DIY Vibes

DIY Vibes

Some of our most prized possessions are from Etsy. You’ll all thank me for sharing our hidden gems here! Every shop I recommend has amazing customer service and helped make customized products that were perfect.

Our table and chair – they have a waitlist for 8-10 weeks (maybe because you all have loved the set so much from me posting about it?!) If you go to Etsy the shop is NaturaBaby. We got a table and single chair (which they’ve sold out of) but you can get the set of table with two chairs or just a single chair. What I love is that it teaches your child the routine of sitting in a chair and the table turns into a bigger chair too. Tess uses her set for snack, imaginative play and for smaller play experiences (puzzles, magnets, etc).

Our booties that don’t ever come off – These cashmere booties were a random find I saw when I was in obsessive nesting mode. I got them for Tess when she was a newborn and we used them religiously over her socks, footies, etc. Then those became her mittens this winter and I missed the booties for when I used the carrier and her socks and shoes constantly fell off. The elastic makes them impossible to fall off and they’re super soft. She can custom make them so tell her if you need a looser elastic. Some friends have said that their babies ankles were chubbier and the elastic was too tight, but the shop owner can make them however you want. I have them in grey and ivory, we use them as booties and mittens! Go to Etsy shop CashmereCallipipper and get the cashmere peapod booties.

Wall name – When I was nesting, I knew I wanted some subtle wall decor in addition to framed art work. I wanted more than just pictures on the wall because I like the “mixed media” feel in a room. I don’t like when its just all framed cookie cutter pieces. So in addition to our favorite framed animal foil pictures, I went on Etsy and found this wire name that you can personalize. Its also who made our “Your Village” wall decor that we have up at Union Square Play. You can find it on Etsy shop thecolorfulberry.

Stationary/Mini “With Love, Tess Monness” Cards – we got our thank you notes from here when Tess was born with adorable little feet in gold on white cards with pink envelopes (wish I had a photo!) and then got her thank you notes from here for her first birthday – rainbows. I also requested these mini cards to include in gifts since we had literally 100 birthdays this year. People don’t care about cards for their kids birthdays so we just throw one of these inside the gift box/bag and call it a day! They’re so cute and you can find them on Etsy shop Lemon Grace Paperie.