DIY Wednesday: Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a great way to reminisce all of your favorite memories and milestones! Remember this special time by capturing stages of your pregnancy and those first days at home! There are so many ways to decorate your scrapbook to accomodate different experieces and memories during this special time in your life. You can decorate it with photos, important trinkets like your hospital braclet, and even unique 3D stickers! Check out all of the adorable ideas at Better Homes and Gardens, and a few highlights below.

He or She Page

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Just Born Page

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Photo source: http://www.bhg.com

Baby’s Toes Page

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Photo source: http://www.bhg.com

Baby Treasures Page

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Photo source: http://www.bhg.com

Switch It Up!

Cool in Convertible

With a simple roll up (or down) of the sleeve, you can subtly transform your look into one that is chic any way, shape or form. Convertible sleeves are a fabulous way to stay cool under the heat of the sun or warm and cozy while chasing away the chill. Seriously on-trend and in a variety of colors and styles, we implore you to switch up those sleeves day or night.

Shop our favorite convertible pieces from A Pea in the Pod!

Color Crush: Rich Raspberry

Color Crush: Rich Raspberry

A rich, gorgeous hue that is as delicious to eat as it is gorgeous to wear.

Get this dress at Motherhood Maternity!

Most Craved Monday

A Pea in the Pod

A current rising star, both customers and staff are head over heels for this on-trend peplum blouse in gorgeous shades of green and blue.

Shop this crave-worthy piece from A Pea in the Pod!

Wear It 3 Ways: Yoga Pants

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Yoga pants are fast becoming an essential item in the casual wardrobe. Worn with anything from tunics to tees, these comfortable, bump-hugging bottoms can serve as a base for some adorable, active outfits.

Pair our super comfortable under belly cropped yoga pants with a cool, grey side-ruched tank: The stretch fabric and racerback shape allows you to keep cool, comfortable and stylish as you Namaste. Try a lightweight pullover in pretty pastel pink for a brisk morning walk. If you’re feeling particularly fun, this graphic tee will show off your bump in style at prenatal Pilates!

Shop these active styles at Destination Maternity!

Guest Bloggers: Basq Skincare

We  are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Below is their third tip that explains how to prevent and combat the “all-over”  stretch:

Step 3: The All Over Stretch

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Now that we’ve covered the actual marks, let’s not forget the “all-over” stretch. We want you to escape not just mark-free but sag-free too!  For the all-over stretch, there is nothing better than omega rich oils.  Our Basq Resilient Body Oil is an Ana award winner that even received a shout-out from Heidi Klum on her website.  It is packed with collagen and elastin boosting oils. It is never greasy and a little goes a long way. Use it in the morning after a shower all over the body for full body rebuilding.

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Finally, for those of you who are dedicated to your battle against marks we created a value all-in-one 9 Month Stretch Kit. This kit includes a full-size Advanced Stretch Mark Butter, travel-size Resilient Oils so you never feel itchy and a 4 oz. Citrus Sugar Polish to exfoliate smartly. It’s all you need for mark-free skin!  We built these products just for you so enjoy, stretch better and bounce back beautifully!

Lauren Parisier, is a Skin Care Expert and Co-Founder of Basq Skincare.

Looks We Love

Looks We Love

Pieces that easily transition from summer to fall merge warm-weather dressing with cool-weather colors. This super chic dress perfects that look to a tee. The flattering empire waist is made even more special with a ruffle front and silky fabric, while the charcoal grey color will pair perfectly with black accessories or a pop of color. Ideal for work or play, you won’t be able to get enough of it.

Get the look at Motherhood Maternity!

DIY Wednesday: Nursery Wall Circles

DIY

DIY

We have been daydreaming about this gorgeous wall design from blogger, Aedriel! The second we saw it, we knew it was too cute not to share. Incredibly easy to DIY, check out her instructions below for the step-by-step:

 Materials:

- Embroidery hoop

- A scrap piece of fabric that is a few inches wider than the hoop

- Scissors

- Elmer’s glue (you can also use a hot glue gun)

Instructions:

- Place the fabric in the embroidery hoop.  Make sure to pull the fabric so that it is taut.

- Flip the embroidery hoop over so that the wrong side is facing you.

- Place a small amount of glue all the way around the edge of the inside hoop.

- Press the fabric into the glue.

- Once the glue is dry, trim the fabric around the edge of the hoop and the finished hoop is ready to hang!

Click here for further instructions and adorable additions to this design from Aedriel!

Bump Show

Bump Show

Forget hiding under tent dresses and baggy sweatpants. Instead, show off that beautiful shape of yours in bump-hugging styles that will fit and flatter your shape to a tee. Whether it’s a body-con tee that perfectly stays in place, or a sexy dress for your next night out, we promise you will feel as fabulous as you look.

Shop our favorite bump-hugging pieces from Motherhood Maternity!

Giveaway!

For a limited time, enter to win your very own Boppy Custom Fit Total Body Pillow!

Developed with the guidance of a physical therapist to ensure customized support throughout your
pregnancy, the Boppy Body Pillow is a flexible, three-piece design that lets YOU decide how and where you need support! With the choice of targeted support at your fingertips – head/neck support, belly/back support or hip/leg/ankle support – we wish you many nights of comfortable sleep for a restful and relaxing pregnancy.

Enter here by July 28th for a chance to win!

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