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Mia Lace Christening Jacket

Mila, Our Sparkles and Lace Christening Jacket for Baby Girls

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.

Sparkle and lace and full of grace, that is what little girls dream of.

Combine the two and you have an Angel true. 

Introducing Our Mila Lace Christening Jacket

One Small Child has just the thing for you…

ila Christening Jacket

It’s Spring time and what better way to celebrate than to dress up the little princess in your castle in this lace jacket.  It’s perfect if you want to add more to an elaborate gown or something to dress up a more simple gown or even a cotton slip.  This light-weight sheer fabric will fancy her up without making her too hot.  The embroidered flower embellished lace is 100% polyester.  The jacket ties are 2″ wide lush satin ribbons.  Finally, the glittering sparkles will make her shine like the precious diamond she is. This is one of three from our brand new spring designs.

 

Amy Sheer Blessing Dress, Christening Dress, Baptism Dress with Matching Baby Headband

Sweet Amy!

Next up from our NEW designs is our Amy Blessing Dress.

Amy Short Christening Dress by One Small Child

 

Blessing Dress Details:

A 100% sheer lattice, polyester dress delicately overlays a soft 100% cotton slip.  Flower-vine details float atop the bodice lattice and skirt edge.  Perfectly scrunched lace wraps each sleeve in pure sweetness.  The white satin-ribbon sash makes getting that perfect fit a breeze.  (Ever wondered how to tie a dress sash into a perfect bow?  Check out our Facebook page for a tutorial.)

A matching headband pulls this quaint little dress altogether.  Soft elastic is attached to more flower-vine goodness, while an off-centered satin bow adds that “little something extra”.

Accessories:

Every mom wants their little one’s day to be memorable.  Let us help with our many accessories and embroidery options.  Listed below are some must-haves to create a notable and hassle-free day.

  • Camisole Onsie – not only do these hold baby’s diaper firmly in place during the ceremony, they are great for everyday use (get more and save with our 3-pack).  Have her initials monogrammed on the chest for a personal touch.
  • Cotton Diaper Cover – dainty satin-ribbon bows and cotton ruffles adorn the  legs.  And what could be more adorable than a cross, shamrock, or baby’s name embroidered on the bum!
  • Floral Initial Ruffle Bib – keep her dress pristine with a bib that looks as pretty as the dress.  The floral embroidery detail compliment the dress and the flourish initial makes it custom just for her.
  • Silver & Pearl Name Bracelet – divine fresh-water pearls and sterling silver beads encircle baby’s name, spelled in sterling silver letter blocks.  Add a cross charm and/or birthstone crystal to sparkle on her tiny wrist. Finally, a half-inch silver chain enables the bracelet to adjust for a lasting fit.

Have any embroidery done in your choice of white, baby pink, soft green, metallic gold, or silver thread.  White thread offers a subtle look, pink or green enhances her small features, while metallic gold and silver create a timeless feel.

For more accessories and details just click here.

 

Mom and Daughter Pearl Bracelet Set

As moms we love to be spoiled by our little ones on Mother’s Day. Breakfast in bed with maybe an eggshell or two, cuddles and a homemade card. But asking for gifts for something we love so very much is not something we do. But what if it was for something sentimental and a keepsake? Perfect for Mother’s Day: Mom and Daughter Pearl Bracelet Sets are a great way to share something sweet and simple with your little girl that will last over time. Then someday, she can pass it down to her little girl. But this gift could also be for a goddaughter, niece or any little girl that is special in your life. They could even be used for a flower girl! The possibilities are endless for something that is timeless and meaningful.

I remember those simple gifts over the years at memorable events that really made a difference for me. Things that I want my daughters to be able to see/use and know that I love them so much that I want them to enjoy something that I hold so dear to me. Those small glimpse in their memories will last forever and be a wonderful connection we’ll have through the years, even after they’e grown up.

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Find the bracelets here for purchase. 

These bracelets are made of fresh water pearls, a sterling silver closure and made right here in the USA. If you have more than one little princess, you have the option to order more to go on everyone’s wrists. If this darling gift is for a Christening or Baptism we offer the ability to attach a cross charm as well. Mom and Daughter Pearl Bracelet Sets are a great start to traditions as well as one to begin even if they are not so little.

My St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

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Growing up I knew what our St. Patrick’s Day tradition was. There would be green everywhere I turned. Green decor, green milk, green biscuits at dinner and of course green clothes. But something that never happened on St. Patrick’s Day was my mother wearing green. Ever.

My mother is half Irish and just so happens to have green eyes. (Being adopted that never was an excuse I could use). She took great pride in trying to keep up Irish traditions even though her mother died when she was 16 and her father just after she enlisted in Vietnam as a nurse. Her source for family traditions was gone so early in her life that she kind of had to improvise and come up with something new to make the holiday fun for the kids.

Every year she would prepare breakfast with as many items she could put green food coloring in. When I would come home from school I could always smell the Corned Beef and Cabbage cooking. Do I like Corned Beef and Cabbage? Not even close, but the taste and smell will always bring me back to my mom. She served it with vinegar, green biscuits many years and sweet iced tea, being that not only was she half Irish, but she was also from the South. There is just something special about the nostalgia that comes from sitting down to a meal you’ve had so many times over.

