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An Ode to Alabama Football

Who’s ready for football season to start in just over one week?!  We sure are!

From Alabama Baby Clothes and Gifts to Houndstooth Bedding and Baby Books, we LOVE anything Alabama and especially when it includes houndstooth!

Not only is this fabric popular in good ol’ Alabama thanks to Bear Bryant’s hat, this is also a classic print fabric that we’re seeing everywhere from dresses and purses to chairs and curtains!

We get a lot of requests for Alabama nurseries, and while our tried and true black and white houndstooth bedding always looks great (and we keep it in stock!), I wanted to make a nursery that ever-so-gentlemanly tips its hat at the famous at fabric and University without getting too “Alabama themed”.

Here’s what I’ve come up with….

1. Young America’s Built to Grow 2000 Slat Crib in Black Light Antique — black to add some weight and convertible so it grows up with your little one!

2. Houndstooth and chocolate linen bumper for the crib from Pine Creek Bedding with a chocolate velour inside and trimmed in (#7) crimson linen fabric

3. A classic red ticking stripe fabric for the dust ruffle and an accent pillow for the glider again from Pine Creek Bedding.

4. Young America’s All Seasons 5 drawer chest in Chili Pepper Sand Thru

5. Four Season’s Sarah Glider in white with chocolate piping — made from a down-mix filling, this chair spoils you!  We’ve talked about these chairs before, and you’ve absolutely got to sit on one to appreciate it.  Plus, you don’t have to be scared of white fabric because it’s a slipcover that can be washed or dry-cleaned!

6. A vintage state of Alabama print that I found on Etsy (my love) — The detail is adorable, and I love the darker green as an accent to the chocolates and reds!

7. Classic crimson linen fabric — accent with this fabric to your heart’s content.  Use it for drapes, for accent pillows, and more!

The background is the paint color I would use (and it helps that it’s what’s already in my guest room)– Benjamin Moore’s Grant Beige.  A dark khaki that isn’t overwhelming but is a great neutral you won’t have to paint again in three years.

Since we have multiple Daniel Moore Alabama prints in our house, I would “borrow” a couple to hang over the chest and on an accent wall over the glider.

There you have it.  My classic nursery with a sweet and simple nod to Alabama.  I’d like to think it’s one of those classic nurseries that can grow with the little one, but I’m always open to comments, suggestions, etc.  Tell me what you think!

And don’t forget — Sugarfoot’s has your baby Bama fan covered for football season and beyond!  Shop now for the best selection of clothes, gifts, and more!


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The Golden Egg

Easter is one my favorite times of the year.  Normally because it involves candy, spring weather, and pretty clothes — three of my favorite things!  But growing up, it was always about the Easter Egg Hunt.

Whether it was at the church or in our backyard, my sister and I always had to “race” to see who could get the best stuff.  And the Golden Egg.

What is this Golden Egg, you ask?

Well, remember Aesop’s Fable about the goose who laid the golden egg?  That ol’ Golden Egg has made its way into Easter Egg Hunts!  If you find the Golden Egg, you get a special surprise.  And lucky for all of us, we’ve found a way to make it easy!

The Golden Egg in Gift Box, $13.99

Ta da!  The Golden Egg!   But easier!   This lil’ guy is hollow and you can hide the finder’s prize right inside!  And store it in the gift box until the next year’s Easter Egg Hunt!

You can call us or stop by Sugarfoot’s to pre-order your Golden Egg!  They’ll be in by March 18th and we know they’re going to go fast so get yours NOW!

Do you have any fun family traditions for Easter?  Time to start one!

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March of Dimes

Did you know that one in eight babies is born early?

Here at Sugarfoot’s, we truly believe that every baby deserves to start life out on the right foot.  Which is why we are proud to take part in the March of Dimes March for Babies on April 30, 2011, at the University of Alabama Student Rec Center.

The March of Dimes is one of the best friends a baby could ever ask for.  The March of Dimes isn’t just about premature babies; their research is helping with premature births, preventing birth defects, and preventing infant mortality.  The money we raise during the March for Babies goes toward more than you think….

And you can help us help babies!  Join our team to walk with us on April 30th and invite your friends to sponsor you (strollers are completely welcome at this event, and the more babies the happier we are!).  If you can’t walk with us, consider giving a donation to our team.  You can give online here or you can donate in-store at Sugarfoot’s!

