I Want Everything in this Collection

Emily & Meritt Activity Gym

You know how sometimes a collection comes out, and you just want to scoop up everything in it? Well, the new Emily & Meritt Collection at Pottery Barn Kids is calling my name big time. [...]

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On Our Bookshelf, Currently

Children's Book Recommendations - Project Nursery

My kids (three-year-old Emmi and one-year-old Everett) absolutely love going to the library—it's one of those words that I have to spell out when I'm making plans because if they hear it and then we don't end up going that day, they will go bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. [...]

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The Sweetest Photo Finish. Newborn Photo Shoot Props.

Deer Hat Newborn Photo Shoot Prop

There is nothing like a newborn—tiny and sleepy and so utterly loved already. It's no wonder that we try to capture this brief time in our little one's life with photos that reflect the awe (or should we saw aww!) of bringing a new baby into the world. [...]

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5 Ways to Put a Little Love in Your Nursery

Love Lighted Wall Decor from RH Baby & Child

I'm all for adding a festive touch to my home's decor to make holidays feel extra special, and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to swap out a few accents for pieces that infuse your space with love. But while heart-shaped decor is perfect for the nursery, there are plenty of other ways to give the space a subtle sweetness [...]

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Do You Love a To-Do List? We Do. The Expecting Parents Checklist.


Our friend, baby planner Julie McCaffrey of BabyNav Baby Planners, knows her stuff. She offers personalized consultations for new and expecting parents as well as classes and has a wealth of information on her website. When we asked her to let us know her top steps for preparing for baby, she did us one better—she created a checklist! [...]

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go, Little One

Adventure Nursery Art - Project Nursery

Whether your passport hasn't been stamped since your pre-baby life or the thought jet-setting with your little one in tow only makes it more exciting, if you love to travel, these nurseries are sure to make you want to pack your bags for an adventure. [...]

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We Heart All the Hearts

Gold Heart Decal Wall

We can't help ourselves. At this time of year, we just have to go digging for hearts in nurseries, in big kid rooms, in parties, in all the lovingly and carefully planned decor you create for your children. [...]

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Modern Nursery Designs Using Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pantone has announced it’s color of the year and surprisingly, it’s not one, but two beautiful new hues: Rose Quartz and Serenity. The response from the nursery design community has been very positive (especially since last year’s Marsala wasn’t the easiest color to work with in the nursery). This is... Read More →

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Rooms and Parties We Love this Week

Gray and White Safari Nursery - Project Nursery

Happy Friday, or is it FriYAY? We're certainly cheering for the arrival of the weekend. And to kick it off, we're excited to share our four favorite projects that were uploaded to the gallery this past week. Take a look, and share the one you love the most with your friends and family. [...]

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Looks of Love

Valentine's Day Maternity Style - Project Nursery

With just over two weeks left until Valentine's Day, it's time to narrow down your wardrobe options, mamas-to-be. Whether you're planning a casual day date with your love or you're looking forward to an evening of elegance, we've rounded up some of our favorite looks [...]

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8 Awesome Eco-Friendly Convertible Cribs

Just a few years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find eco-friendly furniture options for your baby’s nursery. But, with increasing awareness of toxics in products and our footprint on the planet, more and more consumers have been demanding safer, smarter options. Luckily, companies heard the cries and now... Read More →

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How to Paint Furniture for Nurseries and Kid’s Rooms

Picture this: you find a piece of furniture on Craigslist and almost everything about it is perfect. It’s the right size, shape, and price, but there’s one big problem – it’s ugly. Know what the solution is? PAINT. No matter what the surface – painted wood, bare wood, laminate, and... Read More →

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Making a (Mini) House a Home

DIY Dollhouse Decor

My three-year-old daughter received a beautiful dollhouse from her grandpa for Christmas, and while the exterior is stunning, the interior is a blank slate just begging for the attention of an interior designer (read: me). [...]

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How to Get Clean Air in the Nursery

Mid-Century Modern Nursery with Plants

We're a few weeks into the new year now, and it's about the time when all the holiday gifts are finally put away, all the bits of wrapping paper have been thrown out and all of the leftover indulgent food has been eaten. This is the time when everyone is finally getting around to starting those pesky New Year's resolutions [...]

