Saturday, November 15, 2008

No Monsters Allowed & More!

No Monsters Allowed Print - another marvelous Etsy artist find!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Personalized Prints

Love this Personalized Alphabet Print from Etsy artist Penny People! Isn't it gorgeous! I want one for me! :)

Thanks to OhDeeDoh for sharing - you always find the best stuff!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Craftsbury Kids

Marvelous gifts, clothes, decor and more over at Craftsbury Kids!

Diddle Dumpling Cute Baby Shoes!

The marvelous blogger over at 30Days alerted her readers of these absolutely darling booties by great etsy artist diddle dumpling.

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Whole New Take On Playing With Food

Love these little knit food love love them!

From Apartment Therapy

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Modern Mama Diaper Bag Tutorial

Oh my is this lovely! Thanks to Apartment Therapy for linking to the wonderful blogger who created this tutorial at A Mingled Yarn.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sew it Up: Growth Chart Tutorial

Another great gift idea for those sewing fiends out there (hopefully I become equally as crafty here soon!).

Thanks to Whip Up for sharing the link to this great tutorial on Unraveled!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Free Baby Knit Patterns

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!

Happy knitting!

Lovely Hues: Nursery Makeover

Isn't this nursery makeover featured on HGTV's blog Style Sheet today- just lovely! Sigh - I know it sure is my style! One day... :)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Macbeth Collection: Bitsy Bucket

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

Lions and Tigers Eco Nusery Decor

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

More Adorable Goodness from Anna Bella Kids

Oh my! This Hot Chocolate Baby Crib Bedding Set from Anna Bella Kids is just adorable! Did I hear someone say, "inspiration"?!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nursery Wall Letters from Anna Bella Kids

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

Hand Make Your Gift with These Great Free Amigurumi Patterns

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

Baby Boom?

Seems like everyone I know is having little ones - from my highschool classmates, to my coworkers, church friends, college colleagues, celebrities and apparently even Blogger!

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

So what do you think? Are we having a baby boom?

Gorgeous Letterpress Invitations

Gorgeous baby shower invite prints from Elum Designs, giving me great inspiration this morning!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Go With the Flo

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
Pretty cool! A great baby shower gift idea!

Check out Boon's website for this and more great products!

Darling Embrodered Bibs from Etsy

Thank you, Coochicoos, for sharing this great Etsy find from BeanPickleSprout! These great embroidered bibs are just darling!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gender Neutral But Beautiful Nursery Decor

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

Coochicoos post

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Boon Squirt Baby Food Spoon

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

Adorable Needle Felted Birds

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 The Nest Baby Shop Shower Planning Sale!

Plan the perfect shower with The Nest Baby Shop. You'll find special items to celebrate the Mom-To-Be including unique favors, fun invitations, great games, and more. Family and friends will love out cute, creative baby gifts and you'll love our great prices. Don't forget to personalize - many items include it free!

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

The Nest Baby Bump Contest

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

Modern Baby Shower Present Ideas for Hip New Parents

Cool gift ideas from for those mod-new parents you know and their new fashionista baby.

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

Bumble Bee Light String

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!

Miniature Bird's Nests - On Sale At Smith & Hawken

Absolutely ADORABLE set of 4 bird nests on sale for only $11.99 at Smith & Hawken - a great find!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Office Birthday Fun

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!

Need custom birthday cards, baby shower invites, etc?

Let me know! I am looking for freelance work - please contact me for details!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dreamy Tableware

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??

Cute As a Cupcake

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)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Excellent Elephant Ideas

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

A Pink "Ella-phant" Party

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.

Nesting Theme

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 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.