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Nursery Inspiration & Baby Room Delights


lido greenSo I have confirmed the paint color in the shared room – my apologies, but it’s Benjamin Moore Lido Green!   I’ll have to look back at the swatch book when we are home from out of town.  Just wanted to let everyone know.  It does look close to the refreshing teal in person, though.

We are in New York this week for a workshop with Better Homes & Gardens.  It has been so much fun, and I have loved meeting some bloggers I have long admired!  Kirsten, Nole, Jenny, Rachel, and Kirsten just to name a few!  Now Chip is up here now and we’ll be spending the weekend sleeping, eating, and inspiration hunting.  I guess getting myself and two little people to go out of town made it nearly impossible for me to get any posts together for this week, so I’ll be announcing the KissyKissy winner on Monday.  If you want to enter over the weekend, please do!  Their precious clothes are truly the softest and sweetest, and I adore them.  The little gowns feel like heirlooms.

And, if you want to follow along as we play in New York, follow me on instagram!


riktha"Where is your door hardware from if you remember? "

danya assad"this is amazing "

Joni Lay"Hi Tiffany! Thanks so much - it's actually a toddler bed I bought at a vintage shop, and my …"

Tiffany"I am in love with the toddler bed..Where might I find one like this?? Thanks so much! "


whispering pines

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woodland baby room ideasI feel a touch of fall in the air, and I can’t get it out of my head.  A little more woodland inspiration.  I love that old photo of the bear up in a tree; it would be so lovely scanned in and reprinted at a very large scale.  I almost bought it for the girls’ room, but one of you needs to snag it!  I know Vivi would love trying to spy the bear up in that tall tree!


jonilay"Ah, you are right, Katie! So sorry about that - I am working on correctly archiving these older boards. …"

Katie Petersen"It seems the sources are a bit mixed up. "

Lauren Chipman-Keester"where is number 6's source? i love it! "

Jennifer of Pitter Patterned"Ooh, I love this! I love the outdoors and live in the country, this would be so cute for a …"

J is for Jessica"I just discovered your blog and I wish I'd found it when I was pregnant! I love all of your …"


baby room pillowsToday, I’m sharing a little tutorial on how to do these felt letter pillows from the shared room.  These are really pretty simple and sweet, and it’s something you could translate onto a lot of other projects.  It would be really fun to make some banners for a party with these letters!  I am loving working with felt lately.  It’s inexpensive, forgiving, and bright.  I also made that little garland on Vivi’s bed with little triangles and hearts.  Super easy!  Here is a little graphic for the pillows, with some more details typed out below:felt letter pillowAs noted above, don’t stress about making the letters perfect.  You could draw them out with a marker before cutting them if freehand cutting gives you anxiety, but I think you’ll like the end result of the hand-cutting better.  The imperfection adds charm, and felt is so inexpensive that you can keep trying until you like the look.  Also, I added piping to Brigette’s pillow, but not to Vivi’s.  I love the look of piping, but sometimes it makes me want to pull my hair out.  Too much tedium for me.  If you want to try it and have never done it before, I used this tutorial but I put the zipper at the bottom of the pillow like this.  It really isn’t so bad, I guess, and it’s not overly challenging but it does require some precision and I don’t always love having to pay that much attention.  Hope that helps!  Let me know if anything isn’t clear.

Also, check out my sweet friend Lesley’s blog today – I shared what a typical day is like for us.  I think it’s always fun to see what other mamas are doing, so if you want to know how we stay busy, check it out!  And don’t forget to enter the kissykissy giveaway, either!


Michelle"Thank you for posting this! I love your pillows and can't wait to make one of my own! "

Alea"Adorable!!! "

Lauren O’Donnell"Thanks for the tutorial! "

Jane"I love these! Would be such a gorgeous present for a new bubba x "


yellow ochre + peachy pink

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baby room inspirationSome new inspiration on BHG Style Spotters today!  Go here for sources, and the inspiration behind this inspiration . . .


Brianne Heape"Ooh la la, those yellow details are makin' me smile! And that "home is" print - love it! :) "

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brigie 7 monthsLittle Brigie is 7 months!  Hard to believe we are getting so close to one year!  She is such a sweetie.  It’s funny how I feel like you can already tell the difference between her and Vivi Charles (see her sister’s 7 month photos here).  She is calm and steady and just a bundle of absolute sweetness.   I’m also excited to offer a giveaway from kissy kissy today.  I love their baby clothes; they are so unbelievably soft and so darling, and both Brigette and Vivi came home in kissy kissy gowns (see Vivi in hers here, and Henry had his on display in his nursery!).  Their pieces are classic and timeless, and the winner gets the outfit of their choice (in the 0 to 24 month size range) from their fall 2013 line!  To enter, like kissy kissy on Facebook, and leave a comment with your favorite print from their fall 2013 line.  You can also view more of their sweetness here.  Winner will be drawn randomly next Monday, September 16th.


Joni Lay"Hi Amber! It's the Empire Rocker by Nurseryworks: http://www.nurseryworks.net/empire-rocker/ "

Amber S"I love this chair. Where did you get it? "

Lauren Barkanic"Kissy Kissy's Antique Roadsters print is just adorable! "

Kathleen Arnold"The Wooly Lamb is sweet! "

Krista f"Cupcake sprinkles had me at hello! LOVE kissy kissy!!! "

Holly Ford"Love the Beep Beep and Jurassic Dino for my little guy :) "