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practical pregnancy style (winter inspiration): December 18 2014, 0 Comments

Is your baby bump hiding under winter layers? We say that there's absolutely nothing wrong with cozy and comfortable but we also know that wintertime can require a little extra inspiration and effort to look and feel like your best baby growing self. We've rounded up some pretty and practical pregnancy style helps for you to feel extra good in your miraculous skin:

jersey dress + long wrap sweater + booties

 

leather leggings + fitted sweater + tennies

 

 

toothpick jean + easy/floaty tee + fatigue jacket

 

See more of our baby bump inspiration board on Pinterest right here.

 

 

 




Puj Tub + miracles. December 17 2014, 0 Comments

 

This sweetest girl happily came out of open heart surgery successfully and got nice and clean in her Puj Tub as soon as she was home from the hospital. Her amazing mama said "it was perfect in supporting her enough without getting her incision wet. She was comfortable and relaxed..." And my heart is about to burst seeing Puj in homes and a part of the loveliest of lives and miraculous stories. We are so, so happy for your family Jenaya!




gift well. December 17 2014, 0 Comments

 

It's so fun to have a reason to give, and we love the art of giving well. Thinking of the perfect, simple hostess or teacher gift? A bulb wrapped in paper is bright and thoughtful and so simply pretty! See our other gifting ideas right here.

 




beauty recipes by Puj December 16 2014, 0 Comments

 

The world of DIY beauty recipes can be overwhelming, so we've selected our very favorites to share with you. You'll receive 4 beautifully illustrated recipe cards. Simply download, print, cut and enjoy, free to our Puj family! 

  • *feel spoiled without leaving your home
  • *all natural ingredients help you relax & restore
  • *modern illustrations with simple step-by-step instructions
  • *includes recipes for: cocoa + oatmeal face mask, brown sugar lip scrub, avocado + lemon cuticle oil AND grapefruit + coconut hair mask
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    Hint: these also make wonderful (free) additions to holiday presents! [See our complete gift guide here.]



    to love people. December 15 2014, 0 Comments

    We really love good art and from all our experience in living and creating and experiencing so far, loving people well takes the most talent and effort and practice than any other creative skill we know. Truly artistic!




    NEW beauty bundles. December 12 2014, 0 Comments

     

    A healthy beauty routine is a perfect pick me up! (A touch of pink on the cheeks and lips and no one will ever know I was up way too late online Christmas shopping;) This collection is the secret behind my dewy skin & a pampering routine that really helps me take care of myself. Find this perfect bundle and each of my favorites NOW right here in the Puj shop.

     




    taking care of YOURSELF! December 11 2014, 0 Comments

     

    Parenting is a big job and you're doing it with your WHOLE heart, we're sure! We really love motherhood and feel strongly that the best moms take care of themselves, too! After all, good parenting requires energy and patience and love and creativity and endurance and our strong hearts and minds and bodies need looking after for this to be possible.

     

    From one mom to another, how do you take care? My favorite remedies:

    1. a morning workout (studio or living room floor)

    2. a quiet drive with the windows down

    3. clean sheets day

    4. a healthy beauty routine

    5. a soul-touching conversation

    6. giving and receiving a genuine hug

    7. laughing

    8. a market-fresh meal

    9. a good book or podcast

    10. a hot bath




    deck your halls: a roundup of DIY decorations December 11 2014, 0 Comments

     

    Still decking your halls? We are too and stand inspired by these favorite, stunning, make-yourself holiday decorations that beautify your home.

    1. Christmas tree wall hanging : Almost Makes Perfect

    2. Popsicle stick snowflakes : Making Home Base

     

    3. Modern Paper Tree Garland : Julep

     

    4. DIY Wooden Christmas Tree : My Attic

     




    perfect slice of heaven. December 09 2014, 0 Comments

    "Change of scenery for bath time today." -Jacquie (mom of Sally)

     

    This gorgeous perspective looks like the most magical, perfect slice of heaven. Thank you for sharing, Jacquie. [Sally is taking a sink bath in our Puj Tub.]




    by giving. December 09 2014, 0 Comments

     

    This is a beautiful idea, don't you think? And the more we really try to live this, the more I realize that the trick isn't in the giving (giving to ourselves, loving, enjoying and teaching our children bigger, looking for chances to help, always being a little better and more generous), but in enjoying that giving- really soaking it up; letting ourselves feel the joy that comes from offering peace and hope to someone else. This season, I want to be rich in loving the giving.




