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Monday, October 26, 2009

Blog Giveaway - Baby Burp Cloth

At Bella and Gracie's we are so excited about our new family member Elise and would like to share the joy by hosting a giveaway.   We are so blessed to have a new baby girl and thought a great way to celebrate would be to give other lucky mothers a chance to win one of our special burp cloths.  It only requires to steps:
First: visit and view the burp cloths on our site.
Second: Leave a comment letting us know which one you prefer.
The winner will be announced on 11/9 to give everyone the opportuntiy to enter the contest.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bella and Gracie's Baby Shower Gifts

The Bella and Gracie's family is getting bigger, quick!!  With our niece just turning one, another one due any day, and one due next July we are bursting at the seams with babies!!!  That put some pressure to come up with something special for our new moms and little ones.
  Bella and Gracie's already carries a unique product called "Dreamies" which is a plush stuffed animal with an enclosed sachet.  Each sachet is filled with the relaxing scents of lavender, lilac and chamomille.  Sending each little one into sweet dreams.

We are proud to announce our newest addition of baby burp cloths.  Each burp cloth is specially designed so that it fits perfectly on a mom's shoulder.  The middle of the cloth is narrow, and each end is wider to absorb any spills.  These cloths are made out of a combination of flannel, chenille and minky providing an extra soft surface for babies.  Burp cloths can be purchased in baby girl colors or neutral colors for those who want to be surprised.

To purchase any of these products please visit the store at

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bella and Gracie's Fall line of Girls Dresses

With the weather slowly changing here in Arizona I am starting to get in the "Fall" frame of mind.  Although it is still getting up to a 100 degrees on some days the desire to put together some fall inspired outfits is eating at me.  You can only wear tank tops and shorts for so long!!
Along with the vintage look I wanted to add some colors that pop and work well with layers.  That was the inspiration for the red polka-dot dress with black flowered trim.
Although it is still warm enough to wear short sleeves here, this dress would look adorable with a white or black long sleeve shirt underneath.  It can also be worn with the bow tied on the side, front or in th back.  Pair it with some black tights and boots and you have one adorable outfit!!!
Visit my shop at to find more girls dresses and skirts.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bella and Gracie's Hits the Green

After a request from a customer for some baby golf items Bella and Gracie's decided it was about time to hit the green.  The result is some adorable dresses and bloomers that are perfect for a warm day of golf.  From "Daddy's Little Caddy" to "Tea Time" and "Golf Princess" you are bound to find something for the avid golfer and their princess.  As always, any of these items can be customized if necessary.

To view Bella and Gracie's products visit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bella and Gracie's Ruffle Jersey Pant Set

Bella and Gracie's has found a new love.  This adorable jersey fabric is perfect for the fall.  Not only is it hip and trendy but it gives little girls the freedom to move around and be the princess that they are.  Pants have an elastic waist and lucious ruffles on the bottom.  The shirt is a peasant style, that is shirred at the top and has ruffles on the bottom of the shirt and the sleeves.  This outfit is available in sizes 2-6, and comes with a matching headband.

For a limited time Bella and Gracie's is offering a discount to readers of the blog.  To order this outfit visit  Before ordering send Bella and Gracie's a convo to get your $5 discount, and a private listing will be set up for you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Halloween Tutu

Being a princess for Halloween has a new look.  Bella and Gracie's has designed the perfect tutu for the all time favorite past time of trick or treating.  With layers and layers of fluffy orange and black tulle this tutu is bound to get the little princess tons of treats!!  Tutu has a orange and black bow in the front and comes with a matching hair clip or head band.  To order visit

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Resources for Business
When I started my website two years ago I thought it would bring me tons of business, after all I can reach people all over the world and at any time of the day. Little did I know the amount of networking and research I needed to do to get my site to even show up on a google or yahoo search.
After traveling to marketplaces and holiday events for the past year I have decided it is time to do something about my website so it will actually serve its purpose.
I have joined several groups and networks and read tons of articles. I am in no way an expert on SEO or blogging and still have much more research to do. I did want to share the websites and groups that have been beneficial to me in providing useful information. Hopefully you will find these useful as well if you are trying to update your website and improve your rankings in search engines. If you have any to share, please post them in the comment box.
Groups I belong to:
Merchant Circle- here I have my own business page. You can network with other businesses and also gather great information about websites.
Biznik- This has probably been my greatest source of information. I read Zeke Camusio’s blogs daily. He shares so much information you almost feel guilty not paying him for it. This is also a great networking site.
Linked In- I just joined this and am still in the process of reaping all the benefits. There are literally tons of groups to join and network with. I think this will be very beneficial in the social networking department.
Website I found useful: I have found many good articles on keywords, meta-tags, etc. on this site.
I also belong to Facebook, My Space, and Twitter. I have not explored the networking options for these sites yet as I am trying to get my website updated. With these four resources you are bound to find days worth of information to get you started and on the right track.
Karen Stinchfield

Monday, February 23, 2009

Natural Alternative to Baby Powder

When my children were babies I did not think twice about buying that bottle of Johnson and Johnson baby powder. Now tests show that some baby products can actually be harmful to children. The products of concern containphthalates, which are linked to reproductive problems. Although the use of this chemical is not restricted by the Federal Government, California and other countries have put restrictions on it.
Now I know it's hard to quit using a product every time an alert comes out that it may be harmful. Although, if there is an easy alternative, why not? Baby powder is actually quite easy to make and you probably have the products in your kitchen right now. After all, a natural alternative is much better than using a product that might expose your child to dangerous chemicals.
To make your own baby powder you will need:
2 cups cornstarch
1/2 cup arrowroot (if you don't have this you can find it at Sprouts)
Just mix it up and store it in a jar. You can also add some lavender buds, chamomile or jojoba oil. Lavender and chamomile have a calming effect while jojoba oil softens the skin.
Many companies provide a natural alternative to baby products, just a little peace of mind that you are doing all you can to make sure your precious one is safe.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Spring Fashion

As the weather starts to warm up many of us will be cleaning out the closets and replacing the long sleeves with short sleeves and packing away the sweat pants. Unfortunately, with our children we know that also means a possible new wardrobe for the spring because they have most likely grown out of last years.
Bella and Gracie’s has a new line of dresses called “Pillowcase Dresses”. Yes, some of them are actually made out of pillowcases, but others are made from adorable spring fabric. What makes them so great is they can be layered with a long sleeve top and leggings for those cold days, and with a tank top for warmer afternoons.
Pillowcase dresses are good for year round weather and as your little one grows they can be worn as tops with jeans. Bella and Gracie’s can customize any dress, if you’re looking for matching ones for your daughters or as a gift, or would just like a certain style.
Please check the website as new ones are added frequently.