Monday, December 31, 2018

Fabulous Baby Receiving Blankets

The receiving blanket is a lightweight material that is soft to the touch. The sizes may differ from square to rectangular and they come in a variety of patterns, and prints. Hospitals still use receiving blankets for newborn babies and the nurses always teach the moms how to swaddle their infants before they are discharged.

Parents and Grandparents love the Zazzle baby receiving blanket. Here are a few customers reviews.

“ This is a go-to baby gift for me when our friends and family have babies. The quality is great and everyone loves how beautiful it looks as well as the size and softness of it”. (J Hughes)
I have purchased numerous baby blankets from Zazzle, this one is my absolute favorite. The design and personalization made it even more special. I am truly in love with this blanket and I know my Son & Daughter-In-Law will love it as well “ (deb7869)
This is a big size baby blanket and very soft, nice size for a crib or carriage. The new parents will have it for many years getting a lot of use from it. What a lovely gift to receive for their new baby. “ (Barbara L)

This blanket can be wrapped around to swaddle the baby to maintain their body heat while they sleep, The receiving blanket can also be used as a changing mat, a burp cloth and a cover for mom when she is nursing and for strollers. The receiving blanket is a must-have for babies because of the many uses.

About Swaddling

"American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that when done correctly, swaddling can be an effective technique to help calm infants and promote sleep."  
Swaddling is good for your baby because newborns are used to sleeping in a cramped position. When the baby is swaddled they will feel secure and will sleep better. A baby that is swaddled in a receiving blanket sleeps on their back.
The general rule of swaddling is to put your baby to sleep on their back and not to sleep on their stomachs or sides and to stop swaddling when your baby grows to the point that they show signs of rolling, (2 months)

Swaddling is not for all mommies.  My one friend told me she could not swaddle her baby because her baby kept pulling her arm out and wanted to roll over.  So she put her baby to sleep in a swaddle sack. She went on to say that she loved her baby blankets for stroller, car seat, changing table and more.  She continued to use them when her daughter was a toddler. 
Learn how to swaddle a baby with a receiving blanket

Here are a few of my designs and other Zazzle designer finds. Click on the highlighted link below the product image to view the fabulous blankets at the designer's store. 

Monogram Blue Chevron Zigzag Custom Baby Blanket

Monogram Pastel Pink Zigzag Custom Baby Blanket

World Explorer Vintage Airplanes - Personalized Baby

Personalized Blonde Princess Pink Leaves Frame Swaddle

modern vintage french queen bee stroller blanket

modern vintage french eiffel tower swaddle blanket

Midnight Blue and White Stars pattern Monogrammed Swaddle

Personalized Baby Boy Stats Arrow Pattern Gray Stroller Blanket

Personalized Under the Sea Baby Receiving Blanket

Black and White Cow Print Baby Blanket

Funny Bears baby Fleece Blanket

Trendy Zebra Print Chic Hot Pink Bow and Name Swaddle Blanket

Monogram Leopard Print Custom Baby Blanket

Jungle Animals Boys | Girl Birth Stats Blanket

Baby Blue Elephant Birth Keepsake Design 🐘 Baby Blanket

Airplane Personalized Boy's Baby Blanket

Boys Personalized Elephant Baby Blanket

Bailey's Good News Bear Personalized Gifts Baby Blanket

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Spring Inspired Bedroom Decor

I am inspired to decorate my guest bedroom for the spring season. Since the room needs to be updated with paint I think a spring green color would be nice for all four walls. Then creamy white for the trim. My accent color will be purple and yellow and these colors will be used in the bedding and wall décor.

Before I decorate I like to create a home-set. (see below) This set shows a good balance of color and how I plan to decorate the space with the spring colors.

The purple color will represent the spring blooming irises and lilacs that bloom in my garden. The yellow color will represent the spring daffodils. The green, yellow and purple colors are cheerful and will give my guest bedroom ambiance.  I will add a comfortable chair by the window so that my guest can read a book, or sip some herbal tea while gazing out at the gardens. 

So I am inspired to redecorated my guest bedroom for the spring season. This project will keep me busy throughout the January and February months and it will be completed when my spring flowers start to bloom in the garden.

Here are a few spring flower decorations that you may like. These products were created by a variety of artists at Click the link below the image to view at the designer's store.

Irises Purple Flower Garden Canvas Print

Botanical Garden / Purple Irises Poster

See the table runner as shown on the dresser in the image here.

Add an assortment of spring floral pillows to your bed
here are a few you may like.

Purple and White Irises Flower Round Pillow

Botanical Purple Irises a Painted Accent Pillow

Decorative Yellow Iris Flower Accent Pillow

Other spring bedroom decorations with floral pattern,

Flowers / Daffodils Table Lamp

Two Irises - Light Switch Cover

Irises by Vincent Van Gogh Light Switch Cover

Watercolor garden flowers pillow case

Iris Flower Garden Pillow Case

Purple Irises Duvet Cover

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Comfortable T-Shirts for Men

You may think that all T-Shirts are created equal but if you ask a man they will tell you exactly what they like and dislike. My husband lives in T-shirts. He may have an entire closet full of designer polo shirts and or button down shirts but he will not wear them. He is a comfortable t-shirt with pressed Levi’s jeans type of guy.
See the shirt below

When I went shopping with him, I learned that the weight of the fabric mattered. He did not the thin see-through T-shirts. He also did not like fitted t-shirts. He told me that he needed a heavier cotton tee with a loose fit. He also preferred preshrunk shirts.

We shopped at Macy’s, The Gap and Kohls and found one tee that felt good but he did not like the design. So I decided that I would shop at Zazzle because they offer a variety of T-shirts for men, many styles and colors to choose from. There are the basic cotton, crew. or V neck tees that come in a variety of colors and fabrics. Then there is a print all over a tee with short sleeves. The fabric is soft and it does not wrinkle. Two qualities that men like.

Know that if your guy is someone who lives in T-shirts that the reason is that they are comfortable. Your guy is not opposed to a trendy designed T-shirts as long as he feels comfortable. Here are a few of my shirt designs. This is a basic style men's T-shirt that is styled to be comfortable, casual and has a loose fit. 

This heavyweight shirt that has become my husband's favorite tee. It is 100 % cotton and when washed in cold water with a low heat dry we saw no shrinkage.

Add Your Photo to Dark Blue Sailboat Regatta T-Shirt

Nautical Navy Leather with Sailboat Print T-Shirt

14 T-Shirt

Blue Abstract Design Mens T-Shirt

Slow Down Windy Road Sign Khaki Color T-Shirt, Men T-Shirt

Love USA/Red White Blue Flag T-Shirt

Lucky Irish St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt