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Thursday, October 9, 2008
Has anyone started on their Christmas crafts yet? If you are looking to knit up something great for the wee ones in your life the wonderful Whip-Up has scoped out some of the best free baby knit patterns you can find out on the web!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Well, isn't this just the perfect mult-functional gift?! It could be a toy box or function as a centerpiece at a babyshower (they have different patterns to match your decor)...a great little catch-me-all. Just lovely - available at The Macbeth Collection.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Image courtesy of Green Your Decor
Oh my goodness! Isn't this unisex nursery idea just too freaking adorable?! And it is eco-friendly to boot! These great nursery ideas come from Green Your Decor's Green Room in a Box series and I couldn't resist sharing! I am definitely a think outside the box person - and this nursery decor is definitely outside the traditional pink or blue box - love it! My favorite ideas are the painted wall art and the fabulous lamps...sigh!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Absolutely adorable nursery decor or baby shower gift idea! Heck, I bet I could figure out a way to whip them up myself - a little ribbon, a littlle paint, wooden disks, some glue....but if you're energy level is waning or free-time is limited for such endeavors - these adorable Nursery Wall Letters are only $20 per letter from Anna Bella Kids online - check out her website for these and many other great products!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Aren't these patterns just adorable?! There are tons of Free Amigurumi Patterns available off of Lion Brand Yarn's website. They are all rated as "easy" so don't be afraid to pick up that crochet needle and get started! I think it would be a great baby shower or birthday gift to make!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Check out these cuties posted on Blogger's Blogger Buzz Blog (say that one three times!) - all three are little ones born recently to Blogger staff. Cute huh?!
"More babies were born in the United States last year (2007) than ever before, according to preliminary data from National Center for Health Statistics, but it's not another baby boom just yet," states the Associated Press article posted on msnbc.com.
So what do you think? Are we having a baby boom?
Friday, July 18, 2008
Combining multiple functions into a single device, Flo, from Boon:Innovations For Modern Parents, provides a simple solution to several bath time challenges. This unique product diverts the flow of water, creating a gentle waterfall, while providing a protective faucet cover to help guard against injury. Flo also functions as a bubble bath dispenser.
Flo attaches easily to the bathtub faucet with a spring-activated grip that requires no assembly or special installation. When the water is turned on, it’s diverted into a stream that extends up to 12 inches in front of the faucet, creating a gentle waterfall and making rinsing hair easy. The soft material on the front edge of Flo helps protect against injuries caused by bumping or scraping against the faucet. Parents can fill the bubble bath reservoir and let children dispense bubbles into the water by pressing the button on the front.
- Improves access to water flow
- Helps protect against injury
- Dispenses bubble bath
- Allows access to shower diverter
Check out Boon's website for this and more great products!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Isn't this the most adorable nursery? I think it is perfect for boy and girl twins (the decor is gender neutral - but darling at the same time). I really love the owl lamp, the neutral yet plush furniture and the birds and eggs pictures above the changing table. Just adorable! And it goes along with my birds and nests obsession!
Calming and modern - just gorgeous!
For more pics and info about the nursery visit:
Design*Sponge post about the decor
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This Boon Baby Food Dispensing Spoon from Cheeky Monkey would have been helpful to have in the house when I babysat for my friend's 6 month old - who is just starting out on babyfood. Him and I were both horribly awkward at the whole procedure. He kept spitting it out and I kept spreading the mess more and more around his mouth. :)
This handy little spoon keeps the babyfood right inside of it - a simple squeeze puts more out on the spoon. No more scrambling at the jar between bites.
Pretty cool - a definite must have for busy new parents!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Aren't these the cutest little birds?! Cuteable's latest post featured these adorable handmade felt birds created by Lauren Alane : Needle Felted Birds & Handmade Goods.
How perfect would these have been to add to a nesting or birds & the bees shower theme? And look how cute they are as wedding cake toppers! Oh the possibilities!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Shop their Shower Planning sale now through May 26th.
Check out this cute Moses Basket regularly priced at $70.00 now on sale for $37.99!
Inspired by baby Moses' vehicle of choice, the soft bumpers on these gorgeous Badger Baskets are trimmed with ruffles and tied with ribbons; each comes with one sheet, a mattress, and a removable hood. Available with ecru waffle or sage gingham lining.Although this basket includes handles, we do not recommend carrying the basket with your baby in it for safety reasons.
