January 2014

Month: January 2014

Penelope’s Blessing Dress: Getting Ready

Little Miss Penelope’s blessing took place earlier this month, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap photos of her getting dressed for her big day.  ‘Getting ready’ can be such a sweet process to document as part of any big event; it’s a tender thing to slow down for a bit and revel in the experience of being in the moment with the tiny star of the show.

Penelope’s mama chose our gorgeous Memory Lace Christening Gown for her long-awaited princess’ blessing dress, and it suited her perfectly!Lace Christening Gown

Ivory Lace Blessing Gowns | Christening, Baptism Gowns at One Small Child

{Memory Lace Christening Slippers, Memory Lace Christening Gown, Prayer Bear Cuddle Blanket}

Penelope's Blessing | Heirloom Slips for Christening, Baptism, Blessing Gowns

{The Memory Gown comes with our Heirloom Length Cotton Slip}

Dressing Baby | Portrait Ideas for Christening, Baptism, Blessing at One Small Child

Getting Dressed | Ideas for Christening, Baptism, Blessing Portraits at One Small Child

Memory Slippers | Ivory Lace Shoes for Baby Girls at One Small Child

{The Memory Lace Christening Slippers are lined with flannel, making them as soft as they are pretty!}

Mama's Girl | Ideas for Christening, Baptism, Blessing Portraits at One Small Child

Ivory Lace Rosette Headbands | Baby Hair Accessories at One Small Child

{Our new Lace Rosette Headband in ivory looks stunning with this gown}

Memory Gown & Accessories | Ivory Lace for Christenings, Baptisms, Blessings at One Small Child

Memory Ivory Lace Christening Gowns | Baptism, Blessing Dresses at One Small Child

{Being beautiful is hard work!}

azure bamboo swaddle blanket

New Product Line: Baby Gear | Accessories

Today’s the day we announce a brand-new product category at One Small Child! We’ve had these treats in the works for a while now, and have thrown out a sneak peek here and there (are you following us on Facebook and Instagram?). We’ve been gathering every-day necessities for baby girls and baby boys from the best sources, and are really excited to offer them on our site!

Baby gear gets better every year, and these yummy blankets from Aiden + Anais are called Dream Blankets for a reason! Super soft and airy layers of fabric are piled together to create the ultimate blanket. They get softer with every wash. Perfection. Shown here are the Tranquility, Super Star Scout, and Moonlight Dream blankets.

Dream Blankets for Babies | Aiden + Anais at One Small Child

Swaddling blankets made from uber-soft bamboo fiber muslin are light and airy, and perfectly-sized to wrap your tiny one into a sweet baby-burrito. They’re also a perfect weight to use as a nursing cover. So fabulous!

Swaddled Baby | Aiden + Anais Baby Blankets at One Small Child

Diwali Bamboo Swaddle Baby Blankets | Aiden + Anais at One Small Child

{Diwali Bamboo Swaddle Blankets by Aiden + Anais}

Pyara Bamboo Swaddle Baby Blankets | Aiden + Anais at One Small Child

{Bamboo Swaddle Blankets by Aiden + Anais}

{Azure Bamboo Swaddle Blankets by Aiden + Anais}

black grey gold baby boy room

Nursery Decor for Baby Boys: Kingston’s Little Gentleman’s Room

Mr. Kingston was gracious enough to let us come check out his domain, and can we just say WOW? His mama definitely knows how to keep her little man in style. This room is full of so many adorable details, we’re beyond excited to share it with you!

Laurie did a masterful job of mixing bold, on-trend graphic patterns in shades of black, grey, gold and cream with well-placed pops of bright red, orange and turquoise in her nursery decor. The ‘Little Gentleman’ mustache theme ties it all together in an adorable tongue-in-cheek way.

Cute Black Grey Gold Baby Boys' Rooms | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

{Kingston lounges in a chair that once belonged to his great-grandmother, wearing our super comfortable sleeveless pima cotton onesie.}

Black Grey Gold Baby Boy's Room | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

Cute Black Grey Gold Quilt for Baby Boys' Room | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

{Kingston’s beautiful quilt was lovingly made by his mom and grandma.}

Adorable Black Grey Gold Baby Boys' Rooms | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

Handmade Mobile | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

{They made this eye-catching mobile as well, creative girls!}

Black Grey Gold Baby's Room | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

Cute Mustache Baby Boys' Room | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

Bold Black Grey Gold Baby Boys' Room | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

Cute Black Grey Gold Baby Boys' Room | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

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{Have you heard about the Serenity Star? It’s an awesome night light + clock + feeding diary + sound machine + room temp monitor in one!}

Little Mustache Gentleman Baby's Room | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

Mustache Baby's Room | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

Mama & Baby | Kingston's Nursery at One Small Child

lace flower baby headbands

New: Lace Christening, Blessing Headbands

We’re downright excited to introduce two new baby headbands! Each comes in three different colors: white is lovely with our Lillian Christening Gown, ivory is perfect with our Memory Lace Christening Gown, and pink is to-die-for gorgeous with our Caryssa Christening Gown.

First up is our Lace Rosette Headband: a soft, stretchy lace band featuring a hand-made lace flower backed with sweet gathers of lace and a touch of curly ostrich feathers, then sprinkled with a few freshwater pearls. The entire headband is hand-sewn (no heavy, bulky hot glue here), which makes it super lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Lace Flower Baby Headbands | One Small Child

(I cannot get enough of this darling baby girl–she rocked her photo shoot & made our sweet new lace headbands look adorable!)

Lace Rosette Headbands for Babies | One Small Child

Lace Flower Christening Headbands | One Small Child

Next in line is our Lace Bow Headband: a delightful confection featuring a triple-layered lace bow, curly ostrich feathers, and a gorgeous sparkly center. Also hand-sewn, it’s comfortable to wear, and is guaranteed to be a seriously versatile wardrobe piece!

