Amber Housley

Baby Girl’s Nursery Design and Decorating Ideas

Category: AH Living, Home, Kids


I think it’s about time I shared a little bit of what’s been going on behind the scene’s with our new little girl that is due this December! Today, I’m sharing a peek at the nursery design and decor we have been busy dreaming up. I’ll have real pictures to share in time (or if you follow me on Instagram, you can see peeks here and there!), but today I’m sharing some of my favorite pieces that have made up her southern cottage-inspired nursery room.

Amber Housley Baby Nursery Inspiration

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Tera Paisley Nursery Bedding | Circular Wall Stencil | White Crystal Mini Chandelier | Swirl Crib Skirt | Crib | Butterfly Wall Decor | Floral Print | Aqua Changing Cover | Custom Pink Monogrammed Canvas

As you’re probably already aware, I’m a big fan of the color pink.

Naturally, that became the major color throughout the decor. A lover of patterns and florals as well, I’ve enjoyed mixing them all over the place – from the Pottery Barn Kids Tera Paisley Nursery Bedding to the Land of Nod Aqua Changing Cover – and anchoring them all with ruffly white curtains and bed skirt. However, the main design piece of the room is the medallion stencil painted walls that mimic wall-paper. The effect is unbelievable! I’m so thrilled with how it came out.

We are reusing our son’s crib and changing table system (he moved up to a big boy room a little while back!). While the furniture is a dark wood color, the color palette really brightens up the room and makes everything pop. We also found this white crystal mini chandelier at Overstock for a steal compared to the ones we saw at Pottery Barn Kids.

For a little southern charm, I had Jessica custom design baby girl’s very first monogram! I’ve also used prints and paintings from one of my favorite artists, Katie Daisy, throughout the room. They are so whimsical and cheerful that they make me smile every time I come into the room.

There are a few more details above as well as some fun other surprises that I will save for the big reveal in the coming weeks. Speaking of which, I still can’t believe there are less than 12 weeks till we meet our new little one! We are getting excited!


Halloween Chevron Haunted House Platter

Walking through the aisles of Target or the grocery store, it is hard not to notice all of the bags of candy corn and pumpkin spice M&M’s that are tempting us. That must mean one thing- Halloween is right around the corner! And, we have the perfect way for you to entertain in style this holiday season.

Halloween Chevron Pattern Haunted House Platter

This Halloween Chevron Haunted House Platter would be the perfect way for you to serve all of your Halloween treats. The chevron pattern is so much fun, and you can personalize your platter to have your family’s name or a first name. Isn’t the haunted house so adorably spooky?

Halloween Oreo and Reeces Cupcakes

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There are oh so many fun Halloween recipes circulating all throughout Pinterest, but we think these Oreo and Reece’s Pieces owl cupcakes are too stinkin’ cute! And, they would look fantastic on your chevron tray. Find the recipe for these cupcakes here.

Do you have a favorite Halloween recipe? We love to bake, and eat, so we would love for you to share it below!

Pin It to Win It Fall Contest – Win A Custom Personalized Halloween Plate

I’m celebrating the launch of some adorable Fall – Halloween – Thanksgiving products in my new Etsy pop-up shop with a special Pin it to Win it contest!

Fall is my most favorite season of all – the decorations, the parties, the weather – and I love going through Pinterest to find new ideas. Won’t you share with me some of your favorite ideas for the autumn season and also let me know what your favorite product is from the newly launched Sweet Tea & Lemonade shop?  Here are all the details of the contest that is open now through September 29.


Good Luck! I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with! Want to take a peek at what I’ve pinned so far for Fall? See my Fall Fun Pinterest board here.

The Amber Housley Fall Pop-Up Etsy Shop is Open!

I’m excited to announce the Fall edition of my pop-up shop is now open on!

I’ve stocked my Etsy shop full of adorable custom plates and platters that can be personalized to your family. These Halloween & Thanksgiving keepsakes will be fun to use year after year.

Custom Halloween Melamine Plate Childrens

A fun and cheerful Halloween delight for your favorite ghouls and goblins! Dress up your table this Fall with this custom personalized melamine plate in chevron orange pattern with an adorably spooky haunted house!

This 10″ melamine plate can be customized with either a first name or a family name. Example: “Addyson” or “The Smith Family”. The message “Happy Halloween!” will be printed above the name. This will be a great gift and keepsake to use each year!




Plates + Platters + cuteness overload! = Oh my!

My sweet friend Cyn Kain was here last week to capture all of the Fall product festivities (not to mention photograph ALL of the everyday products that are launching on my birthday, October 4th!!). Get excited friends, it’s going to be amazing! I can hardly wait to share.


This little black cat Halloween plate is a favorite! I love the modern and bold black & white pattern. “No tricks, just treats!” is printed underneath the personalized name. This is also available in a platter design.

Halloween designs are available for order for a limited time only through October 17, 2013.

Thanksgiving Owl Platter


And our next favorite holiday on the calendar : Thanksgiving!

Gobble! Gobble! This adorable little owl is dressed up in Thanksgiving’s favorite mascot. What a fantastic addition to your Thanksgiving children’s table this Fall with a custom personalized melamine plate in harvest pattern with a super sweet turkey.

As with all of these, we want you to receive and enjoy your plates and platters as soon as possible, so you will NOT receive a proof of customization prior to production. Simply include the exact spelling and capitalization for how you would like your plate customized in the “notes to seller” section at Etsy checkout, and we will print exactly as you type it.

Thanksgiving designs are available for order for a limited time only through November 5, 2012.

Thanks so much for your kind words and support of these Fall designs. They are only a fraction of the goodness that is to come in just a few short weeks when the official Sweet Tea & Lemonade shop opens!

Jelly Bean Easter Candy Bags

Colin’s preschool class has a little party for just about every holiday…and usually I’m the crazy Mom who on the day of the party, rushes to the store to buy <insert juice box / snack / candy / cupcake / etc > on the day it is due. Today is no exception, however I was able to whip these up using two bags of the Starburst jelly beans, some little baggies and ribbon I had in my stash. I found this cute free printable on Pinterest, punched the tags out, and in 30 minutes, I was done!

Two gold stars for me today, thankyouverymuch.