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Nursery Decor & Baby Bedding Ideas

There’s nothing quite as special for new parents as planning thenursery décor for their new arrival. It’s fun picking out colors and choosing a theme to enchant and soothe baby, but the experience can be a bit overwhelming - especially for first-time parents.

Before you head out to begin shopping for your baby’s…

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Added by Patty Gatter on February 19, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Diaper Bags - Choosing the right one?

Diaper Bags www.HarperGraceBaby.com



Another item on the baby checklist is choosing a diaper bag which can be a little overwhelming with all the different styles and brands there are to choose from. It used to be that a diaper bag served only one purpose which was to pack essentials for baby and usually came with very few options like one solid color or a possible animal print. However, nowadays moms are not only looking for a functional… Continue

Added by Patty Gatter on November 15, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

When Choosing Baby Bedding

Choosing your Baby Bedding!

Now that you have picked out the nursery furniture it is time to decide on the perfect bedding to go with baby's new crib! There are so many things to think about when choosing the baby bedding! Should you choose cotton or something really soft like minky fabric, or…

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Added by Patty Gatter on October 22, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Organic / Eco-Friendly / Being Green, is it a HOAX?

The quick answer - NO!

Now for the long answer:

How important are eco friendly and or organic items to you?  

The more that I learn about what goes into our food, clothing, household items etc, the more I lean towards finding the organic version.  Ever since having kids this issue has become more and more important to me.  I was not raised in an Eco-Frienldy environment - but then again, I really don't think it was as much of an issue as it is today.

I love…

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Added by Patty Gatter on September 19, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Top 10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Cute Diaper Bag

Having had a strange obsession with finding the best possible diaper bag and having purchased way too many, I finally have figured the "essential features" needed to make the perfect diaper bag.

P.S. Now I am headed to e-bay to sell the 100 bags that I have bought in the past to recoup some of my hard earned money! LOL!

1. Size: You will need to carry diapers, wipes, snacks, ointment, burp clothes, and other…

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Added by Patty Gatter on June 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Bamboo? To wear or not to wear? A Baby clothing must have?

Why Use Bamboo

Why Bamboo Clothing?

Bamboo fabric has a natural sheen and softness that feels and drapes like silk but is less expensive and more durable.

Bamboo clothing is easy to launder in a clothes washer and dryer.

Because of the smooth and round structure of its fibers, bamboo clothing is soft and non-irritating, even to sensitive skin. Some people with chemical sensitivities can not tolerate bamboo…

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Added by Patty Gatter on May 22, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Safe Toys = Safe Baby NO CHEMICALS ALLOWED!

This is a very important and interesting article about the harmful chemicals that are found in our childrens toys.  See, Exactly what we at www.HarperGraceBaby.com / www.HarperGraceBoutiques.com have always thought and gear our "hand selected" items to enforce keeping baby and mom and family safe!

Enjoy this article and PLEASE READ! (Article not written by HarperGrace…

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Added by Patty Gatter on May 15, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Is an "Organic / Eco-Friendly / Green" life style important to you?

Good Morning All!

Trying to get better at "blogging" here but with all of the other stuff of being a business owner and mommy, life gets really busy!

I have been posting on Facebook and Twitter information about "Organics" and/or Eco-Friendly stuff.  I try to focus as much as possible on keeping an "organic" house.  And that does mean different things to different people.  It seems to be a rather "hot and/or trendy" topic now a days and the more I learn about it, the more…

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Added by Patty Gatter on April 16, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments

Award Winning Eco-Friendly - Green Doll House Review

This is a fantastic "Green" Doll house that is wonderful for both boys and girl. Very educational, Green Manufacturing, Ec0-Friendly, Well Made, it's no wonder that it has repeatedly wins the Oppenheim Toy Platinum Award year after year.

http://harpergracebaby.com/item_705/Green-Dollhouse-with-Furniture.

(Sustainable living is an important concept that should be…

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Added by Patty Gatter on March 29, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Product Review: New Arrivals Baby Bedding Stella Gray Baby Bedding

http://harpergracebaby.com/item_738/Stella-Gray-Baby-Bedding.htm

We are in love with the Crib Set / Baby Bedding by New Arrivals Inc.  They make beautiful and elegant bedding that have caught the eye of many many people and Celebrities as well.  Their wide range of products are perfect for so many different styles as well as a nice selection of unisex baby bedding sets.

That is why we…

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Added by Patty Gatter on March 25, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Designing a Baby Nursery - Oh so what an Exciting time!

It is ALWAYS an exciting time when you get to design your babies nursery.  You want the perfect peaceful environment for your new little bundle to come home in. 

