Thursday, October 27, 2011

Name that Baby!

One of the hardest choices expecting moms have to make is naming their child. Here are some of the current most popular names:

Girls names:
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Ava
  • Emily
  • Madison
  • Abigail
  • Chloe
  • Mia
  • Maloyah
  • Caylee
  • Kinley
  • Adelyn
  • Malia
  • Londyn
  • Saylor
  • Claire
  • Madelynn
  • Grace
Boys Names:
  • Jacob 
  • Ethan
  • Michael
  • Alexander
  • William
  • Joshua
  • Daniel
  • Jayden
  • Noah
  • Anthony
  • Cullen
  • Jax
  • King
  • Emmett
  • Colt 
  • Braylen
  • Jett
  • Kason
  • Jasper
  • Brooks
  • Harper
  • Jackson
  • Brayden
  • Peyton
  • Hampton
What other names do you all love? To all the expecting moms- do you know what you are going to name your baby?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nursery Art GIVEAWAY

I am hosting a fantastic giveaway on my Fried Pink Tomato blog!! It is featuring one of my favorite Etsy Stores, Bird Ave.  One lucky winner will get their choice of print from the store plus they will receive a gorgeous nautical necklace and a Vera Bradley sunglass case.

I bought the "Oh Baby I Love Your Way" print for Harper's nursery. It looks ADORABLE!! The best part is every print is completely customizable!! I sent Jose, the owner of Bird Ave., colors from Harper's bedding and he matched them perfectly.

And if you see a print that you love in the Bird Ave shop, Jose graciously gave us a coupon code that is valid through May 31, 2011 for an extra 10% off your order!! Just use the code FRIEDPINK or GREENVILLEBABY.

Here are some of my favorite prints that will brighten up any nursery:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Every Story Has an End

I am in the process of decorating my baby boy's bookcase. I think fun accessories on the book shelves can add a nice touch to any nursery. I am trying to decide which kind of bookends I should get. Here are some of my favorites? Do you all know of any websites or stores with adorable nursery accessories?    

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Books for Babies

Most mamas start building a little library of children books to read to their sweet little one. I created this list of all-time favorite children books to help expectant and new parents stock their baby's bookshelf.

  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein  
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr. 
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman 
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats 
  • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise  
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney  
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss  
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 
  • Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch 
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst   
  • Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss 
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault  
  • Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey  
  • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina  
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  • Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
  • Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., and Eric Carle
  • The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
  • No, David! by David Shannon 
  • Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi 
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  • Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
  • We’re Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister 
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  • How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
  • On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
Did we miss any of your favorites? Which books should we add to our list?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Baby Booty

Here are some of our favorite baby bloomers:

Baby Aspen  has the most adorable Bunch o' Bloomers! These are perfect for the spring. Check them out here! The packaging looks like a flower box. HOW CUTE! What a perfect shower gift.

Faith Baby is a fun, trendy and adorable Christian clothing line for babies and toddlers. We absolutely love their ruffled baby bloomers. And we especially love the fact that they make all of their clothing in America!! Check out these adorable bloomers in a wonderful selection of colors HERE!! They are only $17.00.

And I am IN LOVE with these adorable personalized bird bloomers!! Check them out HERE! They are only $18.95.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

In the Jungle

We’re wild about miYim’s new collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute.The collection includes: Gorilla, Hippo, Lion, Elephant, & Alligator.

Proceeds from this purchase will benefit the Jane Goodall Institute ( and its programs including its efforts to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, develop sustainable communities and empower youth across the globe. Check them out here!

These adorable animals are:
  • All Natural Cotton Fabric
  • Certified non-toxic 100% chemical free
  • Colored only with plants and minerals using our unique PureWaterWash™ Process
  • Packaging made with recycled matericals
  • Low Eco-Impact manufacturing process

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Help Others by Shopping for Baby

We absolutely love the Appaman for Target collection. The best part is that 10% of proceeds benefit Baby Buggy! Babby Buggy is Jessica Seinfeld's charity for families in need.

Appaman brings a unique Scandinavian perspective to Ameripop iconic imagery. Inspired by Brooklyn street life, diverse communities and eclectic urban landscapes, Husman brings energy, edge and a fresh modern palette to his designs. Launched in 2003, Appaman now has a cult following of in-the-know trendsetters, celebrity families and little hipsters everywhere.Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker are Appaman fans!

Check it out here!! 

Here are a few of our favorites:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Great Deal on ORGANIC baby food this week!

To all of you mama's out there... we are trying to do a mostly organic diet for Harper. It tends to be a little more expensive but with good deals, coupons, and Trader Joe's, we have made it feisable. Harper LOVES Earth's Best baby food and this week there is a great deal on it at Ingle's. It is buy one get one free! It is normally 80 cents per jar. So this will make it 40 cents per jar. And to top it off you can get a coupon for the baby food here.  With the coupon, it will make the baby food 26 cents each. Not too shabby for organic baby food! Bon appetite Harper.

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