A Gift for Baby from Your Wedding Dress

jenMeet Jen Bowers, the Divisional Merchandise Manager for A Pea in the Pod!  A stylish mama herself, she is in charge of the team of buyers that keeps our stores filled with trendy maternity pieces for mothers-to-be!

Instead of shopping for a special occasion dress for her daughter Kendall, Jen had the sweet idea of designing something special using fabric from her wedding dress. “My wedding dress was an all-over lace Monique Lhuillier gown.  I wanted to incorporate the lace from my dress so she had a piece of me on her special day.”baby2With creative and design expertise from Brittany West, A Pea in the Pod’s assistant designer, they created a beautiful dress for a beautiful girl!baby3sketchWe love the idea of repurposing your wedding dress for baby.  You could also make a beautiful bassinet skirt, a necklace with the fabric embedded in it, or turn your wedding dress into something smaller, like a pillow.  What great hand-me-down pieces for your baby!

Four Things We Love // Spring 2014 Edit

Spring is finally here and there are so many reasons to celebrate. It’s time to leave behind the soups, sweaters and scarves to engage in these FOUR season-changing favorites. Pull up your hair, hop into a dress and get creative in this season of growth.4things_final_aprilEAT: A roasted banana boat is the perfect snack to satisfy cravings and stay healthy! Add in some walnuts for a dose of good-for-you omegas and dark chocolate chips for antioxidants. Haylie Duff and her sister Hilary sweeten up the warm, campfire snack with marshmallows- a welcome twist on the classic S’more.

WEAR: Nothing screams spring like a flirty little dress. Our Sleeveless Fit and Flare Maternity Dress with an empire waist and scoop neck will have you looking sweeter than jelly beans this holiday.

DO: As the temperatures go up, you may wish your hair does as well. These 6 Easy Braided Hair Styles will keep you cool and comfortable while staying on-trend.

CREATE: Like flowers in the spring, babies seem to boom and bloom around this season. Try something different for your next baby shower gift and create these adorable numbered baby bodysuits, or keep them for you and your baby!

Four Things We Love // New Year 2014 Edit

With the holiday season coming to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we look forward to a weekend of celebrating all that’s to come! Whether picking out a dress for a festive party or creating something special for your New Year’s arrival, these four things have us inspired and excited about the year ahead.

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Decadent and oh-so-pretty, mini black and white cookies are the perfect treat to bring to a New Year’s party.

cap sleeve tie detail maternity dress is a versatile and stylish option that can be worn both now AND later.

For an updated take on a classic style, skip the bun and try a messy side braid for a casual-chic look.

 A black and white mobile adds instant modern appeal to your little one’s space.

Nurseries We Love: Gender Neutral

Whether you’re finding out if it’s a boy or girl while pregnant, or if you’re waiting for the big reveal during delivery, gender neutral nurseries are an everlasting trend. From cool shades to neutral palettes with pops of colors, we’ve rounded up some of the gender neutral spaces we absolutely adore.

Soothing and lush, this green and white nursery is heavenly.

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The ultimate space to dream a thousand beautiful dreams.

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Photo source: thebooandtheboy.com

Gorgeous, woodland-themed colors bring this neutral space alive.

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Photo source: strawberry-chic.blogspot.com

Yellow and gray are a perfect combo for a cheery nursery with a modern edge.

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Photo source: designdazzle.com

Four Things We Love // Fall Favorites Edit

At the end of this long week, it’s finally time to drop the normal day-to-day tasks and routines for a few things that are sure to brighten things up. With the ease of the weekend now here, take a minute (or a few) to do, eat, wear and create. Ready, set, go!

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Epitomizing the savory flavors of fall, we can’t wait to dip a chip into Roasted Sweet Potato and Toasted Sage Dip.

 Call it the perfect thing to wear to just about, well, anything, this Long Sleeve Sash Belt Maternity Tunic is sure to brighten up a chilly day.

 Chic and understated with a touch of glam, a ponytail is our idea of weekending; style your own in five ways not meant for the gym.

 A whimsical touch to your little one’s nursery, this DIY “Up Up and Away!” mobile is one of the cutest we’ve seen.

Game On! Personalize Your Reveal

Sick of the same old gender reveal party ideas? You’re in luck! Miss Party Mom has some clever and crafty ways to spruce up the big reveal.

Share the fun!

Provide a fun game for guests to partake in. Let your friends and family come up with name suggestions for a boy or a girl and place their votes into a jar. This can also serve as a great keepsake item to display in the baby’s nursery.

Cast Your Vote!

Allow guests to vote on the baby’s gender, and then tally it up! Pick a fun prize to award the winning team.

The Big Reveal!

We absolutely love this idea: Have your party store put confetti into a matte, dark colored balloon. When it comes time to reveal, simply pop!

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