Fourth of July DIY

Trying to think of a patriotic party treat to bring to the neighbor’s cookout? Want to get the kids involved in representing the red, white, and blue? These simple yet fun DIY projects are sure to get everyone in the American spirit this Fourth of July!

Patriotic Paper Lanterns

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Supplies You will need to make the Paper Lanterns:

-Cardstock in Red, White and Blue

-A ruler

-Scissors

-Star punch or Star Stickers

-A pencil

-Glue Sticks

-Festive Ribbon

-Stapler

Step One: Fold your cardstock in Half Lengthwise.  Then take your ruler and draw lines from the fold, leaving an inch from the end of your line and the edge.  Leave about .75 inch on each side.

Step 2: Have the kids cut on the line, stopping when the line ends, not through to the edge.  (This is great cutting practice)

Step 3:  Unfold your paper and then with the folded bumps on the outside, turn inward and attach at the top and bottom.  Then staple both the top and bottom a couple of times.

Step 4: DECORATE! Add festive stickers, star cutouts, ribbon, etc.

Step 5: Using ribbon or string, hang the lanterns for festive décor either inside your home or outside.

Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

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Ingredients:

6 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 Bags, 10 oz – marshmallows

12 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies cereal

Red and Blue food coloring

Instructions: Make 3 small batches – Red, Regular, and Blue. In large saucepan, melt 1/3 or 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Add 1/3 of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add Blue, Red or No color to each third of the ingredients. Add 1/3 of the Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Transfer each mixture to a separate bowl.

Using buttered spatula or wax paper, loosely press each mixture into one 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Each of the 3 layers should be about 1″ tall. Cool and Serve.

 

Bring the Beach to Baby

Are you a lover of the beach and ocean? It may be hard to take your new baby to the beach, so have it waiting for them at home with a themed nursery! Whether you want to go bright with beachy or sophisticated with nautical, a nursery theme is a great way to enjoy the space all year round.

For a bright playful look, pair yellow and aqua to bring in the essence of a sunny day on the shore. Mix things up by using multiple patterns that add depth to the color combinations. A few friends from sea life are the perfect way to complete the look.

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  1. Sea Turtle Swim Wall Art
  2. Nightright Side Table
  3. Aqua Medallion Crib Sheet
  4. Chevron Rug in Bright Yellow
  5. Bedtime Rocker
  6. Yellow Striped Pillow
  7. Moroccan Crosshatched Lamp Shade
  8. Ducky Dish Set

Keep the space serene and sophisticated with a nautical theme. Pair navy with deep reds and cream for a calmer color palette. Stripes make for a nice subtle accent, but anchors and other ocean gear bring the whole nautical theme together.

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  1. Coastal Seersucker Baby Bedding
  2. Taboret Stool Side Table
  3. Crisscross Rug (Coming Soon)
  4. Day at the Beach Canvas
  5. White Senate Mirror
  6. Red Anchor Pillow
  7. Swedish Red Anchor Knob
  8. White/Navy Parker  Four Drawer Dresser (Coming Soon)
  9. Beckett Lamp Shade
  10. Built to Grow Bravo Crib
  11. Nantucket Continental Set (Coming Soon)

A Few Questions for… Kathryn Satterwhite!

Let’s put a face to a name. You may have heard our design consultant’s sweetheart voice over the phone, but it’s time you learn more about Kathryn Satterwhite! This young designer has been a part of the Posh team since April 2012 and is queen of the Pinterest party treats.

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Design background: Nothing formal… I received my B.B.A. in Marketing from the College of William & Mary and minored in Classical Studies where I enjoyed learning about Roman and Greek art and architecture.

Design philosophy: I believe in surrounding yourself with whatever makes you happy. I have an eclectic taste that combines comfort, color and texture. If you combine items that have stories and remind you of past travels, experiences and moments, you can’t go wrong!

Inspirations?  I gain inspiration from traveling around the world. I was able to study abroad in college on Semester at Sea, which allowed me to collect various unique items and learn first-hand about different cultures. Through traveling, I was exposed to unique fabrics, and colors (especially fun lighting fixtures) that greatly influences my design pallet. Also, copious amounts of HGTV and Pinterest help me get inspired day-to-day.

Influences? Everyday I’m influenced by nature and the many unique items we have on PoshTots & PoshLiving. I love working with and learning from such talented designers and artisans who greatly influence by design pallet every day.  

Describe your design style: I tend to lean more on things that are whimsical, feminine, soft, light and elegant. I love playing with bolder fabrics that can be statement pieces, which you can use to build your color scheme. I like choosing 2-3 bigger pieces in the room that are in the same bold color pallet and use other more neutral colors to coordinate. I also like the 60-30-10 color rule, which means a room is made up of 60% of a dominate color (walls), 30% of a secondary color (upholstery) and 10% of an accent color (artwork or accent piece). 

Favorite book?  There Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston), Beloved (Tony Morrison) The Time Keeper (Mitch Alborn), The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

Websites? Buzzfeed.com, Etsy.com, Pinterest.com, and RedDressBoutique.com

On my iPod: New & old Country music including (but not limited to), Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, and Sara Evans. I also love Fun, Mumford & Sons and Eric Hutchinson.

Must-See TV:  Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, and House Hunters (regular, international & renovation J).

Favorite quote:Happiness Lies in the Joy of Achievement and the Thrill of Creative Effort”- Franklin D. Roosevelt.

A few of my favorite things:

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1. Mila Pendant Lamp in Lotus White

2. Aspen Empire Glider

3. Bonne Nuit French Bookcase

4. Emilia Storage Mirror

5. Alayna Cabinet

6. Plain Tin Charcoal Rug

As Seen in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine: June 2013

Have plans to layout by the pool with a good magazine this summer? Be sure to pick up the June 2013 issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine!

