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Feb
17

love me do

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beatles baby nursery inspirationA little Beatles inspiration for today!  That lamp is pricey, but I am loving the shape, and all of the color options are divine.

 

COMMENTS

Heather"Where can I get that awesome rug?! "

jonilay"Thanks so much, Christopher!! I adore that piece! "

Christopher McBride"came across this today and was so excited because I'm the creator of 150Grit. So cool to see the …"

jonilay"Yay, thanks, Gemma! "

jonilay"Thanks, Morgan!! I appreciate it! And you were right about the colors - fixed that! "

jonilay"Thanks, Gemma! We're continually working on the site to make it function better - hope we can get them …"

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Feb
14

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This is a little throwback to a post from when Vivi was about Brigette’s age.  Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend spent with those you love the most.

Also, check out the DIY wall hanging I posted on BHG this week if you haven’t – it’s a bit late for Valentine’s day, but it’s fun for a party!

COMMENTS

jonilay"Thanks so much, Gabi!! So glad to hear it.:) "

Gabi"Your girls are so cute! Love the new site! It's so much easier to navigate. "

Monet"Happy Valentine's Day! I just adore your blog. A highlight to my day! "

Kitty"Happy Valentine's Day to you all! Love the pink cast on the picture of the girls. So cute …"

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Feb
12

tiny dancer

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ballerina baby nursery inspiration

Vivi has been really fascinated by ballerinas lately, and I have received a few requests for a ballet board, so here is a little inspiration!  I am loving all these vintage black and white ballerina photos.  They would look lovely scanned and printed at a much larger scale (FedEx Office and Staples have super affordable printing options for black and white!) and the black and white keeps the room from feeling overly sweet.  And how sweet are those glittery ballet shoes?  I’m having a hard time not buying a pair for Vivi.  This would also make a beautiful toddler room; just put in a big girl bed and go!

COMMENTS

lesley"this board brings tears to my eyes. beautiful. "

Ashley Nolan"Oh I love this one Joni! I just told Jon you did this one for me! Heehee! Thank you! "

Ashley Nolan"YAY! I just told Jon you made this board for me-or Vivi possibly but I am super pumped! P wears …"

Katie"My 2yo "big girl" is also enamored with ballerinas. We just added a few ballerina touches to her room …"

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Feb
11

brigie’s first birthday

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first birthday party inspiration

My little Brigie just turned one.  Hard to believe it’s been a year already!  I wanted to throw a little party for her, but was a bit wiped out after Christmas and our trip to ALT Summit.  After some thinking, I thought it would be a fun reason to throw a little Valentine soiree, since it’s about that time.  Vivi also has an obsession with valentines as of late, and I can’t think of much better to a three year old than valentines + a birthday party + cupcakes, so I decked out the playroom and asked Lesley and her girls to come play and Sara captured the morning for me. (Sources: triangle banner and petal fans)

first birthday party inspiration

I mean, look at that face.  I can’t get enough of her snuggles.

first birthday party inspiration

I tried to get crafty for the decorations, rather than going overboard on getting things printed or made, and Minted was kind enough to send me a few things (like the table runner, the circle and triangle banners, and those petal fans - such gorgeous color options!).  I had this vintage mirror on hand that I purchased on the cheap for my old office.  The glass is really super wavy, making it a bit strange on the wall, so I didn’t mind messing with it a bit.  I made a heart stencil and spray painted it with neon pink (and it washes/scrapes off fairly easily should I decide to remove it) and then I used the vinyl cutter to create her name (handwritten in the Paper app and then converted to vector) and silhouette.  You can do the same thing with a cricut or silhouette.

first birthday party inspiration

I kept the food pretty simple with heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit, and some cheese and spreads with pink punch to drink (it’s that honest pink lemonade).  I also made some cupcakes, which for the life of me I cannot make pretty, but they tasted ok.  How adorable is that table runner?  The best part is that it wipes clean, so I can reuse it as much as I want.  Vivi loves picking out her name and figuring out the letters.

first birthday party inspiration

first birthday party inspiration

I had fun making all these little arrows (see tutorial on BHG style spotters today!).  I found some branches in the backyard, spray painted them gold, and then hung the arrows from them with ribbons and gold garland.  It really made for a magical feel downstairs!  I don’t want to take any of it down.