Any way you can help, you’ll be greatly appreciated and you know your time and efforts are going to a wonderful cause.  So won’t you join us this year in our March for Babies and make sure every baby deserves to start life on the right foot…

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Hoppy Easter!

It feels absolutely nothing like Spring right now, but that’s no reason for drab and boring!  Let’s bring in some pastels, some flowers, some bunnies!  Perhaps we’ll usher Spring in a little quicker if we start thinking about Easter now! 

Here at Sugarfoot’s, we are ready to go for Easter!  From pretty pink dresses…

Smocked English Bishop Pink, $36.99

… and pretty blue dresses to match pretty blue eyes…

Smocked Bishop Blue, $36.99

… to bubbles for boys…

Feltman Bubble, Blue, $45.99


… and monogrammable shortalls…

Randy Green Shortall, $39.99

… Sugarfoot’s is ready to help you outfit your little one in their Easter best! 

But clothese aren’t even the half of it!  Oh, no, no.  We have Easter baskets too! 

Monogramed Easter Basket, $39.99 (includes monogram!)

These sweet baskets have a removable liner (aka: washable!) in either pink seersucker, blue seersucker, green seersucker or white pique.  And those liners are just perfect for monogramming!  We can monogram names in any color or “Happy Easter” would be cute too!  If you want one of these pretties, you’d better move fast.  We have a VERY limited quantity of them (read: 2 of each color), and the pre-orders are going fast. 

Monogrammed Easter Basket, $39.99

Here’s an example of how absolutely adorable these baskets are monogrammed! (Keep in mind, our baskets are chocolate brown, not natural!)

But what about things to put IN those Easter baskets?  Oh, friends, have we got you covered!  It’s time for you to meet Marshmallow and Mocha…

Marshmallow Easter Bunny, $12.99

Mocha Easter Bunny, $12.99

Standing a whopping 12″ tall each, these fuzzy wuzzy bunnies are so ready to be loved by your little one!  Mess-free, and tied up with a satin bow (in pink or blue), Marshmallow and Mocha are quite possibly the cutest Easter bunnies we’ve seen!

There’s also the entire Bunnies By The Bay line, and really, their name says it all!  Silly Buddy pacifier holders, bye bye buddies with a  loop for attaching to the car seat, and even Wee Bao Bao and his 123 Counting Book (gift set is $21.99), you just can’t go wrong with a gift from Bunnies By The Bay!

And hair accessories, oh the hair accessories!  Whether you want your little girl to look like a spring flower….

Flower Clippies, start at just $4.89!

…or if you’d rather have just a sweet little accent…

Baby Bows, starting at just $3.99

We have every single hair accessory you could ever need!  Now head on in to Sugarfoot’s to get a jump start on your Easter shopping and maybe with some pastels and a few flowers, we can get spring to finally come out to play!

See something you want to purchase?  Click on the picture for a  link to our webstore.  Don’t see what you want online?  Just call and we’ll help you find it! (205) 345-1331

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Countdown to Christmas: 9 Days

Oh me oh my… we are officially in the single digits in our Countdown to Christmas!  Me personally? I have a LOT to get done this weekend before heading home for the holidays.  And since you know me so well by now, I’m going to share a little secret with you….

I have bought more from the sweet little line I’m featuring today than anything else we have in the store.  Out of everything we carry, everything I find at markets and online, I buy this line again and again.  Why is that?  Well, it’s pretty much a perfect gift for anyone — baby clothes with a touch of sweetness + an inspiring Bible verse = adorable!  

Our Countdown to Christmas 2 Day Deal is 15% off ALL HisGEM merchandise (includes gift sets, layette items, bibs, & gifts)!

Wanna see why I’m head over heels for HisGEM? Let’s start with these guys…


Your Love O Lord Giraffe (in Pink and Blue) $14.99 2 Day Deal $12.74

One of the cutest things we have in the store (in my opinion), these plush lil’ giraffes are made from an impossibly soft minky fabric and embroidered Psalm 36:5 “Your Love O Lord, reaches to the heavens”.  Plus, they rattle just a little bit when you shake them.  Who could resist that sweet little smile?!

