Mar
26

New Pop-Up Dates!

Posted in Events

More details coming soon, but go ahead and mark your calendars! SCOUT will be setting up shop in East Nashville’s Gift Horse on Saturday, April 15 and Pottery Barn Kids at Hill Center in Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood Saturday, April 29. After these dates, we’ll be taking a small break from events as we welcome baby #2! See you soon!

Mar
19

SCOUT is 3 + Giveaway!

Posted in Giveaway

SCOUT is 3! So we’re celebrating with a ✨GIVEAWAY✨  Three people will win a $50 gift card to the shop!

You only need to do one of these things to enter, but the more you do, the better your chances of winning:

  • Like this photo and follow @scoutbaby (1 entry)
  • Tag 3 friends (2 entries)
  • Repost any photo from our feed and comment with the hashtag #scoutbabyis3 (3 entries) *Profile must be public on 3/23 when we draw the winners.
  • Place an order here March 19–22 (5 entries)

Contest ends Wednesday, March 22 at 11:59 pm CST. Open to U.S. and international residents. Three winners will be randomly selected. Winner will be announced by March 24. Not sponsored by Instagram. Good luck!

Nashville baby shop SCOUT turns 3 + giveaway

Dec
14

Final Pop-Up of 2016

Posted in Events

POP-UP // This Friday and Saturday! We are thrilled to be heading back to Cadeau Nashville in 12South for our final pop-up of the year. We’re also hosting a diaper drive to donate diapers to our nonprofit partner Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee. Bring a pack of diapers and receive 25% off your entire purchase!

Cadeau Nashville
2308 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

December 16–17, 2016 // 10 am to 6 pm

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Dec
10

5 Tips for Navigating Pregnancy

Posted in Small Discoveries

Small Discoveries Saturdays is a series of journal entries on SCOUT’s site where we shine a light on the little tips and treats that we have found help make pregnancy and parenting go a bit smoother.

Music City DoulasWe’re excited to introduce you to this month’s guest contributor, Arielle Fears, co-owner of Music City Doulas. In addition to being a Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula and Postpartum Placenta Specialist, Arielle is also a Childbirth Educator and a Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Instructor.

This month: 5 Tips for Navigating Pregnancy by Music City Doulas

My favorite thing about working with new and expecting parents is seeing their confidence build as they begin to find their rhythm. They’re going through some transitions that are both exciting and scary at the same time. They are folding in a new layer to their identities. Many don’t know where to start, and I am often asked for some guidance. Here are my top five tips for navigating your best pregnancy:

1. Create a self-care routine. This doesn’t have to be something elaborate, but a
small item added to your normal process of getting ready. Buy the luxurious balm and use a body brush and coconut oil. This can make all the difference in how you feel starting your day. Also, treat yourself to more lavish acts. Take a bubble bath, or better yet, gift yourself a float session to ease physical tension. You’re worth it.

2. Begin exploring what is important to you about your child’s birth. Talk with your doctor about your preferences for labor and delivery, and don’t be afraid to ask questions and communicate your desires. Collaborative care during pregnancy can make all the difference for a more connected birth team. Your doula is familiar with the procedures and policies of all area birthing facilities and can help you navigate the choices you will have in any given scenario.

3. Invest in clothing that makes you feel beautiful. Many of us experience self-conscious thoughts and fixations on a regular basis, and it can intensify during pregnancy with all the changes our bodies go through. Celebrate the changes and your incredible power. It may feel silly to buy quality maternity clothing you think you won’t wear that long, but what’s silly about giving yourself a boost of confidence? Sometimes part of feeling good is looking good. And here’s a tip: Maternity fashion rental.

4. Strike a balance between activity and rest. Walking is widely recommended as one of the safest activities you can take up while pregnant. This is something you can do every day alone or with a friend or loved one to get fresh air and clear your head. If you would additionally like activities that build stamina and resilience as you prepare for birth and parenthood, prenatal yoga and barre are wonderful options. Always speak with your doctor before commencing a new workout regimen.

5. As you get closer to meeting your baby, take any unsolicited advice or even judgments with a grain of salt. In short, keep being you. Give yourself lots of grace, and do your best to enjoy this last bit of time with your family as it is before you welcome your new love. Do your favorite relaxing activities together. Go out to eat. Curl up and watch movies. Connect with other parents in the same season of life. Speak your truth, and move self-assuredly into parenthood!

Arielle Fears is a Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Placenta Specialist, Prenatal Yoga Instructor and owner of Music City Doulas, Middle Tennessee’s premier full service doula agency.  As a trusted expert on babies, early parenting, and pregnancy, Arielle fosters safe and nonjudgmental relationships with her clients and students, honoring the needs of the individual and celebrating the diversity found within the realm of parenthood.

