“My Quotable Kid” Journal

I came across this lovely journal as I was browsing my The Paper Place in my neighbourhood.  We all know that kids say the darndest things, they even made a television show based around this concept, so how ingenius of Chronicle Books to design My Quotable Kid A Parent’s Journal of Unforgettable Quotes so that every parent can keep a record of their child’s funny sayings and remarks.  The journal has a page in the beginning where you can insert your child’s photograph, and each page is set up to allow you to write the quote, add their name, when they made the comment, what age and where they were at the time of the event.  I think this is a perfect gift for a baby shower or even a 1st birthday party.  I myself picked up a copy and am very excited to start filling it out in about a year or so.  I can only imagine how cute it will be to then look back and read through it when my son is older, or even say at his WEDDING!!!

Baby Shower Inspiration Board: Cowboys and Airplanes

There is not one single little boy out there that does not love to pretend to be as cowboy and play with toy airplanes, so why not combine both into the perfect baby boy shower…or even a baby nursery!  You can mix vintage finds from thrift stores and garage sales such as old wooden rocking horses and toy airplanes, with handmade trinkets such as building blocks and vintage gift tags.  Why not commission a local bakery to design and build you a custom baby cowboy fondant cake topper, such as the one featured below?  For decoration a beautiful paper airplane mobile and cupcake toppers would help tie in the theme beautifully.  I absolutely love this idea especially since many of the decorations will make beautiful baby toys later on, so nothing will go to waste.

Pink Birdie Baby Shower

I came across this beautiful Pink Birdie themed baby shower by Frog Prince Paperie last week and I could not wait to share it.  Owner and designer, Paula Biggs, spared no detail when it came to creating this story-book baby shower and the result speaks for itself.  Her inspiration for the theme came from the lovely little pink birdies with which she adorned the beautifully set desert table, vintage bird cages and dessert platters.  Whimsical bows and headbands  by Three Little Bows decorated the candy jars and cages.  Wash cloths and burp cloths were packaged and shaped like cookie and candy favours by Baby Cakes and Decor shop on Etsy.  Paula even made the raspberry mousse herself and decorated the cupcakes with gum paste hydrangeas she ordered from Sweet Petal Bakery on Etsy.  All of her talent and hard work resulted in a dream baby shower with soft pinks, creams and pastels, perfect for a little girly baby bump!

Dessert Table created By Frog Prince Paperie, Candy Jars, Vintage Bird Cages, Burp and Wash Cloths packaged like Cookies and Candy

Sophie the Giraffe is 50 Years Old!

Who knew that the world’s most famous children’s toy is turning 50 this year?  Sophie the Giraffe is a staple in most households around the globe; whether you’re in France, Spain, Canada or Mexico, you can always count on Sophie to be present in the neighbourhood baby store. 

I was first introduced to Sophie by my sister-in-law and  quickly learned the story behind the loveable toy once my son began to love her.  Sophie  is  easy to pack up for a day in the park, she floats so she can be used in the pool or tub, she is made of non-toxic rubber so that she will not harm the little babies who gnaw on her ears, and she keeps our little ones entertained with loud squeaks and squeals.  Sophie makes a great shower or welcome-baby gift and she is super affordable!  She loves everyone from celeb babies to us ‘common folk’ and she does not discriminate. 

In celebration of Sophie’s big 50, she is holding a photo contest, so hurry up and submit yours and you might be the big winner!  Lets all wish Sophie the giraffe a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Sophie the Giraffe, Sophie the Bath Toy, Sophie with celeb babies