Photog Mama: 9 Newborn Picture Ideas

A child is only a tiny newborn baby for a short period of time — as a mom, I can tell you that it flies by! So it’s important to capture those fleeting moments with some GREAT pictures. Take a cue from these professional newborn photos and snap away!Read More...

Barbershop Birthday Party

We don’t know what it is about vintage party themes that we love so much but we find ourselves fascinated every time!


We’re featuring an old school barbershop birthday party (with plenty of mustaches) in a red, white and blue color scheme that could also work well as a baby shower theme too.Read More...

Little Man Extravaganza: A Birthday Wish for Bodhi

Mustache Little Man Birthday Cake | Featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery

Although I’ve seen the “little man” theme done many times, I couldn’t help but plan this theme for my son’s first birthday party! We have called him “little man” and “Bodeman” since before he was born so it was a very fitting option for us.

Get all the party details and view more pictures of Bodhi’s first birthday extravaganza after the jump! Read More...

Mr. Mustachio: Little Man Nursery

Kiddie birthday parties are a great source of inspiration when it comes to nursery design. But how do you translate a party theme to decor? That’s the question that our lovely reader Sarah Q. had for me.

Sarah writes “I love those ‘Little Man’ mustache parties (also known as barbershop-themed parties) that are all over Pinterest—but how would I translate that into a nursery theme? No idea where to start really…. Help!

Not to worry, Sarah. Help is here!

Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 7/23/2012

A mustache find for baby, stylish kitchen inspiration and mama’s new must-have tote!

Mustaches continue to trend when it comes to all things baby and kid related—mustache bibs, mustache parties, you name it! We know, we know — they’re irresistible. If you want to add a little mustache lovin’ to your kiddos’ decor, check out these handmade mustache blankets we found on Etsy by Little Hip Squeaks.

I may not be the best cook, but I spend many hours a week in the kitchen preparing meals for my little one. And since I spend so much time there, I feel it’s important that the space is pleasant, functional and pretty. If a kitchen remodel is in your future, check out for some inspiring ideas. Here’s one in particular I’m archiving for a future project. It uses glass plates as an alternative to the traditional tile backsplash. It’s sleek and easy to clean — and look how well it goes with the glass mosaic tile!

One of our favorite summer finds! We’re head-over-heels for the Juno totes by Deux Lux ($84-$99). They’re reversible—with eight color combinations to choose from—so basically they’re like two bags in one. Take the black/teal combo pictured above. You can spend all day running errands with the teal tote and then just flip it inside out to turn it into a black tote for your evening plans.


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Mustache Party: A Little Man First Birthday Bash

Mustaches are all the rage when it comes to anything baby boy related. Mom Katie decided to go with a mustache theme for her son’s first birthday not because she wanted to go with the trend, but because she thought he would look really cute in a mustache! She made all of the decorative elements herself and threw her big boy a very fun, and personal, first birthday celebration.

The party was held at home and plenty of family and friends were invited — a cozy affair to celebrate baby’s first year of life. Baby Jude was dressed to coordinate with the party theme in a darling mustache tee and faux mustache. What a gentleman!

Katie made a personalized birthday banner and colorful paper party hats to decorate her home for the occasion. The “Happy Birthday” party banner was made using wood letters purchased from a local craft store and scrapbooking paper, while the baby’s name was spelled out with jumbo cardboard letters wrapped with yarn.

As you scroll down, look carefully and you’ll spy some pictures of baby’s of year strung along the windows, using red and white bakers twine and clothes pins to clip the pictures.

Happy 1st Birthday, Jude!

photography by Jamie Sangar

Check out Jude’s nautical toddler room and his modern forest-themed nursery too!


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.

12 Beautiful Baby Shower Cupcakes

Cupcakes and cookies are not only delectable party treats, they’re also part of the party decor! Beautiful baked goodies, made to coordinate with your party decor are a must-have for any event, and baby showers are no exception!

Visions of sugar plums cupcakes will be dancing in your head after you check out these 12 baby shower cupcakes.