Froto Source: www.blackcelebkids.com

Looky here at young Hank IV looking all cutiepatootie with this dad, NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett, and sans mom Kendra Wilkinson.   OWEEE!  That’s some fun BIG HAIR right there!!  Lets hope Mommy and Daddy keep it long for a while.  Lawd that is one handsome lil’cutiepie guy:)  Hank IV…

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Ok, so remember last Fall’s post on BBH’s nursery? While on the road this weekend I came across this ridiculous “big girl” room by Kasia of Simply P-Chee that embodied everything that nursery meant to me. EEK! it was like seeing BBH’s nursery all grown up!! We are currently limited on space to put my weight on it, but my baby’s big girl room will be on this level one fine day, OH PLEASE BELIEVE IT! I love the sophistication of this room, but its still so very young, fresh and girly. It’s perfect for a Baby Big Hair, or at least mine:) Check it:

[Images: Kasia/Simply P-Chee]

Flash back to BBH’s Nursery post:

See the similar influences?? OOWEE, Simply P-Chee! Please check out Kasia at Simply P-Chee for the 411 on her Adeline’s Big Girl room, additional pics and source list. Tell her we sent ya! The Simply P-Chee site also features inspiration, designs, parties, decor and more. Trust, this mommy does it BIG for her fam and faith!! Kasia, Simply P-Chee and that RIDONKULOUS big girl room…

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We’re slowly getting back to the swing of things and I’m not EVEN gonna lie, no fabrocious heartstyle today. Honestly, I haven’t been able to swing a fun Vday style to date:( Why? I suppose BBH is either in a protective style or I’m running around doing some crazy vday craft. With us being out of town all last week, returning home late Sunday, back to work Monday, not a lot of time to pull off much of anything. BUT I knew I wanted to do somehting different. What better way to honor the late Granny BBH, the health enthusiast she was, than these adorable vday fruit stickers, an awesome idea I found here on www.fitsugar.com. The Cuties also came with their own vday stickers, eek! The kids may not like them as much as sweets, but I’m sure the parents will appreciate it. Our stickers were recreated by the ever so talented Daddy BBH:)

Valentines of the past (or what I could get my hands on)….

Supacute Teddys

This what we did for last year. Little teddybears made of marshmallows, cinnamon hearts and an icing pen. Unfortunately I lost the inspiration tutorial. But in essence you melt white chocolate to ‘glue’ the pieces together, draw on the face, place on sticks and viola! LOVED THESE, but the melting chocolate piece? Not so much, hhhhhh. And I mean it was an alllllllll day labor of love. It was a SupaHit though with the class:)

Fun Valentines for Daddy

(Sorry about the bad pic) Made of construction paper and some vday stickers I grabbed in the $1 aisle at Michaels. This was really fun and has a permanent place hanging in our bedroom. One of my favorite projects yet with BBH. Nothing too fancy. But the hands make it supasweet:)

VDay Silly Pics

From last year. As you can see she was already in a protective style. I just added accessories. Man has her hair grown…

We heart our BBH Fam, Happy Valentines Day!!

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Now that BBH is a little older (she is still my baby though:), I’m always looking for fun ways to create memories. Plus, this is the second time we have not traveled for the holiday so we’re starting to make traditions of our own. Here are a few that went over really nice that I’d like to do again next year (ain’t nobody perfect so don’t hold me to it, LOL!). Eeeek! Here we go:

BBH Cookie Bake Par-tay!

My BBH loves to cook. The minute she sees activity in the kitchen, its non stop ‘can I help you? can I help you? Mommy, mommy I want help! Pleeeeeease can I help??!?!?’ Pretty much in that order:) So I thought it would be fun to invite her BBH BFF (say that fast 3 times…) and her lil’sis over for a fun holiday cookie bake off, jeah! AND I MEAN IT WAS COMPLETE MAYHEM!! Juuussst-sprinkles everywhere-straight shots of icing to the mouth-cookie dough eating-crazinesss!! But OWWEEEE was it FUN! Def on our list of things to do next year…

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A BBH Tree!
And its pink of course. Now this is supacheap and supacute. This was inspired by a “Felt Christmas Tree” post at www.themotherhuddle.com and I had it on my mind while in Jo-Ann’s. I came across the cutest stickers that were screaming BBH! At home I drew my line and cut a large triangle shape. I fashioned garland out of ribbon and a star from metallic pipe-cleaners (ok so I’m a pipe-cleaner hoarder, I CONFESS!). We stickered away, taped to the wall and BAM, A BBH tree! Perfect for my little princess!! What I really like about this project is I can roll it up and display it again next year if I want to. AND as she grows older, and if we have a wall bare enough for it, we can have a FOREST of trees displayed all winter long. EEEEEEEK!

