Apr

01

Buy on Nordstrom.com and get a Free Bunny or Bear Cap

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To celebrate the launch of our new bear and bunny caps and our new partnership with Nordstrom, we’re offering an awesome deal!

  1. Buy a blanket or a swaddle on NORDSTROM.COM
  2. Email us your receipt and choice of cap to hello@elliefunday.com
  3. Receive a free bear or bunny pilot cap!

Offer ends May 1st, 2015. For purchases on Nordstrom.com only. One gift per purchase.

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Feb

10

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Looking for last minute Valentine’s day gifts? Well, we’ve curated something for you with your loves in mind, here are some beautiful gifts from companies that hold true to loving and caring about all those around us and across the world.

Best Gift for Your Girlfriend

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Bloom That, The Haven, $45.

Flowers straight to her door in the cutest burlap wrap & ribbon in under 90 minutes…that’s last minute all-right. Best part is you still win!

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Taza Chocolates, From $5.50

Boston-based Taza Chocolate makes incredible chocolates with subtle but bright flavors using a stone-ground process based on traditional techniques used in Oaxaca, Mexico, where the cacao beans are grown. Not only organic, this chocolate is Direct Trade-certified, which means farmers are paid a premium wage for a premium commodity, even more than a fair-trade price, according to the chocolate-makers. If you have Amazon Prime… you’re in luck! 2-days and it ships to you for free!

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Cuyana, Leather Travel Case, $95.

Help your girlfriend take up less space in your suitcase with this lovely leather travel case set from Cuyana. Hand-crafted in Argentina with premium leather, make it an even more special present by personalizing it with her initials and a love note!

Best Gift for Your BFF

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Shine Project, Bangle, $26.

Bring back those great childhood memories playing dress-up with your BFF with a set of matching, personalized bangles – a present for your besty and yourself! The Shine Project employs inner city youths and empowers them to be self-reliant and provide for a better future.

Best Gift for Your Man

Warby Parker, Murphy Sunglasses, $145.

Your man will absolutely love a pair of Warby Parker sunnies! And what makes this gift all the better? Not only is this a present for your guy, but you are also giving a gift to someone in need of glasses. Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring so that others may have the chance see all the beauty in the world.

Best Gift for Your Longtime Love

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Papir Mass, Affordable Art, $10.

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Everlane, Weekender Bag, $95

The weekender bag from Everlane is the perfect gift for your long-time love. Pair this with a list of places you would love to travel together with and even a travel book to spark some romance and fun! Everlane believes in radical transparency all across their supply chain. They cut out the middle man in the high mark-ups.

Best Gifts for Your Kids

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Design Life Kids, Juki Swing, $25.

Made out of organic cotton, your kids will think you’re the coolest parent in town… and so will the others as well!

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TugTug SF, Aigle Rain Boots, $54.

We finally have some rain in California! Let your kids have a little fun jumping through puddles in these adorable yellow, TugTug rain boots! Hand-crafted and made from natural varnished rubber, this is for sure to last through all of their adventures!

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EllieFunDay, Lovestruck Blanket, $84.

Best snuggling blanket of all. Your little cupids will love you to death for this one!

Best Gift for Your Baby

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Winter Water Factory, Under the Sea Romper, $36.

You won’t be able to get over how cute your baby looks in this Winter Water Factory “Under the Sea” Romper. 100% organic cotton and made in USA, you won’t have anything to worry about when putting this on your little one. Let’s just hope burp time isn’t a mess!

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EllieFunDay, Goddess Swaddle, $52.

Perfect for both mom and baby this gift serves many functions. From a nursing cover, to a swaddle, to a light-weight summer blanket and even into a small table covering. You’ll be sure to love it’s delicate hand-embroidery (which takes 9-hours to make!)

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May

06

Mother’s Day is Everyday : Freshly Picked Moccasins & EllieFunDay Baby Blanket Giveaway with NaomiPQ!

