Sunday, June 28, 2009

Create your own inspiration board

Inspiration boards are a great tool to help you visualize and create the look you are going for in a room. If you haven't mastered a graphics program like Photoshop, I've found a much easier way of creating your own inspiration board on a website called Polyvore. Polyvore is a free web-based application that allows you to drag and drop items from your favorite websites to create virtual inspiration boards such as the Coral Vine board listed below.
Coral Vine

Polyvore will save the board you create and it will also save useful information next to the board such as product description, source website and price.

Here's more information about how it works. The general layout reminds me a lot of Flickr. All in all I have found it very addictive, fairly easy to use and best of!

Friday, June 19, 2009

New at Javis Davis

Javis Davis is in the process of introducing several new products, one of which is this adorable doll bed made to fit American Girl Dolls.
In true Javis Davis style each one will be fully customizable. Can you imagine how exciting this will be for the pre-tween set? Being able to select the fabrics and design your very own doll bed!

And, here is a great gift item that will be available soon - Custom Bib and Burp Pad Jars. get to choose the fabrics.
In addition to creating and producing these fabulous new products, the folks in Fairhope have been incredibly busy getting a new retail store up and running. If you are ever in the Alabama Gulf Coast area stop in for a visit.
Stay tuned...more details coming soon. Contact me if you have any questions in the meantime.

Monday, June 15, 2009


In honor of all the dads and soon to be dads out there. Here are a few cute ideas for the man in your life.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Rock-A-Bye Baby

When I'm asked for my opinion about must have baby items my number one answer is always - INVEST IN A GOOD ROCKER OR GLIDER.

It is really incredible how much time you will be parked in that chair during your baby's first year of life. From my rough calculations I would say I spent approximately 720 hours in my rocker during the endless nursing sessions and sleepless nights of those first three months alone. And even after the first year you will spend plenty of nights curled up with your toddler reading Good Night Moon for the umpteenth time, or rocking your three year old for hours on end when they are not feeling well. A comfortable rocker is a must!
You might want to try to pick out a fabric that is neutral enough to use with a second baby or that will grow with your child into their big boy or big girl rooms.

But even if the fabric you choose for baby #1 does not work for baby #2 you can always have it recovered. My rocker was initially a denim fabric for my son's nursery which was a western theme, then for $250.00 (plus fabric) I was able to have it recovered in a green chenille for my daughter's room.

A good glider or rocker is an investment, but in my opinion is well worth the money.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Artwork on Etsy

Etsy is such a great resource for affordable and unique artwork to decorate a nursery.

And wouldn't this one be just perfect along with the new Georgie Girl collection from Javis Davis?
And what about this little guy? I just fell in love with this cute little bunny.

I think he would look great along with the new Bollywood collection from Javis Davis.
Go now and explore Etsy! You'll be amazed at what you can find.