Totally Awesome! What are some some traditions you share with your BBH?

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So we had a birthday this month!!!  YEY!  Our little girl is no longer a toddler.  We did it BIG last year with her Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party (retroactive post coming forthwith – I think I was on something, LOL!), but this year we scaled it down a bit and just did cupcakes at her school with a BIG twist.  I had many themes floating around in my head but ultimately came up with “Tutus and Ties.”  I remember coming across this theme when planning her party last year.  Before I knew it, I was down to the wire and it just became the logical decision.  Plus, I was DYING to make BBH a big’ol tutu halter dress for her birthday.  MMhhmmmm.  Well, we rolled up in that joint ready to kick it, cuz A Party Aint a Party ‘Till It’s Ran on Thru. WHAT?!?!  The guys and gals were given proper attire for the main event with tutus, ties and more in their goody bags!  So let’s get to it shall we?

SOURCES

  • Materials for invitations and cupcake toppers – Michaels and Jo-Anns fabrics
  • Favor bags- Michael’s
  • Small tulle skirts for favor bags – Dollar Store (from Halloween)
  • Mini tiara’s, wands and  moustaches for favor bags – Party City and Hobby Lobby
  • Popsicle sticks for moustaches – lawd knows, I awhlwayz have popsicle sticks (and a bag of ribbons), LOL!
  • Tulle and polka dot fabrics – Jo-Ann Fabrics
  • Assorted gems – Michael’s, DONT SLEEP ON $1 GEM PACKETS!!
  • Crown – Jo-Anns fabrics, $1!! and embellished with love

Invitations, Favor Bags/Crafts, Cupcake Toppers, and Birthday Hook Up by Mommy BBH
Birthday Photo Shoot  by Daddy BBH


 

…And now for the Birthday Girl….EEEEEEEEEK!

Go’Head Baby!  Be Happy:)

 **BIG UPS to Daddy BBH for a fabrocious B-DAY Photo Shoot.  I love my family :”’)**


OWEEE! Its Nate’s Big Hair for me!!! I love this lil’BIG HAIR istorytime book from FrogDogMedia LLC., written by Duke Christoffersen. BBH likes to swipe those beautiful and bright pages on the screen with her finger during hair washing time. Its a fun read about a boy with BIG HAIR who likes to hide things from his Mommy, guess where? Yup in his BIG HAIR!! Don’t sleep! Trust, there is a healthy message about teamwork and nutrition in there!

You can download this cutie patootie book from the iTunes Store here for $.99. Yes!!! Not bad to have on your iphone or ipad as an “any means necessary” diversion tactic for your BBH when you MUST try on those shoes or during slow service at a restaurant. Heck, HAVE AN ACTUAL CONVERSATION AT A RESTAURANT!! It’s also a recommended application for children with special needs. You can find a soft cover copy at your local book store for about $9.95. Makes a great cuddle up night-night story too. Just another fun identifiable way to help your BBH heart on his/her BIG HAIR. MMhmmm. If it were not so, I would have told you!! Eeeeeek! Nate’s BIG HAIR…

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Ok, so it may be somewhat obvious I’m a bit of an ol’skool Hip Hop/R&B head, Daddy BBH too (dude can spit!!). Naturally we were stoked when we heard about André 3000 of OutKast creating, executive producing and starring in “Class of 3000,” an animated television series on Cartoon Network. André 3000 is the voice of superstar and music teacher Sunny Bridges, set at Atlanta, Georgia’s Westley School of Performing Arts. Can I get a WOOT WOOT from our Atlanta BBH’s?? Jeah! Here’s a summary from www.tv.com:

“Class of 3000 is an animated series created by André Benjamin of the musical group Outkast. André plays a character named Sunny Bridges who graduated from Westley School of Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia and went on to become a huge musical star, winning 27 Grammys and a Nobel Prize. However, after finding that the lifestyle of a rich and famous music star does not sit well with him, he mysteriously walks out of the music industry at the height of his career. Now he is returning to his old hometown of Atlanta to give back to the community and the kids currently attending his old school as their new music teacher

The show debuted in 2007 but was later cancelled in 2010, allegedly due to budget and copyright infringement issues (grown folk stuff lawd). You can download the two existing season’s via iTunes.  This show is SUPACUTE and I absolutely love the diversity of the students. Now there is use of slang throughout that some “edu-ma-cated” BBH parents may not appreciate. BUT for us, it’s all good. People come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. Plus, it’s not like my writing style is all pristine, and I am “edu-ma-cated” LOL!!

