So I’m just about ready to post some pictures of Rad’s nursery! But I thought before I did that, I’d share some of the inspiration behind it!
I don’t normally put quite so much thought or effort into my home decor, but as I’ve mentioned before I’m trying to keep a cleaner and more orderly home, and putting some thought in the design seems to help me do that!
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of the lovely ladies from The Land of Nod a couple of times now, and they were kind enough to offer to gift me some items for my lil man’s nursery! I had SO MUCH FUN scouring the site and looking at some odds and ends for the tiny boy’s room. The Land of Nod has been such a pleasure to work with and I can sincerely testify (as I’ve been using the items for a few months now in my home) that they have fantastic quality.
Plus they have a new feature where you can register for baby shower items! UGH! If they had had that when I was doing my registries for Gigi…oh man! But you youngin’s can still take advantage of it.
As you all may or may not know, I don’t make money on my blog, so once in a while I will agree to do a sponsored post about products or things I love. Being able to be gifted these fun items was truly a blessing and a huge perk for me (if you’ll remember my husband lost his job during my pregnancy). And I can’t wait to show you them in action in Rad’s rad room.
Rad’s room is the only room in the house that is “decorated” and we all love being in there. Ha, even Gigi gravitates towards his room. Having so many fun things in his room makes nursing at 3am a little more bearable, and having a place for everything really does help me to want to keep it clean. So now I shall move on to Gigi’s room, and then to the other rooms in the house. Wish me luck…and the lottery.
Um, so yeah. This could possibly be the cutest thing that has ever happened on The Alison Show. Or on the planet. Ever. I can’t even handle it. Or this!
I decided Mr. Rad needed some tiny pants that ACTUALLY fit him. For some reason you can find newborn and 0-3 month onesies that fit a tiny man, but you cannot find pants that fit! Or at least I couldn’t. So I used some material I had on hand, drew myself a little pattern, and whipped these suckers up. They were so easy I thought I’d share the pattern with you!
The teal material is one I made a while ago. I printed that pattern on there using my Gocco screen printer. I had just a few scraps left, so this was a fun way to use it! The black onesie is one I dyed, I didn’t get the dye as even as I would have liked, but, meh, he still looks adorable in it!
With a new baby I’m spending a lot more time inside. Gigi and I make it to the park and out for walks as much as possible, but as I’m still recovering a bit, I don’t get out as much as I’d like. Especially with how beautiful the weather has been! Maybe that’s why I’ve been really into the idea of plants inside my home. Well that and I’ve been seeing some AMAZING planters around. So here are three you can buy…or three you can DIY.
BUY & DIY clever, right?!
I love tooting my own horn. Though I’m sure I’m not the first one to think of it, but shhh don’t rain on my parade.
My dear friend Kimmy recently had a baby. I know, BABIES EVERYWHERE! A few weeks ago I accompanied my girl Heather to help style some pictures of Kimmy and little Penny in Penny’s amazing nursery. And when I say “style” mostly I mean I move things around and I say, “KIMMY YOU LOOK SO PRETTY, now fix your hair.” I just tell people if they’re making a weird face and that they look skinny–so Heather can focus on getting good pictures. Anyway, I fell madly in love with the fabric Kimmy had chosen to recover her rocker and make her drapes.
Turns out the designer of the fabric is the amazing Holli Zollinger. I had so much fun looking though all of her fabric on Spoonflower and I just know I’ll need some for a project soon!
Here are some pix of Kimmy’s nursery and the fabric in action!
And speaking of cute, I’ve just been enjoying my baby boy and gazing at him as much as I can. He is so freaking cute I die. I’ve also been cuddling and playing with Ginger every other second. I’m really into being a mom right now, and trying to make more time for people. So that means maybe a little less time for blogging/social media, but I still have a lot of content to share (recipes, nursery pictures, baby pictures!) so I’ll do what I can!