Dec
06

Holiday Pop-Up in 12South

Posted in Events

SAVE THE DATE // This Sunday, three gals—all with ties to New Orleans—are getting together in Nashville for a holiday POP-UP! Beautiful works of art by Hannah Lane Scott, modern clothing for kids by Harbour, and all the goodies in our shop! Come hang with us and knock out some holiday shopping.

Holiday Pop-Up with SCOUT, Harbour, and Hannah Lane Paintings | 12South - Nashville, TN

Nov
29

The Most Perfect Pop-Up!

Posted in Events

POP-UP // This Friday + Saturday! We’re delighted to to be setting up shop in one of our favorite Nashville shops—The Perfect Pair. And we’ll be in good company with the talented women behind NOMAD, Bone Feather, Sarah Richey, and Evermore.

Bags. Baby goods. Home wares. Jewels. Bring a friend and join us for this fun holiday shopping experience!

Where: The Perfect Pair
4103 Hillsboro Circle
Nashville, TN 37215

When: December 2–3, 2016
10 am to 5:30 pm

Holiday Pop-Up at The Perfect Pair – Nashville, Tennesee

Nov
18

Pop-Up at USA Baby Franklin

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POP-UP // We’re looking forward to joining Different Diapers at USA Baby in Franklin, TN tomorrow! It’s a sip and shop event this Saturday, November 19 from 10 am to noon. More details here!

SCOUT baby pop-up at USA Baby in Franklin, Tennessee

 

Nov
09

Pop-Up at Jackalope Brewing Co.

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POP-UP // We are thrilled to be setting up shop with some amazing #girlbosses as we celebrate our second Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with Nashville’s Jackalope Brewing Co. this Wednesday, November 16 from 4–8 pm. Enjoy some of their tasty brews while supporting awesome local small businesses—cheers! More info here.

Where: Jackalope Brewing Co. Taproom
701 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
When: Wednesday, November 16
4–8 pm
Cost: FREE!

Women's Entrepreneurship Day at Jackalope Brewery | Nashville, Tennessee

Nov
01

Pop-Up + Party this Saturday!

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POP-UP + PARTY // We are so excited to celebrate Blooma Nashville‘s second anniversary! Join us at the studio this Saturday, November 5 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Fun for the whole family and a perfect opportunity to check out the studio and their prenatal, postnatal, and baby yoga classes!

Where: Blooma Nashville
4107 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Cost: FREE!

Blooma Nashville turns 2! | prenatal yoga, baby yoga

Oct
22

Boss Talk with Mimi Tsang of hello shiso

Posted in Boss Talk

Boss Talk is a series of journal entries on SCOUT’S site where we get personal and professional with the people behind the beautiful brands we carry.

Boss Talk with Mimi Tsang of hello shiso (pictured with her children, Otis and Bee)

BOSS: Mimi Tsang
BRAND: hello shiso
YEAR FOUNDED: 2011
BASED IN: Berkeley, CA
WHAT WE CARRY: her adorable and stylish hair clips designed for all personalities and seasons

Inspiration comes when I am being consistently creative, and not letting myself get too focused just on the everyday business matters. I’ve found that my creativity is a muscle and it needs constant exercise or else it gets flabby.

The most exciting part of this job is when an idea that I’ve been working and working on finally comes together.

The most challenging part of this job is promoting myself and my business. It is so hard and makes me sweat each and every time, though it’s such an important part of my business.

A goal we hope to accomplish in the near future is move out of my beloved backyard studio and into a larger studio space. The dream would be to be closer to a community of makers and businesspeople.

A great compliment our line has received was every time I see an order come through and I can remember hand-writing that customer’s address in the earliest days of my business. I have several of these customers, and I feel happy and grateful each time I see their name.

Before launching hello shiso, I was teaching in museums.

The last great book I read was A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

The music I listen to when I have to knock out work is the only music being played in my house right now, which is the Hamilton soundtrack!

After work, I most enjoy eating a leisurely home-cooked dinner (with wine!) with my family and friends.

Best parenting advice I’ve received so far is “Pick your battles.” I’ll let you know how it works if I can ever make it happen consistently!

My job would probably go smoother if I delegated work more.

On a rough day, I tell myself “Take a break, and come back to it later, when I feel refreshed.”

I’d like to give a shout out to Baby Jives because the founder Jahje has been really smart about how she uses social media and has built a really great community of customers and makers. She’s so inclusive, and I wish I were able to do more of what she does.

My philosophy of business growth, in a nutshell, is be conservative and make choices that feel true to yourself, though I wish I were more of a risk taker!

The most difficult part about getting this line started was figuring out production that had the quality I was looking for, using business practices that I felt good about.

My advice to anyone looking to start a business is find a way to consistently be positive. It’s so easy to get discouraged by NOs, unanswered emails or the perceived success of other businesses, and you have to just try to stay on track and keep working at it. Success never happens overnight, just keep working away!