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aqua and pink baby nursery inspiration

Today I have a really generous giveaway from Rikshaw Design, a company with gorgeous hand block printed textiles.  Rikshaw just released their absolutely gorgeous line of crib bedding (check out all the collections here; the Mayoor is featured above!) and they are offering a giveaway for a crib sheet, a toddler quilt, and a crib skirt of your choice (enter below).  The colors are just so beautiful, and I love how Rikshaw paired them with modern cribs for the perfect mix of polished and pretty.  The Taj, Pondicherry and Mayoor collections are great for gender neutral nurseries, and the Asha and Padma are super sweet for a girl.  And, can I say that I am pretty much crazy about that booti camel pillow?  You can also purchase their fabrics by the yard – I’m making curtains out of the pink Taj paisley for Vivi’s new room!

Also, be sure to check out Rikshaw Design’s line of women’s clothing and children’s clothing.  Everything is so light and airy – perfect for the warm summer days ahead!   Enter below – winner will be announced this Friday!

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This post was kindly sponsored by Rikshaw Design.  Thanks so much for supporting Lay Baby Lay’s sponsors so I can continue doing what I love  and providing inspiration!  


High Quality Wool, Paisley Designs Throw, Soft Red,223 x 142 cm | Bedspreads & Coverlets"[…] lighter in weight than usual throws, it is very warm and comfortable due to its dense weaving. The paisley …"

Dani"Padma "

Mariaelena"Love the asha collection "

Katie"Love the taj or the mayoor! Thanks for the giveaway! "

allyson c"Taj is probably best for me, but how to choose! "

Lauren"Love the colors of the Padma collection! "


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blue baby boy room ideas

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, here is some boy inspiration from Tea Collection!  Love that camel print!  Almost all of the art featured above is from their Morocco art collection.  I love the pairing of those pieces with the preppy and polished navy, happy yellow, and bright white!


Lauren Lanza Osias"Hooray!! That's my dresser!! I'm so excited to have it featured here! My baby Room is using a lot of …"

Cassie"Love it all!!! Love the Moroccan theme! "

Maria F"Perfectly put together! "

chloe"love this nursery and love the prints! "

katerina@lexandliv"I'm batty over neon yellow (and pink!) these days. Lovely inspiration board! And i'm thinking I need that LON trunk. "

Stephanie"Awesome prints! Would be great for our little one. "


pink baby room ideas

Today I have a GIVEAWAY from one of my favorite children’s clothing companies, Tea Collection!  For spring and summer, the collection is inspired by Morocco, and to accompany the adorable line of clothing are prints that coordinate.   All of the art featured above is from their collection – makes for a really happy and bright space, doesn’t it?  Tomorrow I’ll be featuring some boy inspiration around the collection!

(I also love the China collection – the panda bear and that tiger are my favorites!)

And, if you aren’t familiar with Tea’s clothing line, you should certainly check it out.  I love their clothing line because they do a fantastic job of creating beautiful prints and styles that are also easily wearable and comfortable.  They are gorgeous, but not too fussy, which is the perfect combination.  I often wish their dresses were available in my size, like Vivi’s triangle pop dress.  (You can see the girls in some Tea here.)

This post was sponsored by Tea Collection.  I’m so grateful to the sponsors who support Lay Baby Lay so I can stay home with my girls and help support my family!


Martha Jones"My husband and I travelled to Morocco last year and so my baby boys' nursery has a rug from there. …"

Cassie Harrison"Love it all! Especially the boy nursery as a mom of two little dudes! "

Desi J"I love the transportation themed print! "

Melissa Wilson"I love all things TEA.. The Morocco collection is so amazing and would be amazing in my B/G Twins play …"

Deborah Kallgren"This is so cute and just what I am looking for for a Moroccan friend whose baby shower (it's a …"

Sara"Love these prints! Just started putting my daughters nursery together and I think their mermaid print mixed with one of …"


small closet makeover

Recently, sweet Sheaffer asked me to participate in a new column on her blog, Pinterest Told Me To, called “closet confessions.”  (She uses Pinterest for wardrobe inspiration, and then posts her interpretations using items from her own closets, plus other great style tips!)  She asked for some photos of my closet, along with a few details about some of the pieces hanging in it (check out the post to see).  I quickly jumped on the idea because the thought of re-organizing and refreshing my closet has been on the back of my mind for quite awhile.

