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Hi everyone! I would like to introduce you to a new series I am starting called Gabbing Girls. These are some of my favorite bloggers that will be writing special pieces just for this blog space! I love participating in guest blogs and I am so excited to be featuring these women on here!
I want to welcome Shawna from MishMash Mommy. Shawna is a true Southern girl with a love for writing, photography, and Sweet Tea. She is married to the love of her life, Stepmom to the sweetest 9 year old boy, Mom to an adorable 2 year girl, and Fur Mommy to 2 little Shih-tzu pups. In addition to blogging at MISHMASH MOMMY, she is a part-time photographer and photo editor, and loves traveling and camping in what very little spare time she gets.
Her post will bring something new to the table because she is introducing her baby girls nursery! Which reminded me that I never posted about Baby Tripp’s nursery….
When I found out I was pregnant, I began scouring Pinterest and dreaming of what my sweet baby’s nursery would look like. I couldn’t wait to find out the gender, so I could really go crazy! I was so anxious that I scheduled an appointment with Peek A Boo Baby for the day I hit 16 weeks. You can’t imagine my excitement when they told me it was a GIRL! I would have been thrilled either way, but I’d secretly always wanted a little girl.
I’d never been much of a pink girl, so I wanted to do the nursery in purple…and loved the combination of purple and teal. If you’ve ever tried looking for that in nursery bedding, you know it’s practically impossible without spending a million bucks on custom made. Heck, I had a hard enough time just finding purple. Lavender was a little easier, but I wanted a true, vibrant purple. I swear I searched for months, until I finally found one I liked. Ironically, it had quite a bit of pink in it too. The great part is I could get it at my favorite store, Target, online (Thank you, Red Card)! The Target option came in a bundle, which included a few things I wouldn’t use, but it was still cheaper than buying certain pieces separately. Now that I had decided on bedding, the rest was much easier (and so much fun) to shop for!
I wanted to keep things bright and fun, so I opted for a white crib from Graco. I also chose a white dresser and white cube storage unit (both from Target). I loved the idea of using the dresser top as my changing table, so I got a changing pad and wrapped it in a super soft light purple cover. I will say it did slide around a bit., so we eventually used the buckle and just looped it through the drawer and out the back. I wanted to bring out a little bit of the green from the bedding so I got storage bins and drawer knobs to match.
After searching forever and reading a million reviews, I settled on this glider, and I love it! It is so comfy, and I think the gray works great with everything else. I picked up the table and lamp on clearance at Target. Double score! I had a really hard time finding curtains. There wasn’t anything that would work in the stores, so I went online. Shockingly, I got these blackout curtains at Walmart online! I knew it was meant to be, when I noticed that the style name was Kendall. 🙂
Speaking of my daughter’s name, I got big white letters at Michaels and painted polka dots to match the crib skirt.
One of my favorite accents was the paper lanterns! I was going to order separately, but I found this pack on Amazon that had the exact colors I needed! I initially wanted (and ordered) some giant tissue paper pom poms, but when I got them, it was just too confusing for my prego brain to figure out how to assemble them! Thankfully, I absolutely love how the lanterns turned out!
I had been stockpiling books pretty much since I found out I was pregnant, and definitely needed a place to put them. I saw this super cute book shelf idea on Pinterest, and it turned out great. The bookshelves are actually IKEA spice racks that I painted white. The only problem is that they don’t hold very many books, so I quickly ran out of room.
I had a hard time narrowing down which decor I was going to put on the walls…there is so much cute stuff out there! I got some adorable decorative signs and shelves, and this amazing shag rug (again, from Target).
Once the nursery was complete, I’d just go and sit in there imagining what it would be like when she arrived. It’s like it didn’t really hit home until this room was finished. I felt like NOW I was ready for her to be here. NOW I was ready to be a Mom.
What was your favorite part of decorating your nursery? How did you feel when it was finally complete?
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XOXO Gabbing Ginger