1. Merchandising your Baby Boy’s Nursery Shelves

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    In the last few months we have had a few exciting changes in the kiddos’ rooms… Brooks was rolling and moving so much he was ready to transfer from a mini alba crib {or similar} to a standard size crib, and since Reese was turning two {and realistically we didn’t want to purchase a second crib}, it was time for her to move to a big girl bed {ie. a twin bed with a little guard fence}.

    Since the new crib in Brooks’ room took up substantially more space than his last, we had todo a bit of re-arranging and move his large bookshelf into another room in substitute for a narrow leaning shelf I got at CB2 {here’s a similar option}.

    Although I had much less space to play around with when merchandising, I still made sure to make it equally as sweet as the initial look. So for those of you working with a small baby nursery space, don’t be disheartened; you can still get all of the ‘oooohs’ and ‘aaawws’ by decorating a narrow and tall bookshelf like I chose here.

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    For my five tier shelf, I allocated the three top rows for display space and then made the bottom two rows for functionality and storage {while still looking nice}. Anything at eye level is the first thing people see so be sure to make those the least cluttered! On my top three levels {eye level and above}, I displayed a mix of blue and white piggy bankstrinkets, stuffed animals, and blue baby books. On my storage shelves I neatly stacked blankets and then used a Pottery Barn canvas storage bin for miscellaneous toys or anything that could resemble clutter.

    My favorite pieces on the bookshelf are the wooden letter ‘B’ for Brooks which was only $10 at Pottery Barn as well as the Mud Pie keepsake boxes for baby’s first tooth and baby’s first hair cut… I don’t know that I plan to use them, but they are cuteness overload. Then I get endless compliments on his mini NIKEs {don’t tell anyone that he doesn’t actually wear them but I love them on display!}.

    Shop all of the items from this post below and I hope these pictures will inspire you while re-arranging!

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  2. Chambray Jacket

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    While the weather outside may be freezing temps, I am beyond over my winter-wear and ready to start thinking about Spring. {I am being inspired daily with the trends at NYFW – hope you are following my Instagram for updates – but equally as inspiring to shop is a darn good sale}. Right now at Old Navy all kids and baby items are on sale up to 50% off, jeans are $10, and tanks are $5 like the one Reese is wearing {here}.

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    Get your little one on-trend with stylish florals or bold pastels! I am the hunt more than ever now that Reese is in school and needs to look put together everyday {let’s be serious, she always looked put together, but I figure it’s a better excuse to shop?!}.

    For this outfit I chose Old Navy’s Flower-Print Chambray Jacket {which I am layering in the winter and then will pair with a sundress dress like this once it’s warmer}. Then Reese is in LOVE with her new bottoms, which she actually wore to her gymnastics class this week because they are so comfy with an elasticized waist. Meanwhile I love adult trends for tots, so I think the whole harem pant on her is just too cute.

    Old Navy Baby Spring Styles by Fashionable Hostess3I would say we did pretty well, all we need to finish off the look are these gladiator sandals! Wondering my other faves? Shop below…

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  3. Reese’s 2nd Birthday

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    As my Instagram followers know well, this past weekend little Reese turned two! Last year I hosted a big party with a musical performance and over thirty kids under the age of one, so this year we decided to do something a bit more low key and celebrate just the four of us. Of course I wanted Reese to be equally as excited about celebrating at home, so I decorated the living room with an adorable girly spread.

    To do so, I picked up cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery {my favorite NYC cupcake shop} and displayed a selection of pink and white ones on a Juliska cake stand. I topped them with the sweetest gold cupcake toppers by TOPS Malibu. Alongside the stand I placed an empty Diptyque candle glass full of pink striped straws, a vase full of fresh white roses, Meri Meri pink princess napkins, and an array of wrapped gifts.

    The agenda for the day included a morning trip to Build-A-Bear, an afternoon of opening and playing with gifts {my favorite was her mini vanity}, and an evening of indulging in cupcakes, pink lemonade and rosé champagne. Reese loved having so much attention all day and she thoroughly enjoyed the sweets {I mean, look at that smile!}. It was truly a happy birthday at home.

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