As you can probably imagine, date night is few and far between when you have a new baby. Even when you have someone offer to watch the baby, the last thing I’ve wanted to do is go out to dinner. What I WANT is pizza delivered and to clean up our living room/bedroom, etc. I want to get caught up on the laundry. I want to vacuum and pick up toys. I want to make our living space less chaotic so that when we have the baby back, we aren’t tripping over things or riffling through the clothing pile to find something clean. I know my husband and I are long overdue for a night on the town, but we’re pretty happy right here at home for now.
Over the holiday weekend we had some time to ourselves so we decided to clean off the coffee table — wow, it’s so pretty under all the stuff piled on it — and kick back and relax with some wine and snacks.
Let me just say, Trader Joe’s has the best cheeses and crackers. We brought popped a bottle of our Jacuzzi Prosecco leftover from our wedding and drank out of our beautiful Tiffany’s champagne glasses that were a wedding a gift from a coworker. We received this gorgeous handmade butcher block from our friends at Childs & Co. that I used as the platter. Made from walnut, maple and cherry woods, this butcher block was the perfect centerpiece for our at-home date night.
Bri and Connor Childs, the husband/wife duo behind Child’s & Co., started handcrafting cutting boards and butcher blocks as gifts before realizing they should open an Etsy shop and sell them. I love supporting small businesses, especially small businesses in California. The story of this business is so familiar for many small business owners. They start giving out these handmade gifts to friends and family, and then they realize that they could be making money by selling these products. Whilst Child’s & Co. set up their online store on Etsy, that’s not the only e-commerce platform for small businesses. Another e-commerce platform that could be used is Magneto. That is similar to Etsy, but some people find Magneto easier to use. If you’re selling handmade products, you might want to make use of Magneto’s online stores. When business owners set up on Magneto, they’re also able to find companies like Victorious (learn more about them here) that can implement some search engine optimization strategies onto their online store, encouraging more people to visit the store and purchase products! Hopefully, that will help more small businesses like Child’s & Co. to become successful.
The family-owned and operated Child’s & Co. wooden blocks make the perfect gift for weddings, holidays, housewarmings, or for foodies. Don’t forget to order one for yourself here! Follow them on Instagram and see their newest projects @childs.co.
Another thanks to Childs & Co. for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are absolutely my own.