Wednesday, April 23, 2014


We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Macaire from Half Pint Shop. I love it when I come across shops with strong, confident women running them. I'm sure you know by now, but here at Urban Cub we love to support small businesses. 

Here is a little bit about Macaire, and the shop. 

We also got some amazing little shadow puppets from her and we have enjoyed playing with them (on multiple occasions) and having them displayed around the house. 

I’m Macaire, owner of Half Pint Shop, and my husband and I live in Chicago where we’re raising our son Eyan.

I’ve always had a love for clothing but I never knew I’d fall head over flats (Heels? Yeah right!) in love with children’s fashion. After my son Eyan was born I started to search for playful, stylish and cool, quality clothing for my son that you didn’t see every day on the playground. Most of the clothing and toys I bought for my son ended up being purchased from smaller, unique businesses instead of big retail stores.

My shopping addiction is where the idea for Half Pint Shop began. Half Pint Shop will only carry my favorite brands and fashionable, comfortable clothing that I’d dress my own child in. If its organic the better. All of the accessories, toys and nursery d├ęcor we carry are items we would use and decorate with in our own household. Many of the brands we find are made right here in our hometown of Chicago, either referred to us by friends or discovered at handmade craft shows. I hope to help parents discover some fun and trendy smaller brands while also stocking the more popular brands from around the world.

Before I had my son Eyan (born September 2011) I worked in social media/marketing. I've always wanted to be a small business owner though. After college (where I majored in Journalism) I even went to Floral Design school because I had a fantasy of owning my own floral shop one day. I may have not had a focus until my son was born but I think I've finally found something that I truly enjoy doing, that allows me the balance to stay-at-home with my son (and soon to be baby #2!)

Go check out her shop for some awesome stuff!

These are some of our favorites from the shop

There is a giveaway happening over on Instagram, and it is a good one!
Check it out!
(all details will be written in over there!)
Good Luck!

Just because Macaire is so amazing! 
She is offering ALL of our readers a 20% discount with the code: URBANCUB for an entire week!!  (code ends April 30th)
Have fun shopping!


"A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Scarlett // She is my everything, everyday. 
Everly // Looking so beautiful on Easter Sunday.
Silas // This little one is ALL boy!  It's so crazy to see the differences in both my babies!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Featuring >> DJ's Handsies

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When Everly was about 8 months old I was in search of a Crocheted pixie hat, so of course I let all my Instagram friends know.  And because I have the best Instagram friends in the world, they were quick to share with me where I could purchase one.  A friend of mine, tagged Danette from DJ's Handsies and I instantly fell in love with her work.  At the time she was currently only making items for family and friends and I got the ultimate pleasure of being her very first CUSTOMER!  Danette was very on top of her game and was super amazing to work with.  She asked me all the details of what I wanted and before I knew it, I got the hat of my dreams for Everly and it kept her little head warm all winter long!  (She was so adorable in it, and we got compliments on the hat all the time!)

Going back and forth with the details and specifics of what I wanted for the hat I formed a very sweet friendship with Danette and I am lucky to know this lovely mama!  I have been following her Instagram and following her work for a little over a year now and it has been such a joy to watch her business flourish!  Danette seriously makes some of the most beautiful work I've ever seen!

Recently I had a special request of Danette.  I was dying to get my hands on one of her Crotchet animal faces, but wanted to do something a little different than a dress.  I am in love with rompers (it's a little obsession of mine!) so I asked Danette if she could make a romper for Everly.  I also had not seen a cub or bear in her selection yet and because we are Urban CUB, I obviously needed a cub.  ;)  I am so happy with the completed outfit!!!  

Seriously...  I'm dying!!!

Danette is always making custom orders for her customer's and I am over the moon with this romper and cub face!  Isn't it amazing?

If you are not following Danette's work on Instagram, you definitely should be.  You never know what she's going to come up with next and you don't want to miss it!  Word on the street is that these rompers, will be available for purchase at some point today!  Yay!  Use discount code, "djscubs" for 15% off all rompers and dresses.

Thank you again Danette, for this beautiful romper!  You never cease to amaze me with your insane skills and gorgeous work!