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Monday, March 28, 2011

Introducing Baby C

Our due date is still a few weeks away, but our daughter had different plans :-)

Introducing Claire Elizabeth


Born March 24, 2011 @ 3:08pm
6 lbs 13 ounces
20 inches long

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Our Baby's Nursery

I thought I'd reveal our nursery now that it is mostly complete! Good thing, since we are only 3 weeks away for our due date.

It came out pretty close to the original mood board I put together and overall I am very happy with the look. I can't wait until our little baby boy or baby girl gets to come home to his or her new space. I also uploaded it to Project Nursery if you want to check it out there.
















I also want to share the sources for all of the great "stuff" to help provide ideas to others:

And a Few Vintage Finds:
  • Retro wicker changing table-circa 1981, mine from childhood. (Was brown, but my dad painted it white.)
  • Aqua Mirror (found at the vintage bazaar)
  • Green Lamp (found 5 years ago at a vintage shop in Chicago. New shade still being made!)
Grey Wall Color: there you have it: Our Baby's Nursery! I searched online for months for nursery ideas, so I hope this helps someone else on their nursery decorating journey.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Look for Less: Orange Side Table

To top off the nursery we needed something small near the rocker on which to set a book, a glass of water, etc.

I had been eyeing this Martini Side Table from West Elm for a while, but I wasn't sure about the $129 price tag:

After a little searching, I found this Sally Stool in melon, online at Target for only $49.99. I think it seems a little more "kid friendly" as well:

Better, yet I added it to the baby registry and used my 10% registry completion coupon to order it, which included free shipping. I hope it works out when it arrives!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Orange Fizz & Other Stuff

The nursery is almost complete so I hope to take photos shortly of the finished product.

One of the last finishing touches will be this awesome orange fizz clock coming my way from chiasso... at a deep discount from my sister since she works their as a graphic designer ;-)

And last night we added this cute, little white wall book bin from the Land of Nod, which we hung by the rocker for easy reading access:
And a few of these small, strapping storage bins in white, green and orange:

We're almost there!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Today, I am 35 weeks along with 35 days to go until our due date.

35 Weeks / 35 Days to go

That's all :-)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Out with the iBook, in with the MacBook.

My iBook G4 has been so very, very good to me. It will turn 6 years old soon and all I have ever had to replace is the battery power cord 2.5 years ago! A six-year-old, fully-functioning laptop that's never met a virus... this is why I love apple so much.

However, the time has come for an upgrade (it is running out of space and I fear a crash from simple old-age at any time). Dave granted my wish as my 30th birthday present, so tonight I built my own MacBook online and it should arrive next week!

I'm also excited that it will have a built in camera so that we can skype with the grandparents back in STL once the baby arrives. Yeah, I could have just bought an external web cam, but don't tell that to Dave ;-)


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I'm a St. Louis native, but I have been living in Chicago since 2005 and am loving every windy minute of it. I enjoy cooking (more-so eating), home decorating and really anything creative. I'm a supporter of DIY & handmade goods, a fledgling foodie and a connoisseur of kitsch. I spend my days filling online shopping carts, emptying them and repeating the process all over again. Most of all I love spending time with my husband, Dave, our first child, Claire and my dog, Louie.

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