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DIY String Art Monogram

String Art Monogram - Project Nursery

I know you've seen impressive string art all over the web. Brings you right back to sixth grade art class, doesn't it? You can dust off your crafting skills, too, because I tried it, and it really is simple. [...]

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My Own Personal Flurry!

DIY Photo Snow Globes

Brr! We’ve been struggling to stay warm (and dry) this winter here in usually-sunny Southern California, so I’ve been looking for some good indoor activities for the kiddos to keep the winter blues away! I stumbled upon a tutorial for DIY photo snow globes [...]

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In the Nursery with What’s Up Moms?’s Brooke Mahan

Colorful Vintage Modern Nursery

We are so excited today to be able to take you on a tour of one of these funny ladies, Brooke Mahan's nursery for her brand new baby boy. What makes it even more special is that our very own PN contributors J&J Design Group worked with Brooke to design this colorful and creative nursery. [...]

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Maternity Activewear That Will Inspire You to Move!

Maternity Activewear - Project Nursery

Now that winter is in full swing, curling up on the couch under a blanket with a fully-loaded Netflix queue pretty much tops my list of things to do in my free time. But I'm also determined to make 2016 the year that I embrace a healthy lifestyle [...]

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In the Toddler Room with Katerina Buscemi

Modern and Feminine Toddler Room

Today the lovely Katerina Buscemi of Lex&Liv is graciously sharing a peek inside her daughter Olivia's modern and feminine toddler room. She has masterfully combined hand-me-down furniture from her son's nursery with gorgeous new pieces and toys and decor [...]

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Pastels are the New Black

Traditional Pastel Nursery - Project Nursery

Now that we've revealed our nursery trend predictions for 2016, let's get to the eye candy, shall we? We know some of you were probably giving us the side eye when we announced that we think pastels are the new black, but when it comes to babies, a soft color palette just makes sense. [...]

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The Top Nursery Design Trends for 2016 (Giveaway!)

Happy New Year! With every new year we can expect to see new trends and we’re always eager to hear the predictions for nursery trends. Our friends Melissa and Pam at the “ultimate children’s design resource”(their words, but we agree), Project Nursery, were recently featured in a post on Parents.com listing their top nursery... Read More →

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Introducing a Brand New App for Parents Like Us

Village for Parents

I wouldn't call myself a hypochondriac or an especially anxious person, but the amount of time I've spent throughout the past three years researching illnesses and development and parenting advice (oh my!) is kind of embarrassing. [...]

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A Favorite PN Nursery Grows Up

Custom Lofted Toddler Bed

Designing rooms for my own children is always so much harder than doing it for my clients for some reason. With all the latest trends on my brain, it is always hard to choose which one I like best. When my son Doran was ready to transition into his big boy bed, I hesitated a little [...]

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The Yummiest Holiday Treats

Christmas Oreos

Are you a planner or a last-minute kind of mama? Never fear because we've rounded up some of our yummiest recipes for holiday treats that will wow your guests whether you planned them a month ago or are just buying the ingredients today. [...]

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Vote: December Party Finalists

North Pole Themed Birthday Party - Project Nursery

It's officially the season of celebration, and we hope you've been out there enjoying all of the holiday festivities. The party projects that were uploaded to our gallery this past month were so much fun to see [...]

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This Sale is HOT!

Baby Style from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is upon us, and the timing couldn't be more perfect! Whether you received a gift card this holiday season or you just have a little extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, be prepared to fill that shopping cart fast [...]

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A New Twist on a Classic Nursery Color Palette

Coral, Mint and Gold Girl's Nursery

This vintage lace nursery design was one of my favorite spaces to work on, not only because the mommy-to-be happens to be my right (and left) hand here at Caden Lane and has been part of the team for almost nine years, but also because I consider Amy to be family. [...]

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One More Trip Around the Sun: A Look Back at 2015

Graphic Black and White Toddler Room

Another trip around the sun is almost complete, and as I sit at my friend's house—I'm hanging at his place looking in on his cat, Janet Jackson—I'm taking some time to look back at 2015 and some of this year's standout projects and trends.

