Baby Boy Update – Nursery

Hello!  This post has been in my drafts for three weeks – I started writing it on Sunday February 7 (when I was 2 days overdue by the way), and because it was so lengthy I decided to take a break and come back to it later, or tomorrow.

Well.  When I was in bed that night, I went into labor.  And just 8 hours later we had our beautiful baby boy!  We have been using our nursery non stop since he has been home so I am thankful that we were able to get it finished in time.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we are 🙂

Since I found out that our little baby bean is a BOY! I have been tirelessly (actually not, I’m spent all the time) trying to put together a super cute, masculine, youthful yet not too babyish (is that a word?) nursery.  I started collecting a few items here and there knowing that I wanted to go in the ‘woodland’ direction since my husband is very outdoorsy and it really fit us as a family.  But I also didn’t want it to be too predictable (ie. camouflage this, deers everywhere, etc).

I gathered inspiration from Pinterest of course, and posted some of my Pinspiration a few posts back. And as a result I think it turned out pretty much perfect.


By the way, this is what I started with:



Yup, we emptied out the room, gave it a solid cleaning and started fresh.  There were never any blinds even installed in here so it was a complete fresh canvas to work with.

And look at the difference!


One of the first things that we bought for this little baby was the Jellycat fox. I couldn’t resist him!


The next purchase were these curtain panels from Crate and Barrel so I used them and the fox as my jumping off point.



Deciding on a wall colour – that was fun.  Not.  I wanted a warm white but because this room has north exposure the light can be a little weird and it made the whites turn out a bit darker than I wanted.  Oh and I didn’t want it to be yellow.  After many trips to Benjamin Moore we settled on Dune White (by we I mean I) and my handy husband painted it up nicely in one day.

Nursery 2


I LOVED this wall colour (Grey Mist by Benjamin Moore) and tried to make it work in the room but it turned out super yellow due to the light, so it was a big NO.


Searching for a glider was also not much fun.  The majority of gliders that I liked were priced higher than I wanted to spend (if I am spending over $1000 on a chair I want to put it in my living room – right?).  So I found this one at Babies R Us.  It was comfortable and in my price range (under $500).  The poof and side table were both Homesense finds (the best part – I had pinned this poof in my Pinterest Nursery Board and didn’t even realize it until about a week after I put it in my nursery).




We decided on the Tyssedal dresser from Ikea.  I was planning on using the Hemnes dresser but measuring it for the space it was way too long, forcing the diaper genie to be tucked in by the glider and I did NOT want to be smelling poop all the time while nursing.  Tyssedal was the perfect length and is super cute too 🙂


We made the shelf above the dresser – using 2 $2 Ikea brackets that I quickly painted white, and a 2″ x 8″ board I had Home Depot cut for me, then stained.  Trophy husband then installed at my request.





The antlers are all from my trophy husband, the books are vintage from family (the red ones are old machining books from my husbands late grandpa – my husband is a machinist by trade as well so its special to have them) and the fox print is from The Animal Print Shop – which I absolutely LOVE.




I made this mobile out Christmas decorations that I found at Chapters and Home Outfitters.




My husbands mom (Grandma!) made the deer cross stitch (in the bottom right of the gallery wall) for my husband when he was very little, and she had never done anything with it once she had finished it.  She asked if it we wanted it for the nursery and it worked perfectly, so we had it framed and now it gets to live in the gallery wall in the nursery.  His sister also painted the deer head in the centre of the gallery.  The rest were sourced from Homesense and from a local artist.  The arrow was a Michaels find (that I bought with a 40% off coupon) that I just stained with the same stain as the shelf.





The crib was easy! Its the Delta Tribecca which I was able to get in stock, from Sears, in Edmonton!  No waiting, no shipping charges! Its convertible so as baby grows we can adjust it to suit his needs.





 The orange and white blank has been wonderful for me – keeping me warm during my late night nursings.

I am so in love with this how this space turned out!


Let me know what you think! ❤

Love you lots – April

My Funny Valentine

The first day that I met this man, I said to myself – ‘That was the funniest guy I have ever met’

And he hasn’t let me down since.






Happy Valentines Day from me and my Funny Valentine to you and yours ❤

PS. All photographs are courtesy of my amazing photographer Nathan Walker of Nathan Walker Photography and they cannot be reproduced without permission.

Welcome to 2013

Over the past couple of weeks I have taken a much needed R&R over the Christmas Holiday season.  During those weeks I have spent time with family and friends and was able to reconnect with the people that mean the most to me.  Its weeks like those that make me truly appreciate the people that are in my life.  As we come into a new year, my goal is to spend more time with my man, my family and my friends and to stop waisting energy on the people that don’t want to participate.

I resolve to do the following:

Take a moment to think about what I want, and write it down. 

Be thankful for everything I have – I have a tight knit family, a close group of friends, pets and my health.  Not everyone is blessed with these things.

Look for the positive in situations instead of focusing on the negatives.

Be less judgemental.

And smile.


I love Christmas…

A lot.  Therefore it is only natural to include my pups  in on the festivities.  Hence the photograph below:

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OMG Santa and Pomeranians?!?!?!? So Cute!.  Every year Petsmart offers to do pet pictures with Santa and the monies go to charity.  Its fantastic.  And these girls were all over it.  Ok maybe not so much but I sure was.

Merry Christmas!!



Sometimes its just too much.  The pups of mine can melt my heart in less time than I can even comprehend whats happening.  See below:

photo 1Yes, those are two sweet baby Pomeranians having a nice post lunch snooze.  AND ZOOM!

photo 2

Look at that. I can’t even believe it.




Hello!  Please allow me to introduce you to two more furbabies who live in my house!

These two lovely kitties are Kooby (big black guy at the top) and Mindy (Beautiful leopard at the bottom).  Mindy was bred down from Asian Leopard Cats and has real leopard in her.  True beauties!