Thursday, June 6

NEW!: Crib Bedding by Caden Lane

Girly Tiny Bouquet Crib Bedding

Welcome newborn into the world in style and luxury with crib bedding fit for your little prince or princess.  We at AnnaBean are over the moon with the latest crib bedding designs from premiere nursery designer, Caden Lane

Today, we want to show off some of the brand new crib bedding sets that we've just added to our collection. 

Bright Baby Green Crib Bedding & Preppy Pink Panel Skirt Crib Bedding
Our Caden Lane nursery bedding sets include 1 crib skirt and 1 fitted crib sheet, and feature plenty of coordinating accessories from bumper to blanket, curtain panels, decorative pillows and more! 

Caden Lane combines bold colors and playful prints to achieve a uniquely modern flair. Caden Lane is a favorite among celebrities including Ashlee Simpson, Brooke Burke, and Tori Spelling, who have all have outfitted their newborns' nursery in signature Caden Lane sets. 

1. Plum Crazy Flat Skirt Crib Bedding

2. Pink Paradise Flat Skirt Crib Bedding

3. Preppy Navy Boy Crib Bedding

4. Bright Baby Gray Crib Bedding 

Wednesday, June 5

Rainbow Birthday Cupcake Recipe

Birthday cupcakes are pretty amazing. And to make them even more amazing, Parenting Magazine compiled a wonderful array of birthday cupcake recipes that are sure to delight kids and adults alike!

We recently found (and fell in love with) the adorably charming Somewhere Over the Rainbow Cupcakes courtesy of Christy Denney at The Girl Who Ate Everything Blog. See below for recipe and birthday plate suggestions from us!

What You'll Need:

(makes 12 cupcakes)

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • liquid food colors of your choice
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • salt
  • 5 tblsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • sprinkles, if desired

Ready, Set, Go!

1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. Mix flour and baking powder and set aside. In medium bowl, beat ½ cup butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp coconut extract. Alternately add flour mixture at low speed, ½ at a time, and coconut milk, ½ at a time, beating just until blended.

3. Measure about ¾ cup batter into each of 5 small bowls. Stir in drops of your choice of different food coloring.

Personalized Boy Birthday Plate
4. Spoon scant tbsp of yellow batter into each cup; smooth to edge of baking cup with back of spoon. Repeat with green, red, blue and purple batters (fill cups to ¾ full).

5. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack.

6. In large bowl, beat 1 ½ cups butter, powdered sugar and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 tbps of the milk, ½ tsp vanilla and ¼ tsp coconut extract. Add remaining milk, 1 tsp at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Beat until fluffy.

Personalized Girl Cupcake Plate
7. Pipe or frost about ¼ cup frosting onto each cupcake. Sprinkle with multicolored sprinkles.

8. Serve cupcakes on a special plate made just for him or her with AnnaBean's personalized birthday plates!

If you need to shorten your prep time, subsitute 1 box of white cake mix for the cupcake mix and 1 container of vanilla frosting mixed with 1/4 tsp coconut extract. Bake as directed on box.

Monday, June 3

NEW!: Baby Bibs

Shabby Chic by Caden Lane

Baby will be eating in style all the time when she's wearing a custom patterned bib from designer Caden Lane! Bibs are a necessary accessory to infant's mealtime and can make for a practical and unique baby shower gift, first birthday gift, or stocking stuffer! 

Our newest additions from Caden Lane feature unique, colorful prints with Velcro closures that adjust to baby's neck and makes it easy to take bib on and off. The comfortable cotton fabric is a soft fabric for infant and allows for easy cleaning.

1. Bollywood Bib

2. Mr. Prep Bib

3. Luxe Blue Coated Bibs

4. Modern Pink Vintage Coated Bibs

Thursday, May 30

Storage Ideas for Kids Room

Let's face it. We all hang on to things that we probably definitely don't need, whether it's a few old sweaters, your favorite magazines, or often times tupperware. Children's rooms are often prone to get cluttered over the years with toys, school awards and trophies, and first scribbles & drawings. 

We at AnnaBean have always had an appreciation for products that pack that extra storage potential.   Simple and decor-friendly, these storage ideas make organization A LOT easier by creating new spaces for your toddler's everyday things.  De-cluttering, here we go!

Small items like bookholders and storage step ups are an adorable decorative accent that adds to the  style of your child's room while also providing a sizable space for books, magazines, toys, and more. Barrette holders and memory boards are also great because they don't take up any floor space!

Wednesday, May 29

Summer Tutu Sets

2 Piece Beach Mermaid Tutu Set

2 Piece Garden Rose Tutu Set

Celebrate summer in prima ballerina style with our lovely summer tutus.

Whether you want to add extra flair to her beach style or you're looking to coordinate your girls for a picture perfect moment, these glammed up tutu sets by Pansy Pie are simply delightful.

Our Pansy Pie tutus feature high-end handcrafted styles for baby and toddler. From long tutu style gowns to Fourth of July tutus, AnnaBean carries a wide variety of holiday themed sets and more.  

The 2 piece Beach Mermaid Tutu Set is a summer-ready tutu perfect for family photos on the beach!  The beautiful ocean blue tutu can be paired with Pansy Pie's custom designed little mermaid onesie or tee. 
The 2 Piece Rosette Tutu Set is a sweet light pink design with signature tied tassels in white and a full and poofy design featuring rosettes on the front. The custom designed rosette tee features a light pink bow on each shoulder. This set is also a fun idea for weddings or other summer time formal events.
Long Tutu Dress & 2 Piece Rosette Tutu Set