If kids have become a “big” over the summer or if their “little” is now attending the same school, a sibling tee is a great choice for their first day of school outfit. (Shown: Chic Style and Double Trouble big sister shirts and big brother shirts)
For Show & Tell Day, a kiddo expecting a new sibling soon can announce to classmates their new sibling status with a tee. (Shown: Something To Say and Color It Up big sister shirts and big brother shirts)
We love stripes and chevron patterns in nursery décor (and décor in general to be honest!), so when we saw a whole gallery of herringbone patterned walls in nurseries on Project Nursery (here), we totally fell in love with this ultra-chic shape.
The orange, gray and blue in the transportation themed On the Go personalized growth chart would fit in perfectly with this colorful nursery with a stylish herringbone patterned rug. (Beechwood 1928 blog)
Pops of aqua blue stand out in this neutral hued room with multiple patterned accents, including a herringbone quilt draped over the crib. The Shooting Star personalized growth chart would add a bit more color while being functional too. (via Babble)
Which of these rooms and personalized growth charts is your favorite? Let us know if these rooms have inspired you to incorporate herringbone into your nursery.
We design big brother shirts and big sister shirts because we love the bond between siblings and hope our shirts help build excitement and pride in those relationships. While our personal all-time favorite siblings are members of our own families (of course!), there are some well-known sibs that we can’t help but admire.
Tomorrow we’ll highlight five of our favorite famous sisters with some complementary big sister shirts, but today it’s all about these famous bros and some big brother shirts.
The original boy band, the Jackson 5 – Marlon, Tito, Jackie, Jermaine, and Michael – still have us dancing and we bet your wee ones would love to have a dance party in the living room to “Rockin Robin” too! (Shown: Rock On Big Brother T shirt)
We’ve watched these two grow from wee babes into mature men and appreciate the modern face they’ve given the royal family. (Shown: Modern Fun Big Brother T shirt in Royal Blue)
Luke and Owen Wilson are funny and talented, with slightly mischievous grins we can’t help but adore. (Shown: Double Trouble Big Brother T shirt)
We have aeronautical inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright to thank for making trips to Grandma’s house take only a few hours instead of several days! (Shown: Nuts n’ Bolts Big Brother T shirt)
The BeeGees – Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb – were true icons of Disco style and music, and they’re still “Staying Alive” in our hearts. (Shown: Retro Style Big Brother T shirt)
We’re coming upon the end of summer (sniff sniff), so if you’re planning baby showers or 1st birthday parties over the next few weeks, a barbecue theme can’t be beat!
The food part is easy – anything barbecued, from veggies to ribs or steak, plus all the yummy comfort food side dishes like baked beans, mac n’ cheese, and buttery corn on the cob. Here’s some inspiration for décor, favors, and coordinating personalized baby gifts to bring the theme to life.
Mason jars make any event feel quaint and special, and you know how we feel about personalized baby gifts, so we just fell in love with this party favor – homemade bubbles in mason jars with each guests name inscribed on the lid – from Maison de Pax. The Happy To Be and Play Party Hat 1st birthday shirts in red and aqua would have made perfect attire for this party!
Mini hay bales along with a gingham tablecloth and cowboy hat add a real Texas BBQ touch to this birthday party’s drink and dessert stations we found on Foodlets. We could easily see the Fun To Be One or Cake Time 1st birthday shirts on the guest of honor at a similarly themed party.
Looking for some nursery décor inspiration? We’re currently obsessed with pretty purple paired with elegant gray. In darks or lights, the two colors complement each other perfectly and can have a third color added in easily as well, including teal, yellow, pink or green.
We’ve chosen a few royally pretty purple and gray nurseries that we’ve paired with our personalized growth charts we think would look perfect in each.
Soft and sophisticated with a gorgeous gallery art wall and silvered wings, we absolutely love this nursery and would use the equally chic Perfect Pennant personalized growth chart in Slate Gray to accent the lavender and gray space. (Project Nursery)
Want to create a gender neutral nursery that utilizes purple? Lean heavier on the gray and add in small but impactful pops of the pretty hue like in this nursery, which would also look great with the Colorful Words personalized growth chart in Pool & Lime. (Moms Best Network)
Last week we wrote about sibling love and the video that had us feeling a bit verklempt and so ready to send a big sister tshirt and little brother onesie to the cute-as-a-button sibs that stole our hearts (click here). Well readers, this week it is Babble that has our hearts melting with What It Really Means To Be a Little Boy’s Mama.
For our sons that will someday become grown men, writer Michelle Horton pretty much says it all.
Here are a few passages we seriously relate to along with some adorable shots of some of our favorite boys in their big brother shirts:
“Being a little boy’s mama means always going, moving, running, energy. It means muddy shoes, bandaged legs, and breath-catching stunts that nearly stop your heart.” (Shown: Kids Play Big Brother T shirt)
“It means playing certain games and watching certain movies that you really have no interest in, and yet still enjoy seeing through the ninja-superhero-karate perspective because it’s his perspective.” (Shown: Super Big Brother T shirt)
“Being a little boy’s mama will change you — harden you in some places, soften you in others — but will ultimately give the sweetest memories of when, for a brief period, you were everything to a sticky-faced little man.” (Shown: Retro Style Big Brother T shirt)
As parents ourselves, we’re always paying attention to the various milestones in our little ones’ lives and that’s also one of the reasons we design personalized growth charts so other parents can keep track of their kids’ height at different stages and big occasions, as well as in between regularly scheduled doctor visits. The recent article on Parents.com on how your child grows age-by-age was also really helpful, so we wanted to share the link here.
The article gives great information on what to expect for babies and toddlers aged 1, 2, 3-4, and 5+ in terms of height and weight, as well as tips on boosting development and motor skills along the way.
We have some previous blog posts that may also be helpful when it comes to measuring your child.
Our fab Brand Enthusiast Kristina of One Happy Mama recently celebrated her son Luke’s first birthday and we love the fact he wore one of our 1st birthday shirts to mark the big occasion! You know we can never get enough of seeing our personalized baby gifts on our customers’ kiddos, so we had to share in our excitement by partnering up with Kristina and The Banner Shoppe to do a super fun giveaway.
We don’t want to think about fall just yet, with its warm, cozy hues; we want to hold on to the bold, fun hues of summer a little while longer. That’s why this week we’re highlighting nurseries with bright pops of color throughout. We found some amazing designs on PopSugar Moms and paired them with our equally colorful personalized growth charts.
Animal details along with chartreuse, orange and bright blue accents make this room super fun and also an ideal setting for the Animal Crackers personalized growth chart. (Details here)
Cheery yellow adds impact to this globetrotting themed nursery which would easily welcome the Growing Giraffes personalized growth chart. (Details here)
How inspiring is this book and art-filled playroom? We’d love to see our Hoot Hoot personalized growth chart added to this super colorful space.