why we love // urb apothecary

Welcome to the first “why we love” series where I talk about brands we carry in the shop, like URB apothecary, or brands we love and why!

Started in 2013 by Leyna Allred, URB apothecary was born out of a desire to bring the natural healing properties of plants to beauty rituals. Each product is made with the highest quality organic, fair-trade and ethical ingredients in California.

I first fell in love with Leyna’s product after purchasing her Lip & Cheek Tint from a small boutique in Philadelphia, Moon + Arrow, and quickly began my love affair with this brand. That love was cemented when after desperately trying various creams for my daughter’s diaper rash, URB’s Butt Balm soothed it within one use!

When I decided to expand our assortment at Doe + Fawn, I knew I wanted to share my love of natural, and organic, self-care products. This is something I have become incredibly passionate about, and Leyna takes that one-step forward by adding her eco-consciousness to packaging and shipping.

Here are my favorite products from her shop, which I highly recommend. To learn more about Leyna and her mission to create a plant-based alternative to your beauty cabinet, check our her shop.

Slumber Serum $ 22

This serum is chalk full of herbs and essential oils, to help bring a calmness to you mind, and your skin, while easing the mind to a relaxing slumber.

The blend of calendula, lavender, chamomile, and scents like sandalwood and lavender, make is a product you can use for mental break during a stressful day.

Mama Gift Set $ 32

This gift sets contains both the belly butter and butt balm, a must for any expectant, or new, mom.

The butt balm is the perfect heal-all for sensitive tushies since it’s non-toxic and all natural. Soothing irritated, cracked, or dry skin.

Belly Butter is the perfect drink of anti-oxidant oils for tight and stretched skin that many experience with growing and stretching bellies.

Sun Worshipper Serum $ 26

This serum is one I recommend to E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E! I like to pair this with my jade facial roller, when I really need an extra jolt of nutrients to my skin. Don’t let the name fool you, this is made for every season and every face. The repairing properties just make it even more magical for those of us who sometimes chase that summer glow!

Lip/Cheek Tint $12

The old faithful. This subtle tint is the key to that effortless no-make up look. Moisturizing while it works, it can be purchased in a vegan option or waste-free.

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| doe & fawn | shop vibes

It’s a new year (yay!) and as always when we start a new year, I am always filled with in ambitions, and intentions. See previous post for more on this…

The shop became a huge focus of 2017, and I am thrilled to keep it moving into the new year. Of course, I am always looking to see how I can build my business creatively, and in result, challenge myself.

Here’s what’s getting those creative juices flowing for 2018:

New Years // New Intentions

Welcoming 2018, and looking back at 2017, with appreciation for all we accomplished while looking forward to all we hope to accomplish in 2018.

Since it’s been about a year, wowza, since our last post I thought I would introduce you, or re-reintroduce for those who know us, to Doe + Fawn Goods.

I know what you are thinking, umm who is this super photogenic family?! We are the team that makes up Doe + Fawn Goods. Mom heads up creative direction, babe handles final buying decisions, and Dad mans the fort whenever you see us slinging quality vintage Levis and yummy natural beauty products.

Founded in 2015 by a mom with an affinity for vintage denim, and a love of treasure hunting for her and her little babe. In those two years we have opened up shop, headed to Ohio, popped-up shop in both Cincinnati and Cleveland, and started carrying small batch apothecary.

The shop has grown and transformed over the last two years, and while we are still in our infancy, we have truly found our “voice” and are building up to a magical 2018. Continuing to bring a curated collection of the “the perfect pair” of vintage jeans for mom and babe, beautiful leather bags, magical accessories, and good-for-you apothecary goods, we are expanding into vintage fine jewelry and looking to make more in-person appearances because meeting you all has been the best part of 2017!

Thank you for all your support, and for you newbies…thanks for stopping by! Stay awhile, we love having you!!

XoXo

Doe + Fawn Goods

| mama musing // shopping list |

Anyone else have a mountain of wishlists scattered around the inter-webs? I love shopping and wanted to share my favorite places.