There’s also these…

Lamb Blanket (available in Blue, Pink, and Cream) $20.99 2 Day Deal $17.84

Such a precious little blanket with a 100% cotton face and white backing.  Little appliqued lamb has a fuzzy-wuzzy tale and the gingham patch under says “His Little Lamb”.  I like to pair this blanket with this….

Lamb Gown (available in Pink, Blue, and Cream) $23.99 2 Day Deal $20.39

Yep, that’s an adorable waffle-knit newborn gown with the same little lamb applique and “His Little Lamb” patch… I’m really not kidding when I say these are so cute on.  I even have proof.

That would be Miss Bailey and Mr Blake Channell wearing those lamb gowns (they were a lil’ big cause they were so TINY!).   See?  Cute cute!!

There’s also a bib to match…

Lamb Bib (available in Cream, Blue, and Pink) $8.99 2 Day Deal $7.64

But don’t go thinking the lamb is everything in the His GEM line because it’s not even close! Here are some other things I just can’t ooh and ahh over enough!

Fishers of Men Gift Box Set $30.00 2 Day Deal $25.50

Love The Lord Coverall Pink $19.99 2 Day Deal $16.99

Owl Onesie (You Teach Me Wisdom O Lord Psalm 51:6) available in Blue & Pink $14.99 2 Day Deal $12.74

And there’s SO much more!  HisGEM makes a great gift for Christmas or just a baby shower!  And because I love you soooo much, we’re going to make this a 3 day deal!  The 15% off HisGEM will be good through Saturday (12/18/10) and close and online through Sunday (12/19/10) at midnight. 

Already own something from HisGEM?  Tell us how much you LOVE this sweet line!

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Countdown to Christmas: 21 Days

Oooh, we’re just 3 weeks away from Christmas!  I have some serious shopping to do this weekend!!  Do you? 

If you answered no, meet me at Sugarfoot’s at 10 tomorrow morning so you can help me shop!  If you answered yes, well then you’ve GOT to come by Sugarfoot’s this weekend!  25% off ALL Christmas merchandise AND our Countdown to Christmas Two-Day Deal will be…… Blankets! 10% off all Blankets in the store (through Saturday 12/4/10) & online (through Sunday 12/5/10)

There’s really no better gift for littls ones than a blanket to keep them warm, to play on, or to tote around!  My pick?  Anything plush or soft…

These Gum Drop blankets are my absolute favorites!  The body of the blanket is white fuzzy plush and the trim is a fun, bright color with polkadots!  This is one of those blankets that just begs to be monogrammed to match the trim — and we do monogramming, too!   (Gum Drop Blanket normally 32.99, 2 Day Deal 29.69)

Bright colors not your thing?  You know I’ve got something just for you!

Luxury Blankets from Katie Little are my go-to gift for little ones.  Made with a soft, classic pastel plushy inset with satin trim, and it’s an oversized blanket (30″x40″) which makes it perfect as a mat for tummy time, a crib blanket, or a car seat/stroller drape to keep the cold out. Plus, they have mini-sized (14″x14″) security blankets to match! (Luxury Blanket Normally 27.99, 2 Day Deal 25.19, Luxury Security Blanket Normally 7.99, 2 Day Deal 7.19)

Buying a gift for a newborn celebrating their first Christmas?  You absolutely must gift them swaddle blankets!

These muslin swaddle blankets from aden + anais are oversized (47″x47″) and impossibly easy to swaddle with! Muslin swaddle blankets are pretty much a necessity for every newborn because the fabric is breathable and there’s no worry about a baby overheating. Plus, the more you wash these, the softer they get! (Pack of 4 Dreamer Swaddle Blankets, Normally 44-, 2 Day Deal 39.60) 

And last in this post but certainlly not the extent of our blanket offerings… my personal obsession… Cozy Bamboo Blankets

I’m pretty sure we’ve talked about my obsession with Barefoot Dreams, right?  Well, these blankets are to-dief-or soft!  After finding the adult-sized version of these in a gift shop in Los Angeles , I knew we just HAD to have these blankets at Sugarfoot’s!  Right now we have all three colors (pink, blue, and espresso) in stock, but hurry! They’ll go quick like they always do! (Cozy Bamboo Chic Blankets normally 48-, 2 Day Deal 43.20) P.s.  there are cardigans in this fabric too!

