The BIG Plans for Faye’s Nursery

February 6, 2017

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I made the large letter art for Faye’s nursery (easiest, cheap tutorial right here) shortly before she was born and it’s been such a defining part of her room. But this weekend, we took it down to make room for something new…

EEeee! We’re spilling a few more details including how long it took us this time, how I told Chris, and even talking baby names in this week’s podcast.


Ps. After a lot of questions, my jeans are these (I have them in 2 washes and I want more!) and my top is from here

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  1. Rachel says:

    Congratulations! I’m due in June with our first, will love to be following along :)

  2. Veronica says:

    I’m all choked up! So happy for you guys. Congrats!

  3. Christy says:

    Congratulations! What a fun way to share your news!

  4. Jo says:

    Congratulations on the wee babe! Also, the two tap faucet that Chris is baffled by, is so common in the UK! We went on a trip there last year and were so confused, like, do we have to mix the water ourselves? Maybe that’s the new trend coming over to North America from across the pond.

  5. Ellen G says:

    That is the cutest announcemt clip ever! You always look so good! And I’m sooo excited for your family!

  6. This is great news :) When you mentioned trying for a baby and hopefully designing a nursery this year… I kind of figured you might already know (it’s something I would do!). I have to say, it was the first podcast I’d listened to, and I loved it – and yes… California burritos are delicious (although I’ve only had one when I visited San Diego – but I talk about it all the time!). Hopefully the second trimester treats you much better :)

  7. Beth says:

    Congratulations Julia, that is SO exciting! I hope you are feeling ok, and am so happy that your little 3rd one is on its way!

  8. Darcy says:

    Congratulations you guys!! Super exciting news — I got a little teary eyed for you!

    I just want to comment on how cute you are — I have 2 boys, and had great pregnancy’s, but I show really early — with my 2nd I was showing by 8 – 9 weeks and could barely camouflage it! I am super jealous of anyone that barely shows or has a tiny bump! LOL! A silly comment sure, but I had to share! :-)
    I am really happy for you!!!

    How are you going to be able to do this upcoming renovation? — I hope its in your 2nd trimester when your feeling really good – before the dreaded 3rd, when you feel like a whale!

  9. Shelley says:

    Wonderful news! A BIG Congrats to you!

  10. Crystal says:

    So when I viewed this post on Bloglovin this morning, it just showed two pictures….one of you taking the Ff sign off the wall and one of the Ff sign on the wall. I was so confused and thought maybe you were planning on announcing the big plans later. Then I listened to the podcast where you talked about how you had announced the news on the blog. Haha…so I came back to the post, but still didn’t see anything that said you were expecting! I clicked through to your website and it all made sense!! The second picture (that is actually a series of pictures) didn’t change at all on Bloglovin…it just stayed on the first one! So glad I clicked through to see the cute announcement!! Congrats :)

  11. Shira says:

    Congratualtions!!! Such a cute way to announce it too! Hope you’re feeling good, you certainly look great! :)

  12. Lynn says:

    Congrats! Such exciting news – love reading your blog! Can’t wait to see the new nursery!

  13. Christina D. says:

    Yay!!! Congratulations????????????????????????

  14. RC says:

    Congratulations! A baby is always a blessing.

  15. Tanja says:

    Congratulations that is super exciting news.

  16. Megan says:

    So exciting!! As someone who struggled to get pregnant- I have a fun fact for you. I took the same drug you took to get pregnant… and it was originally made to be a drug to treat breast cancer… but turned out to help a lot of people get pregnant. It also has lower chances of twins than Clomid (the typical drug)…. but I ended up with twins anyway :)

    Cant wait to see the new nursery!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  18. Lucy says:

    Best news!! Don’t you get super sick?! Hope it’s going well! So happy for you!

    • Julia says:

      Yes! :( It’s been really rough, throwing up 3-9 times a day, but I got my energy back last week so I’m feeling a little better just being able to get up.

  19. Brooke says:

    What wonderful news! Congrats to you guys.

  20. Congratulations on your growing family!

  21. Brittany D says:

    I have totally been suspicious of this for months. Congratulations! I am SO thrilled for you guys!

