July 2009 Diaper Cake of the Month

Lil Buddy 4 Tier Diaper Cake
Lil' Buddy 4 Tier Diaper Cake

July is here and so is the introduction of our Lil’ Buddy 4 tier diaper cake. When I ordered Yeodel (Gund’s name for the puppy) and it arrived, with one soft squeeze I knew he had to become part of our diaper cake line up. I kept thinking of babies and fingerprints and puppies and their little paw prints everywhere. I remember when I brought my first baby home, our dog greeted us at the door and was so protective of the baby. Our dog was a big part of the family and brought new adventures to our children and I am glad that I had that experience watching them run in the yard and play in the snow. I know everyone is not ready for babies and puppies at the same time, so I thought introducing our Lil Buddy would bring some puppy love into the young family. Have a great month and enjoy the summer vacation time – Candy

Finding Baby Shower Ideas Using Community Based Sites

One of the best things about planning a baby shower in this day and age is the access we have to information on the Internet. No longer do we need to rack our brains coming up with fun and interesting baby shower ideas because all that we need to know can be found online. I have done other blog posts about sites that offer baby shower information so I thought this time I would focus more on community based sites.  Blogs, forums and social networking sites are the perfect example of this.  With this in mind I am providing you with five community like sites where you can find baby shower ideas.

Babyshower101.com
This site has an excellent section with community forums and bulletin boards. Both have a regular stream of activity and they are filled with useful baby shower ideas that are contributed by other Internet users. Forums are an excellent way to interact with people from all over the world. Plus, it is great if you have a question and can’t find the answer because you can post and wait for a response.

Hubpages.com
This is a site that has hundreds and hundreds of pages on plenty of topics of interest for those planning a baby shower.  Just go to the home page and use the search feature and you will find tons of information.  You may have to do some pruning along the way as some of the pages are hit and miss but nonetheless there is plenty to pick from.

Squidoo.com
Here’s another excellent resource for people who are planning a baby shower. I recommend you search the term baby shower from the home page you will get a huge list of lenses that you can read and contribute to. The lenses cover everything from food to free clip art. What’s nice about Squidoo is you can get plenty of different perspectives on virtually an unlimited amount of topics.

Ehow.com
This is a great site if you are looking for a place where you can find baby shower ideas and ask questions. In the Parties and Entertaining section of their site they have an entire folder of how to articles for baby showers. You can read the articles and comment on them. Plus, you can even sign up for an account and write your own articles to share your knowledge and make a little extra cash.

Cafemom.com
This is a very well established site and is a great resource for moms and expectant moms. I think it is definitely one of the fastest growing social networking site for moms online. You can use this site to connect with other moms, share ideas, advice and support. It is a great resource for getting baby shower ideas and beyond. It is essentially Myspace for moms.

Well there you have it.  Granted it’s certainly not a complete list but it’s a start on some pretty solid ones.  Maybe you know some other sites.  Feel free to add your comments or other suggestions.

3 Nursery Decorating Ideas for Girls

Mod Ladybug Nursery Bedding by Kids Line
Mod Ladybug Nursery by Kids Line

A few days ago I put together a post featuring 3 nursery decorating ideas for boys. I also mentioned the biological instinct called nesting that causes us to start preparing for the little one’s arrival. Getting the new baby’s nursery decorated is certainly one of those nesting instincts. Today, I am offering a complementary post to cover baby girls. So, if you are expecting a precious little girl I hope you can use these ideas.

Bug Theme
I know. It sounds a bit out there but believe it or not it’s one of the most popular nursery decorating ideas for girls. At first mention you would think that would be more of a boy’s nursery theme, but the bug theme generally focuses on “girly bugs”. Decorating ideas for this nursery theme would include ladybugs, dragonflies, bumblebees and butterflies. There are many different bedding sets sold in this theme so finding a cute set should be quite easy to do. A wonderful finishing touch for this theme would be to get a nice matching border, or to do bug and flower stencils around the room.

Patchwork or Plaid Print Theme
Many people choose to go very traditional when it comes to decorating their baby girl’s nursery. That is why patchwork or plaid prints are recommended for people looking for traditional nursery decorating ideas for girls. These prints are beautiful, classic and feminine. Bedding and coordinates for decorating a nursery can be found at almost every store that sells baby goods. What great about this theme is that it can transition nicely to a toddler, and even older child’s room.

Cartoon Character Theme
Many people looking for nursery decorating ideas for girls have a particular cartoon character in mind. There are many fabulous cartoon character themes that work well for a baby girl’s nursery. One that stands out would be a Beatrix Potter theme. You could do a general theme with all of the characters from her books, or you could stick with a Peter Rabbit theme. Many people also love the Hello Kitty theme for baby girls because it is bright and cheery. There are a few more cartoon character themes for decorating a baby girl’s nursery that are great including Winnie the Pooh, Precious Moments, and Sesame Street.

Naturally, there are many other nursery decorating ideas for girls that you can choose for your little girl. It is important to consider your own personal preferences and whether or not you want the theme to carry your daughter past infancy. Another source of ideas is the diaper cakes for girls page on our website. Here, you can find some inspiration for other themes that may work for you.