Photo Ideas For Documenting a Second Pregnancy {With a Little Helper}

I’m still a mom of one but when the stork comes a-knockin’ the second time around, I’ll definitely have to recreate some of these creative maternity photos—with a little help from my firstborn.

Are any of you lovely readers expecting baby #2? Check out these seven gorgeous photography ideas for documenting a second pregnancy with a little help from the soon-to-be big brother or sister.Read More...

Show Your Bump! 7 Creative Pictures to Take While Pregnant

Nine months sounds like a long time — but it goes by in a flash! Sure, lots of things can happen in nine months, like growing a baby, but it’s because so many things happen during that span of time that it’s important to capture those fleeting moments by snapping a few pictures of your growing belly — before it’s replaced by an adorable infant.

So grab your camera and check out some of our favorite maternity photo shoot ideas!Read More...

Monday Design Inspirations: 03/26/2012

Today’s roundup is filled with the coolest ideas for weekly pregnancy pictures, magnetic wallpaper, an affordable idea for displaying kiddie art, a bird nest for the entire family, and a handmade car wallet for boys on the go!

Miranda of One Little Minute had a wonderful idea to track her second pregnancy — Project Baby. Miranda made a 40-week tee (which she sells right here) and snapped pics of her growing bump every week, creating fun photo collages like the one you see here.

Holly Becker of Decor8 always has great finds to share. It is thanks to her that I learned about many favorites, like Spoonflower and Elissa Hudson. And now, Sian Zeng! Xiang ‘Sian’ Zeng is a fabulous designer with a new, fresh magnetic wallpaper collection. Sian’s designs are simply darling, with a hint of vintage.

An organized and functional art space for kiddos! If you’ve got a budding artist on your hands, then you know that the pencils, crayons, paper and projects are endless. This stylish solution from Style Cookie (a Dutch website) uses a painted pegboard, with looped wire and clothespins, to display children’s art. It’s an affordable and creative kid’s art display idea!

This is by far the coolest bed EVER! This giant bird’s nest bed by O*GE Creative Group was created as a prototype for new and inspiring socializing space, which resulted in this combination piece of furniture and playground. Available (on demand) in three dimensions, the larger version can accommodate 16 people!

And last but not least, check out this fun wheelie car wallet for the little boy on the go! (made by My Happy Hobbies)


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Design Inspiration: Pinterest Monday (02/20/12)

Self contained bunks, a heartwarming pregnancy photo idea, a fun Easter egg DIY, a retro play kitchen and a modern black nursery from The Netherlands!

Scroll down to check out our weekly Pinterest inspiration post featuring all things pertaining to life with baby — and be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more inspirations! If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet and would like an invite, just leave a comment asking for one and we’ll be sure to send it to you.

This bedroom from Slifer Designs {found on Apartment Therapy} features self contained bunks — a great solution for lofts in need of a little privacy for kids. We especially love the natural wood look.

I’m starting to think I’m catching a bit of baby fever! Last week we featured a fun second pregnancy documentation idea — with a little help from your first — and this week I just couldn’t resist sharing this lovely baby bump picture with the soon-to-be big sister feeling mommy’s belly. {original source unknown, via}

Feels like Valentine’s Day was yesterday, and the Easter pins are already taking over Pinterest! This clever Easter Egg DIY from A bit of Pilli Pilli is so darn cute. After all, who can resist an egg with a mustache?

A few weeks back we featured 5 DIY Play Kitchens — and this week I found this darling retro play kitchen with LED stove light, gas top, and real oven rack to add to the group. Check out all the details at Rambling Renovators.

This modern black toddler room comes from a Dutch website — it seems to be a small online shop. Chalkboard wall, check. Giant black and white paper lantern, check. Kid-friendly wall mural, check. There are so many great decor ideas! I’m totally smitten with this room.


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Design Inspirations: Pinterest Monday (1/23/12)

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some Pinterest finds — and since I’ve been spending way too much time on the site (as usual) I though it was about time we brought back our Pinterest Monday feature.

Scroll down to check out some of the things I’ve been pinning recently — and be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more inspirations! And if you don’t have a Pinterest account yet and would like an invite,just leave a comment asking for an invite and we’ll be sure to send you one.

I’m over-the-moon for this DIY chevron fan blades project featured on Design Sponge! Maybe it’s just my chevron obsession — but I think it’s fan-tastic!

I’m suffering from serious chair envy right now. I love everything about this chair — the shape, the studs and the polka dot fabric. Perfect for a girl’s room! Spotted on Daily Dream Design.

These colorful wooden knobs Chocolate Creative can be used as hardware for a dresser or nightstand and I think they are just perfect for a nursery or toddler room!

This super amazing DIY tutorial for stacked frames from Positively Splendid cannot be missed! I need to make one right now — seriously. Don’t you feel compelled to make one yourself too?

Here’s a fun pregnancy photo idea from Deana Johnson Photography! It’s so important to document those nine months of pregnancy — since they slip by so fast. This bubble-gum-popping pose is a must-try if you’re planning on taking a few shots to document your growing bump.

The Stork is Coming: 3 Cute Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

Who knew that two little blue lines could make someone so happy? Finding out you’re pregnant is one of the most exciting moments of a pregnancy – along with hearing the heart beat and feeling that little baby kick for the first time. Here are some creative ideas on how to share “the big news” with your loved ones.

1. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: A photograph of a positive pregnancy test is a common way to announce a pregnancy. But isn’t a picture of a chalkboard due date pointing at your soon-to-be growing belly so much cuter?

2. Announce it With a T-Shirt: If you’re expecting a second child, have the soon-to-be big brother or sister announce the pregnancy with a t-shirt like this one. If this is your first, you can get a t-shirt or onesie for a niece or nephew that reads “I’m going to be a cousin” or one for a sibling that reads “I’m going to be an Aunt/Uncle.”

3. Napkin Notes: Spread the word by inviting unsuspecting family members to dinner and asking them to find their place at the table. Instead of names, write their new “titles” on a napkin.

1- In the Moment
2- Zoe’s Attic

3- hither & thither

Maternity Fashions for the Holidays

1. Loved By Heidi Klum Under Belly Super Stretch Slim Leg Maternity Jeans

2. Mossimo® Sequined Wallet in Black from Target

3. Liz Lange® Maternity Scoop-Neck Fashion Sequin Top in Ebony from Target

4. Isabella Oliver Maternity Bracelet Portrait Top

5. Under Belly Mini Sequin Novelty Fabric Maternity Skirt

6. Merona® Sequin Box Clutch in Black

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