Trend Spotting: Dark walls in the nursery

Some think that dark walls in the nursery can be calming and stylish but others feel that it may be too dark and depressing for a baby’s room. What do you think of this trend? Here are 10 Nurseries with Dark Walls to help you decide!

Sophisticated Gender-Neutral Black White Nursery

Bun in the Oven Sprinkle Shower!

Sprinkle showers are all the rage these days for second-time mamas. Get inspired to throw the ultimate baby shower with this “Bun in the Oven” party that’s simply too sweet to miss!

Sprinkle Bun in the Oven Baby Shower

Whimsical Meadow Nursery {featured baby room}

This week’s featured baby room is a whimsical nursery for a baby girl filled with lots of nature-inspired details — including a hand painted forest mural! This room is delicate and personal, with a shabby chic vibe.

Deer Decal - Nature Themed Nursery

A Curious George Birthday Extravaganza

A modern Curious George-themed birthday party for a two year old toddler filled with lots of creative diy projects!

Curious George Birthday Party Ideas

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!

crochet-nursery-finds

Say Thanks in Style! {dedicated}

Expressing gratitude makes the world a happier place.

“Thank You” are two words not said enough by many of us, but our friends at Tiny Prints are out to change that with stylish — and free! — thank you cards.Tiny Prints 10 Free Thank You Cards

Through September 19th, you can get 10 FREE thank you cards from Tiny Prints. All you pay is shipping (as low as $3.50).

These cards can be completely customized and personalized to your tastes. Choose from thousands of designs, add pictures, change the text, the fonts, the colors. You get to make these cards uniquely you.

Just use the promo code FREETHANKS when you check out, then pay the shipping and Tiny Prints will send the 10 cards right away. Then…it’s up to you to use them!

Join in on the Thank You Revolution!

Visit Tiny Prints now to take advantage of this incredible deal.

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Mini Street Style {Big City Princess}

My daughter Sophia loves to pick out her outfits. She’s a fashionista! This city princess loves dresses, skirts, glitter shoes and anything pink or purple.

Check out these fun toddler girl outfits inspired by her urban — but very girly — style!

They’re stylish and affordable — and you can mix and match most of the items.

Get the look:

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Pack Your Bags for a Nordic Vacation {dedicated}

Do you find yourself dreaming of a vacation? I know I sure do! Now’s your chance to turn those dreams into a reality.

Tea Collection has partnered with Jetsetter and is offering you the chance to win a Nordic Getaway + a Tea Collection Gift Certificate to pack your suitcase full of Tea.

Don’t miss your chance because this contest ends on 9/25.

Enter to win here.

Good luck!

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A Curious George Birthday Extravaganza

Let’s monkey around! Our newest contributor Jessica @ Live the Fancy Life is back — and it looks like she’s been bitten by the party planning bug! She styled this darling Curious George-themed birthday for her friend’s second birthday — and let me tell you, Jessica is a rock star when it comes to planning an event! – Nicole

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Nightlight Picks for the Nursery

In the dark, even the sweetest of nursery’s can become a scary place for a toddler. Brighten up your little one’s bedtime with one of these adorable nightlights for baby!

1. Giraffe Nightlight ($48) from Jonathan Adler.
2. Rechargeable Pixie Night Light and Lantern ($39) from Beaba.
3. Nocturnal Owl Nightlight ($49) from The Land of Nod.
4. Dreamlight ($35) from Urban Outfitters.
5. Love You Nightlight ($24) from Owly Shadow Puppets.
6. Crystal Butterfly Nightlight ($29) from Pottery Barn Kids.
7. OXO Candela Zoom ($23) from OXO.
8. Offi Dachshund Lamp ($79) from Modern Nursery.
9. Star Egg Nightlight ($169) from Giggle.
10. Glo Nightlight ($70) by Boon.

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Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 9/10/2012

A fairy wand diy, custom state pillows and a no-sew canvas bin tutorial!

If you have a fairy princess like I do, then you might be considering a princess-themed party for an upcoming birthday celebration. Fairy wands make the perfect party favors — and Jenny of Jack + Hunt has an easy and fun tutorial for an afternoon of wand making on Hello Bee.

Show your home state some love! A few months back, we shared with you a free state map download for you nursery gallery wall — and today we bring you another fab state find. Available through AlwaysFits.com, these custom state pillows ($60) are a soft and unique accessory for the baby room (or any room in your home).

Amy of Positively Splendid is one thrifty mama — and she’s a pro at making storage bins from diaper boxes. A while back, she shared a canvas bin diy (which required a bit of sewing) and just recently she shared a no-sew version. You’ve got to check it out!

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Vintage-Inspired Nursery for a Little Lady

This week’s featured baby room is a sweet girl nursery filled with lots of vintage-inspired details. It’s orange and teal color scheme make this room playful and bright while the vintage details in the room soften the space.

Designed by new mom Carina B., the inspiration for this real baby room came from the handmade crib bedding purchased on Etsy. By repurposing — and painting — a few previously loved pieces of furniture, and taking on a few DIY projects, Carina created a warm and inviting space for her little girl to grow in.

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