a nursery tour // for a little lady

Nursery Tour!

I am so excited to share pictures from the baby’s nursery today. I had so much fun thinking it up in my head and then following through and putting it together over the last few months. It is my favorite spot in the house now and I sit here most mornings with my coffee and most nights listening to records and just thinking about how different life is soon going to be. Most of the furniture in the room is from trusty IKEA (chair, crib, dresser, and all shelving), which I didn’t exactly plan but it ended up being the easiest (and cheapest) way to find everything we needed and I’m so happy it worked out that way it. Everything else is a spattering of bedding and blankets and pretty art and toys that I found and loved. This space is so lovely and special to me. I hope you like it too…

Nursery Tour!


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I love the view of the room from this angle. I got the idea for the wall shelves (meant for picture frames) as book shelves from pinterest, of course. For years I have been seeing books displayed in children’s rooms this way and I knew that I wanted to do that in our little girl’s room too. Picture books always have the best covers so why wouldn’t you want to show them off?

Also let’s take a moment to love on Pennylane, please. Her days in the spotlight are numbered, or so people tell me, but I will always love that little girl so much.

Unicorn | Chair | Lamp | Shelves | Pouf | Striped Storage Bins | Record Player
DresserRock ‘n Play | Keekaroo Peanut Changing Mat

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One thing I am really excited about (strangely?) is that we’re going to attempt cloth diapering. For the first few weeks we plan to use swaddlers, but I purchased set of bum genius pocket diapers and a bunch of cloth wipes for when she’s big enough (around 10-35 lbs) and I’m actually really pumped to do it. Cost efficient AND good for the environment, plus I have always been a super fan of doing laundry (also strange, I know). I have done so much research and I feel really ready for it. I think. Ha! Wish us luck — we shall see!

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And this is another one of my favorite views — the crib and the tall bookshelf filled with books, trinkets, stuffed animals and blankets galore. Collecting gifts from family and friends has been one of my favorite parts of this whole process. And of course the clothes! I’ve washed nearly everything in the newborn drawer and it’s all ready to go. About 5 weeks till her due date! It feels so close, I can’t believe it.

More sources:
Tall bookcase | Gold Lamp | Crib Sheet
Ivie Baby Hexagon Blanket (THE SOFTEST!!) | Elephant Hamper

Anything else you’re curious about just ask! I’m happy to answer if I can. XO

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a merry little christmas.

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Yesterday we had our own little Christmas in Boston. We woke up, put the record player on, brewed up some coffee and plowed into unwrapping some gifts. It was everything a Christmas before Christmas should be– festive, relaxing, and happy. Zan made out with some new sweaters, monogramed coasters, ski socks, and a fishing gadget to make his own lures.  I came away with a brand new ski helmet and a mini-iPad! What. A. Treat! This morning I’m on the road driving to Connecticut for the week. I’m so excited to spend time with my family. And to experience the magic with little Hope!

Here’s to wishing you the happiest Christmas. {And all the cookies you can eat.}

Much love to you and yours today, tomorrow, and always.

And remember,

“Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” ♥

trimming the tree.

I’ve been collecting ornaments for a few years now. A couple are favorites from childhood, some I’ve gotten from friends, and others I’ve picked up here and there along the way. I love the variety and how many of them remind me of a certain time in my life or of certain people that I keep close to my heart. It’s fun going through the box of ornaments and unwrapping each one, finding the spot where it will live on this year’s tree.

I spent much of this weekend decorating. And when I was all done with the decorating I was happy enough just sitting back and enjoying my handy work. Pretty wondrous, if I do say so myself.

I think it’s safe to say it’s officially Christmas up in here.

Let the egg-nog drinking and Christmas movie marathon watching begin!