I remember growing up I had an entire bedroom of wicker furniture. White wicker chairs and settee and of course I loved it! Ha! This trend is back in style, which means I am officially old. However it has a more boho twist these days and wicker is best left in its raw wood form. Baskets, benches and light fixtures are best served in wicker! Here are three reasons why I can’t get enough.
•1. Wicker adds SO MUCH TEXTURE! If you are a neutral lover like me then you know we need to add visual interest any where we can and natural colored wicker baskets are a great way to do that. They really warm up a space and can be a beautiful and functional way to hide all the crap we have.
•2. Mixes well with any style. It gives dreamy boho vibes with out having to commit to that as the entire theme of your home. The arched pattern adds whimsy to the squares up spaces we seem to create for our selves to live in. I can literally not get enough of it on furniture and baskets! I think arched cane wicker is my actual love language!
•3. I can’t get enough of the COLOR! The warm wood tones that accompany this modern day wicker trend makes my heart sing. I often get hired to Design homes based on the fact that they like how I create “warm/cozy” spaces. Wicker is basically the greatest way to add warmth. That color is like a dreamy sunset that wraps you up in it. Wicker light fixtures take that warmth to the next level with the way they diffuse the light around your room.
If you are looking to cozy up a space, look no further then a wicker basket or light fixture! Add it to your shelves or floors and you will be so happy to see that you have created that “feeling” you were looking for with a little bit of wicker!
Car seats and the safety they provide, have been important to me even before I had kids of my own. I nannied little kids for years before having my own and was constantly moving car seats from their moms car to mine. These moms taught me how important proper installation of a car seat is for the safety of your baby.
Peace of mind when driving around our sweet kiddos is priceless. What I love about the Cybex Sirona M is that it takes safety to the next level with its SensorSafe 2.0 technology. This was originally developed to help prevent accidental infant hot deaths but they take it a step farther to monitor the well being of our babies while the car is in motion! They have a vehicle and phone alert system to let you know even if your kiddo has unbuckled them selves! This was perfect for my wild child who seems to love to put herself in harms way more often then not.
We are usually rushing out the door and getting all three of our kids loaded and safe has been so much easier with Cybex’s advanced safety features. Knowing she isn’t unbuckling while driving to and from the soda shop to grab a “save me Jade”, or between home and Target, has made my life so much easier. Now if it could only prevent tantrums after leaving target toy less;) ha!
Something I leaned as a nanny before I had kids was the importance of installing a car seat properly. The mom I nannied for was a stickler for making sure all harnesses were attached and pulled tight and I have carried this with me to my own kids car seats. I do not put a car seat in the car with out attaching it 100% properly. Even if it takes a little more time to do so, the peace of mind knowing my most prized possessions are strapped in properly is worth the extra few minutes it takes. I do not take any risks when it comes to my kids safety, it was hard enough to just get them here, so I will do what ever it takes to keep them safe. Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 has changed the way we drive. It keeps me hands free with the in car monitor and worry free with the ultimate technology for child safety. We may be ready to think about adding a fourth baby to this crew now that we can monitor them all safely.
Since we started our Farmtable business four years ago, we have been giving away a farm table on Mother’s Day every year. We love all of the selfless, compassionate and hard working mamas out there and know you ALL deserve more then you receive. If you have a mom in your life that you would like to nominate please email us about her. She needs to be local BUT this year we are also giving away one of Ty’s amazing cutting boards to a second out of state winner.
In your email please include if you are local or out of state in your subject line and tell us a little bit about the Mom, sister or friend you are nominating. Feel free to send pictures and all the details you feel comfortable sharing.
Choosing a winner is so hard but we are increasingly prayerful about who we chose and we can not wait to deliver a SUPRISE table on Mother’s Day to our winner. Thank you for being here and being the BEST EVER!!! Thank you for sharing these amazing women with us.