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Nursery Decor & Baby Room Ideas


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!


Lauren Bryant"Thank you, Alison! It's from Hobby Lobby (as is the picture above it). Both came framed! "

Tiffanie"This nursery is great. The rocker looks awesome and instantly became my fav. "

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! "


Today I am excite to be offering a giveaway for a 3 month subscription to Kiwi Crate!  They have just launched three new crate options, in addition to the Kiwi Crate, which cater to different age ranges.  The Koala Crate is for smaller ones, ages 3-4, the Kiwi Crate is for ages 4-8, and the Tinker crate is all about science and technology for 9-14+ and finally the Doodle crate is for 9-16+.  For this giveaway, the winner can pick the crate of their choice – so fun!  To enter, leave a comment with the crate you would choose, and like Kiwi Crate on Facebook.  Winner will be announced Friday!

To read more about our experience trying out Kiwi Crate, check out this post.  Vivi and Brigie were both crazy about it, and we also did another one this month, and it was a really fun way to spend time with Vivi – sometimes it’s hard to get quality time with the older one when the toddler can be so demanding!   These projects really are so fun, and it couldn’t be simpler, since everything is there that you need.


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Please note that by entering, Kiwi Crate will have your email address, and you will be added to their email list.  Of course you can unsubscribe, though, should you choose!



Scarlette"Excited about the tinker crate. "

Carli Eklund"Doodle crate for my daughters birthday! "

Elise"I would love the Koala Crate for my daughter! "

Heather J"I've wanted to try this forever! I'd go with the kiwi crate. Thanks! "

Nicole N."I would pick the doodle crate, it would make a great Christmas gift for a hard to buy for teen …"

Denae"Oh I love Kiwi Crate! I would go with the Kiwi Crate "


fall booties

It’s bootie season!  Do you love them as much as I do?  I think they are so fun, and love that I can wear them with jeans or dresses or just whatever.  Here are some that I’m crushing on right now (although I’d never actually get those leopard ones – I couldn’t possibly manage in those heels but they are striking!).  I got the Lucky Penny ones last winter, and they are my faves.  The metallic is just so good and the low heel is easy to manage with little people in tow.  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend enjoying this wonderful season!!

Sources: (1) Lucky Penny Boots; (2) Tapestry Wedge Boots; (3) Louie Boots; (4) Linden Zipper Booties; (5) Collins Fringe Moccasins; (6) Margot Booties;  (7) Splendid Suede Booties; (8) Leopard Booties; (9) Grey Booties


the owlery


black and white baby room ideas

Here is a slightly more neutral version of last week’s board.  I’m loving the calming, sparse feel of the black and white.  And how awesome is that screech owl tintype above?  I just love it!  It’s not offered in such a large size, sadly – but how special it is a tintype!  Also, that pendant light above is so good, and not too pricey at $149.

Sources: (1) Mobile Small Pendant; (2) Canvas Chart; (3) Screech Owl; (4) Black Chalkboard Clock; (5) Set of brass owls; (6) Wire Sculpture; (7) Isocabison Print; (8) Marble Shelf; (9) Owl Print; (10) Mt. Glacier Print; (11) Kilim Pillows; (12) Airin Spindle Crib; (13) Small Pillar Lamp; (14) Vintage Lowboy Dresser; (15) Teak Tray; (16) Great White North Bedding; (17) Wingback Glider; (18) Owl Pillow; (19) Teak Stool; (20) Grey Union Rug; (21) Ottoman; (22) Moon Hug Print; (23) Rolling Storage Crate


Joni"Yes, great idea!! "

Becky"love this board. one of my favourite yet! the rolling storage crate would be a great DIY project. "