We’ve already added a touch of the Star Wars™ saga to the kids’ room (no shame in putting those Millennium Falcon™sheets in the grown-ups’ room too!) and the playroom. The next part of our lives that needs to be immersed in The Force? Our tech!
We took three of our favorite designs from the Pottery Barn Kids Star Wars collection and made them into wallpaper perfectly sized for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and computer desktop. To download them, click the links below and save each image to your device. Now prepare to be answering your friends’ constant questions of where you found ’em! We’ll be here ready to help them out.
So many of our holiday memories take place around a dinner table.The festive season means spending time with family, friends and great food! We believe the preparation of these meals is just as important a part of the tradition as digging into the finished product is. It’s the most fun when everyone feels a part of the meal and gathered in the kitchen lending a hand – whether they are making the gravy or putting the finishing touches on a special dessert. But when there are little ones in the house, how do you get them involved (and interested!) in contributing to these special dinners?
We asked Bryan Voltaggio, chef and owner of VOLT, Aggio, Family Meal, Lunchbox, and Range restaurants, Top Chef finalist, author of “Home,” and father of three, for his tips on including the whole kid crew in the making of a holiday dinner. Keep reading for his ideas on where to assign the littlest chefs in the kitchen and delicious ways to use all those leftovers.
Oh, Halloween, we wouldn’t mind if your tricks, treats, and costumes stayed around well past October 31. Based on the number of entries we received in our Instagram Halloween costume contest, it seems like you all love the holiday and its festivities just as much as we do! While we wish we could share every last #lovemypbk Halloween photo we saw, including both Pottery Barn Kids and homemade costumes alike, you’d be scrolling for d-a-y-s. So we chose some of our favorite costumes that we need you to see.
Next step after the kiddos are dressed in their costumes and ready for trick-or-treating? Photo time! Did Halloween even happen if there isn’t photographic proof of the cuteness? Probably not. Capture all the silly and scary moments using these three tips for taking photos you can’t not frame.
1. Use Flash Sparingly
Yes, many of your photo moments will be during the spookiest times of day, but whatever you do, please don’t compensate for natural light with the harsh glare of your camera or phone’s flash. Try to take photos during golden hour, which is just after sunset. It offers the best natural light and casts a beautiful, warm glow over everything.
Written by Isobel Benesch of Bel & Beau for Pottery Barn Kids.
Before children, the end of Daylight Saving Time was an occasion to be celebrated. “Falling back” meant an extra hour of daytime that you could spend doing whatever you pleased. But as a parent, Daylight Saving means earlier mornings, thrown-off nap times, and later bedtimes.
It’s hard for us to choose a favorite book of all time, but we can certainly say that when it comes to books about manners, Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins takes the, er, cake. The story of one impolite little cake who learns manners from a not-so-terrifying cyclops is a must-read for all parents teaching their kiddos the finer points of their P’s and Q’s. To inspire ourselves and the little ones to be on our most polite behavior, Chronicle Books, the publisher of Rude Cakes, has shared this fun activity to make a cyclops’ trademark eye.
We love everything about fall and have been spending a lot of the season enjoying the crisp air at our local pumpkin patches. There is something about pumpkins that have us mesmerized and every year we become obsessed with new and fun ways to decorate and display them around our house.