Category “kid”



brooke schwab


I recently stumbled on the beautiful photography of Brooke Schwab and my first thought was, “why doesn’t she live closer!??!”  I love her work, especially from these mini sessions.  all that white space, all those happy kids! {I even spy sweet Ory!}

pssst – in case you missed it, I shared a few tips on taking photos of kids here.

{all photos by Brooke Schwab}



solvej swings


eventually we’d like to get a swing for Wolf. he LOVES swinging and I’d love to have one at our own house. and being the advocate of less plastic that I am, I’ve gotten my head stuck on a wooden swing. I’ve had visions of pushing Wolf in a fancy wooden swing in the backyard in our dream house and a few weeks ago, I pinned a wooden swing image that I’d sourced back to an old Domino magazine with no references. since then, I’ve been madly on the hunt. today while on the search again, I not only found that swing but I also found the jackpot swing.

Solvej swings are made in New Zealand from weather proof materials, natural durable timber, rot proof canvas and stainless steel fittings so you can use it outdoors. plus, they have carbine hooks and screw eyes make it very easy for you to move the swing so you can use it indoors as well. {hooray!} they are pretty much the nicest swings I’ve ever seen. I love that they are canvas – more comfortable! and I love the natural simplicity of them. and Wolf told me he wants one too so… Dad?  ;)



silver skulls & pirate ships

silver skull

many of you might not know this, but my daddy was a pirate.  that’s right.  a swashbuckling, gun-shooting, treasure stealing pirate in the Gasparilla parade in Tampa, Florida. every year in late January, the pirates invade the city on a full sized pirate ship and proceed to parade through the street throwing beads and other goodies to the parade watchers.  my dad would wear a big, scary black wig, aviator sunglasses, and get nasty scars and bullet wounds painted on his face.  at 6’6″ all decked out in his pirate gear, he was kind of scary!

even though I don’t live in Tampa anymore, a little piece of my heart will always remain there.  I get especially nostalgic this time of year when everyone is preparing for the pirates to invade the city.  needless to say, I think I’d buy this tee for our little man, even if we weren’t there.  I’m sure he’d be the cutest pirate on the block.