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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Anna Nicole Smith Pics of Mom and Baby on ET

Good grief, I keep thinking that Anna Nicole Smith might pull it together at some point and get some dignity. Maybe hire a PR person or something? At one point Howard seemed to be guiding her, but I wonder if that has flown out the window? Has she exposed to the world that she is clueless in most areas of her own welfare?

Some of the pictures I had seen of her looked pretty good. Then I saw the interview on ET. First off, what has she done to her lips? What has made them so stiff looking? Is her slurred speach from the stiffness in her lips or from meds? She was not as well groomed in this interview as in some I've seen. Even if she seems dis-oriented, her makeup has been done to perfection. For this tv appearance she had some kind of semi-nude gloss smeared all around.

After her weight loss on the Trim Spa program, she really looked good, the death of her son has really taken its toll as it would on anybody. I think as time passes, with her newborn to fill her time she'll spring back.

Friday, November 24, 2006

GIANT PLUSH STUFFED ANIMALS!

Here I go trying to be a Holiday Shopping Guide for Baby Gifts. HA!!!

The greatest looking stuffed animals I've found for babies or whomever you want to buy a really lifelike and LARGE stuffed toy for are at Stuffed Ark.com.

Any kind of stuffed animal you could ever want or need for any kids room or baby nursery theme can be found there! Not trying to put Russ or Gund down or anything, but they can't touch these big animals for realism in my opinion.

They've got everything from giant toy kangaroos down to stuffed red eyed tree frogs! Hey, and they've got really cool looking penguins. The Mom and baby penguins are so cute and will be a huge hit with Happy Feet fans!

They even have stuffed brown and white rats. I'm not sure who would buy them, but if you're shopping for stuffed rodents...well, there ya go!

No need to go fight the masses in the malls, they are all purchaseable online, UK and USA!

Britney Spears Photos of Her Pierced Nude Area

We should've seen it coming what with her kicking K-Fed to the curb and all. Photos of Britney in her revealing outfits showing that she's trying her best to get her pre-celeb-baby figure back. But here's the frosting on the celebrity mom cake, a picture of Britney Spears' naked pierced belly featured on x17online.
C'mon Britney! Since when does Celebrity baby gear include jewelry for tummies?

Angela Bassett Celebrity Mom Baby Carriers

Celebrity Mom Angela Bassett's choice of celebrity baby carrier seems to be the Baby Bjorn! For those looking for pictures of her nude, this post is not for you, but if you want to see a pictures of her with her baby, you can go here.

Heidi Klum Photos, Pictures, Pics or Whatever

Ok, Celebrity Mom Heidi Klum has a new baby! I've been searching all over the net for any sneak peak pictures or photos! Hey, we're not looking for anything nude or naked, just a glimpse of the new baby! Leni is so cute and no reason to think that Johan will be anything less!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Ideas for Custom Baby Car Seat Cover Patterns and Diaper Bags to Match

There are some really cool fabrics around to give you ideas for custom baby car seat cover patterns that you have had stuck back in a drawer. For instance, I have been working on a friend's baby bunny nursery for the last week or so and have finished in time to whip up a car seat slip cover out of leftover fabric for the holidays.
Not that everybody sews, but if you do there's nothing as handy as a fresh, car seat cover to replace that old, stained seat cover when you just can't stand to look at it any longer.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Cowboy Kids Room Theme Drawer Pulls and Stuff!

A western cowboy kids room theme is one of my favorites and I'm always on the lookout for unique decorative items for my nursery projects.

There is some really cute stuff out there for a western nursery theme that will work for both baby cowboys and cowgirls! There are cowboy boot and hat knobs that will completely change the look of a plain wooden baby armoire and a cheap lamp that can be found for less than $10 at any discount store. When you finish they will look like they came in a set!

I came off looking really smart and because it was easy and cheap, I was able to save the client some money that she spent on a vintage style cowboy baby bedding set cowboy baby bedding set.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Bunny Rabbit Nurseries Window Valances from Pottery Barn

Here's a possibility for your classic Bunny Nursery Theme!

I just love the slightly vintage look of some nursery window treatments that I just found in a set called the Pottery Barn Kids Bunnie collection!

