Four Things

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.

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EAT: 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!

Nurseries We Love: Metallic Touches

A little bit neutral, a whole lot of glam, nurseries are going sleek and sophisticated by way of metallic touches. From intricate wallpapers in gold and silver to giant poufs, shiny pillows and mirrored furniture, there’s something to be said for adding a dose of sparkle to your sparkling newborn’s haven.

Silver, grey and white merge together in a nursery that is serenely glam.

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Rich in layers of shiny and bright elements, this little girl’s haven screams glamour.

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The gorgeous gold wall paper in this nursery adds a dramatic punch of metallic loveliness.

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A modern take on luxe metallic, this bright nursery is full of whimsy and cheer.

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Destination Maternity Launches New Skincare and Beauty Brands!

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On Wednesday February 19th, bloggers and editors attended a special breakfast to preview Destination Maternity’s newest beauty and skincare brands for mom and baby. Butter London, Clark’s Botanicals, Sanctuary Spa, Noodle and Boo, Juice Beauty, Perfect Pearl, The Honest Company, Naturopathica, Sophie la Girafe Baby, Basq Skin Care, Body Boost and Mama Mio were all in attendance to speak to guests about their new product offerings. Butter London provided mini-manicures with our new assortment of pretty polishes. Basq Skin Care offered rejuvenating chair massages and Mama Mio pampered guests with hand and arm massages, all while sipping fresh-pressed juices and enjoying breakfast treats from The Butcher’s Daughter.

To shop our newest skincare and beauty brands, please visit a Destination Maternity store near you, or click here to shop online.

New on the Scene: THE HONEST COMPANY!

Brand-new and already high on the must-have list of moms and moms-to-be, The Honest Company has made its arrival to our family and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Founded by four people – Jessica Alba, Christopher Gavigan, Brian Lee and Sean Kane – who set out to create effective, eco-friendly, affordable, beautiful and safe baby products, they have done just that in as little as two years!

And now, new to A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity, you can find five of their naturally nourishing products made just for mom: Organic Belly Balm, Body Oil, Face + Body Lotion, Organic Nipple Balm, and Shampoo + Body Wash.

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View and shop our collection of Honest available at both A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity!

HAPPY 2014!

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A New Year Means New Experiences, New Memories & New Opportunities

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Happy New Year To All of the Mamas & Mamas-To-Be!

Four Things

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.

Most Craved Monday

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This 3-piece nursing set is as comfortable to wear as it is pretty to look at. Slim in silhouette, its ultra-soft fabric coupled with the sleek, slate grey hue make it perfect to wear while receiving visitors both at the hospital and at home. Designed with subtle details that aim to flatter your shape, you will love nothing more than staying in your beautiful PJs all day long.

Shop this must-have nursing set from A Pea in the Pod!

Holiday Giveaway by Petunia Pickle Bottom & More!

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An essential for any new mom, we’re always on the lookout for the perfect diaper bag. Not too big, yet not too small, your diaper bag should fit all of the essentials, with room for anything extra.

Both functional and ultra-stylish, Petunia Pickle Bottom creates some of the most fabulous diaper bags around. And as a special holiday gift for you, we are giving away two of their stylish Champs Elysees Stop Boxy Backpacks in the season’s hottest hue, slate grey. Featuring a mod flower design and monochromatic trim, it beholds some of the coolest and most useful perks you will adore – quiet magnetic closure, color-coordinated hands-free backpack straps and messenger straps, a built in changing station with detachable pad and four bottle pockets.

Along with a few other goodies we are excited to include with each bag – Ultimate Retreat Hat Box by Mum To Be and the skin-nourishing Basq Citrus Sugar Body Polish – this is a giveaway you do not want to miss!

Enter to win this holiday giveaway by Petunia Pickle Bottom here!

Easy Beauty Tricks for New Moms

With sleepless nights and 3 am feedings, being a new mom leaves little time for a lengthy beauty routine. Gone are the days of curling irons and long, luxurious showers, but there are some super-helpful essential tips that can simplify and solidify your new mom routine:

1. Use an exfoliating face wash to brighten up your skin

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Basq’s Fresh Face Kit, which includes their rebalancing face cleanser, facial brush and cucumber tea eye gel, gently removes dead dry surface skin to reveal a brighter, more balanced complexion. Their cucumber tea eye gel zaps puffiness under eyes and refreshes and cools the skin.

2. Multi-tasking makeup

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Who wants to deal with the hassle of a multi-step routine? Concealer? Foundation? Powder? Forget it! Try an all-in-one BB cream and make it a one-stop shop for your face. Gently blend the BB cream around your face and you will be glowing in no time flat.

3. Mascara, mascara, mascara

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If there is any beauty product that will awaken tired eyes, it’s mascara! Choose a lengthening formula that helps to extend those lashes! Another trick is colored mascara in shades like navy and deep purple. These subtle tones help to bring out the whites of your eyes and make them appear brighter overall.

4. Hydrate!

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Drinking plenty of water is not only good for your health, but also for your skin! Hydration helps to restore dull, dry skin and helps to lessen the appearance of fine lines. Drink up for a fresher appearance.

Look Who’s Laughing!

What better sound exists than a baby’s laugh? Add two of them laughing together and it’s another level of adorable! YouTube user, It’s Judy’s Life, shared this heartwarming video of her daughter interacting with another baby friend. We can’t help but smile at these two and we know you will too!

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