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Spring Brunch Table Setting Ideas

It may not feel like Spring just yet but before you know it the trees will be filled with leaves and flowers will be blooming. And the truth is I can’t wait! Not only because of the weather and beautiful flowers, but also because this means I get to enjoy brunch once more. It’s not as fun in frigid temperatures, don’t you agree?


Inspired by the upcoming season (and Easter!) I created my Ultimate Easter/Sunday Brunch Table Setting – it’s chic and cheap, just the way we like.Read More...

Stylish (and Affordable) Diaper Bags

As I’ve been learning recently, a stylish diaper bag can be hard to find. An affordable, stylish diaper bag is even harder. Here are five diaper bags I love—all for around or under $100.

1.- This canvas bag by Matt & Nat is actually $180, but I was able to scoop it up on sale recently for just $27! If you’re willing to wait, flash sales are a great way to get the look you love for less.

2.- JP Lizzy’s satchel diaper bag ($78) looks like a purse, but its large size and wipeable interior/exterior make it functional, too.

3.- I love the pattern on this Bella Tunno tote diaper bag ($89), which could definitely do double-duty as your everyday bag.

4.- The Momo Baby Sling Diaper Bag ($77) is perfect for dads. I love it’s modern design and dad will love that it’s not pink or floral!

5.- This gorgeous quilted bag by Babymel is normally $105, but it’s on sale right now for $98. Moms who’ve reviewed it say it’s spacious, stylish AND comfortable.


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Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 7/16/2012

Pretty fabric finds, an easy idea to add some color (and organization) to your closet, and a DIY beaded chandelier!

Photo by Courtney Apple.

Pretty fabrics can inspire any decorating project—it’s actually my favorite place to start! These are just some samples of the beautiful fabrics designed by Caitlin Wilson Design, featuring florals and geometric patterns in vibrant colors. Check out Caitlin Wilson’s home in Matchbook Mag‘s July 2012 issue.

Design Love Fest shared some great tips for taking beautiful photographs and used simple, everyday objects to illustrate her tips—hangers. But these wood hangers are anything but simple if you ask me. I love that they’re spray painted in bold colors. Perfect for no-door closet nooks or displaying baby’s clothes.

Wood bead chandeliers have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, and I have to admit—I want one! But without the price tag. Good thing Jen of Tatertots & Jello went through the trouble of making one, documenting every step, and sharing a tutorial on her blog. If you’re up for the challenge, complete instructions are available at Tatertots & Jello.


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Scarlett’s Vintage Teacup-Inspired Nursery

Scarlett's Vintage Teacup-Inspired Nursery

There are two great advantages to DIY projects for the nursery. First, you have the opportunity to make something yourself —giving the room a more unique and personal feel. And second, you can same some cash and splurge on the things you really want! Blair from The Ellwood Avenue Chronicles put together this lovely room for her soon-to-be-here baby girl, achieving the perfect balance between DIY projects and splurge items to create a vintage teacup-inspired nursery.

Featured Room: Vintage-Inspired Nursery

A Spring “Baby Sprinkle” {Featured Shower}

Let it sprinkle! Sprinkle showers are the “it” party to host for a second time mama-to-be. They’re intimate, casual, and oh-so-fun to plan. This Spring-inspired bash has all the elements of a fresh and sophisticated afternoon gathering to celebrate mama — from colorful flower arrangements and a floral dessert table backdrop to a crystal cupcake stand.

Read on for lots of more images and party details!


Featured Party: Summer Sip & See Baby Shower

We love a good party — especially when the guest of honor is a cute little baby! A Sip ‘N See party is like a meet and greet with baby — basically a baby shower after baby is born. This über chic Summer Sip ‘N See Baby Shower was planned by Sarah Crawford of Lil’ Hoot Parties to celebrate the arrival of her niece June — and boy, isn’t that little girl lucky?!

