Saturday, June 30, 2012

ROCK a bye baby

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Etsy Nursery Finds

The finishing touches, the small details, are what really bring any room together, what make a house a HOME.  A nursery is no different, from what you hang on the walls to the toys that line the shelves, the colors, textures and patterns.  It all tells the story of this room, this amazing little haven you have created for YOUR bundle of chubby joy.  I am a big "shop local" gal, BUT Etsy is the next best thing. I love shopping with a "real person" you know 1 or a few people making wonderful items from around the world, each one handmade with extra care. No huge factory, most of it is not mass produced. By us buying what they make we are helping people make money doing what they truly love, and we get a amazingly made with love, just for us, treasure. 
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How can anyone resist these adorable little knitted dragons and yellow kitty.  These little guys are my new go to for every friend who procreates! I am not an ugly doll kind of mama but I know LOTS of people who LOVE them. So as far as ugly doll types go I thought these were pretty darn cute rather than scary!  I would sooo let my little man tote one of these around.

I am always looking for fun and entertaining art for the walls. I love witting sayings and goofs... I found these on Etsy; the site is loaded with them and much more original than going to Target or Walmart for art.  The great thing about buying directly from the creator is that they can also customize anything to your colors! Cheers to Etsy for the nursery!

Baby Boy Nursery, Orange & Grey

When I found out i was prego with my second baby I was first over joyed that i was going to have a bundle of chubby joy.  Second not looking forward to being huge, hot, nauseas, crabby need i go on LOL..... 

BUT THEN third but not least SO STOKED I would get to START PLANNING MY NURSERY. Is it Pink, Blue, Purple, Orange, Cars or Flowers?  Will my daughter be sharing a room or will they each have their own room? Well I will take you on my journey of mood boards I made as excitedly anticipated the possibilities!
Here are two options i played with for a boys room :)  

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This is a bit out there dream nursery BUT it is good for inspiration. I mean $4000 rocker is not practical for most peoples... BUT its fun to look at :) I love this Chevron Rug, and there are a million versions out there so it’s easy to find one in your price range and material. They make any room modern and chic and are surprisingly versatile. I used the Ikea bookcase because well its super affordable, has tons of storage and comes in so many amazing colors now!  
I LOVE aden + anais Muslin Swaddle Wraps, I don't know a mom who doesn’t have these right now. They are so lightweight, HUGE, soft and come in a million designs. They are a bit pricey but they come 4 to a pack so you really only need one package and they will last FOREVER. 


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I love OverStock.com you can find awesome deals sometimes you just have to peak and what they have. I found this awesome rocker there. It will be great for feedings and is cool enough any kid will love to have this in their room as they grow up.

Who dose not loooove this tiny dino friend. Etsy has the most amazing hand crafted baby duds.  I just got a similar dragon for my little man that has a raddle in it and he LOVES it. And knowing it was made by hand by a person NOT a factory just sweetens the deal. That goes the same way for these prints, you can find all kinds of silly and sweet says on Etsy and they can normally customize for your colors no extra charge :) BONUS


Friday, June 29, 2012

Anthropologie Obsession!



Don't act like you don't have one!  Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s ANTHROPOLOGIE purchases!  Covet away!  So it is very had for me on a rare occasion where it is just me in the car, no kids, no husband, and no dogs, to drive past the Third Ward in Milwaukee and not find myself driving past Anthropologie looking for a parking spot.  If I see one I justify to myself IT WAS MENT TO BE!  So I plug my meter admitting to myself this wont be quick :)

Walking in I always feel like a kid in a candy store. Do I go left and look at cloths and candles or right into house wears. OH THE CHOICES

I dont know if i want to put this on a shelf to look pretty or on my table with wild flowers.... but what i do know is I WANT it!  The aztec like graphics, and translucent white glaze give this vase character and style! 
I absolutely 100% LOVE this jug, let me count the ways!!!  The color, the shape and THE TEXTURE...  Devine
Im thinking amazing mercury key hiding dish or match holder!
Thinking I HAVE to go back and get this set... It is to amazing to not, I am envisioning sitting around with friends on a warm day sipping cold sun kissed ice tea from these amazing icy blue glasses and pitcher. They are not on the website :( 

 Who dosent need this monkey to hold your wedding ring... Kind of a no brainer here ;) hehehe 
Who.. who... whooooo needs this Owl to hold their makeup brushes or a cute bunch of flowers bedside? I think we all do!

 So true... Rock on Paul Arden
BRACELETS... is it just me or do pretty Bracelets make every day a little better... accept at $28 a piece I settled for one :)

 Cute hanging candle holders, very boho... I can see these in my BF Amy's house. Xmas gifts anyone? Yes I do think about those THIS early!

I am obsessed with these candles, I literally
 have one in every room of my house in Aloha Orchid! Here

I love Design Sponge Blog! 

I ended up actually getting this book, there is basically a good amount of info on most household decorating questions.  There is info on everything from lamps to types of sofas. The Illustrations
 leave a lot to be desired but the content is still worth the buy!
And the Pièce de résistance the sale section at Anthro!

With Prices such as they are in this store, this is an amazing treasure trove of more reasonably priced eclectic decor!

SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SAAAAAAAAAALE!




Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stencils transform ordinary walls!


Wall Paper, Temporary wallpaper, hard to manage painter’s tape lines... STENCILES!!!!!!

It is the best of all worlds! You get the look of wallpaper with out the permanency!  Whether it is a few fun details, a bird or tree branch, or an entire wall of swirls and twirls. Stencils can create a new room for the cost of one stencil a roller and paint!

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Adding a simple birdcage and birds to this breakfast nook gives the perfect detail to help make this space unique.  I LOVE how this DIYer made the birds blue instead of doing it all black, gives it a very chic but homey feel.


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HELLOOOOO Genious!  Using a stencil to transform a ordinary table into a "inlayed" indian inspired masterpiece.  YES PLEASE!
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Stencils are a great way to give uniqueness to any nursery. Color, Shape, Personality... 
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Using a simple stencil to turn this closet into a focal point... Loving it!  



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Hello Original, I am not sure I would have chosen this busy Stencil for a ceiling detail, BUT the idea is great and has my gears turning!

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LOVE, Using a craft stencil and paint to create a one of a kind lampshade!  I am SOO stealing this idea!
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