10/16/14

Nursery Progress! curtains, crib, and some accessories

So I'm well-aware that it's been a hot minute since I did any sort of nursery updates for you all, but stuff has definitely been happening in there. ...Or I should say, in here, as I'm writing this post from the super comfy glider with a big pup by my feet and a pb&j sandwich by my side. Don't judge. All I've wanted lately is all pb&j all. the. time.

Before we get started with the update, I feel like I need to pass along some advice about nurseries that has really made this whole process feel more fun and less like a daunting project that we needed to get done by a certain time.

You ready?
Start early. That is all.

I realize some of you may be in situations where you know you'll be moving before baby comes in which you have no choice but to wait. But seriously, getting this whole room started as early as we did really has been nice. Don't listen to people who are judging you for getting things going during your first trimester. Some call it jumping the gun, I call it being prepared. Plus, decorating is just good clean fun as far as I'm concerned, so why not?

Going on 27 weeks of pregnancy now, I've realized just how fast that second trimester truly does fly by. I cannot believe I can actually say that I'm in my THIRD trimester now... so crazy!

My point is that during this last trimester, there is really already enough going on and things to prepare for (and I've heard all that second trimester energy and general "good feelings" tend to drop off again during this time), that I would be a nervous wreck thinking I had to put a nursery together start to finish on top of all that. I'm happy that we're left with mainly the fun stuff to get done that will really put the finishing touches on the whole space.

I could go on and on, so let's get to the updates!

First of all, a change that made the biggest impact (since the lighting update, and paint, of course), was the addition of the curtains.


These are the same "favorite" curtains I've used for years and years (I had them all throughout our last home).  I think they really make any room look a little more layered and put-together.
These particular ones are the velvet blackout curtains in off white from halfpricedrapes.com.

We went ahead and hung these all the way to the ceiling since in this little nook, the window is very very short. It makes the little space feel a bit taller.

Here's a better look at that whole area...


There's a little built-in desk around the corner to the right where that little chair is. Totally cut that out of the photo for a reason. It's become kind of a catch-all baby junk area.  And the scary mannequin form lady will not be staying in here. haha

But like I mentioned in the last nursery post, this area will eventually be a little play nook for her. Especially when we eventually move out the glider, she'll have a ton of room for lots of play things.
The world ottoman was a good find at RH Baby & Child (same with the little animals beneath the window), and the little polar bear is from Pottery Barn Kids.

Here is the other window with the same curtains... These need some "phloofing" and some hemming. Not my main priority now (I'm just happy they're up), but we'll get there.


We've had the little mirrored chest for about five years now. It lived in the upstairs hallway at our last house and even in the guest bedroom there for a while. I thought it fit perfectly with everything in the nursery.  Oh, and the little rocking unicorn? Melts my heart every single time I see it.

The other big change?? The crib is set up!


Waylon is pretty excited about it. This is his new favorite spot to hang out.  I really like this area because we can sort of center it in the middle of that wall on the right and have it floating out in the floor a bit so that we can completely walk comfortably around it on all sides. I like cribs that float out a little bit in rooms. All we've officially added so far is the dust ruffle (which I had custom made), and the mattress, but the bedding is kind of just hanging out for now. I'm waiting until much closer to her arrival to get the sheets all washed and ready (don't want clean sheets on the bed collecting dust for months).

I'll get some better shots of the entire crib when everything is all "done" (this isn't a full room reveal, you know) but here is another little shot that shows how it's made a little better...


You can basically set it up 3 different ways- The 4-post look like we chose to do, a canopy look (where you add little cross bars between the posts), or no posts at all.  It also turns into a toddler bed when she's ready for that down the road.
I knew I really wanted an iron crib for the nursery. They're just so classic. I didn't realize how hard they were to find! This one is by Bratt decor... and also kind of super expensive. So months back when I first started looking at cribs online and found this beauty (it's called the Parisian crib), imagine how excited I got when I saw it on Gilt (it's a site similar to Hautelook), for almost 50% off! So I jumped on that pony. My family probably thought I was insane when I told them I had already bought the crib not even halfway through my first trimester. So glad I did!

You may also notice that I added a sweet little mobile in the photo above. It's from RH Baby & Child and the little animals match the larger little animals under the window in the play nook area.

If you're wondering what the big wall o' built-ins is looking like... well, it's not especially pretty.  I haven't really started styling any of the shelves other than adding some books here and there.  I've still got a lot to organize in the cabinets beneath the changing area there and I can't wait to start filling up the toy chests there eventually too.  But it's not quite update-worthy just yet.  I'll also share the closet with you all eventually as it comes together! Lot's and lots of clothes to wash and organize.

As always, thank you all for being so excited to share this journey with us and for being so wonderful and supportive! I know I skipped the 26 week pregnancy vlog this week, but that just means next week we'll have even more to talk about. ;)

I hope you guys are having a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon!!


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10/1/14

Favorites and a room update

Hello and Happy Hump Day y'all!

So as always, I'm bringing you my absolute favorite beauty products I've been reaching for the most over this past month. Seriously good stuff.  I know, I know... I say that every single month, but hey, that's the point, right?

But first, we need to address some changes that are taking place...  In my filming room!  If you've watched some of my recent videos, you've probably heard me mention this change a few times. Basically, I'm getting the room more functional (and pretty). Since overhauling the closet in our master bedroom (still in progress-- I'll share more of that space when it's done!), I was left with this empty space. Basically I moved all my clothes out of this spare room where I film into the actual closet.
Well, my new filming room/office area has come along like crazy over the past weekend! It still lacks a bit from being completely finished, but, wow. SO much more functional! I've had the most fun getting all my makeup organized (oh yeah, my vanity area is totally different now, too) and getting my new table/desk all set up.
Totally should've been like that all along. Funny how that happens...

I will for sure continue to update as it all comes together even more and I'll definitely do a little tour when it's complete!

So to check out all the details on the goods, check out the video below!


I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!!