From the aisle to babies

Remember that old rhyme from your childhood playground?

Jenny and John
Sitting in a tree
First comes love
Then comes marriage
Then comes the baby in a baby carriage

It’s true! I’m watching it happen all around me! I have a slew of close friends and family that are in different stages of pregnancy and two friends, a cousin and a coworker, brought babies into the world Monday evening. Sometimes it’s a scary thought....bringing new life into our crazy world, right?!?

I try to focus on the happy, sweet and fabulous things about pregnancy and child rearing. My sister-in-law, Amanda, is 7 months along. She’s my greatest inspiration in the search for all things baby.

Let me share a few of my favorite things.

Handmade finds:

1. As my sister-in-law and I scour the Internet for cute hospital gowns, we discovered this great Etsy shop, Lily & LOU, where the colors and fabrics of the gowns seem like anything but a hospital gown:

(Photo courtesy of Lily & LOU)

2. We were also searching for cute, handmade slippers for the hospital and found these in the Etsy shop, Craft Junky:

(Photo courtesy of Craft Junky)

3. I purchased these baby boat shoes for my nephew, Graham. He will arrive in September and I can’t wait for him to wear these. Thanks to CrochetKisses over at Etsy, he’ll be stylin’! Keep your eye on this shop. I talked to Beth of CrochetKisses and she’s in the process of moving her stuff to a new shop and she's worth keeping tabs on.

(Photo courtesy of CrochetKisses)

I could go on all day about great Etsy shops, just keep your eye on the EtsyBaby Blog for all things handmade and baby!


Ohdeedoh. This Apartment Therapy Blog has me hooked. If you’re a parent or soon-to-be parent, check it out! They have the best nurseries, tips and ideas. They also do a birthday feature which is a unique way to find some baby name inspiration.

Here’s what’s inspiring a girlfriend of mine. An awesome nursery!

(Photo courtesy of Ohdeedoh)

My favorite wedding blogger, Grey Likes Weddings, also has a baby blog! Grey Likes Baby. And Grey Likes Nesting. I digress.

Here’s a list of other sites that have caught my fancy:

Bloesem Kids

Dimples and Dandelions

Tiny D├ęcor

Blooming Bows

Baby Style Watch

I hope you take the time and put forth the effort to bring your baby into a happy and healthy environment…..and maybe with a little style.



madamesoleil said...

I love the hospital gown, and those amazing little crocheted baby boat shoes!! Thank you -- this post was a fun way to start my day.

Casey said...

O Stephanie! I wish I had this blog (and your baby expertise) when I was birthing my children. I absolutely LOVE that stuff and feel sad that I missed out on it! Man!! You are blessing to your sister-in-law for sure.

P.S. If you find anything out there by happenstance for 2 & 4 year old girls, send it my way!!!

Melissa at perryjayne.etsy.com said...

cute stuff!! Etsy has some of the best baby things for sure!

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