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Four Local Places to Shop for Baby Gifts

Yes, new moms tend to register for baby gifts so that they can make sure their nursery is complete. (And if their nesting hormone has kicked in, they will have more than enough to choose from.) But, if you’re shopping for a second-time mom, need a gift for a hospital or house visit, or just want to find an unexpected gift that she’s sure to love, here are four places you should go.

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Eight Cute Wallpapers to Try in a Kid’s Room

Wallpaper is back in a big way. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a pretty pattern or bold statement in your living areas, try it out first in a children’s room or nursery. Kid’s rooms are the place to experiment with color, texture, and whimsical patterns. Have fun with it. And you don’t have to cover all four walls. Try it on two accent walls or behind a crib for a fun effect. Or go crazy in the Jack and Jill bathroom and keep the kids’ rooms a more muted tone. I’ve collected eight that I think you’ll like from sweet puppy patterns and modern bright statement pieces to dreamy pastels that would work well in a nursery.

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Madre Is Now Open on West Lovers Lane

The 1,250-square-foot-store is chock full of baby shower gifts, birthday ideas, hostess presents, and anything and everything you would need to design a nursery. Not only is the store a retail space, but the team also runs a full-service design firm from the shop. One of the rooms is dedicated to design meetings and houses their headboards and hundreds of fabric options. Whether you want them to design a room from scratch, or you just need them to help with one design aspect like bedding or draperies, they can charge by a room rate or an hourly fee.

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10 Most Beautiful: 6906 Lakewood Boulevard

I have driven down Lakewood Boulevard more times than I can count. My husband grew up on the street and we have been making the trek to his parents house–almost weekly—for the nine years we’ve been together. And every time we round the bend at Lakewood and Lakeshore, I do a double take. I don’t know if it’s the freshly manicured grounds, the interesting half-timbering detail on just the one side of the house (why the one side? all a part of the mystique, I guess), or the crisp, white stone veneer exterior that makes me happy.

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