Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween weekend! Saturday was such an eventful day for us, not only was it Halloween, AND trick-or-treating, but it was the first day of swim classes for the kids. Bugaboo was actually more excited about the swim lessons than it being Halloween – go figure! He’s had a few months off from swim classes and really missed it. With swim lessons, Halloween, and the dreaded “fall-back” daylight savings time, it was a full weekend. Bugaboo usually wakes up between 5:00-5:30am no matter what we do, so falling back is really the worst! I guess it will take us some time to get back on schedule. Hopefully, it happens quickly!
Well now that Halloween has come and gone, I feel like I don’t have to hide my excitement for Christmas as much as I did before. I absolutely love this time of year and am really looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. They seem extra special this year since everything is a “first” for my daughter, Jellybean. She turns 9 months this week and I am in shock! Slow down baby girl! She is growing so quickly! Too quickly! While I am trying to savor every last minute of my little girl being a baby, I thought it would be fun today to show you some of the nursery updates we did. For those of you who follow along, you may remember that we decided to move Bugaboo into a new room and keep the nursery as it was for Jellybean. The nursery was a neutral, ABC animal theme, which worked well since we didn’t find out the gender for both our kids.
Just about everything has stayed the same; you can see the original post on the nursery here. I did a few projects before Jellybean arrived but nothing major. A decorative nursery pillow, an elephant lamp, and of course a giant plaid giraffe! What nursery doesn’t need a giant plaid giraffe?!
One of my favorite new additions to the nursery came after Jellybean was born and was a gift from my mom – a beautiful rainbow quilt that perfectly matches the colors of the nursery. My mom made the quilt following a wonderful tutorial from Stitched by Crystal. I love the bright colors and how cheerful the quilt is! We use it almost every day to play on. Before Jellybean was on the move, she would lay on the quilt to play and do her tummy time.
Choosing the fabric for this quilt was so important! Each color consists of several different fabrics with different patterns all in the same hue. My mom did such a great job choosing the fabrics and I love them all together. The back of the quilt is backed with this adorable turtle fabric and then bound in a nice bright yellow. It was made to be gender neutral and really works great for either a boy or girl. Check out the Rainbow Baby Quilt Tutorial my mom used for this quilt over on Stitched By Crystal. The instructions are easy to follow with lots of photos for each step!
The other addition to the nursery I am really excited about is an ABC Animal poster I made. I knew that when we moved Bugaboo to his new room, some of his artwork and gifted keepsakes would most likely travel with him. This would leave some blank spaces on the nursery walls, so I decided to create some artwork to fill in the gaps.
I drew the animals, pen on paper, and then scanned them onto my computer and digitally colored them. I had it printed 16″x 20″ to fit a frame we already owned. I love the way it turned out! I added it to my little Etsy shop as a digital print.
While we did keep the nursery the same, I love the little projects that help make the room her own. It actually has been nice having the nursery the same for both kids, since I get more time to enjoy the work we put into it. I know I’ll have the chance to design a big girl room for her one day, but for now I’m in no rush!!
I have some fun DIY project tutorials planned for this month, so be sure to stop back!