A Burst of Yellow – Color Design Challenge

Summertime means lots of sunshine, and with lots of sunshine I find myself seeing yellow all around me. There is something awesome about being inspired by color, especially the color of the season. It almost makes me want to take a delicious bite of it all.

With that burst of yellow deliciousness, I’m excited to announce a new monthly color challenge from Petite Lemon. This month, the color is yellow (of course). We’ll also be posting some cool Petite Lemon designs that we have challenged ourselves to do in the color yellow. Including, yellow products we wish existed, Petite Lemon stationery, and products in yellow and yellow inspired patterns.

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To be part of the challenge, post your favorite yellow inspiration on Instagram using #petitelemoncolorchallenge so we can be inspired by you also.

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We’re Back!

Hey there. Happy beginning of summer! You haven’t seen us for a while. I wish I could say it’s because we’ve been on an incredible vacation, but that wouldn’t be true. We’ve been enjoying the first days of summer with our families and creating new Petite Lemon goodness and designs that we are super excited to share!

Today we want to share a new series of designs called the Daily Lemon. Every Monday look for a really cool inspirational quote, designed by Petite Lemon, that you can download and print as an 8x8” for FREE! Display the Daily Lemon in your home and easily print off a new one each week to help keep your inspiration flowing. You’ll also be able to download these quotes for FREE to keep as wallpaper on your phone!

Keep checking back to see new designs from Petite Lemon, along with information on your favorite products, freebies to help keep those cute kiddos busy (how many times have your kids said they are bored already?!?), and lots of other fun ideas to inspire you. We hope this new inspiration makes your heart sing and dance.

To download the Daily Lemon as wallpaper for your phone, follow these simple steps:

To download from your phone or mobile device:

Open this page on your phone’s browser. Click on the image below and save it directly to your phone’s camera roll.

To download from your desktop browser:

Email the image from your camera roll to yourself, then open the image and save it to your phone.

Then, go to your settings and tap Wallpaper, choose New Wallpaper, and select the image you want to save.

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To save the image for printing, simply click on the image below and the download will begin.

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Sweet & Sour’s for the Week

Hooray it’s Friday! Let the weekend finally begin! Every Friday, Petite Lemon is going to bring you a Weekly Squeeze. We’ll use it to highlight the sweet & sour’s of the week. Let’s face it, not all weeks are awesome, but there is always something to be learned or enjoyed to help us celebrate everything in-between.
Today we wanted to share an article that left us shouting hooray for this new mother-to-be. I remember how excited I was to find out I was expecting. I was even more excited as my husband and I drove to our ultrasound appointment to find out the gender of our child. It was at that appointment,  that it really hit me that I was going to become a mother. Wow – a mother! I took for granted the fact that I could see my baby on the ultrasound monitor. That was not the case for this blind mother-to-be who met her baby for the first time through a 3-D printed ultrasound. I guessing you will love this video. By the way, you probably want to grab a box of tissue because her reaction is as sweet as it gets.
Click here to watch this touching story.
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Summer Match Game for Kids

Looking for some summer fun? Enjoy a game of matching madness. It’s an instant solution when the “mom, I’m bored” sentiment is sung in your house. We spend a lot of time outside (well pretty much all of our time is spent outside) so this outside match game was perfect to help keep my kids occupied.

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It’s simple to prepare too! Click on this link to download the match game, print out the images and lay them on your lawn. Your kids will enjoy finding the matching icons. And when the game is through, mix up the images and let them play again (and again, and again, and again…….). lawngame lawngame2 summer-game2

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Announce Your Next Pregnancy with Us Contest

We’ve seen some pretty amazing pregnancy announcements lately and as designers of personalized baby gifts, we love all of that creativity and would love to be a part of making your big news extra special. So of course we’re having a contest to help you break the news to friends and family and this contest is not just a one-time thing. Over the next 5 weeks we’ll be giving away one big sister tshirt or big brother t shirt each week!

If you’re pregnant and this isn’t your first, we’d love to have your wee one(s) wearing a big sister tshirt or big brother t shirt in your announcement. You can enter here: Announce Your Next Pregnancy with Us Contest

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(Shown: Color It Up Big Brother T shirt, Only Child Expiring Big Sister Tshirt, and Something to Say Big Brother T shirt)

And of course, if you’re one of the winners randomly chosen over the next five weeks, we would love to share your announcement through our social media outlets, and even feature your story in our “In Real Life” blog series.

Want some pregnancy announcement inspiration? Check out several cool ideas here from Parents Magazine.

To enter to win one of our big sister shirts and big brother shirts for your next pregnancy announcement, please be sure to comment below before midnight PT on Friday, 4/24. You can enter once each week.

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Links We Love

Links We Love

We’re gearing up for a big contest announcement with our big sister shirts and big brother shirts first thing Monday so be sure to check back then, but in the meantime, here are a few links we absolutely loved this week.

