Etsy Round Up / Bear Hug

Etsy Round Up on Lost and Fawned - Bear Hug

I love bears.  Logan has always been our “bear dog” ( Finn is our “fox dog”), we have a huge print of a bear above our bed and I often refer to these twins as the cubs.  Lucky for me, bears are totally trendy and you have find tons of them in stores and on etsy.  Here is a quick round up of some of my favorite etsy bears.

Starting in top row, from left to right:

Selecting Twin Shower Invites with Minted

Finding Twin Shower Invitations from Minted on Lost and Fawned

My amazing sister-in-law offered to throw us a shower for our twins.  I can’t wait to celebrate our upcoming arrival with a small group of friends and family.  Last week we set out to find some sweet springy invitations to send to guests and set the tone.  Unfortunately, there isn’t much out there for moms of twins and multiples.  Most sites will have a few options, but it can be disappointing seeing all the amazing options singleton moms have.  So we turned to Minted.  Not only is their multiples invitation selection much larger and way cuter, but all of their regular invitations are also easy to customize!

Minted sources designs from independent designers across the globe (read more about that here) and makes it easy to get unique custom stationary of professional quality delivered to your door.  We have used them for years for our holiday cards, so I know when I get my finished cards they are going to look flawless.

All of these picks are either twin specific, or easily adaptable using Minted’s personalization.  “Baby Shower” becomes “Twin Shower”.  “She’s having a little girl!” turns into “She’s having twins!”.  It’s so easy and free to change almost any field on Minted’s invitations.  It opens up so many options to moms of multiples or adoptive moms.

Twin Baby Shower Invitations from Minted on Lost and Fawned

  1. Twice the Fun by Joanne Williams
  2. Les Renards by Bonjour Paper
  3. Dipped Feather Foil-Pressed by Pistols
  4. A Little Lady by Alethea and Ruth
  5. Hey Baby Baby by Itsy Belle Studio
  6. Bright Balloon by Jill Means
  7. Twin Owl Babies by Peetie Design
  8. The Wild World of Twins by Loree Mayer
  9. Woodland Romp by Olivia Ruafman
  10. Sweet Delivery by Rebecca Bowen
  11. Les Bichettes by Bonjour Paper
  12. Baby Blooms by Faiths Designs

Pictured at top:  Two Sweet by Kelli Hall

No matter what kind of shower you are planning, from classy (gold foil and floral) to classic (storks and baby bottles) to trendy (owls and hedgehogs), Minted has plenty of perfectly designed invites that are ready to be customized.  We were overwhelmed with options, in a good way!

Stay tuned to see which design my host and I selected (they are already here!!) and how we customized it to make it perfect for our shower!  We found something perfect.  We will also be having a giveaway for Minted credit!  You won’t want to miss this.

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Giveaway / Live Beautifully Paper Co.

Giveaway on Lost & Fawned - Live Beautifully Paper Co

I hinted at this giveaway earlier this week and I’m thrilled to announce it officially today!  Meet Live Beautifully Paper Co, the creation of graphic designer Kynley Wallace, of Denver, Colorado.  For years, she has been gently nudged by friends and family to bring her adorable and personal cards to the masses. Finally, she has taken the leap by launching her Etsy store.

Each card is not only designed by Kynley herself, but also printed, scored, folded and packaged with love and care.  I was lucky to get a sampling to photograph for this giveaway and they are amazing in person.  Every detail is so thoughtful.  Even the envelopes are brilliantly curated to enhance the card designs.  You will be proud to give these to your loved ones, no matter what the occasion.

Live Beauitfully Paper Co Hand Lettered Cards - Giveaway on Lost & Fawned

If all that wasn’t enough, a percentage of each card purchased from Live Beautifully Paper Co is donated to charity (which is noted on the back).  So not only are you giving a card to celebrate or comfort, but you are also giving back in a small way.

Live Beautifully Hand Lettered Cards on Lost and Fawned

Kynley has generously offered one lucky reader an amazing prize pack to stock their card drawer (if you don’t have a card drawer, this would be a perfect way to start one!).  The winner will receive one 12 pack of cards in a single design of their choosing and 5 individual cards of their choosing from Live Beautifully Paper Co, a $42 value.  There are lots of ways to enter.  Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only.  Select as many or as few as you like using the widget below (if you can’t see the widget, click here or try another browser).

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Good luck to all!  And a huge thank you to Kynley of Live Beautifully Paper Co for sponsoring this amazing giveaway.  Her Christmas line should be launching soon, so be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on her Etsy Store.

Covet / Wrinkle and Crease

Wrinkle and Crease Notepad

Wrinkle and Crease Card on Etsy

Wrinkle and Crease Wedding Card

Wrinkle and Crease Notepad on Etsy

Smartphones are great.  But nothing keeps me on task like an old fashioned handwritten list.  I’m currently working off of one today.  It’s so satisfying to finish something and then cross it off by hand.  Because of this habit, I’m a hoarder of notebooks and notepads.

Wrinkle and Crease has a selection of simple, organized and beautifully designed notepads for every room of the home.  They also carry modern stationary and cards, and do custom work for weddings.  I love their palette of kraft paper, white, gold and black.  It’s so clean and contemporary.  Every piece is thoughtfully designed in Calgary by Kayley.

For more, be sure to check out Wrinkle and Crease on Etsy, Instagram and Facebook.

