Lucy’s Bright & Sweet Nursery

This week’s featured baby room is a sweet and bright nursery for a baby girl — featuring gray walls, birch tree decals and lots of colorful touches. This baby room even includes a trundle bed allowing this soon-to-be new mama to nap near baby — or for overnight guests to enjoy.

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Night Owl Baby Shower

I’ve been in party planning mode for the past couple of weeks, since my little girl is turning four in less than a week, which means that I’ve been browsing the party galleries over at HWTM more than usual. I stumbled upon this last-minute baby shower, with an adorable night owl theme, that I think you guys will love! Read More...

Trend Spotting: Cupake Cakes

Cupcakes are the ultimate birthday treat. You can decorate them with icing or cupcake toppers to match with the party theme—and there’s no need for the cake cutting hassle. One trend we have seen on the rise is creating themed cakes from cupcakes for a mouth-watering dessert table feature.

This colorful Fish Cupcake Cake (click on the link for a tutorial) is perfect for a summer birthday celebration—like an Under the Sea themed party! Something like this is perfect for celebrating your kiddo’s birthday at day camp or a birthday pool party.

Caterpillar-themed parties are extremely popular for one and two-year-olds—and we can’t think of a more appropriate/fun birthday cake idea than this Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake Cake for a Caterpillar-inspired celebration. “On my birthday, the caterpillar mommy ate through 3 cupcakes.”

Hoo’s having a party? Owls are always trending when it comes to kids’ decor, fashions or parties. Kids love owlies—and so does mama! These Night Owl Cupcakes & Cake could be the perfect dessert for an owl-themed birthday celebration or a back-to-school party.

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Baby Girl Owl-Themed Nursery {Featured Room}

Putting together a nursery on a small budget can be challenging. But doing so while you are a renter presents a whole new set of complications — no painting allowed, for example. Jordana K. is a new mom and CCN reader. She resides in Canada and designed this neutral, owl-themed nursery for her newborn baby girl in her rental apartment—for about $1,000!


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They’re a Hoot! Owl Finds For Little Girls

Owls are still super popular when it comes to nursery design and all things baby. We get it! They’re cute and go well in a boy or girl’s nursery. One of our most popular featured nurseries is this whimsy owl nursery for a baby girl — and we thought it would be such a treat to round up 9 of our favorite owl finds for girls!

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The Look For Less: DwellStudio Owls Nursery

Designer nursery collections —like those offered by Serena & Lily and DwellStudio— are coveted by many mamas-to-be but the hefty price tag on some of these items can burst mama’s dream nursery bubble in a flash!

But you can still put together a nursery that looks right out of a catalog or magazine by cutting costs in the right places. Take for example, the ever-popular Owls collection from DwellStudio.

  • The first place I cut costs when it comes to nursery design is crib bedding. I’ve always thought it’s a complete waste of money. And thanks to new sleep guidelines, you’ll probably be more inclined to listen to me when I say, JUST GO WITH A CRIB SHEET! You can save $320 by choosing the Owls Crib Sheet ($40) instead of the Owls Sky Crib Bedding Set from DwellStudio ($360).
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  • Wallpaper can be expensive. But you can buy the minimum 8 sq ft of the Owls Wallpaper (which comes out to about $48) and cut and frame the pieces to create designer wall art for a minimal cost — an 8 ft wide wall, that’s 10 ft high would cost almost $500 to wallpaper. Eek!
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  • Get creative! Place a DwellStudio Tree Decal (starting at $50) and decorate it with some adorable Owl Picture Frames ($40 each). You can use velcro to securely fasten them to the wall.
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  • Splurge on a few Owl Storage Bins ($50 for small bin, $90 for large bin).
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  • Forget the Owl and Tree Wool Rug ($550) and opt for a long striped brown and cream rug ($150) also from DwellStudio.
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Retro Owl Nursery {Featured Real Room}

I’m constantly amazed by the crazy talented parents and parents-to-be that email me pictures of their nurseries. Being able to feature their creativity is one of my favorite things about authoring and editing this site! This nursery was designed within a $1,500 budget but you’d never know it because it looks like a million bucks!!!

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