OUR HOME

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Our home belonged to Adam’s great grandparents and was built around the 1930’s. We spent almost a year renovating and moved in the night of our wedding (5.9.15). It has it’s fair share of creaky, uneven floors and breezy cracks in between the old window panes but it is filled with almost a centuries worth of memories in Adam’s family. I have loved every minute of adding our own memories to this drafty old home.

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our home before & after renovations

living room

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dining room

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kitchen

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bathroom (we recently took out our shower and added a bathtub)

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bedroom

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nursery

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xo

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Christmas Home Tour

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It doesn’t get more cozy than twinkling lights, the smell of fresh Christmas trees, cuddled up with a blanket, and time spent with family. And it’s even more special this year with our baby boy! I am so excited for this holiday season and to start our own family traditions! Now onto my Christmas Home Tour!

Side note: I painted our living room before I decorated and I am loving the new color (Behr Creek Bend)!

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Plaid throw: Target
Faux fur: Ikea
Plaid & fringe pillows: Home Goods
Hometown pillow: So Vintage Chic
Christmas truck: Target Dollar Spot
Small trees: Target Dollar Spot
Rug: Rugs USA
Most ornaments: Target Paper Star: Target
Stockings: Target
Place mats: Target
Flocked tree: Walmart
Wicker basket: Target
Grey chair: Pottery Barn Kids
Small deer pillow: Target Dollar Spot

xo

Creighton’s Nursery

Only  T H R E E AND A HALF weeks to go with this pregnancy and I just finished the nursery last night! I can’t wait to see our sweet babe in this space we created for him. Baby boy, we are so ready for you!

I am so excited to reveal this special project! Interior design is a passion of mine and I love all things baby, so needless to say this nursery was a top priority for me. I knew I wanted a neutral nursery with boho accents and small pops of color (my husband hates when I use that phrase). But other than that, I was starting with a blank slate. This room is one of two bedrooms in our house. I’m not crazy about it being at the front of the house and having a door to outside, but we had no other choice so I got over that quickly. Before, it held our guest bed, all of my husbands instruments/equipment, and anything else we didn’t have a place for. Each room in our house is very tidy and neatly decorated, however this room was a disaster (in my opinion). I couldn’t wait to tackle this room and for our house to be complete! (Side note: the pics below are after we took apart the bed and were already in the process on making the nursery. There is no way I could walk past this room knowing it looked like this every day.)

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Right away, I painted the sand-colored walls a light grey and bought the rug that I had my eyes on for a while. The first piece of furniture I got for the nursery was the crib. And by “got” I mean I got it out of the attic at my mom’s house. The crib was mine when I was a baby and it is definitely my favorite part of the whole room. Not to mention that it is almost spitting image of the popular Jenny Lind crib (minus some scratches, chips, and faded rails). Score! I can’t wait for our son to be old enough to understand how special it is that we shared cribs.

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My husband DIY’ed a globe for me a couple years ago (1/10 of the price on the internet), and I knew I wanted to use that in the nursery. I placed the globe and a few other items on the mantle above the crib and it all fell into place perfectly. Another one of my favorite things in the nursery is the wood sign by JaxnBlvd. These items, along with some other knik-knacks, matched perfectly with the colors in the crib.

Crib Sheet: Levtex Baby

Crib Skirt: Aden + Anais

Pillows: World Market

Camel & Zebra: Levtex Baby

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I knew I wanted to incorporate a teepee into the nursery, but they are ridiculously expensive. So this is when our DIY skills came into play. We MIGHT have $45 in the project! There are so many tutorials on pinterest if you are interested!

Teepee pillows: Target/Ikea

Faux sheepskin: Ikea

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The “reading nook” in the nursery was the last to be finished because I contemplated over gliders for weeks. I went back and forth between styles, read a million reviews, my favorite chair ended up selling out, and we finally settled and got the Babyletto Glider from Amazon a couple days ago. It is very comfortable and the perfect size for the room, but I really wish the back was higher, much higher. But other than that I love this little section of the room and can’t wait to rock our sweet babe in it!

Babyletto Glider: Amazon

Lamp: Ikea

Shelves: Ikea

Pillow: World Market

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The second thing we bought for the room (after the rug) was the HEMNES dresser from Ikea. I knew before I was even pregnant that we would purchase it, whether it be for our room, the guest room, or a future baby. It was a little aggravating to put together (unlike most Ikea products) but I’m absolutely in love with it! The dresser is the perfect size for our changing pad, humidifier, and basket full of diaper changing necessities. I knew I wanted to do a small gallery wall up above but had no clue where to start. I ended up stealing the “C” (for Cady) from the living room (forcing me to take the “A” (Adam) down too) and I stole the dream catcher from the hallway. I wanted to hang up a couple of Adam’s instruments, mainly because he still uses the room as his music room, so I decided to use his ukelele. The moose head is definitely my favorite part of the wall. It’s from White Faux Taxidermy. I purchased the cute little banner from Small Branches on Etsy.

Diaper Bag: Fawn Design

Metal basket: Target

Humidifier: Crane

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I couldn’t be more obsessed with Creighton’s nursery. It is by far my favorite project I’ve ever worked on and my favorite room in our house. The sun rises through the windows in the morning, giving it the most beautiful morning light. And at night, the twinkle of our outdoor string lights shine through, making the room so cozy and peaceful. At all hours of the day the room is just perfect. I can’t help but smile or choke up when I walk past the door. I think our pup Fenway loves it as much as I do!

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We have 3 weeks and 4 days until my due date. It’s so crazy/scary/exciting to think that any day now, our sweet newborn will occupy this room. But for now I am going to enjoy rocking the babe in my belly, with my pup on the rug, listening to my husband play sweet lullabies on his guitar. It is well with my soul.

with love