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{HOMEgirl} pretty walls for the BABY

So I’m still thinking about the baby room. Go figure! We are in a rental…so paint color and a bunch of holes in the wall are not the most practical things to change…but we may do it anyway. My amazing husband is so handy with changing lights {a post on that is coming soon} and painting a small room is pretty simple…so here are the ideas I have come up with so far to give my baby some pretty walls. Not that he will even care!

::wall paint::

I will most likely go with a warm gray color for the walls. But I’m just not sure. A nice neutral tan would work as well.

THESE grays below are dreamy…in my opinion!

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I may try THIS color below…Benjamin Moore’s Graystone in a Matte Finish.

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I love the color flint listed below…found HERE.

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ce7d1d3ccf4b65e6e2c2ea65bfbadebaI may end up going with a dark blue color like THIS nursery above or THIS nursery below.

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::artwork::

So first of all I am thinking about getting THIS amazing frame collection to put all the artwork I find in one cool display.

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il_570xN.499001608_68slTHIS print makes me swoon and I love the verse on it! I love THIS one from PrintableWisdom as well!

THESE other feather prints from Snoogs & Wilde are beautiful as well!

And I wish I could afford THIS set…beautiful!

il_570xN.370915758_p1cjDon’t ya just love THIS one above from Paper Sparrow {THIS fox one is sweet too}?

il_570xN.281633893Katie Daisy has several perfect prints {like the one above} in her “wild” section on Etsy…HERE!

il_570xN.500348433_e4xmI also love THIS print {above} from Billy & Scarlet!

I may go vintage with some prints like THIS, or THIS or even THESE!

 And I may try my hand at making THESE great DIY clipboards that I found on Pinterest.

THIS canvas {below} is from Lindsay Letters…I think it’s a gem!

Lindsay-Letters-Canvas-Adventure-Blackboard_1024x1024A few days ago I talked about hanging up some antlers on the walls…you can learn more about that HERE!

Again, HERE is my idea board, HERE is my pinterest board and HERE are my thoughts on the room’s design if you want more inspiration.

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{HOMEgirl} oh deer, oh dear

Can you believe the antler, taxidermy, deer trend going on in design right now?

I cannot believe it. It cracks me up because growing up we had a large stuffed deer on our living room wall that freaked out all of my friends. It was so far from being a trend that it was almost the opposite {being that it was offensive to some people}. My dad loved hunting and having that deer displayed in our home was just one of those things that my mom didn’t always love, but embraced. She would always say that she had to let my dad have some things around our home that were meaningful to him {even if it wasn’t something she would necessarily choose}. While I thought it was normal for our family, I felt a little funny about it because it was so weird to everyone else. Now that this trend has come to life in so many homes I’m shocked and ironically happy! I will be embracing this in our sweet “home on the range” nursery {check it out HERE}. I will most likely be using a deer, antelope or some antlers from my dad and/or brothers collection of hunting trophies. We will see. In the meantime check out some of these awesome trends on pinterest that I pinned below {more can be found HERE}.

Look at THIS adorable and rustic nursery below! I love the variety of antlers!

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d66898acba334d8049d062e39254d663I love THIS wall as well!

I cannot get enough of the natural artwork from vol25 and especially THIS one pictured below!

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b0d01eeb8d2c8617d35e3e8de57c0118How cool is THIS idea above for a window tie-back?

THESE faux antlers & faux taxidermy below, from mahzerandvee, are great {especially if you cannot stand the idea of real animals hanging out in your home}!

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il_570xN.489780600_5t5lThis “paint-by-numbers” take on antlers {found HERE} is so unique that I love it as well!

THIS buffalo makes me smile, THIS is classic look is perfect for any home, and THIS light fixture look from the Shabby Antler never gets old to me {I’m just not sure if it would work for a small room and nursery}.

I’m very excited to have a deer for my sweet dear!

More on wall color, art & lighting coming soon!

What do you think of the trend?

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{HOME girl} cribs BABY

If you didn’t have a chance to read about my thoughts on beautiful design vs. practical design {last week} you can find it HERE.

Most of the cribs I love can be found on my pinterest board HERE.

THIS is the crib I put on my design idea board originally. I love it!

I have always loved Jenny Lind style cribs and furniture…what do you think about THIS one? It’s cute and affordable and I can always paint over it if I change my mind on the color scheme.

THIS is the crib I found in person at BabiesRus…I love it still!

6e5d6ee7c56c738474f6c18e3f4cf45eTHIS one below is cute too {and I love both the colors it comes in}.

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RH baby & child {found HERE} has gorgeous cribs. Check them out below.

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Not sure what I will end up with…but I cannot wait to meet this little boy and put him to sleep in it every night!

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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!
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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…
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a BABY SHOWER BRUNCH for mommy & babe

I have this friend Christine. I love her. She is fun, free-spirited, eclectic, kind, a brilliant mommy and totally comfortable in her own skin. I adore my time with her (although it is very limited)! I have known her family since I was in middle school and now get to be connected to her through our husbands fire careers. Life has a funny way of coming full circle when you move back to the community you grew up in! So when baby number 4 entered her life I was thrilled to throw her a small shower (with the help of our friend Lacey and my sweet Mom & Sister). It was just a quiet brunch with a handful of friends and baby Henry {of course}! I hope it inspires you to celebrate someone you love!

::the Decor::

An eclectic mix of colors, vintage toys, cards and elements mixed with modern floral’s, decorative dishes & linens and delicious food! I just grabbed what my mom and I had and started mixing and matching. My sister was happy to help decorate but would have done it a little simpler. I wanted to make it really eclectic and felt comfortable really mashing up the patterns and colors of the place settings. I used a large roll of brown packing paper (they sell rolls at our Dollar Tree) as the base of the table instead of a table cloth. My Mom had a simple white & burlap table runner that went on top. She also had a mix of glasses, plates, tea-cups, miss-matched silverware and floral cloth napkins. I used her cute framed print of a little boy praying for the food table {along with little toys, blocks, bears and vintage cards & old books that I had around my house}. I always say that the decor for a party should reflect the person you are celebrating. Since Christine loves color and vintage elements {and is fairly eclectic & simple in her own decorating/gardening style} I knew it would work to take it up a notch or two for this little party!

…the Mommy’s special place-setting {just made with printed letters & scrapbook paper}…
…and fresh flowers in mason jars make everything more beautiful…
…I borrowed these tissue-paper banners from a friend who had just made them for her son’s party…
Lacey came up with these cute favors. She used brown paper filler at the bottom of clear bags to cushion little tins of tea {Christine also likes tea…so this worked great}. She tied them with raffia to give them that natural/simple look. They complimented our table beautifully and everyone when home with a little treat! For a one more special gift for the Mommy and Baby I created a Wishes for Baby card that each person at the shower filled out. I put them in a small photo box and Christine went home with a personal card from each person at the party.
::The Menu::
Fresh Scones {with jam and lemon curd}
Madeline’s & Mixed Nuts
Small Doughnuts {mostly for decoration}
Greek Yogurt & Granola
Mixed Berries & Apple Sausage
Monkey Bread
Beverages {see below}
monkey bread…yum!
I love fruit water {I like to just slice up anything I have and toss it in there}. Yum! We poured orange juice for each place setting {champagne could be easily added} and of course had coffee and tea available in large quantities!
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