Our Go-To Packing List for Beach Trips with a Baby

Beach Baby

What do I need to pack for a trip to the beach with my baby or toddler? It’s SUCH a popular question because baby’s first trip out to the sand and water can be nerve-wracking for any new parent! Make your list, check it once, check it twice, pack it up and get ready to have a blast with your family. […]

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This Unexpected Material Makes a Great DIY Outdoor Playmat

We shopped in an unusual section of the store to create a durable, wipeable and cushioned playmat that is great for outdoor fun at home or on-the-go. Just a couple of materials and a naptime (or two) spent at the sewing machine and we are ready for warm days spent in the sunshine. […]

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One Glance at this Balloon Animal Party and You’ll Be Saying, “Bow-WOW!”

Balloon Animal Party

What do you get when you combine a bright and colorful balloon wreath with classic party-staple, the balloon animal? FUN! And lots of it. […]

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DIY: Pacifier Clips

Anyone with a baby who loves her pacifier knows what a frustration it can be for that thing to drop on the ground over and over again. Sure you can buy a pacifier clip, but why not make your own?

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DIY: Make Your Own Tag 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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A Look Back at the Nursery Trends of 2012

Since we just wrapped up 2012, I thought it’d be appropriate to review the top nursery trends of the year! There’s no question that color played a big role in nursery design, but we definitely saw a few trends emerge in decor too. With so many wonderful rooms uploaded this year, I wanted to pay tribute to the trends that

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