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Swaddle Designs Picks From Our Favorite Mommy Bloggers!

We simply adore Swaddle Design’s cozy collection of baby essentials! Soft and eco-friendly, these stylish blankets, burp cloths, sheets and more bring playful personality to the nursery with colorful prints and patterns. And we’re not the only ones who can’t get enough of this comfy line! Excited to share their Swaddle Designs picks, check out the favorites from our amazing mommy bloggers:

Swaddle Designs and Top Mommy Bloggers from Layla Grayce Swaddle Designs Marquisette Receiving Blanket Chevron Turquoise

A fabulous graphic designer-blogger-mom-tastemaker (wow!) known for her exquisite taste, Kelley Lilien of Mrs. Lilien delights readers with her keen sense of style, inspiring DIY ideas and everyday tips. Lilien’s favorite Swaddle Designs products include the cute Marquisette chevron turquoise receiving blanket, the zzZipMe animal print sack and the luxuriously soft swaddle duo. Combining darling looks with smart functionality, these items keep both mom and baby happy!

Swaddle Designs and Kelley Lilien from Layla Grayce 1. Swaddle Designs Marquisette Receiving Blanket Chevron Turquoise 2. zzZipMe Sack Cotton Flannel Little Chickies True Blue
3. Swaddle Duo Circus Fun Blue

Justina Blakeney wows readers with her vintage-boho style, environmentally-conscious values and personal belief that design can save the world. Her funky, contemporary flair offers a fresh source of inspiration to moms and home decor lovers everywhere! Blakeney is a fan of the Swaddle Designs zzZipMe mod circle sack, SwaddleLite safari print set and Marquisette chevron blue receiving blanket. These adorable products hit the mark with both eco-friendly fabrics and eye-catching prints!

Swaddle Designs and Justina Blakeney from Layla Grayce 1. Swaddle Designs zzZipMe Sack Pastel Puff Mod Circle Blue 2. SwaddleLite Set Safari Fun, Lush and Medallion Blue
3. Marquisette Receiving Blanket Chevron True Blue

The power team behind Rookie Moms, Heather and Whitney motivate parents with helpful how-to’s, fun baby activities and more. Written for both new families and expert moms, this inspiring blog is here to help you every step of the way with your little one! Heather and Whitney’s favorite Swaddle Designs picks include the SwaddleLite blue safari set, the zzZipMe green chick print sack and the mod circle flannel crib sheet. Practical and precious, these cozy, machine washable products are the perfect high quality essentials for long lasting use.

Swaddle Designs and Heather and Whitney of Rookie Moms from Layla Grayce 1. Swaddle Designs SwaddleLite Set Safari Fun, Lush and Medallion Blue 2. zzZipMe Sack Cotton Flannel Little Chickies Pure Green 3. Flannel Crib Sheet Mod Circles White with Kiwi

Ready to take cue from our fabulous mommy bloggers? Add snug style to your baby’s bedroom with nursery must-haves from Swaddle Designs! Shop the new collection here.

Swaddle Designs + Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to our winner, Amy W.!

We’ve been on the edge of our seats all week waiting to announce the arrival of Layla Grayce’s newest addition! Created by a nurse with new parents in mind, Swaddle Designs’ blankets, sleep sacks and crib bedding offer newborns and toddlers secure and cozy comfort. (Plus, we’re giving away a few of our favorite new styles!)

Swaddle Designs Marquisette Receiving Blanket Chevron Turquoise Yellow from Layla Grayce Swaddle Designs Marquisette Receiving Blanket Chevron Yellow, Marquisette Receiving Blanket Chevron Turquoise

A fun and functional gift, Swaddle Designs’ lightweight receiving blankets pop in vibrant colors and eye-catching patterns. New moms and dads will adore the versatility of these oversized and cozy accessories, which features easy-to-follow swaddling instructions sewn on the inside. Plus, they’re the perfect companion for outings in the park, play time on the floor and a nursing cover in a pinch!

Swaddle Designs Marquisette Receiving Blanket Safari Fun Yellow from Layla Grayce Swaddle Designs Marquisette Receiving Blanket Safari Fun Yellow

Whether you’re looking for the perfect warm weather blanket, sweet crib sheets, soft burp cloths or comfy sleep sacks for colder winter months, we’ve got you covered with the latest from Swaddle Designs!

