Have you heard about IncrediBundles? They’ve put a modern twist on the baby gift basket. You order—or register—for a bundle of baby goodies online, and they take the guesswork out of assembling a group of top-notch gifts in a variety of themes. One Project Nursery reader will win a classic children’s books bundle from IncrediBundles.
The book bundle includes the classic titles Knuffle Bunny, Harold and The Purple Crayon, Bob and Otto, Sam Who Never Forgets, The Snowy Day, Where the Wild Things Are and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. You can register for a whole Year of Books to create a wonderful library of books for your child’s first year.
IncrediBundles also allows you to register for necessities such as diapers. You won’t have to worry about receiving too many diapers of a certain size because you specify the size of your monthly subscription when you redeem the diaper installments, and they’ll be delivered right to your door!
WIN IT! One Project Nursery reader will win a bundle of classic children’s books from IncrediBundles. This prize can only be shipped within the United States.
HOW TO ENTER: Visit IncrediBundles, and let us know what your family’s favorite children’s book is in a comment below. Contest ends Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 11:59 PDT. Winner chosen by random number generator.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s always a great day for getting lovingly made gifts from little hands! With a little adult help, they can even pull off a little party planning of their own. Nikki, from Tikkido.com, recently staged a mother’s day tea party that her two small daughters were able to complete preparations for with a little supervision. From what I hear, they were beaming about the fabulous job they did for their mom! What a great way to show love for mom and build self-esteem at the same time.
To have children prepare the tea party by themselves, most everything will need to have very basic building blocks with a lot of leeway for the ingredients not to be perfect. Nikki gives a complete rundown on ingredients for these dishes on her site, but the ideas here are a great jumping off point to have your kids plan their own mother’s day brunch. Cucumber sandwiches, open faced, give the kids a chance to go crazy with cookie cutters, and they can easily spread cream cheese on bread to make them.
Clever arrangements of vegetables in food-grade pots make garden-fresh looking crudités. Buy pre-cut vegetables, and all the kids have to do is arrange them in the pots.
Trifles are just layers of cake, whipped cream and fruit. Most children are capable of putting those items in a dish!
Cupcakes covered with oreo crumbs make perfect little “dirt pots” and are made even more darling with seed packet picks in the top. Let the kids sprinkle the “dirt” on top.
Adult help would be required to put the lemonade into fancy bottles, but you could use a pitcher and add some strawberries as a special touch!
Add a few striped straws and you’ll have a lovely way to spend the afternoon over tea and lemonade with your kids. Then you can hope they’ll remember to clean-up as well!
One of my favorite projects to do is a nursery update. A long-time friend and client of mine called me to refresh and “grow-up” her son Dylan’s nursery. Graduating from a crib to a bed can be one of the best ways to incorporate new ideas and colors. My client wanted to keep the soft color scheme that she adored—soft blues, whites and sage.
To create some boldness, we added the new window shades in a classic sea blue stripe—fresh and childlike. We used a new Read more »
A new month means it’s time to announce April’s Project Gallery winners. Hundreds of votes poured in, but two winners took the prize after a close race in readers’ votes. Congratulations to its_cheryl, party project winner, and to Lisa Roth, room project winner. Project Nursery is thrilled to be sending you each a $50 Visa gift certificate, and a big thank you to all of our readers who helped pick this month’s winners.
Charley’s Nursery by Lisa Roth Sabrina, of Project Nursery, says, “Well as I’m a preppy girl, I just fell in love with the beautiful combination of pink and navy in this room. The balance of colors is perfectly incorporated through the great accents like the tissue poms, the monogrammed wall and the very cool pillows and ottoman.” Click Here for More Photos and Details
Interested in participating this May? Finalists are selected by our contributors and revealed on the 3rd Monday and Tuesday of every month—May 20th and 21st are next. Upload your own projects to our Project Gallery now to enter!
You may remember the DIY beds for this room when I first shared some pictures of my boys’ unfinished shared room. I managed to get pretty far into the process while pregnant with #3, and then all the design came to a halt. Now I finally decided things needed to happen, and with the help from my friends at Cutting Edge Stencils, I found the exact wall detail I needed—the Houndstooth Allover Wall Stencil.
Here is what the wall looked like before I got started. I painted it white before starting the stencil.
The instructions that came with the stencil were super easy to follow. I picked an area of the wall to start and used Frog Tape to hold the stencil in place. I highly recommend getting the clip-on stencil level—this makes the process so much easier!
Even though Kate Middleton’s baby bump is a barely there bump, we are starting to see her maternity style come out in recent photos. It’s no surprise that her clothing choices are just as classic and chic as they were before she was pregnant.