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May 21, 2015

Modern Lullaby Playlist

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I'm working on expanding my lullaby repertoire. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Rock-a-bye Baby" are going to get old pretty quick, I think. Here is a playlist of songs that, while not technically lullabies, will probably do the trick. Plus, I can get an early start on sharing some of my favorite musical artists with my son.

May 19, 2015

Cook Once, Eat Twice Turkey Sausage and Goat Cheese Lasagna

I've officially entered the most tedious part of pregnancy, the final weeks. All of the major preparations are finished, the baby is considered full-term, so now I'm just waiting for him to decide he's ready to come out into the world. No telling when that might happen. In the meantime I'm doing all the things women in the last weeks of their pregnancy are expected to do: pack their bags for the hospital, go on lots of walks, sleep as much as possible, and oh yes, make freezer meals. My favorite kind of freezer meal is an eat some now and eat some later meal; I don't want to work on something for two hours just to put it in the freezer to enjoy weeks from now. I need some instant gratification. This also happens to be my favorite lasagna recipe ever. The turkey sausage keeps things from getting too heavy, and the goat cheese adds a nice tangy element.

May 14, 2015

Buster's Bunny Nursery

I shared my nursery earlier this week; today I have the pleasure of sharing my sister Molly's! I think I can speak for her and say we have really enjoyed experiencing the joys of pregnancy at the same time, especially the decorating part. Molly's husband, Bill, even got in on the fun, creating the above pennant welcoming their son, Buster, to his new room.

May 12, 2015

Roscoe's High Contrast Moon and Stars Nursery/Office

Months of planning and posts on my inspirations have finally paid off in the form of a finished nursery! I'm very happy with the final space, and I hope our little guy (who, by the way, we're planning to call Roscoe) will be too.

May 7, 2015

Felt Moon and Stars Mobile DIY

Last week I shared some adorable mobiles that I considered buying for my nursery.  However, after much deliberation, I decided to make my own instead. I looked at a lot of other mobile DIYs before I found this picture which ended up serving as the inspiration for my moon and stars mobile. All of the materials cost me under $15, which is a lot less than what you will spend if you buy a mobile, trust me. Best of all, it is EASY to make. Really easy. I promise.

May 5, 2015

Tres Leches Cake

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo today? In addition to your margaritas and your tacos, you might want a little dessert. If that is the case, I have a recommendation for you: Tres Leches Cake! If you are unfamiliar, it is basically a vanilla sponge cake drenched with milk (evaporated, sweetened condensed, and half and half) covered in whipped cream, and in my version, fruit. It is muy, muy delicioso!

Apr 30, 2015

Glam Garden Accessories

Metallic decor has been popular for a while now, but now the trend is spreading to your garden. Here is a selection of gold, copper, and silver planters, pots, and more to make your garden a little more glam.
Mod Small Metal Planter from Urban Outfitters

Apr 28, 2015

Nursery Mobile Inspiration

I've been on the hunt for just the right mobile for my nursery for months. After searching high and low for something that matched my color scheme (black, white and yellow) as well as my theme (moon and stars), I've decided just to try making my own. But, I don't want all the work I did searching for mobiles to go to waste, so I'm going to share all the awesome ones I found with you!

Star Mobile from Etsy

Apr 23, 2015

Au Naturale

I think I may have multiple decor personality disorder. I'm generally a maximalist when it comes to design; I like bright colors, mixing patterns, and lots of accessories. But lately I've been feeling the neutral, minimalist vibe a little bit more, which is where natural fibers like rattan and raphia shine the most. Here are the pieces inspiring me to keep things au naturale.

Apr 21, 2015

Black and White Nursery Art

Etsy is pretty much unbeatable when it comes to finding inexpensive art for your home. I've been searching high and low for black and white moon or space themed artwork for the past few months to use in my nursery, and all of the pieces I've ended up purchasing are from Etsy. Here are a few of my favorites.

Constellation Print from MelindaWoodDesigns