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A Whimsical Girly Nursery

Not only does this little baby girl have the cutest name on the planet, but little Zelda also has a nursery with quite the view. Designed by mama and style expert, Corri McFadden, this lavender colored gem is a little pocket of whimsy and beauty with a cozy corner for the family dogs too. Have a look at the full tour captured by Yazy Jo right...

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Soft Pink Nursery

I have a soft spot for big brothers. My own little man was beside himself with joy when his baby sister was born and his love for her is literally palpable. Such is the case - I suspect - with sweet little Liam who welcomed his baby Charlotte home to just about the cutest nursery I've ever seen. Photographed by Samantha Pierson with a design by...

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Art Inspired Birthday Party

I am pretty sure that arts and crafts, fun treats, flower crowns and friends are a seven year old girl's version of the perfect day. Because if we're being really honest, it's our version of the perfect day. Crafted by Papertini, this art party comes complete with rice crispy treat paint brushes and art al fresco. Check out the festivities through the lens of...

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Black and White 1st Birthday

I love a good classic first birthday party. Especially those that are sweet in design but timeless in execution. Take for example this "Never Stop Exploring" celebration. Laura from Lace and Arrow Designs crafted and photographed the party for her son, pulling together some awesome DIY projects to make it a bit more...

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Pretty in Pink Modern Nursery

My oldest daughter's nursery was sweet and pink and all out loveliness. My son's was a bit less lovely and my 5 month old's? Well, she doesn't have a nursery. She is actually currently sleeping in the bathroom because it's the darkest place I could find. But this little slice of nursery heaven - photographed to perfection by Jessica Lorren - reminds me that every little bitty needs a room to call their own - and one that is as soft and...

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Modern Lego Birthday Party

If you've ever spent time with a boy - ages 3 to 10 or so - you know that Legos are kind of everything. I've spent hours in that damn store with my son who inspects each piece like he were about to go into major surgery. So when I show him this little lego inspired party - crafted by One Lovely Day with sweets by Sweet Bloom Cakes - I know exactly what he's going to say.

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Gem Themed Party Inspiration

Carla Ten Eyck and Jubilee Events have been making magic on SMP for a long time now. But normally it's for ladies dressed in white. Today, the duo is targeting their lovely a bit younger and a bit more saturated in the most gorgeous color a girl could ever wish for with this Gem Themed Shoot - where all of the details trickled down...

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26 DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is JUST around the corner people so it's time to grab that glue gun and get to work! Although Handmade costumes may spook the pants off many of you, with a bit of guidance and a lot of imagination, these 26 little numbers beat the pants off the store bought versions. Plus, most are made with things you have around the house or those that can be found at your local craft store!

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2nd Birthday Brunch

My love for all things brunch knows no bounds. If it were up to me, I'd indulge in it daily. But since that isn't exactly in the cards (both for my waistline and my wallets sake), I'm just going to go big every once in a while. And what better reason to do so than on your birthday! With stuffed french toast, balloon place settings and individual parfaits! I have to say, sweet little Noelle is one very lucky lady. With photos from ...

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20 Ways to Keep Kid Stuff Organized

I'm still a solid few years away from baby territory, but the type A within me is already panicky about the idea of kid stuff taking over my home. I have a sister 12 years my junior, and I remember the state of our home when she became a toddler. Colorful bits and baubles every which way! But not on my watch - I've done my research, I've come prepared, and have unearthed 20 ways to keep kid stuff at bay.

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DIY Halloween Costume: Cotton Candy

I lied. THIS is definitely my favorite Halloween costume. Ever. I actually challenge you to find one that is cuter because I'm 100% convinced that it doesn't exist. Even my now 5 month old, Thea Grace, thinks she looks pretty darn cute. Well, she did until she started eating the fabric batting and (bad) mom cracked up laughing instead of helping the poor girl.

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DIY Halloween Costume: Pinata

This might be my favorite halloween costume. Ever. Probably because my funny little guy thought the costume was completely hilarious and couldn't stop laughing. But mostly because he looks like a real freaking pinata!! I am obsessed. Plus the fringe is laid onto standard clothes so there is no itchiness or frustration at all. Thanks to Ruthie...

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DIY Halloween Costume: Jellyfish

Confession. I am one of those mothers who waits until the days before Halloween, then frantically flies around town trying to piece together whatever is left in my kids' sizes. Well, I should say I WAS that mother. Until we started crafting our own costumes a few years back and I realized that even the simplest ideas can be made entirely magical. Case in point? This year's jellyfish costume for my 6 year old.

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Tamera Mowry Talks Mommyhood

When I was pregnant - and on bedrest - I used to stay up late with Tia and Tamera Mowry on their E! reality show. Aside from generally being adorable, I loved watching how they delicately balanced their own spunky personalities, their careers, their weddings and now babies. So when the LOVELY Tamera offered to give us an inside peak at her mom-spirations with...

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Shabby Chic Themed 1st Birthday Party

For my own daughter's first birthday, the sky was the limit. After all, I had survived 365 days of no sleep, 6 full weeks of full blown colic, along with eczema, reflux and a zillion other moments that challenged my every fiber. So when it came to throwing a party, a party I would THROW. Such is the case with this little girl's first birthday..planned to WOW by her...

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Parisian Baby Shower

I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday than with an intimate gathering celebrating a mama to be. And if it looks anything like this one, designed by Galas By Gerry, you can bet your bottom dollar I'd be one very happy camper. Not only is this Parisian inspired party pretty as a peach, but it boast a crepe bar, mimosa bar and then some! With photos from ...

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Pineapple Themed Party

Here's something I never thought I'd say: pineapples are super on-trend. Move over kale, there's a new veggie fruit in town!  They're popping up everywhere from fashion to food to interior design and, well, birthday parties! And I, for one, am totally on board. Because this event, designed and photographed by Tara Whittaker, is too adorable for words. From Tara...  I teamed up with Dallas...

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Modern Safari Nursery

Baby fever y'all! It's real. And it hits when you least expect it! Though I'm tooootally not in baby zone quite yet, it doesn't stop me from oogling tiny toes and pinning nurseries left right and center. And at the top of said nursery pin board? This little dude's modern meets safari digs. Designed by Barette Widell and...

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Modern State Fair Birthday Party

Every year we throw my daughter, Audrey, a birthday party. The kind of party that leaves her mom (me) with glue gun blisters, heat exhaustion and a few new strands of gray hair. You might remember her 1st3rd...

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8 Tips for Taking Photos of Your Kids

Let's be honest, taking photos of your kids is no easy feat. As soon as they become mobile, most of them end up a whirlwind blur in lieu of that adorable candid shot you envisioned. Those little things never. ever. stop! And unfortunately, hiring a professional isn't always in the cards. So we turned to our expert, Janie Osborne, who has offered to share her personal tips and tricks for getting a picture...

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