Now, isn’t it time you get to shopping with us?  We’ll offer this Countdown to Christmas 2 Day Deal today (Friday December 3, 2010) & tomorrow (Saturday, December 4, 2010) and it will run this whole weekend on-line!

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Inspired: Chocolate Walled Nursery

So, maybe you might remember how I fell in love with chocolate walls not too long ago?  Well, if you remember that, then I’m sure you remember that I wanted to design a nursery inspired by this picture…

(image source)

I recently came to the realization that I have been overlooking the fact that we have GORGEOUS chocolate brown walls at Sugarfoot’s… Seriously, how did I miss this for so long?!  After staring mindlessly at our beautiful walls for hours on end, I finally got to thinking about designing the nursery from that picture…

It’s pretty obvious that with dark chocolate walls, white furniture will look ah-mazing, so this is the bed we’re going to use…

 (Young America Built to Grow Panel and Spindle Crib, available at Sugarfoot’s Baby Boutique)

She’s a beauty, isn’t she?  Solid hardwood, made in the USA, finished in a stunning Florentine Antique White.  And just look at those little feet!!  I love it!  So yes, this is our bed.  But we can’t let it be all drab-fab.  Oh, no, we must add some COLOR!

I love the green chair in the inspiration room, but that chair would be mighty uncomfortable for rocking a baby.  So instead of a chair, we’re going to do this…

( Young America MyHaven Double Dresser, available at Sugarfoot’s Baby Boutique )

That, m’dears, is a Sea Grass Green double dresser — and it even works as achanging table, too!  Don’t be afraid to embrace mismatched nursery furniture!  With chocolate walls, especially, we’ll need the furniture to keep the room from feeling dark or confined.

But wait, there’s a significant amount of pink in that inspiration picture, so we can’t forget to add a pretty little pop of pink.  For me, anything pink would have to come in this form or I would never ever ever be happy…

Young America Ma Marie Single Door Armoire, available at Sugarfoot’s Baby Boutique

Yes, it is cotton candy pink.  And yes, I am quite tempted to charge it to the credit card and take it home with me today!  I think this entire piece stems from the fact that I have always always always wanted a mirrored door armoire, and never had one growing up. Because of my deprivation, I find it necessary to make sure no little girl goes through the suffering I did and include these sweet girly pieces in all of my nurseries.  We are, after all, buying furniture that is built to grow with your child, and what little lady doesn’t need a full-length mirror set in pink?? Plus, it looks like a gorgeous antique with a girly twist.

So now that we have our furniture in place, it’s time for bedding!  And lucky for you, this time I have JUST the bedding set for this room!

Pine Creek Custom Bedding Pink and Green

Pine Creek Custom 3 Piece Bedding Set (was $399, now on sale for $299!) at Sugarfoot’s Baby Boutique

Sweet green stripes, pink on pink polka dots, and pretty pretty flowers — this is definitely my kind of bedding.  Plus, it’s a one-of-a-kind and it’s on sale.  Be still, my heart!  This gorgeous set brings in all of the pretty colors we’re playing with in the furniture; yes, it’s tempting to toss in a little brown with all of these soft colors, but that temptation will only lead to heartbreak when the brown in the bedding takes away from the brown on the walls, and we want each piece of this nursery to be beautiful separate and together, so we’ll stick with pastels and no browns.

Let’s add in a few accessories…

Like this lamp from My Baby Sam (available here) in sweet pink and green polka dots…

This set of 5 garden gates from Glenna Jean for wall art above the crib (available at Sugarfoot’s Baby Boutique)…

And last but not least (one of my favorite nursery trends ever)…

Beautiful wooden letters that hang from pretty pink ribbons (from New Arrivals, Inc, and available at Sugarfoot’s).  I would put these above the dresser staggered the way it’s pictured — the pink and cream would stand out so well on those chocolate walls!

And there’s our nursery, but before we go, I have one last surprise for you.  We have the crib I used, the bedding I used, and two pieces in the colors that I used for this nursery in the store.  So as a thank you for always using your imagination to put together these nurseries, here is a picture of what this nursery would look like… (Now, please forgive the lighting — it’s pretty bad because of the flourescents in the store!)…

So what do you think?!  Do you love it?  I certainly do!  If you want to re-create this nursery for yourself, just stop by the store and we’ll get to work!

Did you use pink and green in your nursery?  Are you a fan of mismatched nursery furniture?  Share!

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