// Things I Love Thursday v.257

these stunning embroideries ♥
this office! ♥
these pretty donuts ♥
love this front door area ♥
this illustration ♥
this incredible garden ♥
this perfect breakfast spread ♥
♥ this, because mindy kailing is the best ♥

// Linden recently got a parcel of goodies from Arshiner and he's been glued to that scooter! (Seriously - if you have any toddlers to buy a gift for - buy them this! They will love it!) It folds up really compact which makes it so easy for us to take wherever we'er going for the day (like to my parents' or to a friend's house). It's sturdy enough for even Toby to ride on. We cannot get enough of it! He also got a little doctor kit (to be like dad ha) and this ball + mallet toy which he's also obsessed with. He'll be banging on those balls, cackling when they drop and roll out, all while wearing a stethoscope. Seriously, he's perfect, and now I want all the other fun and bright toys on that site.

xo KB

// Daily Deals for Moms

PatPat - Daily Deals for Moms
One of the perks of being a mom is shopping for the cutest, smallest, sweetest baby clothing and kids clothing! I've loved shopping for my boys since before Toby came to live with us. Seeing Toby's style evolve has been so awesome. He's gone to almost only wearing bowties and button ups to loving cut off jean shorts (jorts! ha!) and sassy graphic tees. He still loves his bowties now, don't get me wrong! Few things can come between him and his precious collection box, but he's become more relaxed and laid back with what he wears. Kind of weird to think that deeply about a 7 year old boy's style choices, right? haha! 

Despite Linden only being 20 months, we generally let him pick what he wants to wear (as long as it's seasonally appropriate). Of course I get to make the real decisions when I buy his clothes, but until he's old enough to really dictate what he wants me to buy, I get to choose what I love :P Boys clothing has gotten so much cuter since even Toby was Linden's age! I'm always always always looking for new sites and places to find great deals on cute outfits. I've written about PatPat before, but today I'm sharing their recently relaunched website! I've only shopped on PatPat via their app, so this was the first time I even used their site. I love how clean and streamlined it is! One of my biggest complaints about most flash sale sites like this is that they cram SO MUCH STUFF onto the site. Sometimes I just give up shopping even on my favorite sites because there is simply too much to cull through and it feels like a chore. Shopping shouldn't feel like a chore, right?! PatPat is so easy to use and it's not overwhelming at all. The only thing I wish they had: an upcoming sales page! I like to get a peek at what to expect in the upcoming week so I know when to really be checking in. But it's such an easy and inexpensive way to score some trendy kids clothing. There are even cloth diaper deals, too!

Some other news worth noting:
  • PatPat now ships internationally (!!!)
  • It's not just a flash sale site. They also have deals that never expire.
  • They now have even more items available on their site

I can't wait for those two little sets to arrive! Linden is going to look SO cute! Check it out and see if there's anything you like!

xo KB


// WEAR Conference + GIVEAWAY!

Wear Conference - MommyCon
I'm sure most of you who have kids and practice any type of attachment parenting has likely heard of MommyCon, right? We all loaded up and headed down to Atlanta in February to the closest MommyCon location. Well, now the team behind MommyCon has put together a 3-day conference dedicated to the art of babywearing! YES! The WEAR Conference is happening in Chicago at the end of May. The Windy City will be overrun with all the babywearers from May 27-29th! My kind of people!

As an educator and avid wearer, I know just how amazing the benefits of attachment parenting can be. I never dreamt that this would become such a passion of mine, but I'm so glad it did. I think my experience with helping other families wear their babies definitely lends itself well to my doula career. I'm trying to see if there's any way I can swing 3-4 days away from the Flynn fellas so I can get up there and enjoy the conference for myself! You can choose from a variety of ticket options: 1 day passes for Friday, 3 day passes for Friday through Sunday, and the Ultimate Educator package (!!!) which includes a 3 day admission and an educator kit meant to help start a lending library. Seriously the Ultimate Educator package is to. die. for!

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And now one lucky winner of This Charming Life gets a 3-day pass to WEAR! All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me a little bit about your babywearing experience(s)! -- If you've never worn before, tell me why it interests you!

A winner will be chosen at random next weekend, and contacted shortly thereafter. Good luck! Hope to see some of you there!

xo KB

PS; You can use the code KAELAH5 to save $5 off any MommyCon or WEAR Conference ticket purchase!