Personal and Non-Traditional Art in the Nursery | One Room Challenge Week 5

I can’t believe next week is the reveal! The nursery has definitely come a long way in 5 weeks and today, we’re so excited to share with you a few of our favorite artistic touches we’ve added to the room. I will say, there was an internal struggle for some time when deciding what we wanted to hang on the walls. Because the truth is, I didn’t want to hang anything really which is pretty opposite of how I normally feel (have you seen what’s above our bed?! Haha). The wallpaper itself makes such a statement when you walk into the room, and I didn’t want to take away from that or add so much that it loses that peaceful feeling. Faye’s nursery had a completely different vibe, and the huge initial art pictured above (easiest tutorial right here) was the right thing for her room. But even if we did know what this…

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The Next Step in Meal Prep

Blue Apron

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. Every blogger it seems takes their turn writing a post that is essentially their own version of a “How to have your act together, like me!” post. We’ve all read them, and they’re equal parts inspiring and depressing, sometimes with little relevance to our own personal set of daily demands. We’ve even written a few of those posts ourselves, because I think we all have one or two things in our lives that we’re really great at. But the truth is, no child is always bathed, no sink is always empty, no parent is always showered, and no email inbox is always caught up. With the heap of external and internal demands we all have, anything that lifts even small burdens can be a big help. Most of our long-time readers know that we’ve been using Blue Apron for awhile now. Even though I love inventing my…

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Casual Friday

Aloha! Chris and I flew to Maui yesterday for some much needed R&R and a little babymoon he surprised me with for Valentine’s day. The funny thing is, we have never taken a babymoon before, but I guess it’s our last one so we’re living it up before becoming a family of five! We’ve never been to Hawaii before and don’t have any major plans while we’re here–snorkeling, eating, and relaxing are topping our list. But if you have any outstanding places or restaurants we should definitely check out, especially in the Ka’anapali area where we’re staying, we’d love to hear! We have a few posts scheduled for while we’re gone, but I couldn’t resist checking in today and sharing a few things that I came across this week that I can’t get out of my mind… (cue my terrible podcast song? haha) • My current favorite maternity dress (pictured above)…

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A Rug and Dresser for the Nursery (and Beyond!) | One Room Challenge Week 4

It’s time for another update on our One Room Challenge, where we’re making over our nursery for our 3rd little girl due this summer. Week 4! How did we get here?! So far, we have added loads of pretty trim in week 2 and dreamy wallpaper in week 3. And if you missed the before, head to week 1. This week, we rolled out a new rug and dresser for the space–the foundation pieces if you will, that needed to be less baby/nursery specific and more could-transition-elsewhere-after those precious years. This rug, the Marin from Rejuvenation, was definitely the choice that took the longest of any decision in this room. After we nailed down our wallpaper choice, I looked at no less that 750 rugs for the room. Probably a lot more, actually. I looked at vintage rugs for days. I pinned several of them (see them on this Pinterest board, if you’d like). I put…

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