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Baby Miles Nursery

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Hooray hooray! We are beyond thrilled to share Baby Miles’ nursery today. It is filled with lots of wonderful things, but most of all, Miles! A huge {massively bigger than huge} thank you to Land of Nod for the incredible nursery details!!!! We love you to Land of Nod pieces!!!!


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Miles’ pad is painted in Sherwin Williams “On the Rocks”. Since Ali didn’t want to find out Miles’ gender, she went with a pale shade of grey that looks airy and soft in all kinds of light. This white rocker is perfect with the yellow pouf or the grey ottoman and the striped canvas storage bin. These bins hold everything from books to toys to blankets oh so stylishly!


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The grey daybed is a perfect couch by day, bed by night. Miles dressed it up with lots of fun throw pillows like these. And this cuddly friend.


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The Nod hexagon shelves are BRILLIANT. They store everything from books to trinkets to Sophie the Giraffe. And of course Pete the Cat, the coolest cat on the block.


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This is the Nod dresser all dolled up with these knobs. And the Nod laundry basket that Miles adores because for being so little, he sure creates a lot of laundry.


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Hello adorable whale kleenex box. Aren’t you fun?

The tray is Jonathan Adler and Aunt Niki sells it over at papery & cakery. It’s loaded with Miles’ favorite Honest Company products.


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He’s the start of the gallery wall. Love this Nod clover mirror {hello zebra friend, we see you!}. Miles’ birth announcement is hanging as well as an adorable Sharon Montrose print. Papery printed this “Love you for Miles” card. Miles loves a good pun.


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Miles loves hanging in his crib. Pattern mixing is a blast. Like these sheets, this pillow and lots of furry friends.


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The rug is a beauty from Serena & Lily. It’s soft and delicious to play on. The crib is Oeuf. It’s clean and simple.


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Art is life. Like this Nod zebra and this camera that keeps a watchful eye on Miles at night.


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baby miles nursery / papery & cakery


Miles’ closet was designed by Elfa at the Container Store. It’s exceptionally brilliant because the shelves and drawers can be moved around on a whim. Here’s a little glimpse into his teensy tiny wardrobe. He’s one cool dude.


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Already quite the shoe collector. {It runs in the family}.


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Mini Heat fan. Obviously.


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This measuring stick growth chart will surely track Miles’ progress. And we love these zinc letters.


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Ali painted his bathroom wall in dalmatian print when she was nine months pregnant. Talk about a labor of love.


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It’s nice to hang his bunny towel somewhere fun!


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Well bye for now! Hope you enjoyed the glimpse behind the scenes with Miles.

xoxo,

Niki, Ali + of course Baby Miles

p.s. Happy Birthday to Miles’ Aunt Gavi!

21 drops


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21 drops / papery & cakery


R + M are currently attending school everyday. This means germs, colds, coughs and quite a few trips to the pediatrician. As someone who prides herself on natural treatments and remedies, I’ve been at my wits end, trying to “cure” R + M of these weekly maladies. When I heard that essential oil treatments could be used on kids, I started doing lots of reserach. Enter: 21 drops.

21 drops uses combined essential oils to treat and prevent, nurture, fortify and heal. Ooh, and they are safe to use on kiddos! Hooray!!!


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21 drops / papery & cakery


I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with 21 drops founder, Cary Caster in her Delray Beach office {which is seriously to die for} and solicit her thoughts on essential oil treatments for children, especially young children. In fact, R + M joined me on the trip which made it quite the little field trip. {They keep begging me to return!}


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21 drops / papery & cakery


21 drops is just that. It utilizes 24 different oils in 21 varying combinations. I was particularly drawn to headache, de-stress. sleep, and immunity {um, who wouldn’t want more sleep?}.


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Cary filled me in on her background as a certified clinical aromatherapist. She explained how she always treated her own family’s various ailments with the use of essential oils. The oils are 100% natural and carefully tested for purity and effectiveness. And the smell…. oh they smell amazing {and that’s part of the point!}.


