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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20 Weeks: Rearranged!

April 18, 2012

As I hinted at in my KERF post last week, I spent a day putting together IKEA furniture and rearranging the nursery last week. Backbreaking I tell ya! When I decided to purchase the smaller Hemnes dresser from IKEA, the room arrangement options opened up since the smaller dresser fits well where the crib was. […]

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19 Weeks: Beautiful Nurseries

April 13, 2012

Designing a nursery can be almost as overwhelming as being pregnant. There is so much to consider and so many beautifully designed nurseries out there. I don’t anticipate ours to be designer worthy with hand-stenciled walls (or even freshly painted walls!) or elaborate themes. I just don’t have the energy, patience or money to put […]

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