Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Guest Post from The Homebaker Life

Happy 4th of July to my American followers! (And a belated Canadian day for all you great folks!) I hope that every one of you has a great and perfectly safe holiday.
On this great holiday, I am so happy to introduce my sister, Amanda, to you today! She's extremely new to the blogging world, so go show her a little love from me? She's currently expecting, at about 5 months, and it feels like it's going so fast. I'm so excited to have my first nephew, and spoil the crap out of him!
First of all, I want to say a big thank you to Kara for asking me to write a post. Such an honor! She's pretty much the best sister ever. Be jealous. :)

The biggest thing consuming my thoughts right now is decorating the nursery for our first baby, so I figured I would share what I've got going on so far. I hope you enjoy! We found out about a month ago that we're having a baby boy, and I was glad to finally know the gender so I could start setting things in stone. We have a name, we've purchased a few outfits (including the going home outfit I bought yesterday!), and now we have a plan for the nursery! My starting off point was this beautiful rug from Urban Outfitters. It is on backorder and should be here by the end of the month!
My theory: Anything baby doesn't poop on is mine when he wants to have a football/boy room, so I might as well get cute stuff I can move to my office (or the next baby's nursery) when he gets older. Right?

So apparently I like teal! I decided on this color palette and am loving it:
We've already set up the crib, and now we're down to just a rocking chair for the major purchases. It's crazy how much money I want to spend for such a tiny human! Here's my attempt at an inspiration board:
Pretty much everything is Target, gotta love it. The mobile in the bottom corner is my newest project made from coffee stirrer straws and string - less than $10? Yes, please! I found the idea at

So I've learned that I like bold colors and sharp angles, and I hope baby and you do too! Check out my blog in a few months for the finished product!


  1. Love the rug! Great idea to buy items that you'll use later on! We did our nursery in gender-neutral colors so that we could use it for boys and girls (which was good since we've had one of each so far)!

    Shaping Up To Be A Mom

  2. I love the new blog design! So cute! I'm surprised you didn't like the new spiderman... I actually liked it better than the original! I thought spidey and gwen had such a better connection in this one! and hello spidey is so hot! Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you. You're adorable and I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)


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