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21 drops / papery & cakery


I was drawn to the gorgeous colors of the 21 drops, but especially loved their “kid safe” protected packaging {the glass is wrapped in a rubber coating so it can’t break if it falls} and rollerball application. Oh and so did Raya. She was ready to douse herself. Luckily, Cary says layering the oils is part of the fun and a great way to utilize the products.


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According to Cary, the most important thing when treating kids with essential oils, is to avoid eye/mouth contact. Therefore for smaller children, use them on pulse points behind their neck. At night, the bottoms of their little feet are a great way for safe absorption.


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21 Drops is also fabulous for mew moms. Cary recommends uplift for postpartum and calm to survive the ebbs and flows of caring for a newborn.


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We explored their stunning gardens where 21 drops grows a wide variety of plants and herbs.


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The green thumbs is seriously out of control insane.


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Raya was obsessed with smelling everything she could get her tiny little fingers on.


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21 drops / papery & cakery


It was really a fabulous day. Even Baby Miles joined in on the fun.

Since our visit I’ve been using the immunity everyday and have noticed the lingering tickle in my throat and cough seem to have dissipated much quicker than usual. Last week, headache nipped my impending migraine in the bud. Super impressed!

xoxo,

Niki

R + M = 3


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Last month, R + M turned a whopping three years old. Ali made the cakes. We ordered an exorbitant amount of pizza. And in the midst of party planning, I tried to keep my jaw off the floor from the utter shock and disbelief that my babies actually turned three. It was tough I tell ya, but I tried to keep it together.

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Party planning can become a bit overwhelming {for a Pinterest addicted girl}, so I try to set a few ground rules from the start. 1. Pick and stick to a theme 2. Make the food super simple 3. Limit myself to a few DIY’s. I actually took my own advice this year.


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Our theme was Camp Raya and Mason. Since Cole and I love camp {and met at camp many moons ago}, the theme was simple and easy to run with. Speaking of running, that’s mostly what the kids did. Our fabulous PE coach set up a litany of activities to exhaust the younger crowd.


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Thanks to our friends at The Land of Nod, we had the coolest camp teepee {ever}. They also sent some pretty fun giant wood stringing beads to make campy necklaces and friendship bracelets with.

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I printed a few postcards and stocked up on EZ paint so the kids could write mock letters to mom and dad from the party.


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I really stuck to my guns and held myself to one meager DIY project. These marshmallow “camp fires” are really just brown pieces of floral foam

 that I painted faux bois style with black acrylic paint. Then I tore up scraps of red, orange and yellow tissue paper and used school glue to attach them for the fiery look. No, those s’more pops are not really on fire {but they were mighty tasty}. A few campy lanterns and a gingham table roll really set the tone. {Conspicuously missing? My crazy creek chair circa 1995. If you went to camp you know what I am talking about}.IMG-2
 that I painted faux bois style with black acrylic paint. Then I tore up scraps of red, orange and yellow tissue paper and used school glue to attach them for the fiery look. No, those s’more pops are not really on fire {but they were mighty tasty}. A few campy lanterns and a gingham table roll really set the tone. {Conspicuously missing? My crazy creek chair circa 1995. If you went to camp you know what I am talking about}.IMG-2

The favors were kid-sized baseball tees using R + M’s logo and a giant #3 on the back. A mini flashlight rounded out the gable box, which I tied with red bakers twine.


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Staples offers giant logo banners for $12. Yes, you heard me right. This one was very weather durable and adorned the DJ tent.

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Oh, and the Cakery cakes were obviously the piece de resistance especially considering my fabulous sister made them while simultaneously caring for a one month old baby. Talk about made with love? Chocolate buttercream, chocolate “rocks”, and a graham cracker tent really made everyone smile. Especially R + M. On to the next one…

xoxo,

Niki

photography by Stephanie Soraya

 



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