With a new baby on the horizon for our family come June, I’m back in newborn/infant mode when it comes to purchasing gear and clothing. Last weekend I spent a good chunk of time digging out all of my daughter’s baby clothes to see which ones would work for our little man and was reminded of all of my favorite newborn staples…those items that were totally invaluable to my husband and I as parents, so I thought I’d share my favorite tips for dressing a newborn. Feel free to share any items you’d add to the list in the comments!
I love the theme behind today’s party! When blogger Kelsey Williams was thinking of themes for her daughter Rooney’s second birthday party she came up with something pretty fun. “I realized she would be turning two on the 2nd. This is called a golden birthday and is very popular in the Midwest, so I went with golds and yellows for the decorations.” Such a great idea! And even if your little one won’t be celebrating their golden birthday at such a young age, the gold color scheme is a super cute idea for any birthday party. Check out all the lovely party inspiration from Miss Rooney’s special day!
Naming a baby is a pretty big deal. It is something that our children will take with them everywhere for the rest of their lives, so it better be a good one! Many parents these days really want to come up with a baby name that is truly unique, but it can be a pretty challenging task these days. With the advent of the internet and the sharing of information, a name can go from obscure to popular in the blink of an eye (I’m looking at you, Harper and North). So how can a parent come up with a name that really is unique? Well, here are a few things that helped my husband and I in our search for coming up with unique monikers for our little ones…
Some days as a mother are just tough. As much as I love my daughter and love being her mommy, some days just aren’t always so magical. There are days when my child is grumpy and seems to have meltdowns at every turn and days when everything feels like a power struggle. There are days when I’m rushed and consumed with the zillion items on my to-do list and days when I am feeling exhausted and at the end of my rope. But, I’ve been learning something about these less than magical days lately…they still possess magical moments if we only take the time to look.
I’m so excited to share today’s nursery with you. My friend Molly Kidd of the blog Urban Nester put together a lovely space for her brand new baby girl Karis Ruby and it pretty much embodies my approach to nursery design. It’s totally functional while still being chic and there’s a great balance of simplicity and whimsy. It’s a space that both an adult and a little one would enjoy being and the juxtaposition of modern and vintage pieces makes the space feel cozy and warm. When I asked Molly to share a bit about Karis’ space she said, “I wanted her space to be more feminine, and less babyish. I prefer simple design, and wanted the nursery to flow with the rest of our house, so I stuck primarily with black, white, grey, gold, and touches of mustard and various shades of pink. I’m happy with how the space turned out!” I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for letting me share your design handiwork Molly!