Baby Gear, Giveaways

Giveaway: $500 Gift Certificate to Balboa Baby

Black and White Blanket from Balboa Baby

Let’s be honest. Most things about being a mom are far from fashionable. Some days taking the time to brush my hair feels like a luxury, and my favorite outfits are collecting dust in the back of my closet. […]

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Bedding

We’re All a Little Linus…

Chevron Blankets

Since 1954, Linus has graced the Snoopy cartoons with his ever-present blue security blanket. Most kids form an attachment with that one special cuddly blanket, so why not incorporate it into the room design? […]

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Do-It-Yourself, Toys

DIY: Make Your Own Tag Blanket

DIY Taggie Blanket

Recently, a client of Pins & Needles, who is also a new mom, stopped by the shop and showed me a special tag blanket her mom had stitched up using some fabrics that she had purchased from us. I had heard of “Taggies” blankets before and how much babies enjoy playing with them, but I especially liked this one since

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Bedding, Tips & Trends

Swaddle Blankets 101

aden+anais swaddle blanket

In my opinion, there’s three things you need with a newborn: milk, diapers and swaddle blankets. With a five-week-old swaddle-a-holic at home, I currently feel like a swaddle blanket expert. This is my third baby, and although I remember swaddling my first two, I don’t think they required it (or enjoyed it) as much as baby #3. So, as much

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Clothing, Fab Finds, Room Decor, Toys, Wall Decor

London is Calling

big-ben

London has been calling. The Olympics have just wrapped up, and I’m about to embark on a little trip to see dear friends that live in London. I took my first trip to London when I was in my early 20s with my fabulous mother. We did the typical round of touristy things that most first-timers to London do. Sadly,

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