Floral Girl Nursery Inspiration Board

Floral Girl Nursery Inspiration Board

Happy New Year! I'm finally sharing what I've been working on the past few months... another nursery! This time I get to design a baby girl nursery of my dreams. The sky has been the limits with this nursery (for the most part). I'll be honest I had already narrowed down my themes if we were having another boy, and then when we found out we were having a girl I was stumped. I had to go to the drawing board... I pinned a lot behind the scenes (thank you Pinterest for secret boards).  I went back … [Read more...]

Whale Nursery

gorgeous whale nursery

It's been two weeks since we sold our home and it still doesn't feel real. I've been all out of whack and in a blog funk. Since we are currently in between homes I figured the best thing to do right now is to finally reveal the full whale nursery in all its glory. I'm a little sad we had to say bye to it. We are going to keep most of the same elements the same but add in a few new ones to work with the new space we have. Plus we will be converting Ryder's once nursery into a big boy room sooner … [Read more...]

Nursery Gallery Wall

Nursery Gallery Wall #yourbigfinish

Thank you to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to FINALLY finish this project! I have always had a long "honey-do" list. But now with a baby I feel like the list is getting longer and nothing is being crossed off. For weeks, ok, month's I've said I was gonna finish the gallery wall in the nursery. I rocked day-and-night in my glider starring at the beautiful photos that were rested against the wall in Ryder's nursery. 2 month's ago I decided to finally put photos in … [Read more...]

How to Install LED Lighting

  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. Before Ryder was born, Jon filmed a video for our friends over at Homes.com to share how to install LED lighting. We did this underneath and above the kitchen cabinets. We decided to recess the crown moulding and drop some LED rope lighting into the crown moulding for the nursery. It gives the perfect glow at 2am in the morning when you really don't want all the lights are on. Watch the video to learn just how Jon installs LED … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Paint – Painted Frame

Chalkboard Paint - Painted Frame #12MonthsofMartha

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha Stewart Crafts as always all opinions are my own. I'm so excited to share an easy chalkboard paint -- painted picture frame. This is another nap time craft; however, it will be a 2-nap craft meaning that you start the project during the first nap of the day and during the second nap you do the second coat of the chalkboard paint on the frame. I'm in love with all the new colors of chalkboard paint that Martha Stewart Crafts has come out … [Read more...]

PBK Ultimate Changing Table Knockoff

PBK Ultimate Changing Table Knockoff

We started working with Ana on these plans for a knockoff version of the Pottery Barn Kids Ultimate Changing Table before Ryder was born. We got the plans the day before I was sent to the hospital to be induced. A week later we were home and my mother in-law insisted Jon and I get out of the house and take a few hours away from the baby. So we did, and where did we go? To The Home Depot to pick up supplies for this changing table. Then throughout the months (yes, as in April, May, and June) Jon … [Read more...]

Paper Fish Nursery Decor

Paper Fish Nursery Decor

Oh man, am I excited to finally share the Paper Fish Nursery Decor I made for Ryder's room before he was born. When we started brainstorming ideas for his nursery I knew I wanted to incorporate fish. I had it in my head that I wanted a school of fish swimming from one side of his wall to the next. Then to add more depth to the wall we added the hand-cut letters of his name to the wall. It's like the fish are swimming from his name and I love everything about it! Can I tell you that this was … [Read more...]

Burlap Starfish Art

EASY 30 Minute Craft Project >> Burlap Starfish Art #12MonthsOfMartha #MarthaStewartCrafts #Craft #beach

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha Stewart Crafts as always all opinions are my own.  I'm still slowly putting Ryder's nursery together. For month's now ( I can say that since I've officially been sitting in his nursery day-in-and-day out for the past 3 months) I've starred at the stack of frames perched against the empty wall. Waiting to be hung and of course waiting to be filled with beautiful photos and prints. I wanted to make a few unique DIY pieces for his gallery … [Read more...]

DIY Nursery Whale Lamp

DIY Nursery Whale Lamp

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. Before I had Ryder, our friends at Homes.com challenged us to come up with a fun and easy upcycle project. I racked my prego-brain for days until one day I was cleaning up the craft room and stumbled across a lamp I picked up a few years ago at our local thrift store. The color of the base of the lamp worked perfect with Ryder's nursery. I used a piece of the whale fabric that I was using as the inspiration and color pallet for the room to … [Read more...]

How to Build an Extra Wide Simple Dresser

How to Build an Extra Wide Simple Dresser (knockoff PBK Kendall Dresser)

Today, we've teamed up with the amazingly talented Ana White to share how we built this extra wide simple dresser. This may look familiar, you know, the ridiculous expensive Pottery Barn Kids Kendall dresser that is oh-so cute (but not so much the price tag--$900...ouch)!  We met Ana at Haven two years ago and have remained friends ever since. She is the sweetest most humble lady I know. And her husband, Jacob is a charm too. He's been at Haven both years and Jon and him hit it off immediately. … [Read more...]