Saturday, August 6, 2011

Star Nursery Style on a Walmart Budget

You have a dilemma.  You love the clean, modern lines of high end crib brands like Oeuf, but you don't have $1000 to spend on a crib.  Your answer: Walmart.  Yes, Walmart.  Their line of Baby Mod nursery furniture looks almost identical to many of the Oeuf pieces, at a fraction of the price, and their cribs in particular have been getting rave reviews.  And if you think spending lots of $$$ on a crib will bring you a safer place for your little one to sleep, think again: the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requires all cribs to meet the same safety standards.  So, below are two pics: one of the Oeuf Classic Crib and one of the BabyMod Parklane crib.  Can you tell which is which??

You can find the Baby Mod pieces online at Walmart here.  Now go use that money you saved to furnish your own crib (new couch, anyone?). 

Monday, August 1, 2011

By Order of the Management

Some days it seems like I say the same sentences over and over again.  Share your toys.  Say "Please".   Don't poke your brother's eye out. (It's not a good day when I've had to say the last one more than once).  North Carolina artist John W. Golden was apparently been listening in on my conversations with my children when he created his series of "By Order of the Management" prints, which you can buy on his Etsy site.   Okay, more likely, he was just putting in print what parents around the world have been saying over and over again to their children since the beginning of time.  His prints come in a variety of punchy colors and have a saying appropriate for nearly every child-rearing situation.  Now, if only he had one for my office which read "Get back to work!"