Orange Nursery Ideas

I’ve chosen orange for the new nursery. It’s such a fun, poppy color, and it could easily work for either gender (we’re having a boy!). Once you veer from pastels though, it’s hard to find essentials for the nursery like bedding and changing pads. Here are a few of the things I’m considering for the room:

  1. Changing Pad Cover
  2. VITAMINER Baby Blanket
  3. George Ornament
  4. Side by Side Pillow
  5. Fitted Stripe Crib Sheet
  6. Plant Forms Print

Quick New Curtains

I whipped up a couple of new curtains yesterday for the front door and window using an ANNO LJUV sheer panel from IKEA. The fabric was a little tricky because the flower petals are stiff and the rest is a very soft mesh, but I used the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine (a first for me) and that worked well. I think that slipping another café curtain rod (I use the $3 cheapies from Target) along the bottom will help the window curtain hang more smoothly.

The front entry seems to get so much more light now! Well, that’s probably also because I took the screen door off. I was feeling industrious yesterday.

Style: October ’10 for Kids

I love finding clothes for Eleanor, and now that we’ll be adding a boy to our family I’ll be shopping the other half of the kids’ stores too. People are telling me that it’s so much harder to find cute clothes for little boys, but I’m finding plenty of great choices out there. Sure, maybe the selection is limited compared to the bounty for girls, but it’s out there.

I just got a pair of denim leggings (“jeggings” I suppose, though that word is awful right?) for Eleanor and I really liked them. I thought they’d work equally well on a boy so I had a little fun putting together two outfits based around them.

I never get tired of striped shirts on kids, and aren’t those canvas sneakers the best? For girls, ballet flats are so sweet, and I like girly embellished t-shirts. They’re just as easy to throw on as the plain ones but they look ten times better.

Do you have little kiddos of your own to dress? I don’t know if I’ll do these style posts for kids very often, but I loved putting this one together!

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