What We’ve Been Up To: CCN Weekly Links

We’ve shared lots of creative and inspiring ideas this week. Real nurseries, unique birthday party favors, DIY ideas and much, much more!

Monday Design Inspirations
A DIY for turning onesies into bubble dresses, a sparkly camera strap, a colorful shower curtain, a space-saving laundry idea, and an uplifting letterpress print!
Kalia’s Delicate Nursery
A vintage-inspired girl’s nursery, filled with lots of affordable ideas, repurposed goods, vintage finds and DIY projects to inspire. Come take a tour of Kaila’s nursery!
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New & Noteworthy: LULU DK Child
An ageless new line of fabrics designed by LULU DK in collaboration with Schumacher! Click through to get the scoop and tell us what you think of the collection.
Thor Birthday Party Favor Bags
Mama wants a unique birthday theme while her tot may be obsessed with a “generic” character. But you can have the best of both world’s with a little creativity!
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Win a Photo Book from Shutterfly
Enter to win an 8×8 20-page hardcover photo book from Shutterfly! Click through for more details and to preview some of their latest designs.

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What We’ve Been Up To: CCN Weekly Links

We’ve shared lots of creative and inspiring ideas this week. Real nurseries, gender reveal parties, DIY ideas and much, much more!

Monday Design Inspirations
A big boy room, a welcoming rainbow of colors for the home, a papier mache unicorn, a wooden name sign for baby, and a grocery store birthday party idea!
Gender Reveal Party + Printables
This green and gray gender reveal party features lots of sweet, copy-worthy ideas for a Spring or Summer party. And you can download all the printables!
New: Giggle Exclusives
Bright colors, soft textures, and fun features make these Giggle exclusives from Manhattan Toy perfect for encouraging imaginative play!
A Beach-Inspired Nursery Board
Ana of Bluebird Kisses is back to share some of inspired nursery decor ideas — and this time she’s based her design on a beach wedding color palette!
Neutral Owl Themed Nursery
This neutral, owl-themed nursery for a newborn baby girl was designed for under $1,000! Come take a tour and get inspired by this lovely kiddie space.
Giveaway: enV by Vanessa Coppes
We’re celebrating motherhood with a very special, bling-alicious giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Mother of Pearl pendant from enV by Vanessa Coppes.
 The Chic & Cheap Mother’s Day Gift Guide
There are only a few shopping days left! Check out some of my favorite gift ideas for the special mama or mama-to-be in your life.

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Monday Design Inspirations: 04/23/2012
Neon decorating ideas, new fabric collections, an inspired baby photo book idea, a new trend to love and a simple, yet genius, art idea for the nursery.
Dr. Seuss Converse Sneakers
Dr.Seuss’ books are loved by many, both old and young. Now check out these Converse kiddie sneakers, aren’t they fun? Available in eleven whimsical designs.
Eco Chic: Wooden Party Utensils
These eco-friendly, customized wooden utensils also make the cutest party favors —and there are lots of designs to choose from!
Niko’s Super Hero Birthday Party
Get inspired to celebrate your son’s next birthday with a “Super” fun party that he and all his little guests will remember.
Fresh and Modern Boy Nursery
A gray and yellow color scheme, a few delicate details and lots of love! That’s what it took to design this modern nursery for a newborn baby boy.
Save or Splurge: Wooden Blocks
Eco-friendly wooden building blocks are the perfect toy for baby’s developing motor skills. We found two similar sets —with two very different prices.
Eco Chic: Steel Diaper Pail
Made of steel, this diaper pail has an intricate design and offers optimum odor control  and leakage prevention. Available in eight stylish colors.
Giveaway: Martha Stewart Mag
This week we’re giving you the chance to win a 1-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living® Magazine. Click through for more details.

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Monday Design Inspirations: 04/16/2012
A nail and string letters tutorial, creating your own nursery art canvases, a kids’ artwork gallery wall idea, a cardboard castle that only costs $4 to make and more!
  Sesame Street-Themed Birthday Party
Sesame Street-themed birthdays are super popular for younger kids. This party is filled with lots of unique ideas and colorful decorations and treats.
Who Says Forever is Better?
Kids love temporary tattoos but the designs available are a bit clipart-looking. Enter Tattly, a unique temp tattoo shop for kids!
A Vintage Teacup-Inspired Nursery
This a vintage teacup-inspired nursery strikes the perfect balance between DIY projects and splurge items.
Moroccan Vintage Decor Ideas
When it comes to designing a nursery you’ll love, it’s best to draw inspiration from the things you love. This imperfectly perfect nursery evokes a love of travel and all things vintage. Find out how to get the look for less!
Giveaway: Henry James Paper Goods
Henry James Paper Goods features personalized art prints for children, nursery art for your newborn, and illustrations for your home —and this week you have a chance to win (2) 8×10 prints!