I always enjoyed this, as it let me tap into the interior designer / creative side of me.  But, then again, I did hire an extraordinary Interior Designer to help me just make it perfect!  "When designing a nursery, I always strive to create the perfect environment that ensues comfort, fosters growth and ensures a sense of…

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Added by Patty Gatter on March 18, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Designer Nursery and Gorgeous Baby Bedding that we are GaGa over!

Good Morning!  So it has been a little while since my last post, lets see, 5 year old with a broken leg, and a 2 year old with a fever and horrible cough...It is amazing how quickly the days go by.  

Anyway, just a quick note, as some of you might know, I have taken a step into the entrepreneurial world and have started 3 websites, the first one www.HarperGraceBaby.com And it has been so much fun I have to say and a real learning experience…

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Added by Patty Gatter on February 24, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Are You Raising a Future Cowboy?

Good Morning!  

Are you raising a future Cowboy?  I am raising 2 of them....and boy are they adorable!  Along with tons of energy.

When I was designing the "nursery" for both of my boys it was so much fun!  I took it very seriously and loved every minute of it.  Looking back on it though - I would probably do it a little differently today - (maybe their will be another chance....) but I went so babyish with the bedding etc and don't get me wrong, I love the real babyish stuff -…

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Added by Patty Gatter on February 7, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Random Thoughts and Need SEO Advice / Help!

Good Morning!  

Well, Yesterday I posted a "VLog" which I have never done before and apparently no one viewed it....Oh well.  Its on You Tube so we will see if anyone is interested.

Well, I am a working mom and Entrepreneur.  (A lot of other things too:)  I work in healthcare and have been doing so for many years, it pays great and I do enjoy it although getting a bit bored.  I come from a long line of Entrepreneurs, It is something that I really cannot help, it is just in me.…

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Added by Patty Gatter on February 2, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

You Tube Intro / "Concept Shopping"

 http://youtu.be/QTkFqM57KME

Ok, Instead of writing a long post, I created a You Tube Video introducing myself and my goals for my Boutiques.  I plan on doing these quite bit if they are well received, so please let me know, Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

Added by Patty Gatter on February 1, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

The Quest for Perfection!

Good Morning Moms!  I am back from a great Disney Vacation with my boys and boy did we come home exhausted!  Just wanted to sleep for days, I find Disney so exciting that I cannot control myself!

Anyway, I thought that I would share this post that I wrote about 6 months ago.  It has nothing to do with my business, www.HarperGraceBaby.com but everything to do with I think the way a lot of us feel now a days. I would love if you read it and…

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Added by Patty Gatter on January 25, 2012 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

Finding Well Made Toys? Can it happen these days?

So, the Holidays are over and I am happy about it point blank! 

Toys are put away and we have weeded out the things that look cool and I want it for Christmas but I am not going to play with it much toys. (I try to minimize those purchases but the advertising for them is AWESOME.)

I have to say that 1/4 of the toys that were bought for Christmas have already broke, some right out of the box - now I know that I have 2 boys and that may have something to do with it, but lets face…

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Added by Patty Gatter on January 5, 2012 at 7:52am — No Comments

Disney World here we come!

Good Morning!  Happy New Year and Back to Reality!

Well, I am sort of looking forward to getting back on track and on a routine, but also going to miss the relaxed non rushed days.....

Thankfully we are headed to Disney in a couple of weeks.  I have an extra vacation week that I never took and decided to take my mom and kids to Disney for a fun vacation.  The hubby who is not as Disney crazed as I am will man the fort.  The funny thing is, I thought I was not going to miss him,…

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Added by Patty Gatter on January 3, 2012 at 7:56am — 3 Comments

Diaper Bag in disguise!

Now as you all have been finding out, I love Diaper Bags and have way too many.  Before kids it was a purse obsession, now with kids, they are 2 and 5 but I still need a bag big enough to carry everyones stuff, even my Husbands when we are out an about.  Including work stuff.  So I am always on the search for a 3 in 1 bag, Diaper, Purse and Brief case all in one.

Just like day planners in the day only catering to men in the work force (now their are prettier designs available) Diaper…

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Added by Patty Gatter on January 2, 2012 at 7:21am — No Comments

I know I am always Blogging about Skin Care!!!!

So I know that I am always blogging about this, it is just something that I really believe in.  I eat organic too for the most part anyway.  It is always good to know what you are putting in or on your body, not to mention your baby's skin is even more important.

I live in the North East and it gets windy and COLD! YUCK!  And my skin peels and my kids lips get chapped and little checks get red and BAM! As soon as I clean and moisturize their skin, it calms right down.

Great…

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Added by Patty Gatter on December 30, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

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