Huffington Post – Image of 101-Year Old with Baby Sparks Unbelievable Response

BuzzFeed – 33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed to Make a Parents Job Easier

BuzzFeed – This Is What It Looks Like When Men are Allowed to Take 480 Days of Maternity Leave

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Mad Men inspired names

Are you as hooked on Mad Men as we are? We’re so sad it’s coming to an end soon. While there are some things portrayed on the show that we’re very glad to see have changed with the times, the amazing home décor, hairstyles, and clothes have been a design lover’s dream.

And if you’re as much into retro names as you are style, Mad Men is also a great source for some classic name inspiration. Check out our big brother shirts and big sister shirts below that offer a more modern twist on our favorite characters’ names.

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Men in the 60’s dressed up in style and sported names like Don, Pete, and Roger. For a more current take on boys’ names inspired by Mad Men, consider the last names that made up the agency’s name – Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce. (Shown: Patterned Delight and Retro Style big brother shirts)

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Women’s styles in the 60’s ran the gamut, from chic to ultra-mod to hippie, and names like Joan, Peggy, and Betty were popular. These “grandma” names are making a comeback, but look to their real life counterparts – Christina Hendricks, Elizabeth Moss, and January Jones – for inspiration. (Shown: Chic Style, Modern Fun and Blooms big sister shirts)

Have you considered a name from Mad Men, either its cast of characters or the actors themselves?

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1st Birthday Party Theme & Personalized Baby Gifts: Rainbows

April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring beautiful rainbows. So while we’re hoping for lots of rain here in California, we’re going to enjoy some rainbow-themed 1st birthday party inspiration now.

We hope these rainbow themed décor, desserts, 1st birthday shirts, and personalized baby gifts brighten your wee one’s big day!

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Does it get any sweeter than this brightly hued, candy coated rainbow party? Ideal personalized baby gifts: Birdie Buddies personalized growth chart or Colorful 1st birthday tee. (Kara’s Party Ideas)

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Hearts and rainbows make for one super happy birthday. Ideal personalized baby gifts: My Favorites personalized growth chart or Party One 1st birthday tee. (Hostess with the Mostess)

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Colorful juices, fruits, and veggies add natural yumminess, in addition to the sweet treats, at this rainbow party. Ideal personalized baby gifts: Color Me or My Town personalized growth charts. (One Little Project)

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A DIY paint chip banner and a balloon pit add festive fun to this rainbow party’s décor. Ideal personalized baby gifts: Balloon and Happy Confetti 1st birthday shirts. (Hostess with the Mostess)

These super fun parties, along with the personalized growth charts and 1st birthday shirts, have definitely taken us somewhere over the rainbow! We hope they’ve inspired you as well.

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Personalized Baby Gifts to Show Mom the Love

It’s probably no big surprise that Mother’s Day is coming up quickly – May 10th in case you don’t already have it circled in red on your calendar – and you probably have a list of gifts you’d love to receive (hint hint, bling bling). As moms ourselves, we personally love gifts that allow us a bit of time to relax and indulge, but as designers of personalized baby gifts, we also think it’s super cute to have the little ones dressed up on Mother’s Day in personalized onesies and tees that show us mamas the love.

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(Shown: I LOVE Mom, Heart 2 Heart Mom, Best Mom Ever, I HEART You Pick personalized onesies and tees)

A yummy brunch at a restaurant or a family photo session on the beach or at a park with the kiddos in their mom-themed personalized onesies and tees would be a really sweet way to spend the day. Follow that with a massage or mani/pedi while they nap would be especially ideal!

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Decor Trend: Sunburst Mirror

There’s something about a sunburst mirror that adds a touch of class to any room. That’s why we love seeing them in nurseries, they’re stylish, functional and can easily transition from nursery to big kid room (just like our personalized growth charts!), plus they can help make small spaces feel larger. And they’re just as perfect for boys or girls rooms as they are for gender neutral nurseries.

Here are some great nurseries that feature sunburst mirrors along with one of our personalized growth charts that we think would work really well with a similarly styled space.

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We love the impact this large gold sunburst mirror adds to this classically, clean gray and white nursery with sweet animal accents. For a bit more color, we’d add the Animal Crackers personalized growth chart in Orange and Charcoal. (DIY on the Cheap)

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A punchy yellow and pink palette gives the cool, bohemian vibe of this nursery, with a gorgeous sunburst mirror accented tented crib, the perfect touch of whimsy. We think the Sprinkled Flowers personalized growth chart in Pink & Pineapple would make a nice match for this room. (KFD Designs)

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A bright orange sunburst mirror brightens up this quirky and cute dark green and navy owl themed nursery. Of course we can’t help but think of our Hoot Hoot personalized growth chart in Midnight Blue when we see this room. (The Homes I Have Made)

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We’re seriously crushing on this crazy monkey wallpaper which is an ideal choice for a funky, modern safari themed nursery. With so much pattern going on in this room, we’d keep it simple with the Perfect Pennant personalized growth chart in Slate Gray. (Project Nursery)

If you have a sunburst mirror in your wee one’s space, which design from our collection of personalized growth charts would work with your décor theme?

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