I can officially say I am done with both Scarlett’s big girl room and Jett’s nursery! I have been working on these rooms for months now and slowly but surely they are finished.
I don’t have definite “themes” for either kids rooms. I was more so inspired by things I found along the way. With that said, when I came across the most gorgeous 1920’s antique armoire at a local shop, I began to envision Scarlett’s room and the word Storybook kept coming to mind. This piece reminded me so much of one of my favorite stories, Beauty and the Beast. For the color scheme I wanted something soft and peaceful – so I carried over the blush pinks and grays from her nursery (even using some pieces from her nursery). Her room turned out exactly how I pictured and more and she loves spending time in there.
For Jett’s nursery I knew I wanted something that tied well into our home – fitting more into the DIY and outdoorsy feel. Being outdoors is something that is a very important part of our family and we wanted to bring that joy into his room. For his room I was inspired by the “Robin Hood” Matt shot a few months back. For that that don’t know what that is, it’s when you shoot an arrow directly into the back of another arrow.
When we came across wildlife photographer Luke Cruz, one of our favorite Instagramers – I knew his art needed to be displayed on the walls. Matt reached out to Luke and asked if we could get some photos to display on a nursery wall, he was so generous and sent some our way. The rest of the room just fell into place with each piece I came across.
Life is going to be chaos here shortly with a 2 year old and brand new baby. But I am so looking forward to it and hope their rooms will bring us all a little peace on those extremely rainy days (as everyone whose been there I’m sure can attest to).
It’s true, I officially have a toddler. I’m sure I sat in a time machine and flashed my way to having a one year old, well after the first few long months of course which I think a lot of new mothers can attest to. It’s true, you feel like you’re a human milk machine running on about 2 hours of sleep, all the while trying to get back to your “normal” life. The funny part is, that once “normal” life quickly fades and is gradually replaced with a whole new normal and you don’t know how or when it happened. One minute you’re wondering If you’ll get a solid nights sleep without wrestling the – oh so brilliant – idea of bringing babe into bed because you’re too exhausted to get up one more time, but somehow find just enough energy. And then the next moment, you’re humming your favorite tunes while making your husbands favorite meal and glance over and see your “toddler” entertaining herself by flipping through the pages of her favorite book. Which leaves you asking the all too familiar questions, “Where did time go? How did she get so big?”
Even with all the exhaustion, stress, and frustrations I can say it has brought me one most rewarding and enjoyable times of my life. Being a mom is one of the best gifts God grants us women and I wouldn’t trade one of those super overwhelming days for anything. God has blessed my little family beyond measures, and for that I am very grateful.
–A huge shout out and special thanks to Amanda Metz (www.amandametz.com) for capturing our little girl on her very special day! She was also the one by our sides the entire day of the delivery and we couldn’t be more thankful for her in more ways than she knows !
I am so excited to share our newest house remodel, our kitchen! When we first bought our home, everything about it was what I had always envisioned, with the exception of our bright red 70’s themed kitchen! On the flip side, this was also very exciting because I knew we’d be able to remodel it exactly how we wanted and not feel guilty ripping out a newer kitchen. After hours of planning and fine tuning all of the small details, we finally pulled the trigger and began with the remodel. I could not be happier with how things turned out and feel very blessed to have our dream kitchen finalized.
Happy Father’s Day to the most incredible dad out there. His love, patience, and undeniable pride he has for our sweet little girl has been the most incredible relationship to watch grow. One day she’ll be able to tell you herself what a great role model and inspiration you are. Thank you for being amazing Matthew, Happy Father’s Day!
What a relief, we are finally done with Scarlett’s nursery! There are a few small items we still need to purchase, such as the changing pad and baskets for the closet, but overall it’s finished. Our vision was to make her room feel apart of our home so we didn’t go completely crazy with a theme. However, if I had to describe the nursery, we were going for a clean chic – using grays, whites, and touches of blush pinks with fun patterns throughout. The bedding was the first thing we picked out, which I fell in love with, and it set the stage for the rest of the nursery. We did a lot of the projects on our own which helped cut costs and also made it more personal. We are extremely pleased with how everything turned out and are excited to share!
- Crib: Pottery Barn Kids
- Bedding: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
- Rug: HomeGoods
- Knit Floor Pouf: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
- Glider: BabiesRUs
- Ladder: DIY
- Dresser: Antique shop- was originally black with old school knobs, we re-did it. I used wallpaper for the sides of the drawers (spoonflower.com)
- Bookshelves: DIY using pallets
- Headband holder: DIY
- Sign above crib: DIY
- Closet Bins: HomeGoods
- Table/lamp: HomeGoods
- Hamper: HomeGoods
- Frames: HomeGoods, painted gray
- Watercolor Pictures: Etsy- BillyAndScarlet
- Chalkboard: Hobby Lobby