But there is also something exciting that comes from changing those traditions just a little and making it into something new with your own family. I love to cook to celebrate holidays, like my mom, and always look for something new and fun to try. The best kinds of recipes are the ones the littles can help with because you can talk while you cook, teach them a skill and get a wonderful treat out of it!

One of my favorite places to get recipe ideas is the blog Oh So Delicioso. They have several recipes for St. Patrick’s Day but by my favorite is the Neon Green Punch since I have small children that love the color! Electric green is a head turner and since it’s not too sweet I don’t have to worry about giving a second glass to my kids. Another one of my favorite sites for recipes is Weelicious as well (you can see the natural green recipes here).

I have found that with modern traditions, it’s not necessarily about having the exact same thing each year but that you do something each year so your kids know about the holiday and what fun you can have with it. My kids are all preschool age and younger so the big school parties won’t happen until this coming fall. Until then we have the opportunity to make each holiday unique to us and what we love.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Me and Mom Giveaway!

Me and Mom Giveaway March 2015

Welcome to the Me and Mom Giveaway! We live in an exciting time where we are able to find products more easily than ever that actually make a difference in our day to day lives. Today we wanted to gift one reader with a package of special, one of a kind products for not only your baby, but you as well. Because let’s be honest, Mom sometimes gets left on the back-burner and we wanted you to know how amazing you are. Take a moment to get to know 3 brands that we think are pretty awesome at what they do!

Me and Mom Giveaway March 2015

Fresh BiB

We’d like to introduce you to Fresh BiB – a monthly subscription to one-of-a-kind designer bandana bibs! Fresh BiB is a modern bib company that ships bibs to cribs and encourages mamas along the way. What makes their bibs unique? All of their bandana bibs are 100% cotton, reversible, made in the USA and have adjustable snaps. And to make things even more fun, each surprise bib comes in a cute glass jar and fun recyclable package. If you’re looking for the perfect baby shower gift… look no further!

Fresh BiB has added one of their adorable bibs to our giveaway package!

Me and Mom Giveaway March 2015

manny + simon

manny + simon is a family-owned-and-operated business producing a classic and creative collection of children’s toys. Their designs engage young minds, creating unique play essentials for every kid. Gathering inspiration from sweet, classic silhouettes and vintage wood-worked toys, they aim to keep the spirit of simplicity alive by creating timeless products with a modern twist. From push toys, piggy banks, and teething toys, manny + simon has something special to brighten every child’s home!

Their products are safe, simple, eco-friendly, and quality-made. They are committed to environmental and social responsibility, and use organic and made-in-the-USA materials whenever possible.

About their teether:

The new hard-maple teethers are perfect for babies to grasp and chew on. This non-splintering wood is naturally anti-bacterial, non-allergenic, and non-toxic, sanded smooth and finished with organic beeswax and olive oil. Proudly made in the USA.

For this giveaway, manny + simon are providing their adorable elephant teether!

Me and Mom Giveaway March 2015

Mommy Mailbox

Mommy Mailbox provides a monthly care package full of goodies to uplift mothers. Their boxes are a mix of fashion, food, home decor, fitness, art, beauty and kid items. Every month, their subscribers receive 4-6 surprise gifts to enjoy. We’re all in this together and we want to enjoy this journey of motherhood!

Mommy Mailbox is providing a month box delivered right to your mailbox. Take some time for yourself when you open it and enjoy something for you!

Me and Mom Giveaway March 2015

One Small Child

Here at One Small Child, we strive to provide you with beautiful, hand made gowns and outfits to make that special day as memorable as possible. We also have baby essentials to provide your little one with extra comfort. Our new Bamboo Bodysuits do just that and more. While being some of the softest and most comfortable fabric we’ve found in a long time, they wash amazingly well and still look new. Bamboo is quickly becoming our favorite fabric!

One Small Child is gifting one of our amazingly soft bamboo camisole bodysuit three-packs to our lucky contest winner! Best of luck to all who enter!

Use the Rafflecopter tool below for all your entries and good luck!

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Bamboo Layette Set

Spring 2015: Bamboo Layettes and Gowns

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Finding great baby staples for them be comfortable in  and grow with can be so hard, and that is before making sure it’s cute! Sometimes an outfit may be cute but the material is not soft and poorly made. Today we are giving you a preview of our Spring 2015 line, Bamboo Layettes and Gowns! We could not be happier about this in-coming product that will change how you look at baby clothes forever. Like our Bamboo Bodysuits they are super soft, stretchy while retaining their shape and have matching accessories that include an adorable hat and blanket. The Layette features a small side tie for you to easily put it on and off, separate bottoms with pocket detail and ankle slit. You’ll never want to take your little sweetheart out of them! We know you will love these amazing Bamboo Layettes and Gowns for their amazing feel and beautiful color offerings including: blue, pink and white. Make sure to follow our social media feeds to be the first to know when they are available for purchase!

