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Get crafty with these easy do-it-yourself ideas and projects. DIY crafts add a special personal touch to Baby's space and to your home and are definitely one-of-a-kind!

5 Simple Ways to Pamper Mom

With Mother’s Day just a few short weeks around the corner, I wanted to share some ideas to make Mom feel special – no gifts required. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference and warm your heart as a Mom. Just a few weeks ago, I shared how it was so important to take time for you. With a holiday dedicated to Mom, you’ll want to make sure your special day is just perfect. Which means you’ll need to share this post with your significant other–print it now! When Mother’s Day comes around, I really look forward being able to catch a little breather, and I also look forward to the pampering. I’ll take the handmade cards and beautiful colored pictures… forget the gifts. You won’t be able to find the things I want for Mother’s Day at your local Target. For Mother’s Day it’s all about YOU and here are simple ways you can be pampered at home.

Real Nursery Inspiration: Magnolia's Eclectic Vintage Nursery

Tania is a mama I met through Instagram. She lives in Canada with her husband Dustin, their little boy Henri and new baby Miss Magnolia. I absolutely adore Tania’s style and blog – the girl has seriously fantastic taste – so it’s no surprise that she knocked it out of the park when she designed Magnolia’s nursery.

Here’s what she had to say about the space:

“When we found out we were having a little girl, we knew we wanted to make her space feminine but not girly. We didn’t have the intention to make it look vintage, but with all the sentimental pieces we incorporated (from our grandparents houses & our travels), it ended up looking very eclectic, which we love. We can’t wait for the day that we can share the stories with her of where all the elements in her room came from & what significance they have to us. For each element in her room we found at a large box store, we were sure to match it by introducing something unique & handmade, which made for a very custom & personal feel without the high price tag.

The challenge in a nursery is to the keep the functionality of everything, [while staying] stylish. We had ease of use in mind above aesthetic, which we were then able to customize & make our own both easily & inexpensively. Wish we could credit extensive planning & eye for design on the color scheme of the room, but truth be told, we chose a color we loved for the accent wall & relied on good old trial & error for the rest. We wanted things to ‘go well’ together but not ‘match,’ and the end product flows nicely.

Lastly, we wanted to incorporate the trend of having a reading nook for her to grow into but wanted it to be different. The idea of acrylic ghost shelving that let the books act as artwork on the wall appealed to us so much, but we couldn’t find any shelves in our budget. Finally, we stumbled upon a greeting card display wholesaler online & repurposed them as a library. It may be our favorite part of her room! We hope she enjoys spending time in her space as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We can’t wait to watch her grow up in her there!”

Check out all the lovely details below!

Real Nursery Inspiration: Magnolia's Eclectic Vintage Nursery

Real Party Inspiration: Huck's Woodland Camp Birthday

This birthday party is maybe one of my most favorite that I’ve shared to date. It was a 2nd birthday party my friend Meghan hosted for her little guy Huck and after seeing just the “sneak peek” photos on Instagram I was begging her to let me share it here at Disney Baby. Meghan went with a “Camp Huck” woodland theme for the party and the party is filled with so many thoughtful details that make it feel special, but not over-the-top and unattainable for less crafty parents (like myself!). All of the food was vegan since their family is vegan and I was impressed with all the great healthy options she was able to come up with – especially for the cake! It’s brilliant! Check out the cuteness! (*More DIY details can also be found at Meghan’s blog Little Figgy Pudding!)

Real Party Inspiration: Huck's Woodland Camp Birthday Party

Garden Projects for Toddlers

Springtime is here, which means it’s GARDENING SEASON! I couldn’t be more thrilled to start getting my hands dirty and my thumbs green with my little ones in tow. Even the tiniest of gardeners can help out with the keeping and care of flowers, plants, and vegetables. Whether you have a small garden on your porch or a big huge veggie garden in your yard, letting your little one help out is a must. My girls both started gardening when they were just babes and they still love it! (And, they love to EAT every vegetable we grow! Parenting win!) Click through for 12 awesome garden projects for little ones…

A DIY Gender Reveal Party!

With the announcement of our fourth pregnancy, I’ve had the slight feeling that the reaction surrounding this little one is a bit more subdued than say, our first daughter.

While obviously we all cherish the new life growing inside of me, there becomes a little bit of a “been there, done that” attitude after the second baby, doesn’t there? And not just for other people, but for us as well. We’ve got this new baby thing down to a routine at this point.

So I was definitely looking for a way to “spice” up the fun of our fourth baby–and with my husband’s birthday coming up, I thought why not make it a little more fun with a gender reveal cake? I did some research to find some adorable gender reveal cakes and set off to make our own easy DIY gender reveal party. 

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