fashion, featured, give back, holiday

feed projects: the mini bag

December 7, 2016

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i’m sure most of you have heard about FEED projects, but if not, check them out… especially worthwhile for gifting this time of year. it was started by lauren bush lauren with the simple idea of creating products that engage people in the fight against hunger. every product is stamped with the number of meals that are provided with its purchase–pretty great.

nate and i are big fans of FEED so we were especially thrilled to be a part of the launch of their mini feed bag for kids… as pictured on alexa in the photos within this post. be sure to check out the interview they did with us on the feed site… we think its pretty sweet.  (also, a cool side note is that nate shoots for them quite a bit, check out some of his work here.) Continue Reading…

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our adventures abroad…

November 26, 2016

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normally, it takes me a bit to gather images and document a trip, but i felt it necessary to immediately write about our adventure to germany because, if i didn’t, i would potentially forget/block from my memory some of the dirty details. for those of you who follow me on instagram you are probably thinking it was a dreamy getaway with family… some of you may even have thought what rockstars we were for taking on this adventure… well, sorry to say we had you fooled. not intentionally of course, but simply because i didn’t photograph the doctors visit, the 24 hour stomach viruses and all the chaotic travel scenarios. i kinda wish i would have at least documented it on snapchat, but the truth is i didn’t have enough hands to manage that or enough time between each scenario! so… here goes, our 2016 german adventure, in all its glory…. Continue Reading…

#lifehacks, give back

#lifehacks for a good cause

November 5, 2016

it seems like everyone has a start up these days… all these new brands, sites and companies popping up left and right. some are great, some die out quickly. i think it is worth noting the ones that took something simple that seemed to go unnoticed by technological change, and decided to improve upon it.

some of my favorite examples–that have changed my life in small and high-impact ways–are:

warby parker with eyeware
uber with transportation (enter udu3 for a free ride!)
harrys for men’s razors
netflix with tv series (our favorites being The Fall and Love)
blue apron with weekly meal planning
nurture life for weekly meal planning for kids lunches
parasol diapers (for a chic, soft and natural subscription solution)
rockets of awesome (easing my school clothing shopping worries all in a couple clicks)

i wanted to take a moment to share about this new vitamin company called care/of
it’s about time someone considered the vitamin industry! care/of is an online brand with an app/website rooted in refreshing honesty. the vitamins are made with better ingredients, & personalized for you.

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as part of their launch they are partnering with the GOOD+ Foundation. for every 20 people on their waitlist, they will distribute a month of our prenatal vitamins to a woman in need with the help of GOOD+ Foundation.

prenatal vitamins are essential for a healthy pregnancy; taking folic acid can decrease the chance of neural tube defects in newborns by up to 72%. over a million pregnant women in the U.S. don’t take prenatals, in part due to cost–their goal is to fix that.

check them out! i’ve signed up and i encourage you to as well.

invite 3 friends – get 1 week free / invite 10 friends – get 1 month free / invite 100 friends – get 1 year free

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life on the farm

October 29, 2016

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i was trying to divide up this post into multiple posts, but time is not on my side these days. you know that thing called “mom brain” that happens post baby… well, mine is back. i feel like i can’t even remember people’s names lately. for some reason this fall has been the busiest of my life yet. it is a combo of my job, rowan and the kid’s school. between my work emails and the school emails that fill up my inbox everyday its enough to make anyone go a little nutty. on that note, i would like to make special request to the powers that be at the kids school–for those of us with TWO kids in the same school, it would be great if everything was prefaced with what grade/child the letter, email, etc is for. its hard enough to remember it all and then to remember what teacher said what or what letter wad for who!! AH.

anyway, this post is meant to be about our lovely time away at stony creek farmstead, so here we go… hoping no one will mind my photographic narrative (thanks nathan for taking all the beautiful photos as usual)! if you have any questions about the stay, shoot me a note at marissakrax@gmail! all i gotta say is, plan a trip there next spring–it is so lovely.

also, an important tip: bring rainboots or wellies
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third child #fomo

October 26, 2016

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rowan is never going to sit on the side lines waiting for the action to come to him… i’m not totally sure what all the characteristics of a third child entail, but rowan seems to definitely have the outgoing attention-seeker bit down. he wants to be a part of all the fun always–whether its bath time, reading time or pretty much anything else, rowan wants to be involved. he suffers from major “fomo.” :)

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art for a special cause

October 16, 2016

i’ve shared about plum print before–the super easy way to archive your kids artwork–but, now i wanted to share about plum print marketplace… specifically because alexa’s art is on display and for sale! the plum print marketplace enables artists, of all ages, to sell products featuring their unique creations. artists receive royalties to benefit a favorite charity, an education fund, a growing career, or even a toy wish list! sales from alexa’s art are benefiting the good+ foundation (formally baby buggy). check out her artwork below–and shop for a good cause! so proud of my little artist!

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sweet greetings

September 28, 2016

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every since alexa and hayden could crawl/walk, they have always greeted me at the door when i get home from work. its always been the best feelings and one of my favorite parts of my day… now that they are “big kids” they are often busy playing games or they decide to hide so that i come and find them (which is super cute too). now rowie has taken the lead in the role as “mommy’s door greeter” and it is absolutely priceless to see him crawling fast as he can till i can sweep him up into my arms. Continue Reading…