8 New Years Eve Party Ideas With Kids

The year flew by and 2013 is almost here! How will you celebrate? Here are 8 ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve with kids. Traditionally, New Year’s Eve has been a celebration for adults but for those with children, lavish trips or big parties are not really an option. So, what do you do? Generally, staying up until midnight is past most kids bedtimes but there are still many fun ways to ring in the new year with your kids. Here are a few ideas:

6 Nursery Wall Decor Ideas

Planning your nursery decor can be a major headache so I'm helping you out with step number one…wall decor! Paint, murals, wall art..oh my! There are many ways to amp up the character of your walls in your little one’s room and with four walls to work with you can really create a space that takes you to another place when you enter the door. After all, this is the one room in your home where you can really let your imagination run wild and not be criticized for it ;) . Here are 6 ideas that I've gathered to get you started off on the right foot.

Favorite Maternity Looks Of 2012

There was definitely a baby boom this year in Hollywood and these celebs topped our list for favorite maternity looks of 2012. From breezy summer dresses to casual chic statements, we’ve narrowed down a few simple looks that any expecting mother can pull off!

Kourtney Kardashian makes it easy for us to love her maternity style. From her casual chic ensembles to red carpet ready, she knows how to make pregnancy look gorge! Keeping it simple in fitted dresses to showcase her belly, paired with statement pieces like oversized handbags, sunglasses and jewelry.

Alyson Hannigan welcomed her second child this year and kept comfortable in maxi dresses and skinny jeans with fitted tops. The How I met your mother star layered her simple look with accessories and wedge booties.

Hot mama Megan Fox kept us guessing during her pregnancy, shying away from the paprazzi. But we do remember her effortless style with colorful prints and form fitted tunics and leggings.

Vanessa Lachey layered blazers and jean jackets over her summer maxi’s making maternity style look amazingly chic.

And last but not least, Camila Alves. We can’t get enough of this adorably cute family photo! Fitted dresses with embellished sandals looks comfortable yet fashionably chic. Contact our maternity stylist for more info on where to shop for great maternity wear.

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Opens Doors In Santa Monica

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Opens Doors In Santa Monica

Have you heard the most exciting news!? Restoration Hardware Baby & Child opened a store in Santa Monica, making my nursery decor shopping practically right in my backyard. I couldn't make it down there fast enough to see it in person and as expected,  it’s gorgeous! Completely on another level. It was hard not to ooh and ahh the whole way through, it’s like a miniature wonderland. The visual merchandisers must have had a great ole time working on this showroom. If you think the merchandise is beautiful in their catalog, wait til you see it in person! I've done the leg work for you and it is definitely worth the trip. I had to see the gold crown for drapery canopy in person because it looks huge in the catalog. I debated about this for hours and finally decided to just order it. What a great decision that was, because it looked beautiful in the nursery for Backstreet girl Ava Jaymes! My only complaint about the Santa Monica showroom is that they don’t carry any in stock inventory. Almost everything has to be ordered online. Bummer…especially since I thought I was going to leave with bags of goodies. wahh wahh.