This weekend, my husband and I hosted a baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law, who are expecting a little girl soon. This is the first baby in our immediate family, so we’re all diving head-first into the deep sea of baby apparel, gifts, necessities and do-dads.
Through this process, I found a few local hotspots for baby bump bearers, trendy tots and mod moms.
My top pick has to be Best for Babies in Silverton. They have everything from chic diaper bags (as pictured above) to the cutest toys and books. The company also keeps a well-updated blog and Facebook page, so link up with those to stay on top of everything new and adorable in baby land.
My second local favorite is for the shower host or gift buyer. I stumbled upon the “Diaper Cakes & Such” Web site via Twitter, and I fell in love! A local lady designs and develops these unique creations – mainly “cakes” and wreaths – made completely out of diapers. The best thing? Each of the creations can be disassembled and actually used! (Diapers are expensive, so you don’t want to waste them!) With a stop to Michaels Craft Store, you can easily make your own if you have the time and creativity, but – with all the time and creativity it took just planning the shower – I sure didn’t!
One of the things that could have saved me some extra time was doing my shower invites on Shutterfly. I found this super-easy baby announcement card creator page a few days after my hand-made cards went out (doh!) so I’m hoping this discovery helps you instead!
KENWOOD TOWNE CENTER
7875 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
(looks detailed left to right, top to bottom)
Black cashmere cascade cardigan ($295) worn over an aubergine asymmetrical jersey top ($135) and tie dye leggings ($72)
Sapphire cowl neck modal jersey top ($85) and black sequin skirt worn ($195) with black princess coat ($315)
Black matte jersey party dress with beaded bodice – $44.98
Black knit motorcycle jacket ($118) worn over brushstroke plaid tunic ($78) and 7 for all Mankind Secret Fit Belly boot cut jean ($210)
Grey marled sublimation printed knit dress with butterfly sleeve – $29.98
Purple rib henley with rhinestone buttons ($19.98) layered under black marled sweater vest ($34.98) paired with destructed boot cut jeans ($44.98)