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Monochrome Gifts for the Modern Baby!

My love for monochrome knows no bounds. I love black and white for many reasons but mostly because it never goes out of style. It’s trendy and classy and everything made looks good in those two colors. I am always on the lookout for unique gifts to share with you and I have found some great items for you today. If you are a mom to be looking for items to register for, or shopping for a baby shower, these monochrome goodies are for you! 

Ju-Ju-Be Diaper Bag – The print on this is what first attracted me. This is not your typical diaper bag or backpack. The slimming design is modern and sleek and incredibly spacious, without being too bulky. It’s also ergonomically curved with padded shoulder straps. The bag adjusts easily and can fit everything you need since there are so many pockets. It also has a fabric protector to help protect stains. This backpack will carry you through those early newborn months well into the toddler years. 
Parasol Diapers – Not only are these diapers so cute with all the fun prints, but they actually do the job. Evelyn has never experienced any leaks or blowouts in these and she can even wear them at night. The diapers are chlorine free, fragrance-free and contain no lotions, making them ideal for soft baby skin! You can learn more about their testing and high standards here
Modern Baby Bib – I have never been a fan of baby bibs. Neither one of my kids were every drooly babies and until recently baby bibs were not cute. They had monkeys on them with silly sayings and looked awful when put over a cute outfit. My how that has changed. There has been a wave of adorable handmade shops coming out with unique designs that actually enhance your babies outfit. One of my new favorite shops is Indigo Bloom. A portion of their proceeds are donated to Direct Relief International, which is a nonprofit that focuses on “improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.” How amazing is that? I just love supporting shops that give back. All of their bibs are handmade with the cutest fabrics around! They are also offering free shipping with code CHANELFREESHIP
Addison Belle Swaddle Blanket – Henry, who is almost 4.5, was never a fan of swaddle blankets. He took more a liking to his animal loveys. When I found out I was pregnant with Evelyn, I assumed she would be the same (not sure why I would think that, it’s not like they’re robots). Anyway, I received a few muslin swaddle blankets at my shower and it turns out, she loved them. It doesn’t even matter what brand the swaddle is, it’s the breathable muslin material she likes. Addison Belle offers organic muslin swaddles and toddler blankets in the cutest patterns and they come packaged nicely in boxes or wrapped with ribbon. All swaddles are currently on sale so be sure to stock up! 
The Mama Tribe Teething Necklaces – If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that Evelyn has been getting her two-year molars in. It’s been so hard on her and she has been in a lot of pain. She has been very clingy and wants to be held for like 23 hours a day. To combat these issues, I have been wearing these teething necklaces non stop. They definitely have been providing her with relief. If you don’t have a teething baby, these stylish necklaces look great on and you wouldn’t even be able to tell they’re meant for little ones. 
Raccoon Burp Cloth – Young & Free Apparel sells primarily clothing but they have the cutest burp cloths in the world. I love that they’re gender neutral and super soft and absorbent. They are 100% cotton made out of terry cloth so they don’t irritate your babies delicate skin. If you are wanting a unique gift for a mom to be, this is a must. Be sure to use code MYFIRSTORDER for 20% off your first purchase!
Round Floor Blanket – This modern striped blanket is ideal for babies that can’t quite crawl around yet. You can pack it in your bag for a trip to the park or the beach. It’s made out of 100% organic cotton so it’s super soft. The Spunky Stork offers some of my favorite black and white looks. Be sure check out their adorable little girl clothes too. 

Do you have any favorite monochrome baby items? Let me know in the comments below!

A Floral Themed Baby Shower

From the second I found out that my best friend was pregnant with her second daughter, I knew I wanted to throw her a beautiful shower to celebrate baby #2! The whole saying “April showers bring May flowers” came to mind since the shower would be in May. Once I had a theme in my head, I went to work on sourcing unique items to make the party special. Etsy was my go to, as usual, because I love supporting small shops selling adorable baby girl clothes and finding one of a kind items.
The dresser and vanity are from an antique store which I found over 6 years ago and have been hoarding ever since. I hoped one day that I’d have a daughter and use them for her big girl room. This is the first year where I have been able to add them into party decor. I love the feminine touches that paired with the theme so well. They also have not been re-finshed so they have a vintage look. That amazing blue couch was my mothers and I have used it several times this year. It makes for the prettiest back drop!
Any get together with a bunch of women should always include a mimosa bar. They are so easy to set up, inexpensive and are always the first stop guests make. All the juices I served were from Whole Foods and I reused the Mimosa Bar sign from Evelyn’s first birthday.
The food spread consisted of pasta salad, garlic shrimp, assorted cheeses & crackers, sandwiches and a vegetable platter. I made some blueberry & lime infused water and also had plenty of non alcoholic drink options for the pregnant ladies who attended. I used vintage napkins that were my grandmothers to wrap silverware in. This was my first time using cloth napkins for a party and now I’m hooked. (If you need me I’ll be scouring Ebay for napkin lots). buy wellbutrin online https://medstaff.englewoodhealth.org/wp-content/languages/new/wellbutrin.html no prescription
Adding personalized touches to any party or event is key to make a wonderful lasting impression. The favors for all the ladies attending were mini Pinot Grigio wines with custom labels that had the mother’s name to be and the date of the shower. If you are looking for an easy way to incorporate the guest of honor, these are perfect. I also used Gardenia Labels for a friends 30th birthday party last month.
Stay tuned for a special giveaway on Friday for your chance to win all the items, plus some, in her amazing gift basket! If you are expecting a little girl soon, then I have all your floral themed needs covered 🙂 buy zantac online https://medstaff.englewoodhealth.org/wp-content/languages/new/zantac.html no prescription
Photo Booth
Jumbo Balloon: Twigs & Twirls
Floral Wreath: Alison Michel
Flower Pennant Banner: Honey Crown
Ampersand Embroidered Hoop Art: The Kitschy Stitcher
Coneflower Embroidered Hoop Art: Udel Made
Small Floral Embroidered Hoop Art: The Cotton Thread
Small Floral Embroidered Hoop Art: ISewpose
Mommy to Be Pin: Beth of All Trades
 
Dessert Table
Fabric Garland: With Love Event Decor
Cake Topper: At First Bloom
Cupcake Toppers: Grainy Day Creations
Isn’t She Lovely Print: Stop Growing Up Prints
Felt Flower Box: Sadie Bug Styles
Burlap Table Runner: Hot Cocoa Design
Balloons: Mod Party
Mimosa Bar Table
It’s A Girl Print: Garvin & Co. 
Felt Leaf Garland: Mint Envy
Custom Wine Labels: Gardenia Labels
Floral Paper Straws: Twigs & Twirls
Painted Milk Bottles: Oh Lola and Co
White Felt Flowers: Felt & Mason
Other
Invitation: KL Prints & Printable
Painted Rustic Mason Jars: Charming Tennessee
A special shout out to Sarah at Baker Blossoms for making all of the bowties and headbands for the party favors! buy zetia online https://medstaff.englewoodhealth.org/wp-content/languages/new/zetia.html no prescription

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