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If these little jungle swingers are not the cutest monkey nursery decorations that you've seen in a while then I want to know where you were shopping! Monkey wallpaper covered in pictures of Curious George or little chimps with no name were once the height of jungle nursery decor. But lately, we see more decorators skipping this approach in favor of monkey wall decals and stickers paired with at most a border.
The reason for the switch in monkey nursery decorations could be that rolls of wallpaper are not what one might consider cheap. Plus, you either have to prep the nursery walls and hang the paper yourself or hire a professional to do the job for you. Is there any wonder that more and more families are using these inexpensive wall decorations?
They are so quick and easy to peel and stick that the job is done in less than an hour in most cases. And when you want to change the room’s décor, just remove them from the walls and replace them with whatever strikes your fancy. They leave no sticky residue that would cause you to have to clean or repaint the walls unless you wanted to.
I give these monkey nursery decorations a big vote of approval for being cheap, easy to use and just plain cute.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Pink skull party decorations might not be everybody’s idea of a suitable party theme for girls. But, I have found these grinning skulls and crossbones to be for the most part harmless and actually downright cute! It may be that the pink skull party supplies give me just one more opportunity to come up with decorating ideas for my favorite color scheme which, as my visitors are well aware, is pink and black.
PINK SKULL PARTY INVITATIONS
It’s very easy to make your own pink skull invitations using plain white cardstock decorated with some cheap stickers. Or you can go all out and buy personalized, custom invitations that come with graphics and print in cool fonts with your details, wording maybe even a short poem in the layout of information pertaining to your party. For a time efficient and inexpensive invitation, use the package of invitations that come with your pink skull party decorations kit.
PINK SKULL PARTY FAVORS
Fingerless gloves for little girls are lots of fun to have in the dress up party outfit trunk. You can add a cute coin purse or a light up skull ring to complete the ensemble.
I wouldn’t worry that your birthday party will be too spooky for the youngsters. Pink skull party decorations are just too cute to be very scary. Chances are that your little girls are well acquainted with skulls and crossbones as you see more than a few pink skull baby bedding sets and gothic nurseries in homes these days. Skull baby shower themes have been pretty popular lately but that could have something to do with Halloween. Only time will tell whether the feminine gothic trend lasts through fall and beyond.
Meanwhile, enjoy your Pink Skull Party Decorations and Decorating Ideas and be assured that one little party won't turn your little princess into a goth girl for life.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
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A friend of mine was shopping for vintage baby shower invitations ideas when she saw some wedding invitations that had been made by screen-printing the invitation on the center of vintage handkerchiefs by Bird and Banner. What an excellent idea that would present each guest with a sweet keepsake this is! I’m a huge fan of vintage handkerchief crafts and this one really tickled my fancy.
And what fun we had shopping auctions, cruising estate sales and antique stores for pretty hankies that we felt would be suitable for printing in pretty designs and colors. After finalizing the guest list, we knew the exact number of handkerchiefs that we would need for our vintage baby shower invitations and went on a shopping excursion that took us far more time that we might have initially imagined. Apparently we are not the first to dream of uses for vintage hankies!
The problem was not only finding vintage hankies with a large center medallion that would accommodate the wording that was necessary but finding attractive examples with no tears, stains or damaged embroidery. At the time of this article, we have ten more to buy before we can start to get bids from printers but I could not resist playing around with one of my favorites in my photo editing program to give you an idea of what I have in mind for our vintage baby shower invitations using one of the sweet handkerchiefs that we have so far.
I can’t decide whether I prefer the colorful layout of this baby blue, pink and green fabric print or the elegant embroidered white on white hanky but I know that they are going to make a lovely presentation carefully creased and folded around the baby shower’s rsvp card and held by a pretty sleeve that one of our crafty stamping friends is designing especially for us.
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Friday, October 09, 2009
Which will be more popular, the new Winnie the Pooh or Classic Pooh that is the question. Why are we being made to ponder such a thing when last I checked my old friend, Pooh Bear and his friends in the enchanted 100 Acre wood were just peachy playing and living the way they had for decades? Must we always be looking for ways to reinvent the wheel when the original rolls just fine?
Meaning, what kicked off the idea of rewriting of the Pooh books in the first place? Since when do we go dig up classics to see if they need to be updated? What's next? "A Tale of Two Cities"? "Where the Red Fern Grows"? Classic literature should be untouched in my opinion.
I wish someone would answer the question as to how a (controversial) makeover of a classic benefits the author, Benedictus, more than applying literary talent and imagination to work that would be his own. Who is to say that such a book might bring Benedictus recognition of being the A.A. Milne of THIS century? If I were capable of writing a children’s book, I would much prefer to create my own unique, enchanted forest inhabited by characters credited to myself rather than to jump knee deep into creating a new Winnie the Pooh.
