25 Feb 2015, 10:59pm
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My Modern Nursery #95: French Blue Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

For our latest nursery board with Lullaby Paints, I selected French Blue. It’s a beautiful, versatile blue that can be used with many decor styles. French Blue is bright enough to make an impact but not so bold that it’s dark or overwhelming. Obviously, I ignored the “French” part of the name and not surprisingly steered far away from toile patterns. Instead, I used bold, bright, modern colors and shapes.

If you enjoy this scheme, please visit the French Blue Nursery Inspiration Pinterest board for more items to consider. You can complete your own space with additional options from the board.

My Modern Nursery 95 French Blue

1- French Blue Wall Paint from Lullaby Paints- $59 a gallon
2- Be A Gem Print from CB2 (no longer available) but you can find at Oopsy Daisy
3- Sky Pendants, Set of Three- $1000
4- French-Belgian Bright Blue Linen Panel- $50 to $70 each
5- Pop Icon Star Nightlight- $60
6- Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Crib- $400
7- Gelato 3 Drawer Changer Dresser- $400
Gelato Feet Pack in Spring Yellow- $18
Gelato Knob Pack in Spring Yellow- $18
8- Serapa Embroidered Pillow- $30
Mingled 16″ Pillow- $25
9- Mr. Snake from Ferm Living- $146
Stegosaurus Throw Pillow- $19
10- Fiberglass Arm Shell Rocker from Modernica- $485
Quartz Cube Bin- $17

Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery. For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest.

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24 Feb 2015, 1:19pm
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Etsy Find: Tooth Fairy Boxes

My baby lost his second tooth yesterday. For some reason my boys have lost almost all of their teeth at lunch at school!

tooth fairy

Fortunately, the lunch ladies have these cute little treasure chest to help ensure that any teeth lost in the cafeteria get home safely for the tooth fairy, but you too can prepare yourself with the Tooth Fairy Boxes from Beehive Kitchenware. Choose rabbit or bird. $32 each


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23 Feb 2015, 10:35pm
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Fun with Food

Even easier than cutting their food up with cookie cutters or shaping it in Japanese bento molds, these plates and dishes really are worth it for that bit of joy and fun that they add to mealtime.

My favorite is Dinner Winner from Fred and Friends. It’s a board game with a treat as a prize at the end. $20

Dinner Winner from Fred and Friends

Also from Fred and Friends, the Food Face dinner plate featured endless creative possibilities! $16 Fred and Friends Food Face dinner plate

The customized Dress Up Plates from Little Me have cookie cutter shapes for the clothes so you can really go all out with the mealtime prep. Customize a boy or girl. These make amazing gifts!

Customized Dress Up Plates from Little Me

The Transportation plates by Bogusław Śliwiński are another fun surface on which to play with your food. $17

boguslaw sliwinski besign ceramic plate

From Constructive Eating, this plate isn’t as fancy, but the utensils really amp up the fun factor. $33

Constructive Eating

I can vouch for the fact that fun dishes make memories in childhood. We had the boy and girl set of these stacking dishes when I was little.

boy stacking dishes

Nowadays, you can delight your kids with these stacking sets from Wee Gallery. $40

Wee Gallery stacking ceramic dishes

So, why settle for regular, boring dishware?

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19 Feb 2015, 10:34am
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Happy Year of the Goat 2015

If you’re celebrating the Chinese new year or looking for a fun way to commemorate 2015 (perhaps the year your child is born?), try one of these cute goats as a gift or in your decor!

year of the goat 2015

1- G Is for Goat by Patricia Polacco- $17
2- 2015 Chinese New Year postcard from Zen Brush- $20
3- Goat Throw Pillow by Casey Rogers- $39+
4- BAGGU Standard Reusable Shopping Bag Mountain Goat- $9
5- Plush Goat Friend from Finkelstein’s- $46
6- Plush Goat Pillow from Laura Frisk- $20
7- Billy Goat print from Berkley Illustration- $18
8- Jellycat Furryosity Goat- $27
9- Baby Goat from The Animal Print Shop- $25+
10- 3 Sprouts Laundry Hamper, Goat- $20

If you prefer to call 2015 the year of the sheep, I’ve got you covered there too!