first birthday party inspiration

There was a little valentine making station in the corner for the older girls to have fun with stickers and paper.  It has kept Vivi quite busy since the party, too!

first birthday party inspiration

first birthday party inspiration

first birthday party inspiration

Excuse the wrinkled curtains.  I think they got crumpled in the cleanup after Vivi’s birthday party (they double as movie theater curtains!) – and really, who has time for ironing?!

first birthday party inspiration

Other than valentine making, the main activity was eating.  This wasn’t intentional, but they sure are cute with treats in hand!

first birthday party inspiration

first birthday party inspiration

That Matilda.  Not only is she a sweetie (and she is 5! Such a big girl!  Vivi thinks she hung the moon.), but she has pretty fantastic taste.  I think I’d like her to be my personal stylist.

first birthday party inspiration

first birthday party inspiration

I had envisioned them sitting around the table and eating, but with two little almost toddlers constantly on the go, that didn’t really happen.  Brigette much preferred to climb up to sit on the table, so the table settings had to go, but they had a fun time. I think it would work better with a group Vivi and Matilda’s age.

first birthday party inspiration

first birthday party inspiration

It was really fun getting to celebrate my baby, and I enjoyed having a small group and getting the morning well documented.  Sometimes smaller can be better.

first birthday party inspiration

first birthday party inspiration

Thanks again so much to Sara for taking the beautiful photos!  She is also the one who stayed with Vivi when we left at midnight for the hospital to have Brigette, so it was only fitting to have her here to celebrate with us!

 

COMMENTS

Barbara Conn"I love the curtains! Did you make them? If not where did you get them? "

jonilay"Hi Julie! It's a picture of my mom from when she was a little girl at her dance recital. …"

Julie H."I want to see and hear more about the pink portrait lady that's hanging over your sofa. "

jonilay"Aww, you are so sweet! Haha, thank you!!:) Made my day. "

jonilay"Hi Michelle! Thanks so much! Here is a link to the app: http://www.fiftythree.com/paper . I love it! …"

Michelle Montgomery"This is amazing as usual! Could you post a link to the Paper App you used? I can't find …"

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Feb
10

welcome

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Hey everyone!  Welcome to the new site!   I’m so excited to finally have it launched, after working on it for over a year now.  Our goal was to make the content really shine, as well as make it much easier to search and navigate (and we have fun plans for an app and future updates to continue moving in that direction!).  Really quickly, here are the details about the navigation:

navigationTo move through posts: Click on the arrows to the right.  It sort of works like a magazine!  On mobile, just swipe.

To connect via social media: Click the menu button.

To search: Click the magnifying glass.  I’m most excited about this function.  I am continually adding products from all the style boards (quite a project, since there are over 200 style boards on Lay Baby Lay!) so  the catalog will continue to grow.  I am hoping this will make it even easier to search through this curated catalog to find just the inspiration you need.  You can search by style board, product type, and color so you can quickly scroll through options.  When you click on a product, it will bring up a small window with more details, and you can click there to purchase it or find out more.

And the best part: From now on, the style boards will be directly clickable!  Click through to the next post to experience it.  When you scroll over products, you can click on them directly.  On mobile, you just tap the products.  I’m working on continuing to get all past boards tagged correctly, but it will take time.  Moving forward, this will be the case, but to find links on past boards, just click the board, and you will see the links appear to the right.

I am sure there will be some bugs.  This site has so many details, and we have tried our very best to address all the issues to make it a great experience, but please comment if you find things that aren’t working for you. We want to make it perfect, and we want  you to love it!

Come back tomorrow for pictures from Brigie’s first birthday party!   Here is a little sneak peak (thanks, Sara!):

 

COMMENTS

jonilay"Thanks so much, Loni!! That really means a lot, and I'm so happy to know you are loving it. "

Loni"I am LOVING the new layout. It's brilliant. Completely new and fresh without having too much going on and still …"

Jenni"thanks joni! i'll send my nursery pics to you this weekend! :) "

Dee"Hi! Love the new look! I painted my son's nursery in a traditional baby blue with white horizontal stripes, and …"

Chrissy"the new site is amazing! serious wow! and thanks! "

Gwen, The Makerista"Oh goodness! What great features, Joni! Can't wait to try it all out a bit. Congrats, I …"

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