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A Birthday Party Theme that You’ll Love Whether You’re 3 or 30

Donuts and blooms. A crazy cute party theme that I'm pretty sure is appropriate for any age (why didn't I do this for my 30th?), but made uber adorable by Soo Kim Photography for her daughter's birthday. Complete with a super easy picture ledge backdrop (genius!), bottles of single stems and a mini 'hooray' balloon sign to boot...

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Twinning: Mommy + Mini Swimsuits You’ll Wear all Summer Long

I dare you to find something, anything, cuter than the tiniest little mini me swimsuits to match chic grownup versions. It's straight bananas how adorable it is. Just ask Giselle Bundchen. Whether you DIY your way to twinning or go with a...

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Enviable Wallpaper that Will Take Your Baby from Tot to Twenty

An extensive handmade doll collection and a room wrapped in whimsical wallpaper are the stuff that little girl's dreams are made of (and maybe big girls too). How could you not love such a magical space crafted by Raewyn Fahlenbock + ...

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There’s a New Backstreet Boy in Town and His Nursery is Off the Charts

Nick Carter (yes, the Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame) + his gorgeous wife Lauren just welcomed baby boy Odin into the world and his nursery? Platinum record status. They worked with interior designer Stephanie Avila of Rockabye Mommy to craft a classic meets adventure themed room with some seriously killer bedding...

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The #1 Reason Every Mama Should Do a Photoshoot with Her Baby

As we approach Mother's Day and get ready to shower the most important women in our lives with love, lots of love, this sweet shoot from Miss Figuette is the perfect reminder to stop and smell the roses. Whether you are a new mom, prepping to snuggle in close with your babies, a seasoned vet or celebrating your leading ladies that have made you who you...

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Yet Another Reason to Hop on the Watercolor Trend… this Nursery!

For a talented watercolor artist like Kristy Rice, crafting a nursery inspired by all things art was a total no-brainer. But she went one step further, giving her son's room a whimsical, colorful spin on Botticelli's masterpiece "Primavera". The result is color and pattern and special touches that make for pure magic. Have a look at some of our favorite details all photographed by ...

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10 Must-Have Baby Items Your Friends Haven’t Told You About

This insanely gorgeous wallpapered nursery spread like wildfire through the SMP offices. The oohs the awws could probably heard through our computer screens. Do you really blame us? It's a floral glam masterpiece designed by Emily Henderson for Lulu & Georgia founder, Sara Sugarman. We picked Sara's brain for must haves that you might not know about and really...

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Modern Gold + Pastel 1st Birthday Party Filled with DIYs

Turning one is kind of a big deal, and this little lady knew exactly how to celebrate. Don't you wish we could all do this on our birthdays? But seriously, her sweet soiree is filled to the brim with so much goodness thanks to ...

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Style Me Pretty Living on The TODAY Show!

When SMP Living makes an appearance on The TODAY Show, we still pinch ourselves to make sure this is real life. But today, that pinch-me-moment is taken to a whole new level as Abby rocks her first on-air segment as an official...

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10 Real Mom Secrets on Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

I'm so lucky to work with some incredible moms here at SMP. Because by the time I have a sweet bébé of my own, I'm going to be armed with tips and advice for every little moment to get me through. Including one of my biggest concerns: how the heck does life get back to normal after maternity leave? Well, these ladies did it and they amaze me every single day. Read on for their rockstar mama advice!

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DIY (Mess-Free!) Kids Painted Valentine’s Day Cards

I don't have babies quite yet, but when I do, this adorable DIY from Glitter, Inc. will be the first arts and crafts project I do with them. First, if it's mess-free, I'm game. Second, when the result is this cute? It's a must-try. And third, how can you beat a smile...

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Young Love Story’s Modern Bunkbed Room

Some of my favorite childhood memories involved dreaming up crazy adventures with my sisters, and our bunkbed? It was our vehicle to all those places our imaginations took us, whether prince charming was saving us from the castle or we were taking a magic carpet ride. And with a set up like this, I'm betting Young Love Story's sweet ones will be doing...

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How to Throw a Baby Shower Any Mom-To-Be Will Love

I've never actually been to a baby shower and I'm nowhere near having children of my own, but SMP founder Abby Larson sure does know a thing or two about how to throw a party. And, in the spirit of the new year, let's make a resolution right now to throw amazing baby showers—after all, if...

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Sophisticated Sweet Nursery + Designer Tips to Stay on Budget

When I have children one day (which will be a very long time from now), I will be calling up Jana Bek Design to design the nursery, because this one is pure perfection. Sweet and feminine without being prissy and cliché, this is a space little Georgia can grow up with. And the fact that it was done...

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Keeping the Kids Entertained at Holiday Dinners

If children are on your guest list, your chances of hosting a seamless, elegant dinner became just a bit more touch and go. But fret not. With the proper tools and tricks (and a couple glasses of vino) you'll maximize your investment and make sure your return is paid out as full as little kids allow. Above and beyond all, remember this: well fed, rested children that are kept busy equals fun for all and a moment of peace for parents! No idea where to start on the "activity" front? We've...

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The Anatomy of a Great Baby Gift + An Easy DIY

When it comes to gifting, we like to make it a full experience all wrapped up in a fab package. And when it came time to shower Stephanie with goodies for sweet little Nora, that gift extravaganza was all about pink with flamingos taking center stage. Have a look at the anatomy of...

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Woodland Inspired Nursery

I fell hard for this nursery and one of the initial reasons was that light! ( Psst...It's from World Market incase you were wondering.) Styled by Dina of Honey & Fitz of this star ceilinged nursery fame, this sweet spot is made up of soothing colors, and...

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Audrey’s 7th Birthday Party

This year, I told myself I wasn't going to do it. Another at home, soooo much work birthday party for my sweet girl Audrey. It's not that she isn't worth it or that I don't love how they turn out (check out her 1st, 3rd...

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Eclectic Baby Boy Nursery

A simple recipe of good bones, a mix of high and low pieces and a dash of whimsy is pure and total magic in this room designed by Amelia Canham Eaton. It's classic molding meets a sputnik chandelier and a big, stuffed giraffe too. Have a look at this magical spot captured by Hallie Duesenberg with even more...

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Hot Pink Floral-Filled Birthday Party in Mexico

This gorgeously floral-filled birthday bash from our friends at 100 Layer Cakelet has got it goin' on: bright blooms, a popsicle cart, and Moroccan poufs for chic seating. Oh, and did I mention this festive affair was a kids' party? Yup, currently envying this little cutie, whose floral designer...

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