Top 15 Swaddle Designs picks 1. Swaddle Designs Marquisette Receiving Blanket Chevron Pink 2. Marquisette Receiving Blanket Safari Fun Bright Blue 3. Marquisette Receiving Blanket Stripes Pure Green 4. Flannel Crib Sheet Elephant & Chicks Blushing Rose 5. Flannel Crib Sheet Mod Circles Pastel Blue with Brown 6. Flannel Crib Sheet Little Chickies Pure Green 7. zzZipMe Sack Cotton Flannel Little Chickies Very Berry 8. zzZipMe Sack Cotton Flannel Little Chickies True Blue 9. zzZipMe Sack Cotton Flannel Little Chickies Pure Green 10. SwaddleLite Set Safari Fun, Lush and Medallion Pink 11. Swaddle Duo Circus Fun Blue 12. SwaddleLite Set Jewel Tone Pure Green 13. Ultimate Receiving Blanket Mod Circles Pastel Pink with Brown 14. Ultimate Receiving Blanket Elephant & Morning Sky Chickies 15. Ultimate Receiving Blanket Mod Circles Lime with Brown

Click here to shop the entire Swaddle Designs collection (orders over $35 ship FREE!)

Are you as in love with Swaddle Designs as we are? To celebrate these new arrivals, we’re offering a three-piece blanket, swaddle and burp cloth giveaway! Simply follow the instructions below, and you’ll be entered to win an Ultimate receiving blanket, Baby Burpies set and a Swaddle Duo set in your choice of pink, blue or green. Good luck!

Swaddle Designs Giveaway

Set One: Swaddle Designs Swaddle Duo Circus Fun Blue, Baby Burpies Set Chevron Blue, Ultimate Receiving Blanket Mod Circles Pastel Blue with Brown Set Two: Swaddle Designs Swaddle Duo Circus Fun Pink, Baby Burpies Set Chevron Pink, Ultimate Receiving Blanket Mod Circles Pastel Pink with Brown Set Three: Swaddle Designs Swaddle Duo Circus Fun Yellow, Baby Burpies Set Sparklers Sterling & Dark Gray, Ultimate Receiving Blanket Mod Circles Lime with Brown

To Enter:

1. Follow Layla Grayce on Facebook

2. Share this Swaddle Designs giveaway Facebook post

3. Click here to enter in your email info so we can contact you!

Contest closes Friday, October 11, 2013, at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, October 14, 2013. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Barefoot Dreams Plush Robes, Blankets & Clothing!

Barefoot Dreams Throw Blankets @LaylaGrayce
Barefoot Dreams

Wrap yourself and your loved ones in the luxurious and soft-as-a-cloud comfort of Barefoot Dreams throw blankets, clothing and robes.

Barefoot Dream Baby Blankets @LaylaGrayce
Clockwise from left: Barefoot Dreams Nap-to-Go Velvet Cloud, Cloud Patchwork Receiving Blanket, CozyChic Dream Receiving Blanket, Cloud Patchwork Security Blanket, Nap-to-Go Velvet Cloud

Barefoot Dreams’ blankets are hand-constructed to achieve ultimate softness, including styles especially designed to keep little ones warm and cozy. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, the Nap-to-Go Velvet Cloud blanket, CozyChic Dream receiving blanket and Cloud Patchwork receiving blankets are sure to become your baby boy or girl’s favorite cuddly companion.

Kids Robes from Barefoot Dreams @LaylaGrayce
Barefoot Dreams

Keep a kid-sized bath robe on-hand to provide warmth after a shower or summer swim. And, make sure to add the CozyChic cardigan to your toddler’s winter wardrobe for an adorable cover-up in the style of a classic-cut button down sweater. The best part? They’re washable and dryable!

Barefoot Dreams Toddler Cardigan @LaylaGrayce
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Toddler Cardigan in Blue & White, White, Espresso, Pink & Espresso

Of course, remember to indulge in a robe for yourself as well! If you ask us, slipping into a sumptuous robe is the perfect way to start and end any day. Featured on Oprah’s “Favorite Things Holiday Show,” the robes available from Barefoot Dreams will ensure your mornings and evenings are nothing but luxurious. Plus, they make a memorable gift for both men and women as well.

Barefoot Dreams Baby Blanket and Layette Set @LaylaGrayce
Barefoot Dreams

When it comes to your newborn baby, only the best will do. Barefoot Dreams’ Infant Gown and Hat Deluxe set is made with the finest milk jersey fabric. The gown’s embroidered “hello world” satin patch also pairs beautifully with the “happy girl” embroidered hat, ensuring it – along with any Barefoot Dreams style you may choose – will become a snuggly and sentimental favorite.

Barefoot Dreams Infant Gown & Hat Set @LaylaGrayce
Barefoot Dreams Infant Deluxe Gown & Hat Set

Layla Grayce is pleased to offer free shipping on all Barefoot Dreams orders over $50 (sale items excluded)! Browse our complete collection of Barefoot Dreams.

New Aden + Anais Easy Swaddle, Burpy Bibs & More!

