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Nursery progress … preparing for our daughter

January 12, 2016

I’ve always wanted a little girl. The girly-girl in me loved the idea of having a little one to dress up, shop with, bake cookies with, and to teach all the little things that will one day (hopefully!) make her an amazing young woman who loves Jesus.

Troy and I are still deciding on her name, though we have narrowed it down to a couple. We may just have to meet her and see her to know for sure! We went through all our family history of female names and unless we want to name her Blodwin, Lydia, Dorothy, Agnes, Florence, or Margaret – then she will have her own new name 🙂

Before we even found out we were having a baby girl, I started a Pinterest board for nursery ideas – dreaming. If you know me at all, then it’s no surprise that mint/robins egg blue, soft pink, and gold are the colours in her nursery. I want a “whimsical nature” feel. I have a thing for birds lately, and have always loved flowers. I saw this idea below for a mobile (found here) that I am to make in the next couple of weeks for over her crib. How cute is that? If you follow me on Instagram, I will post a picture when mine is finished!

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Her room is our old office, so it has built-ins and a large window. It is the most peaceful and well-lit room in the house. There will be plenty of shelving space for books and stuffed animals! When I have the whole room complete (sometime by March 20!), I will do an updated blog post, but for now, here is us… preparing for our Baby Girl Lupul…

This is a bunch of decor I’ve collected, and the vintage/girly/whimsical look I am going for. I found this wonderful artist off Etsy that did the verse and prints for me. I have a collection of old hats that were my great-grandmother’s, and one or two of them will definitely be making an appearance in her nursery! I have had the blessing of time to collect and prepare for her nursery, for which I am so thankful! I know many women are working full-time or have other children to tend to while pregnant, so I am savouring the quiet and time I have right now before she arrives!

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Before I knew we were having a girl, I came across this verse and it literally jumped out at me. I knew this was her verse!
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We made this board hanger out of some old barnboard that I had aged to look like wallpaper, along with some doorknobs we had hidden in our garage. I love it so much!
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This morning’s view 🙂 The lamp will go, and a changing pad will go on top of course. I aim to find a floor lamp for beside the rocker. I might add more art to this wall, I may not. We shall see!FullSizeRender (5)

I found the perfect fabric at Fabricland and we ordered foam from a mattress store (way cheaper than ordering at Fabricland!). I bought the pink pillow covers and put them over pillows I already had. The white one I found at the thrift store and gave it a wash, and it’s good as new! For now, our dog Pippa is still enjoying her favourite view here 🙂
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When we have settled on a name for her, I’d like a lovely monogram or her name above the window here. To the left is an old rocking chair (we were just gifted with this weekend!) and some floral/bird art will go on the wall. Yes, the crib needs some outfitting yet! 😉 It’s a small space, but will be cozy and pretty and I love it already!
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Okay Baby Girl Lupul, 10 weeks until we get to meet you!

Love you already,
Mommy xo

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