It’s Friday, and who doesn’t love a Friday?! The anticipation of the weekend is upon us here at the AxlsCloset offices as fresh snow is falling outside and filling us with the hope of a powder filled weekend spent in the mountains. What are you’re plans for the weekend? Heading somewhere warm? Bundling up by the fire? Or maybe catching up on that never ending to-do list? As we leave the office and being the adventures of the weekend we leave you with a few of our favorite finds from the week…..
Hungry? Check out Tide and Thyme for mouthwatering recipes that will inspire even the most amateur of chefs to spend a little time in the kitchen this weekend.
Searching for a little fashion inspiration as we move into spring? So Lead Us There is packed full of images that will get you itching for a wardrobe revamp.
Cuddling up on the couch to watch the Oscars? Make it an event with these Oscar party ideas via Pinterest.
Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie is topping the playlists here in Salt Lake City, the verdict is still out on if this will be added to our daily playlist. What are your thoughts?
Looking to revamp your kiddos room? Wander over to The Boo and the Boy for some of our favorite inspiration for kids spaces.
If the weekend has you looking for some new projects for your kids be sure to check out Small Fry as it’s packed full of fun ideas.
We’re off, but hope you have an amazing weekend filled with adventure, family, and a little relaxation!
(*photo via pinterest)
If you are not receiving the daily Etsy email, it’s time to sign up. The email highlights cool new Etsy shops and unique products that will having you grabbing your wallet. I decided to share a few of my favorite finds from Etsy this week. Enjoy!
I’m hoping this little guy flies south to my house. Wouldn’t it look great tucked away on a book shelf?
I love the contrast of these earrings. The gold dipped in pyrite gives a very natural but polished impression.
Aren’t these cardigan onesies the best? We just brought Haddon and Co. onto Axls Marketplace as a new brand. Babies are adorable when they are all dappered up!
I’m kinda of a thrift market junkie. I love finding forgotten old objects and adding them to my eclectic home decor approach. So far the Brooklyn Flea Market has blown everyone out of the water but this shop is pretty fun too!
Ashley Pahl’s stationary is gorgeous. I’m tempted to frame this card and hang it as art instead of send it. Selfish, I know but look at how great her work is!
We instantly feel in love with Ajalor when we stumbled across her adorable baby shoes on Pinterest. What’s not to love about these tiny creations? The combination of classic silhouettes, bright colors, and modern details made these an instant addition to our must-have list of baby gifts. Even better, these are handmade in Canada using canvas, leather, and hand punched details to make each set special and unique. Here’s a few of the colors we are loving and let us know which piece you are dying to add to your little ones footwear collection.
How great is this sweet pink color paired with the natural leather? This piece as that sweet nostalgia of something new and something old coming together to make a perfect match.
The perfect pair for Valentine’s day! I’m a huge believer that every girls should own a pair of red shoes. I’m not sure if it’s the whole Dorthy, Wizard of Oz thing or what but there is definitely something magical about slipping on a bright red pair of shoes. It’s almost like your day is destined to be good and even the little of us deserve to start the day off with a little magic.
Let’s not forget about the boys! I imagine these cute baby blue derbies covering little toes on a warm summer night.
If you’re loving this collection as much as we are head over to our Axl’s Market and check out the entire Ajalor offering from this talented designer.
It’s Valentines Day and I’m starting to feel all mushy. I can’t help it. The older I get, the more I cry over heart warming Johnson and Johnson commercials and love stories. It’s really that I am a sucker for love. There is something magic about seeing two people fall head over heels for each other. I totally swooned and got teary when I found the extraordinary Jessica Hische’s wedding invitation. The illustrations are incredible and the love story gave me a good heart melt. I’ve posted some images below but you should really take a break from that crush of emails in your inbox or your sink of dirty dishes and fall in love with Jessica and Russ.
Visit the invitation here: http://jessandruss.us/
Have you heard about Esthex? On our search to fill our Axls Market with adorable must have items we came across Esthex and their hand-crafted collection of rattles, dolls, backpacks, and fabric creations. We’ve fallen in love with each piece, especially these adorable baby rattles created by designer Esther Schuviens in the south of Holland. Are these not the most perfect baby gift? In a world where so many things look alike it’s refreshing to stumble upon products with character and charm. Check out a few of our favorites below and let us know what you think!
