Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Little Guy Has Arrived!

Our little one has arrived (well, 2 weeks ago - I've been a little busy!).

Please welcome Wells Benjamin. He's the cutest, snuggliest baby ever, and Eric and I are sooooooo in love with him.

Birth story to follow...still working on it!

Getting ready to go home!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nursery Reveal

The nursery is finished!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!

Let me say that while I have thoroughly enjoyed decorating the baby's nursery, I am so glad that it is now finished! I like being able to walk in (which I do more often than may be totally normal :)) without a million to-do's jumping into my brain.

Once we found out that we were having a boy, I knew I wanted a neutral-colored safari nursery. I think that part of this stems from the fact that my husband spent the first part of his childhood in Africa (as a missionary kid). He loves telling stories of Africa and all of his adventures. I know that the baby will love hearing these stories, just like I do. And it feels like a sweet connection that the two of them will share. Does that make sense? Am I being too mushy about a nursery theme (I am 9 months pregnant, you know. So it's allowed.)?

Anyway, please enjoy the pictures from our little man cub's nursery! Details at the bottom.

Bedding: In the Mix (in Khaki) from The Land of Nod
Faux Sheepskin Rug: Ikea
Large giraffe: Melissa & Doug (but I got mine for $15 at a consignment sale. Woop!)
Zebra mount: HomeGoods (stripped and repainted)
Rocking Chair: Family furniture, repainted
Receiving blankets: TJ Maxx
Animal canisters: DIYed. So easy, and I love how they turned out!
Elephant art (Just to be with you...): Target
Lantern: Ikea
Dresser: Family furniture, repainted.
Bookshelves: Spice racks from Ikea
Toy bin: Ross
Frames on wall: thrifted, Michaels, and Ikea
Be Brave Little One Artwork: DIYed with elephant graphic
Felt animals: DIYed with this pattern
Wooden animals: Babies R Us