How is your holiday planning coming along? We are sure busy over here at Trendy Peas. The house is jam packed with my family, we are getting ready for a three-day skiing trip, gifts are being wrapped and cocktail recipes are being googled for a New Year’s Eve party. It is indeed a great time of the year for my family and I. 2012 has shown us some good times, a couple of scares, a big loss, tears and happiness. So I feel blessed to be able to spend this very precious time of the year with my husband, kids, sisters, parents, nieces, brothers-in-law, and nephew.
Nothing brings you to reality like spending time with the ones that you love. This is a time for family, a time to give and to cherish. So I was glad when I learned about the Every Mother Counts campaign. In an effort to make sure families will be brought together for many years, the Every Mother Counts organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns, supports education about maternal mortality reduction globally. Every Mother Counts seeks to engage new audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide.
Minted is supporting Every Mother Counts in its mission to protect global maternal health by donating a percentage of sales of children’s art and nursery art for a full year. Check it out here and give your support. Be sure to also check their gift list as that could help your holiday planning. If you order today, they can still deliver your item before Christmas.
If you are looking for a way to add a special touch to your nursery, you should consider painting your dresser or changing table. I have been seeing a lot of good examples online, so I started a Pinterest board that you can follow here.
I love the idea of the ombre look, having each drawer painted a different shade. You can also create geometric patterns with tape, paint it over with a bold color and once you peel the tape off, you will have a beautiful and fun graphic piece of furniture. It is a great way to add color to a kids room. Have you done any projects like this? It sounds like a fun DIY project that I should tackle!
We recently made a custom photo canvas for baby Annabel. The canvas was used on a lovely gallery wall above Annabel’s crib. Annabel’s mom, Renee, mixed different frame shapes, different frame sizes and colors to create this fun and very personal wall.
The furniture in the room and the selves feature clean lines making the space feel contemporary. The chandelier, wallpaper, frame shapes and the mirror above the dresser give the room an eclectic feel. The mix of colors and patterns are working very nice. And we loved to see our custom canvas in the space. Thank you so much Renee for sharing your nursery with us. You sure Got Trendy!
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My Christmas cards are finally done! I am sharing here some of the best photos from our little photoshoot. I am not revealing the one I chose to use on the cards; that would spoil the surprise for my family and friends. Here are my three cuties, trying to lay still while I ordered them around from up the stairs. They heard things like: “Hold Victor’s hand”, “How about a smile?”, “No, we are not done yet”, “Guys, come on, one more”, “Marcus, stop sucking your thumb”. It was quite interesting. The preparation for the shoot took way longer than the actual few photos I was able to snap. I dressed them up in somewhat coordinating colors. I chose navy blue, white, gray, and red. The red on Victor’s pants set the tone for the typeface that I used on the card. They had a snack right before the shoot. Nothing like chocolate chip cookies to make my kids happy. And then it was onto the floor. The solid brown rug was the perfect backdrop to create a clean set-up for the photos. I loved how it turned out. The final card will be posted here on Christmas day. How about you, do you take your own photos or are you lucky to have them professionally taken? Do you want to share your card? I would love to see it.