i "met" shaynah of pirates and peonies after discovering a photo of her boys on pinterest and was immediately smitten with her adorable little family.  shaynah has two beautiful (or should i say handsome), tow-headed boys who always seem to be on some sort of adventure.  the photos of her boys seem to be perfectly stylized images and look as though they have come straight out of a magazine editorial, not a snapshot of someone's real life.  i love the fact that she encourages imagination, adventure, and mischief in her little ones and am constantly drawn to her blog for inspiration of fun outdoor activities with holden.  to top it off, shaynah and her two tots also have an amazing sense of style, making her blog all-around some pretty great eye candy.  if you aren't following pirates and peonies, then you definitely need to introduce yourself to this fashion-forward mama and her boys.  check out shaynah's blog here, follow her play by play here, start a conversation with her here, and get inspired by her pins here.

full interview is below:

What are 5-10 things you are loving at the moment?

messy braids // wovenplay kids costumes // statement necklaces // stripes // papier rmache animal busts // urbanear headphones

What are 3 things you have been up to lately?

We got a bike trailer this year so we are exploring local scenes and parks by riding our bikes (it's our favorite "family friendly" activity), checking out local eateries (we love finding unique little places), and instagram (I am in love with sharing our play by play moments).

What is your motto?

"It's more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail - then you can dream all the rest around it.  Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?" -Dries Van Noten

What do you consider to be the greatest invention for mothers?

The starbucks drive-thru.  I adore not having to lug my kids in and out of the car just for a silly drink.

What are 3 words to describe the first month of life with a little one?

Incredible, romantic, and terrifying.

What is one thing you couldn't live without during your pregnancies?


What is your favorite resource for children's clothes?

Crewcuts (JCrew).

What is your favorite store? 


What is your favorite item in your closet?

My white LNA v-neck tshirt.  It is the perfect mix of feminine and tomboy.

What is your favorite item {currently} in your boys' closets

Rowan: yellow "hunter" wellies

Brinley: yellow "mini rodini" track shorts

What are your top 3 blogs to follow? 

on fashion: atlantic-pacific blog

all around lovely: the glitter guide

on family: the littlest blog

What are your 3 things in your purse 24/7? 

Sunscreen, band aids (mom of boys...), and hand sanitizer

What is your favorite color combo?

Cream and navy

What is your favorite way to unwind at the end of each day?

Looking through coffee table books,  I love visual inspiration.

What is your favorite dish to make the kids?

I am super obsessed with snacking. I just discovered this wonderful snack (via pinterest).  It is sliced apples with peanut butter, nuts, oatmeal, and chocolate chips layered on it! YUMMY! My kids love it!

What is one talent you wish you had?

Singing - what a beautiful gift, even just to share with those you love.