Thursday, 31 May 2012

olive us

This sweet little film totally makes me want a family of six kids and to go and live in a big rambling house in the French countryside. Just kidding (sort of!) Curt! Olive Us is the new project from Gabrielle Blair of the ultra successful and wildly popular blog Design Mom. Hers was one of the first blogs I ever stumbled across a few years ago and I've been following the adventures of the Blair family ever since. She and her husband Ben Blair have six- yes, six!- seriously cute, well dressed and charming children who star in this series of short films.

Olive Us (named for their third child Olive but meaning 'All of Us'), aims to be inspiring and beautiful and to appeal to both children and adults. The episodes share snippets of their life, and so far include a day spent gardening, a recipe tutorial and a lemonade stand and each one encourages families to get up and do, or make and move. They are beautifully shot with great soundtracks and there is also a strong theme promoting happy, healthy relationships between siblings. I'm in awe of anyone who can seemingly effortlessly raise so many well adjusted, happy children whilst retaining their own sanity, not to mention juggling numerous businesses and projects. Impressive stuff.

Check out the Olive Us site to see the other episodes and some behind the scenes footage. A new one will be released each week.

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