Sunday, March 22, 2015

Batter Up! + Baseball Round Up

Springtime is here! And we all know what that means - Baseball! America's favorite past time is about to take over every park across this country.  Teeball, Softball, Little League - everyone is getting ready to play ball! We've compiled some of our favorite baseball DIY crafts, outfits and party tips to help you get ready for the big leagues! 

1. All About That Base Tee by Psychobabyonline
2. Little League Baseball Cupcakes by Worth Pinning 

3. Baseball Wreath by My Repurposed Life 
4. DIY Baseball Lamp by Saw It, Made It 
5. Baseball Decorated Donuts by Craftibilities 
6. Retro Baseball Party Decorations and Snacks by Second City Soiree
7. Baseball Jersey Pillow Keepsakes by Sweet Bee Buzzings 
8. Baseball Night Stand by Love of Family & Home 
9. Hand print Baseball Souvenir Keepsake by Dukes & Duchesses 
10. DIY Scoreboard for a Baseball Themed Birthday Party by Love of Family & Home 
11. Baseball Belly Gift Set by Psychobabyonline 

Can't get enough of these baller crafts and snacks before the season starts?  Check out our Play Ball Pinterest Board - featuring all of our favorite sportsball (baseball, basketball, soccer, etc.) outfits, crafts and general appreciation! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Give Peeps a Chance

Move over jellybeans! Bring on the Easter fun with Peeps! These fluffy, sugary pillows have more uses than I imagined. Easter baskets are just the beginning. As it turns out, there are countless ways to bring on the Peep fun. It was tough to narrow it down, but a Peep martini had to make the list! Below are 11 creative ways to use Peeps in art, games, food and even fashion!

1. Don't Eat the Peep Easter Game by Thirty Handmade Days
2. Psychobaby's Personalized Name Game One-piece: Marshmallow Bunny
3. Easter Peeps Jelly Bean Necklace and Bracelet by Lisa Loves Holidays 
4. Peep Martini - yes it involves Marshmallow Vodka - by She Knows
5. Peep infused Vodka by Baking Bites
6. Peeps Bunny Patch Cake by Cookin With Peeps
7. Easter Peep S'mores by Eclectic Recipes
8. Easter Bunny Dirt Cake by Food Family & Finds 
9. Easter Bunny Peep Cupcakes by Mommy Savers 
10. Easter Tulip Display Arrangement by Craft-O-Maniac
11. The tropical Peepa-Colada by Peep

Who knew that our favorite marshmallowy bunny wears so many Easter hats! As I began to research for "Peep Crafts"for my kids, I got completely sidetracked by the discovery of the Peep art phenomenon. Who knew! I was instantly addicted and spent an hour or so "down the rabbit hole", as it were. I present you with some of my coolest finds from the tiny, cute Peep community: music, art and fashion.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

20 Springtime Baby Names

Springtime baby names are great year round - but now that the snow has finally melted and we're starting to shed our winter coats, we were especially psyched to round-up our fave springy names! Here our top 20 spring-inspired baby names for boys and girls.

Springtime Baby Names for Girls 

Avril - French for "April"
May - like the month
Daisy - like the flower
Phoebe - Greek, "bright, pure"
Laverna - French, "born in the Spring"
Violet - like the flower
Bee/Bea - shortened form of Beatrix, Beatrice, Latin, "traveller"
Asha - Swahili, "life"
Chryssa - feminine form of Chrysanthos, Greek, "golden flower"
Liliana - Portuguese, "Lily"

Springtime Baby Boy Names

Phoenix - from the myth of the bird who is consumed by fire and rises from the ashes - just like Spring is full of rebirth and new growth.
Wells - English "lives by the spring"
Denver - English, "green valley"
Aviv - Hebrew, "Spring"
Sun - Korean, "good" 

For Boys OR Girls:

Robin - diminutive of Robert, also like the bird
Rain, Raine
Soleil - French, "sun"
Kelby - Gaelic, "place by the spring"

Does your Psychobaby have a great springtime baby name? Share with us in the comments!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

9 Bad Boy Biker Baby Names

Biker baby names for bad boys run the gamut from classics like like to a little crazy.. Spike or Butch, anyone? If you're hoping you get a future Hell's Angel, try one of these biker baby names on for size!

1. Wyatt

MEANING: This cool tough guy name comes from an Old English name that frankly, we are really glad is not in favor anymore: Wigheard. Yup. Wig meant "battle" and heard meant "brave" - so being a Wyatt basically means you are a warrior... ROAD warrior, that is!

Famous Bad-Boy Wyatts:

  • Wyatt Earp
  • Wyatt (Peter Fonda's character in Easy Rider)

2. Billy

MEANING: Billy is short for William/an old German name Willahelm - "wil" literally means will, and "helm" means helmet or protection, so here we have another warrior style name for bad babies!

Famous Bad-Boy Billys:

  • Billy the Kid
  • Billy (Dennis Hopper's character in Easy Rider)
Wyatt and Billy in Easy Rider

3. Steve

MEANING: A shortened form of Steven/Stephen, which comes from a Greek name which means "crown." Well, name your little guy Steve and he just might end up being King of the Road!

Famous Bad-Boy Steves:

  • Steve McQueen (actor)
  • Steve-O (Jackass star)
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin (pro wrestler)
  • Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak (bad-boy founders of Apple!)
Steve McQueen

4. Rebel

MEANING: One who resists an established authority. Watch out with this name, as a parent YOU are the established authority!