    Make your own Swedish gingerbread cottage. December 09 2014, 0 Comments

     

     

    We're in love with this original and simple gingerbread cottage template, recipe and assembly. To know how to create your very own charming cottage (powdered sugar dust and piped icicles included), see Martha Stewart's how-to here.




    PLUSH Holiday Catalog December 08 2014, 0 Comments

     

    Looking for great gift ideas, with all the research already done for you? The PLUSH Holiday catalog is here with only the best for babies, kids & parents. (Sneek a peek at the "newest and hottest" on page 15!) 




    just for moms: December 03 2014, 0 Comments

     

    Being a mom is a big job, so this round-up is just for you, Moms! Our favorite luxuries:

    1. citrus + vanilla sugar scrub

    2. friendship art card

    3. neon border wool scarf

    4. citrus, ginger, vanilla dry shampoo

    5. warm orange glass water bottle

    6. julien backpack




    Momma Loves: the Puj Tub December 02 2014, 0 Comments

     

    When it comes to finding the very best for baby, we trust our momma friends first and new mom of 4, Jessica Shyba, is one of them. She's careful and honest and gracious and we love what she says about the Puj Tub (but love seeing new baby
    Evangeline
    Evangeline
    Evangeline loving it even more):

     

    "The Puj Baby sink tub is so awesome and easy, and since baths are a vital part of our nighttime routine, the process has to be as seamless as possible." -Jessica, Mommas Gone City . See more of her Momma Loves: New Baby Edition here. (Thanks, Jessica!)



    black and white gift guide. November 26 2014, 0 Comments

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    When it comes to gifting for the littles, the fun is in the details! We are here to help make holiday shopping for your kids black and white: fun, unique, tried and true! Look no further: click the links above to find our favorites!



    Black Friday GIVEAWAY! November 24 2014, 45 Comments

    We thought you could use a little boost! We are so excited to share this giveaway- 12 $25 gift cards to shop at our/your very favorite shops for your very awesome gifting! Enter right here through Friday. And see a roundup of Black Friday deals for everyone, including 50% off the best Puj gear at our crazy amazing warehouse sale.




    PUJ WAREHOUSE SALE! November 21 2014, 0 Comments

     

    It's our BIGGEST SALE EVER and it's going until it's gone! Get the best baby bath gear at half the price today through Sunday! Shop here.




    French food rules. November 20 2014, 0 Comments

     

    Do you struggle with picky eaters? These 10 tips from the popular book French Kids Eat Everything have really influenced and encouraged us recently! (#7 was a standout for us: No Snacking!) Whether it's French or common sense, eating well, creating healthy habits and raising happy, respectful, cultured kids is important to us!

    We would love to hear what you think. Do you follow these "rules" in your home? Do your kids "eat everything?" What has worked well for you?




    photo garland. November 19 2014, 0 Comments

     

    Oh, we really love this sentimental trip down memory lane for simple first birthday celebration decor. Liz make a month by month photo garland of baby Edie for party guests to enjoy. See her easy tips here. [Say Yes]



    toddler eats. November 17 2014, 0 Comments

     

    Need a little inspiration for the perfect toddler lunches? We do and love this roundup by Kelsey Nixon- more fun to make and more fun to eat. Win/win! See her suggestions here.



    DIY walnut garland. November 14 2014, 0 Comments

     

    Fall is beautiful and we want our kids to feel that, too. Dress up your fireplace or wall with this color block walnut garland that the whole family can get in on. Perfect for a colorful Thanksgiving! [Studio DIY]



    first bath portrait. November 12 2014, 0 Comments

     

    We're melting! So grateful for this special portrait of a brand new baby and first bath by photographer Tara McMullen.
    Seen: Puj Tub.



    20 baby names heading for the top. November 12 2014, 0 Comments

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    What's in a name? It's one of our favorite questions! Do you steer towards or stay clear of the most popular baby names? The experts at Nameberry spell out the 20 baby names heading for the top, and exactly why!

     

    girls:

    1. Violet

    2. Stella

    3. Adeline

    4. Lila

    5. Juliet

    6. Beatrice

    7. Elsa

    8. Cora

    9. Aurora

    10. Ivy

     

    boys:

    1. Finn

    2. Emmett

    3. Silas

    4. Hudson

    5. Asher

    6. Sawyer

    7. August

    8. Declan

    9. Jasper

    10. Ezra




    Puj baby November 11 2014, 0 Comments

     

    "Sylvia baby had a rough night, so her Puj Tub bath & an infant massage was in order before her nap." -@christanrenee