They are beautifully appliqued bunny rabbits of different gingham checks.

The colors included are unisex and could be used with a Beatrix Pottery Nursery Theme or several other nursery themes!

I'm not sure if they are in the current catalog, but you may be able to find them lightly used on Ebay.

Add a round bunny rabbit pastel rug and you've got a great start on a gorgeous bunny baby theme!

Monday, September 11, 2006

WHAT HALLOWEEN COSTUME IS BEST FOR BABY

I've been ponder as to what Halloween costume is best for baby Cass. Taking a little time out from run of the mill nursery jobs to pick out a costume for Baby Cassidy to wear on Halloween.

There are so many cute ones! Trouble is that you never know if it will be a warm night or a cool one around here. Most of the costumes I see would NOT work on a warm night.

I really like the Hershey's Kiss costume, but if she wore a ladybug costume I might be able to snatch some props out of her ladybug nursery theme.

Plus the ladybug costume can be layered (or not) if that does happen to be necessary. The one I'm looking at has the cutest black tulle underskirting.
It almost looks like a French CanCan girls costume if it weren't for the attached wings!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Baby Girl Nursery Chandeliers

I have been searching for some small, baby girl nursery nursery chandeliers for a nursery that is decked out in luxurious pink baby bedding and accessories.

The room is not that big, but the ceiling height could easily handle a mini-chandelier. The mom wanted lamps and a crystal nursery chandelier as there were other crystal and sterling silver accessories in the room.

I found a gorgeous pink crystal mini-chandelier that would work for a baby's nursery theme with three bell shades and clear, pink and blue beaded crystals.

And the woman almost rejected it because it was so cheap! LOL

She loved it at first, then when I told her how much it cost (thinking that I'd really done a good job) she started looking for flaws in design and materials.

I suppose if it's a luxury item, some people aren't happy unless the items have an expensive price?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bold and Dramatic Baby Stuff

It's been a long hot summer and it's time to shake off the dust and try something different.

I'm always telling clients to try something dramatic and bold. There's a lot to be said about classic nursery themes and design but there's nothing wrong with breaking new ground either.

Budget is always as issue, but I see more and more nursery furniture collections with moderate and some CHEAP pricetags!

For instance, a year ago if you wanted a black baby crib you either had to paint it yourself or get a
Dick Baby Crib and Furniture by Bratt Decor

in black.

Now, you can get the
DaVinci Roxanne Collection that includes the Baby Crib, Armoire and Dresser Set in Ebony

for the same price that a crib alone would have cost.

The black furniture looks so cool with so many of the classic baby bedding sets. Consider a black toile nursery theme with red accents.

Get some black ceramic or cast iron rabbits and carry a bunny toile theme around the room.

Here's an example of a black toile crib set that would look so good with a black crib rather than a dark brown one!

Black Elegance Round Baby Bassinet w/Black Toile Bedding

Friday, June 23, 2006

Celebrity Mom Angelina Jolie's Interview

Well, I managed to blog that Celebrity Mom Angelina Jolie was being interviewed on CNN a couple of days ago...but darn it I haven't gotten to watch it myself yet!

I just read that Cooper's numbers went through the roof so that's good news for him and for her charity efforts as well. The donations spiked according to Star Magazine. I wonder if an interview with Brad Pitt would have the same results? Hmmmm...wonder where he was during the chat? In the green room with the celebrity baby in arms? A mental pic of him at home watching the tube while rocking the baby comes into my mind!

I admire her stamina for not letting her causes lose momentum just because she had to take a little time out to give birth!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Britney Spears and Her Gothic Good Looks

Britney Spears recently tried out a Goth or Punk-ish look while visiting in New York City.

Hey, in that last interview I mentioned on my Celebrity Mom and Baby pages my suggestions for Celebrity Momwardrobe improvement which included the suggestion of obtaining a really good bra. I never dreamed she would think I meant something in black leather with metal spikes! YIKES!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Camping and Backpacking with Baby

Everybody loves camping. Camping with baby can be a challenge. I think the backpack baby carrier reviews helped some of my friends choose a good baby carrier to make getting back to nature with baby a little more enjoyable.

