Getting ready for our second baby!

It has been about 13 weeks since my last post. Just in time for the first trimester feels to pass. But seriously, it is like a train hit you mixed with all the uncertainties of will I be sick or will I pass out from dizziness?? And then you have a lucky 12 hours of sleep and that’s still not enough! There is bound to be some side effects from growing a tiny human.Β  Now that I can think clearly I am getting some cleaning done and making preparations for our second baby, a sweet little boy!Β  Our kids will be about 22 months apart so I will have my hands full I’m sure. If you know me, you know I have been primarily thinking about decorating. Not only the sweet baby’s room, but we are moving Savannah’s room down the hall so the baby can be directly across the hall from us. Our current nursery has off white walls so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some pink paint for Savannah’s new room! And that leaves the perfect backdrop for sweet baby boy’s room. Got me over here feelin’ like Joanna!

Here is my inspiration for Savannah’s new room. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Intimate white. And our painter is here today so pictures will be coming soon!pure-country-nursery-0216
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We will be moving her existing furniture and decor into her new room but I couldn’t resist adding a few new things too. I found a vintage dinosaur poster at Street Scene, a local vintage store here in Lexington, Ky. The muted greens will look great against the blush wall color. And who says dinosaurs are just for boys?! I mean, Savannah can say “dactyl”, her favorite flying dinosaur.

Now for the baby’s nursery! Here are a few inspiration pictures. We haven’t decided yet since we literally found out Sunday we are having a boy plus the whole first trimester thing I mentioned earlier didn’t have me thinking about much.

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I am swooning over these light blue curtains and accents. But I also love the below nursery. All the lush greens and nature themes while keeping it very simple and airy!
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Another idea I have floating around is incorporating scripture into his room. I absolutely adore this sweet blanket by Modern Burlap and I have to have it! It is perfect for the story of this little guy and how much of a blessing he is. God definitely had a plan for this little guy and knew we needed him this soon. I remember thinking when Savannah was born, “Is this real?” and “Why haven’t we met her sooner?”

blanketWe are also thinking of integrating sports into the design. LOVE these simple vintage baseballs. I’m sure I can find a mason jar laying around here somewhere (wink, wink).Β  And if you know Dan, we will have some UK and basketball stuff too. So stay tuned for more updates as we get the nursery finished.

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Besides decorating, I have also started a new Amazon baby registry. Mainly so I don’t forget what I need to buy, but also for when family asks about gifts. This mama will not be able to keep all of this in her head! I already have my main needs but need a few new things since we will have 2 toddlers at once! Hello 2 cribs and 2 changing pads. Yikes!!! I have also heard really good things about the book, Simplicity Parenting, so I need to get my hands on this real soon! Have you read this?

The final thing I will mention in regards to preparing is exercise! I exercised throughout my pregnancy with Savannah and it made labor and delivery fairly easy! And this time around I have an amazing village of mamas that I didn’t even know existed until after Savannah arrived. The group is called Fit4Mom and we push our strollers while working out, running, and singing to our babies. This has been a true life saver for my sanity and postpartum recovery. And you can bet I will be continuing this journey throughout pregnancy and beyond!16835715_705232732991594_8958558124395901390_o
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What other things did you do in preparation for your second, third, or fourth baby?? I would love to hear your ideas. Please comment below! Thanks for reading!

Kim

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Nursery Inspiration: A collage of ideas

This is the best part. Using my creativity to inspire some nursery ideas. Of course, the process starts with Pinterest, but I wanted to share some inspiration for our soon to be nursery! Most of my designs are gender neutral and then once we find out the gender, we can personalize it more. Here are some photos of some precious vintage nurseries that I absolutely love!

Check out this cute camping themed room from K. Pearson Brown:

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And going to add horses somewhere, right Kentucky? You will see this carried over on my inspiration wall!

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And what I love most about this vintage room is the cute little pompomsΒ and the world map. Lots of great ideas I can use!

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No room would be complete without a quote or vision. That is why I love this room! Such a simple addition that adds great impact.

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Now the moment I have been waiting to share with you. Here is my inspiration board for our little one’s nursery. Tada! The Spalding Baby Inspiration board:

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  1. Horse wallpaper or stencil horses
  2. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Isaiah 49.16 Custom wood art by me!
  3. White crib, rocker, fluffy rug and leather poof
  4. Vintage containers
  5. Vintage dresser changing table

Of course, we will see once decorating begins, but this is a good start to having a vision for our little guy or gal. We find out the gender in December and I will keep everyone posted. Hope you enjoy these vintage inspired nurseries as much as I do!

Thanks for reading!

Kim

Favorite Flea Market Finds

My dream house is not filled with Pottery Barn stuff (ok, maybe one or two), but I can’t afford that nor feel comfortable spending that much! But, it does inspire me to be creative looking for beauty amongst used, worn out, flea market finds. The best part about these finds is they tell a story. They have a history and are not mass produced. Somehow, even though my house is filled with so-called junk, it all goes together! Here are some of my favorite finds:

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Via Little Yellow Typewriter

Little Yellow Typewriter is one of my favorite blogs! They are doing it right with the amazing finds they score and creative spin on common flea market finds! They even have creative ways to get your kids involved. Check out their site!

Let me know what flea market finds you have and what you’ve done with them!

Thanks for reading!

Kim