, black and white throughout the space. Stacked building blocks spelled out 'baby' at the backyard entrance where a designated table for gifts and cards stood, letting guests know they've made it to the right place. Tons of balloons, fresh flowers and decadent desserts made their way to every table. 

While the party was all about surrounding the mommy-to-be with love and support as her pregnancy approaches its end, it was really the cake that stole the show. And bite-sized was the name of the game at this party: mini sweet potatoe pies, cookies in the shape of baby tuxedos and brightly colored candies gave guests a sugar rush to last through the baby shower games. All in all, it was light and fun and the decorations were executed perfectly.

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