Mommo Design has a bunch of inspiration for girly reading nooks. These quiet corners contain fluffy pillows, rugs, cushions, usually a canopy, and of course lots of books. I think the idea is very cute and I'd love to do this for my daughter's room.
Shoes as Growth Chart: Record how quickly your child has grown by lining up shoes in a shadow box and labeling them with the appropriate ages. I'm a sucker for baby shoes! Could use the other shoe(s) & make another shadowbox for grandma :) love this