4.25.2016

best of the nest | the land of nod

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Ours was low key, mostly spent at home and playing with the girls in the backyard. When the weather is nice, outside is the only place we want to be. Sunday was rainy so we took it easy around the house and got a few things knocked off our to-do list while the girls napped.

To round out the last week of my April series on Creating a Dream Home & Nursery, I've teamed up with The Land of Nod to feature a handful of my favorite products and give away one of them to one of you! The Land of Nod is one of my all-time favorite places to shop for everything baby, child and home related. Based in Northbrook, IL, they specialize in children's furniturebedding & accessories. It was launched in 1996 out of a basement in the Chicago suburbs. In 2000, The Land of Nod formed a partnership with Crate & Barrel to help expand their presence in the United States market. With only a few locations around the country, most buyers shop from The Land of Nod through their online store, which is what we do! 
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I had loved The Land of Nod long before I became a mom, but having two little girls just makes it even more of a fun place to shop. I've rounded up a handful of my favorite products, though there are so many it's hard to choose. I love that everything is modern and well made, they have pieces for every age and style and they stand behind each of their products with an 18-year quality guarantee.

One of my favorite lines they carry is their baby & toddler bedding. Their wide selection of crib bedding is so much fun! This polka dot crib sheet is our absolute favorite & they recently released a line inspired by artist Charley Harper and the coordinating bedding {3} is gender neutral and such a neat pattern. I want to scoop up the crib sheet for Poppy, I just love it!

The Land of Nod also offers beautiful toys, like the darling wooden animal shakers {1} that Penelope can't get enough of, this gorgeous alphabet puzzle {8 / on sale!} and fun accessories for creating a dream nursery or playroom. The Be on the Sea activity mat {4} was one of the first things I got for Poppy before she was born and continues to be something we use every single day.


I love their unique and modern accessories and all the different pieces they offer to make organizing a child's room or walls a breeze. We have a handful of these gold bow wall hooks {7} in each of the girls' rooms and I love the origami wall shelf {6} which comes in a variety of colors. Such a fun way to display books or a child's favorite dolls, special keepsakes, blocks and more. Another favorite way to organize books is using a floor book caddy, like this mint one {5}. It's the perfect way to keep a child's books in order but also within reach! Another piece that would be perfect to finish out a playroom are their gallery wall rails {10}. I love the idea of mixing different colors to create a modern place to display all of your child's artwork in your home. Olivia comes home from preschool with 3-4 new pieces of art every week and displaying them on our fridge totally works, but I would love to create her own little gallery wall using the rails.

Another favorite item we own from The Land of Nod is Olivia's Jenny Lind twin bed {9}. I love the character and charm of the intricate woodturnings and how sturdy it is being made out of solid poplar. It was the bed I had my eye on for years, even before having a little girl to get it for and when we started thinking about transitioning Olivia from her crib to a bed last summer, it was the one I immediately knew I wanted. She absolutely loves it and it will be something we use for many years to come; a piece that is not only functional, but equally so beautiful in her room. For her upcoming 3rd birthday, this moses basket with bedding for her dolls is no doubt going to be one of her favorite gifts.


Because we love The Land of Nod so much, I've teamed up with them to give away a Be on the Sea Activity Mat to one of you! If you don't have a little one yourself, it makes a perfect gift for a Mama-to-be. Head on over to my instagram @blessednestblog to enter. For an extra entry, leave a comment below sharing your favorite product from The Land of Nod {be sure to leave your IG name within your comment so I know whose who!} Giveaway runs today through Sunday May 1.
Have a great week!! XO

66 comments:

  1. I love the Sand & Surf Table my son would love it.
    Instagram user name Gabbysunshinej

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  2. Love the whole catalog from bedding to toys just amazing!

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  3. I have been dreaming of owning one of the Jenny Lind beds for my daughter, so timeless and beautiful. IG MereShopsAlot

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  4. I love their toddler comforter and duvet cover, sheets and the teepee!! I also love the look of this play mat so fingers crossed!!!

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  5. Love love love! My favorite land of nod item is their wooden toys! What a timeless treasure to have to pass down from kid to kid.

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  6. I love the floor mat! IG @chelsiehenkle

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  7. I love the land of nod carousel crib. We got the mint one for our girl's nursery and it's just the most beautiful color! IG: @rachaelcoad

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  8. Love three bin palooza toy box!! Instagram mindydiaz

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  9. We absolutely love it all! But especially the bedding! Ig:amcadams89

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  11. I love the little piggy rocker and this play mat! Instagram @patsypark

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  12. My favorite product is the Be on the Sea Activity mat. I was just looking at it today and thinking about how much I love it!

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  13. I love so much from this store, but one of my favorites is the camper tent!

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  14. Be On The Sea play mat has been on my wish list for so long! Insta: @DesigneryCo

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  15. I love the Llama rocking animal, jenny lind beds, and teepees!

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  16. My favorite thing purchased from the land of nod are their quilts ! Super adorable ­čĺĽ

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  17. We LOVE our land of nod teepee that my son got for his first birthday. Perfect place to read together. Our baby girl is due May 14th and I have been wanting the be on the sea playmat since before I was pregnant. Fingers crossed. @emilystruchen

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  18. Oh my it's hard to just pick one thing! The jenny lind beds I've had my eye on for so long...but this activity mat is incredible... I haven't words for the beauty of it. I just love everything from the land of nod.
    Lovely blog post yet again!! Xxx

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  19. I love the garland! We have it all over the kids' rooms!

