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!

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Sprinkle-Themed Birthday Party

It’s hard to believe that we featured Piper’s vintage nursery a while back and now we’re about to feature her second birthday party. Where does the time go? Piper has grown into a sweet toddler — who requested a sprinkle-themed birthday party — and while mom originally laughed it off, she took on the challenge and threw a memorable birthday party for her not-so-little girl.

More party details and images after the jump! Read More...

Back to School Twitter Party Tonight! {Reminder}


Hi there, lovelies! This is just a friendly reminder regarding our Back to School Twitter Party.

It’s happening TONIGHT!

We’ll be sharing lots of great back-to-school tips and giving away over $1,000 in prizes from Hallmark and Tea Collection. That’s right — over $1,000!

In order to be eligible to win, you must RSVP to the event, follow the party hosts and sponsors, and tweet with us during the party using the hashtag #BTSfun.

To RSVP and read all about our sponsors and prizes, click here.

* Twitter Party Tip: Use  TweetChat to follow our party hashtag #BTSfun — so you’ll be able to easily monitor all of our party tweets!

Newborn Registry Essentials

Putting together a baby registry can be overwhelming, especially with all the options available. My husband and I have been parents for less than two weeks, but here are six items I couldn’t live without and would highly recommend adding to your registry.

Gerber’s Cloth Diapers ($20) are thick and absorbent, which means they make great burp cloths too! You’ll need plenty and luckily they come in packs of 10.

My Boppy Nursing Pillow ($40, includes slip cover) has quickly become my best friend. Not only is it a huge help when learning to nurse, it’s also a soft seat for mom after giving birth.

Our portable changing pad ($15) makes it easy to change Hannah’s diaper no matter where we are, and because it’s waterproof and wipeable, mid-diaper change pees (there have been more than a few) are no big deal.

Ah, the Comfy Time Bouncer ($40). When you need both hands, or just want to take a shower, this chair makes it possible. Definitely a must-have for new parents.

Our newborn sleeps best when swaddled tightly but she’s already strong enough to free her arms from even our best swaddling attempts. The velcro on these Swaddle Me Blankets (2 for $20) ensures she stays snug, plus they’re easy to put on and come in tons of cute and colors and patterns.

We received an Aden + Anais Muslin Blanket as a shower gift and it’s quickly become our go-to, go-anywhere blanket. I especially love that it’s so light and breathable during the summer heat.

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Back to School Twitter Party!

It’s that time of year again…The kids have headed back to school and us mamas have a chance to sit down, enjoy a cuppa Joe and plan for the school year ahead!

Along with Hallmark and Tea Collection, the mamas behind BonBon Rose Girls, Chic & Cheap Nursery and The Little Style File would like to invite you to a Back to School Twitter Party! Read More...

Purple and Chevron: A Modern Girl Nursery

This week’s featured baby room is a modern girl’s nursery. It’s purple and white color scheme make this room feminine and sophisticated, while chevron patterns pop up all over the room for a more playful feel.

Designed by soon-to-be-mom Carey A., the inspiration for this sweet nursery started with a Pinterest board. Carey slowly purchased or DIYed her pins from Pinterest and the end result is a unique, modern baby room designed by mom. Check out all the details after the jump!

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Boy Birthdays on a Budget

Unique doesn’t have to mean expensive when it comes to throwing your kiddo a fabulous birthday bash — and Stephanie of Spaceships and Laser Beams has set out to prove just that! Every Tuesday for the past few weeks she’s been showcasing extraordinary —and affordable! — boy birthday party ideas using one of her printable party collections.

Each party features a budget themed dessert table or tablescape from the talented women who have graciously volunteered to take on the Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge. Every participant gets the Spaceships and Laser Beams Collection of their choice + $50 for a dessert table or $20 for a tablescape. They can also use anything they are able beg or borrow, make themselves or already own.

Check out all of the featured parties at Spaceships and Laser Beams!

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

Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: Back-to-School Edition

A Back-to-School Interview idea and download, a first day of school picture idea, a “how-to” for creating back-to-school looks for your tot, pencil push up pops and a Back-to-School party!

Our friends at Petite Lemon are “all about making memories and starting new traditions” and this is the perfect time of year to create both — so they’ve created this adorable Back to School Interview!

We’re crushing on this adorable First and Last Day of School Photo Idea from The Haps! They grow up so fast…

Shopping for back to school clothes can add up to quite a tab — but fashion consultant Reachel of Cardigan Empire makes putting together outfits for school look easy! She created twelve looks with only 13 items of clothing — that’s two weeks’ worth of outfits!

Bakerella whipped you these delicious Pencil Push Up Pops for her nieces who headed back to school recently. Don’t they make you want to head back to school? And check out more push up pop ideas in the new book Push-up Pops from Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie.

And speaking of Pizzazzerie, you’ve got to check out this super cute back-to-school party featured on the Pizzazzerie blog earlier this month — because “there’s no better way to end the summer than with a Back to School party!”

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