Celebrate Spring

This morning I decided that it is time to pack up the winter wear + start celebrating the beautiful weather. Spring inspires my green thumb just as much as it puts spring cleaning into effect. On top of cleaning, there are celebrations around the corner. Easter is a time for kids crafts, flower arrangements and tasty treats. Happy Spring! {love A+S}

Taste of Spring via Treehugger

An adorable bouquet with eggs perfect for your Easter celebrations via BHG.

Spring cleaning, naturally. Via Hostess with the Mostess

Easter bunny macaroons, yes please! via Raspberri Cupcakes

A Modern Nursery from A+S

1. A lighting fixture can change the room, especially when it looks like this. This coral lamp from the A&R store is available in six different colors.

2. Peacock wall art print to tie in all the colors.

3. Never be late again with this adorable orange elephant clock from Etsy.

4. A+S recently stumbled upon this company called Grow-Kids. This crib is eco-friendly & non-toxic!

5. Land of Nod rug– made from recycled textiles.

6.  A little dose of eye candy wrapped in a leather Moroccan pouf from Serena & Lily.

Playtime Favorites

Playtime has transitioned from Tinker Toys {a childhood favorite of mine} to iPads. Most of today’s toys leave out the imagination of play. Below are several recommendations of toys perfect for simple play.

Look for a toy that is 10 percent toy and 90 percent child- Science Daily

Studies show that kids play more creatively with “generic” toys than with those linked to movies and TV shows- USAToday

Classic Stacker with Bright Colors from Romp Store

Shape Sorter with numbers & shapes. From EduShape

Build & Rebuild Farm Animals from Ferm Living Shop

I love all things Dr. Seuss. These stacking blocks from Manhattan Toy are adorable & a perfect toy for baby-toddler.

 

Natural Nursery with Rustic Appeal

My drive home this morning was filled with wild turkeys and grazing cattle. {Living in North Florida, I am lucky enough to enjoy this!} The serenity of the drive inspired this woodlands nursery. It’s simplicity make it a room to grow in.

1. A simple lamp from Giggle for the side table. Perfect amount of light for night feedings.

2. I’m a sucker for vintage additions to a nursery. This Red Racer is a perfect prop in the nursery for books, animals, and also could be great in photos with your little one. Many options with this find!

3. & 4. Tree print and alphabet print from Etsy. Colorful and cute.

5. You can never have enough storage! These baskets from Serena and Lily are adorable and make organizing fun!

6. The Harper crib, voted Babble Best of 2011, is an amazing choice for your nursery. Find it at Giggle.com

7. Yes- this is a rug. It is a faux wood rug from Overstock. How perfect for this room!

Portraits by William Moore

Mr. Moore, a graduate of Savannah School of Art and Design, is a multi-talented artist. Give him any medium from a camera, paint brush, pencil and even sidewalk chalk- he will create a piece of work that will astonish you.

His inspiration for art arose from the encouragement from his parents and also from his elementary art teacher. She taught him different techniques like shading and inspired him to continue to study the form of art.

Below are a few paintings and photos by Mr. Moore. Visit his website: http://wrmoore.tumblr.com/

Nursery with Frills

1. I’ve seen the sunburst mirror used in many different rooms and fell in love with it instantly. It gives flair to the room.

2. I’m obsessed with these curtains from Anthropologie!! They are elegant and girly- just the right mix for your little girls nursery.

3.When designing your nursery, safety should come before design. Choosing your crib is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in regards to safety and design. Read reviews and know the regulations before buying a crib. The crib of choice for this board is Westwood Design.

4. Pouf’s are an alternative choice to an ottoman that comes with your glider. And of course they come in many colors!

5. Floral rug from Layla Grayce. 

Maternity Spring Chic

1. This dress from Hatch Collection, called The Everything Dress, is a wrap dress that can be worn in fifteen ways. It is a maternity must-have!

2. How chic is this Retro Bag? And yes- it is a diaper bag! Danzo Baby Diaper Bag makes a statement piece that can be worn throughout pregnancy, with baby, and beyond diapers.

3. A beautiful delicate necklace to tie in the outfit made by Laurel Baker of Anchor Boutique .

4. Lace Toms are adorable- shoes that can be worn throughout spring and summer.

Nautical Nursery Inspiration Board

As a a true Floridian the beach is a way of life. And with such a mild winter I’ve been inspired to create a nautical themed nursery. It’s a room made for a baby boy- the rustic touches of burlap and a driftwood mirror make it easy to to go from a nursery to a little man.

1. This zig-zag rug from West Elm is available in five different sizes and two different colors. It ties in the stripes in an edgy way.

2. Keeping your nursery organized with bins from the Container Store.

3. The rustic touch to your little boy’s nursery- a driftwood mirror.

4. Top-rated crib from Consumer Reports, the Kendall Fixed Gate crib from Pottery Barn is beautiful and versatile.

5. Burlap pillows from Esty- personalize with initials or patterns.

Fabulous Diaper Bags

Long gone are the days of carrying diaper bags in cute animal prints. Diaper bags have transitioned into trendy totes that can be used long after baby is out of diapers. And since it is used as your purse, makeup tote, lunch box and everything for baby it is vital to find the perfect bag to match your style.

1. Have you heard of Danzo Baby? Known as ‘Mommy’s Little Helper’, this is truly an organization system in a bag. The inside of this bag is what really matters- it is lined with clear pockets that are affixed with a velcro tab to which you can attach 25 different name tags to! Amazing!

2. This is a classic tote made by DwellStudio. The simple, sleek look make it a diaper bag that can be carried in any occasion.

3. Sally Spicer diaper bags are handmade and each one is unique. This tote has several pockets inside and out, including a changing pad.

4. Super lightweight and stylish bag by Mia Bossi. Patterns are varied and come in many styles.