We’ll start with the garland because we know you’re all dying to know more about it. This stunning garland from Confetti System is definitely pricey — but we’ve started saving right now! You might even try to make one yourself — it could be a fun DIY project. And they would look AMAZING in a girl’s nursery! Just a thought.

Sarah worked with Jayme of Jayme Marie Designs to create a summer-inspired, feminine invite for the event. We love the soft pink color palette with the pineapple and flowers.

Believe it or not, this elegant floral cake is from Whole Foods! Sarah purchased a plain cake and added the fondant flowers for a customized look. The matching cupcakes were made by Sugar On Top, using gold foil liners to bring out the gold in the party garland.

Baby June’s birth announcement — designed to coordinate with the party invites — was proudly displayed on the sweets table. We’re certain that June’s mama will be hanging it her nursery.

The hostess/proud auntie gifted the new baby a pink wagon, dubbed ‘the welcome wagon,’ which also provided a space for guests to place their presents.

Want to know more about this elegant Sip ‘N See party? Check out the party feature on Amy Atlas or visit Sarah’s blog, Lil Hoot Parties.


Would you like to see your kiddie birthday party or baby shower featured here on Chic & Cheap Nursery? Shoot us an email with a few pictures of your party to contact [at] chiccheapnursery [dot] com.

Featured Nursery: Eclectic Vintage Nursery

New mom Jen Hauer has followed Chic & Cheap Nursery for quiet some time and she finally got her chance to put together a nursery for her precious baby girl, Kynlee. She sent photographs of her eclectic vintage nursery and we are thrilled to feature it on the site.

Child’s Name: Kynlee Jamison Child’s Age: 6 Months Location: Cincinnati, OH What was your inspiration for the room? I think there are almost too many inspirational rooms and photos out there, so it was hard for me to decide which direction I wanted to go with her room. I am really inspired by rooms that are light and bright but still feel warm and inviting. I love organic, natural items that are fun and trendy as well as functional. And who doesn’t love a good DIY project to make it very personal? I tried to make it a reflection of us while just having fun with it! I have no design training or history whatsoever and just did my best to create something unique and special for our little one.

Describe your decorating style. Eclectic, vintage modern Favorite items in the room. Pallet Shelves, Re-purposed dresser, Rustic Aqua Side Table and all of the special items that were made by my husband and I or passed down from family.

Any advice for mamas-to-be decorating a nursery? Make a plan and a budget! Even if you end up ignoring both it’s a great way to start and be on the same page with your spouse or significant other (or even just yourself). Don’t stress or put unrealistic expectations on yourself—just do what you can when you can. Also, try to find something special from a family member to add in to the room — something that will be unique to your child’s nursery. It’s a fun way to involve the family and to fill the nursery with heritage, instead of just stuff. And have fun!

Scroll down for more images and room resource list.

Room Resources.

Paint: Gray Morning by Valspar
Craigslist score for $10! Re-painted white, added mustard knobs from Anthropologie
Chaise Lounge: IKEA EKTORP ($300)
Aqua Rustic Side Table: Hobby Lobby
Bird Print (above dresser):
Etsy shop Paperklip
Moose Print (above dresser):
Urban Outfitters
Antoinette Damask Curtains ($29) from Urban Outfitters
Wallpaper (behind crib):
Yellow Jacobean Floral from Allen & Roth (at Lowes)
Vintage Deer Hook: Urban Outfitters
From my mom (used to hang in our house when I was a child!)
Pallet Shelves: Handmade by the papa-to-be. He didn’t even use a tutorial! I showed him a picture as inspiration and he just made them how he wanted!
Mini-Rocker Chair: This was my husband’s from when he was a child.
Target — I would not have picked this crib, to be honest, if it weren’t for the fact that it was the only mini-crib that would fit in the opening in the room. However, I am happy with the quality.
Crib Skirt:
It’s actually a blanket from IKEA
My husband got it from an old building from the 1800’s. It contained lead paint so we had to scrape it and cover it multiple times with polyurethane to meet regulations. Thankfully it’s out of reach of baby so it’s not something I worry about her touching or chewing on!


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