Aden & Anais Terry Velour Burpy Bib
Aden + Anais Burpy Bibs

Aden & Anais Easy Swaddle
Aden + Anais Easy Swaddles

Aden & Anais Daydream Blanket
Aden + Anais Circle Dance Daydream Blanket

Chances are, if you ask a parent about their favorite baby products, they’ll rave about anything and everything by Aden + Anais. Thoughtfully constructed with soft and breathable muslin cotton, their colorful swaddles, Burpy Bibs and bath products have been at the top of Layla Grayce’s newborn must-have list for years. This season, we’re head-over-heels for their innovative Easy Swaddle, which offers parents a simple, four-step snap method for swaddling infants. And if you’re searching for a gift just for grown-ups, the luxurious new adult-sized Daydream Blanket showcases a stylish design and plush muslin cotton, making it perfect for relaxing with a good book or movie. For more of the latest collection, click to shop Aden + Anais!

2 Weeks Of Holiday Giveaways: Day 2

2 Weeks of Holiday Giveaways Day 2
DwellStudio Draper Amethyst Stripe Throw Blanket, Kashwere Solid Sage Throw Blanket

It’s the season for gifting, and we’re giving away a $100 Layla Grayce gift certificate each day! It’s a fun face-off where you vote for which items qualify as “a few of my favorite things.” Leave a comment below or on our facebook page to be entered to win the gift certificate. At the end of the day a winner will be selected from all comments posted here and on facebook (and no worries, you can be a winner even if your choice doesn’t finish as the top pick of the day). Every weekday through December 16th is a new giveaway, 10 in all. Happy holidays from all of us at Layla Grayce!

Congrats to Staci H, winner of our Day 2 Giveaway!

I’m Dreaming of A Barefoot Christmas…

Barefoot Dreams Security Blanket Pocket Buddie Bamboo Chic
Barefoot Dreams

Barefoot Dreams Receiving Blanket BambooChic

Cozy throws, baby blankets, plush hoodies and robes from Barefoot Dreams will delight even the finickiest person on your list. A robe for dad, a hoodie for mom, a throw for your best friend and the cutest little blanket for baby. Super soft and washable, a gift from Barefoot Dreams will be so appreciated that no one will suspect you bought it at the very last minute. Shop our full selection of Barefoot Dreams and order by today, Dec 16th for delivery by Dec 24th >


Q&A and Giveaway: Sefte


Renown for the quality of their luxurious bedding, throws and pillows, Sefte is also known for taking organic linens and eco-friendly practices to the next level, utilizing the skills and abilities of Vietnamese artisans to bring their opulent hand embroidered collections to fruition. Twin sisters Jennifer and Sarah pooled their passions along with “soul sister” Michelle to form this unique company. We welcome Jennifer today, as she gives us the inside scoop on Sefte and her partners:

Tell us how Sefte came to be
Each of us brings something unique to Sefte.

Michelle is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where she actually studied furniture design but secretly lusted after textiles. She spent many years heading up Product Development for Design Within Reach’s bedding collections as well as doing color and trend forecasting. In her spare time, she volunteers at various organizations (including MOMA SF) that help instill the value of the arts and architecture in local teenagers.

For Sarah, the seed that would eventually become Sefte was planted years ago when she served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. There, she worked closely with artisans and business people financed by micro-loan initiatives, giving her invaluable insight into the nuances of business enterprise within developing nations. Upon returning to the states, Sarah translated her experience to New York’s financial market by working within the Latin American division of a Manhattan based mutual fund company.

For me (Jennifer), the launch of Sefte marks the ultimate culmination of passions and interests. I’d been devoted to the sales and national marketing of luxury textiles for many years. Before that, my passion for the culture and languages of developing nations took me on a two-year development project in Central America to promote bilingual, environmental education for rural Costa Rican children.

Sefte began with Sarah’s love of hand-made pieces, Michelle’s obsession with textile design and my penchant for vintage European linens. It developed into a commitment to the lifestyle that is needed to create all three. A lifestyle that nurtures time to imagine and create by hand, and then allows for the moments to enjoy these creations. A lifestyle in which you take time to read, reflect and dream. Time to whisper, to listen, to relish one another. It is this slower, more elegant way of living life that is inspirational to Sefte and to each piece we create.

Simply put, we want to inspire people to make time.

How did you come to name your company Sefte?
Sefte is the old English word for ‘soft’. Softness was and continues to be our tactile and philosophical inspiration. Each of our pieces is inspired by our desire for people to want to touch these items and layer them with other Sefte pieces. We want our customers to have an overwhelming desire to wrap themselves in Sefte.

