Nursery Wish List: Part One

“Baby, baby. I’m taken with the notion, to loooove you with the sweetest of devooootiooo-haaan.”

First of all, please don’t give me a wedgie.

Second of all, I SWEAR this blog isn’t going to become super preggo-centric. It’s just, with the mad summer rush of friends and family visiting, weekend getaways, and still coming out of this early pregnancy barfotron fog, I ain’t got no food to show ya, man.

So, let’s look at pretty things today instead!

It will be fun, right?

Color? Imagination? Less Amy Grant lyrics? Got it.


So, this past Sunday Aaron began a little nursery reno. Semi-basic stuff, but changes that will definitely wake up the space and give it that “just-stepped-out-of-a-salon” feeling. He ripped out part of a wall, making the closet much bigger and open. We’ll add new shelves and hanging rods. We’ll also add a recessed light to the closet, replace all the trim and baseboards, and give the whole room a fresh coat of bright white paint.

And by “we’ll” I mean him. Like, 100% him. I’m carrying the cargo, yo! Oh that rhymed.

Here are some ideas floating around in my noggin’ so far.

Isn’t that mobile so pimp!? Aaron thinks he can recreate it, with different colors like the red-orange you see, aqua, mustard, mint, tangerine, white, etc. I sure hope he can because if you click on that link, it’s no longer available. Off with their heads!

Okay so the crib? DONE. We’re ordering it next week. In white of course. It converts to a toddler bed, too. So once they grow out of it one can stay in that bed, and the other can just share Charlie’s dog bed with her.

I’m absolutely in love with that aqua glider. UGHHHH. But I’m skurred to buy something online without sitting in it first. Maybe I’ll find one in a ditch or a dumpster somewhere. MOM, I’m joking. (I’m just going to let her hyperventilate on the dog bed thing a little longer.)


Rugs! I love rugs. I have a few more rug pins on my “bebes” pinterest board, but I didn’t want to bore you with too much rug talk. Oh! Let’s start a band called the Rug Talks. I’ll play bass.

I really love the far left light blue one, but it’s from Urban Outfitters, and the reviews basically show owners wanting to spend the night in a bee hive, they hate it so much.

The red and mustard ones are awesome too, but miiiiight be a little bright for the overall soft look of the room. I dunno. HULP MUH.


Baskets! I love baskets. Soft baskets. I have this vision of a basket on the floor next to the crib or changing table with a bunch of soft pale colored blankets rolled up in it. And a dirty diaper or two if we’re getting real.

The softies on the left? Are you kidding? I want 10 trillion.

And the misted green one on the right? 13 trillion.


Just a few more things and you can loosen the noose!

That robin’s egg plastic rocker gives me sexy sweats, but I know it’s probably impractical for comfort and nursing 14 thousand babies at once. But we can still look at how bawdaw it is, right?

And blankets! I love blankets. Pile ’em on. Gorgeous vintage colors, soft whites, can’

That upper right hand mint green one kills me. But in that link it shows a weird pink trim. NERP.

The bottom white one? Yes, baby. But the link is weird, too. What’s the deal, LINK UNIVERSE?

The bottom right picture? Just stop. Even though that baby looks pretty awkward, I am DYING for that blanket under and around her. I think my sister is going to try to make me some like these. You are, right Barbara? I mean, I just put it out there. It’s etched in gold on the blog forever. You’re hereby bonded to your promise. DO NOT PISS OFF A PREGNANT WOMAN.

Okay, that’s all for today! We’ve got six months to pull this together. Nerrrr prerblerm. I’ll probably do a few more of these nursery posts as things come together. We still have to think about lighting, a changing table, a book shelf for toys, aaand probably more dirty diapers if we’re getting truthful. I’ll definitely show you the whole reno once it’s complete!

If you have any other suggestions on awesome stuff or places to look, hoooook it uuuup.

“STOP for a minute, baaaby they’re so glad you’re miiii-hiiiiine. Oh yeaaaaah.”

Yeah I couldn’t not.





