Wednesday, September 30, 2009

:: artwallproject vinyl decals ::

birch trees with leaves and birds - $125 (102 inches tall)

If you have been reading my blog for a while or know me in real life, you know I have a thing for trees. Most of the artwork in our house is of trees, which is why I have loved ArtWallProject's Etsy Store for ages.

They have the most beautiful and unique tree wall decals (among many others) for reasonable prices. I love that many of them are full wall height too, since we are looking for a floor to ceiling tree for our little one's nursery.

Check out ArtWallProject. What decal tickles your fancy? I posted my favourite last week.....I think we are finally ready to order!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

:: dr. seuss wall quote ::

I love this quote from canadian wall decal company Figgy & Wink for a baby's room, child's room or a classroom. This teacher thinks that Dr. Seuss is so right. As a lifetime lover of reading, building our baby's library is one of the aspects of preparing his nursery I love the most! What's your child's favourite book?

Monday, September 28, 2009

:: sunday diy - shabby chic bassinette ::

I'll let the pictures tell the story of my Sunday afternoon!

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

:: litto kids ::

If you love the modern designs of Olli & Lime or Dwell Studio, you are going to love the collection from Litto Kids. This set, called Silly Owl is so deliciously almost makes this anti-crib bedding set girl consider breaking down and buying one.....though you all know I am also in love with the new Owls Sky set from Dwell. Good thing it is not in the baby budget because I would drive myself crazy trying to decide!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

:: modern nursery - fine art by freya ::

These gorgeous fine art prints are printed on heavyweight paper with archival ink and would make a beautiful addition to any nursery, especially one with woodland theme. Buy a print or some gorgeous greeting cards soon and take advantage of Freya's Big "Flying South for the Winter" sale from Sep 22-30.

Buy 1 Large Fine Art Print - Receive 1 Medium Fine Art Print of your choice Free
Buy 1 Medium Fine Art Print - Receive 2 Greeting Cards of your choice Free
Buy 3 Greeting Cards - Receive 1 Greeting Card of your choice Free

Friday, September 25, 2009

:: fashion friday - maternity sweater dresses ::

Isabella Oliver. For pregnant women who love clothes.

I am loving the sweater dress and leggings look for fall, and it works so well on a pregnant figure. This gorgeous sweater dress is from the always amazing Isabella Oliver. Click on the link above to browse more of her gorgeous designs.

Or.....If you are a bargain hunter like moi, check out many of the regular stores for sweater dresses that are maternity friendly. I found a great one at H&M with an empire waist that works on me, even at 30 weeks!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

:: spotted at ohdeedoh - indoor treehouse ::

I love the look of an all white room with colourful accents. This would make a very cool basement renovation project chez nous once our little guy is older!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

:: wallpaper love ::

I spotted this wallpaper in Canadian Family Magazine and I am in love. It is called Enchant in Sunrise by Graham and Brown. Now to find it in Calgary.....perhaps Home Depot? I am picturing it on the back of an Expedit bookcase I plan on buying soon because I was so inspired by Centsational Girl.

If I had not already painted a feature wall in the nursery, I would have considered a wallpaper feature wall. I just love the subtlety of the pattern.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

:: free udder cover ::

Although I must admit I kind of cringe at the name of this product, I did order my free Udder Cover over the weekend. Just use coupon code "onefree" at the checkout. You will only pay shipping and handling for your cover. I ordered the black and white Porter pattern and I'll post about it when I receive it!

Monday, September 21, 2009

:: tree wall decals ::

Are we ready? I have had these wall decals by ArtWallProject favourited on Etsy for months now.....and with 10 weeks to go until Baby arrives, I need to finish his nursery! I might need to finally place that order this week...... What do you think? Our wall is painted a very similar shade of brown, but I think I will ask for the birds in blue.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

:: my tea party baby shower ::

I had the loveliest time at my evening tea party baby shower last night. Pictures courtesy of the talented hostess - Amy from Tickled Pink Photography!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

:: nood rocker ::

Love this fibreglass child-sized rocker by Nood. This structural piece would look lovely in a super-modern nursery.

Friday, September 18, 2009

:: back to school with Mom Agenda ::

I LOVE back to school. The smell of new school supplies, freshly sharpened pencils and smooth, blank pages in a brand-new agenda organizer.

I am loving the chic look of these agendas, made specifically for Moms by our newest blog sponsor, MomAgenda, as well as the utility of the wall calendars that can sync together the schedules of up to 5 busy family members! This list-making, morganizing crazy person will be ordering one for sure! Check out the MomAgenda website for the full selection of organization inspiration!

Monday, September 14, 2009

:: winner of newborn shoot with michelle wells photography ::

Thank you to everyone that entered our Michelle Wells newborn shoot giveaway!

The winner is (courtesy of number 4! Michelle Mason! Enjoy your newborn photoshoot and 11x14 print. I will be watching the Michelle Wells Photography blog for your pictures!


Friday, September 11, 2009

:: becoming a weekend blogger ::

Can you tell I went back to school this week? The lack of posts tells the story. Back to paper, back to books, back to my students shocked looks!

I went back to school on Tuesday and it was so nice to see the looks on my students' faces when they saw me and my big belly! The topic of conversation in almost all of my French classes is "le bebe" and it is so much fun to hear the kids' thoughts about babies and names.....we'll definitely have to visit once the little man makes his appearance.

I so enjoyed the summer off being pregnant. I had time to shop, research, and blog - EVERY DAY! Now that I am back to work, I think I am going to have to become a weekend blogger. I'll try and make entries every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to keep the readers happy! If you are looking for something to read during the week, you should check out my friend Lauren's new blog at ....I love her concept and look forward to following her blog!

I am off to do the flowers for my last wedding of the season - whew! Then I'll probably go to bed around 8. I live a very exciting life :p

Saturday, September 5, 2009

:: feeling crafty? one pretty thing ::

I found One Pretty Thing via the Erin Vale Design Website and I am so inspired every time I visit it. If you have ever looked at something on Etsy and wished you could make it....this website can help you (be sure to browse the archives!). I love being crafty, though I am not always all that great at it, and this website is the answer to my "I-want-to-handmake-all-my-Christmas-gifts" dreams!


Friday, September 4, 2009

:: cute baby friday - michele dyson photography ::

Spotted at one of my favourite blogs to stalk.....

I am in love with these two images from a shoot with BC's Michele Dyson Photography. Seems that photographers make the CUTEST babies.....this is her daughter! For the rest of the gorgeous pictures, visit her blog.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

:: diy modern nursery ::

Exciting news for my friend Andra - her fabulous DIY modern nursery was featured on the blog Design File!

Congratulations to her and new baby Mason on having your gorgeous room featured - it is so cheerful and full of inspiration for the DIY Mama! Read more at Design File about how she created the fabulous dots and circles on the walls, as well as the lovely art above the crib.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

:: DIY printables - free nursery art ::


Spotted on Spearmint Baby, free art downloads courtesy of the Feed Your Soul:Free Art Downloads at IndieFixx. Many of these would look uber-cool in a nursery.

I am loving these and can't wait to fill up the IKEA frames I bought with a couple of these fabulous and unique prints. Visit the website for much more cuteness.