Archive for June, 2010

And the winner is…

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

We’ve had so much fun over the past few weeks developing and holding our first design contest and have been blown away by the enthusiasm and creativity we’ve seen from our customers and fans! But now, it’s time to announce the winner of our “Design Your ‘Dream’ Baby Bedding Contest”!

The winning custom crib bedding designer is Katherine Gibson for her design, “The Gibson Collection”!

This baby bedding collection was one of my favorites and apparently one of yours as well!  Over 1000 people voted and Katherine’s collection received 42% of the total votes cast, blowing away the competition!

Katherine will have her choice of receiving one of the following: her custom crib bedding collection or up to $500 put toward anything she’s purchased from Carousel Designs during the contest period (just in case she couldn’t wait until the end of the contest!).

Congratulations, Katherine!

Do you love “The Gibson Collection” as much as we did? Buy it! Katherine’s collection is available for purchase as is, or simply click “customize this design” below the collection details page to create the perfect crib bedding for you and your baby!

It’s baby couture!

And because of the incredible response we’ve received from our first ever design contest, don’t be surprised if we do this again! “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay abreast of all future happenings at Carousel Designs!! Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

My Favorite Funny Pregnancy Myths

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Getting pregnant for the first time can be exciting and scary at the same time.  And it doesn’t help when well-meaning friends and family members decide it’s their responsibility to share the “wisdom” they’ve collected throughout the years.

While some of that “wisdom” can be useful, I found some of it intrusive and even a few tidbits downright bizarre.

But my favorite pieces of advice were always silly old wives’ tales that for some reason keep popping up in online pregnancy forums and are still shared among friends.  So I thought I’d put together a few of my favorites.  But let me be clear, NONE OF THESE ARE TRUE!

So put your feet up, relax, and have a little giggle.  And if you’ve heard any particularly funny pregnancy myths…please share!!

Funny Pregnancy Myths

  • Drink lots of water when you’re pregnant or your baby will come out dirty (hee hee).
  • If a baby cries a lot or is often sick, it means he/she doesn’t like his/her name and you should change it.
  • If your baby cries a lot, he/she will grow up to be smart (this may have been created just to make us feel better).
  • If you have heartburn during pregnancy, your baby will be born with a full head of hair.
  • If you resist any food cravings, your baby will look like the food you resisted (nice).
  • If you stay mad at someone while pregnant, your baby will resemble that person.
  • You’re more likely to go into labor if the weather is stormy or the moon is full.
  • You will lose a tooth for every baby (yuck…glad this didn’t hold true for me!).
  • You will gain one shoe size for each baby (this was actually partly true for me…I went up a half size total – I had 2 babies).
  • If you mix your urine with Drano and it turns bluish brown, you’re having a boy.  If it turns greenish brown, you’re having a girl.
  • If your husband puts on weight during your pregnancy, then you will be having a girl. If he doesn’t put on a pound, then you’re carrying a boy.
  • If people tell you that because your face is round and rosy you are having a girl.
  • If you get acne during your pregnancy, you’re having a girl.

Well, all I have to say is that I’m really glad I caved into my pregnancy cravings.  Who wants to give birth to a Chic-Fil-A waffle fry!?