Revved up like a deuce

Revved up like a deuce

An occupational hazard of writing for Cool Mom Picks is spending waaaay too much money buying all the cool stuff you’re writing about. One glance at this original 1970s Olds print and my 8-year-old was declaring he had to have it. It’s not surprising...
If these walls could read

If these walls could read

Ever been tempted to rip the pages out of your kids’ books and hang them on the wall?  Is that only me?  Oops. I’m tempted by every single framable children’s book illustration by illustrator Adam Record of Fall Down Tree, a man so cool and...
Rock-a-bye birdies, made of bamboo

Rock-a-bye birdies, made of bamboo

I can’t stop staring at this bamboo mobile by Petit Collage, available at Branch Home, and I’m just looking at a picture. In real life, those laser-cut bamboo birds each have a different pattern cut into their middles, so as they twirl around on the...
Pictures of you

Pictures of you

I love to choose sentimental, personal gifts that say something more than “I dropped $50 on you.” (Hello, gift cards.) Problem is, sentimental, personal gifts can border on cheesy if you aren’t choosy. The design-your-own photo frames from Designs by...
Painting without fear. Or formaldehyde.

Painting without fear. Or formaldehyde.

When I was pregnant, I painted three pieces of furniture out in the cold because I was so freaked out about what the paint fumes could do to the bébé. But when you’re pregnant is precisely when you decide you must paint right now. Fear not, panicked mamas,...

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