Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply

Our very good family friends Audrey Matson and Bob Lies are opening an urban homesteading store called Egg|Plant on Selby Avenue 1 block east of Fairview (about 4 blocks west of Snelling).

Their official opening is tomorrow, April 1 (no fooling!), and they're all stocked up with an amazing selection of gardening supplies, heritage seeds, plants, composters, planters, implements, books, and backyard chicken supplies. Audrey knows her stuff, too--she's the one who turned us on to raising chickens a couple of years ago.

It's been really fun watching Bob and Audrey plan Egg|Plant and make it a reality.

So, before you put in your garden in this year, stop in and check out Egg|Plant. We think it's destined to be another great independent store that makes St. Paul such a great place to live!

Above, a few preview photos of Egg|Plant as Audrey and Bob and their kids (and a few of ours) prepare for opening day.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The BabyHawk Oh SNAP! Structured Baby Carrier

We recently added this new soft structured carrier from BabyHawk called the Oh SNAP! It's a great carrier for older babies and toddlers and can be worn on the front or the back.

It's similar to our long-time favorite the Ergo, but it has a fold-down head support panel instead of a hood and a wider center panel. Like the Ergo, it has a wide padded waist belt, padded sholder pads, and an adjustable chest strap. Unlike the Ergo, BabyHawk doesn't (as yet) make an infant insert to accomodate small babies--it's intended only for babies 15lbs or larger.

We love BabyHawk's sense of style and we get new fabric combinations every time we order. We also love the fact that they're made in the USA. Stop in a and try one on with your baby!

Monday, March 1, 2010

New in Store: Simple Eco-Friendly Toddler Shoes

We just got in our spring supply of toddler shoes from Simple. These are sturdy and wide little shoes made from certified organic cotton, hemp, and natural and recycled rubber. Even the laces are green -- made from recycled soda bottles. We're stocking size 4-10 in both boyish and girlish styles, but they might not last long since we didn't order a huge amount. If you need a pair of super-green puddle jumpers, stop in soon!