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  20. My favorite item (and most recent purchase) is the doll Moses basket + bedding set...can't wait to give it to Sadie as part of her "big sister" gift in 2 weeks :-)

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  21. Love the animal shakers! Baby whale for my baby's coastal styled bedroom!!

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  22. Oh goodness I have been keeping my eye on the sea activity mat for quite some time now! That and wooden blocks would be among my favorites! ( Instagram account :: Brooke Kinabrew)

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  23. Love the Jenny Lind bed. So simple, yet adds so much to a room!

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  24. I have been eyeing the Jenny Lind twin or queen bed for my toddler (have a Jenny Lind crib I adore), and I have been lusting after the sea mat for Sawyer, but couldn't justify the purchase because it was more of a really want than a need ­čśë I'm @brivv on Instagram.

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  25. The activity mats are my kyptonite! Every time I see these things I want them more and more! So cute!

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  27. Love everything from Land of Nod- but I'm dying to get the Linear Play Table for the play room! IG: @sarareat

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  28. My favorite is the sea floor mat and the teepees! Land of Nod makes adorable things!!

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  29. I have a pregnancy journal from The Land of Nod and it is the most adorable journal I've found and it is perfect for keeping track of all my thoughts and hopes for my pregnancy as well as amazing prompts to keep me thinking and writing actively.

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  30. I love the woodsy playhouse canopy we got from land of nod. We designed our baby's nursery based on that playhouse. I want to get the mushroom playhouse too!

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  31. Love the gold bow wall hooks!

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  32. Love the storagepalooza @kkanaha

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  33. I love their bedding and furniture!!! Simply the best!!! The activity mats are something I've had my eye on! Looks so fun for the little ones!!

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  34. The Be on the Sea activity may. I think it's so unique!

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  35. I love the Little Piggy Rocker. We bought it for our daughter for her first birthday and she adores it!

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  36. I love their Jenny Lind bed and gold polka dot sheets! IG allisonolivia

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  37. Reeeally hoping to get that Good Read Book Caddy as a baby gift. ;)
    This play mat is super cute; so glad I found it!
    Instagram = @MelpFish

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  38. I adore the under the sea play mat and any of the stuffed animals! My IG account is @merryjones

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  39. I love their bedding. So soft and cute patterns.

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  40. I love their bedding. So soft and cute patterns.

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  41. Without a doubt its the under the sea mat! My twin sister and I love sea animals so much and I know her baby girl due in July will love them just as much. My IG account @ruthieirene
    xo Ruthie

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  42. My favorite Land of Nod products right now are the book caddy or cart and the ocean playmat. The colors are perfect for my daughter's nursery and it looks really well made!

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  43. I love land of nod!! I have my registry there! My favorite product is the striped rocker I bought from there for the nursery. And I love all their cute wall art and stuffed animals! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  44. I've been dying for one of these! Madison would love it.. Thanks for the opportunity! Love your blog and all the great tips! ��

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  45. I like the wide lined bedding for my preteen

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  46. Thanks for the opportunity! s0uthernblonde is my instagram! :) We also love the moses doll basket and are getting it for our little girl for her birthday and love the playmat for our baby girl! :)

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  47. My favorite Land Of Nod item is the Toadstool Playhouse! It is a dream come true
    ! IG account - @andreamariegrace

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  48. I love the whale playhouse! My son has a nautical room and it would be such a fun addition.

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  49. Love all the teepees and that activity chair and floor mat are so fun!

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  50. Love all the teepees and that activity chair and floor mat are so fun!

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  51. so hard to choose but I love the Shale Up Baby activity mat!

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  52. The Be on the Sea activity mat has been on my wish list since I had my first son.. Our house is all hard floors even in the bedrooms. A great comfy, yet beautiful mat for my newest munchkin (coming soon :-) ) would be so fabulous for keeping him entertained by the beautiful creatures as well as comfy for tummy time! •|• Instagram name: Jes.mike.brecken

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  53. My husband and I love their Jenny Lind furniture! They have beautiful bedding sets though too! The Charlie Harper collection is amazing!!

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  55. Charley Harper is one of my all-time favorite artists. I literally gasped out loud when I saw an email with a whole line featuring his work. I just want all of it for my babes room. :)

    IG- erica_loya

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  56. Their beds are beautiful!
    -instagram: lindsmchristie

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  57. I absolutely love this activity mat! I've been eyeing it for a few months now. My favorite Land of Nod product are their bookshelves, I have used them in my classroom before and they are so cute and functional. Their overcast wall shelf is adorable and I might need it for my girl's nursery :)

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  58. I LOVE EVERYTHING LAND OF NOD. From their toys and musical instruments, to their posters and art work, furniture, and linens. Seriously, I couldn't pick just one thing. But this activity mat IS super cute and I certainly would love to have it for the new baby :) :)

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  59. I can't tell you how hard it is to pick just one favorite item! They are all so wonderful! But right now, I would love to have the busy baby activity chair. Such a useful, fun, unique, and beautiful item! (I am @madisonmuir on Instagram).

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  60. Their play mats and activity gyms are outta this world!! Dying to my hands on them for my baby boy!!

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  61. I seriously have been eying that play mat you are giving away since before my son is born. Now he's two! I would love it for my little one who's in my belly :) I love land of nod for their quality and customer service!!

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  62. I love the land of nods acrylic baby activity gym! It keeps my living room looking stylish and let's us hang lots of different types of toys for baby girl to learn and play.

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  63. I love the tee-pees! Gold stripe is my fave. IG name is jess_poll

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