by Ashley Fontaine

When I was preparing to have my first baby I remember my mom telling me a story about how when she had me, her and my dad were so tight on money that she couldn’t afford to purchase a lot of things that she wanted for me. Although my mom was super grateful for all the gifts she received at her showers, she really missed the experience of buying pieces for me that she really loved. After hearing this I knew that I wanted to save up my money for items that I truly loved and treasured for my kiddos. So for my son Jackson, I went on the hunt through multiple websites to find pieces for him that I loved and I didn’t regret it one bit!

Now that we are expecting a little girl in June I have been on the hunt for similar treasures but I wanted to be able to order them from one website and support as many small shops as I could. Enter in Cardinal and Canary! I cannot tell you guys how much I love the products that this company offers and how excited I was to find so many baby products that catered to my taste. Therefore I thought it would be fitting to share with you guys six of my favorite products that Cardinal and Canary sells and what I will be ordering for my little one!

Trimmed Knot Headband in Ballet Pink


When I saw that Cardinal and Canary added these bows to their shop I knew that this one needed to end up in my shopping cart pronto! There’s no such thing as a little girl having too many bows right?! These bows truly captured my heart for their simplicity and the fact that they are a one size fits all. I know our little girl is going to wear these for a long time to come and I’m going to get my moneys worth out of this product!

Billy Bib Winter Frost Bib

Winter Frost Bib


If you are looking for a unique accessory to style your baby with, look no further. Billy Bibs are truly the most beautiful works of art made for littles. They are the most stunning, unique baby pieces I have ever seen that I think would be amazing to include in a baby shadow box as well! These beauties are worth every penny, hands down.

Organic Swaddle – Milk


Now I have to be honest my husband and I tried to use swaddles with our son the first few days of his life and although they were adorable, our little man would always bust out of them. So even though we ended up buying zip up swaddles instead, to my surprise we used these muslin swaddles for just about everything else! From wiping up spit up to using them as a light blanket, I highly recommend having a few of these in your diaper bag! Plus let’s be honest, these prints are too adorable to not be posted on Instagram! Milk jugs.. seriously?! It doesn’t get any cuter than that.

Savage Seeds More Love Onesie

More Love Onesie


When we found out we were having a girl, I of course started to think about all the adorable little girl clothes I was going to be able to buy. Now don’t get me wrong I do love a good soft pink or blush colored outfit, but I really have preferred to stick to neutral colors when it comes to our little gal’s wardrobe. So when I saw that Cardinal and Canary had these amazing organic onesies from Savage Seeds, I had to get my hands on one! I am so impressed with the quality in this product and I love how I can use it again for either sex if we decide to have another kiddo down the road.

Crocheted Bunny Ring Rattle


Now I don’t know about you but I don’t think there’s anything cuter than these crochet rattles. Not only are they super adorable but all their pieces are crocheted by a team of artisan women in China who receive flexible working hours and fair wage. When you shop small you support amazing companies like this who are doing good in the world and I love that.

Macrame Cutie Clip – Libby


Now I have to say I think this is probably my favorite out of them all! I have followed this company for the past few months on Instagram and I’m so inspired by their values and business. These clips are made out of the highest quality materials, they are safe for all ages and they are just nifty! I know that being able to clip our little girls pacifier (along with other items) to her will be a huge help when it comes to our son who I’m very confident will try to swipe her things away! If there’s anything you should order from this website, it’s this beauty.

Well there you have it mamas, there’s just a few of my personal favorite products from Cardinal and Canary! I hope you guys were able to find some treasures that you love and that I encouraged you to purchase special pieces for your babies that you’ll truly treasure for years to come. Thanks for reading!

About the Author

Ashley Fontaine lives in Sparks, Nevada with her husband Joey, her son Jackson and is expecting a little girl in June of this year. You can read more from Ashley on her blog or check out her Instagram at @ashleyjane.b