Famous Bad-Girl Rebels:

  • Rebel Wilson (actress)

5. Rider/Ryder

MEANING: Knight, or mounted warrior. This is LITERALLY a great biker name.

Famous Bad-Boy Riders:

  • Ryder Strong
  • Ryder (Kate Hudson's son)

6. Jax

MEANING: Just a cool way to shorten Jackson, which means son of Jack. Keep it simple.

Famous Bad-Boy Jaxes:

  • Jackson "Jax" Teller (Sons of Anarchy)

7. Ace

MEANING: An English word, Ace means 'highest rank,' you know, like in cards! We think a baby named Ace will surely grow up to be the leader of the pack.

Famous Bad-Boy Aces:

  • Ace Frehley (Kiss)

8. Paul

MEANING: Comes from the Roman name "Paulus," which means small/humble. We can't think of any small Pauls right now, but some of the coolest dudes ever share this classic name - so there you go!

Famous Bad-Boy Pauls:

  • Paulie Teutul Sr. (Orange County Choppers)
  • Paulie Teutul Jr. (Orange County Choppers)
  • Paul Newman
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul Revere
  • Paul Stanley (Kiss)

Paul Teutul Sr. of OCC


MEANING: Axel is a Medieval Danish form of the name Absalom, which is originally Hebrew and means "my father is peace." Also, you can't ride a motorcycle without an axle, so there you have it! (Got a biker babe? The feminine form Axelle is super cool!)

Famous Bad-Boy Axels:

  • Axl Rose (Guns & Roses)
  • Axl Jack (Fergie & Josh Duhamel's son)
Can't get enough of that hog-wild, chopper-riffic revved up swag? Check out more biker style for biker boys, biker babes and biker babies on our Pinterest board!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

13 Things You Won't Believe Scare Your Kid

Happy Friday the 13th! While us "adults" are scared to death of horror movies, serial killers, and the IRS... here are 13 things you never thought your kid would absolutely freak out about. We feel a little bad for a few of these babies... but not bad enough not to laugh at their terror!


Imagine a giant you can't see turning off the lights for no apparent reason and then turning them back on, while the trees outside are magically replaced with a dark wall, and you're flying through space like a tiny carseat-bound astronaut. Pretty freaky.


What is that flat me-shape following me around? Where'd it come from? WHAT'S HAPPENING?!


We really have no comment because they're actually insanely scary. Props to the kid in this photo for keeping his eyes open!


Well... plush toys are generally not super scare-inducing, but when they're waddling at you at speeds stuffed animals don't normally travel at... sorta scary.

10. ...FARTS



Terror of the tuba, fear of the flute, scared of the snare. Marching bands = nightmares for this kiddo.


Really? This guy works hard to show up at your house with a sack-ton of gifts just for you, and THIS is your reaction?


When what is normally a fun surprise takes a different turn...


We're mostly just annoyed by pennies at this point. This kid is literally scared of change. 


Again, this rabbit works hard to show up at your house with a basket full of sugar, just for you, and THIS is your reaction? C'mon now!


Back it up, Mr. Ed. Too close for comfort.


Don't even want to imagine what happens if a duck quacks...


And she's definitely not freakin' because of the calories or lack of nutritional value...


And after all, what's more terrifying than one's own self? 

Enjoy your Friday the 13th, and if you need a handy-dandy way to stop your P'Baby from being afraid of the dark/monsters (totally legitimate fears), try this awesome DIY recipe for Monster Repellant!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Best Bunnies: Our Top 10 Rabbits

Easter is soon, and that means a visit from everyone's favorite candy-schleppin' rabbit. The Easter Bunny is awesome, don't get us wrong, but there are a few other rabbits we think deserve a little recognition. Here are, in no particular order,


1. The Velveteen Rabbit.
Probably the most classic rabbit. To know him is to love him, and we do. 

2. Harvey
Sure, he was a 6 foot tall invisible bunny, but this is likely the most iconic rabbit in all of live action cinema. 

3. Miffy
This cute Dutch bunny's original name is "Nijntje" - a shortened form of the Dutch konijntje, which means "little rabbit". And she's a DJ!
4. The Runaway Bunny
Shoutout to the bunny love between this baby bun and his mama!
5. Ralphie (in bunny costume)
Total runner up for iconic rabbit-in-film, this memorable outfit from A Christmas Story is both sad, embarassing, and totally awesome at the same time. Second runner up goes to creepy bunny from Donnie Darko.

6. Thumper
Best bunny sidekick! The kind of bunny we would want as a pet, if we could keep talking bunnies as pets. 
7. My Melody
For those times when you're in a Hello Kitty kind of mood, My Melody is there for you!

8. Peter Rabbit
Eternally grateful to the talented Beatrix Potter for giving us the gift of Peter Rabbit and all his awesome garden-dwelling creature friends.
 9. Rabbit
What would Pooh do without this guy? What would we do without Pooh? Luckily, we'll never have to find out.

10. Meet Bunny Pigi. You can find him in all his poofy, puffy, fluffy wonder on Instagram @bunnypigi. Seriously can't get enough of this little Angora dude. Check out his feed, you'll thank us. Unless you hate cute things, in which case, what are you doing looking at a top ten list of bunnies?!

Now that you're in the bunny spirit, check out our new Personalized Easter Marshmallow Bunny Bib and all our other cute personalized Easter gifts here!