For those of you who have followed along with Doe and Fawn you know I love a good little shop that supports lovely women. I have compiled a shopping list featuring some beautiful shops and brands. 

I would love to grow this list, where are your favorite places to shop?

Local Love // Columbus


Splendor Revival

 

Rowe 


Jewelweed


Under Aurora

Local Love // Philadelphia 


Moon and Arrow

 

Meadowsweet Merchantile 


 Vagabond Boutique 

Mama Owned //


Found Company


Rudy Jude Co


Commune Folk 


Apples and Forts


Bohème Goods

I Feel Pretty 

I have always been a firm believer that your skin is something that is the base to any good style. Over the past few years I have strived to move to a more natural and more importantly cruelty-free skin routine.

 

Glossier

 

Urb Apothecary

Cool Mama //

For those of us whose mom uniform has no leggings in sight, at least outside of the house. 

 

Christy Dawn

 

Dôen


Worn Collective

Right now they are just for little ones but they have a line for mamas on the way and I can only imagine! 

 

The Bee and The Fox 

| doe & fawn // may lookbook |

I am extremely excited to be releasing Doe + Fawn’s FIRST EVER lookbook!! While I hope this is the start of something bigger and better to come, I am extremely proud to be sharing it with everyone. This little shop has become my passion, my therapy, really my hope to one day follow my dreams full-time. When I began this store almost a year ago, I was full of so much doubt, but also began to find my courage to do the thing I have always wanted. While I have big ideas in-store for this next year at Doe + Fawn I am excited about celebrating what we have accomplished, where we are going, and really the amazing feeling to be on the path we are on.

Be sure to check out the shop on May 1st for our May New Arrivals and a little sale to celebrate a husband and wife creative collaboration while toting around a bossy toddler.

 

Black Cropped Levi’s $40
silk blouse $40
Cotton Tank $35
Levi’s 550’s $45
Straw Purse $25
Cotton Tank $35
Sake Set $25
Wideleg Linen Pants $35
Striped Textured Blouse $30
Mid-Century Wood Tray $30
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Black Cropped Levi’s $40

 

Stripe Cotton Blouse $35
Leather Shoulder Bag $45
Silk Blouse $40
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White Linen Maxi $45
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Woven Basket $15

 

 

Striped Cotton Shirt $35

 

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White Linen Maxi $45
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Woven Crossbody Bag $25

 

| around here // yellow springs |

Over the weekend we ventured to Yellow Springs, a little town with a lot of personality! I used to visit this town for lunch and a hike all through high school and I could not wait to show my little family. The temps quickly were on the rise and once it hit 90 we were spent. 

The funniest part of our day-tripping was when Harper was stopped to have her outfit photographed, she handled it like such a cool customer. I got wear my new favorite caftan, basically my summer staple, from Third Street Habit and is Emerson Fry. I lusted after this baby for a solid three years, and now she is mine!

| around here // inside the makeup bag |

For those who may not know I have always been fascinated with the natural approach to beauty. With the beginning of my pregnancy with Harper I was hyper aware of what I was putting on my largest organ, my skin, and how it was made.

While I admit I still have a way to go, I am happy to see the progress I had made to healthier ingredients and cruelty-free makings. As a mom, I have to admit time keeps me from getting makeup tutorial intense but this fuss free line-up has been great.


| care |

I have not found a face wash I love yet, suggestions welcome, but I am feeling pretty amazing about how I have been caring for my skin.

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Original “1970”

This stuff is gold. I was introduced to it during a facial and fell in love. It basically erases time and gives you magic skin.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate

My cure for lack of a nights sleep. Put a few drops on when I know sleep will be minimal, toddlers right?

Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream

When I really need that extra burst of moisture at night.

Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream 

Cheap and effective.

Glossier Super Bounce 

I have recently discovered this as my morning makeup prep, and I regret everyday that I did not have this.

| makeup |

Similar to the face wash I am still not in love with my color corrector. I am currently using Lush’s Color Corrector and just not sure it’s the best, suggestions?


Glossier Cloud Paint

The greatest cheek tint for an easy fuss free look.

Glossier Boy Brow 

Their #1 seller and totally see why. I have a naturally curly brow and this has been great on multiple levels.

