I first came across Oliver + Kit while browsing Instagram, most likely while either breastfeeding Oliver or pumping milk for Oliver. That is when I close the door, get comfortable in a HUGE recliner and just RELAX!
After looking at their Instagram feed, which was insanely beautiful filled with vibrant colors and happy babies. I jumped over to their website and instantly fell in love with their designs. Plus they have Oliver in their name so of course they got my “Like”. After chatting with the co-owner I found out her son’s name is Oliver so again, they already had my vote! Plus she offered everyone in my social network 15% OFF with MALIBUOLIVER15 coupon code (so, yes, no excuse now!).
I absolutely love their mission statement to bring whimsy to your child’s blankets. Whimsy, what an underused and descriptive word that really takes you away to a bold and beautiful place! Their items truly are SO COLORFUL. Baby Oliver really takes to them. We purchased four items from the shop, the one I’m going to start with is the Gnome blanket.
When it arrived I was really pleasantly surprised. The blanket was simply amazing, for the price I thought it would not be as nice. Really, truly, these are much more luxurious than blankets that are twice as expensive! Believe me, I am the queen of baby blankets and I have spent a few hundreds of dollars on some and these are MUCH BETTER!
The photos on the website are gorgeous but do not do the items justice, you really have to see them in person, the colors are so amazing so vibrant and bold and well, whimsical. The quality of the cotton and bamboo is extremely high. Soft yet sturdy, lightweight yet robust. Every detail is perfect. Really high quality. Nothing better than receiving an item that you ordered online that far exceeds expectations.
Another quick note on this little family business is that it’s owned by a mom and daughter team (I LOVE that because my mom was an integral part of my clothing business). Karen and Dani are a fierce duo. I’m so happy to be able to support a woman owned business.
As soon as I opened the Gnome blanket I pictured Oliver in a little gnome outfit. Is that bad? So I called my mom up, see I’m super close to my mom that’s why I love the O+K duo, and we rushed over to Hobby Lobby to get supplies to make Oliver’s gnome outfit.
The blanket is called Chillin’ With My Gnomies (teehee). It’s a fairly thick, six layer 100% cotton blanket. It can be used as a blankie, tummy time throw, stroller cover or blanket, nursing cover, or a beach towel (which is what we have been using it for because it washes BEAUTIFULLY).
The blanket comes with two border options, red or blue. We chose the blue one. The blankets is also reversible. One side has little gnomes in red hats and blue outfits and the other side has a string of gnomes with various hat and outfit colors. Both sides are really cute. In the photos I tried to show the different colors as Oliver is laying on the blanket folded over.
100% cotton fabric is quite soft yet sturdy, it feels like a very thick muslin blanket because it has the six layers of cotton. The other thing I truly love about this is that it’s HUGE. When we’re at the beach I can cuddle with Oliver on the blanket with some room to spare. Mind you I’m only five feet tall but still, it’s quite generous in size. I’ve been known to steal it from Oliver when I’m watching TV at night.
So, after we got back from Hobby Lobby, we made a beard and a gnome hat and my mom dug up an old belt of hers to use on him. We had such a blast doing this little photo shoot. It’s one of my favorite things to do with her. My mom is so creative and so good at getting Oliver to giggle and we always talk and reminisce about when I was a baby. After we’re done and it’s 10 PM, we always share a glass of well deserved wine.
Oliver + Kit were gracious enough to offer all readers of my blog and social media followers 15% OFF with coupon code MALIBUOLIVER15 !! So give these blankets a try and while you are there check out their swaddles, lovies and crib sheets.
I know life gets busy and it’s hard to shop small because the big box stores have EVERYTHING you need in one place. That is one of the reasons I started this blog, to find these tiny businesses who actually CREATE beautiful and UNIQUE pieces. You can be assured your little one will stand out in the crowd with ANY of the Oliver + Kit pieces but this Gnome one takes the cake. So visit their online shop and use your 15% OFF coupon – MALIBUOLIVER15. Shoot me a line if you have their items or if you have more questions, I’d love to hear any feedback.