collaboration book: meet the wild


I'm bursting with excitement to share a new collaboration book with you that has been in the works for a few months! It's really hard for me to keep secrets so I'm pumped to be able to share this great news with everyone. I have teamed up with Adriane from The Wild to bring a brand new theme to the shop.

Why do I love The Wild? Let me count the ways! This is a family run business based in Hamilton, Ontario and features a collection of modern, minimalist apparel for hip babies and kids. They specialize in unisex clothing featuring high-contrast, quirky characters that are perfect for little ones with big imaginations. One look at their shop and I was immediately in love. Adriane was a good sport and answered a few fun questions so we can all get to know her better. 

1.  What is your favourite time of day and why?
When my kids go to bed!  Is that bad?  Ha ha!
2.  Worst chore around the house?
Litter box, for sure.
3.  If you had one hour of free time, what would you do?
4.  Which is worse, shopping for a bathing suit or shopping for jeans?
Bathing suit, hands down.
5.  What is the longest you've gone without showering?
When I had my first son, I easily went a week with no sort of shower whatsoever.
6.  On a scale of 0-10 (10 being devastated), how sad were you when Target
    Canada closed?
7.  Favourite type of cookie?
Chocolate chip!  I'm boring.
8.  Celebrity crush?
Brandon Flowers
9.  When was the last time you got really nervous?
I recently had my first celebrity request, Rachel Bilson, and sending her a package was incredibly exciting/terrifying/nerve-wracking.
10.  Favourite smell?

I reached out to Adriane on a whim with my idea for a collaboration book and thankfully she didn't turn me down. We chatted about some ideas and settled on Woodland animal mommies and their babies. We all have a bit of Momma Bear in us, right ladies?! Adriane created the most beautiful illustrations and I am so honored to have her art in one of my books. 


Here's where you come in. We don't have a name for this book. We have a few ideas, but we are pretty confident that you guys can dream up something better! If we pick your name idea, you will WIN a copy of the book as well as a $50 shop credit to The Wild. In addition, one random winner will be chosen for an additional $50 shop credit to The Wild. Two winners because we love you all.  

Can't wait to see your ideas and finally get this book printed and in the shop.

Lots of love,

Lesley & Adriane


** CONTEST FINE PRINT ** We hope to choose a name from the entries but if we do not feel that a suitable name is found we reserve the right to pick our own name. If this is the case, we will draw a random winner for the book and shop credit prize. The second $50 shop credit will be drawn randomly.