URB Apothecary Highlighting Serum

Because the older I get the more tricks are important. 

URB Apothecary Lips and Cheek Tint 

The only color I carry everyday, and a multi-tasked? A mom win.

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara

After a few disasters I found a mineral mascara I love. Doesn’t run and washes off. Natural look, really all I need.

RMS Beauty “Un” Powder

Minimalist packaging and an uncaked look. 

| scent |


Tokyo Milk Excess

The only scent I have worn in…YEARS. I want to add an alternate but this is just too good.

What’s you beauty go to?

| mama musings // summer sun |

It’s still January and the grey days have kicked in. There are a few ways I survive January; lots of bubble baths, countless cups of tea, hours of cuddles, and plotting out my warm weather wishlist. This year I have the shop so I  am also getting my inspiration swirling for a little Spring | Summer shopping. 

Old San Juan

We are visiting in May and this mama is just a touch excited…like I have already ordered the perfect beach dress from Cleobella and am packing in my head as we speak.

Cuddles

Time outside and time with bae.

All white, all attitude

Really been thinking about white jeans this summer, but with a rocker twist.

Me time

Really any element from here will do. I will take the bubble now…

Perfectly cropped

I think this might be my new favorite hem. 

Become a garden gnome 

I am looking forward to our own home in Spring and my own space to escape to. 

All day every day

The new uniform, and I just snagged the perfect Ulla Johnson top of my dreams. Wait it’s like I forgot I have a two year old who uses my shoulder as a hanky. Note to self; get good dry cleaner.

And slide, and slide

Really? Laces? Who has time. 

Salt Flats, Puerto Rico

I am excited can you tell? Also when somewhere boasts your eternal color palette you go. 

Siesta

The joys of sleeping in the shade are highly undervalued. 

The perfect blouse 

Doén is my summer vibes in Spring, Fall and even Winter.

To market 

Finally get out and explore those glorious Mid-West markets. 

Stop and smell the roses 

Above all enjoy it, savor it, cherish it. Out time is short here, why not make the most.

Follow along with us on Pinterest, or as we call it a mood board without the hassles of scissors, paper or pins!

| fifty-two // fifty-two |


Because we actually made it a full year with so many pictures along the way. I wanted to put together a little snippet of my favorite, but let’s be serious a parent can’t do that. Even with the blog I still find it hard to delete a photo of her. 

This is from our time at the Zoo yesterday. We wanted to go pay our respects to Colo, as many may know she recently passed away at the age of 60. I grew up with this gorilla, it may sounds strange, but she was always a big attraction. She was the first gorilla born in captivity and lived the be the oldest on record, such a bad ass lady! There was so much research because of her, and the Columbus Zoo really was built around the fame they received from Colo. We left a not on her memorial banner, said our favorite memories of visiting her and went to visit the new manitees.

This girl is totally are child as she is obsessed with the Zoo. We spent half and hour watching the new rescue manitees swim around, eat “salad” and pose for pictures. This visit she really focused on a few of her favorite animals, and was focused on studying what they were doing in their environments. She is definitely a voyeur. 

I have learned a lot from documenting our little lady for 52 weeks. It’s amazing how in the last 14 weeks she has developed so much into an articulate toddler. Babyhood is quickly in the rear view mirror and toddlerdom is here! I am thinking of starting a new series, but with the shop, her and work, we will see!

2017 goals…continue to enjoy every minute!

// oddest obsession //

Harper has a new obsession with pink clothing. I know you are probably thinking, ‘yes like most girls,’ but this has a twist. Harper has slept with a pink hooded sweatshirt the last three nights. One night I took it off her for washing and about 45 minutes of tears and a repetitive “my pink jacket!” ensued. 

Not sure if this is a norm I am missing but I want to be sure to remember this for embarrassing moments in her teenage years.

// funny behavior //

Harper has learned a joke, from me so it’s not mature by any means. Ready for it? Okay…

Quests what? Chicken butt!!

I guarantee if you meet my daughter and repeat this you will receive about 10 minutes of giggles!