We also want people to live more softly. We want to remind them to make time. We believe people should slow down and spend more time connecting with the people they love. We want to encourage togetherness by crafting beautiful, soft, touchable textiles—meant for reading stories, spooning, dreaming, talking and cuddling.

What attracted you to Vietnam and Peru, and how do you give back to those communities?
Our artisans in Peru and Vietnam give soul to our designs. Each piece they create is a work of art, woven or embroidered by hand, by a single artisan. Because they are hand-made, each piece is one-of-a-kind and has a luxuriously heirloom quality.

Our organization of women in Vietnam practices the lost art of intricate hand embroidery which is helping bring both social and financial independence to these women. In Peru we work with an organization called Mirasol Project which translates money from Fairtrade yarn sales into the building and financing of schools for the local alpaca shepherds’ children. We feel it is important to support the traditions that provide such beautiful yarns, and believe it is essential to educate our customers for its historical continuity and cultural development.

Let’s get to know the girls a little better with a “quick-fire” round of questions:

  • Blogs I check daily: Sarah: The Sartorialist, Pink Wallpaper, Coco + Kelley
    Jennifer: Remodelista, Greige Design, Sacramentost, Pretty Little Green Things
    Michelle: Remodelista, Leatrice Eiseman color blog, RISD (have to see what my alum are up too!)
  • My first job was: Sarah: Health volunteer with The Peace Corps.
    Jennifer: Sarah’s lying. We both started our ‘careers’ lifeguarding on the beaches of northern Lake Tahoe, where we grew up. She was stronger, but I was fast. Nobody drowned during our watch.
    Michelle: Helping my grandmother in her ceramic studio/ she taught ceramics and I was in charge of helping with the electric kilns and glazes.
  • My favorite color is: Sarah: it changes; right now it’s lavender.
    Jennifer: WHITE!
    Michelle: today – soft hues of blues, either grayed blues or carribean water colors. Tranquil blues.
  • I cannot live without: Sarah: Joshua, my 7-month old on my hip and my twin sis by my side.
    Jennifer: my new cruiser bike. I’m dying to strap my new nephew, Joshua, to the back of it and cart him all over town.
    Michelle: family and friends. They are an essential part of life.
  • My favorite guilty pleasure is: Sarah: Spa treatments…I don’t’ care which one…any one will do.
    Jennifer: 70% dark chocolate
    Michelle: I’m with Jenn on this one… love my dark chocolate…
  • The best advice I ever received is: Sarah: Do one thing a day that scares you.
    Jennifer: “Dare greatly.” Courage is one of the qualities I respect and admire most in humanity. I search for it daily in everything I do.
    Michelle: follow your dreams and passion. Sometimes the easiest road is not always the right choice, believe in yourself.
  • A cause I care deeply about is: Sarah: The Nature Conservancy: Jenn and I grew up in Lake Tahoe and spent so much of our lives outside in the mountains. Sefte draws so much of its inspiration from nature. I want to protect it.
    Jennifer: volunteerism. I believe everyone should find time to give, unconditionally without any expectation of receiving something in return.
    Michelle: volunteering for programs with children.

Wrap yourself up in this giveaway:
Sefte Maya Boucle Hand-Woven Throw with 8 Prepare to get cozy! Sefte is generously offering a Maya Boucle Throw Blanket in cream to one lucky reader at a value of $440. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment here or on our Facebook page telling us about one special thing you always slow down to take time for. Contest ends Friday, November 26th at 6pm EST

Congrats to Stephanie Landis, winner of the Sefte giveaway!

Expressions of Color: Soft Pink

soft pinkThe color of baby cheeks, spring blossoms and all things girly, we adore seeing soft pink worked into interior decor for both home and kids including bedding, rugs accessories and walls. Pristine when paired with white and vintage inspired with creams, pink is also the perfect accent to soft sage green, aqua and natural linen. And of course girls of all ages can’t help but look sweetly romantic dressed in this darling hue – a Layla Grayce favorite! Shop all soft pink items here.

Giveaway and Q&A: Aden + Anais

aden + anais interview and giveaway
aden + anais interview and giveaway
Raegan Moya-Jones breathes new life into the age-old bonding tradition of swaddling a baby. Founder of aden + anais, she creates fashion-forward muslin swaddling wraps that are soft and breathable, allowing for babies to regulate their temperature without overheating. This collection of comfortable and durable muslin has a global following of mothers and celebrities, and Raegan joins us today to tell us what makes the muslin of aden + anais so special and unique.


Q&A – Little Giraffe’s Trish Moreno


Welcome, welcome Trish Moreno of Little Giraffe! You represent one of our best selling and best known brands. We are dying to pick your brain on all exciting happenings in your company right now, and hear more about your poignant outreach efforts. Readers, stay tuned for details below for another fabulous giveaway!