Wednesday, October 30, 2013

15 Awesome Ideas for Monthly Baby Photos

Looking for cute ideas for taking monthly pictures of your new baby.  Here are some of my favorite ideas which are so darn cute!

This one is my little baby :) with one of my Etsy shop chevron chalkboard designs for each month.  Signs are available at my shop Pearl Pear Designs.  I love how it turned out!

Here is another idea I found, taking footprints of your baby once a month. I haven't seen this idea before and think it's so cute!
Find a onesie from each size you would like and take a cute picture like this!
Chalkboard is in right now and here is a cute idea for having a whole wall as a background.
Here is the same idea with a chalkboard background, so cute.

Love this cute banner and adding facts about your baby for each month. My cute baby below

Another cute idea wearing the same thing every month with a cute pin each month.


Love how they put together this cute monthly baby photos for the baby's first birthday!

Take a picture by a calendar with the date circled is another great idea to take a monthly baby photo.
Love this idea with wooden blocks! So cute for spelling out how old your baby is.
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More cute chalkboard stuff! Love the stats written on this chalkboard
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Love how cute this is with mom holding her little one along with a written description on the side.
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What a cute idea with banner and everything.
I've always loved the onesie stickers to put on a white onesie for every month.  I also love how the photos you can take can be displayed like they did below.
And lastly this adorable idea for showing growth by having the previous oneises in the picture.

Laughing and Losing It

Want to read all about the humorous, fun, and tough times during motherhood? My friend's blog "Laughing and Losing It" cracks me up as she relays her experiences as a mom and her regular, yet hilarious, everyday life.  She's the youngest of 17 kids, yes you heard me right... the youngest of 17 kids, and she is full of amazing stories to keep you entertained.

Again, I'm not the same without "Laughing and Losing It" and I know you will absolutely love it so check it out!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cute holiday dresses and accessories from Sassy Divas

Halloween is right around the corner and there are so many cute outfit idea out there for girls! I love Sassy Divas Dress shop that has the cutest chevron dresses and Halloween accessories that are perfect not only for Halloween, but during the fall as well.

Look how cute these outfits are!  There shop has outfits starting with Newborn sizes and goes up to 6 years old.  Their outfits are super trendy and a great price for your little girl.

Not only do they have adorable dresses for the holidays and beyond, they also have these rompers which are super adorable.  This was my favorite which is perfect for Halloween coming up, I love the headband that's with it too!  They have a variety of colors, like the black girl romper below, along with other trendy colors like hot pink and turquoise.  

 Here's another cute headband for Halloween.  They have a bunch of stylish headbands for the holidays or just everyday wear from home, school, and play.

The products at Sassy Divas are such a great price as well!  This headband is  $11.95 and others you can find in their shop for under $5!
So check out more of Sassy Divas cute holiday and everyday products on their site and Facebook!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How to choose your baby shower theme

With so many baby shower themes, it can be hard to pick just one or know what the mommy-to-be would like.  A shower doesn't necessarily need to have a theme, but I wanted to put a list together of different inspiration for you.

Here is a list of baby shower ideas to help spark your imagination and give some ideas of the kind of shower you can have or throw!

Inspired by nursery theme 

If you have a themed nursery, it could be a great idea for a baby shower theme.  Whether it be a nautical theme, sports, ballerina, princess, etc, that could be a good base/inspiration for your baby shower.  Color of nursery can also be a great inspiration because, first of all, the mother-to-be already loves those colors (because she used them in the baby room) and different decorations from the shower could later fit perfectly in the room (from my shower I used a sign and some pennants and pictures which matched my nursery perfectly).

Inspired by color 

Beyond just the pink and blue colors, colors that are favorites of the mom could look awesome and be an inspiration for the shower and the decorations you will have.

Time of year 

Design a cute theme around the time of year is another idea to spark your imagination.  Is it wintertime and you want a cute "Winter Wonderland" type of theme, or maybe not a theme but cute wintery decorations? Same with the other seasons and incorporating maybe colors or decorations around the time of year is an idea. 

Animal Inspired

From "Rocking Horse", "Rubber Ducky", "Mommy to Bee" are cute animal themes along with others to have at a baby shower.  Or if the mommy-to-be has a favorite animal that might be a cute base for inspiration for a baby shower.  I know owls are super cute right now to incorporate into not just baby showers but nursery designs, wall art etc. 

Play on words

My baby shower theme was "Baby and Co" like Tiffany and Co.  There are also clever themes that are play on words such as "Ready to Pop" and "Oh Baby" are super cute.  You can get clever and even use the mother-to-be name to create a clever baby shower theme.

Favorite Baby Books or Nursery Rhyme

From Dr. Seuss to Mother Goose, you can design your baby shower theme around your favorite baby book or nursery rhyme.

Adventure/ Fun themes

You can choose from so many fun themes whether it be a carnival, hot air balloon, princess, trains, candy theme, etc. What are things that could be fun to incorporate or things that you really like?


I love food.  Food can be so inspiring, if the mother-to-be has a favorite dish or dessert that can be a good inspiration for a theme as well.  If they want fish served at the shower it could go in the direction of a nautical or beach theme, or if they want candy or cotton candy served it could be a cute carnival theme.  

Destination Theme

Choose a location, it might be where the baby will be born or a special place to the parents to be.  It can be general like a beach or travel theme, or destination based like France or Italy.

Monday, October 14, 2013

1 Month Reality Check

Baby Pears is six weeks which has gone by so fast! I have learned so much about being a mom and having a little baby. When I hear people say nothing can fully prepare you for being a parent they are right, 9 months you know he is coming but all of the sudden everything is put to the test.

*  How much you love this little person and how you'll do anything for them.
* Goodbye sleep, he's sleeping decent during the night and waking up only twice, but I'm still way exhausted and sleep is very unpredictable.
* He's being more engaging with us which is amazing. A few days ago he started smiling which is the happiest feeling in the world to see our baby do that!
* He loves cuddling and being held, which makes getting things done a little harder, but seeing that little face look up at me makes my heart melt. I love it.
* Our house is a mess, and I need to deal with it.  Yep, nothing else needs to be said to elaborate on that.
* Less time with just husband and I, but now we get to share our time with our little family.
* Holy diapers! We bought a pack of 96 exactly a week ago and we have less than 15 diapers left.
* I'm surprised how fast he's growing, he seems so much bigger at times like when he's holding up his neck or looking into our eyes and definitely recognizes us now.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Baby Cardigan Onesie

My little guy was my model for baby cardigan onesies I put on my Etsy shop.  He was so good and I'm definitely going to make him a few for this fall/winter.  I love the colors I found, here are some pictures!  If interested my Etsy is Stylish Baby Trends.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

One Month Baby Photo Idea

 Little Baby Pears is here and is one month! I can't believe how fast it's gone and how much he's changed.  Week one was a little rough as we tried to figure out his needs like how long he should eat, what he wants, how to put him asleep etc.  He would wake up for feeding, diaper change about 7 times a night and eat about 20 minutes.  Week two it went down to about 3 times a night and eating about 30 minutes.  Before my husband went back to work, he helped me every times I woke up and changed many diapers after I fed him.

This last week was week three where he definitely went through a growth spurt feeding for about 50 minutes. I swear I'm still feeding him all of the time.  He has the cutest little faces especially after he eats, is very happy immediately after being changed and is so good during baths. He's already fitting into clothes much better and has a cute belly.

We love him so much! I am so darn tired (I was getting 10 hours of sleep most nights in my third trimester) and feel like I haven't slept in forever, but every time  I think or look at him I think he's the cutest, sweetest little baby and know it's all worth it!