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Monday Design Inspirations
A recycled toddler table and chairs DIY, sound-absorbing wall tiles, a ladder bookshelf, a whimsical cloud shelf, and a fun idea to make your wooden spoons oh-so-much prettier!
Creative Easter Egg Ideas
Egg-tastic! Our favorite, most creative Easter egg decorating ideas from around the web. There’s something for everyone, including no-dye Easter egg ideas — like chalkboard painted eggs!
Trend Spotting: Gallery Walls
Hop on the trend! Creating a gallery wall feature in a nursery or toddler room is an easy way to decorate a wall, and get those creative juices flowing!
Gender Reveal Party: Girl vs Boy
Gender reveal parties are lots of fun to plan, and it’s important to make the big reveal extra special. This gender reveal is unique, competitive and fun!

Giveaway: Gypsy Chandelier
Let’s kick off the weekend with an amazing giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a small gypsy chandelier for your nursery or toddler room.

Featured Nursery: Affordable Retro
This cozy, vintage-feeling nursery comes from a CCN reader. Armed with a few pre-loved items, she created a very personal space for her baby boy.

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Best Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas
lots of things can happen in nine months, like growing a baby, so it’s important to capture those fleeting moments with some creative belly shots!
Monday Design Inspirations: 03/26/2012
Weekly pregnancy pictures, magnetic wallpaper, an affordable idea for displaying kiddie art, a bird nest for the entire family, and a car wallet for boys!
For Little Ones: Handmade Bunny Finds
Spring has sprung, and Easter is just around the corner! So it seemed like the perfect time to roundup some of our favorite bunny finds from Etsy.com.
Neutral, Natural and Striped
This nature-inspired nursery caused a splash last week in our trend spotting post. Now get all of the details about this nursery from the mama who designed it!
A Spring “Baby Sprinkle” Shower
This Spring-inspired bash has all the elements of a fresh and sophisticated afternoon gathering with a “Sprinkle” theme.
Handmade Love: Crochet Finds for the Nursery
Incorporate the rich texture of crochet into your nursery decor with these handmade finds from Etsy. They also make unique shower gifts!
Giveaway: Complete Baby Bullet System
New mamas make their own baby food because it’s the best thing for baby. Get a helping hand and enter for a chance to win a Baby Bullet System.
a Two-Infant Bunkie: Cool or Kooky?
For parents of multiples, trying to fit two cribs into the nursery can present spatial challenges. Would you consider this two-infant bunkie for your twins?

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Mellow Yellow: From Bluebird Kisses
Deciding on the perfect nursery pieces for a soon-to-be little guy or girl can be a challenge, especially if you do not have a color scheme in mind.
Monday Design Inspirations
A new monthly baby photo idea, a knick knack upgrade, a party decor idea using washi tape, a personalized iPhone case DIY and a sandbox with a lid that turns into a small deck!
Stylish Finds for Mom
Give your Spring and Summer wardrobe a pop of color with these everyday essentials! I’ve already begun hunting for a few new additions to my wardrobe— starting with these flats!

A Modern Lavender Nursery

This bird-themed nursery is fresh and modern — without feeling too “themey.” With a lavender and white color palette, this new mama managed to find a few bird-themed decor pieces…

New: Muslin Crib Sheets from Aden + Anais

One of mama’s favorite baby brands is expanding! Aden + Anais is known and loved for their popular line of breathable muslin swaddle blankets. And now they have a new line of crib sheets!

Giveaway: Chalkboard State Map
We’ve long been lusting over these cool Chalkboard State Maps — and since we love to give away the things we love — we thought this would be a fun giveaway for you, our fabulous readers.

Felt Throw Pillows for Baby
Made with the modern home in mind, these playful pillows get their spunk from a careful combination of beautiful simplicity, a striking color palette, and clever design.

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