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How to measure your baby for a christening gown

How to correctly measure your baby

Sometimes you worry about estimating your baby’s size for ordering the attire for their special day. With the purchase of a simple seamstress measuring tape from the store (very inexpensive) you can measure your little one yourself and order the size you need. Our video shows you how to correctly measure your baby so you get it right.

Take Out Bag for Sick Moms

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Sick moms don’t get sick days; the cooking, laundry, playtime and homework still need to be done. But it’s hard taking care of everything when we can’t let go of the tissue box. Plus, I would rather cook the can of sweetened condensed milk and the bag of Ramen that are left in my cabinet than go to the store.

What if the baby needs diapers? What if you run out of medicine? What on earth is for dinner? All of these questions can be answered with today’s post: a Take Out Bag for Sick Moms!

When your friend, sister, or neighbor are down with the cold or flu it’s understandable you want to help them, but that you also don’t want to expose your family. Give a quick text asking if they need anything like diapers/wipes, laundry soap and tissues. Then put together a quick bag to set on their front door step. No exposure for your family and you’ll feel more satisfied knowing you were able to help someone you care about.

Basic items that could be helpful:

-Alkaseltzer cold/flu medicine

-Tissues

-Cough drops

-Laundry soap

-Diapers/wipes

-Anti-bacterial wipes

-Tea

-Can of chicken noodle soup

-Ginger ale

-Coloring book and crayons for the little ones

Any combo of these items in a cute basket and a card will brighten their day and make things a little easier until they are feeling well enough to venture outside the home. This is also a great way to involve your children in some kind of a service project so they can start to build an understanding of giving to others and being helpful, at times, without being asked. Someday when you and your kids are sick, the favor will be returned. Hopefully with chocolate.

Paisley by Kayla Commercial Newborn Photographer

Mom Talk: Kayla Evans

For our Mom Talk Mondays we have something new for you! A different and unique mom every Monday that will hopefully give you some inspiration for your everyday life.

(If interested in being featured on Mom Talk Mondays, please email Bethany at bmbarrow [at] hotmail [dot] com, title MOM TALK)

-Tell us a little about your family and why it is special?

I am a farmers wife and a mother of 3 with #4 on its way soon! My kids are from ages 11 to newborn [soon]. We recently built our forever home on my childhood farm and I LOVE being home! It’s been my dream since I was little to live on the farm and I am living that dream now. My children have loved being a part of moving cows, playing in the ditches and riding the atv’s around the farm and to Grammie and Grandpa’s house and even to their cousin’s down the road. Being close to family was important to us.

-What do you do for work/volunteer outside of being a wife and mom?

Outside of helping with the farm, I co-own a photography/hair salon called Paisley Studios.  I have had a camera in hand for 14 years, starting in my mom’s darkroom in her house developing my own film and moving on to good old Photoshop!  I love what I do, but I have to admit it is hard because my work is always with me.  Still trying to find balance with working at home.  At the same time I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

-Is there something your family does on a regular basis for quality time?

We love to have family game night!  We choose a game and play it over and over…..well until bed time.

-How do you take time for yourself to recharge?

A night out or day with my girlfriends!  Shopping, food…..it always makes for a great recharge!  Connecting with other women in the same season of life as I am helps me know that where I am at is normal.

-What is your go to, never fail and in a pinch recipe?

Taco Soup – My kids love it but I think my husband is starting to get tired of it after 13 years.

-What is the one product you can not live without?

I would have to say Doterra On Guard Cleaner Concentrate. I use this on a daily basis to clean all of my counter tops and other surfaces in my home!  I had battled with eczema for quite awhile and really needed to keep my hands out of the water as much as possible, and this is what did the trick for me to get things while keeping my hands dry.  I literally have a spray bottle plus a bottle of the concentrate in all of my bathrooms, my laundry room and my kitchen.  I would really have a hard time without it for very long!  [I am discovering that I am a little OCD on clean, so this is the product that I must have!]

Thank you Kayla and congratulations on your soon to be here baby!

Easy Baby Costume Ideas in a Pinch

Halloween for children is one of the most exciting times of the year. They can be their favorite superhero, princess or whatever their little hearts can dream up. The best way to use their imagination! But with that imagination comes a project for you. And as busy as we are it can be the last minute before we come up with something worthy of leaving the house.

Following are easy DIY baby costume ideas that we loved because many of the materials are things you already have. Making a smaller trip to the store and helping your wallet.

Happy Halloween! And here’s hoping you get at least one good piece of candy out of your kids’ bucket before they notice. You deserve it!

21 Easy Homemade Baby Costume Ideas

A couple of favorites from the link:

A Gnome! Having made this one personally in the past I can with confidence say how cute it is!

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Tinkerbell, every little girl wants to be her, or just some kind of fairy. You can find wings at the dollar store and making the tutu is super easy. Here is a link just to show you how easy it is: Easy tulle tutu tutorial

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And last but not least, a bowl of spaghetti. Because if your kids are anything like mine, they look like this anytime they eat it anyway.

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