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inspiration | slate + golden

May 16, 2014


this is liam {3 years} and big sister ruby jean {5 years}, kate’s beautiful children and a daily inspiration around here.   this image was taken at a local lavender field on mother’s day, right after the kids gave her a card to give to their dad for mother’s/father’s day.  their sentiment was in the right place i guess.

the trip to the fields was lovely {as you can see}, the kids had a great time with only one smallish incident when liam {being the country boy he is} decided to drop his pants.  he just got a little confused that peeing in the lavender field was not quite the same as in the gravel driveway outside his house.  boys will be boys!

not only is this one of my absolute favorite images ever of little ruby jean and liam, it also captures one of our favorite prints from our africa women’s project, mombassa.

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square neck gathered dress | with love from Africa | kate quinn


we are super excited about our new swaddle blankets, coming this summer + fall in several of our exclusive essentials prints.  branches in golden, a great gender neutral option.

short sleeve kimono bodysuit + knot hat in tree print

coming very soon | gift box option for any purchase



red tricycle totally awesome awards|finalists

July 10, 2013


we are so excited to be included as finalists in the red tricycle 2013 totally awesome awards in two different categories!

please click below to vote for us!

most awesome kids bedding 


most awesome baby and maternity store

thank you so much for your support!

store feature | cotton babies

May 22, 2013


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what inspires you?

Cotton Babies strives to respect and recognize every parent. we want our customers to feel like a good parent when they visit our website and stores. this means that Cotton Babies focuses on creating products that recognize many different kinds of parents and, in turn, that focus has created a fun, interesting culture at Cotton Babies, where our customers vary widely, and everyone leaves with a happy, confident smile.

what does your store have that no other store can offer!?

Cotton Babies is dedicated to providing a unique selection of natural parenting products while maintaining an exceptional commitment to customer service.

with a variety of options designed to fit your lifestyle, we have everything you need to care for your baby and offer an unparalleled assortment of items to support your specific choices.

our knowledgable store associates are readily available to answer questions, provide product demonstrations and give helpful tips, creating a one-of-a kind shopping experience. our stores offer social groups, instructional workshops, car seat installations, gift registry and gift cards for any amount.

what are you most excited about in the near future?

meeting more parents, continuing to serve as a natural parenting resource and helping families along the way.

favorite Kate Quinn print? antique grate!

location (s):   

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kate quinn was featured at the cotton babies fashion show!
featured: flock tee and 5 pocket denim pant

9916 kennerly rd, 
st. louis, mo 63128

1200 town and country crossing dr
town and county, mo 63017

106 grand blvd
vancouver, wa 98661

or check them out here on the web! 

we love you Cotton Babies! if you are in one of their store area’s please stop by and say hello!

please enter here to win a 25$ gift certificate to cotton babies and bum genius! 

click here to enter for a chance to win the giveaway!

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fall 2013 americana | photoshoot

May 16, 2013

every season we look forward to creating new stories to tell and inspire. for fall 2013 we went with an americana theme to capture the beautiful landscapes from sea to shining sea! here are some sneak peeks of what is coming up! 

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inspiration: meadow grasses, wild flowers, and late summer hues

 fall 2013 teepee puppy fall 2013 baby

inspiration: rich tones, ferns, and woodsy prints

fall 2013 ruby forest fall 2013 boys 2 fall 2013 girls

big sky
inspiration: clear colors of snow, plaids and stripes, wide open spaces

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click any picture to take a peek at our look book! 

coming to you all this fall!

behind the scenes!

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natasha and monika hard at work!


inspiration | purple

May 7, 2013

with the exciting arrival of our purple essentials collection this week, we couldn’t help but be inspired!

everything purple

1. church street envelope iiibeca 2. moroccan glasses black rooster decor  3. alpaca apple pillow ouef  4. sparrow knot just a knot hat gift set kate quinn organics 5. fairy tales of the brothers grimm taschen 6. lounge dress kate quinn organics


earth day | tree planting | picnic celebration

April 23, 2013

happy belated earth day everyone!

this year,  kate quinn organics decided to take our helping hands outdoors to one of our beautiful pacific northwest trails and plant trees. this event was so much fun! it involved us planting 30 new samplings along the issaquah pickering trail where blackberry bushes had been cut back to expose a babbling creek home to many salmon. it was also the first day of the pickering barn farmers market where we ate crepes, fed alpacas and bought ingredients from local farmers to make a delicious dish for our company earth day picnic. we love any opportunity to give back and i hope you have fun celebrating with us! enjoy!


