If you are obsessed with Target like me, then you know exactly how a “quick” trip can turn into a shopping spree. The dollar spot, end caps and red sale signs get me every time! And let’s talk about the new home department vignette displays. A-dorbes! Recently, I’ve been obsessing over two of the store’s new brands. I thought I would share with my fellow Target lovers, in case you need a reason for a quick Target run.
Earlier this month, Target released its Oh Joy baby and home décor line in collaboration with Joy Cho, who started as a blogger like us ladies. Her simple, colorful and whimsy point of view has launched the Oh Joy brand to a design studio with multiple licensed product lines. This collection features bright colors, fun patterns and feminine vibes. I picked up the dots crib sheet for baby #2’s nursery (more on that later) and the diaper bag (currently out of stock). Love love both!
This Saturday, the store will debut its new children’s line Pillowfort. It’s aimed to be a brand that can grow with your child and fit your home’s design aesthetic. My local stores have already put a few items on display. Most accessories will be available this weekend and furniture pieces will be released this summer. I’m in LOVE with everything in this modern/Land of Nod-esque collection. It offers style, spunk, imagination and comfort. I’m especially obsessing over the toucan bedding, arrow wall décor and mint chairs. Hoping to snatch those this weekend for L. Just take my money already Target!
Just last year, little Lisa was pregnant with her adorable little chick. Remember her absolutely gorgeous shower that her mother-in-law hosted and threw? In December of last year we threw Lisa a shower at work/school.
While this shower does not rival Lisa’s original shower, I thought it was nicely done for a baby shower at work (and I’m not just saying that because I helped host this one).
Of course we included burlap, banners, and our take on balloons.
To jazz up a very sterile baby shower (as work showers tend to be), we covered the desks with tablecloths, brought in some silver serving dishes and a punch bowl, and added some decorations that are the standard pacifier/baby shower items at Party City.
We also had our guests help make Baby T a book of her ABCs. Everyone enjoyed creating a creature or scene out of his/her letter. Here is the sample we gave for reference, which pales in comparison to some of the other pages.
At the end of the shower, Rona took all the pages and collated them into a book of ABC’s for Baby T.
And, what’s a shower without a cake? We are ever so fortunate to have a talented friend and colleague who made the baby carriage cake.
While we are told that it is the thought that counts, it still is nice if the thought is presented with care, which is what we tried to do when we threw Lisa a cute baby shower at work.
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Remember a while ago when I was distressing craft crates? I wanted the crates to look weathered and old? Well, it was to make a DIY bookcase out of craft crates.
The boys’ book situation was getting out of control, and I wanted a bookshelf that wasfunctional, inexpensive, and pleasing to the eye.
This DIY fit the bill. I bought each crate for about $6 (withJoAnn’s coupons, of course), so before I bought the casters to be screwed on the bottom of the crates, this bookshelf only cost my $36.
Liquid Nail was my bff for this project. No tutorial is really needed. I weathered the crates, (read about it here), glued the crates together using an ample amount of liquid nail, screwed some mending plates on for extra support, and fastened some casters to the bottom.
Every once in a while I try to style this DIY bookcase from craft crates, but these books are on and off the shelf so many times a day that it seems like a fool’s task. Ehh, I’d rather the books be read than not, so I will concede this battle.
Regardless, the bookshelf came out cute. At least I think so.