Likes & Links: Spring Wishlist 2017

Posted in Likes & Links
on May 2, 2017

Hey, friends! I love these Likes & Links posts, because I get to share with all of you some of my favorite things, places, experiences, and so on.  I love reading these posts on other blogs, so I decided to write my own Likes & Links series.

This post has some of my newest favorite things…Michigan-themed baby gifts, Palette Painting & Canvas Pillows at a Crafty Boutique, Jewelry made from Graffiti Art in Detroit, the Magnolia Journal, & an intentional goal planner.

So, without further adieu, I’d like to present to you my Likes & Links for this Spring.  Here goes…

The Bitten Mitten: Michigan-Themed Baby Gifts

I saw these adorable Michigan-themed swaddle blankets on Facebook recently, and went all google-eyed over them!  How cute are these?

Michigan themed baby items and gifts...

Michigan Themed Baby Items and Gifts...

So, when I began investigating the company behind such cuteness, I found several other Michigan-related baby items that are must-haves like these teethers…

Michigan Themed Baby Items & Gifts...

The Bitten Mitten offers Michigan teethers made of food-grade safe silicone.  The bead strands have been tested for safety, but the company does warn parents to never leave their baby unattended while he or she is enjoying a teething toy.

Michigan Themed Baby Items & Gifts...

And, if you’re not as big of a Michigan fan as I am, The Bitten Mitten sells adorable wooden camera shaped teethers along with other adorable designs.  How cute are these?

Perfect for playing and teething, the Camera teether is made of beech wood and 100% Food Grade silicone beads. The Beech wood is left unfinished, is naturally antimicrobial and non-splintering and is commonly used for wooden spoons in the kitchen.

Handmade Baby Items & Gifts...

If you would like to see your state made into a teether or swaddle blanket for your little one, suggestions are taken by The Bitten Mitten.  They offer Texas already.  Will your state be next?  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Michigan Themed Baby Items & Gifts...

{Photos borrowed from The Bitten Mitten’s website, cause they are so darn cute!}

AR Workshop: A Craftinista’s Dream Boutique

I have fallen in love with the “Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines” kind of country-ish farmhouse style, much like the rest of the world.  And, included in that design style are painted palettes and canvas pillows.  I’ve seen these painting classes and workshops popping up all over social media that teach you how to paint your own palettes and make your own canvas pillows, just like Joanna Gaines uses in her designs.

AR Workshops, DIY crafting, Painting, Palettes, Canvas Pillows & more...

Well, I about “lost my drawers” (gotta get my southern drawl on) when I saw this new boutique-y workshop open up near my house.  AR Workshop offers classes in wood palette painting, canvas pillows, and more!  The designs are customizable so what you create to take home, you can proudly display in your home.

AR Workhops, wood palette, painting, DIY crafting, & canvas pillows...

Our DIY workshops feature step by step instruction for learning unique skills and creating charming, unique and on trend home decor pieces and beyond.  Our projects are customizable and will teach you techniques that you can use for doing your own DIY crafts at home with a variety of materials!  Wood signs, wood pallet signs, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes,… the list goes on. Most importantly, our workshops are fun!  Really!  We have music, wine and beer, and encourage laughing and dancing while you work on your project!

We believe in doing the work yourself is what pays off so join us, get inspired and let’s get in touch with your inner craftinista!
AR Workshop™ will help you take your home decor to the next level!

AR Workshops, DIY crafting, Painting, Palettes, Canvas Pillows & more...

AR Workshops, DIY crafting, Painting, Palettes, Canvas Pillows & more...

I can’t even begin to tell you how much my inner “craftinista” wants to set up shop here and never leave.  The possibilities are endless.

I think AR Workshop would definitely be Joanna Gaines approved.  They also have other retail goods for sale at their workshops like jewelry and bath bombs for the ultimate Girls Night Out.  They have several locations throughout the “US of A”.  Click here to find a location near you!

AR Workshop, Palette Painting, Canvas Pillows, Girl's Night Out

Check out these beautiful projects you can make at AR Workshop….I would find it hard to choose which one to make!

AR Workshops, DIY crafting, Painting, Palettes, Canvas Pillows & more...

AR Workshops, DIY crafting, Painting, Palettes, Canvas Pillows & more...

AR Workshops, DIY crafting, Painting, Palettes, Canvas Pillows & more...

AR Workshops, DIY crafting, Painting, Palettes, Canvas Pillows & more...

{Photos are property of AR Workshop}

 Magnolia Journal by Chip & Joanna Gaines

Recently for my birthday, my hubby bought me my first {of many, I’m sure} issue of The Magnolia Journal.  If you love the show Fixer Upper, you have to check out their blog and their new magazine.  It’s like a having a slice of Chip & Joanna pie, and it tastes like inspiration and belly laughs.

The Magnolia Journal is filled with project ideas, photos, recipes, party ideas, gardening tips, and so much more!  It’s my new favorite “good read” and a necessity for any Chip & Joanna fan.

