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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Brand New Prudent Baby!

No, not THAT kind of Prudent Baby. No one around here is with child. We are, however, about to bring our brand new bouncing website into the world. This week we will be debuting with a new look, and navigation designed to help you find the perfect Prudent Baby project.

Don't be surprised when you stop by for a visit and find some changes around here. If there is a Saint of Blog Migration please say a little prayer to her for us tonight. We are hoping to be back with our pretty new face shortly.

Speaking of pretty new faces, we are loving the illustration that I Missy You created for us. We love it so much that we may never appear in a real photo again.
Yes, I was extremely jealous to learn that Jaime's eyes are Prudent Baby blue.

The new look for the site was designed in partnership with Freckled Nest. If you are looking to redesign your blog or simply to create a new ad (say to run on Prudent Baby) we can't say enough about their talent as designers.

And lastly, our brilliant developers, Sean Benham and Tina Lam, helped us bring the site to a computer near you. If you need to migrate your site from Blogger to Wordpress. They are officially experts.

So stay tuned! We hope you love the new Prudent Baby as much as we do!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Prudent Baby Favorites: Let's Hear It For Our Sponsors

Our many sponsors play a huge role in helping us out here at Prudent Baby and we want to give them a great big thank you. Behind each blog and website are creative and talented people that have used their many skills to help inspire others to not lose sight of their crafty side.

We still have ad space available so if you are ready to take your blog or shop to the next level, take a peek at our advertising opportunities. If you have questions about advertising, just shoot us an email or contact our ad manager, Amber at admanagers[at]frecklednest[dot]com.

Let's hear it for our sponsors...

Linen & Thread

If you are looking for a new blog to frequent Linen and Thread is a great place to start. This blog is full of tutorials, recipes and home organization tips. You should also stop by their Etsy Shoppe where you can find a gorgeous collection of handmade quilts. All proceeds for the shop go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The No Sew Heart Pennant is a perfect craft to do with the kids for Valentine's Day.


Thumpkin is an adorable hair and accessory store created by our assistant, Colleen. It has the cutest hair clips and headbands for the littlest of ladies and even bow ties for the littlest gentlemen. Clare and Quinn have the Starry Night headband and Gordon sports this bow tie.


Luckycann handmade bags are made for function and fashion. There is a great variety of all different colors and sizes. This Carson in Teal bag would be perfect for Spring.

Storkie is a one stop shop for invitations, announcements, you name it. They carry a wide variety of both classic and modern styles just to fit your taste. Make sure to check out their many baby shower invitations like this Gift Buggie Invite.

Leyton Smiles

Leyton Smiles carries a large collection of handmade baby blankets, bibs, onesies and much more. They have Valentine's Day items for both boys and girls like this Baby Onesie.


Get all the zippers you could ever want without spending a fortune. Zipit is an Etsy store that carries a large assortment of zippers at wholesale prices. Along with these rainbow zippers, they carry invisible zippers and zipper pulls.

Ribbon Retreat

The Ribbon Retreat has a huge and I mean huge, collection of ribbons of all different colors and sizes. Right now you can get free U.S. shipping for orders over $45. You have until February 2nd to take advantage of this awesome offer.

Coupon Mall 247

Coupon Mall 247 is stocked full with coupons. Looking for deals on home and garden? What about clothes or music? No need to look any further when you can find almost every coupon right here.

Vista Print

I have a hard time, not remembering to write thank you cards, but forgetting to buy them. These Thank You cards are basic enough to be used all year round and for every occasion. Vistaprint has a huge selection of Thank You cards, invitations, calendars, tote bags, basically anything you can imagine.

Want to see your button up there too? Check out our advertising opportunities for February. Get in on our super low ad rates before they go up next month for new advertisers!


Superbowl Party Decor: How to Make Tissue Pom Poms

With the Super Bowl coming, here is a fun way to root for your team with very little time, money and effort. Make a bunch of tissue pom poms like I did for Gordon's Football 1st Birthday and scatter them around to show some spirit.

Read on to learn how to make simple tissue pom poms and then stay tuned to learn how to make a football jersey cake.

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Friday, January 27, 2012


4, 3, 2, 1
Earth below us
Drifting, falling...

As soon as I saw Lesley Grainger's Rocket Royal fabric that 80's hit Major Tom popped into my head. This stellar fabric full of planets, stars and rocket ships is perfect for any little astronaut. If you are loving this fabric make sure to also check out the other space themed fabrics in Lesley's Launch collection.

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Lesley Grainger, Launch, Rockets Royal tell us your favorite 80s hit, listen to it and rock out! Leave your comment anytime between now and Friday, February 3rd. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We'll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week's Fabric Friday after the jump...

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Link Love

As soon as I saw this drape front cardigan tutorial for girls the wheels started turning in my head. I have to make one (or 10) for myself.

A last minute gift that is handmade is not always the easiest idea to come up with. These bowls are perfect for just that and they can be completely personalized.

For anyone out there who is a tea addict like myself, these handmade tea bags filled with your favorite tea would be a wonderful Valentine's Day treat.

My advice to all you this weekend, pamper yourself.

Our friend Cynthia from Fabricworm launched her new line of baby bedding and it's getting a bunch of press love. It's so cute.

Super bowl plays on a chocolate chalkboard? Go on...

This week Jacinda posted Gordon taking his first steps on our Facebook! Warning: This video contains complete cuteness overload.

A beautiful DIY play kitchen without the need for crazy tools.

10 Perfect Fabrics for Valentine's Day Sewing.

We are lovin' the Wee Pad. Completely made of wood and starts working as soon as you click on your imagination.

I'll leave you with our favorite Cross-Stitch Quote of the Day this week, Glitter is the Herpes of Craft Supplies -Jessica Shepard. Do you have any great quotes you live by or just make you smile? We love hearing them all.