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How to Count Down to New Year’s with Kids

New Year

Your kids have decided to try to stay up till midnight this year—or you finally caved and are letting them. So what to do with those kids all night? Ringing in the New Year with little ones is a whole lot different from your pre-kid days [...]

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The Best Nursery Design Blogs

Looking for unique ideas for your baby nursery? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of some of THE best nursery design blogs. Check out their sites. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Get inspired. Be warned before beginning: they might make you want to makeover your nursery every... Read More →

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Where the Wild Things Are Nursery v.2

A couple of years ago, we created a storybook nursery design based on the classic book, Where the Wild Things Are. Since then, it’s become one of our most popular Pins and its viral impact never seems to quit. Since it’s been a while and it’s been such a desired... Read More →

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The Best Classic Latke Recipe

Basic Potato Latke Recipe

Hanukkah's in full swing over in our home, and tonight's the night we roll up our sleeves, break out the graters and whip up a giant batch of potato latkes. After all, what's Hanukkah without these tasty treats? [...]

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Paying it Forward in the Season of Giving

Chic Rustic Nursery

Remember that gorgeous nursery we shared with you last week? The rustic chic nursery belonged to little Nash, baby boy of Jenn Brown and Wes Chatham, and we have exciting news to share with you. What if we told you that you could win the beautiful crib and some other items featured in the nursery? Well, it’s true! We couldn’t help ourselves during

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Rooms and Parties We Love this Week

Nutcracker Birthday Party - Project Nursery

We're in the merriest of moods! The projects that were uploaded to the gallery this past week were all wonderful, but these four rooms and parties we love added a special twinkle to our eyes. Take a look and see for yourself. [...]

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Ten Cozy Maternity Sweaters You’ll Love This Season

Cozy Maternity Sweaters - Project Nursery

Time to get comfy, mamas-to-be! Even though you'll have your own personal heat source for the next nine months, there's really no replacement for chunky knits and plush woven fabrics when it comes to staying warm throughout the winter months. [...]

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A Personalized Story for the Whole Family

Personalized Holiday Book from I See Me!

Still looking for that perfect present for your favorite little reader? How about a book that incorporates the whole family? I See Me! offers a collection of personalized holiday books that will win over everyone on your list. [...]

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We’ve Got the Stroller for Dad

Mia Moda Elite Lightweight Stroller

When we brought our daughter Bauer into the world, we promised ourselves that once we survived the first couple months and found our footing, we wouldn't allow parenthood to lock us up in our home. To continue our on-the-go lifestyle, we needed a stroller that could keep up. [...]

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101 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Kids (GiveAway!)

Good news! It is easier than it’s ever been to find high quality, eco-friendly, non-toxic gifts for kids. These are toys that you can really feel good about because they’re often handmade from sustainable materials – plus they teach kids that it’s important to think about what you bring into... Read More →

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Last Call to Win Amazing Gifts for Everyone on Your List!

Project Nursery 2015 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway

Can you believe there are only ten shopping days left til Christmas? Have you checked off everyone on your gift list yet? If you're frantically searching for those last minute gift ideas, take another look at our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide—it's full of amazing finds for all of your loved ones. [...]

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How to Make a Simple and Sweet Keepsake Christmas Ornament

DIY Keepsake Christmas Ornament

Having just welcomed a new baby to our family, Christmas seems to have taken a backseat to the constant feedings and diaper changes. Trying to get in the spirit, I've been contemplating some simple holiday crafts I could manage to do with a baby on my hip and two kids running around. [...]

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100+ Wooden Toys Almost Anyone Can Make

Think making a wooden toy is too tough for you? Think again. Kids in middle school tackle woodworking in shop class, so you can do it, too. Not only are homemade wooden toys gifts from the heart, they’re also better for the planet since wood is a natural, renewable resource.... Read More →

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JGoldcrown: Graffiti-Inspired Artwork

JGoldcrown Graffiti-Inspired Artwork

No matter the time of year, I think the world is always in need of more love. And what better way to add a little love to your walls than with this amazing graffiti-inspired artwork featuring candy-colored hearts. [...]

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide for a Tot

Gift Guide for Toddler

Your little tot may be one of the easiest to complete your holiday shopping for, but sometimes, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. We put our heads together to share some great gift ideas for your kiddo to make the job just a little bit easier. [...]

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