Baby Blanket Goodness

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This is not a sponsored post. I am writing this because I personally love Bright Eyes Kids products, and I am receiving no compensation for this, other than a simple pattern blanket worth $15, which they have generously agreed to give me because I’m expecting twins (I’m paying for my own shipping). I will occasionally write about some awesome baby/ mama products I find online, because I’m a sharer of good things. 

Last August, I was introduced to Bright Eyes Kids, a wonderful company specializing in black and white baby blankets. The idea behind it is that black and white patterns have been known to encourage babies’ visual stimulation and development, so why not put them on blankets? Which is genius. Bright Eyes simple pattern blankets are gorgeous! Just look at these ones.

Bright Eyes Kids blankets


Taking this idea further, Bright Eyes Kids have landed a deal with outstanding artist Parker Jacobs – the creative genius behind Yo Gabba Gabba, The Aquabats! Super Show! and The Goon Holler Guidebook!, among several other successful endeavors of his, to launch Bright Eyes’ first Artist Series. 


Bright eyes Artist Series

Look at how gorgeous these designs are! So right now, Bright Eyes Kids is VERY close to reaching their Kickstarter goal of $5,000, and they have until April 29 to reach their goal. Backers for the project will receive various awesome stuff, like a swaddling blanket for just $25, a Tummy Time playmat for $50 or more, both items for just $75, and if you want limited signed artwork prints signed by Parker Jacobs himself, $150 or more will get you that! 

This is just such a great project, with awesome, quality products, and I truly, truly want Justin, Weston and their team to succeed. 

They have their artwork, their product design and amazing prototypes. Now, they’re ready for that final boost toward production! Your contribution will help them jumpstart theirArtist Series by raising the necessary funds to place their very first Artist Series production run. Please head to their Kickstarter page to back them today. Alternatively, any social media shares for this post, or the Kickstarter page itself would be greatly appreciated!

Bonus! Readers and friends of Writing, Wishing can get a 40% discount off all simple pattern blankets (that means just $9 for a gorgeous blanket, people!) using this code: favoritethings

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • April 28, 2014 Nadia

    Those patterns are gorgeous! Never thought of using these type of blankets when I had a baby.
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      They are brilliant, aren’t they?

  • April 28, 2014 Kerstin

    Wow, really cool designs. I love the Forest Friends and Underwater Playmats!
    I wish something like that would have been available when my kids were little – but I’m glad it’s becoming a reality now.
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      They’ve reached their goal, thanks to your sharing, Kerstin! I’m excited for my babies to get get their blankets. THANK YOU!

  • April 28, 2014 Alexa

    Those are very cool blankets. I still can’t believe you’re expecting twins… crazy!
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      They are, and OMG, neither can I!

  • April 28, 2014 Tamara

    These are so cool! And one of the best parts is the fantastic baby photography you’ll be doing with the twins and their striking blankets.
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      Omigosh, YES! I do want to do some black and white shots, and playing with lighting. The blankets will be such perfect props.

  • April 29, 2014 Kim

    These are really cool. I know that babies would love those striking visuals.
    I am still attached to some of my boys’ blankets from their baby days.
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      Oh so am I!! I want these to be THEIR blankets, that they’ll love on for a long time.

  • April 29, 2014 Katie

    I love these! I need to send a gift for a baby shower I can’t attend and this might be just the thing!
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      They are perfect as gifts!! Gorgeous and unusual.

  • April 29, 2014 Tonya

    Very cool blankets. Never heard of this company.

    And eek… TWINS!!!
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      I’m always happy to introduce a new company to my friends!

  • April 29, 2014 Keely

    Oh my word, that forest friends one! I- er- Jasper needs that one. JASPER does.
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      Aren’t they gorgeous?? And guess what? They’ve reached their Kickstarter goal, which means these babies WILL be going into production! Jasper can get one!

  • April 29, 2014 AwesomelyOZ

    Beautiful blankets Alison! They look so warm and cozy 🙂 Have a great one! -Iva
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    • April 29, 2014 Alison

      They do, don’t they?

  • April 29, 2014 sarah reinhart

    I love fresh ideas like this. Those blankets are really modern and cool. Love them!

    • April 30, 2014 Alison

      I do too, and yes they are!

  • April 29, 2014 Emily

    These blankets are such a good idea! I think our new addition needs one. Thanks for the intro & generous discount!
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    • April 30, 2014 Alison

      I do hope you get one for your new baby, Emily!

  • Oh wauw glorious!The Underwater Adventure is just brilliant!
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    • May 6, 2014 Alison

      Isn’t it? Love them all.

  • April 30, 2014 Tricia

    So fun! I wish I’d had these when I had babies. Might still get some anyway cause they are so cute! And I went the same place yu and Tamara did – what awesome photos will be taken!
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    • May 6, 2014 Alison

      I think even the older kids would love these!

  • April 30, 2014 My Inner Chick

    Stunning designs, Mama A.

    You even promote beautifully.

    Please sign me back up to your blog…I cannot do it!!


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    • May 6, 2014 Alison

      I tried subscribing you to email updates but Feedburner says you’re already subscribed! Let me work on it. xo

  • May 1, 2014 Natalie

    What a great idea for a blanket…love these!
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    • May 6, 2014 Alison

      They are, aren’t they?

  • May 1, 2014 Julia

    These are seriously cute and make me wish I had a little one to wrap up in a blankie.
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    • May 6, 2014 Alison

      This is great for gifts too!

  • May 1, 2014 JDaniel4's Mom

    These are so cool! They each would be wonderful to play on and talk about with your child.
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    • May 6, 2014 Alison

      Yes, they would!

  • May 1, 2014 Janice

    These blankets are so cute I want to buy one just to hang up on my wall. I have so many friends expecting, this will make the perfect gift! Thanks for the post!
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    • May 6, 2014 Alison

      I think they’ll look GREAT on a wall!

  • May 1, 2014 Rebecca

    SO SMART! I was initially thinking, “what’s the big deal? Black and white blankets…okaaaay..” But that makes a lot of sense, and I love it. They surpassed their goal! I’m an idiot for not getting in on it sooner. This is the problem with getting your posts emailed to me, I read them then go on my merry way instead of popping in to check the blog. And yet I don’t want to unsubscribe…wah.
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    • May 6, 2014 Alison

      Don’t unsubscribe! You can buy these blankets now because the Kickstart project is fully funded, and they can go into actual production!

  • May 3, 2014 Roxanne

    Those blankets look amazing. I love black & white patterns.
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