Honestly, I think the show is more fitting for ages 4-8. But the music?!?! BANGIN’ for all ages!!! Oh it’s Andre 3000 all the way hon, trust. With jamz like “Throwdown”, “Banana Zoo” or “A Rich Shade of Blue”, your BBH will learn the art of some good head bobbin’. MMhhmm, put that baby on the MAP!! It’s jokes cuz I often find myself jammin’ to it in my car… ALONE, sans BBH. Yessss! It’s like that. If it were not so, I would have told you! Be careful to call it “Class of 3000” or you may get judged. Trust, you do not want your child asking to hear  “Andre 3000″ around strangers, smh…  Anywho, take a listen to a few of our favs.

 

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Remember the crickets I was hearing this year when asking about CARA B?  Well, I couldn’t take it anymore. I contacted the company and they were gracious enough to send us a sample package to review for our beloved BBH readers…GAAAAAAAAA!!!! Ok, Ok. So I am like SUPASYKED!! Let me back up. I first saw CARA B products at (where else?) Whole Foods earlier this Summer, about the same time I stumbled upon Queen Helene Royal Curl Products. In fact I took a snap shot I took at the store to remind myself to ask around about it.   Mmhhmmm. We’ve been using the skin care line for two weeks now and wanted to share our thoughts (hair care line post also coming soon-EEK!). Well, I won’t hold ya, lets get to it shall we??

GETTING TO KNOW CARA B NATURALLY (CARA B)

First and foremost, CARA B products (except for 1) are “Certified Natural skin and hair care for ethnically diverse babies and children.” By certified they mean the Natural Products Association (www.npainfo.org). Those folks set the standard. For BBH we currently alternate between Burts Bees and Yes to Carrots skin care lines, both of which have certified natural products (some). So all is good, trust. CARA B products are free of parabens, petrolatum, sulfates, and other chemicals and have no artificial colors or fragrances. A BIG plus for sensitive skin BBH’s out there.

CARA B believes “our children’s skin and hair is naturally beautiful and should be treated as such” and their slogan is “Children Are Always Beautiful, Naturally“, thus the acronym “CARA B” in CARA B Naturally (supacute!). They also have initiatives such as Giving Back, Naturally, a program dedicated to “partnering in the health and well-being of babies and children in our local communities.”  So thumbs up on the CARA B  mission at large! Can all the BBH’s say Amen?  Shout out to those purdly lil’ BIG HAIRZ on the bottle!!  Alright now, lets go…

REVIEW TIME

So, I must say getting this package was a bit like….Christmas! Like about the age of 6-8 type of eekness going on. As a closet crafter, I’d be remiss not to mention OR highlight the detail put into this cutie patootie packaging!!!!  Oh GAAAA!! Check it!

I recently put in BBH’s twists so I decided to dive into the skincare products first, and what a pleasant delight!

CARA B Shampoo/Body Wash (see ingredients list here)

  • Price: $11.00 for 8 fl. oz. bottle. This is about consistent with other natural organic skin care products. For peace of mind or if you are passionate about natural products. I say its worth it.
  • Smell: Very, very light, soft and fresh smelling. First thoughts that come to mind are baby powder and then vanilla or sugary sweet smell.
  • Consistency: Hhhmm. Like a thin hand soap? Not super light, but far from thick. Almost transparent.

Lather on this is good. I’ve learned from using other natural products that they don’t lather up foamy like other products with chemicals. But this does lather on the skin. BBH likes bubbles in her tub so I sparingly squeeze a less than half a bottle cap in and this is what I get. Nice fluffy bubbles that dissipate over time, naturally…

I also like the product in the bath water. Just makes the water feel really smooth and soothing. Again the smell is really nice and calming. What is really nice is that it does not leave film on her skin like some other products do, but her skin feels moisturized. You can simply rinse with water no scrubbing required (know what I mean?). Also, I notice those little scraps and bumps she gets from playing hard all day seem to heal up better. Oh, and I must add it is “tear free”.