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Our Aqua Medallion Crib Sheet was featured as a “sweet sheet” in the Good Mom section of the magazine! How adorable are these sets??

A big thanks to everyone at Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine!

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Click here for a digital copy of the magazine!

Accessories with a Statement

Some furnishings may be labeled as accessories, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t make a statement! The right lighting in a room should be like eye-catching jewelry that completes an outfit. It artistically draws everything together and a look is too plain without it.

Make the lighting in your home stand out as the focal point of a room with these fabulous new designs offered by PoshLiving.

Vibrant Cool

This blue hue adds vibrancy and life while giving you a calming sense of the ocean or sky. The beauty is in simplicity with this look.

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Bubbly Bright

Give your look a little extra personality with a fun popping color all over. Beading adds a sense of playfulness!

raspberry chandelier

bubble necklace

Classic Luster

A sleek gold is just enough to spice up a space, without over doing it. You can pair an array of colors with it, but a classic look will always catch an eye.

olympia chandelier

tiffanys drop earrings

Ocean Luxury

Take the wondrous beauty of the ocean to create a luxurious look filled with serenity. The blush pinks and off whites go perfectly with a set of pearls, transforming neutrals into elegance.

Cockle Shell Chandelier

Carolee Pearl Cluster Necklace

Neutral Pop

You may think that neutral and pop are contradictory when referring to color, but orange is an exception! Keep an earthy palette while adding orange as your neutral pop. It isn’t gender or age specific and fits beautifully with warm browns.

Belinda Chandelier

anthro tassle

Rugged Art

The look of a brightly colored stone gives an artistic feel to any piece. A natural looking finish or stone has its own elegance and vibrancy that you can’t find anywhere else.

Belinda sconce in turq

avalonia road bracelet

Industrial Chic

Metallic finishes and clean cuts take a neutral modern look to a whole new level. Spruce up your industrial style pieces to stand out from the simplicity.

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anthro crescent bib

Helping to Deliver Deserving Design: RSA Spring 2013 Project

Once we were a sponsor for Room Service Atlanta’s spectacular Fall 2012 project, we knew we had to be even more involved for the next one. As a company full of employees who love design and inspiration, PoshTots immediately connected with this organization.

Room Service Atlanta is a non-profit that was developed in 2010 by talented designers, Erika Ward and Dayka Robinson, as a way to combine their love for design with their commitment to serve others. They work with shelters in Atlanta to create comfortable interiors for homeless families and youth that will inspire them as they work to get back on their feet.

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PoshTots was fortunate enough to be able to work directly with Erika in redesigning Suite 7 for the Independent Living Program of the United Methodist Children’s Home. Her wish was our command as we worked with our amazing vendors to make her beautiful design come to life!

Here’s a look at the donations made by PoshTots:

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Trapezium Fields Canvas Reproduction

Love Pillow

Jacqui Desk in Green (Coming Soon)

Chloe Side Chair in White (Coming Soon)

 

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Springtime Coverlet in White

Lime Green Embroidered White Sheet Set

India Ombre Cotton Rug in Taupe

2 Berkeley Small Side Tables (Coming Soon)

2 Hutton Lamps in Purple (Coming Soon)

 

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For all of the before and after pictures, check out Erika’s blog!

 

Thank you to our vendors who participated in the charity project!

Peking Handicraft, Inc.

Oopsy Daisy Art for Kids

Pine Cone Hill

 

Photo Credit : Christina Wedge Photography

June Pin-It-To-Win-It Giveaway!

This month’s Pinterest prize is our Faux Buffalo Carryall in Mustard.

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Get the gear that’s great for all seasons! Our Faux Buffalo Carryall in Mustard is fashion forward as well as complete convenience. Your diaper bag necessity will also be your perfect accessory with the style and features it has to offer. Check out the handy features below!

  • Two main compartments with elastic and zip pockets
  • Outer zip pocket for wallets, keys, mobile phone, etc.
  • Two front exterior pockets with zipper
  • Elastic exterior side pockets
  • Matching jacquard lining and accessories
  • Detachable stroller straps
  • Large padded microfiber change mat
  • Insulated bottle holder – insulation, 2 hours
  • Zip top wet purse
  • Wet wipes case
  • Faux buffalo detachable strap
  • Faux buffalo double handle straps
  • Antique nickel hardware
  • Protective metal feet on base

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The rules are simple: re-pin our original pin, found here, and follow us on Pinterest. One lucky winner will be chosen on 6/30/2013.

Happy Pinning and Good Luck!

Note: The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of announcement.

Capretti Contemporary

Sophisticated contemporary furnishings are hot in European nurseries and we are seeing a major influence in our American-made nursery furniture designs. Capretti’s euro-inspired  Milano Collection offered by PoshTots is a great example.

Capretti combines superior materials, innovative design and expert construction to craft a collection of convertible cribs and other furnishings that last a lifetime. Their designs may be modern, but every single piece is proudly manufactured by Midwestern Amish craftsmen! Who says you can’t have new designs with old quality craftsmanship?

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{Capretti Pieces} – Milano Convertible Crib – Milano Double Dresser

Clean lines are accented with a wonderful curved base giving this crib a unique look for any nursery. Add a great looking upholstered rocker to the mix, simple graphic linens a fun graphic rug for the floor and you are on your way to creating a simple and sleek, yet ultimately stylish look for your nursery. This is collection is perfect for mixing and matching, so have fun.

It’s time to give yourself the best of both worlds with Capretti’s high-quality craftsmanship and unique designs! You can view all of our Capretti furniture here.