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{HOMEgirl} a practical space vs. a beautiful space

Daydreaming about my little boys nursery has been a constant on my mind! I have been crib shopping and blanket shopping and paint shopping and print shopping. I know that I could find a used crib {like on craigslist} or borrow one. I know babies don’t have a clue what their room looks like. I could easily put together a functional space on a shoe string budget. It’s the practical thing to do. The cheap thing to do. But I cannot help myself. With number 3 I am dreaming of a beautiful nursery {check out my pinterest board HERE and my idea board HERE} that all matches and makes my design dreams come true.

Am I the only one who struggles with creating a practical & inexpensive space vs. a beautiful & perfectly matched space in their home? Ideally we all want both…but that’s hard to do. I have a love for design and beauty that often gets overlooked when the reality of our budget and the size of our home hit me! I have always worked well with what I have and what the needs of my home are…but sometimes I just want to do what I want and not think about budget. I typically end up taking any “hand-me-down” that I can get my hands on and shop only for used or discounted items. There is nothing wrong with this method and most of the time I like the challenge of it. We borrowed a perfectly cute crib and changing table for Paige and Grant. Both worked great and served their purpose. However, this time around I am hopeful that I can create a beautiful space that may cost a little more than usual but will help to make at least one room in our tiny home feel really special! We have decided to combine our “office” with the baby’s room so from a design point of view I would love it all to coordinate and be functional at the same time. I will post some of my recent shopping finds and some of the ideas that are still stewing in the next few weeks {my brain is in a constant state of “nesting” these days}!

I may not get to choose a beautiful space over a practical space every time…but maybe I can land somewhere in the middle more often!



home on the range {our baby boy’s nursery}

So now that I know we are having a boy I have been day dreaming, nesting &  planning ahead for our baby’s little space in the world. A place where I can rock him, feed him, hold him, swaddle him, wake him up and put him to sleep. Right now I am planning for a rustic/vintage room with western elements {think Southwest, Cowboys & Indians, Horses, Navajo, Antlers, Feathers, Boots…all that fun stuff}. A place where he can dream of the wild west and where we can pray over him. My prayers for him will be for his life, his heart, his mind and that he may be a little warrior that knows how to have fun & be adventurous…and most of all BRAVE. The Lord has really put it on my heart {in the last few years} to pray for my kids to be smart and strong and BRAVE! I do not want them to be afraid of this world that is filled with so much pain, but empowered by the strength of Jesus {knowing that “God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:17} God’s word tells us in Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be STRONG and COURAGEOUS. Do not be terrified; Do not be discouraged. FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO.” That is a verse I pray my children cling to their whole life {as I have}…I pray it will spur them on to do mighty things for God’s kingdom and for this hurting world. Be BRAVE my little one!
More on this to come as I nest and prepare for baby! In the meantime you can see what I have been up to. Check out the idea board I created below at Polyvore {see sources below} and click on over HERE to see what I have pinned on Pinterest!
vintage western nursery

Modern ceiling lamp / Currey company lighting / Cowskin rug / Chenille throw / Tartan bedding / Vintage crate / Fox home decor / Throw pillow / Feather home decor / Threshold battery wall clock / Threshold fur throw pillow / Mini jar / DaVinci Jenny Lind Cherry Changing Table / Pure Home ICS 18-5 Interior Color Sample / Stool / White Deco Deer Head with Amazing Antlers Small, $58 / wild and free quote art print 8×10 11×14 11×15 antler wreath and… / Threshold Woven Cotton and Jute Bench 28x15x17″ / Hand Knitted Toy Fox, $42 / Aden + Anais Dream Blanket Liam the Brave Flying Dogs / Wood home decor / Horse wall art / Fanfare Crib / Arrow / Feather brush / The Land of Nod: Kids Imaginary: Orange Stripe Play Teepee in New Toys… / Young and Brave 8″x10″ brave print, Tribal Nursery Art featuring…

{washi tape}

Dear Washi Tape,
I love you. Let me count the ways. I love your colors, your ability to stick and un-stick, your crafting & decorating prowess. Thanks for making parties, packages, crafts & cakes pop! You even help us take care of chores and keep track of our stuff. We love to use you in our smashbooks too…your uses are endless. I think I should actually show you how much I love you because as they say “a picture IS worth a thousand words” and this time it is no exception. May you stay in our lives for years to come!
Sincerely {and quite certainly},
Two of your Biggest FANS {laura & paige}
P.S. You can click HERE for more ideas on Pinterest.
making packages pop border
making parties pop border making cake pop borderwashi wall art border crumbsmash book mommy border smash book paiegy paige art border making crafts pop border
you can find out how I made this little St. Patrick’s Day decor HERE
P.P.S. if you emptied out my purse…here is what you would find
washi purse31 days (250)
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