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crib bedding ideas

Frequently, I get questions about crib bedding, so I thought it would be helpful to do a post with some tips about what bedding to choose.  I am a big fan of keeping it simple, with a neat, white crib skirt, and several different crib sheets so you can change up the look.  New Arrivals has a beautiful selection of crib sheets and crib skirts, so it’s a great resource for your registry!  I worked with them to select a few different crib sheets, so you can see how you can get a variety of different looks. (And, by the way, New Arrivals is offering 20% off with the code LAYBABY20!)

crib bedding inspiration

Above is the carnival crib sheet with the white pique skirt with gray trim.  I love this crib sheet!  The shades of orange remind me of my childhood (it goes perfectly with my old shopping cart above!), and it’s such a fun, happy neutral sheet.  It feels fresh and different, and I think it’s the cutest.

crib bedding inspiration

Next is the dreamweaver crib sheet.  This is a more feminine look, and the dreamy colors are so pretty.  It kind of dresses things up a bit, and it’s quite a different look from the carnival sheet.  I love the aqua!

baby bedding inspiration

This sheet looks girly without being too frilly.  It also pairs great with the white pique skirt with gray trim.

baby bedding inspiration

This is the sprout bumperless crib sheet.  It gives you the tailored feel of a bumper, without the extra fabric, if that causes you concern.  If you like the bumper look, I think this is a great option; I love being able to peek in on baby from the door, and the pared down bedding really highlights the lines of the crib.  This is a really sweet look.

crib bedding inspiration

(And by the way, the Jenny Lind is such a gorgeous crib.  It’s a fantastic look for the price, and I think it would work well for a boy or a girl.  I just adore this crib.)

baby bedding inspiration

Lastly, this is the piper sheet in gray.  This is more of a modern look, and is also a great neutral.  I love the way it pairs with that vintage plaid blanket.

baby bedding ideas

I also like the play on scale with the pattern society union rug.  So fun to see how you can get a range of different looks with a collection of crib sheets!  All these patterns are vastly different, but they still work really well in the same space.  With a little one, you will be changing the sheets frequently, and it’s fun to be able to freshen up the space in between washings!

baby bedding inspiration

(See more details about this room here.  Walls are Benjamin Moore Lido Green, and the print above the crib can be found here.)

Thanks so much to New Arrivals, Inc. for sponsoring this post.  I appreciate so much your support of Lay Baby Lay sponsors so that I can keep providing beautiful content and inspiration!

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Vivi is turning four in a week and a half (!) and I’m working on her party, and trying to figure out what to get for her.  There are so many cute little girly things out there right now . . . here is my wish list if I were turning four:

(1) Bow Headband; (2) Gunner & Lux Necklace; (3) Sleepy Kitties; (4) Ice Cream Set; (5) Merci Poster (email Sophie to purchase – thanks, Molly!); (6) Ava the Unicorn; (7) Pipsticks Sticker Subscription; (8) Furry Booties; (9) Bow Puffer Coat; (10) Sleepy Fox Print

Also, my friends at Babyli.st just launched a new app called little list where you can share a list of gifts that interest your little ones, and keep track of their ever changing clothing and shoe sizes – so great!  You can share it with grandparents and relatives, and since it keeps track of everything, there are no duplicated gifts!  It’s a great way to share what your child really needs (a new winter coat, shoes for school, a new bedtime book, etc.) so gifts are extra meaningful and helpful!  Check it out here!

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Yolonda"She has great taste, love the puffer coat. "

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Oct
19

lo-fi fun

THEMES

(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

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Oct
10

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

Oct
02

halloween decor ideas

I’m working on finishing up details for a harvest/halloween style challenge with the Home Depot.  I’m really happy with a couple of the updates we made to our living room – it was a fun excuse to take on a project!  It was a little hard for me to pin down the look I wanted to go for at first, because I’m not super into halloween (love dressing up the babies, but the creepiness is not my thing) and warm oranges and autumnal hues aren’t my favorite, either.  I love them in nature, but I tend to skew cooler when it comes to interiors.  I found the above images to strike a good balance on what I’m going for – love all of the above!

Sources: Black and White Dining Room; Wire Boo Sign; Boo Banner; Fall Place Setting

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