Now that you're pregnant it's time to build a nest for your little one. Even if they start out sleeping with mom and dad they still need a space to call their own, a space to grow into.
The hunt for quality, well-designed nursery furniture can be a little bit daunting, and surprisingly difficult. We've scoured our resources to bring you the best, because we think you deserve the best. From cribs to beds, dressers to storage we've got solutions that will fit your lifestyle, your design philosophy and your budget.
Here's a peak inside our Itty Bitty Bella nursery vignettes. Stop by the store any time to browse our full catalogs of furniture styles and finish selections. You can rest assured knowing your little nursery is full of quality pieces that will grow with your child...and maybe even leave home with them too!
Why not take advantage of all the holidays the calendar has to offer! Grab the kids and bake, make or create green-related items to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Itty Bitty Bella too. Stop by the store wearing green on Thursday, March 17 and we'll give you 15% off one item!! (Some exceptions apply, one discount per family)
If you're looking for a fun, easy and yummy treat (besides the classic "green eggs and ham), here's a favorite of the Itty Bitty Bella girls. Marshmallows and popcorn together- who can resist?!
St. Patrick's Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
12 cups Popped Popcorn
1/3 cup Butter (and a little extra to grease your hands)
10 oz. Marshmallows- large or small, it doesn't matter
4 Tbsp Lime Gelatin
Place your popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl and set aside. Make sure the mixing bowl is big enough to stir the popcorn around. You will need the room later on!
Melt the marshmallows and butter together on the stove over medium heat. If you prefer, you can melt them in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 min. Stir to completely melt the marshmallows once they are done in the microwave.
Stir the lime gelatin into the marshmallow mixture. Stir until it is mostly dissolved. (Note: the gelatin will not completely dissolve, so don't worry about granules in the mixture)
Pour the marshmallow mixture over the top of the popped popcorn and mix until evenly coated.
Grease your hands with the additional butter and shape the popcorn mixture into 3" balls.
Wrap individual popcorn balls in plastic wrap until ready to eat.
We love the idea of mixing all these different flavors and textures together into one snack- crunchy, gooey, sweet and tangy (lime!). They are great treats to pack in lunch boxes, take to neighbors or snack on after school.
We now know strollers. We have tested stroller after stroller to make sure that we were providing you with the best, the safest, the latest and the greatest.
We know you're bombarded with dozens of options when it comes time to select a stroller, so we took it upon ourselves to do the homework for you. What we found? UPPAbaby. What makes it different, you ask? The details.
Vista Mica (silver) shown with chassis, stroller seat and bassinet.
One package. One purchase. Everything you need. When you purchase the UPPAbaby Vista stroller system everything you need to start comes in one convenient package- the stroller frame (or chassis), the stroller seat w/ bumper bar, the bassinet w/ cover, and the stroller basket. Described as "part sports car, part sports utility-vehicle", UPPAbaby Vista is built for luxury and performance- for both the urban jungle and rugged country streets.
Vista is built to adapt to several different infant seats including Peg Perego, Chicco, Maxi-Cosi and Graco. A simple infant seat adapter (by UPPAbaby) suited to your particular infant seat takes your infant from vehicle to stroller without missing a beat.
Vista Cole (slate blue) with bassinet.
If you (or your baby) prefers, you can begin placing your infant in the
bassinet from birth. Because they are laying flat you don't need to
worry about the age/weight restrictions of a typical stroller seat.
Comfy, cozy and safe, your itty bitty will be content in the stroller
during any excursion.
Vista Denny (red) with stroller seat and sunshade pulled down.
From 3 months old until 50lbs your child can enjoy the stroller seat facing either you or the world. With one click the stroller seat snaps out of the frame and rotates 180 degrees. The built-in sun shade is an added plus. With one pull it extends beyond the visor to protect your child from the suns' rays. When not in use it hides out sight tucked against the visor.
The chassis is designed to hold both the stroller seat and bassinet at a higher elevation than a traditional stroller. This allows for you to be closer to your child and for your child to get a better look at the world around them.
Speaking of height, if you and your spouse happen to be different heights (which let's face it, are most couples are!) the handle bar adjusts with just one click. It's just another UPPAbaby detail that will leave you wondering how you ever lived without it!
UPPAbaby Denny (red) shown with both the Rumble Seat and Piggy Back.
Thinking of growing your family? The UPPAbaby stroller effortlessly goes from 1 child to 3 children with 2 easy attachments. Each sold separately, you can purchase each seat as you need it and keep it attached only when in use. No more worrying that your stroller will be outdated or out of style by the time baby #2 (or even #3, 4, or 5!) comes- UPPAbaby promises to be one investment you will not regret!
In case you need some more convincing, stop by Itty Bitty Bella and we'll show you just how much this stroller can do. You can take it for a test drive, look at all the 2011 colors and learn about even more of it's features- snack tray, insured travel case, cup holders, fabric swaps to update your look, locking rear wheels, locking front wheels (for jogging!)...the list goes on!!
Until you get in to see us, check out our video. We showcase some of our favorite features...but trust us when we say we couldn't show everything! UPPAbaby has so much to offer you really need to get out and see it for yourself.
During our successful grand opening we had many of you calling to come register for baby gifts. We are honored and thrilled to be a part of these exciting times in you life, so we got down to business and got our registry program up and running.
Monday was the first day to begin registering, and we had 3! Thank you Andrea, Debra, and Becca (and Jake) for coming by to get registered. We had a great time finding out all your likes and dislikes and getting you set for baby!
Registering at Itty Bitty Bella is a fun, easy process that puts you in control of your registry and allows you to choose exactly what you want- and exactly what you don't want (No smocking! No animals! No green!). You can register for anything and everything in the store- from strollers to bottles, newborn to 4T apparel, and room decor and bedding to suite any age, taste and style. All we ask is that you call to set up an appointment so that we can be
sure to staff accordingly. We want to be able to devote our full
attention to you during your registry experience!
We've put a lot of thought, detail and time into our registry so that you are able to truly benefit from our outstanding customer service, product selection and attention to detail. From planning the nursery to holding specific handmade pieces for your guests to purchase, we've got you covered!
Of course, there are perks to registering at Itty Bitty Bella. A couple of these include 15% off all hostess and attendant gifts at both Itty Bitty Bella and Bella Vita as well as 15% off all items not purchased from your registry. We don't want you bringing home baby without being fully prepared and stocked!
If you have any questions about our baby registry or if you would like to make an appointment please contact the Girls at Itty Bitty Bella. We're excited to start working with you!