Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Nursery (so far)

I have a vision for this nursery so far and I'm hoping I will be able to achieve it. I want comfy, modern and non-baby decor. I love mixing patterns and so far have found some really neat pieces that go with the Dwell bedding set this project all started with. I love that the bedding has green, blue, white, brown  and grey. The potential for design is limitless so now the fun begins!
Dwell Studio's Robin Motif Bedding

3 - Missoni for Target milk crates

Black and White Zebra area rug


Last night I went to another one of the Bump Club and Beyond events. This time it was at Bubbles Academy and we met with a pair of lactation consultants. It was fun to sit with moms who were all in their third trimester and at the event for the same reason.
I got to go home with a goodie bag of lanolin, breast pads, creams and supplements in addition to winning a Hooter Hiders cover and a Gia by Simplisse feeding pillow.

I have already registered for a Boppy, but I like the design of the Gia pillow and hopefully it is awesome as it is touted to be. I will however need to make a few covers for the pillow as I can only imagine how dirty an all white pillow will get with an infant. The pillow is machine washable and water proof though, so maybe my worries are for nothing!
Only 72 hours till the baby shower! Yay!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Stokke'd for Stokke

Today was spent building furniture, painting frames and sorting through boxes of clothing I no longer "need." Baby will be here in 74 days!
Built our Stokke Sleepi Crib

Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nursery Inspiration

Love the pop of orange

The charcoal walls are beautiful with the white tree and orange owl

Love the furniture

love this ultra luxurious nursery for twins! The play nook is adorable too!

My favorite rug is from West Elm, but there is no way I am shelling out the $500 for it

This nursery has some really charming qualities, it looks so warm and inviting

I plan on using floating shelves over our changing table too.

Not our color palette, but these details are so beautiful

Another West Elm zigzag rug, i have rug envy.

The practicality of the Herman Miller rocker is still up for debate, but I do love the modern look.

Love the zig zag walls

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


When I say I’m frugal, I mean it. I shop a lot and spend about an eighth of what my friends do on clothes, home finds and the like. I am constantly seeking a great deal and enjoy the thrill of the hunt.
When it comes to having our little munchkin I only want the best for him, but since I don’t have an unlimited savings account I have to use the same frugality when shopping for him. It’s especially hard to shop for a boy on the cheap, because most of the clothing that is available is not very cute and the cute clothes are quite a pretty penny.
I have been combing ebay, thrift stores and the outlet mall for cute clothes and so far have spent about $100 and have enough clothing to last him a month without washing any of it... not that I would do that though!
I joined the Bump Club Chicago and have gone to two events so far. The first one was a baby guru event at Galt. If you haven’t heard or been to Galt, just be prepared to be amazed! It is a complete luxury haven for baby toys, furniture, accessories and strollers. The night consisted of an informative discussion on baby products, noshing on yummy sandwiches and treats and a 20% discount for the whole store.
There were also opportunities to walk away with some pretty awesome prizes. The goodie bags were also pretty good and I ended up getting some bottles, pacifiers, body products and a swaddleme for little Pickle. I took advantage of the 20% off discount and bought the Uppababy Vista in Lindsay, the bassinet stand and the car seat adapter.  I can’t wait to use this stroller, I absolutely love it! Best of all Galt is delivering and assembling it all whenever I want so I don’t have to have clutter the house yet.

I also went home with the Stokke Table Top which we won't be using for a while, but it seems like a really great learning tool.
Tonight I went to one of their events at Preggers and in addition to the Petunia Picklebottom goodie bag I won the Boon Stash. This was an item I had on my registry in a different color, but I think the orange is fun and am going to use it in the nursery instead of the kitchen. It will add a fun vibrancy to Pickles room.
Petunia Picklebottom folding reusable tote bag
Boon Stash