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March 19, 2013

Prudent Baby is Growing and WE WANT YOU!

Are you located in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas? Do you have a passion for publishing? A passion for blogging and photography? A passion for crafting? Join our Dallas office as a part-time paid intern/assistant editor and learn print and online publishing and video production from the team behind Prudent Baby. Check out the job description and if you are perfect for the position, send in your resume.We can’t wait to meet you!

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March 19, 2013

VIDEO: DIY Felt Paper Airplane Mobile

Way back in 2007 when Prudent Baby was just a glimmer in our eye (we are so close that we actually share eyes, true story) I searched the internet, and every boutique in San Diego for a modern and adorable baby mobile. There wasn’t one, not one. So it makes me very happy to share this sweet little tutorial for a felt “paper airplane” mobile. These cute little planes are fun to make and look smart hanging from a few yardsticks above the crib or even in a modern office.

Since making this video last Fall, I noticed that my favorite mobile designer, Baby Jives, also has a fabric paper airplane mobile in her gorgeous shop. Now I’m not sure if I came up with this genius idea or my subconscious stole it,  but I know for a fact that hers is cuter! So if you are way more into buying than sewing, it happens, I must share her lovely version as well.

felt paper airplane mobile

Whether you make it or buy it, your baby will be lucky to gaze up at such a simple and carefree decoration! And if you like our video (and our invisible thread joke) be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for a new video ever week!

felt paper airplane

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March 18, 2013

Color Wheel Pick of the Day: Yellow


Through fall and winter we had our hearts set on calming mint green. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a tried and true color, but with spring in the air I’m finding myself skipping down a yellow brick road.

I imagine throwing a spring fling with everyone gathered in my yellow kitchen sipping on lemonade through yellow striped straws in blue mason jars. All the baby girls would be dressed in yellow polka-dot bathing suits with canary yellow sandals – and these swim trunks for the boys.

For me, I’d head up my DIY stenciled yellow staircase to my lemon burst bedroom to pick out a nautical yellow dress or a pair of fantastic yellow heels. We’d all sit back and relax in the warm sun and devour Jaime’s single-serve lemon bars and Jacinda’s heart-shaped salad. Oh yes, this sounds like the perfect spring day.

How will you bring the color of happiness into your world this spring?

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