issaquah-pickering trail.


getting our tools.




planting the little saplings.


the creek that was cleared so that salmon can swim free.


pickering barn where we supported local farmers.


essential bakery bread which is a seattle favorite. they have the cutest little cafes!


can you believe that these gorgeous flowers from the skagit tulip growers are only 10$?! during all of april they have a tulip festival that is a must see if you are ever in washington.


yakima valley farms has the best produce. these magnificent green onions were used for the quiche we made for our picnic.


this asparagus was also used in the quiche! from yakima valley farms.


organic free range eggs from the cutest lil dairy farm in yakima!


feeding the alpacas.


these crepes were delish!!!

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here are the quiches we made with some of the ingredients from the farmers market. for a little extra flavor we added an organic truffle salt from PCC markets which is one of our favorite places to shop for food. they are the largest co-op in the country and support many local farmers as well as carry many different products promoting organic and sustainable practices. fortunately for us, their kirkland store is right down the street and is a kqo favorite place to lunch.


happy earth day!!
some of the kqo crew enjoying a much deserved sunny day after all this rain and grey we have been having. once we were done eating, we helped pick up trash around the park which is located right up the street from our headquarters. 


a bald eagle made an appearance at our picnic!


the quiche was a hit!

hope you all had a wonderful earth day!!!
enjoy our sale we have going on to celebrate until the 24th:

25% off spring 1 | air collection

happy shopping!


design your own nursery winner | emily peck

April 19, 2013


and the winner is……….

emily peck!

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after our winner was selected by a third party, we asked kate quinn to please tell us a bit about the inspiration she got from emily’s pinterest board:

“the cohesiveness of emily’s story evokes a feeling of childhood summertime whimsy, I can relate to the color, texture, silhouette and character, all illustrating a feeling that will be so fun to create with. fresh air, cut grass and watermelon… who doesn’t love that!! i was also super excited to see the fox and of course beloved naturism which all will be super fun design elements to play with. we can’t wait to start designing it for her.”
-kate quinn

meet emily.

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Q: Where did you get the inspiration for your board?

A: When I first heard about the contest, this art print {by watersounds on Etsy} immediately popped into my head as it was something I had recently pinned and perfectly captured the colors and feeling I was going for. From there, I just wanted to build on the color palate and natural feel.

Q: Tell us about your dream nursery:

A: My dream nursery is similar to my Pinterest board. 😉 I love being a mom of 2 boys but if I could design a nursery that is true to my heart, it would be feminine with warm oranges/yellows/greens {instead of pink}, light, cozy, and with lots of natural, outdoor elements – something that would smell like summer and want you to cuddle up and take a nap. I also love incorporating antique elements or even things I saved from when I was little alongside new items to create a “collected” look.

Tell us about being a mommy:

A: Being a mommy is a really hard job – I’m still learning! My son is nearly 3 ½ and we just welcomed our second boy on April 1st so I’m still adjusting to life with 2 kids. There are many days I feel like I’m not cut out for the job or it gets hard to juggle, especially with working full time. However, if there’s anything I’ve learned with going from one child to two…it’s that the moments are fleeting and they won’t be little forever. I’m just trying to enjoy the ride as much as I can while it’s happening.

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Q: What is your buying style?

A: Modern, whimsical, classic? This is a hard question because I feel like my style is always evolving or I like a little of everything, making it hard to commit to one “look”. I like things that have meaning and look like they were acquired over time. I love lots of eclectic things, vintage things, and classic things but I like it to look simple, clean, and cohesive. More and more, I’ve been into modern staples with clean lines {especially mid-century modern} pieces.

Q: What is your favorite family dinner?

A: I’m not a huge meat eater but my FAVORITE dinner is my mom’s meatloaf, with mashed potatoes, and corn. My family always makes fun of the fact that I mix it all together and eat it as one giant pile of mush – which, I agree, is kind of gross. It’s really the only meal I ever do that with!

Q: What are your favorite pair of shoes?

A: Being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, casual style is where I’m most comfortable. Ballet flats, TOMS, or flip flops in summer is where it’s at!

Q: How do you take time to relax out of your busy schedule?

A:  If I ever have time to myself to actually relax, I’m usually working on my {very mediocre} photography skills or at the computer immersed in blog reading or writing posts/editing photos for my own blog. I like to feel productive so it’s hard for me to just sit still! 

thank you so much emily! we look forward to creating your new baby nursery!


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