All that being said, this is not the first alteration or update to the Winnie the Pooh characters originally drawn by Ernest H. Shepard. After A.A. Milne’s death in 1956 his widow sold the rights to the characters of the Winnie the Pooh story to Walt Disney Co. whose merchandise bore little resemblance to the illustrations in "House at Pooh Corner" or "Winnie the Pooh".
Can we expect new Winnie the Pooh decorations and products featuring the classic bear wearing a stylish new look? If so, it probably will sell alright as kids love new stuff. But what a shame it would be if the old version, the one that you and I grew up with, started to look dated or old fashioned.
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Sunday, October 04, 2009
Win prizes in the free maternity clothes giveaway sponsored by Apple and Eve Maternity. Their stylish tops let you share your opinions without ever having to say a word while using your pregnant tummy as a billboard. The maternity tops have cute sayings and graphics in cute colors that will lift your spirits and keep you looking and feeling good while baby is on board and you can win two as prizes in the contest if you're lucky.
All it takes to win is a quick visit to our main site that specializes in Baby Bedding, Nursery Themes, Decorations and Decorating Ideas, where you will leave your contact information and the names of your favorite maternity t-shirts that you saw on the sponsor's website.
You can also register to win mom and baby jewelry, free baby products and shoes in other giveaways while you're there.
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Saturday, October 03, 2009
A friend recently mentioned to me that the sock monkey baby nursery decorations she had seen in even the most posh baby boutiques were not tickling her in the least. She said that not only were they expensive, but impractical and frankly not that cute. I could see that she was getting frustrated and after dealing with many mothers I knew better than to pull out a portfolio of nursery pictures at this stage of the game.
Knowing that a friend of ours had a baby shower planned for her at the end of the week I decided that the best course of action was to wait and see if any of the gifts that she received might serve to point her in one direction or another. I had my doubts that as the hostess of said shower had already tipped me off that a monkey theme baby shower was in the works. I could not foresee that something miraculous might catch her eye and inspire her if after cruising the baby stores for months on the prowl for sock monkey baby nursery decorations and crib bedding sets she had come home empty-handed time after time.
Then the day of the shower rolled around and wonder of wonders, the first gift out of the box was a personalized sock monkey diaper bag lined with sock monkey fabric by Moda accompanied by a cute, matching rag baby quilt. I knew by the guest of honor’s reaction that I had better start organizing pictures of sock monkey crib bedding and sock monkey baby nursery decoration ideas as soon as I got home.
Isn’t it wonderful how if you wait things have a way of working themselves out? I find this especially true when working with pregnant ladies struggling with choosing a theme for their nursery decor.
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Friday, October 02, 2009
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I’ve been asked several times this week, "Where can I find Thing 1 and Thing 2 party decorations and supplies" as well as "Where can I find Thing 1 and Thing 2 baby shower invitations and decorations". Why these Dr. Seuss characters have become so very popular all of a sudden is beyond me unless it’s because of the cute cupcakes that go so well with the theme.
If I had known that electric blue hair made of cotton candy would be such a hit, I would have done more to encourage the development of a Thing 1 and 2 product to my suppliers long ago!
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PERSONALIZED THING 1 AND THING 2 DECORATIONS
To answer the question about where to find Thing 1 and Thing 2 party decorations and supplies, perhaps the best place to start would be a site that is known to offer Dr. Seuss baby shower and party supplies in other themes like Cat in the Hat or Horton Hears a Who and see if you can pick up some ideas for this cute Dr. Seuss theme.
Once you have exhausted those resources, pull out your list of party supply vendors who provide merchandise in a smaller more exclusive niche to see if they have already picked up on the trend and have some Thing 1 and Thing 2 party decorations and supplies ready to ship or if they might be able to make something up according to your specifications and personalize your invitations or party favors with names dates and special wording while they are at it!
Another idea that I would like to suggest would be to buy some giant Dr. Seuss wall decals featuring Thing 1 and 2 to decorate your party venue and when the festivities are done, present the reusable, vinyl stickers as prizes to the winners of the fun games that were played or to the guest of honor to use to decorate the walls of their bedroom at home.
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Thursday, October 01, 2009
If you were in a tizzy spinning Garden Fairy Party ideas around and around in your head until you were to the point of exhaustion, get hold of yourself and be of good cheer because Garden Fairy party supplies and decorations are here. Plates and cups decorated with pretty fairy princesses complete with tiaras and magic wands floating effortlessly above fields of flowers among butterflies, dragonflies and other critters one might expect to find in a magical fantasy kingdom.
And how easy it will be to pick a color scheme for your Garden Fairy party ideas with these items to use as a reference! There are many possibilities, but if I were to pick my favourite I believe that I would showcase the fuchsia pink and green with touches of purple here and there. Once you choose the colors that you prefer, which play an important part in everything from the tableware to the cake frosting, you are ready to select party decorations.
It would be entirely up to you whether to include dragonfly and butterfly decorations,stay close to a fairy theme or to play up the floral aspects in your Garden Fairy party ideas.
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