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The Joyful Owl’s Quirky Nature Prints for Kids

I feel so inspired by the beautiful spring weather. My girls have been playing in their sandbox every day. They figured out how to use the hose and they like to make a pond in the sand, take off their shoes and get really wet and dirty. Meanwhile, I’m planting flowers and pulling weeds.


For the past five years (since I started having kids), I couldn’t be outside without watching them every second. Turning my attention to gardening (I’m just learning) is such a feeling of freedom! Of course, they’re constantly fighting which drives me nuts. But, nothing’s perfect!

I saw these quirky prints by The Joyful Owl and they reminded me of my girls getting close to nature in their sandbox. I love how they capture the wonder of playing outside.

I also really like the prints with animals you won’t find in your backyard. I would hang a series starting with the frogs or bees and then going into the more whimsical and outrageous animals. Too cute!

Speaking of rhinos, have you been to the Bronx Zoo (or your closest zoo) lately? The rhinos in the membership room are incredible. They’re HUGE! They don’t even look real. (They also looked a little sad, but that’s another story!)

It’s really important to me that my kids love the outdoors and, although, I’m not exactly Mrs. Earthy Crunchy, I want to install a love for nature in them. Being outdoors brings me so much pleasure and try to inspire them to spend more and more time outside with me.

Speaking of which, my husband will be doing some hard core yard work today so we’ll be in our backyard. Maybe we’ll see some frogs.

Find these lovely prints at The Joyful Owl.

(Blogtownmom was not paid for this post.)

What’s New for Kids at CB2

I just saw CB2‘s spring catalog and there are so many new items that would lend themselves perfectly to kids’ rooms. I have always loved this hip, sister store to Crate and Barrel for it’s playful, bright colors and affordable prices. Take a look at these new items. Maybe you’ll find exactly what you’ve been hunting for…

Okay, maybe “relax” isn’t exactly what kids like to do, but these 3D letters would be genius for that book nook or reading corner. Just add a bean bag chair, pillows and, of course, books! Relax Letters are quite large and would make a statement on the wall or displayed on a shelf or furniture. Very Novogratz inspired, don’t you think? $399

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Create the Monsters of Their Dreams

In honor of Halloween, here are some fun Monster Wall Decals. These colorful cuties might even make the idea of monsters less scary to the little ones. Kids can help choose which decals they like the most and feel empowered by picking out their very own monster. All of these would enliven a room and give it a pop of fun color.

The Monster Wall Decals from Blue Sky Rocket (above and below) come in several monster styles, two sizes and a variety of colors. Choose a few colors that you like and you’ll have yourself a fantastic focal point. $9 – $24

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An Alphabet Wall You Can Make on a Budget (and Remembering Domino Magazine)

I had to share this post. I  saw this masterpiece on Apartment Therapy’s, Ohdeedoh, but it’s originally from a blog new to me, a time for everything. These alphabet letters were created on a budget by a very crafty, creative woman named Melissa!

I have considered using letters for my daughter’s bedroom or play room or, even, our staircase, but budget always held me back. And I never could decide what to spell! Melissa found a few letters at thrift stores, but bought most of them at a craft store and decorated them herself. This post from Ohdeedoh was her inspiration and the photo is after the jump. Read Melissa’s post and see her step-by-step guide at a time for everything.

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Maps by Famille Summerbelle

Artistic maps are really popular right now, especially ones with bold, graphic style. Famille Summerbelle designs maps by first creating an intricate hand, paper cut-out and then making a print of the cut-out. The result is modern, eye catching and absolutely charming. I purchased the above Manhattan map for my family room, framed it in an inexpensive, black frame, and it really pops on my white walls.

Maps of Manhattan, Paris, London and the world are available in several different color options. Each would be stunning in a kid’s room, play room, nursery or any room in your house. You could design an entire kids room around the below World Map.

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