Personalized Tee and Tutu Set - She’s already danced her way into your heart—now your little ballerina-in-training will twirl her way around your little finger in this adorable set. Tutu-style bloomers—available in hot pink (shown), lime, turquoise, light pink, and lilac—are embellished with a sheer skirt and feature your tiny dancer’s name. A white tee is personalized with an initial in a coordinating color. Choose either 6-month or 12-month size.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Better hurry! Now's your last chance to enter The Nest's Bump Contest.
Submit by May 5; then browse through all the bellies.
It is pretty crazy to see all the photos of bellies full of baby - how can our bodies do that?! :)
My favorite is Megan (pictured above) taken by my photographer friend Alisha at Alisha Schwanke Photography - she does great work!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Baby's First Book
This beautiful baby book is as much fun to fill out as it will be for your baby to read one day. In 24 pages, it covers lots of great topics your child will be curious about, like "How Mom & Dad Met" and "How We Picked Your Name." It also includes a vellum envelope to store a snippet from baby's first haircut or other mementos of your choosing. A great memory book for any child!
Organic Socks & Onesies
Onesies are a baby staple for everyday dressing, but the super-snazzy patterns make this set anything but basic. The kimono-style neckline and contrasting trim give these infant bodysuits a subtle sophistication, and the soft, stretchy knit is comfy and practical. They're also made of 100% organic combed cotton, so they're a healthy choice. Packaged in their very own gift box, they make a great gift for any new parent!
DwellStudio Soft Blocks
It's hard to improve on such a basic and classic toy, but DwellStudio has done just that with their fun fabric building blocks. These lovable blocks can be chewed on, sat on and even thrown with no worry of splinters or sharp corners. And to make sure they really hold your child's interest, they even rattle and jingle. Made from Egyptian cotton in fresh, contemporary colors.
Monday, April 14, 2008
This Bumble Bee Light String from Smith & Hawken would have been the PERFECT touch for the Birds and Bees Baby Shower I had! Too bad I am just now finding them. Would also be cute for a Baby Bumble Bee themed 1 Year Birthday party or baby shower - oh the possibilities!
Absolutely ADORABLE set of 4 bird nests on sale for only $11.99 at Smith & Hawken - a great find!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Created this card for an office birthday - and served up some great cupcakes from the Flying Cupcake Bakery to stick with the theme - yum! Even brought a half gallon of milk to wash it down - these are some very rich and delicious cupcakes!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
If money weren't an option, I would have definitely had this cute tableware set from Room Service Home at my Bird's and the Bee's Shower! Heck, I want it just for my home! Wouldn't this be cute for an outdoor picnic or an afternoon tea party in the garden??
What better way to celebrate the birth of your new sweetie than a cupcake themed baby shower or first birthday party!? Too cute! Perfect for both boys or girls, in either instance just coordinate your colors and you're set.
1. Cupcake Coaster Invitation Idea
2. Sweet Shower Gift Idea
3. Cupcake Hat
4. Felt Cupcakes Decor Idea
5. Pink Onesie
6. Bakerella's Cupcake Lollipops
7. Laser Cut Cupcake Papers
8. Necklace - Favor Idea
9. Cupcake Labels (label the flavors so your guests don't have to guess)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Oh, the ideas are flowing now - from the outfit that the party girl could wear, to cupcakes and party favors.
1. White Elephant Teapot
2. JI Hidden Vines Font
3. Elephant Magnets
4. Posh Pink Elephant Key Ring (party favor idea)
5. Jack & Lily Shoes
6. Elephant Top and Ruffled Bum Pant Set
7. Elephant Shaped Cookies
8. Pretty Pink Polka Dotted Cupcakes
9. Elephant Place Card Holders
Photos from HWTM
No babies are on schedule for hubby and I, but I always see so many great ideas for baby showers - I am going to start posting them here to keep track for when we are ready to throw one.
My most recent obsession is a pink elephant baby shower party (or an "Ella-phant" party) for people, like our friend's - the Schwankes, who have a little one named Ella. They are thinking about planning a bash for her first birthday and, of course, that got the ideas rolling!
And, as always, Hostess With the Mostess has some great ideas to get me started.
Photo from Hostess With the Mostess's Blog Post
Recently found a baby shower closely themed to the one I just threw! Hostess with the Mostess wrote an article about Modern Nesting Themed Baby Showers for TheCradle.com. Adorable and very similar to the Bird & Bee's theme I used. I love HWTM's blog - she has so many inspirational ideas for modern party planning.