Denver Starlight Market - Spring Recap

There's nothing better than connecting with mamas, papas, and little ones in real life. We held our 2nd Starlight Market, this time in celebration of spring and right before Mother's Day. With tasty treats, cocktails, mini photo sessions, flowers, and of course small business shopping, it was a festive and fun day for all.

Big thanks to all who came out, and especially to our friends:

Venue: Suzy Holman of the Denver Photo Collective

Vendor Booths: Hazel Village, Chasing Windmills, Izzy & Ferd, Give Lovely, Wunderkin, Remy & Rose Soap, Lil Bellies, Lana's Shop, and Premastyle

Treats: Cookies, brownies, cupcakes baked with organic mixes by Foodstirs and pasture-raised eggs and butter by Vital Farms

On site portrait station photographer: Alexandria Ramon (who took the last photo in this post of my kiddos!)

Sharing One of Nature's Little Secrets

“Look Mama and Daddy, the flowers close up at night and then open when the sun warms them up.”

Standing in the backyard with our little girl, we were looking at the tulips in our garden—a telltale sign of spring’s arrival.  That’s when she very matter-of-factly told us about how the tulips close at night and open during the day.

I had never before noticed how our tulips follow the transition from day to night.  I felt like my little girl let me in on one of nature’s secrets.

I asked her, “How’d you know that?”  She said that she just watches the flowers.  When she leaves the house for preschool in the morning, they are closed.  And when she returns home, the flowers are open.

So I looked it up.  Scientists call this process “nastic movements,” as flowers respond to various stimuli, such as sunlight.

Like most kids, our little girl didn’t need a textbook on flora and fauna to understand how flowers react to their environments.  She just relied upon her keen powers of observation.

And it got me thinking.  What else am I missing all around me?  What other phenomenon do I observe everyday without ever really noticing?

Our children—yours, mine, all of ours—have a special gift for observing the world.  They look at nature with discerning and open eyes.  They notice the little details, Mama Nature’s little secrets, like tulips opening and closing as day fades into night.

Now, when I leave the house in the morning, I look at our tulips—still closed from the night’s cold.  I smile, knowing that they will soon open their blossoms with the morning sun.  And I smile with gratitude, being able to soak in and see the world through our children's eyes.

Denver Starlight Market Recap

We started our holiday season by pulling together some of our favorite local Denver brands and small shops for one super sweet pop-up shop for families. It was so nice meeting so many wonderful families, and the whole time felt like one festive playdate. We are looking forward to making the Starlight Market an annual event!

Big thanks to all of our friends:

Venue: Hosted by Suzy Holman of the Denver Photo Collective 

Vendor Booths: Chasing Windmills, Hazel Village, Lana's Shop, Free Babes, Monroe Workshop, Hadley Girl, Remy & Rose  

Snacks: Popcorn bar by PipCorn and star cookies by Katherine's French Bakery

On site portrait station photographer: Luis of LP Images

Holiday Shipping Break (Dec. 19-28)

Our shop is on a holiday shipping break from December 19 through December 28, as we take a chance to soak up the goodness of the holidays with our family.  So what does that mean for you all?

USPS Priority Mail shipping is on us for all domestic orders during placed during our shipping break (Dec. 19-28).  All U.S. orders will ship out, via USPS Priority Mail, on December 29th.

And for our international friends, you'll save $8.00 off of your usual shipping costs during the holiday shipping break too.  A little something for everyone.

There's no promo code necessary (the shipping costs are zeroed out for our US customers and discounted for our international customers at checkout).

Hope you and yours are enjoying the holidays too!  Oh, and stay tuned...we're also working on a complete re-stock of our windmill-printed thermal long johns to be available by end of January!

With gratitude,

Sarah & JP (Co-Founders)

6 Ways to Wear our Long Johns

True, beautiful, and good. These are the qualities we look for in clothing and toys for our own children. Lately, we've been thinking of adding another- versatile. With the urge to simplify our own lives and closets, we are pretty happy that our merino thermal long johns check off so many boxes. Here are 6 ways to wear our long johns day and night.


1. Everyday pajamas

Image by @fawnandforest

With one sock on, one sock off or the blankets kicked off, you can sleep easy knowing that your little one will still be warm and cozy in the goodness of merino wool. Merino wool naturally helps regulate body temperature, so our long johns ideal for getting a good night's rest.


2. Matching Sibling Jammies

 

Image by @lee_kristine

Image by @lee_kristine

Because who doesn't love twinning? Mix or match colors for all the little ones (up to size 8T ;) in your life.


3. Christmas Jammies

Image by @burtsbrisplease

Image by @burtsbrisplease

We've heard our windmill pattern looks like stars, snowflakes, and magic. Whatever you make of them, they are the perfect festive and cozy jammie to wake up in on Christmas morning. Plus, you can still wear them every other day of the year. Again, we love versatility :).


4. Loungewear

 

Image by @melissaclickphotography

Image by @melissaclickphotography

No need to rush to get into those day time clothes. Spend those slow morning lounging, playing some music, and lounging some more.


4. Activewear

Image by @iamjesshunter

Image by @iamjesshunter

Merino wool is a naturally high performance fabric. It's breathable, moisture-wicking, and odor controlling all while being super soft and cozy. So keep on dancin' in the wild in our long johns and you'll feel as fresh as can be.


6. Baselayer

Image by @partyforthree

Image by @partyforthree

Layer up! When the snow finally falls, our long johns make the perfect baselayer underneath those snowsuits for reasons noted in 5. But we can keep going. Merino wool is also quick drying, and still retains heat even when wet. Plus it's naturally antibacterial, so when your kids don't want to peel off their long johns, relax and hit the sledding hill one more time ;).

Shop all merino thermal long johns here.