Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wild Child Book!

I had previously shared the magical photography of Lorna Freytag and wanted to take a moment to update you on her latest venture.

"Wild Child" is Lorna's first illustrated picture book and is being released on January 5th.  It is for sale on Amazon uk or at all good bookshops in the UK only, at this time. 
ISBN: 9781406323085, written by Jeanne Willis.

I for one, can not wait until I can get my hands on this book and to get lost in the beautiful photography and the story told! It's one to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Here is a brief description of the book:

Meet Wild Child! She’s spirited and curious. She’s fearless and free. She lives alone in a mystical, prehistoric world – the last child in a dramatic landscape, where anything could happen. Follow her through her day as she explores her world from the foot of the mountain to the heart of the wood; while she runs with the rabbits and swims with the fish – but beware of the grown-ups and sensible shoes! Join the magic and unleash the wild child in YOU!

Congratulations, Lorna!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

$10K Military Nursery Give Away- Reveal!

This past spring, Mary Bauer of Bratt Decor and I decided to team up to show our love and support for our troops by giving away a $10K dream nursery makeover to a deserving service man or woman. Just in time for Memorial Day, we put out a call for nominations and received some wonderful video clips featuring men and women who sacrifice for our freedom daily.

We chose Carlos and Marlene Altamirano as our winners. Their friends put together such a beautiful video clip describing this wonderful couple and we couldn't wait to begin working on their nursery!

We were also touched by the generous donations of nursery products from our friends in the children's industry.
Doodlefish Kids donated the ivory rug, Charn and Company donated the nursery chandelier, Stacie Dale donated a beautiful memory keepsake box, Olena Boyko designed and donated the nursery curtains, moses basket and sweet bunny, Dimples and Dandelions designed and donated the plush nursery glider rocker by Angel Song and Bratt Decor donated the beautiful iron crib, changing table and bedding. Jack and Jill Interiors interviewed the couple to determine their design style and helped to select and coordinate the nursery products and paints. We then provided floor plans and storyboards for the couple so they could see their nursery come to life while they awaited the arrival of their furnishings. Thank you so much to our generous donors!
We are very pleased with the way this nursery came together to create a warm and serene environment for their baby boy, Carlos Altamirano who was born on September 3rd. 

Check out the finished nursery! Kelly Orr, of Shutterbug Portrait Studio was so kind as to take these great photos for us! Thanks, Kelly!
Photo collage by Kelly Orr of Shutterbug Portrait Studio