30 June 2011

Celebrity Birth Announcement: Denise Richards

What a wonderful surprise: Denise Richards has just adopted a new daughter! Details about the age of the child are not available yet but as it is a domestic adoption, I imagine she is a newborn. In any case, it's got to be a very exciting time for their family.
Denise Richards Adopts a Baby Girl
Denise with her two older daughters via
Denise was already a mother to two girls, Lola and Sam [ages 6 and 7, respectively]. According to this article, the girls chose the name Eloise for their new baby sister. Her middle name is Joni, after Denise's late mother.

I'm always happy to hear of celebrities who add to their families via adoption, which also seems to make it seem a little less 'strange' to people who are otherwise ignorant about it.

22 June 2011

DIY Wooden Closet Dividers

Here's a quick baby-related craft I did about a year ago. I didn't plan to use any dividers for Bay's clothes because:

1. they're really not necessary
2. all of the ones I came across for sale were hideous. 

Then one day, I came across this super-easy tutorial on Under the Sycamore [same as Ashley Ann Photography in the links section] and I was bored so I decided to make some after all.

Here's how they turned out:
I bought the wooden letters, painted them with some grey and white paint I had on hand [Bay's furniture is also a distressed grey color], added the stickers and covered with Mod Podge. It took all of about 15 minutes and they work perfectly!

20 June 2011

Custom Baby Blanket

After a break during our move and vacation, I'm back! I posted a while ago about trying to find someone to do a custom blanket for Bay. After sending messages to several sellers on Etsy, Barb at BlazingNeedles said she could do it!

I told her the design I wanted, a Hello my name is tag, and that I wanted it made of organic cotton. She suggested bamboo [which is also grown without pesticides] and I told her what colors and font I wanted [choose from any font on this site]. 

This is the end result:
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Knit Personalized Baby Blanket
Link to item here
The back has an all-over striped pattern. 

Here is Bay with her blanket:
The blankets can be made in any color combination [I selected 100% bamboo thread from here] and the purple color turned out really pretty. If you want to buy one, click here to order [they currently cost $70 plus shipping]. A personalized blanket would make a great gift for a new baby. If you want to have something else custom made, talk to Barb, she's great!

15 June 2011

Celebrity Birth Announcement: Natalie Portman

Congratulations are in order because Natalie Portman and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied now have a son! No further details have been announced but I'll be anxiously scouring the internet for his name and will update here when I find out.
It's a Boy for Natalie Portman! | Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman
Photo and article here
Also, I have been terrible about posting lately because we have been on vacation for the past week. I promise to get back to it as soon as I'm home in a few days.
Other posts about Natalie Portman

03 June 2011

7 Months

These are almost a month late... oops! Bay's getting more and more difficult to photograph. I don't know what I'll do when she's really moving around [right now she's still doing the army crawl].
Gimme that camera!
Is this a good angle?
What about this?
Mom, look what I can do!