Lace Bow Baby Headbands | One Small Child

Lace Bow Christening Headbands | One Small Child

winter christening gowns

Winter Christening: Jessa Christening Gowns for Girls

Sweet Eleanor and her wonderful parents joined us for a quick winter shoot a few weeks ago. It was so fun to see her in our Jessa Christening Gown along with all the accessories…playing dress-up with all these babies is seriously the best part of our job–love it!

Jessa Blessing Gowns for Girls at One Small Child

{Jessa Christening Gowns for Girls, Jessa Christening Headband}

Jessa Christening Gowns for Girls at One Small Child

Christening Portraits | Jessa Christening Slippers at One Small Child

{Jessa Christening Slippers, Organza Lace Socks}

Jessa Accessories | Christening, Blessing Blankets, Headbands, Bonnets at One Small Child

{Jessa Christening Blanket, Jessa Christening Headband}

Winter Christenings | Jessa Baptism Gowns for Girls at One Small Child

Winter Christening Gowns | Jane Christening Coats at One Small Child

{Jane Christening Coat}

Winter Christening Gowns | Jane Christening Coats at One Small Child

Winter Christening Portrait Ideas | Jessa Christening Gowns at One Small Child

Winter Christening Gowns | Jessa Blanket & Gown at One Small Child

bear blanket pacifier clip giveaway

January Giveaway: Prayer Bear Blanket + Pacifier Clip {Closed}

We’re in the midst of celebrating our 30th year in business with a series of monthly giveaways, this is what’s up for grabs in January ~ click here to enter (it’s fast and painless, promise!):

Bear Blanket Pacifier Clip Giveaway | Baby Gifts at One Small Child

If you’re still with me, let’s talk a little bit about these adorable prizes!

Prayer Bear Cuddle Blankie | Stuffed Animal Blankets for Babies

The Prayer Bear Cuddle Blankie is so tender-sweet, I just can’t tell you. It’s made of ultra-soft polka dot minky on one side and smooth, creamy satin on the other. The little angel bear perched in one corner is so, so darling…I love the idea of an angel to watch over baby! {smile} The blanket measures approximately 26″ by 26″, a nice size for baby to pack around as he/she grows.  You can choose one of our embroidery options to be placed on the blanket, making it a truly personal keepsake!

Pacifier Clips for Babies | One Small Child

A friend who recently had a little one was raving about her clip just yesterday. Life with a little one is so much easier with this simple gadget: just attach the ribbons to your binkie and the clip to baby’s outfit. No more hunting for a lost paci, or scrambling to pick it up off the floor for the twentieth time. Our Ornate Engravable Paci Clip is beautifully versatile: it will look just as great with her christening gown as it will on her everyday romper. The fine non-tarnish pewter surface is perfect for engraving his or her initial and sturdy enough to keep as a treasured heirloom.

Bethany | One Small Child Mom Talk

Day in the Life of Mom: Bethany

Highlighting one of our own One Small Child Moms and what a not always normal, but somewhat regular Day in the life of Mom looks like.

5:00am – Accidentally hit “dismiss” instead of “Snooze”. I’ll totally get up….

6:00am – Feed the baby. Finally get up.

6:30am – Bring myself downstairs to eat breakfast and do my daily devotional. Somehow even when I am alone I eat standing up. I stare at the overflowing dishes in the sink from last night. I lay my bowl on top.

7:00am – Exercise to either Jillian Micheals or Richard Simmons. Feeling lazy, Richard it is.

7:30am – “Mommy! Where are you?” I get the kids cereal and turn on a show for them. After a few snuggles I do some laundry, the dishes and feed the dog. Throw away a business card my husband wrote on years ago, no way it’s any good. The garbage man takes it away. Bathe the kids and get them dressed for Preschool. There is at least 1 meltdown and 1 toddler argument. Forget on the way out it’s Show and Tell day. Pick a toy, of course for both it’s the wrong one. Go back in and get new ones.

8:55am – Finally getting in the car, good thing Preschool is only a mile from our house.

9:05am – Get home and feed the baby. Cuddle him tight and really enjoy our alone time together since he is our last. Do a little bit of work and hopefully put on “real” clothes. I don’t…

11:15am – Get home, get lunch ready and do some reading/homework. More laundry.

1:15pm – “Quiet time”. My older two no longer nap. I want to cry uncontrollably over this.

1:30pm – Cleaning and de-cluttering. Doing a “Minimalist Challenge” since all of our junk stuff is starting to drive me crazy. I throw away a few more things I hope my husband doesn’t notice. Husband texts me to ask if I have seen a business card with writing on it, there is a lock combo on it for his work locker. He can’t remember the numbers… “I don’t know where it is.”

2:00pm – Sit down to work. Suddenly hear running water upstairs I don’t recognize… my kids put a whole roll of toilet paper in the toilet and flushed.

4:30pm – Start dinner. Husband calls to say he is on his way home and will promptly be called back to work in about 10 hours. Great. Confess to my card crime.

7:00pm – Get the older two in bed. Praise all that is good and holy.

7:30pm – Dishes/work/attempt to watch a show on Hulu. I get half way through one and promise I’ll finish it tomorrow; probably won’t.

10:30pm – Bed finally. Write my “to do” list on the ceiling like Sarah Jessica Parker did in “I don’t know how She does it”. Maybe I’ll try to watch that tomorrow…

Bethany is our social media consultant and works from home. She has 3 children, ages 4,3 and 4 months. Her husband works on call and is away 2 days at a time, so she has a lot of non-alone time. She dreams of a beach vacation, paying someone to clean her house every week and fall year round. Being with her kids and husband is her favorite way to spend any day.