  22. Couldn’t love the way you’ve announced this more. xoxo

  23. Jeanna says:

    I knew it!!! :) I wondered why you guys were jumping on getting the girls together in one room!! Congratulations to you both!

    • Julia says:

      Yes! We still have a few months, but I want to make sure Faye is nice and settled before the new baby comes so she harbors no resentment for a baby in her beloved crib!

  24. Kristen says:

    Congratulations! So excited for you and your family! :)

  25. Lydia says:

    Congrats! Another baby! Best thing ever. I’ve been reading and loving your blog for years since I lived in my hometown of Rexburg. I remember when you announced Faye was on the way. Can’t wait to listen to the podcast!!

  26. erin says:

    Congrats! We’re expecting our third (a girl) due in June after secondary infertility like you guys. Would you consider creating a customized printable of the large letters for those of us who don’t have design programs like Illustrator? I love the idea so much.

    • Julia says:

      That would be fun! Let me see if I can figure it out for you.

      • Abby says:

        Julia please please please figure out the customized printable of the large letters. I would LOVE a letter for each of my kids’ rooms since I have loved yours for so long. I don’t have a design program either to make it with. Thanks!

  27. Emma P. says:

    Congratulations! What awesome news, so excited for your growing family.

  28. Wonderful news!!! Can’t wait to finish my work so I can listen to the episode!

  29. Carey-Jane Sinke says:

    Ah I laughed so hard at this podcast! Super super excited for you….and you guys were hilarious today. “water can turn into wine- I read a book about it once” *CRYING* :) :) Also- I totally also thought P**** (only in stars because I don’t want to get flagged by my filter :P not because I’m so delicate I can’t actually say the anatomically correct name for a Peter :) when you threw out the name Peter :) Good luck with baby names…my husband was terrible with picking names, I would throw one out and he would say things like “no that makes me think of a fat red-head woman with freckles and braids” how do you argue with that?!

  30. Caitlin says:

    Wow, congratulations!!! So happy for you both!! :)

  31. Allison says:

    Congratulations!! As a long term reader (4+ years!) I am so happy and excited for you! Especially knowing the prior difficulties. Here’s to a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  32. Tiffany says:

    OMG Congrats!!!! So excited for you, Chris, and the girls! I’m sure you’re all bursting with happiness.

  33. Nicole says:

    Yay, so exciting! Congrats! I’m due in late July. I look forward to seeing what you do for the nursery :)

  34. Lindsay C says:

    OMG wow! Congrats! Did not expect that at all! Are you going to find out the gender ahead of time? Very exciting!!!!!!!

  35. Erin says:

    Forgot to say the most important thing….congratulations!!! A baby!!! So excited. I cry every time I hear an announcement. Babies bring such joy. I’m so happy for your family and for your girls. What a blessing. ❤️

  36. Kelli says:

    Aw! So happy for you and your growing! Family!!!

  37. Erin says:

    “Water can turn into wine…I read a book about it!”….funny.

  38. Nicole says:

    Big congratulations! Yay! Three is fun. :)

  39. Erin says:

    Yes, you can use a cousin’s name!! I married a Peterson and my dad’s middle name is Peter. I love it. All names can be targets. If you sell Faye’s drapes, I want to buy them.

  40. Kristi says:

    Well I have been reading for a long time now and I love watching your success, your style evolve and your family. I am so excited for you! Congrats! I kind of knew it. I couldn’t think of what else that nursery could be used for! Hoping it’s a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  41. Emilyjane says:

    I moved houses *with* you. Had my baby girl while you had Faye, and now I’m pregnant too! Living parallel lives (although mine less designer ????)

  42. Stephanie says:


  43. Eda says:

    How exciting! Congrats!!!!:)

  44. Emily says:

    Yay!!! That is amazing news. Congratulations guys! :)

  45. Samantha says:

    congratulations to your family! I am due a week after you and can’t wait to follow along :)

  46. Diana says:

    EEK! So exciting! I’m due with my first in May! So happy for y’all! :)

  47. Shannon says:

    Super exciting! Congrats!!! But more importantly… where did you get your jeans and what style are they???? ????