It can be a challenge to keep everything organized in this season of life, where it seems I am in a cycle of not pregnant, pregnant, super pregnant, post-pregnant, nursing, post-pregnant-and-not-nursing-but-haven’t-lost-all-the-baby-weight-yet, and so on.  And then if you hope to do it again, you don’t really want to get rid of it all, because you don’t want to have to buy new clothes when you are once again in the hopefully very short season of post-pregnant-and-not-nursing-but-haven’t-lost-all-the-baby-weight-yet.

small closet makeover

Also, as we live in a 1948 house, our closets are all fairly small so we don’t have much extra storage.  My closet is what I’d call a “step-in,” as in you can step in, turn around, and step out.  There is no walking involved, but you can actually get into the closet at a snug 60″ x 30″.

small closet makeover

Formerly, the closet had a rod on both sides, with shelves above, and I had all most of my shoes scattered on the floor.  I decided to paint it all black, to sort of give it a boutique look, and when I took down the rods and shelves I was happy to discover there were shelf supports already existing all up and down one side of the closet.

This was also extra incentive to do some real purging, because I’ve seen photos of gorgeous closets with shoes lining the walls.  I did an honest evaluation of my clothes, taking out those that don’t fit well or that I just don’t wear, making a concise collection that fits on one rod.  Then, I was able to organize my shoes up and down the shelves on the other side.

small closet makeover

On one shelf, I displayed my treasured Harry Potter collection (my guilty pleasure when I’m feeling a little stressed) and a pair of vintage brass camels that are great for holding accessories, plus this lovely little box that contains smaller jewelry items.

small closet makeover

small closet makeover

On the other side, I have clothes hanging on the rack, and my jeans are stacked on the shelf above.

small closet makeover

I painted the walls all black (caviar by Sherwin-Williams), which is really dramatic and fun, and I wanted to add some kind of interest to the back wall.  I loved the backdrop Anna Rifle Bond created for the Rifle Paper Co. booth at the stationery show, so I tried my hand at a simple floral design (not nearly as awesome as hers, of course!) with a gold sharpie.  I just wanted it to be kind of loose and organic and not too perfect and I also painted some light pink dots on the wall for a little added interest.

small closet makeover

So, there you have it!  A quick little closet redo.  It took me about three hours from start to finish, seriously (of course, it’s a very small space!), which was much less than I expected.   It’s so nice to actually know what is in there and be able to get to it easily, which makes getting ready infinitely better.  I have maternity clothes and other staples I wanted to save in two bins under our bed, so the only items there are those I can wear at this point.

Be sure to check out Pinterest Told Me To today to see a few more photos, as well as some of my favorite things from my closet.  I have several friends who are big fans of Sheaffer and take lots of inspiration from her, and if you aren’t familiar with her site,  she’s an adorable wife and mom who uses Pinterest as inspiration to put together outfits with items from her own closet.  She has become somewhat of a personal stylist for her readers, giving them courage to try out new trends and looks, and they clearly love taking her advice!

small closet makeover

Thanks, Sheaffer, for letting me play along!   Be sure to enter the awesome $150 Stella and Dot giveaway she is offering below!

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jonilay"Hi Erika! Thanks so much! The poster is from one of my favorite poster artists, Jason Munn. …"

Erika"Wow, that black and gold wall is stunning!! Can you please tell me where you got that amazing Flight of …"

Catching My Eyes and Ears This Week | The Clever Pony : Thoughtful Branding + Design"[…] gorgeous, handpainted small closet makeover that is completely inspiring me to makeover my […] "

Kelly Crawford"Oh my goodness! I love the black with the gold sharpie!!!! Totally know what I am doing in our mud …"

laura"love the black and gold! "

Katie F"Love the dramatic walls! "


my little deer

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Today, I have a fun giveaway from the talented Stacie of Gingiber!  I’m such a fan of her adorable prints and pillows, and she is offering a giveaway of her Pajama Bear Pillow and Reindeer Pillow, just in time for Christmas!  To enter, be sure to check out her shop and just leave a comment below, and the winner will be announced next Wednesday, November 20th!  Here is a little inspiration around that adorable reindeer pillow:my little deer


Chela"How fun! I love this! Gingiber is one of my favorites on Etsy! "

Sheri"Did you announce the winner?? Don't see it on here or on your instagram? "

Courtney Groce"Love the reindeer and bear but I also love the fox pillow too! "

lara"i hope it's not too late. i love gingber pillows and art and now your site, too! a fun discovery! …"

Chelsea"Not gonna lie, kind of want the pillows for my bed :) so adorbs! "

Courtney gray"Love love love these pillows!! "