December 12, 2012

picture book shelves for emerson's room

I've loved ledge shelving for a long time and am excited to try this out in Emmy's nursery. The ledge shelves for picture books are so adorable, right?


I think the beautiful cover art of the books can add so much character to a room. Plus it's fun for kids to be able to so easily see all their favorites, rather than scouring spines to find what they want to read.

cindy espinoza — great diy instructions here too

ana white

You could easily buy these (Ikea, Target, West Elm), but my plan is to save a little money and get more of an original look by making them (okay, having Michael make them) in a rustic/aged wood. I'm planning these for the empty wall behind the chair. Of course, we have a lot on our hands now and have no idea when we'll be able to get to a project. But I'm counting on Michael having some downtime over the winter when work slows down. And ugh, sorry for the dark pic by the way. I am just noticing this. Need to work on my photo skills, clearly.

the nursery today

Other plans: a cushy ottoman so we can put our feet up when relaxing with our little girl and some art for over the dresser. Will be scouring ideas for inexpensive/diy art/wall decor today. Again, as long as Emmy keeps taking her naps and gives Momma some free time today. So far, so good. Cross your fingers for me.

December 10, 2012

baby emmy and the nursery

I cannot believe my baby girl is two months old now! I'm already wondering where the time goes. Emerson is doing SO well. Sleeping wonderfully at night, 6-8 hours then an hour for a feeding and a diaper change and then right back for another 2-3 hours. And I go right on sleeping with her so I'm not tired at all. Sleeping makes everything better! That said, she very unpredictable about napping during the day, so I'm getting no work done at all and hence the lack of posts. Some days she'll take all her naps, and some long ones, and other days it's just 20 minutes at a time and by 4 pm I'm totally stressed because she's getting overtired and because I didn't get time to even return an email nevermind take a shower or change my clothes. But it's all amazing and I wouldn't change a thing.

We've been spending lots of time together, smiling and learning new things, posing for tons of pictures, and just generally being cute.

And we've spent lots of time with family, just hanging out.

Up til now she hasn't spent much time in the nursery, but with her sleeping so well at night and gaining lots of weight, I think her mom and dad's room/bassinet days are numbered. And with her not spending too much time here, I guess that is my excuse for not having it "done," but I'm now itching to really decorate and make it functional and adorable! I'm thinking by January she'll be settling in here overnight, and I want the room to be just right, though I know it'll evolve with her.

Now I know it looks just fine now, but I've got some plans to make it look even better and I'll write about them this week, as long as I can manage to get up earlier than Emmy or as long as she decides to sleep during the day! I really hope that's the case because I missed you guys!
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