Thursday, August 20, 2015

An Announcement...aka Nursery Ideas

So I have an announcement to make to whomever may be reading this blog:

I'm pregnant!

Surprised? We were too, haha. I'm just starting my second trimester, so we've had some time to get used to the idea by now and to feel more excited and less panicked. I plan on doing some posts on my first trimester favorites and suggestions for coping with various symptoms and so forth. This was never intended to be a pregnancy or mommy blog, but it is a lifestyle blog and this has definitely become a huge part of my lifestyle,'ll see of that stuff popping up here. I've found it immensely helpful to read other bloggers' experiences, which is another reason I want to share some of what I've learned.

Anyways, I'm definitely starting to excited about planning our baby's room. Specific choices for decor and colors will have to wait until we know if we're having a boy or girl, but I know I want to go neutral on the basics, which makes a good starting-point. I played around with some choices on Polyvore and came up with this mood board. The center items (wall color, rug, crib, dresser, book ledges, lamp and basket) would work for either gender. I added some decor choices for a boy at the top and for a girl at the bottom.

Some of the items are products we make actually purchase and use (the crib and the dresser) while others are just ideas of what I like, but not maybe the specific ones I'd choose (pretty much everything else).

Nursery Ideas

Drum lamp shade

Threshold blue rug

Pottery Barn round basket

Slipcover chair


Cinderella's Castle Disney Watercolor Art Print by VIVIDEDITIONS

So what do you think? Any ideas for items that would fit with these themes? If you're a parent, can you recommend any cribs/gliders/dressers that worked really well in your baby's room? This is all new to me so I welcome all suggestions!

(To read my other pregnancy posts, click here or on the pregnancy button at the top of the page.)


  1. So cute! I love the Disney castle print and the trains prints! And that rug is gorgeous!! Congrats!


    1. Thanks, Chelsea! I'm still considering that rug--we purchased a different one at Ikea but it's a little blah. And isn't that castle print awesome?!