Classic Dinosaur Room!


The question was: How to combine dinosaurs, stripes, plaid, and family photos? This room is for a 4 year old boy who loves dinosaurs but his mother did not want a “dinosaur” room only. She wanted something that could grow with him and change as his interest changes. Gretchen Sturman is a designer and the …continue reading

Giveaway Winners – MJM Books & Kate Landers!! – November 2009


We have 3 winners of the Personalized Children’s Book Giveaway! All winners have 3 days to contact me. Christa from Brower Power has won one personalized child’s book. Congrats Christa! Danielle from other-option is the winner of one personalized child’s book. Congrats Danielle! Bombtastic Belle from Livin’ Off Love has won one personalized child’s book. …continue reading

Mod Monkey Party


It’s a mod monkey party – bright yellow and turquoise blues create a perfect cheerful monkey party. Top Party Ideas featured this Mod monkey party. Jennifer Kielp of Nounces Designs designed this fun mod “little monkey” party. Such a perfect party for a one year old and older! Darling monkey invites can be purchased here. …continue reading

Boys Nautical Room


The talented Michelle from Three Men & a Lady created this nautical room for her boys. DIY upholstered headboard – instructions here. Michelle describes the walls, “I was trying to make these numbers look like the numbers printed on a big spinaker sail. 4 represents the the year my oldest was born. 7 the year …continue reading

Star Wars Theme Birthday Party Ideas!


Star Wars cake from here. After earning their very own light sabers, the Jedi-in-training learned defense maneuvers and techniques for battling the Empire from the Master and became certified Jedi Knights. Dawn Ey from MerryB Events created this Jedi Knights and Star Wars birthday bash! Dawn describes how she made R2D2, “I was doing some …continue reading

Yellow, Aqua & Red Baby Nursery!


Caroline Armelle’s blog Armelle has some fun creative ideas including this sweet, eclectic nursery for her little baby girl. My favorite item is the $5 crib picked up at a yard sale. Caroline spent hours priming and spraying yellow paint (13 cans), she also gave it 2 top coats. Tons of work – but she …continue reading

Chinese Themed Birthday Party


Autumn Clemons created this adorable unique party for her daughters 8th birthday by paying homage to Asia. Autumn describes the party, “I threw a Chinese-themed birthday party for my eight year old daughter. Colors were fuschia, black, gold and chartreuse. Chinese lanterns were hung in a large cluster over the table. Candy-dipped fortune cookies, rice-krispy …continue reading

FREE Christmas Printable!


The Celebration Shoppe made these free printables as a thank you for the past year to their readers. The “BELIEVE!” printables collection includes: Silver B-E-L-I-E-V-E-! cupcake picks Silver cupcake wrappers Red & White BELIEVE! Snowflake cupcake picks Red & White Snowflake cupcake wrappers (NOTE: Designs can also easily be converted into gift tags and a …continue reading

BLOG Party Huge Success – $2500 Given In Prizes!- November 2009


THANK YOU to our sponsors who helped sponsor our 1st Design Dazzle blog birthday party! Our blog party was a huge success with $2500 given in giveaways and prizes. Thank you to everyone involved! I appreciate all your comments and those who have submitted wonderful ideas and adorable rooms to make this blog successful!! Design …continue reading

Winners of the $500 Bei Bambini Giveaway! – November 2009


Winner of the $500 BOYS Bei Bambini giveaway is Amanda, Kevin and Landon of Landon’s World. You have won the boys choice prize pack! The winner of the $500 GIRLS Bei Bambini giveway is Becky from it’s a Wilding World. You have won the girls choice prize pack. Congratulations to both of you – you …continue reading