Friday, June 2, 2017

Baby A's Nursery Progress (+ a Buy Buy Baby Giveaway!)

One of things I've enjoyed most about my pregnancy is starting to design our nursery. All along, I had the goal of making a lovely resting spot for our sweet bundle of joy; a space to call his own and make him feel comfortable in the house we love so much. A space that he could grow into as he gets older, eventually having his own input about what he wants it to look like. I started gathering inspiration early on and I must say, the current decor for kids rooms is, I want some of the pieces for myself (tee-pee's and adventure signs galore!). Not that the standard monkey or alphabet themed rooms aren't adorable but I liked the idea of it being kid friendly without being overly cutesy. 

The room was actually already painted blue, as it served as the nursery for the previous owners too so once we found out we were having a boy, my husband and I decided we liked it enough to keep it (which knocked one thing off our very long to-do list). I knew I wanted gray accents so the walls are a nice pop of color against the furniture and I like the contrast against the white wainscoting. The nursery is still a work in progress but the end goal is explorer meets the outdoors...I always think of the quote "adventure is out there," a memorable theme from one of my all-time favorite movies.

The Spruce Tree Bookcase is my favorite piece in the room and was one of the first things on our registry. I have always been an avid reader and typically have a collection of books in every room of the house. My husband is a teacher so he too is always reading something, whether it be educational or for pleasure. That said, it was very important to us to start our son off with a great space for his books but I also love how unique it is and the playful joy it adds to the room. P.S. Don't worry, our kid will have more than a few books... We have our shower at the end of June so luckily after that, we won't have to think about just reading "Silly Tilly" for weeks on end.

Fun story behind the llama: When I was little, I fell in love with a Sesame Street song called "Me and my Llama" (see it here -- of course I found it on Youtube!). I remember listening to it like it was yesterday, probably because I used to put it on repeat and because of this, my Mom started calling me "Lammies" which believe it or not, is still in use twenty-something years later -- In our Family, nicknames stick around forever so it surely put a smile on my face when my Mom gave me these two llama accessories as a reminder of our special memories together, hoping I could pass them on to baby A.

I had my eye on these prints for so long! My friend Erica has her own Etsy prints shop with so many adorable children's designs for invites, thank you's, etc. but these caught my eye right away. They go perfectly with our theme and I love the messages on each. I purchased the digital files, printed them on card stock and got cheap frames from Hobby Lobby to complete the look.

By the way, I know male rompers are trending now and in case you were wondering, I think it's absolutely ridiculous...unless you're a newborn and then it's beyond adorable. Especially when paired with Jesus sandals and a tinted pair of sunnies...this guy doesn't know it yet, but he is already well-equipped with a wardrobe to help him take on the second half of Summer!

On that same note, my husband got this Abe Lincoln onesie from one of his past students and his eyes lit up. I'm thinking this is just a preview of what it's going to be like for our boy to have a history teacher for a Dad. I have a feeling there's a ton of "punny" political clothes coming his way...

In the last piece of style news, I'm excited about the onesies we have been collecting along the way, a few from some of our favorite places. Two from the lake house (including a Coffee Mill outfit -- duh, we all have one) and one from Nashville for a little southern flair.

I'm really happy with how everything has turned out so far. The main thing is, if the baby came tomorrow, he would have a safe and sweet place to rest his eyes (next to our bedside, actually) but I'm glad to have a comfy glider set up in a serene setting for late nights. 

Still on our nursery to-do list? A mural for the wall behind the crib...right now, this mountain art is pretty high on our list and the store owner has been amazing to work with so far, answering all of our questions and offering his advice on the best size/material to work with. Stay tuned!


Crib: Babyletto | Dresser: Babyletto
Tree Bookshelf: Babyletto | Rug: Rugs USA
Chair: Buy Buy Baby (similar) | Adventure signs: Hobby Lobby (similar)
Crib Sheet: Buy Buy Baby  | Tribal animal prints: Simply Sweet Prints
Side Table: Home Goods (similar) | Llama lamp & Stuffed animal: Nate Berkus

P.S. I'm wearing this maxi dress from Destination Maternity - Super comfy! 

Are you an expecting Mama in the midst of designing the nursery? Or perhaps you just have a baby shower gift to purchase for a great friend...either way, I'm happy to be hosting a giveaway for a Buy Buy Baby gift card! There are a few ways you can enter and the giveaway runs until June 9th. 


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Thanks for stopping by & good luck to those who enter!!

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