Nursery Update: Big Boy Room

May 21, 2014

I have been itching to redecorate Mazen’s room for some time now. Probably as early as the moment I realized that my vision for his yellow + gray nursery never really turned out how I imagined. As a reminder, here’s what we started with: Here’s what his nursery looked like right before he arrived: Here’s […]

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New Favorite Books!

April 30, 2014

We read a ton of books – before every nap and bedtime. Our collection is a combination of gifts, hand-me-downs and books my mom knows from her writing circles and sends to us. Here are some of our very favorites! How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Every book in this series is awesome! My mom […]

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Nursery Tour: One Year Later

October 2, 2013

Here was our nursery just before we brought little Mazen home from the hospital: And here it is one year later: By request, here are some of the things we have loved about our nursery and some things we have changed. Our color scheme and décor I still really love.{Although I will say I have […]

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Multitaskers + MVPs

May 28, 2013

There is so much gear to consider with a baby that it’s great when items can multitask or simply impress. The following items are my most used and MVP baby items over the past 9 months. Multitasker: Motherlove Nipple Cream Mother Love Nipple Cream worked wonders for its original purpose but has also been fabulous […]

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When Darkness Falls.

October 23, 2012

[Before] Black out curtains were one of those things that I was just too overwhelmed to think about pre-baby. Like breast pumps. Both I just felt the need to save for later – when I really wanted to drop money on them. The pump has been purchased and I am so glad I bought one. […]

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39 Weeks: Nursery Tour

August 30, 2012

Here we are in the home stretch and our little boy’s room is all ready for him to come home! Overall, I love our nursery. It didn’t really come out at all how I envisioned it many months ago, but it’s morphed into a cheerful and bright space that I love to be in. I […]

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39 Weeks: Snapshots

August 25, 2012

Nursery Progress Through 9 Months ***** *****   ***** *****   ***** ***** ***** ***** Matt’s birthday present to the baby – a hand-painted bike canvas!! I found a few on Etsy and nearly bought one when I realized I could make one myself that would be more special and a lot less expensive. But […]

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36 Weeks: New Additions

August 6, 2012

New additions for the new addition!! From family, friends, Etsy and Amazon : ) I wish I could showcase every single gift we have received and every single item I have purchased, but here are snapshots of the range of baby items we have accumulated… A Duke bib and socks from Matt’s grandmother Bonnie – […]

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26 Weeks: Saturday Snapshots

May 26, 2012

I’ve had this paper star floating around the nursery – and our house – for a long time. I’m just not sure what to do with it! Should I hang it over the crib? I wonder if it would feel a bit sparse just the single star in the center? Does the black and white […]

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24 Weeks: Fannnntastic

May 14, 2012

TO-DO: Deal with fan Yay – another task removed from the to-do list!!! After! My thought process here involved lots of options: 1) Replace fan totally with a light fixture (something like this) 2) Then I decided to keep the fan because of the air flow benefits. 3) Paint the fan a funky color or […]

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