Nurseries We Love: Metallic Touches

A little bit neutral, a whole lot of glam, nurseries are going sleek and sophisticated by way of metallic touches. From intricate wallpapers in gold and silver to giant poufs, shiny pillows and mirrored furniture, there’s something to be said for adding a dose of sparkle to your sparkling newborn’s haven.

Silver, grey and white merge together in a nursery that is serenely glam.

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Photo source: apartmenttherapy.com

Rich in layers of shiny and bright elements, this little girl’s haven screams glamour.

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Photo source: hudsonbabydesign.blogspot.com

The gorgeous gold wall paper in this nursery adds a dramatic punch of metallic loveliness.

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A modern take on luxe metallic, this bright nursery is full of whimsy and cheer.

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Four Things

Though we’re still in the thick of winter, spring’s light colors and airy fabrics have us excited for the season ahead. From lightening up with healthier food to partaking in a more natural route when it comes to makeup, we hope these four things inspire you to look beyond the snow, slush and breezy temps in favor of the warmth ahead.

 maternity blouse

A cinch to make and delicious to down, this healthy and naturally sweet strawberry smoothie is just the kick start we need morning, noon or night.

Floral is everywhere this spring, and this Jessica Simpson maternity blouse in pretty pastels is the perfect way to showcase the trend.

Exude your innate glow by utilizing these easy and effective natural beauty tips – the perfect way to refresh and renew your look.

Adorable, useful and perfectly DIY, these fabric coasters are a fabulous (and easy) way to add a touch of new to your spring décor.

Four Things

With the Big Game finally upon us, we’re looking forward to eating delicious food, wearing comfortable (but) cute clothes and a few other little odds and ends on this first weekend in February. From lusciously flowing locks to adding the final touch to the nursery, here are our picks to eat, wear, do and create!

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Easy to devour and as decadent as you’re craving, these Handheld Desserts are the perfect accessory for game day.

Pretty in print and flowing in fit, this Convertible Sleeve Button Detail Maternity Shirt is an easy, breezy look, day or night.

Gorgeously tousled and surprisingly easy to achieve, these Top 10 Beautiful Wavy Long Hairstyles are must-have additions to your styling arsenal.

  The furniture is in and the paint is up; just add this last DIY Nursery Wall Art detail that is sure to bring it all together.

Nurseries We Love: Pop of Orange

Whether acting as an accent to an otherwise neutral décor or as a compliment to a mate on the color wheel, a pop of orange adds a sunny touch of happy to any nursery. Without being too harsh – say like a fire engine red – orange brings mellow warmth to a room that’s perfect for baby.

With a base of aqua and grey, small pops of orange bring a ray of cheer!

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Ultra-modern and clean lines are instantly brought to life with deep orange accents.

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A whimsical play on colors, orange acts as the standout hue in this fun space.

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Soothing and serene, it’s the rug that makes this nursery come alive.

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Photo source: projectnursery.com

DIY Wednesday: Owl Bookends

A homemade item with both charm and practicality, these DIY Owl Bookends from The Little Appleseed are too cute for words. Customize them to your liking with any fabric of your choice; it’s a simple-to-do project with lasting appeal.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

Materials:

 Fabric

Pattern for the owls

Scissors

Felt

Flannel

A Sewing Needle and Yarn

Rice

Step 1: Make a pattern for the owls.

Step 2: Cut out the fabric needed for the owls. Use flannel. felt and other fabric for the eyes and wings.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

Step 3: Hand embroider all of the pieces in place before sewing them together.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

Step 4: Leaving an opening at the top, stuff them and put rice at the bottom to weigh them down.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

Showers of Happiness: About to Pop!

EAT:

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Sweet: A mouth-watering popcorn bar. Get the recipe here.

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Savory: Delectable dishes with a POP! Get the recipes here.

DECORATE:

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Photo credit: catchmyparty.com

An adorably appropriate balloon wreath.

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Photo credit: projectnursery.com

Perfect pop décor!

GIVE:

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Thank your guests for popping by!

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Popcorn favors, but of course.

PLAY:

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A guessing game for your guests! Get a customized calendar for your bash here.

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A personalized pop quiz! Award a prize for the most correct answers.

DIY Wednesday: Baby Shower String Monogram

A cute and crafty addition to your shower décor, this string monogram project comes courtesy of eyeheartprettythings.com. We adore her use of unconventional colors and how she chose to display it on her dessert table. This super easy DIY only requires a few items which cost under $20 dollars – such a steal for such a sweet shower addition! See the easy pictorial directions below:

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Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A piece of wood (you could use reclaimed wood or brand new from the hardware store)
  • Paper to trace letters
  • A ruler
  • An Xacto blade (or scissors)
  • Nails
  • Yarn
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Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

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Photo source: eyeheartprettythings.com

Color Crush: Mixing with Magenta

maternity dress

A striking statement in both the home and in fashion, magenta is so in. Deeply luxurious yet still exuding a playful touch, we adore this TAYLOR dress’ mix of magenta with touches of black, red and light pink.  It’s sexy and sophisticated all in one.

Shop this maternity dress at A Pea in the Pod.

Showers of Happiness: A Fall Themed Event

Eat

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Sweet: Acorn donut holes. Get the recipe here.

recipe

Photo credit: thriftyveggiemama.com

Savory: Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto Crostini. Get the recipe here.

Decorate

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Photo credit: creativepartyplace.com

Pumpkins revealing the baby’s gender line the mantle.

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A beautiful setting made even more beautiful with all things fall.

Give

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Pumpkin pie in a jar has guests leaving on a sweet note.

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Photo credit: botanicalpaperworks.com

A unique memento, seed paper that grows into wildflowers.

Play

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Photo credit: plan-the-perfect-baby-shower.com

 Nothing says baby shower like a proper game of trivia!

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Photo Credit: The Invite Lady Shop, Etsy.com

Bingo, anyone?

Real Moms-to-Be: Victoria’s Baby Shower

Baby Shower- Motherhood Maternity

Meet Victoria: Our Technical Design Assistant for Motherhood Maternity! Victoria graciously allowed us to take a peek inside her super-adorable baby shower and told us a little bit about the process:

Q: Tell us about your shower outfit! What did you love most about it?

A: I didn’t want to wear anything too dressy as my shower was a pretty laid back event. But, I did want something that was interesting and would stand out as it was still a very special occasion for my family and me. I went with this colorful crochet tunic and white skinny jeans from Motherhood Maternity because I thought the outfit was both casual and eye catching at the same time. I loved the cut of the tunic paired with the rope belt, which flattered my ever-growing bump.

 Q: How did you decide on your location and theme? Who helped to plan the shower?

A: I really wanted a laid back, co-ed shower so all our close friends and family could be together in a relaxed atmosphere. My sister- in-law, Maegan and two good friends of mine, Megan and Anna, planned everything.

We decided an outdoor BBQ would be perfect for this. The girls picked the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education as the location because it had a nice outdoor area, was still in the city, but felt like it was in the countryside, and we could bring our own food and drink.

There wasn’t really a set theme – the girls incorporated red and white checks into some of the décor to give it a picnic feel, and the favors were sweets and candies from the UK, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to represent Mine, Brad’s and baby’s home towns.

Q: What was the most memorable gift you received?

A: We received loads of gorgeous things – everyone was so kind! My most memorable gift though was a Baby mix CD our friends Patti and Harry made us with a compilation of British and American music with songs somewhat baby related. It was really thoughtful!

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