Design Mom Book + Bay Area Party

Today I’m so excited to announce my sister, Design Mom’s, new book! How to Live with Kids: A Room-By-Room Guide. It is genius! Stop whatever you are doing and get one. It basically goes through the whole house and has clever ideas and tips on how to have a house that’s great for kids but doesn’t compromise on living. The book officially comes out April 7th, but you can click here to pre-order it now. I’ve always looked up to Gabby and she is always the first person I ask for parenting advice because I love how she and Ben parent their kids. When you go to their house you’ll find a beautiful and practical house that always looks great with with happy kids running around climbing trees or making movies. They are really deliberate and thoughtful about how they raise their kids and live their lives. When you go to their house you don’t want to leave. For me there couldn’t be a more perfect person to write this book.

One more thing, We’re THROWING A PARTY!! We’re hosting a book party in honor of Gabrielle and Design Mom at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland on April 7 from 6pm – 7:30pm and everyone’s invited! There will be treats, gifts, a book signing, and I will be doing a Q&A with Gabby. You can get all the details here! PLEASE COME!

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First photo by Seth Smoot & styled by Kendra Smoot
Last photo by Kristen Loken for Design Mom

Favorite Party Pins: A Pop of Pink

Today’s round up makes me so happy! Pink is one of my favorite colors to use at parties. Here are a few unique ways to incorporate it. (PS – See all our favorite party pins here!)

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1. Garden | 2. Ice Cream | 3. Hearts | 4. Snacks | 5. Candles | 6. Balloons | 7. Placemats | 8. Favors |9. Drinks | 10. Paper Decorations

6 Tips for Open Shelf Organization

Oh, Open Shelving… so beautiful, yet so impractical. It can be hard to keep open shelving looking good unless you like like you are in a museum. We have open shelving in our new kitchen, so I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learned from organization the shelves in our new home.

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Envelope Inspiration No. 3 Do Not Open

Do Not Open is a envelope project by designer and letterer Erik Marinovich. I’m fascinated and delighted by this project where anybody can purchase an envelope (ahem, piece of art) with a custom design. It also makes me inspired to to send more “fun” mail this year. Look how beautiful they are! See more and commission your own right here.

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Printable 2015 Calendar

by Alix Sorrell

Did 2015 sneak up on you like it did for me? Well, If you didn’t get a chance to get a new calendar then you’re in luck! This cute & simple 12 month printable set comes with it’s own polka-dot stand. It’s the perfect size for your desk or any small area so you don’t forget, it’s really 2015!!

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