Shades of Spring

Shades of Spring on Lost and Fawned

It’s officially spring!  It’s still chilly here in Ohio, but my bulbs are peeking up and there are hints of buds on the trees.  Soon everything will have a haze of green over it as the world starts to wake up from the awful winter we had.  Green is my favorite color.  So today, we are celebrating all shades of spring green, from sage to mint (mostly mint).  Here are my picks…

  1. Umbra Mint Waste Can in Mint  /  $20.00
  2. Pom it Up Scarf in Mint  /  $24.99
  3. Ring True Phone in Sea Green  /  $59.99
  4. Essie Nail Polish in “Mojito Madness”  /  $8.50
  5. Waring Retro Green Blender  /  $99.95
  6. Swedish Hasbeens Braided Sky High in Mint Pearl  /  $269.00
  7. Keds Champion in Mint Green  /  $45.00
  8. Herschel Duffel in Foliage  /  $55.00
  9. Poppin Mint Desk Set  /  $40.00
  10. Boden Spring Polka Dot Parka  /  $117.60 SALE
  11. Silk Unity Stripe Tie in Apple Green  /  $19.00

More Art Please / Spring 2015

More Art Please - Spring 2015 on Lost and FawnedTime to freshen up the house for spring!  I’ve already started my spring purge and deep clean, but another great way to renew your home to rotate some art.  I’ve put together a quick collection of pieces that are perfect every room from your powder room to your entryway.

Vibrant Comfort

Vibrant Comfort on Lost and Fawned

This morning the sky is bright blue and the leaves are in their most vibrant stage, and all I want to do is eat a grilled cheese and tomato soup and wrap myself up in a blanket by the window.  That is what inspired this week’s coveted collection.  Simple comfort in vibrant and unexpected hues.  Enjoy!

  1. Kate Spade Carlyle Watch on Amazon  /  $168.75
  2. Grilled Cheese Print by Kendyll Hillegas  /  $25.00
  3. Pinky Promise Print by Emily Rickard  /  $32.00
  4. Writers Block Journal from Amazon  /  $12.30
  5. Full of Blithe Dress from Modcloth  /  $49.99
  6. Hunter Original Tour in Peacock from Zappos  /  $148.00
  7. Myth Perfect Jewelry Holder from Modcloth  /  $59.99
  8. 14k Stacking Rings from Andrea Bonelli Jewelry  /  $268.00
  9. Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Foods from Amazon  /  $22.13

Il Capo by Yuri Ancarani

Living for Less / A Casual Gray Bedroom

Living for Less - Warm and Cozy Gray Bedroom

It’s time for another installment of Living for Less!  I wanted to do something that involved a little more DIY this time.  This cozy bedroom from Better Homes & Gardens would make a beautiful and homey guestroom.  Fresh flowers and a clock on the bright orange nightstand make the room so inviting.  I would also add a carafe of fresh water and some clean towels on the dresser.

The key to this look for me is the layers of linens on the bed.  Floral patterned sheets, a clean solid white quilt, an antique quilt at the foot of the bed and lots of pillows make it look lush and warm.  Love this wall color.  We used the exact shade listed below in our office and it’s the perfect smokey gray to pair with white.  The nightstand is a steal, and with a coat of paint it really pops.

Here are my picks…

  1. TARVA Nightstand from Ikea  –  $39.99
  2. Knockout Orange Paint from Sherwin Williams  –  For nightstand (1)
  3. FORMAT Chrome Lamp from Ikea  –  $19.99
  4. Mint Ceramic Vase from Amazon  –  $12.13
  5. Silver Clock from Target  –  $39.99
  6. Ozark Shadows Paint from Benjamin Moore  –  For walls
  7. LEIRVIK Bed Frame from Ikea  –  $99.99
  8. Antique Dresden Circle Quilt from Prairie Vintage Finds  –  $85.00
  9. French Tile Queen Quilt in White from Wayfair  –  $80.43
  10. Linen Striped Sham from Pottery Barn  –  $29.99
  11. Scoop Wire Basket from Amazon  –  $9.99
  12. Blue Toile Pillow Sham from Townhouse Linens  –  $25.99

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Living for Less / A Historic Living Room

Living for Less - A Historic Living RoomI’m back!  And I have a new installment to my Living for Less series, where I take magazine ready spaces and try to make them attainable and affordable for the masses.  As usual, I tried to pick a space that didn’t rely heavily on unique architecture and will include one semi-splurge item that really sets the tone.

This living space was featured in the July/August online issue of Lonny.  The living room is in the kid-friendly vacation rental, the Whitfield Road Residence in Accord, New York.  Though the house was built in the 1730’s and has stunning floors, I still believe the casual and cozy look can be achieved in just about any home.

The big splurge came in the form of the Grasshopper Floor Lamp which was designed by Greta M. Grossman in 1947 and is an iconic piece of design.  It’s not cheap, but there really isn’t much that is comparable, and it’s on sale (I was born with my mom’s gift of finding a way to justify just about any purchase)!  The Ikea chairs have a similar shape and character for a fraction of the cost.  We actually have one of these in the living room as seen in my feature in Ikea Family Live.  I love the original pouf, but the Target version is about half the price.  The look is rounded out with an unfinished portrait of George Washington and a ton of candles.

  1. Kilim Square Pouf from Target  /  $69.99
  2. ‘George Washington’ Print by Gilbert Stuart from  /  $29.99
  3. STRANDMON Wing-back Chair from Ikea  /  $279.00
  4. Medallion Throw Pillow from Overstock  /  $25.46
  5. Grasshopper Floor Lamp from France & Son  /  $268.00
  6. Mercury Glass Candlesticks from Michael’s  /  $12.99
  7. Lantern Candle Holder from Amazon  /  $20.30
  8. Root ‘ Juniper Rosewood’ Scented Candle from Amazon  /  $15.97