WOOT, WOOT! We turn one this August and we've had our party-planning hat on to make sure this celebration is a blast! That means inviting all the cool kids to share oodles of design inspiration with you!
To kick things off, YouthfulNest and our BFFs from Project Nursery, Colorhouse, Hayneedle, and Baby Makes 3 will get this lunchtime Pin Party started with a Pinterest board full of scrumptious pins of yummy nursery design style. Then you can play “Re-Pin The Look On Your Board”. By re-pinning at least one pin from the Pin Party board to a personal board and using the hashtag #1NurseryDesign, you'll have a chance to win one of the birthday presents! That’s right, there will be presents for three lucky party guests, each valuing a $100 shopping credit at Hayneedle, Colorhouse or YouthfulNest.
To keep the good times going, Project Nursery, Hayneedle and YouthfulNest will be moving to a second party venue later in the evening over on Twitter. RSVP to the Twitter Party now to be eligible to win one of the $100 birthday gifts.
At the Twitter Party we will be serving up a large slice of nursery style. Dishing out our #1NurseryDesign inspiration for DIY projects, trends, storage and more. Tweeting out a link of your favorite inspiration from our Pin Party board will give you yet another chance to be eligible to win a birthday present.
For all the who, what, when and where checkout the 1st Birthday Pin and Twitter Party!
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Think heirloom, or at least a piece that can last through high school. The dresser in my son's nursery is over 50 years old, so yeah sorta heirloom since it has been in my family and used by children for three generations. If you are thinking long term, than you want a piece that is both of quality and classic styling. Something that can sneak into almost any room style without being overstated or ornate. Tips on landing a piece in this category would be to stay away from trends, like industrial metal accents that might get old by the time they become a tween. Look for a piece with clean lines; one made of wood so that it could be repainted/refinished over the years; and consider a piece where you could change the feet or swap out the hardware. There are so many cool knobs and pulls out there from woodland creatures to chic Lucite and gold rods.
Thank Yous, Invitations, Save the Date, Baby Showers, and Birthdays…Have you ever thought about how many cards you send each year? My grandmother and mother were the two women in my life who truly appreciated the “thought that counts” by receiving a beautiful card in the mail. Not only was the creativity in choosing the appropriate card, the message inside was just as poignant. They both were my influence to remember birthdays, holidays and send thank-you notes. In elementary school when everyone was busy trying to write as fast as they could to learn cursive handwriting, I was busy writing as slow as I could to perfect my handwriting. One of my classmates in school and I would compete over whose handwriting was best. Then there’s the pen or writing implement. Markers, Calligraphy pens, metallic paint pens, you name it, I’ve used it. Combine all three elements — perfect penmanship, your ideal writing implement and a momentous event to appreciate equals a perfect card. I truly enjoy sending cards.
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