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!


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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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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Ready, Set, Print! Free Art for Baby

Art can add the finishing touches needed to create a beautiful nursery. While there’s plenty of art for children at the big box stores, I love finding inexpensive prints on Etsy or free art from designers throughout the blogosphere.

Here are my top picks for great prints for your nursery or playroom without spending a penny, besides printing — and hanging. Read More...

Glitz & Glam Boy Nursery {featured baby room}

This week’s featured baby room is a chic boys’ nursery. It’s sophisticated, a little glam, and filled with some amazing bargain finds.

This glam nursery on a budget was designed by Kate C., one of the five bloggers/friends at Collect V. This new mama scored some amazing deals (the chandelier was a steal!) and sophisticated space for baby and mom to enjoy. More nursery details and images after the jump!Read More...

Ahoy! A Nautical Baby Shower

Hosted for Emarie of The Collection Event Studio, this nautical baby shower — featuring nautical-inspired decor like rope-wrapped vases, a captain’s wheel, and silverware tied with rope — is a must-see for anyone seeking inspiration for a chic, sea-themed soiree. From the darling cookies to the lovely paper goods, this shower is sure to inspire some wonderfully fresh party ideas.

Visit the On to Baby for more images and all the party vendor details.


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Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 8/20/2012

DIY nursery mobile ideas, a free printable animal bookmark, and new nursery fabrics you’ll love.

DIY projects are the easiest and most cost-effective way to add a unique touch to your nursery decor. Our friends over at Babble featured 10 DIY Nursery Mobile Ideas that you have to check out! And some of these are so fun that you could literally hang them in any room in your home.

If bedtime stories are a must in your home then you’ll love these adorable, free printable bookmarks by Lonnie Jacobsen. Simply download, print and cut!

Talented illustrator Sarah Jane of Sarah Jane Studios recently launched her new fabric line Out to Sea — featuring whimsical whales, anchors, mermaids and more — and we have to tell you… it’s fabulous! Check out Sarah Jane Studio’s website for a list of stockists.

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Compassionate Art for Kids

Children Inspire Design, a globally inspired line of eco-friendly children’s art, has just launched an exciting giving campaign that we’re excited to share with you.

They’re partnering with Future Fortified to help pregnant woman and young children in Kenya gain access to the nutrition they need to flourish in their first 1000 days of life and to help them grow up healthier, happier and smarter.

Rebecca Peragine, artist and creator of Children Inspire Design, says “We have always believed there’s true power behind combining art with giving, and it’s in this spirit that we have created our latest piece – The Global Compassion Poster – to help raise funds to feed women and children in Kenya.”

For every signed, limited edition Global Compassion Poster sold, 100% of the proceeds will go to Future Fortified to help provide a month’s worth of nutrients to 20 children in Kenya. These signed, limited edition posters will be available until they meet their goal of helping to feed at least 5,000 children.

You can also help spread the word by sharing this compassionate piece of art with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!


Chic & Cheap Nursery is not affiliated with Children Inspire Design or Future Fortified.