What Does The Fox Say?

We’ve all been hit hard by the YouTube sensation “What Does The Fox Say?” But kids in particular seem to be huge fans of the catchy tune. So when when I stumbled across a children’s book based on the viral video during a recent trip to Toys R Us, I knew I was way overdue for a fox-inspired finds post.

What does the fox say? Children's book
What Does The Fox Say? Children’s Book ($11) via Amazon.com

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Geometric Patterns Galore

After my last post on spots & dots, I thought I should show you one of my current obsessions:  GEO!
As I mentioned, I’m slightly over chevron so triangles and geometric shapes are a great alternative.

geometric patterns baby nursery design trend

Lamp / mobile / decals / quilt / print / linen / mobile / cushion

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Trendspotting: Polka Dots

Are you seeing spots?  You aren’t alone!  2012 saw chevron everywhere (yes, I’m slightly over it) so what do you think will be the chevron of 2013?  In my opinion, you are going to be seeing polka dots and geometric prints everywhere.  I’m sure you have started to notice the trend!

Polka dots in the nursery

I love spots.  They can be gender neutral for those of you that are planning a nursery or they can be used when transitioning your little one to their first big boy/girl room as they aren’t too babyish and not to grown up.

Dots aren’t a trend to use on every surface, but check out my finds to see some items I think would really set off a room design.

1. Paint palette linen 2.  Neon spot cushions  3.  Dotty blanket 4.  Mini pom pom garland
5.  Multi spots removable wallpaper  6.  Mini Dot Rug  7.  Neon mobile 8.  Smartie pillow slip

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Lion and Lamb Fabrics

Spoonflower, one of our favorite places to shop for unique, quality fabrics online, recently hosted a contest asking designers to create fabrics with both lions and lambs — signature animals of March— and the submissions were gorgeous.

lion lamb baby nursery fabric

Check out the top ten designs on the Spoonflower contest page. We can visualize pretty much all of these fabrics in a nursery or kids room — on accent pillows, as window treatments, or even crib bedding.

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Unique Birth Announcement Magnets {New}

birth announcement magnet

Minted recently launched their New Birth Announcement Collection, including some pretty cool new products – birth announcement magnets. Say what?! That’s awesome!

unique birth announcements

Each birth announcement magnet is made with thick, luxe paper with a matte finish and magnetized back. They’re so gorgeous that your friends and family will want to keep these up on their refrigerators all year long!

unique birth announcement magnet

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Retro Nursery Prints by Kindertype

We’re always looking for new and upcoming Etsy shops to feature on our site — and we are super psyched to introduce you to our new favorite find, Kindertype.

retro nursery decor wall prints
Fresh designs and products  with a retro look, featuring beautiful typography, modern graphics and fresh colors are what define Kindertype style.

Owner and designer, Rachel Swanson, has a degree in biology but a passion for design — and just like most of us moms who run our own businesses, it all began with the birth of her child. What started as the desire to create the perfect birth announcement for her daughter turned into a thriving Etsy shop, Kindertype.

Take a look at this shop’s selection of nursery prints, custom birth announcements and unique designs ($18-$48 depending on print and size) at  kindertype.etsy.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Kindertype

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Inspired Ideas | Chic & Cheap Living 12.03.12

A darling kids’ coat hanger, a stylish baby gate and a unique and hooded car seat blanket tutorial!

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Your kiddos’ clothing may be small, but they sure do have a lot of it! Give your own coat hanger a break and give your wee one a place to hang their own coats and scarves, like this sweet, wooden animal coat hanger for kids. Available at Theo for (£24.95), this beautiful natural coat rack with fox, rabbit and cat profiles makes a great gift idea too! And did we hear anyone say weekend DIY project?

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Baby’s safety is our number one priority as moms—but we’re not big fans of how baby gates look in the home. They’re ugly. We actually designated ours as “the baby jail.” But the Munchkin Numi is NOT one of those baby gates. It has dark wood, an aluminum frame, and it’s easy to install!

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A cuddly, hooded car seat blanket DIY! This project requires some sewing skills, though the instructions provided by Kelly of The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking are easy enough for a novice to follow as well. Who’s up for the challenge?

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