Friday, May 24, 2013

We Will, We Will...

Now that song is stuck in your head, huh? 

Okay once you're done doing the stomp-stomp-clap, let's talk about rockers. A glider or rocker is a nursery item that you don't necessarily *need*, but it's nice to have. Especially if your baby is a little, uh, let's say high maintenance. Like mine. 

The glider was pretty much my home for a while. It still gets used a ton, even with a nine month old. It's a nice place to cuddle, read books, and just relax. 

Some of my key criteria for rockers are:

- Aesthetics. It's got to look nice in the nursery.
- Comfort. Arm rests are key! The molded plastic Eames rocker might get a few points knocked off for comfort, but it looks so darn cool in a modern nursery.
- Durability. This is a plus for the plastic rocker. Expect sticky little hands, not to mention all manners of body fluids to get on this piece of furniture. Sorry, I know that's gross. Welcome to motherhood.

Top left to right:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Deal roundup: 5/23/12

Image via Magnolia Creative.

It's almost Memorial Day weekend! What are your plans? If they include shopping, here are some sales to check out:

- Stride Rite shoes and Halo sleepsacks are on Zulily today. There are also a few cute things left from Mini Boden (ends Saturday).

- Reusable baby food pouches are on Babysteals. A cute idea if you're making your own baby food.

Then we have the Memorial Day sales!

- Gymboree has everything $12.99 and under.

- Baby Gap is 40% off select styles. I just bought this tank for Miss A, and I absolutely love it! A total steal for $10.

- Carters has up to 60% off.

Happy shopping!



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pretty Parties: First Bee Day

Okay, I'll admit it.

I've been excited about Miss A's first birthday party since she was a newborn. I can't help it! I love that kid, and I love a good party. What could be more fun than putting together an event to celebrate her first year of life with our family and friends? 

I've decided to do a vintage style bee theme. The color palette will be yellow, soft gray, and cream. She's a little too young to have an opinion on it, but I hope her party will be both beautiful and fun.

My number one resource for the party has been Etsy! Here are some of the items I've got my eye on:

{ wreath }  { cups }  { bee stamp }

{ cupcake liners }  { dress }  { plate }

Monday, May 20, 2013

Retro inspired kids

Vintage looks are always cool, especially when they're being worn by the tiniest of trendsetters. Check out these little mini hipsters via Pinterest:

Too. Much. Cuteness.

I've put together a few retro inspired looks for the little ladies and gentleman in your life:

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Deal roundup

Gap online is 30% off, ending today!  Use the code GAP30. This is what I scored for Miss A:

Also, Hanna Andersson is on Zulily, ending Friday. Loving the little dresses in beautiful prints for summer. There are some fun tees and lunch boxes for boys and girls.

Monday, May 13, 2013

How was your Mother's Day?

My first Mother's Day was fantastic. My sweet husband did a great job of pampering me. In fact, he set the bar really high for subsequent years! Hmmm, better start thinking about Father's Day now.

We spent our afternoon at the Griffith Observatory. Miss A enjoyed playing in the grass and looking at some of the exhibits about Space. The weather was incredibly warm. Miss A wore a smocked bubble romper from Zulily. These things are great for little crawlers. She can move around without getting tangled up in a dress.

I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful day of appreciation for the hard work they do. 



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nighty Night

I have small obsession with baby PJs. I love a little baby that's ready for bed, all soft and cozy. So sweet! Here are some cute pajama prints from Baby Gap (currently on sale!), along with some sleepy time books and loveys. Sleep tight!