Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby {10/1/2012}

Soup can pencil holders, a friendly front door idea and a girl toddler room to swoon over!

Campbell's Soup Can Pencil Holders from Young House Love

John and Sherry from Young House Love are always providing us with plenty of inspiration —and eye-candy!— for all thing DIY related. We especially love their projects for their daughter Clara. We’re currently crushing on these Andy Warhol-inspired Campell’s Tomato Soup can pencil holders. And to keep little fingers safe, Sherry even took the precaution to make/insert a cork liner. Clever mama!

Hello Front Door Decal from Etsy

A friendly front door greeting! There’s nothing more welcoming then coming home and having the door great you. I desperately want a Hello Decal ($8) from Create it. Go!.

Pretty in Pink and Purple Toddler Girl Bedroom

We’re big fans of Adrinka King‘s design sense. She recently revealed another one of her fabulous design projects, a peaceful yet playful toddler girl room, and it’s spectacular. Her fabric choices are flawless and really make the room. More images and room details available at ProjectNursery.com.

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Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 9/24/2012

Free party planning printables, a folding chair makeover, and a diy lamp shade chandelier you can’t miss!


Party on! A Pair of Peas is taking party planning to the next level with these fun — and functional — party planning printables. There are three different worksheets to help you keep on track and make sure you don’t miss any of the important details. Best of all, they’re free!

Makeover success! Erin of Design for Mankind transformed her plain folding chairs into unique and colorful seating options for her guests — by giving them a makeover with spray paint and fabric.

Upcycle goodness! An old lamp shade was given new life as a DIY scrap chandelier thanks to the craftiness of Dottie of Dottie Angel. We think an eclectic chandelier like this one would be a welcome addition in a little girl’s nursery!

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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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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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Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 8/06/2012

Cardboard gallery art frames, a leather bound book dock for your iPhone and baby shower guest book idea.

These cardboard gallery art frames from Say Yes to Hoboken are a fun photo project anyone can try at home. Best of all, there’s simply no way to go wrong with this DIY project. You can create any shape or any size frame you like!

Electronics can be an eyesore in any home — that’s why we’re totally crushing on this Peter Pan Leather Book Dock for iPhone and iPad ($52) we spotted on Etsy. The book dock is leather bound and sprinkled in pixie dust. Just take my money and send me one!

This idea is from Martha Stewart Weddings but we think it would work just as well for a baby shower! It’s a guest book DIY idea using a standard album and a few small envelopes and cards. Each guest could write a message for the expectant mama and these could all be part of the baby book later on.

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Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 7/30/2012

Displaying kids’ artwork, a DIY nursery table lamp and a dollhouse-turned-awesome-changing-table!

Displaying and organizing kids’ artwork isn’t an easy task. After all, everything your little one creates deserves to be displayed with pride! We love this clothespin art display idea since it makes it super easy for mom to swap out older projects for new ones.

Sometimes, a fresh coat of paint is all you need! This new mama scored an animal-themed lamp on clearance and quickly transformed it into a unique accent for her nursery with a shiny new coat of white paint. It’s a great way to save a pretty penny.

This retro boy’s nursery—featured on Modern Kiddo—has one piece in particular that really caught our eye. It’s the one-of-a-kind changing table made by the ingenious new parents from an old dollhouse! “We extended the balcony to make it long enough for a changing table, took the shag carpet out, painted, scraped wallpaper off, added wood, and added a mirror” so that their little one could make faces at himself. Brilliant!

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DIY Maternity Clothes: Summer Essentials

With a growing bump, your maternity clothes may fit today and be too small tomorrow. So how do you keep your seasonal wardrobe current without spending too much money? Do it yourself! From a maternity swimsuit tutorial to a no-sew maternity tunic DIY, we’ve got your bump covered—literally—for the summer season.

Look fashionable and stay cool with a cute ruffle top and jean skirt. Joy of How Joyful will walk you through making your very own maternity ruffle top and demin skirt (from men’s shorts) for a stylish summer outfit.

Finding the perfect maternity bathing suit—at the perfect price—can be exhausting (especially this late in the season). But not to worry, DIY Maternity has you covered! Check out their DIY Maternity Swimsuit Tutorial, featuring how-to instructions for three bathing suit styles.

Look stylish and keep fresh during the summer with a DIY maternity tunic. This no-sew maternity DIY from the clever girls of A Beautiful Mess only takes about ten minutes to make! Now that’s my kind of DIY.

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