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We had the honor of meeting amazing mother and Instagramer NaomiPQ  last month through our intern Jenn! She’s a fabulous mother of three charming little boys and has been such an inspiration to so many. We asked her to write a few words about motherhood, balance and life! We are so honored to have her! Please see the giveaway at the end of the post!

EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day

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EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day

EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day

EllieFunDay Organic Baby Blanket Mothers Day

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I fumble for my iPhone and check the time. It’s 8:57 am, it’s an hour and a half later than I had planned to wake up. There goes my plan to get up before the kids and make us an elegant breakfast. The baby is stirring, but I might have enough time to check my Instagram. And Facebook. And maybe my Pinterest too while I’m at it. My feet haven’t even touched the floor and I am already head first into social media. I scroll through and find photos of immaculate, clutter free interiors. Already, I am unhappy with the state of my own. Note to self: Purchase that issue of Real Simple I saw at the grocery line, because, gosh darn it, I have to find clever and affordable decluttering solutions if it kills me!

By now, I hear the rumbling of little feet against our creaky wooden floors. I decide I’ll brush my teeth and find proper attire later. I go see what the commotion is all about. My five-year-old is completely naked and has already downloaded a new app on the iPad. I guess finding proper attire wasn’t a priority for him either. My two-year-old, surprisingly fully clothed, looks to have found and consumed half a bag of potato chips. The other half is emptied onto the white couch and adjacent high pile rug. Cross off “clutter-free” from my to do list.

The rest of our day consists of nothing more than laundry and spilled milk. Come to think of it, most days do. I used to take the boys on these spontaneous hikes and felt really good about myself (maybe because being spontaneous and outdoorsy makes me a good mom). That’s what I told myself at least. On one occasion, I even brought an elaborate picnic lunch. It was a picture perfect moment… up until we ditched the picnic and ran back to the car. We heard a wild animal approaching, but it ended up being a warble of harmless geese. I laugh about it now.

Sometimes my expectations of being a good mother can be quite comical, not to mention unrealistic. I begin to realize how accustomed I’ve become to approaching life like a Pinterest board – curating only the lovely, the inspiring, the ideal. Everything else – the mess, the mundane, and the unlovely – therefore became indications of less than adequate parenting, sending me into a downward spiral of frustration and self-doubt.

As I am about to retire for the evening, I hear a faint whimpering coming from the boys’ room. It’s my two-year-old son, Luke, roused by a bad dream. Instinctually, I stroke his warm, rotund cheeks and give them soft kisses. Already his eyebrows begin to unfurl and his disposition softens. I whisper, “It’s okay, baby boy. Mommy’s here”. His fears are quickly abated, and he returns to blissful slumber. I sneak away and close the door to a small victory. In this simple moment, my child felt safe. Not in a high-end toddler bed, but in the crook of my arm.

Maybe one day I’ll have that clutter free home or travel the world and find the cure for an obscure disease. Today? Well, my house is still a mess and nothing particularly captivating is on our agenda. But I get to be a mommy to three of the most amazing little humans. And that’s pretty freakin’ cool.

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We are giving away in celebration of Mother’s Day one EllieFunDay Fox & Forest Blanket and One Freshly Picked Moccasins (6 months : Copper Metallic) Freshly Picked moccs are perfect for our little Abel. Since he started learning to walk, it’s been important for him to wear soft, flexible shoes. It doesn’t hurt. too, that they are beautifully made. I seriously want a pair in my size! There is so much to love about our EllieFunDay blanket. I am always on the lookout for well-crafted, design-friendly kid products. I appreciate the attention to detail and the choice of materials. It’s so velvety! No wonder the boys like to cuddle under it naked! Not to mention, the story behind it is what makes it truly special. It’s thrilling to know that the purchase of each blanket gives dignity to the woman that made it.
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Here’s how to enter!

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Giveaway ends on MONDAY, May 12, at 8pm, PST

Please check back to see if you are the lucky winner!

 

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