Tag Archive: Kiddo

Elsie’s Nursery Tour (And Baby Name!)

I am so, so happy to share our daughter’s (future) nursery with you all today! It has been…

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Elsie’s Adoption Book (and How to Make Your Own Soft Book!)

Hi friends!!! One of the pieces of “homework” we have had for our adoption is to create a…

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A Beautiful Collaboration!

Hey friends. Happy Saturday. I wanted to introduce you to a special collaboration between Merrilee Liddiard Dolls and Wren & James. Some of…

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Modern Toddler Bed DIY

There comes a day in the life of every mom when the crib can no longer contain their…

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Mid-Century Play Set

Hi, friends! As you know I am in full on nesting mode. I’ve become quite good at inventing…

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Cozy Hooded Bath Towel DIY

My kids have had some favorite animal-themed hooded bath towels for years that were looking their age, so…

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Modern Pastel Crib Quilt DIY

  Whether you’re preparing for a sweet baby or have a few friends that are, sewing a crib quilt is…

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Painted Nursery Wallpaper DIY

In planning out the nursery, I knew that I really wanted to do one thing in particular—a hand…

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Rainbow Roving Pillow DIY

Today is an exciting day for me because this is the first BABY project I’m sharing. Although, to be…

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Laura’s Nursery Tour!

Hooray!! I finally get to show you guys my finished nursery!! I’ve basically been creating this space in…

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Cat Face Pillow DIY! 

Oh man, with just a few weeks to go until my due date, I’m getting down to the wire with…

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Easter Bunny Brunch + Pink Pancakes!

I love that every new holiday brings with it a chance for fun parties and decorations! Easter seems to…

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Halfway Handmade Plush Bunny

I love giving handmade gifts. I really do. There’s something so special and meaningful when you get to…

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Halfway Handmade Plush Bunny

I love giving handmade gifts. I really do. There’s something so special and meaningful when you get to…

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DIY Baby Bookshelves!

It was funny to me, but in our reader survey, those of you who do AND do not wish…

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Fabric Lion Bust DIY

While we are still kind of a long way out in having our nursery ready to go (picture nervous emoji face here), it’s been fun getting to start on some DIY projects that I can add into the space once we get all the big things in place (like this cute unicorn photo holder). Another idea that I was on the lookout for was a fabric lion bust to add…

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Cute Animal Wrapping Paper Ideas!

I love baby showers, and I promise I’m not just saying that because mine is coming up soon (so excited!). You get to watch someone open presents, they feed you, everyone is excited–it’s great! I love seeing all the ways there are to wrap unique presents online, and making your gift look like an animal is one of my favorites for sure. It’s pretty easy to do, and in just…

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Naturally Dyed Ring Sling Baby Carrier DIY

I don’t know how I would’ve made it through the baby years with all three of my kids without using a baby carrier of some sort. I used the non-adjustable, pouch sling with Sebastian, the linen ring sling with Ruby, and both a jersey fabric wrap carrier and backpack-style carrier with Smith. Each type of sling had its benefits, but my personal favorite was the ring sling because I felt…

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Wooden Animal Photo Holder DIY

Now that I am in the third trimester of my pregnancy (yay!), I can feel the nesting instincts kicking in stronger than ever. So far most of those instincts have been directed towards cleaning, organizing, and spending hours and hours online looking up baby-related items, but I also wanted to make sure that I made a few items for our baby’s nursery as well. Since we will all be "getting…

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Sarah’s Nursery Tour

Hey, guys. I’m Sarah from Arrow + Apple (and I used to take photos for ABM in another lifetime!). I’m so excited to share with you guys our little nursery we put together for our son, Loyal! Currently you can find us flipping and designing homes in Phoenix, Arizona, but I definitely get to have the most fun with our own home. I mean who doesn’t like your own style…

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The Land of Nod Gift Guide

I’m so excited to share a gift guide with you today from one of my favorite kiddo companies, The Land Of Nod. I am a HUGE toy enthusiast. Toy shopping is hands down my favorite part of holiday preparations every year. I just love it! And I have to say—not all toys are as beautiful and well designed as these, you guys. I know my friends with kiddos will appreciate…

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Pizza Plush DIY (+ Giveaway!!)

One of my favorite skill sets I have from living the “homeschooled-and-my-mom-is-an-art-teacher” life growing up is that my mom taught me to sew simple projects. I would make stockings for Christmas and hem pants. Then in my teen years, I started my own fashion label called FlipSide and sewed my own, uh, unique creations. Thankfully I am no longer sewing velvet panels into the sides of my pants, but I…

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Family Bedtime Routine Organizer

Getting five people groomed and out the door on time is no simple task whether you’ve got one tiny shared bathroom (our last rental) or three bathrooms on two floors (our current rental). It can be just as frustrating in the evenings when the kids can’t remember which bathroom they left their favorite hairbrush in or why their toothpaste is missing AGAIN. I decided to take advantage of one of…

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Elsie’s Palm Springs Inspired Kiddo Room

Today I am super excited to share a tour of the newest completed room in our home, our kid-friendly guest room! Due to the fact that we moved seven hours away from our family and some of our closest friends this past year, it was a HUGE priority for us to create guest room(s) that are family friendly. Most of our siblings and friends have young children, so our goal…

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Felt Succulent Window Box DIY

I’m really excited to share today’s post! You guys know I’ve been totally obsessed with creating a Palm Springs themed, kid-friendly guest room, right? No? Oh, OK… well here’s a little recap! First I shared a DIY for gold foil cactus wallpaper. It came out pretty magical and got the room off to a great start. Then Laura helped me create some large scale plush cacti. They’re so cute! And…

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Make Your Own Matchbox Doll

Hey, guys – it’s Katie here! It’s been a good little while, hasn’t it? Well, today I’m here to share one of my favorite handmade ideas for kiddos. Are you familiar with Matchbox Dolls? They are exactly what they sound like: dolls in matchboxes. These dolls are some of the quickest and easiest gifts to give to young ones when you’re looking for something with a lot of heart. I’ve…

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Copper Pipe Child’s Desk DIY

Long live the copper pipe and all its many uses! I designed this child-sized copper pipe desk after being inspired by a vintage set of stairs that were probably taken out of an elementary school’s music department. I made some changes to help with stability and have already apologized to Ruby for deciding I need this desk to stay in my studio instead. Since copper is a softer metal, I…

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DIY Fabric Fishing Game

It’s Christmas crunch time! If you haven’t any spare cash but do have some spare time, why not make a last minute children’s gift instead of buying one? This fishing game is perfect for young children—especially those who spend winters cooped up at home. It’s lots of fun to play with, and it’s also educational (develops imagination, counting, adding, and motor skills). Plus I really loved using up scraps from…

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Advent Village DIY

Every year, I enjoy coming up with a new way to package little surprises and activity cards for our advent calendar. My girls wake up delighted at the thought of opening tiny presents and treats as we count down until Christmas morning. I was scrolling through advent ideas on the ol’ Internet last week, and I came across several advent villages. I loved the idea, so I decided to take…

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Mermaid Plush Dolls (with downloadable pattern)

You guys!! I have been wanting to make a plush doll for so many months and I finally got it together these past few weeks. It was SO fun. My friends’ kiddo had a mermaid doll when we were at coffee recently, and I had an OVERWHELMING urge to make some for my niece, Penelope. You know that feeling? Anyway! Here’s my mermaid doll pattern. I hope you guys get…

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