A Cozy Baby Book Nook Reveal

By Monika Hibbs

Written by Monika Hibbs of The Doctor’s Closet for Building Blocks.

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I’m thrilled to be kicking off the first week of book nook reveals for Pottery Barn Kids! Since my son Liam (now 14 months old) has started walking and leading the way, I wanted to add a touch of a “growing boy” to his nursery as it transitions to be a little boy’s room. The first idea that came to mind was to create a quiet place to read stories, enjoy cuddles and have some fun. So, a teepee reading nook sounded like the perfect place to start!

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Liam is one busy boy! He’s now running around looking for new adventures and places to explore, so I love how a simple yet dramatic teepee added some fun and coziness to his room. We pretend that we’re in the middle of the wilderness, reading beneath the stars!

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He loves his new reading teepee and cuddling into the pillows and soft blanket – he completely owns his new territory!

Multiple stories have already been read with the lights dimmed low, his grand light star shining the way through his new adventures.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing how my teepee book nook turned out – and guess what? You can create this look, too! Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a $100 Pottery Barn Kids gift card to get started on your child’s own reading space. Hurry – the giveaway ends this Sunday, July 13th!

Quick Ideas for 4th of July

By PBK Editors

Looking for a few easy ways to add more flair to your 4th of July celebration? Here are three ideas that you can quickly put together tomorrow.

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Add the littlest stars and stripes with a DIY Handprint Flag from Sweet Little Peanut for a quick patriotic touch.

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Make sure your little ones stay entertained with a fun activity, like these 4th of July Printables from 30 Days.

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Don’t forget a cool treat while you’re out in the sun – our Homemade Snow Cone recipe is sure to hit the spot!

Enjoy your 4th of July, and visit potterybarnkids.com to shop our 4th of July sale!

Seeing Stars: Festive Crafts and Activities for 4th of July!

By PBK Editors

Before the sparklers and fireworks display, bring an element of star-filled creativity with a few kid-friendly crafts and activities. Here are three of our favorite ideas to try!

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This Fruit Dyed Star Garland from A Subtle Revelry is the perfect summer craft to do outdoors. Your little ones will love experimenting with each fruit to see the natural dyes they can create!

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Add some extra flair to your little ones 4th of July outfit with a Stars & Straws Necklace from Babycenter. This craft is simple, mess-free and perfect for little ones of all ages.

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Create your very own outdoor game with this Lawn Star Idea from Sunset Magazine. Whether you try a ring toss or a build a hopscotch, your kids will love frolicking about on this fun floor design.

Ready for a day of stars and stripes? Visit potterybarnkids.com and check out our other 4th of July Ideas.

A Vegetable Garden Ripe for Color

By Joel Henriques

Written by Joel Henriques of Made by Joel for Building Blocks.

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Throughout my childhood, both of my grandmas kept beautiful gardens. I remember feeling the importance of helping out, as well as the excitement of picking and eating the vegetables and fruits when they were ready.

Now that I have kids, it’s even more fun watching their proud faces as they help out in our little garden: planting seeds, watching them sprout up, then finally crunching on a freshly picked prize.

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When I started working on this coloring sheet, my kids immediately got out their pens and paper and started drawing along with me. I hope you and your kids enjoy coloring it in, or even creating a drawing of your own garden.

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Download the free coloring sheet here.

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Have a bountiful summer!

Celebrating Super Heroes!

By PBK Editors

Did you know that today is Superman’s™ birthday? In honor of this classic crime-fighter, we’re sharing a few of our favorite Super Hero items, now on sale!

Gear up with the Man of Steel. Pack up for camp or summer school with a rugged backpack or rolling luggage that’s made for adventure.

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Keep the Caped Crusader close by. Whether your little one is falling asleep with the scenes of Gotham City or heading off to school with the Dark Knight, these Batman™ favorites are action-packed.

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Spin a web of style. Spidey-senses will be tingling when they see the action-packed scenes of our room decor, backpacks, bedding and tabletop pieces.

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Fill their lives with wonder. Brand new this season, our Wonder Woman™ collection celebrates the strength and inspiration of female Super Heroes.

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Team up with the First Avenger™. With an indestructible shield and knack for fighting crime, Captain America™ keeps your little one company at home and during summer trips.

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Ready for adventure? Shop all of our Heroes & Villains Collection at potterybarnkids.com – and don’t forget to enter our #PBKHero Instagram Giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Pottery Barn Kids gift card!

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Decorating for the 4th of July!

By PBK Editors

Are you ready for next week’s patriotic festivities? Here are a few of our favorite picks that will take your home to new heights this 4th of July!

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Make a statement with outdoor decor. Our Flag Swag or a DIY Bunting from The Sweetest Occasion are a great way to add festive color to the neighborhood.

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Go bold indoors. From festive star sheeting and quilted bedding to illuminated and galvanized pieces, graphic icons like stars make for a grand statement during the 4th of July holiday.

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Incorporate stars and stripes. Whether you’re setting the table with our classic Cambria Tabletop or adding a fun activity with our US Map Placemat, try including an element with stars and stripes like our Personalized Star Plate or Star Tablecloth for a festive touch.

Looking for more great ways to decorate for the 4th? Visit potterybarnkids.com and shop our 4th of July Sale to save up to 60%!

3 Fun Soccer Facts

By PBK Editors

Are you and your little ones rooting for Team USA? Here are a few of our favorite fun facts about soccer, perfect for your little athlete.

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  • Players run up to 6 miles during one soccer game.
  • The origins of soccer date back thousands of years with Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese all taking part in some form of this game.
  • On a standard soccer ball, there are 12 pentagons (five-sided shapes) and 20 hexagons (six-sided shapes).

Got a little soccer fan in your family? Stay tuned to potterybarnkids.com — we’re launching the perfect backpack for camp or summer school later this week!