  48. Sayward says:

    I’m not crying, you’re crying!

  49. Anna says:

    How exciting! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see how you decorate the new nursery, especially since I’m due with our second baby in August too.

  50. Jillian says:

    So happy for you guys!!

  51. Jessica says:

    OMG! Congrats! Heading over to listen to your podcast. Ha ha and I thought from the post title we were all celebrating Faye in the bigger girl bed!!!

  52. Abigail says:

    So wonderful!!! Wishing you a smooth pregnancy :)

  53. Abby says:

    Congratulations!! So excited for you!

  54. Alise says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!!!

  55. Eliza says:

    YAY!!! SO very happy for you and your family! I am sure Greta and (especially) Faye are over the moon excited to be big sisters!! Wishing you an easy and enjoyable pregnancy!

  56. Jenn Freeman says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh eeeeeeeeee!!! Chills!!!! So excited for you all!! Congrats!

  57. Amber says:

    That’s amazing news! Congratulations

  58. Ruth says:

    Congratulations! So exciting!

    Listened to your podcast – here in the UK it’s very common to have separate hot and cold taps (faucets!) I don’t know why but it’s the worst! As we’ve replaced our sinks we’ve gone to single taps and I love them! Makes so much more sense.

  59. Winnie G says:

    Congratulations! As someone who ended up with almost 5 years between my girls – I know what it can be like to wait each month for that + sign. Super Happy for you guys!

  60. shannon says:

    AAAAAAAH when I saw the post title I thought, “I hope this means they are having another baby!!!” (since you had mentioned on the podcast wanting to try for a third)! Could not be more thrilled for you! Clicking over to listen to the podcast update now <3 <3 <3

  61. Rachel W says:

    GAH! I never comment, but I’m in tears of joy over this. We’re in the process ourselves (after having 2), so I know the miracle each life is. So happy for you! And can’t wait to see the new space! :)

  62. Lindsey K says:

    I have been secretly waiting for this day since Faye way born. Biggest congratulations to you, Chris and the girls!

  63. Nicole Orrell says:

    WOWEEEE!!! Congratulations! You had sprinkled a few hints in here and there over the last month or so! I had a feeling we’d be hearing this news soon! Congratulations!!!

  64. Ellen says:

    YAY!!! Congrats to your whole family!!!

  65. Beret says:

    Congrats! That is wonderful news!!!!

  66. Megan says:


  67. Emily says:

    Congrats Marcums!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

  68. Molly says:

    OMG! I actually squealed out loud at work! Congrats!! This is wonderful news!

  69. HEIDI says:


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  71. Hannah says:

    Oh my goodness, congratulations! What wonderful news to start on a Monday morning, so happy for the whole Marcum family!

  72. Victoria says:

    Wow! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your beautiful family!!!!!!!

  73. Debbie C says:

    Congratulations Julia and Chris, wonderful news! Very excited for you!

  74. Ellen says:

    Oh my gosh! So exciting! Very happy for you two! Can’t wait to follow along on the journey! Congrats!

  75. Deb Thompson says:

    Congratulations Chris, Julia, Greta and Faye!!!!

  76. Congratulations – how exciting!

  77. Crystal Diaz says:


  78. Well this IS big news! Congrats, Chris and Julia!!

  79. Ana Maria de Mier says:


  80. Sarah says:

    I’m so very happy for you! I can’t wait to hear the podcast this morning after the kids go to school.

  81. Liz says:

    Congrats guys! That is one lucky baby

  82. Marie-Louise says:

    WOHOOO! Congratulations guys and all the best from Germany. I’m so happy for you!

  83. Stacy G. says:

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news.

  84. lori says:

    congrats!!!!!! so exciting! so happy for you and pray for safe and healthy pregnancy!

  85. Alisha says:

    Eeek! So excited for all of you! Congratulations on your newest little one!

  86. Ashley says:

    Hooooray! and congratulations! Love listening you your podcast!

  87. Ange says:

    Yay! Congratulations xx

  88. Amanda G says:

    So so happy for you guys!!!

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