Sunday, July 13, 2014


Before we even got pregnant, Jon and I already decided that we did not want to find out the gender of our baby until birth.  That meant all our baby prepping had to be gender neutral.  We knew we wanted our baby's nursery to be eclectic and bright, but we also wanted to avoid pinks and purples (too girly) and too much blue (too boyish).

After Violet was born, we added a few girly touches, but her nursery hasn't changed much.  This is still a work in progress (like everything else in our life).  Some stuff is there to stay and some will go as we baby proof.

Dresser knobs//Lamp//Curtains (similar)//Pouf (similar)//Rug

Paint Colors: Mint Condition (left wall)//Mega Greige (accent wall) & Snow Bound (crib, dresser, & trees)

That yellow board will eventually be a giant ruler to measure Violet's growth.

Artwork: Top left to right: One//Two//Three (original watercolor by me)
Bottom left to right: One (purchased at local art fair)//Two 
Artwork: Deer Head (similar)//Monkey Head (purchased at local art fair)//Art (bottom left & bottom right- purchased at local art fair)//Art (center)//Art (top right-original watercolor by me)

Changing Table (craigslist)//Changing Pad Cover//Wipes Warmer//Owl Night Light (similar)
Art//Panda//Canvas Toy Box//Plush Rainbow Stacker
It's basically the coolest room in our house.

Here's some of the things I'd still like to add/replace in her room:

1.  Put the doors on her dresser with these knobs from Anthropologie.
2.  I'm on the hunt for this plant, a bromeliad.  It's kid-safe and cat-safe (wahoo!) AND they are resilient indoor hopefully I won't kill it.  One of our goals is to improve the air quality in our home by adding some indoor plants.
3.  This awesome roll up blind from TwinkleCurtain.  (I've been tacking up dark blankets to hide the sun during nap time and it just looks ridiculous.)


In other news, Violet has finally discovered her feet can reach her mouth.  While this may seem gross to you non-parents out there, I can honestly say it's undeniably the cutest thing I have yet to witness.  Seriously, put every fluffy little animal wearing a bow in a room and a baby chewing on his/her toes is still gonna win.