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    DIY Heart String Art, 15 Ways My Second Pregnancy is Different from My First, My Favorite Beauty Products From Trader Joe’s, + Tips for Kid-Friendly Room Design (My Momtastic Wrap-up)

    DIY string art heart

    Happy weekend! I wanted to pop in and share some of my recent posts for Momtastic. First up, this DIY string art heart, inspired by my friend Kiira from Eye Heart Pretty Things (she does an adorable monogrammed version here!) Isn’t this perfect for a baby shower or nursery decor (or both)? Get my full tutorial on Momtastic here.

    15 ways my second pregnancy is different from my first

    I also shared 15 ways my second pregnancy is different from my first.

    trader joes products

    And how about my favorite beauty products from Trader Joe’s (yes, they actually have some pretty great ones!). Get the list here.

    Kid-Friendly Room Design Tips

    And last, but not least, I shared my tips on designing a room that is kid-friendly, safe, and fun!

    (all photos from Oh Lovely Day)

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    My Favorite Things For Valentine’s Day

    Now that it is February, it’s time to think about Valentine’s Day. I’m not really into Valentine’s Day as a “romantic holiday” but I love it for fun, whimsical crafts and ideas. Hearts, pink, red, chocolate…what’s not to love? So I thought I’d share some of my favorite ideas for Valentine’s Day to get your creative juices flowing. And I’ll have a fun DIY and a great free printable coming up before the big day too. Until then…

    Best Conversation Hearts Since Sweettarts

    Conversation heart balloons DIY from Studio DIY

    How brilliant are these DIY conversation heart balloons from Studio DIY?

    Best Valentine’s Day Decor You’ll Want to Keep Up Year Round

    fabric kiss me heart banner

    How cute is this banner? By A Fabulous Fete for Say Yes.

    Best Yummy Treat For Yourself Your Valentine

    Valentine's Day Puppy Chow

    I make a different version of puppy chow at Christmas, but this version from Life, Love & Sugar looks even better!

    Best Dress For a Valentine’s Day Date

    red maxi dress for Valentine's Day

    I have this dress in two other shades, and am currently ordering it in this neon red. A must have!

    Cutest Valentine For Your Kiddos (or the kiddo in your Valentine)

    Dino Valentine DIY

    I’ve notoriously spray-painted and crafted with Charlie’s plastic toy animals, but his dinosaurs have remained unscathed. That’s about to change thanks to Lovely Indeed.

    The Valentine I Would Make If I Knew How to Use My Sewing Machine

    DIY Heart Pillow by Bramble Workshop on DLF

    Bramble Workshop & designlovefest certainly didn’t invent the heart pillow, but they sure did make me wish I could sew one of their pretty creations (time to take a sewing class to learn how to use the sewing machine my mom gifted me for Christmas!)

    Most Creative Valentine That Takes Very Little Effort

    You Rock Valentine by Wiley Valentine

    How adorable (and incredibly easy) are these You Rock valentines created by my friend Rachelle of Wiley Valentine for The Honest Company. The best part is she created a free printable for the tag (which you can find here), so these really are so easy. I’m going to make some for my son’s friends for our Valentine’s Day party – he loves to find and collect rocks!

    How do you do Valentine’s Day?

    PS- A simple DIY heart garland

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    Color Block Dresser Ikea Hack

    Colorblock dresser ikea hack | Oh Lovely Day

    Another project I did for Charlie’s new room is up on Momtastic – this color block dresser ikea hack. I really love how it turned out, for under $100! Go to the full post on Momtastic for the DIY and details.

    Colorblock dresser ikea hack | Oh Lovely Day

    {Source list} dresser: Ikea / paint: Annie Sloan chalk paint / bean bag: PB Teen / bear head: Near and Deer / curtains: West Elm / Wall Decals: Walls by Mur & Urban Walls / wall color: Benjamin Moore’s Grey Owl

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    DIY Washi Tape Gallery Wall

    DIY Washi Tape Gallery Wall on Oh Lovely Day

    I shared part of Charlie’s big boy room, and a super easy and kid-friendly room DIY over on Momtastic: a washi tape gallery wall. It is so easy with no heavy frames to buy or hang, and no worries of frames falling or glass breaking. Plus it is the perfect solution to our “no heavy items hung above the bed” since we live in earthquake territory. Head on over to see the full DIY, and leave some love if you like it will ya? I’ll be sharing another DIY I did for Charlie’s room next week too.

    art sources: Abraham Lincoln quote print / stag print / Macklemore lyric print / Be Brave print /map / whale print / trees print / Dr. Seuss quote

    PS- Follow along with all of our slow new home styling, DIY, and design progress here on the blog and on instagram.

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    Best DIY of 2013

    We had quite a year of fun, festive, and fabulous DIY projects here on Oh Lovely Day. I’m rounding up the Top 10 for you today.

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    DIY Gold Sequin Hanger

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    DIY Confetti Favor Bags

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    Pom Pom Mobile

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    Sequin Confetti Poppers

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    DIY Paint Chip Confetti Garland

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    Ribbon and Lace Backdrop

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    DIY Baby’s Breath Floral Crown

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    DIY Washi Tape Flags

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    Goodie Bags for Kids

    Top DIY Projects of 2013 on Oh Lovely Day

    Ombré Cake Garland DIY

    Which is your favorite DIY of 2013?

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