The Nursery(!!)

Alright, I couldn’t hold it off any longer. The nursery still isn’t 100% done, but I think it’s somewhat put together enough that I thought I’d share some pictures!


This is by far my favorite part of the room. PS: I still need to vacuum, I know. And stock the shelves with diapers and wipes, etc. They’re in the closet- which is currently a disaster filled with baby clothes, the pack n play, the stroller, high chair, bath, and a billionty other baby-necessities. 

It took me a couple hours last night to actually figure out how to arrange the frames on the wall. No joke, a couple of hours. Pregnancy brain is in FULL effect (to further back that up, I just painted two paint samples side-by-side on our living room wall and couldn’t decide which I liked better. Until I discovered that I paint the EXACT SAME COLOR two times. doh). I whipped out some tissue paper and cut out templates and taped them to the wall to make sure I was really sold on the formation and it turned out to be a pretty genius, pinteresty-y type thing to do.

Wanna know where I got some of these goodies?

Wall gallery, starting with the top left and going clockwise:

I Heart My City by HouseOfBoysShop on Etsy

Frame from Michaels (bought cork board and cut to fit the frame)

Peter Cotton Tail print from Market Collective, Dec 2014 (I can’t recall which vendor!)

Teddy Bear print (with cuddle blanket seen on rocker) from BeckyMcCreary on Etsy

Frame from Michaels (bought canvas and cut to fit frame)

Mirror from Winners

Changing pad cover by Aden & Anais

Dresser found on Kijiji (painted white and found these crystal knobs)

Silver cart from Ikea

Swaddle blankets (I want 100 more of these!!) from Aden & Anais. I hope the baby likes them as much as I do

Rug from


I still don’t have any stuffed animals in the room, otherwise I’d probably show a wider shot, but I had to share the print hanging above the crib because I absolutely LOVE it. I actually first wrote about it here and then immediately purchased one for myself (from Minted) The throw was knit by one of the mom’s friends- which I also love!


This corner is almost done as well. I just need to hang a few things and get another rug to put under the chair because the rocker actually slips back a bit and bumps into the wall when I stand up out of it!

Here’s what I’ve got going:

Ottoman from Target (<- this is the closest I could find on the American website, since never listed items online. Oh, and they’re leaving Canada.)

Birch spice racks from Ikea (yet to be hung and will be used for books/stuffed animals)

Rocking Chair from

Pillow from Winners

Night Stand from Ikea, painted white

Lamp from Ikea (took from our guest bedroom)

Ceiling Lamp from Ikea (I am grossly obsessed with this light even though it’s about .00000002 seconds away from being in your grandmother’s house)

The center of the room is also crowded with the bouncer and car seat since I have no other place in the house to put them. I guess that’s what happens when at least 30% of any part of your house is being reno’d at any given time.

It’s crazy how bare the room still feels, yet I feel like I’ve shopped till I’ve dropped and spent more money than I care to admit. How does that happen? Oy.

PPS: Now i feel the need to shop for more baby things after having to link to all of them for this post. Wish my credit card good luck!


Hey friends! How are things going for you so far this holiday season?? Who’s done with holiday shopping? (If you are, shame on you overachiever!. Also, I’m jealous)

Anyways, just popping in today to share with you a pretty neat site, Minted– an online stationary store powered by a global community of designers. The people from Minted got in touch with me and wanted to see if I’d like to explore their entirely new families of products (what? not just stationary you say? Exactly. How cool is that?!) So of course, I checked out the site to see what they had to offer.

Sidenote: Baby L is making his debut in 4 months and I’ve been scouring online shops to find a good assortment of prints/art to hang in the nursery.

Sidenote #2: Minted just so happens to offer a variety of Nursery Wall Art that is right up my alley!

Here are some of my favorites from the Nursery Wall Art section:



Animal World Map limited edition art print by Jessie Steury


Play All Day, Sleep All Night by Lisa Nelson


We will Rock You by Tami Bohn


Squirrel House limited edition art print by Krista Messer

There are so many options even just within this category! You can have them customized to include your child’s name, color preference, etc.

Ok, so once I was done ogling over all the art I want to buy for the baby’s room, I decided to head on over to the holiday section to sneak a peak at some holiday cards. (After briefly passing by home decor, FABRICS, gift wrap, the list goes ON!)

*IF* I were to send out cards this year, I would totally opt for these: ornament cards! What a neat idea- those who celebrate Christmas can hang it on their tree, and those who don’t can include it in their holiday card holder collection. Better yet, you can choose the backing (photo vs no photo)

ornament ornament2

Tis The Season Chalkboard Holiday Ornament Cards

Well that didn’t take long to find the one I want. If you’re interesting in browsing other types of holiday cards, postcards, photo cards or ornament cards check out this page.

Ok, brain just went back to baby things. On to birth announcements! Some that I like:






I have to stop now because I think I could just about share every template they have to offer. And I just noticed they also do calendars and baby books. Dying.

Have you ever used Minted? What did you get? Please excuse me while I go back and choose another 350927352 prints I want for the baby room….