If you’ve never heard of Fixer Upper, pull up a comfy chair, grab a cappuccino and enjoy this episode {one of my favorites!}.  You’ll be hooked in minutes.  Beware:  you may become addicted to shiplap and subway tile!  You’ve been warned!

Enjoy these Chip & Joanna {mostly Chip!!} bloopers…. #relationshipgoals 🙂

Rebel Nell Graffiti Jewelry 

I recently saw Rebel Nell jewelry on a local TV show, and was so impressed with the business model and beautiful jewelry I just had to share it with you.

Rebel Nell is a jewelry company that empowers under-advantaged women in Detroit, gives them a job & some financial stability, and helps them reach their potential and discover their dreams.

Michigan Made Graffiti Jewelry

The jewelry is pretty amazing as well.  It is made from fallen graffiti art that the ladies find all over the city of Detroit.

They take the fallen pieces of artwork, and slowly reveal the layers of paint and history beneath each piece.  Those pieces of Detroit heritage are then made into gorgeous necklaces, earrings, cuff links, and more.

Michigan Made Graffiti Jewelry

Michigan Made Graffiti Jewelry

I love everything that Rebel Nell stands for.  If you’ve ever wanted a piece of Michigan, consider purchasing a Rebel Nell graffiti jewelry piece for your collection.  Not only will you be helping women from Detroit, but you will also be buying a beautiful statement piece.

Michigan Made Graffiti Jewelry

Michigan Made Graffiti Jewelry

{You can watch the owner and founder of Rebel Nell on Harry Connick Jr.’s Talk Show!}

Handmade Detroit Graffiti Jewelry

{Photos are property of Rebel Nell}

Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner by Lara Casey

I stumbled upon Lara Casey’s website recently, and discovered that she has one of the brightest spirits of anyone I’ve ever met.  I felt so incredibly inspired as I explored her website, and found her Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner.

Lara Casey's Powersheet Intentional Goal Planner...

Lara’s message is all about living an intentional life, letting go of “perfect”, and finding power in your purpose.

You’ll hear more about Lara in the coming weeks, as I’ve been chosen to be a part of the launch team for her newest book, Cultivate…which I couldn’t be more honored to do.

But, for now, watch this quick video about Lara and her Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner. She sells a 12 months version, and a 6 month.  I’m hoping to order the 6 months goal planner soon, and refocus for the rest of 2017.  I can’t wait to get my goal planner, how about you?

I hope you found a little inspiration here today.  I love sharing new, wonderful products and experiences with you here at Lattes, Lilacs, & Lullabies.  If you have a favorite thing that you’d love to share with us, please do in the comments below.  Happy Spring!

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  • Reply Harmony, Momma To Go

    These all look amazing! I had no idea Joanna had a magazine! Thanks for that tip! I have an April Stuff I Love post

    May 3, 2017 at 5:40 am
  • Reply Ashley

    This was so cute! I have been wanting to buy PowerSheets for a few years now and I think that video finally gave me the push to do it!

    May 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Ro

    I LOVED this post and I adore your blog layout! It’s so bright and calming, but I digress! I loved your spring likes! I’m also a fan of Joanna Gaines’ decor and love farmhouse decor! While our apartment includes quite a bit of it, my dream house would be full of it! Great post!

    May 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Brittany

    I’m loving all of the pictures on your blog! I love Chip and Joanna. You can’t go wrong with any of their products! 🙂

    May 7, 2017 at 1:05 am
  • Reply Shannon

    Love finding new treasures and can’t wait to check out the planners!

    May 7, 2017 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Steph

    Everything you posted about is so cute

    May 7, 2017 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I haven’t heard of any of these before! So cute. I’ll definitely have to check them out

    May 7, 2017 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply Meghna

    All looks amazing. Thanks for sharing

    May 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Kayla Nigro

    Okay what! I seriously want to go to that shop for a girl’s night out! I love how it’s rustic/farmhouse themed. ???

    May 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Jamie @ madrediem

    I love that calendar and may look to get the 6 month version to plan out the rest of the year. It seems like it’s similar to bullet journaling without being so intimidating. Thanks for sharing!

    May 7, 2017 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Anna Barton

    All such fabulous picks, but I’m really loving those camera teethers! Oh my goodness, so cute!!

    May 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Jasmine Hewitt

    awesome picks! love the teething rings

    May 8, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Liz F.

    A great list of pretty cute items sold by local businesses!

    May 8, 2017 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Melody

    I love the camera teethers! My son is all about his teether toys right now and I only have a few- I’ll definitely have to look into the camera ones! And I think if a workshop like that opened up near me I would probably go there everyday =)

    May 8, 2017 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Marilyn

    Wow, that is a lot of very cool stuff. Especially the graffiti art, that history must be interesting to learn about.

    May 8, 2017 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Ashley Griffith

    So many awesome things! I love all of the teethers – they are super cute!

    May 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Jenni Petrey

    These all look gorgeous, there are so many great looking products for babies.

    May 9, 2017 at 9:55 am
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