Category Archives: Baby

My Big Finale!

Well, this is it.  My final farewell.  Today is my last day at High Fashion Home.  I’m leaving to pursue a career as a stay-at-home mom.  See?

Yep, I’m ready to pop!  All our bags are packed, we’re ready to go.  Except we’ll be leaving in a Prius, not a jetplane, and we’ll be back home from the hospital in a couple of days.

My pretty new Vera Bradley diaper bag, all packed and ready!

 Welcome to Baby James’ little nursery!
 Here’s hoping he’s a good sleeper!  I made all of the bedding with fabrics I got from High Fashion Home and High Fashion Fabrics.  It was a lot of work, but I’m happy with the result!  We got the crib (probably the simplest one we could find without being ultra-modern) at Babies R Us.
 I surprised my husband with an LSU mobile… Geaux Tigers!
 A little corner in which to rock the little guy to sleep.  We ordered the rocking chair from Pottery Barn Kids.
 I also made these book slings with a fabric I got at High Fashion Fabrics.  They’re filled with the classics- Goodnight Moon, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and so on…  I found the tutorial to make them here!
 A yellow vintage buffet became our changing table.  We filled the inside with baskets to hold all of his stuff!  He has a lot and he hasn’t even been born yet!

 I fell in love with a book of Eric Carle‘s famous pictures.  I framed a few of my favorites to add some (more) color to the room.
 My friend Cynthia painted this for Baby James!  Isn’t it perfect?  Baby’s first piece of art!

 I think our dog, Kola, is practicing being a guard dog.  Or maybe she thinks the nursery is her room.  Whatever floats her boat!

It’s been a lot of fun blogging for High Fashion over the past few years!  Maybe I’ll make an appearance from time to time, but for now it’s going to be all about preparing for, and taking care of, our new baby!

Nursery School

Now that I’m halfway through my pregnancy and we know we’re having a boy, John and I are getting started on the nursery.  My style definitely leans toward the modern side of the spectrum, and that’s not always easy to find for baby goodies!  I’ve got a long way to go on nursery shopping, but I’ve found a couple of cool things so far…

Check out the unique “bookshelves” on the back wall.  I’ve already gotten a few board books from my mom and the baby hasn’t even been born yet.  I think a couple of these will prove to be quite handy!  Photo via Ohdeeoh.

John really wanted a rocking chair in the room.  I searched antique stores high and low looking for a classic, clean-lined rocking chair.  Nothing.  I did, however, find this simple rocker at Pottery Barn Kids!  So, another task down, about a thousand to go!

Or Are You A Girl?

So, yesterday I dreamed of a nursery for a baby boy. Today, I’m thinking of a baby girl…

These Blabla dolls are so soft. The Lollie Monkey is my favorite!

My sister really like the sling carriers from New Native, and I think the pattern on this one is pretty.

Trumpette has a ton of cute socks for girls, but Suzie Q’s topped my list!

Target did a service to parents everywhere by teaming up with Dwell to create crib bedding. The Tulip set is sweet and bright!
Hopefully, on Friday I’ll be able to post on which direction the nursery will be taking!

HF Weekly Obsession: Baby, It’s All About You

Is it just me, or is everyone getting baby fever? It seems like everyone is either having babies or getting ready to! It must be something in the water because we just got in a whole bunch of awesome baby stuff! Allow me to walk you through it…

For the littlest of the wee ones, I love this hand-knitted, Yellow Label fruit rattles. They’re soft and colorful, and you can feel good knowing that they’re ethically (hand)made. Give us a call for more information.

A onesie that’s perfect for monkeying around in! I adore these Monkey Onesies from Appaman. Get them here!

Give your kid something soft, cuddly, and washable to play with! These adorable dolls, by Blabla, are expertly crafted by Peruvian knitters, so you know they’re made well. And who could resist that face? Give us a call for more information.

For the 80’s teen that’s all grown up, put your kid in a tee from Small Audience. The tees are vintage styled with cheeky phrases that adults can appreciate. Give us a call for more information.

How adorable are these for your little rocker-in-training? Not only are they badass, Me In Mind makes it easy to put on fidgety kids’ feet. Give us a call for more information.

These are perfect for the summertime water baby. Put a mermaid on your teeny mermaid! Take your pick of Harajuku Lovers styles here.

Everything’s Splendid when your decked out in supersoft Modal and Pima Cotton. I wish I knew someone with a baby girl so I could put her in this adorable ruffled onesie! Put that one in my cart, please!