Actually, it’s happy birthday to ME today! Going to the west coast (of Florida!) for the weekend to celebrate. Have a wonderful weekend!
Giggle (one of our affiliates) is doing something very interesting. They’re hosting a contest to choose the next giggle nursery. Top designers have come up with their best nursery collection and rocker ideas and you just have to pick your favorites. I’m having a hard time choosing! I just love seeing new and different designs!
Olive Nursery Collection by Jeff and Laura Berryman
Alden Crib + Dresser by Jeremy Alden
Klein Crib + Dresser by Ellen Klein
Gregor Crib + Dresser by Gregor Korolewicz
Stephan Rocker by Stefan Marjanovic
Profiled Rocker by Ellen Klein
Murray Rocker by Jeff and Laura Berryman
Place your official vote with redclaydesign and then let me know which you picked!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you modern moms and moms-to-be! It’s my 5th Mother’s Day as a mom of two. Babies grow up so quickly– enjoy every minute with your little people! Hope you all had a special day complete with extra snuggles.
From our favorite frog (who knows it’s not easy being “green”), here’s an Earth Day message from Kermit.
I hope you all enjoyed our little string of spring giveaways last month. Thanks to Skip Hop for their generous giveaway of one of their Light & Luxe Jonathan Adler Diaper Bags as well as a Pronto Changer.
The lucky winner was Susan D. who selectged the black and white Nixon pattern.
Congratulations Susan! Your prizes will be on their way to you shortly!
Last week’s Olli & Lime giveaway was one of our most popular giveaways to date. I’m so glad that you all got a chance to check out the new Olli & Lime Forrest range as well as their other bedding ranges.
The lucky winner of their choice of a 3-piece crib bedding set is.. Brandi S. who will be thrilled with the Logan set she selected.
Congratulations Brandi! I will email you shortly!
Thanks for Olli & Lime (one of our lovely friends and advertisers) for this generous giveaway!
I’m so glad that everyone enjoyed the Petit Collage Giveaway. While the new U.S.A. panel and My World were the most popular, almost every one of the 33 Jumbo Panels currently available was SOMEONE’S favorite. With it’s distinct, fresh, modern style, Petit Collage has something for everyone.
And now to announce the winner of our giveaway… Nicki J., who selected Owl Family!
Congratulations Nicki! I will email you shortly!
Thanks to Petit Collage (one of our lovely advertisers) for this generous giveaway! For 10% off your order from Petit Collage, use the code “BB” at check out!
From Yo Gabba Gabba. Music by Trembling Blue Stars and animation by Bran Dougherty-Johnson.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a a kids design blogger based in Florida. As in so many other industries and professions, most of the action is in New York or California. That’s where you can find a majority of the top bloggers, best shops, and even the product and furniture designers themselves. I miss lots of Expos, Fairs, product launches, industry events, blogging conferences etc.. because I have to stay home and be a mom to my kids. So when one of these events comes to my neck of the woods and childcare isn’t an issue, you can bet I’m going to be there!
Big City Moms comes to Miami each year (and New York and LA etc…) to host the Biggest Baby Shower, where expectant moms come to mix and mingle with baby gear company reps, local shops, vendors, attend seminars and of course go home with amazing gift bags full of products to help welcome a new baby into their lives.
The Biggest Baby Shower is a great evening for local moms to learn about products directly from the companies and get connected with local businesses that might be wonderful resources for them as they become parents. I attended this year’s Biggest Baby Shower Ever Miami last night at Jungle Island and wanted to share a little of the event with you.
This shows just a sampling of the baby gear items on hand to test and learn about.
One of my favorite parts of the evening was the seminars. They were not just a great way to get off your feet for about half an hour, but the expert panelists share a lot of great information. There WERE people taking notes.
And of course there was food. Enough to make a dinner of, or just indulge in all the treats. The mocktails were yummy (though I could have used an actual cocktail after braving Miami traffic to get there!), and I’m not going to turn down fresh hot donuts- no, never.
It would have been worth the drive to The Biggest Baby Shower if only just to see these lovely folks, Jamie Grayson (aka TheBabyGuyNYC) and Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio (the super moms who started Project Nursery).
If you are lucky enough to be expecting and you live in a city with one of the Big City Moms events, I highly recommend you get to it. Buy the couple’s pass and make it a date night, or take your mom, sister or BFF and get excited for all the fun to come.
These are the top 5 most popular posts on this blog in 2012. Some of them went viral on pinterest, or they were shared on another popular blog. In case you missed them, take a look…
This beautiful mobile was a big hit on Pinterest.
If it’s good enough for Martha’s grandchildren, it’s good enough for yours.
These Cribsie Finalists represent some of the best modern bouncers on the market.
We had fun with this creative and generous product giveaway from Babyletto.
Owen’s nursery was a huge hit, in particular because of the DIY mobile hanging over his crib.
Did you have any other favorite posts?