an evening with the family: Happy Birthday Jonce!

As much as I can, I try and spend time with my sister (Katie of Katie Jean Designs) and her amazing family. Last night we got to celebrate her husband Jonce’s birthday! I love getting some practice with my camera, and loved even more getting to capture this great night. Katie and Jonce will soon be moving along with their two little boys, Caden and Clive, so I am trying to soak up as much time with them as I can. 

I decided to help Katie out and make dinner and a cake for the evening. We made raw vegan tacos (one of our faves) from My New Roots. This recipe is amazing… you can find it HERE.

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Then I found this AMAZING new blog called This Rawsome Vegan Life. While drooling over all the recipes, I found a raw, vegan, carrot cake! Super simple to make and came out delicious! We topped it with lavender, pistachios and walnuts. The lavender added such an amazing flavor. You can find that recipe HERE.

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And the rest of the night was full of impromptu portraits, blowing out candles and chess….

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What a beautiful family. Love you Jonce! Happy Birthday! 

 

❤ Amy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For the Little Ones: Best of Etsy

It can be safely said…. I am obsessed with cute children’s clothing. Not just cutesy flowers and bumble bees, but the kind of clothing that makes them look like little people!  I am talking unique and inspired looks for kids. I am also talking about the things surrounding a child. Toys, artwork for their room, etc. I love these makers on Etsy, providing an alternative to the typical children’s items.  Katie and I went through and picked out our favorites. 🙂

These are my Top Shops on Etsy for those things meant for your little one:

5. Armadillo Dreams– Wooden Toys

I am in LOVE with these unique little wooden toys. They are all Waldorf inspired, handmade, and so dang cute. Here are a couple of favorites from their shop.

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Valentines Day Gnome- $12.00
il_fullxfull.414965016_2rrjSquirrel Set-$16.00

il_fullxfull.361321703Mermaid Set- $26.00

4. Maliposha Clothes- Kids Clothing

Not to mention this little girl is adorable with her little bun, these clothes are cute, simple with touches of detail that make them unique. Love it!

il_fullxfull.352749533_lvfxSummer Blouse- $39.70

il_fullxfull.354224774_poncSummer Blouse- $38.50

il_fullxfull.386464429_jb19Red wool coat- $139.00

3. The Black Apple– Paper Goods

These prints and other goods are Katie and mine’s favorite for decorating a kids room. They are so odd and unique with a hint of whimsy, I even want one for my place! Plus Katie has bought the book and her boys just LOVE it! Just amazing stuff for sure.

il_fullxfull.293834139Be Good Bear 5×7- $12.00

il_fullxfull.293971422Alice in Wonderland 14×11- $35.00

il_fullxfull.379052377_ot59English Rose 8X10- $16.00

2. Just Kidding– Kids Vintage

For awhile now, I have been on the hunt for an awesome kids vintage shop. I think I have found it, I love the stuff found in Just Kidding!

il_fullxfull.409700416_ce1580s Patterned Sweater- $12.00

il_fullxfull.410511387_6sd980s Durango Boots- $34.00

il_fullxfull.416367565_rryh70s Corduroy Jacket- $25.00

1. Machooka– unisex/children’s clothing

When Katie and I saw this, we were blown away! These pieces are so simple and organic looking, great for play clothes.  Katie has already ordered some shirts from this shop, and she cannot wait to get them!

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Grey Skirt- $22.00
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Grey Dress- $59.00

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Reversible two color shirt- $22.00

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Blue cotton shirt- $29.00

Have a beautiful day!

❤ Amy

My Kind of Animal…

I got this awesome book on making stuffed animals! They are supposed to come out adorable…. mine came out well….. take a look. Here are my attempts….ha

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She had her quirks….thought I would add some sparkle. Image

Then there was this lil’ narwhal…. Image

They are friends anyway…

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And finally a little hedgehog! Would make quite an adorable pin cushion!ImageImage

That is the story of my crafty attempts.

Good night!

❤ Amy