CARA B BABY BAR SOAP (see ingredients list here)

*Just want to note this is the one product that is not certified by Natural Products Association, but it’s listed as “All Natural.”

  • Price: $10.00 for 3 bars
  • Smell: Same as the Shampoo/Body Wash – very, very light, soft and fresh smelling. Again, baby powder and a vanilla or sugary sweet smell.
  • Consistency: A basic bar of soap at first glance, but has a faint oily residue to it, but in a good “its loaded with moisture” kinda way. Not a super creamy soap sticking to your wash cloth or hands, but very moisturizing. I used the bar on BBH’s face in the post pic.

I really like this bar. It doesn’t lather as much as the shampoo/body wash. I mainly use it on BBH’s face to conserve it as much as possible, LOL! Here is the bar after 2 weeks use…

CARA B BODY LOTION (see ingredients list here)

  • Price: $13.00 for 8 fl. oz.
  • Smell: Again, baby powder and a vanilla or sugary sweet smell. The smell is consistent with the other skin products.
  • Consistency: Creamy and rich. You’d never have to worry about this spilling in a suit case or baby bag if you had to grab and go (trust, these things can happen).

Again, really like this. Just with any line of skincare products the lotion is the final layer and really does seal in the moisture (and that delicious smell!). We use about a dime to quarter size for her body and face after her bath. I love how soft my own hands feel after applying it. This is where we were on the Lotion (and the Shampoo/Body wash) after 2 solid weeks of use…

IN SUMMARY
BIG-ups
Lovin’ this line of skin care products for children. Totally softens and moisturizes the skin. The first thing I noticed was BBH does not look like she’s been “kickin’ flour” all day at the end of the day, LOL! Yes, no ashy legs, WHEW! And I just really like the pleasant smell of it all. Very faint but lovely. I’m sniffing my hands right now. YUMMY. Daddy BBH said it’s like a “gentle baby powder” smell. See…if it were not so, I would have told you! AND, I like that she thinks the little girl on the bottle looks like her (supadupacute!). Regarding price, it is comparable to the other all natural skin care lines we’ve used.

Cons
**Crickets**  Don’t really have any folks. It really is good stuff!

Me likey ALOT!  Stay tuned for our review on the CARA B haircare line, EEK!  ‘Till then…

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Ok so, every BBH demands a Baby Big Hair Lifestyle. Yes, this Mommy’s got crafts but I’m also a BIG fan of all things fashion and decor. So from time to time, we will feature such things that reflect the BBH Lifestyle. Fun, cute and fierce!

Today’s feature is BBH’s own nursery, which I miss something AWFUL (golly)! This room right here kicked off my quasi-obsession for nurseries and kids rooms. I call this style “Modern-Ethnic-Chic” (sounds official right? LOL!). Now I am not a pink or pastel kinda chick, so I knew I didn’t want fru fru, but I still wanted a room fit for a princess:) These pics show just the bones of the room. Somewhere on some disc or back up mechanism I have photos of the room after BBH was born with that “lived-in” look when you can just literally smell the baby-powder upon sight. But for now it is a sweet, sweet memory. Trust, it was supacute though. HHHHhhhhh.

A little information on what you see here: The “Roxanne” crib and changer and bedding were Walmart online purchases. DO NOT SLEEP ON WALLY – OK?!?!? They have amazing designer – type styles for a fraction of the cost and products that last. The fur rug was a great buy via JCPenny online (drapes also JCP). The large diaper pin can still be found at All Modern Baby; though I paid 1/2 that from somewhere else (sorry can’t remember). The rocking chair (my one splurge) was purchased at Zac and Zoe online store. The teddybear light/fan pulls and pink & cream organizers were from Lowes, and lastly the mobile was a West Elm clearance find and its in her current room today. Everything else I pulled from around the house. The wall color was “Malted Milk Ball” (told you, couldn’t do pink!) that I found at Lowes. Her nursery was a den in our small condo at the time so it was important that it flowed with the rest of the house. Plus, I have a very low tolerance for the ordinary and didn’t want the expected “nursery look”. I loved how you could keep the door open to the living room and it wasn’t apparent it was a nursery. Anywho. Hope you like and thanks for joining us for a look into the BBH Lifestyle (*queue HGTV type music*)!


[look at my baby patting that BIG HAIR…yummy girl!!]

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