Wednesday, July 15, 2015


We finally picked a name for our little girl coming in October.

Eloise Rose

I love it because it's a name that you don't hear often, like mine. I love that when I introduce myself to people the common response is "Oh I never hear that name! It's beautiful!" Hopefully Eloise doesn't grow in popularity too much.
We decided that if we don't call her Eloise, we will call her Ellie or Lo. I'm not a huge fan of nick names, so I really want to try to get her used to her full name and use it too. We will see :)

Since I haven't been working, I've spent a lot of time trying to put together her nursery. As much as I love pink and frillies on baby clothes, I wanted her nursery to be a little different, something that is easily transitioned to a room she will like when she gets older. I chose coral, gold, mint and grey as colors to decorate with. One of my favorite things in the world is Etsy and supporting small businesses that take pride in their work. I also found a lot of things in our house to re-use in the nursery. Her room isn't finished yet, but I wanted to share the progress we have made so far.

Putting it all together: (I'm tagging all of the shops, feel free to click the links!)
>> CRIB: The crib is from Babies R Us, a gift from my mom.
>> CRIB SHEET: The crib sheet is from a shop on Etsy, IvieBaby. I didn't like any of the sheets at the baby stores and wanted something unique with a fun pattern. She has the cutest patterns, so it was really hard to choose. I love it! I have some of her changing pad covers and bobby pillow covers on my registry, too. Go check her out!
>> CRIB SKIRT: I love arrows, and since her room has a little tribal theme, I decided to go with an arrow bed skirt. I chose white and grey in case I get a different crib sheet at any point. I think it matches with almost everything! Another Etsy shop-- Designs By Christy.
>> CHAIR:  The rocking chair has been in my family for a long time. It was my Great Grandma's, who passed it down to my Grandma Charlotte. Grandma Charlotte moved into a smaller condo a few years ago, and gave it to me. I remember growing up with that chair, seeing it in her and my Grandpa's home. I have pictures of me sitting in it when I was a baby, so it was really special that she gave it to me to use. I am so excited to use it with Baby Eloise now, and keep passing it in our family.
>> SIDE TABLE: I actually bought this table from the good will while we were living in Virginia. I fixed it up, sanded it and painted it blue for our room. Since then, we have changed our room decorations and it didn't match anymore. I bought some coral paint, spent a day painting it and now it's in the nursery!
>> DECOR ON TABLE: We used the little grey Moccasins for our announcement picture. They are from Freshly Picked. I look at their page daily and dream about having all the Moccasins. So cute! The book on the table is a journal from Anthropology, my all time favorite store. I thought we could use it to write down memories, milestones and little notes for her-- the things that don't fit in the baby book. Everything else on the table was random decorations from our house that fit better in the nursery.
>> MOBILE: I was so excited when I found this. I think it pulls the room together perfectly, and it's handmade! It's made out of delicate ribbons and lace and I couldn't help myself when I saw that the lace is a rose pattern. It's perfect. It's from a shop on Etsy called White Tail Road. She makes beautiful mobiles and dreamcatchers. Please go check her out!
>> WALL: The frames were old frames I kept from our wedding. I painted them with same color as the side table and kept two black and white to accent her name and the crib skirt. The deer head is from Hobby Lobby; it used to be in our guest room but it matched the nursery theme better.

If you have any questions about the room, I am happy to answer. I really enjoy putting designs and themes together. I will post the finished room when it's done :).
If you have an etsy shop that you want featured, please email me! I would love to take a look at your shop!

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