Minnie Mushroom Rattle
Wouldn’t the Esthex collection fit perfectly into any house? And can’t you just imagine your little one having an afternoon of tea with Mr. Morris discussing the previous days adventures?! If you haven’t checked them out head on over to their website, and fingers crossed you might just be seeing these lovely pieces pop up on our Axls Market!
Our next featured Tastemaker Spotlight comes to you from oh so cool and hip So-Cal. Captivated by her style, inspired party ideas, adorable family and honest humor, we had to share her with you. Beckey Brumfield of www.HippoBrigade.com brings her perspective on life, family and style in a humorous, honest and blunt fashion that makes you feel as if you know her personally. Beckey is the mother of three, a writer, blogger, and wife. Her style is cool So-Cal with a touch of hip pacific north west. We invite you to explore the AxlsCloset kids clothes and accessories she’s selected as part of her curated collection for our site. Click here to view Beckey’s hand picked Hippo Brigade’s Hip Holiday Collection.
Read Beckey’s Madlibs below to find out more about her style, taste and personality:
20% off our favorite Columbia kids jackets, fleece, and winter essentials!
Our Columbia kids fall collection has arrived and is officially flying out the doors! If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new winter pieces for boys and girls are you definitely missing out! I have to admit I use to be one of those people that was never too excited about the kids Columbia collection, or their adult offering for that matter. I always felt it was a little bland and left something to be desired when it came to the technical components of their jackets and fleece. However, over the past 2 winter seasons I have been thoroughly impressed by Columbia’s kids outerwear line. For those of you who don’t know (and why would you?) Columbia has been going through a complete re-branding over the past few years and from what I can tell they are coming out on top. Not only is the product becoming more and more technical, with the addition of Omni-Heat and increased water-proofing and insulation, but it looks great and it’s still extremely affordable. Columbia has found a way to provide parents with the looks they want combined with the functionality they need at a price that gives them the biggest bang for their buck hands down. We’ve had multiple photoshoots that I have walked by and said “wow that’s super cute, who is that by?” and I’m continually surprised at how often the response is “Columbia”!
Bottom Line: If you haven’t checked out Columbia’s kids jackets, buntings, and outerwear, check it out you won’t be disappointed! Oh yea, and it’s 20% off through end of day Friday!
Marketing Director – AxlsCloset
What is a “Tastemaker”? Here at AxlsCloset we are constantly stumbling across new blogs all over the web that set a style and act as a resource for new ideas and inspiration. These awesome blogs are a product of their creators with each one giving us a personal touch all their own. Some of these blogs have enough influence and substance to keep their fans coming back each day to see what the newest DIY project, fashion or lifestyle tip will be. These are the Tastemakers, the influencers that help guide us to new styles and perspectives. AxlsCloset is excited to announce the first in our Tastemaker Spotlight series, Sharon Garofalow and her blog www.CupcakesandCutlery.com. Sharon is a mother of two, a crafty DIYer, editor, food lover and creator of magical themed parties. Her style is Classic California Cool and we invite you to explore the AxlsCloset kids products she’s selected as part of her curated collection for our site. Click here to view Sharon’s hand picked Cupcakes & Cutlery Collection.
Each month we will be introducing a new Tastemaker along with their great blog, unique style and hand picked selection of their favorite cool kids clothing & accessories at AxlsCloset. Have a favorite “Tastemaker” of your own? Share them with us so we can help share them with the entire AxlsCloset family!
Read Sharon’s Madlibs below to find out more about her style & taste:
Here at AxlsCloset.com, we are focused on being the best resource for rad kids clothing and accessories, but we are also founded on the basis that we are part of families whose style motivation reaches beyond just the apparel and is a reflection of how we live our lives. This is why we are constantly stoked when we stumble across other sites, resources and experiences that mirror our own lifestyles. We are excited to introduce one of these new discoveries to you. Our friends at FamilyShred.com are rooted in a love for their family and the snow sports industry. Enamored by their shared passion for family, the mountains and cool kids snow gear we are proud to become part of the Family Shred community. From now through September 30th they are running a giveaway contest to be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to www.AxlsCloset.com. Go to FamilyShred.com, check them out and enter for your chance to win.
Where does your family shred? We’d love to hear about your favorite mountains, beaches, parks and more. Share with us and hopefully we’ll see you out there soon!