Animal Inspired Nursery for our Daniel
This space is so special to me. We spend a lot of time playing on the floor, reading books, changing diapers, and singing songs in this room. We spend a lot more time in the nursery as a family than I thought we would and it holds this special place in my heart. Of course there are the sleepless nights in the nursery and so many diapers, but what would motherhood be without those refining elements?
When I was thinking through how I wanted to design the nursery, I wanted to keep things simple, practical, and inspiring. I imagined myself sitting in the nursery in the middle of the night rocking our Daniel and I wanted the space to feel relaxing. I also wanted to add elements that were meaningful!
- The crib that my parents bought Daniel - My favorite jacket! It has little bees on it (thanks, Burts Bees!) and it's from my parents/sisters! - The zebra from my grandma - Little clay animals from my friend Brandy - Afghan from my great aunt - The "love you more" sign from my friend Kim - Pictures of Isaac and I from when we were little - Pictures from a trip to the zoo - An afghan from my friend Rachel - An afghan from my great Aunt - not pictured (because Daniel was using it) is the afghan that my mother-in-law made for Daniel
So without further ado, I give you our quiet place that sometimes isn't so quiet.
Okay! Here are a few of my favorite things that you should know about if you're a new mom!
1. Babyganics - I love everything in this store! The chamomile bath soap is my favorite! 2. Kate Spade Diaper Bag - Someone told me that I wouldn't regret investing in a great diaper bag and they were right! I can keep everything I need in this little bag and I love the color! 3. White Noise App - If you're a mom and don't know about this app, please stop everything and go download it for FREE. Even I sleep better when this thing is going! 4. Burts Bees Rattle - Did you know that Burts Bees is making things for babies? And that they are the softest things ever? No? Well, now you do!
Clay animals - gift from friend / Frames for prints - IKEA / Changing dresser - IKEA / Red Car - IKEA / Love you more sign - The Corner Shoppe / Noise Maker - Amazon / Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail - Amazon / Emerald Pillow - Tommy Hilfiger from TJ Maxx / Double Rocker - Amazon / Curtains - TJ Maxx / Curtain Rod - TJ Maxx / Shelf above changing table - IKEA / Lotion - Babyganics from Toys R Us / Rug - TJ Maxx / Lamp - Target / Bookshelf - TJ Maxx / Paper for Sign - IKEA / Rope for Sign - Lowes / Laundry basket - TJ Maxx / Leopard rocker - Pottery Barn / Jacket - Burts Bees / Jar - Burts Bees / Crib - Babyletto / Diaper Bag - Kate Spade / White Noise App / Rattle - Burts Bees