31 Responses to Nursery Wish List: Part One

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks July 25, 2013 at 7:35 am #
    You need practical stuff. Like a wipe warmer so that when you're changing the 9th diaper in 10 hours, you are not putting a freezing cold wipe on the baby's bum and baby screams like you're a monster and then you have to nurse and start the whole process over :) But seriously, everything in this post is so adorable and wonderful and beautiful. Find a chair that you love love love. You will be sitting in it for hours and hours of each day feeding. Make sure you could live in that sucker. Because you will be for awhile :)
  2. Shellina July 25, 2013 at 8:22 am #
    You're fracking hilarious, and you have good taste. Win win.
  3. Tieghan July 25, 2013 at 8:31 am #
    Everything is so cute! I love it all!
  4. megan {Country Cleaver{ July 25, 2013 at 8:37 am #
    Those babies are going to have a better decorated room than me! I'm just jealous. Can I move in? I'll sleep on Charlie's bed with her. I don't even care!!
  5. dixya| food, pleasure, and health July 25, 2013 at 8:38 am #
    I dont any mommy hood experience but I can tell you are going to have a one adorable kid :)
  6. Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac July 25, 2013 at 8:44 am #
    I love the mobile and the glider!!!! I like the blue rug too, but if it doesn't have good reviews, then maybe not. Really digging your colors!! I am nowhere near ready to have children (not married and in law school), but I am totally down with the baby posts!! I actually think I like reading baby posts more than food posts! So please, allow me to live vicariously through you! :)
  7. jenny July 25, 2013 at 8:49 am #
    LOVE everything!! i have the same rug from urban outfitters on my wish list for S's room...hmm..didn't read the reviews obviously:). you crack me up! sooooo excited for you!!
  8. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite July 25, 2013 at 8:55 am #
    I highly recommend you check out the glider. I was in love with so many but was torn by the way they felt and squeaked when you rocked in them. I am so excited for you guys and can't get over the fact that you are having TWO sweet babies.
  9. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough July 25, 2013 at 9:32 am #
    I love you because you say things like "barfotron." BABY STUFF! I don't even have one but I love this. So much squee!
  10. Kara July 25, 2013 at 9:58 am #
    Bev, you and I must be sharing a brain. We have the same crib and we have the fake wanes chair from amazon but in white. I don't nurse in it, it is our reading chair. Kara
  11. Kara July 25, 2013 at 9:58 am #
    ****Eames!! Sorry!!
  12. Carly @ Snack Therapy July 25, 2013 at 10:03 am #
    I'm loving the bebe-centric posts. Adorable.
  13. Erin L July 25, 2013 at 10:15 am #
    I have become OBSESSED with the Restoration Hardware Baby & Child collection. You should check it out! I am thrilled to hear about all of your ideas-- keep sharing!
  14. Amy @Very Culinary July 25, 2013 at 10:17 am #
    Omg. Swaddling. I almost forgot about swaddling. That baby ain't going nowhere! got distracted. Oh, decorating. Decorating is so much fun!
  15. Kristin July 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm #
    I love the baby posts, even though I'm not in a "baby place" myself right now! As far as the mobile, you can totally make that yourself!! Check out this link to make a similar one ( ) Also, you can use paint samples from like Home Depot, that way they are free (yay!), there's a million colors to choose from, and you can get that whole ombre look since most of the samples have variations of the same color on there.... it's like the work is half done for you already (which I'm all about!). :)
  16. cassie July 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm #
    Keep the Amy Grant coming. I love her. And you. And all of this aqua.
  17. johanna / July 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm #
    That's going to be one lovely nursery! Our 4-week-old son doesn't have a room but just a corner in our bedroom. I put up Christmas lights as nightlight - they give enough light but it's soft so it doesn't blind me or the baby when I'm feeding him for the umpteenth time between hours of 2 and 5 am.
  18. Mary Clay @ Cooking with the King July 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm #
    I'm getting so excited for you! That's going to be one beautiful nursery.
  19. Courtelizab July 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm #
    loving the amy grant...and the babies. Totally making my baby wanting radar go off..temporarily. Heh.#notquitereaddeeah! PS. You might want to look at darker baskets. I mean. Just in case of..leakage? Horrible. Awful. Practical * I mean obvi youll keep it clean but that stuff stains. I assume.
  20. claire @ the realistic nutritionist July 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm #
    I don't i have a baby on board and I want that shizz.
  21. Heather July 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm #
    Can I come live in the nursery you create? Cause WOW it's going to be pretty! DEFINITELY try out the rocker first before you buy - that one little piece of advice saved me so much lower back and neck pain!
  22. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl July 26, 2013 at 6:45 am #
    I can't handle the cuteness!!!!! Can you come design our nursery?!?
  23. Angie July 26, 2013 at 9:34 am #
    Love it all! Too cute!
  24. Marina {} July 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm #
    OMG. Stop. It. You are giving me baby fever again. Love all of it - especially those rugs and baskets!
  25. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste July 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm #
    I know I'm late to the party, but CONGRATULATIONS, Bev! And no surprise here that your nursery picks are spectacular. Can't wait to see more!
  26. DessertForTwo July 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm #
    First of all, I was JUST singing Amy Grant to Brian last night. While I was cooking dinner. He was not impressed. Whyyyyy? I'm sorry you're still on the barfotron. Like so sorry. Can I come cook for you soon? You have bawdaw taste in baby stuff. Like whoa.
  27. Katie @ Blonde Ambition July 27, 2013 at 11:01 pm #
    Hahaha the dog bed. Everything is so pretty and classy!
  28. Laura July 28, 2013 at 7:57 am #
    So sweet! Love the soft colors :)
  29. Marissa July 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm #
    I'm 20 weeks and officially requesting MORE bebe posts! :) Can you blog about cute/manly baby Boys names?? (cause we still need one!) loving your nursery ideas!
  30. Ashley July 31, 2013 at 7:48 pm #
    Hilarious + adorable post. Love!!
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