Friday, March 25, 2011

The (80% Complete) Nursery!!

My mom and I had a VERY busy last few days! We got a LOT done and we are both absolutely exhausted. HA!

Wednesday, we had lunch at Blue Plate Cafe, and got some cupcakes from Gigi's. Can I just say....chocolate salted caramel.....Oh. My. Word. Heaven! We stayed in Huntsville, but drove all over the place. We went to Hobby Lobby, Lowe's, Babies 'R Us, and a few more places. Thank goodness for the GPS! ;) We picked up the stroller system and I put it together (you're welcome, Joseph!) that night when we got home. It was mostly put together, but the pieces that did need to be put on were quite confusing. The directions were horrible, but I managed to get it together and I love it. It pushes so smooth and I love how it's neutral so we can save it for our next the event we have a girl one day.
Thursday, we set off to Birmingham...after an unexpected arrival from a HughesNet service man at 8:30!! I won't get on that soapbox and I'm not going to say anything bad about the company, but I will say that I won't use them again, nor will I recommend them to anyone. It's all we can get out here, so we have no choice! Once we got to Birmingham, we were hungry so we got some Mexican at Habaneros. We did a little shopping at T J Maxx and Target for some things for the house and things for me for the hospital so I can pack my bags. After that, we went to pick up the bedding and just ooh-ed and aah-ed over it. Before heading back to Huntsville, we stopped to pick up something special for my shower tomorrow. (not for me) That's all I'm going to say about that! I'll share more details in my shower post. ;-)

We worked in Hudson's room last night and this morning before mom headed back to Gadsden. I have to give credit where credit is due....she did most of the work in the nursery, because this gal could hardly move! Needless to say, I've been pretty much just sitting on the couch today with my feet propped up trying to rest up for the weekend ahead.

Hudson's glider will be delivered next Monday and I'm waiting until I get it in his room to put up his letter tiles. I want to make sure everything is positioned just right. They were going above his crib, but you'll see why they're not now.

Here are some pics of the nursery so far. It's about 80% done. All that is left is the chair, tiles, a few accessories for the hutch and built-in shelves, and a small TV (that we'll get at some point) for the dresser.
Due to the fact that this room has one unusable wall (it has the door, a closet, and the bathroom) the furniture layout was a little tricky. It's a bigger room, but it's odd. We had to put the crib in a corner, but I like the way it looks. This is why the letters will go above his chair now.

We'll get a small TV to put on this dresser, mostly for us to use at first while we're in there, but also so he can use as he gets older.

We'll also find something else to go on the wall on that side of the room. It looks a little naked.

We found a rug at Lowe's that matches pretty well and it's so comfy under the feet! The chair will go in the hole between the hutch and the nightstand.

I love the way the valance turned out and it's just enough for that window.

The beautiful turquoise monogramming! And I ADORE that paisley fabric. Once I found that fabric, I HAD to have it!

I'm so pleased with how the bedding turned out!

This was my mom's idea and I think it's quite adorable! ;)

Yes, Hudson has his own bathroom. That's awesome! Haven't decided what I'll do with those built-in shelves, but the bottom is the perfect little spot for a hamper. We got the lime green mirror at Target.

Like I said, there are still a few accessories to add, as well as the glider and the letter tiles. The letters are going to be precious! I cannot wait to get them up and show them to you. They will really make the room look more complete. If all goes as planned, the room will be DONE in a couple weeks or less! I wanted to wait until it was done to post pics, but I just couldn't! I had to share it!

My baby shower is tomorrow and I'm so excited to see friends and family, especially those I haven't seen in a while. I have some amazing friends (all of which have played major roles in my life over the years) throwing the shower for me and I am so blessed to have them in my life!

I hope all of you had a fantastic week and you have an even better weekend! :-)


  1. Looks great Lauren!!! Who made your bedding?

  2. Thanks Shannon!! ;-) I had it made by Becky Cambron at Beckers Bedding in Homewood. Her shop is in Homewood Antiques.

  3. We have the same travel system... you're going to LOVE it! Very lightweight and maneuverable! Best of luck to you and Joseph!
    *Liz (who used to work with J at the bank)


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