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alice in wonderland party ideas

Vivi’s fourth birthday is right around the corner, and we’re having fun getting ready to celebrate.  It’s so fun to have a little fall kickoff and invite her little friends over to have fun.  We don’t get to host nearly as much as I’d like, partly because our house isn’t really that big, and partly because of this season of life with little people, so I love having a reason to throw a party and spend time with some of our favorites.   We’re doing a little “Vivi in Wonderland” theme, and here is some of the inspiration above!  I can tell 4 is going to be a big year.  I can feel even more so this shift of parenting from simply meeting needs to more relationship building and investing.

Sources: (1) Heart Cake; (2) Pipe Cleaner Crowns; (3) Teapots; (4) Alice in Wonderland Art; (5) Bunny Jacket; (6) A Midsummer Mingle; (7) Flowers

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Honest giveaway!


Have you heard about the Collective from The Honest Co.?  It’s a pretty great curation of beautiful baby products that share Honest’s commitment to quality and health, and they recently launched this beauty of a crib with Babyletto.  The very best part of this partnership is that when you purchase one of these cribs, they donate a crib to a family in need.  How incredible is that?  And this crib is only $399, so I’m sure these will be going fast.  I adore the modern lines and the mix of light, natural wood with bright white!

To make it even better, Honest is hosting a pin to win giveaway for a $1000 gift card.  Pretty awesome, right?  And, in case you need any inspiration, I worked with Honest on three style boards based on three of their adorable diaper patterns (check them all out here!).  The details on how to enter are on the Honest blog, and be sure to check out our inspiration board here.  Below is a little taste of one of the boards:

nautical baby nursery inspiration

Now, go enter, because $1000 to Honest is pretty incredible.  I mean, their diapers are just the sweetest, and it’s so good to know their products are safe and healthy for our little ones!


lo-fi fun


(First of all, thanks so much to everyone who entered the Kiwi Crate giveaway!!  The winner is Denise, and I’ll be emailing you shortly!   Kiwi Crate is also offering $5 off a new subscription to Kiwi, Koala, Doodle, or Tinker crate, so if you were considering trying it out, here’s your chance!  Use code GG5OFF.)

children's records

Have you tried listening to records with your littles?  It’s one of my favorite things.  We have a record player I bought for Chip a few years back, and over time I have collected a few children’s albums from vintage shops and etsy.  The girls love them, and it’s so fun to watch them either cuddled up on the couch, completely enthralled with the story, or dancing around the room, acting out the parts and pretending to be a part of it.  It’s such a great option for non-screen, lo-fi entertainment, and it kind of feels like it takes you back in time.  If you haven’t tried it, go for it – you may be surprised at how much they love it, and the old records are just the sweetest!  You can also find lots of old Disney records of favorite movies – the girls adore RobinHood.  It’s fun for date nights, too; cozying up in front of the fireplace and listen to a favorite album is so romantical!

Sources: (1) Alice in Wonderland Album; (2) Pony Boy Record; (3) The Wizard of Oz; (4) Flower Record Player; (5) Navy Record Player; (6) Peach Record Player; (7) Gold Record Player; (8) Vinyl Record Player; (9) Turquoise Record Player; (10) Peter Pan Record; (11) Cinderella; (12) Peter and the Wolf


Joni"Aww, so fun, Jacqueline!!:) Great to hear from you! I think I probably had the same record player …"

Jacqueline"Hey Joni! This is Jacqueline (formerly Goody ID). I loved this post. I had a Fisher Price record player and …"


I adore this nursery that Lauren created for her little daughter, Ann Bennett.  It’s just gorgeous!  She was inspired by the My Little Pony board, and I love what she did with it to make it her own.  She says the gender was a surprise, so it was a great neutral start, and then she added in some girly touches after Ann Bennett made her arrival.  (Sources: Ebony Jenny Lind Crib; Crib Skirt; Black Dots Crib Sheet; Sleepytime Rocker; Candy Pink Pouf; Tree Stump Table; Horseradish Dhurrie Rug; Bentwood Pendant; The Alison Show Mobile;  Pharmacy Floor Lamp; Triangle Pillow

equestrian baby nursery ideas

Love this gorgeous armoire she found off craigslist.  She switched out the hardware for some pieces from Anthropologie. (Sources: Embroidery Hoop

neutral baby nursery inspiration

Always a fan of The Alison Show’s leather triangle mobiles!

For these shelves, she used IKEA brackets painted gold.  Love!

The dresser/changing table is another craigslist find that she painted with chalk paint (chesapeake blue).  Love that sweet little abacus lamp.

Lauren’s sister-in-law, Lea, painted the horse above the crib.  Such a sweet gift and treasure!

neutral baby nursery inspiration

I love this sweet room so much, Lauren!  Thank you for sharing, and I hope y’all are inspired!


Alison"Love this nursery! Do we know where she found the Come Thou Fount print? It's beautiful. "

Kendyl"These are my favorite posts! I love seeing your boards come to life! I have a few boards bookmarked for …"

Lauren Bryant"Thank YOU, Joni! XO. "

Kitty"I so love seeing your inspirations come to life! This is a beautiful nursery and how special to have …"


alice in wonderland costume

So, Vivi’s fourth birthday is just around the corner, and we’re doing sort of a “Vivi in wonderland” feel.  I’m working on some invitations, so I asked my talented friend Sara Harper to take some photos of the girls dressed up, and she was kind enough to indulge me.  I was so happy with what she captured (and impressed – because let’s be honest – taking photos of an almost 4 year old and a 20 month old is a bit like herding grumpy, albeit cute, little cats) that I had to share.

alice in wonderland costume

I also figured it’s some good costume inspiration.  Vivi’s outfit is really simple; I used a little chambray dress, a white tutu underneath, some striped stockings (I ordered some striped all the way, but they didn’t arrive in time), some black mary janes, and a plain black headband with a large black grosgrain ribbon tied to the top.  I made the little apron to go on top.

alice in wonderland costume

alice in wonderland costume

Brigette is supposed to be the little white rabbit, but really she was more of a “deconstructed” white rabbit.  She was totally not into wearing the ears (which is really unusual for her – she is usually all about the accessories!), but she was still adorable running around and chasing Vivi, although that’s really the opposite of how it’s supposed to work.

alice in wonderland

alice in wonderland costumeWe brought along a few books and a teacup for some props.alice in wonderland costume

alice in wonderlandAlways the performing!alice in wonderland costumeI think this one is my favorite: my two little bookworms.

alice in wonderland costume

alice in wonderland

Thanks so much to Sara for chasing my girls around all morning!  To see more of her gorgeous work, check out the playhouse and Vivi’s third birthday and Brigie’s first birthday!



lesley graham"oh my goodness! perfection!! love the one of the two of them reading on the tree. can't wait! "

courtney"So precious, Joni! "

Gwen, The Makerista"I LOVE these! So beautiful and fun. "

Chazare’ Morrisette"Love love love this!! I love Alice and Wonderland, and my oldest shares the love. So talented! Love the …"

Jean Harrison"I love theses pictures! The setting is so peaceful. Alice and the little white rabbit are so cute! "

Grace"These are precious! And I absolutely LOVE Vivi's outfit! "