Friday, March 6, 2015

Bella's Dreamland

It's what I've dreamed of! Designing my baby girls nursery! So my inspiration....a dreamland. I filled the space with stars, unicorns, floating feathers, wings and anything else that had to do with the sky. As a little girl, I was always a dreamer and that part of me still exists. I hope my baby girl never stops being a dreamer. 

So here's her dreamland..... 

Ruffle Throw: TJMaxx
Pink, Gold and White Blanket: Sugar Plum Lane Baby
Cream Fur Blanket: RH Baby & Child
Crib Sheet: Aden & Anais
Crib Skirt: RH Baby & Child
Gold Ornate French Frame: Craigslist find
Feather Wings: DIY
Mobile: DIY
Basket: Serena & Lily
Lamb Stuffed Animal: Pottery Barn Kids
Dresser: Craigslist find
Sequin Hangers: Pearls & Pastries
White Dress: Gap
Ivory Bloomers: Sherbet Baby on Etsy
Shabby Chic Lamp: Target
Blush Ruffle Swaddle: All That Ruffle on Etsy
Frame: TJMaxx
Moccasins: Golden Dot Moccs
Gold Crown: Love Crush Boutique
Star Wall Decals: Urban Wall Decals
Letters: Michaels
Basket: Serena & Lily
Armoire: Craigslist find
Initial Hanger: Pearls & Pastries
Dress: Gap
Letter Blocks: DIY
Frame: TJMaxx
Boxes: TJMaxx
Stuffed Unicorn: Pottery Barn Kids
Glitter Letter B: DIY
Built-Ins: DIY Blog Post
Window Treatments: Pottery Barn
Stuffed Bear: RH Baby & Child
Stuffed Lamb: Pottery Barn Kids
Moccasins: Golden Dot Moccs
Canvases: DIY
Tassel: Studio Mucci
The Sweet Life Iron Quote: Pottery Barn Kids
Ruffle Pillow Covers: H&M Home
Chandelier: Overstock
Feather Lanterns: Cost Plus World Market
Rug: Overstock
Sheep Skin Rug: RH Baby & Child
Fringe Baskets: Target

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DIY Baby Monthly Age Blocks

Our baby girl is almost here and I just finished the last of my DIY projects last night. I'm in full nesting mode as our due date is tomorrow!! Anyone that's had a baby knows how crazy fast they grow and how special it is to get a photo or a thousand each month! Here's a little DIY tutorial for a monthly age block set! 
Or you can purchase them here on my Etsy Shop! 


2" Square Unfinished blocks {Michael's}
1 - 2" x 6" Long Square Unfinished Block { Michael's ~ near the wood plaques and other wood supplies.. My husband also cut it a bit shorter with a saw }
1 Pack of Letter & Number Stickers {Michael's}
2 to 3 Colors of Paint ( I used Martha Stewart Wedding Cake White and Rose Gold) {Michael's}
Paint Brushes in varying sizes


Paint all your blocks and sides the background color of your choosing. You can also alternate background colors for more contrast.

Once the blocks have dried apply the numbers and letters. On one block I did: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and on the other I did 0, 1, 6, 7, 8, 9. For the longer piece of wood, I did week, weeks, month and months.

After the stickers are attached, paint the blocks again with the same background color. Let dry.

After the blocks are completely dry, the stickers should be stuck on very well. Paint just the number and letters with another color paint of your choosing or your alternating color.

That's it!!