etsy find: father’s day edition


Looking for a little something for Dear Old Dad — or your babydaddy — this Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15)? As always, there are lots of sweet and clever handmade cards on offer at Etsy. Above: Father’s Day Cards, $2 for any two from Vera June.


King of the Couch Card, $7 from Paired Hearts.


Set of Two Father’s Day Cards, $7 from She’s SO Creative.

Click for a ton more cards — and even some ties. (more…)

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help! should we buy a rice cooker?

Hello dear readers. I’m hoping you can help Chad and I settle a debate. He thinks we should get a rice cooker — you know, a contraption you plug in, pour in some water and rice and let it cook to perfection. I think this seems like another small appliance we will have to store and don’t really need. Do they really do a better/easier job than cooking rice the old-fashion way, on the stove? One of Chad’s favorite dishes (left over from his bachelor days) is beans and rice; and no doubt we’ll be making a lot of rice once Isadora starts eating food. But really, do we need this? As appliances go, is it useful like a Foreman Grill, or more like a rarely-used fondue pot? Tell me your rice cooker thoughts! If you like them, which one do you recommend? The above one is from Williams-Sonoma. — Angela M.

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mother's day gift guide: a guest post from whorange

We noticed Whorange recently and liked what we saw — especially when we saw her amazing round-up of Mother’s Day gifts. Tula of Whorange is allowing us to share them here, so enjoy!

With mother’s day around the corner, I’d like to tip my tiara to the moms of the world. I’ve throw together some groovy gift guides for these special ladies, whether they be darling mums, moms-to-be, earth mamas, or ladies that we’re forced to call “mommie dearest.” Yep, I’ve got them all in my life. –Tula


Above: 1. Sunshine Tea Set (48.00); 2. Perch bird feeder (84.00); 3. Clean Soles Soaps (24.00); 4. Perch campy planters (72.00); 5. Aalto vase (55.00); 6. Byzantine Peacock earrings (65.00); 7. Polly George Ceramics Butterfly Collection vase (145.00) (via productdose); 8. Charley Harper serving platter (35.00).


Above: 1. Recycled Glass Teardrop Bottle by Esque (478.00); 2. Organically grown bamboo Curvy Servers (12.00); 3. Organic Citrus Lip Balm by Eminence (24.00); 4. Organic Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub by Eminence (48.00); 5. Eco-friendly Amenity Branch Pillow (65.00); 6. Eco-friendly Cella puzzle (198.00); 7. Reusable Envirosax bags (34.95); 8. Organically grown bamboo Bambu medium bowls (17.00).

But wait, there’s more! Visit Whorange and see her entire Mother’s Day Gift Guide, including choices for the Mom-to-Be and the dreaded Mommie Dearest! See the entire guide here.

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mother’s day gift guide: a guest post from whorange

We noticed Whorange recently and liked what we saw — especially when we saw her amazing round-up of Mother’s Day gifts. Tula of Whorange is allowing us to share them here, so enjoy!

With mother’s day around the corner, I’d like to tip my tiara to the moms of the world. I’ve throw together some groovy gift guides for these special ladies, whether they be darling mums, moms-to-be, earth mamas, or ladies that we’re forced to call “mommie dearest.” Yep, I’ve got them all in my life. –Tula


Above: 1. Sunshine Tea Set (48.00); 2. Perch bird feeder (84.00); 3. Clean Soles Soaps (24.00); 4. Perch campy planters (72.00); 5. Aalto vase (55.00); 6. Byzantine Peacock earrings (65.00); 7. Polly George Ceramics Butterfly Collection vase (145.00) (via productdose); 8. Charley Harper serving platter (35.00).


Above: 1. Recycled Glass Teardrop Bottle by Esque (478.00); 2. Organically grown bamboo Curvy Servers (12.00); 3. Organic Citrus Lip Balm by Eminence (24.00); 4. Organic Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub by Eminence (48.00); 5. Eco-friendly Amenity Branch Pillow (65.00); 6. Eco-friendly Cella puzzle (198.00); 7. Reusable Envirosax bags (34.95); 8. Organically grown bamboo Bambu medium bowls (17.00).

But wait, there’s more! Visit Whorange and see her entire Mother’s Day Gift Guide, including choices for the Mom-to-Be and the dreaded Mommie Dearest! See the entire guide here.

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an eco-chic vase for your mother’s day bouquet



Los Angeles-based Molla Space is one of my favorite sources for fun and unique Asian-designed accessories. This felt Printing Vase by Furnish , $30, dresses up an empty wine or water bottle to make any bouquet that much greener. It’s offered in a lattice or blossom pattern, white or black, plus the cover reverses to plain so you get double the design for your dollars. Have a cherished champagne bottle taking up valuable shelf space? Dust it off and add more sentiment to your floral display. Or buy a new bottle of bubbly for mom and present it in this earth-friendly vase alternative. –Ingrid S.

More Mother’s Day inspiration? Look here:
10% Off Fullbloomtea.com
Love Posters from MadeByGirl
The Conran Shop Goes Green

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