I can't wait to hear THEIR reviews!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Angelina Jolie's Interview

Well, I see that Celebrity Mom Angelina Jolie is being interviewed tonight for the first time since baby Shiloh's birth.

There are rumors that she may have another adoption in the works. Angelina and Brad really devoted to helping children. It's certainly an uplifting sight to behold.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Celebrity Father's Day

It just dawned on me that today is Father's Day. Father's Day at my house usually involved a special meal,a gift of some type of sports gear and a hug. I wonder if things are different in celebrity households?

Would Brad Pitt be happy with a new rod and reel? Would Donald Trump think a hunting vest is a cool gift? I'd love to know.

I was just looking at work I've done on the Celebrity Baby Gear site this year and realized that celebrity baby births may be taking a breather? For a while there it seemed that there were so many star pregnancies that there would be a month with virtually NO MOVIES because all the film stars would be recovering from giving birth!

I suppose I need to work up a new Pregnant Movie Star list, huh?

Friday, June 16, 2006

Angelina Jolie's Baby Shiloh's Websites

Ok, two posts in one day.

I just saw that Celebrity Mom, Angelina Jolie reserved a bunch of domain names for her baby girl, Shiloh.

What's that about? Gotta give Angelina and Brad Pitt points for forward thinking, I guess. With a baby less than one month old, I'm not sure I'd be thinking about anything but getting a little nap myself when my celebrity baby was taking hers!

It's so HOT!

Summer has come really early this year. What does a mom do in order not to become totally house-bound? It's a challenge to keep the little one cool while taking a stroll! A light colored stroller helps, I guess.

The BOB jogging stroller in bright yellow is best, I suppose. Even though it's too darn muggy to run the lighter color will not absorb and keep so much of the heat!

Who says you have to be into running marathons to use a jogging stroller.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Kalencom's On the Go Potty Review

Daddy Diaper Bags and Baby Carriers in masculine prints are a Godsend for moms needing a helping hand, but this folding potty chair setup by Kalencom seems a little too good to be true!

Has anyone used the On the Go Potty portable potty chair? If so, would you go please post a comment letting the rest of us know if it's a good thing or not?

A review would be SO helpful to the rest of us!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Your comments on my Celebrity Baby Site

Let me know how I can improve things!

Awww Jennifer Anniston Called Angelina Jolie!

Don't we all wish we could be the bigger person? I wonder what Angelina and Brad thought when they got that call?

I wondered what "I" would have felt if I had gotten a similar phone call.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Celebrity Baby Jolie-Pitt Has Arrived!

Well, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has made her appearance.

I wonder if they will be leaving Africa as soon as Celebrity Mom Angelina and Baby Shiloh are able to travel?

I will report any baby sightings should they occur here as usual.

One can only imagine how many magazines will be reporting Angelina's exercise routine to rid herself of any remaining pudge post-delivery.

I saw an interesting interview tonight regarding the trend to "Bling Up Baby". I thought about it a minute to consider if I was promoting such a thing on my website.

The expert said that the problem is that a lot of people never are satisfied with what they have. Decorating a baby's nursery is fun to me and yes, there is some consumer spending involved. But, when I'm through with any project, I'm thrilled. I have no desire to rush out immediately and SPEND MORE simply for the sake of spending.

I set up many baby's nurseries to grow with them with little need for any additional spending for years. Whew...that makes me feel better to sort that out. I certainly don't want to be even partially responsible for a generation of poorly adjusted children!

Habits of Celebrity Moms

I suppose my mom and her sisters got me into Celebrity Mom watching as a kid! Every time they got together, one of the topics of conversation was what was going on with Movie Stars, their husbands and babies.

We loved to look through the magazines and discuss their:

a. styles they were wearing from head to toe (or hair to shoes)
b. makeup
c. sudden weight gain (wow! might they be pregnant?)
d. babies
e. houses and decor
f. cars

We had a blast. A bunch of "the girls" snacking and thinking of where we could find similar shoes, purses and outfits. Like that was going to give us an instant makeover and transform us and lift us into movie star status! HA