I love a good mood board. One snapshot of a bunch of different items that capture a style and a feeling of a room, an outfit, a season, pretty much anything. They are a great resource on Pinterest, and will often give you a great snapshot of your personal taste and style when you come across one that sings for you.
A friend recently asked me about doing a post with my favorite baby Noa items, so I threw together a fancy (to me) white compilation.
Compared to the things I liked/bought for Judah and Layla, my style has come light years. Not only is my taste level much more thoughtful, but the items I am choosing to buy are actually much more meaningful since I love each one so much. I have ended up spending much less on this baby (even factoring in hand-me-downs), and yet I find a lot more joy and quality in Noa's stash than I did by buying meh things in bulk before.
Of the 15 items pictured, I own about half already. Some are DIY-able by me and so I won't need to purchase, and some are just wishes. The majority are handmade or from small businesses, which--as a small, handmade, business owner myself--imparts another dose of love and thoughtfulness into the item as well.
Our Sweet Girl Print / "hello i'm new here" Onesie / Leather Bow Set / Wooden Diaper Bag Tag / Teething Rings / Mommy & Me Bracelet Set / Baby Lounge Leggings / Wiggle Snake Grasping Toy / "Little Muffin" Onesie / Pink Moccasins / "Pretty Young Thing" Onesie / State Rattle / Earflap Hat / Bandana Bib / Crochet & Wood Teether Toy
What are your favorites? Do you have any must-haves, or drool-inducers of your own in the wide world of new baby items that I need to know about?