Journal

Hip to the Hop - Easter countdown + traditions!

Easter is right around the corner! Locals, make sure to place your orders by Thursday, April 1st! Out-of-towners, place your orders by Sunday, March 28th!

Click here to check out ideas for Easter basket fillers! We have a selection of pre-made baskets to save you on time, and lots of treats à la carte. Some favorite picks this year are these super cute bunny and golden egg surprise balls and all of the springy crayons

Being at home so much over the last year has made it more clear than ever that holidays and traditions are where it's at. What are your favorite Easter traditions?

Dying a zillion eggs?
A fancy brunch with family?
Perhaps it's the special potatoes with cornflakes mixed in that your friends from the Midwest make!?



In Finland kids dress up as Easter witches and deliver special twigs to neighbors - and in some areas they sit still for long periods of time (!) and stare at grass waiting for it to grow!

Residents of Corfu, Greece throw pottery out their windows on Easter Saturday to ward off bad spirits - a tradition called the botides.

I'm planning to dye lots and lots of eggs and make cascarones - a Mexican-American tradition of filling eggs with confetti. Kiddos can chase each other and smash them on each other's heads! (Maybe do a slight, secret pre-smash so it doesn't hurt the little ones...!)

A LIFE SIZE GOODNIGHT MOON!

An artist collective in NYC called Fort Makers (they had me at that name!) brought the Goodnight Moon book to life with contemporary takes on the furniture and design in a new immersive exhibit.

Turns out that when Goodnight Moon was published in 1947, it was considered so progressive that the New York Public Library didn’t carry it for 25 years. Who knew!

Click here to read more and imagine what it might be like to go to a museum or art gallery again one of these days!

Recent Knock Knock Box Fun (+ a discount)!

Our subscription service, the Knock Knock Box, has been a hit! Kiddos have been loving them, and it's been so much fun to put them together each month. Each month there's a new theme - recent themes included Cosmic Connection, Artsy Fartsy, and Living Room Safari!

Artsy Fartsy Boxes had a mix of art supplies... an art-themed book (My Museum by Joanne Liu is my new favorite!)... a design-your-own face mask from Portland Garment Factory... maybe even a whoopie cushion! Each box is a little different and age appropriate which makes them so special!

Our bud Kavi pictured here is enjoying Dinosaur Bob by William Joyce from his Living Room Safari box! Questions about how the subscriptions work? Feel free to get in touch! Send an email to hi@madeyoulookpdx.com !

Use code UNICORNS for 10% off your first Knock Knock Box when you sign up for a new subscription! Valid through the end of the month!