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18 Feb 2015, 11:38am
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My Modern Nursery #94: Wild and Wired Sponsored by NUMI NUMI Design

The exciting news from NUMI NUMI Design is that they have been able to reduce the price of their Wired Furniture Collection. The retail price of the crib and changer are $500 less than before! The Wired Crib is now $1,290 and the Wired Changing Table is now available for $1,390.

The colors I selected to go with Amber Bamboo finish of the furniture were inspired by the Triangle Print Wallpaper from Kate Zaremba Company. A nursery is a perfect place to use a fun removable wallpaper. Before you get bored with a pattern, it’ll be time to redecorate for your big kid. Kate Zaremba has a few fun patterns that you’ll adore until then.

My Modern Nursery 94

1- Akura Origami Lampshade- $105
Triangle Print Removable Wallpaper from Kate Zaremba Company- $27+
2- Yael Canvas from NUMI NUMI Design- $50 to $80 depending on size
3- P’kolino Safari Wall Hooks- $32
4- Giraffes Dancing in the Forest from Dekanimal- $20+
5- Wired Crib from NUMI NUMI Design- $1290
6- Wired Changing Table from NUMI NUMI Design- $1390
7- Turquoise Ottoman Pouf from Looping Home- $85+
8- Boy Rag Doll from Cleo and Poppy- $50
9- Collins Rocker from ducduc- $1600
Geometric Decorative Pillow Cover from Valerie is Here- $20+
10- Loll Designs Satellite End Round Table- $219
Areaware Balancing Blocks- $44
Eye Dot Rug from CB2- $170

Thanks to NUMI NUMI Design for sponsoring this post. I love a good excuse to imagine a NUMI NUMI Nursery!

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Soft Goods from Spot on Square

Spot on Square wants to give you more options to customize your modern nursery. They will soon be releasing a line of organic crib bedding with clean, modern patterns and easy-to-use colors.

Patterned crib sheets will retail for $55 (solid for $45), quilts for $85 and pillows will be $45.

Spot on Square Crib Bedding Combinations

Spot on Square will also have the Trio Rug in blue, grey, green or pink.


All the new soft goods are expected to be released March 9th but you can pre-order them today. Without too much thought or effort, you’ll be able to create an entire perfect nursery using just Spot on Square.

spot on square nursery with art, furniture, bedding

Happy Valentine’s Day

Neon Heart Poster Unison by Banquet Atelier

This Neon Heart Poster by Banquest Atelier is perfect for this day of love or any other. $140

P’kolino Little Reader Patterned Chair Covers

P’kolino’s Little Reader was already one of my favorite chairs for toddlers and preschoolers, but now they’re even more attractive with these patterned chair covers. The new patterns include Pink Leaves, Blue Planes, Grey, Pink and Blue Chevron, and Orange, Pink and Blue Stripes.

P'kolino Little Reader Chair Covers

You can purchase the chair with cover for $70 or you can purchase a cover for the chair you already own for $25.

10 Feb 2015, 1:10pm
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Tray Dinner Sets from DOIY

I’ve been waiting for the new designs to come out before sharing these with you, but now that you’ve got a selection to choose from, get shopping! These Tray Dinner Sets from DOIY will impress even the pickiest eaters and their parents as well. I LOVE these.

The Landscape Set is the original.

Landscape" Melamine Kids Dinner 7-piece Set

Now DOIY has added the Princess Castle

"Princess Castle" Melamine Kids Dinner 7-piece Set
and Space Set.

"Space" Melamine Kids Dinner 7-piece Set
They are currently available via our Amazon affiliate for about $35.

9 Feb 2015, 7:51am
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2015 Caldecott Books

The Caldecott Medal is “awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.”

What this means to you is that when you buy one of these books, you’re buying an instant classic. A great gift idea for a baby born this year? How about a set of all seven 2015 award winners? They’re bound to enjoy the gift for many years to come.


Caldecott Medal Winner and Honor Books 2015

2015 Medal Winner:

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat- $17

2015 Honor Books:

Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo- $17
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales- $18
This One Summer by Mariko Tamai (author) and Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)- $22
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by by Barb Rosenstock (Author) and Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)- $18
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant (Author) and Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)- $18
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett (Author) and Jon Klassen (Illustrator)- $17

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