AListBaby Loves: Baby Biscotti

Dressing up AListBaby is one of our great joys in life! We love soft pink, white, and occasionally a pop of bright colors. Every day is dress-up day at our house. While we often stay close to home since AListBaby is still so little, we always have our little girl looking her best. One of our very favorite baby clothing designers is Baby Biscotti! We love the Lace Lullaby Infant Girl’s Top and Pant with Lace Details. The sweet lace and rosebuds on the top and the trim of the pants is just adorable. It is the softest cotton! Truly something special. Baby Biscotti pieces are timeless and beautiful.

AListBaby Has Arrived!

This is the happiest post in the history of AListBaby. Today, we announce the birth of our gorgeous baby girl! She was born on November 10. She weighed eight pounds, four ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. We cannot wait to share our adventures with you. She has opened a new part of our hearts, and our love for her is unimaginable. This has been the best seven weeks of our lives. We had a magical holiday season. We have enjoyed visitors, including the AList Grandpa (twice!), the AList sister, and many friends. She is such a good baby. (Last night she slept for six hours in a row!) We wish you a healthy and joyful 2013! We know the best is yet to come.

 

Dwell Studio Nursery Design

Project Nursery has some stylish Dwell nursery designs! Love it!

Confetti Cakes talks Baby Celebrations!

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Today we have an interview with Elisa Strauss, the talented owner of Confetti Cakes! Her confections are truly masterpieces.

Your cakes are so gorgeous! They could inspire a theme for a baby shower or birthday party. What themes do you predict will become more popular over the next year? Do you have a favorite shower idea or theme?

Thank you. Well, for all parties I love when there is a consistent theme no matter what it is. You can draw on the idea of the honoree’s favorite colors, flowers or even a stuffed animal or hobby. I think the more you can make it about the person the better it is! In our new book, our safari gift box cake idea came from a baby shower we had done a few years ago, The bumper in the new nursery had a safari theme so we replicated those colors and animals in sugar.

Do you have advice for someone planning a baby shower? Where is a good place to begin?

Start with a color scheme (usually two or three colors work best) and then decide on where you will grab you inspiration from. It can be based on the invitations, the paper goods (if you aren’t using fine china!) or even the theme of the nursery if there is one. (Interview continued, after the jump!) [Read more...]

*AListBaby Giveaway: GissyBella & MyPacifier*

It is Tuesday, and time for another fabulous AListBaby giveaway!

TWO amazing gifts for one lucky AListBaby reader.

Simply send an e-mail by Noon Eastern on Friday, September 5 with your name to alistbabyblog@yahoo.com, and you are automatically entered to win!

First of all, the sweetest and most comfy little knickers for your baby: Comfy Crawlers from GissyBella. They have pads in the knees (genius!) to avoid bruising, and make the crawling experience a little more comfortable for your tot. The winner may choose either khaki or denim pants, in their size of choice.

I am also so excited about the next prize, because I have often admired these fantastic personalized pacifiers from MyPacifier.net!

They were given as favors at Trista Rehn’s baby shower, and Tori Spelling also loves them…. Larry Birkhead had to grab one for Dannielynn, as well. (Of course, it said My Dad Rocks!)

The lucky winner will receive three pacifiers in the name or “saying” of their choice! Just send an e-mail to alistbabyblog@yahoo.com to enter, or you can also leave a comment below. The e-mail should include your name and the best way to reach you if you win. If you link this blog entry to your blog, you earn two entries! More after the jump…. [Read more...]

The Glamour of Canopy Cribs

I have a serious infatuation with canopy cribs. This does not, however, translate into adult beds. Rather, I equate a baby canopy crib with an oppulance we can afford our little angels. We all have hopes and dreams for the newborns in our lives. Certainly, we all know that “giving” a child the moon is not in his or her best interest. But for me, a white canopy crib is paying tribute to baby’s innocence and purity. Life gets hard soon enough. Babyhood is time to pamper infants….and indulge in some of our favorite luxury buys, as well!  One of my favorites is from Restoration Hardware baby & child, below. The white sutton canopy crib is $999.    

Bratt Decor also has an amazing venetian white wrought iron crib for $966 that would look excellent in a Hollywood-glamour type nursery. (The company offers several additional options for finishes, including gold.) You can make this look modern with bold bedding—or keep it traditional with pastels and a ruffled skirt. I could see this being a family heirloom crib, and Bratt Decor has an excellent reputation for quality. You may recall, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony also chose Bratt Decor cribs for their twins. 

More on canopy cribs, after the jump….  [Read more...]

Chic Baby Bedding

One of the most exciting trends in nursery decor is the selection of available baby bedding. Not long ago, choices were limited to little duckies and cows jumping over the moon. Hey, there is nothing wrong with a little barnyard fun, but we are positively giddy over the growing Serena and Lily collection.   

The luxe collections are modern yet whimsical. The vibe is stylish, yet still baby. One of my favorite parts of the line is that each design has a name and a description of the theme. I can read each description, and envision the future ”mini-me” running around. For example, when my friend Courtney has a baby girl, the “Greta” style should be her bedding:

Greta is a stunner. She’s a classic beauty with the taste, style and wit of a 1940′s film star. Greta’s driven, too. She’ll get what she wants out of life because she’s not afraid to work for it.

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Gwen and Gavin Rossdale Welcome Second Son

Gwen and Gavin Rossdale celebrate the birth of their second son, Zuma! He joins big brother Kingston. Watch out, if they are as good-looking as their father—these two little guys will be all sorts of trouble! (Angelina and Brad may want to keep an eye on Shiloh and Vivienne.)

We can really see this ducduc Austin crib in little Zuma’s room. We found it at this great modern children’s store, shopgenes. Photo of Gavin and Gwen courtesy of People.

Essential Toys for Baby

Every generation has their iconic toys. The Fisher-Price Chatter Phone comes to mind from my baby days…do you recall a favorite baby toy?

While I also adore the look of sleek, modern playthings, there is a place in my heart for the retro feel of these four basic toys. They each come in many styles and designs….yet their look is always timeless. These selections are all from Land of Nod.  

More information on each of these toys, after the jump…..

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**AListBaby Giveaway: Ally Zabba Blankets!**

We are thrilled to announce a fabulous prize from Ally Zabba this morning!

One lucky AListBaby reader will win a large 34″ by 28″ blanket of their choice, made of plush fabric with silky satin backing. A $60 value! To win, simply e-mail us at AListBabyBlog {at} yahoo.com by Noon Eastern on Friday, August 22. Just tell us what large blanket you would choose if you won!

Babies love cozy blankies, with luxurious satin trim to brush against their cheeks. And moms covet these stylish colors and patterns!  They are all machine washable. After more than a year of waiting…the popular pastel dot and chocolate dot pattern is also back in stock this week. More after the jump….

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