Spring, and, if it were a girl…

Well, it’s almost spring. It was 60 yesterday here in Chicago and today is supposed to get to 65! While there is no official sign of spring yet – no color ANYWHERE – it was still awesome to wear a dress with no tights and flats today to work! Heaven for a pregnant lady. I came home yesterday and did some major nursery organizing and mounted a shelf I have had sitting around since our trip to IKEA. I opened the windows and back porch door and let some much needed fresh air into the house. I had such a burst of energy! I attribute it to the warmer weather, the 1 hour of extra daylight after I get off work and the impending baby boy about to come into our lives. Yesterday was the first time I had actually felt good for a while – i.e. I didn’t just come home and lay on the couch until bed time.

I also started working on a little board over at Pinterest yesterday called “If it were a girl…”. It’s still in progress, but I wanted to challenge myself to figure out a little girl’s nursery that wasn’t over the top girly, but still feminine. In other words, a place that didn’t look like an American Doll vomited everywhere.

Here are a couple pieces (I’ll post the whole board once it’s done!):

Airstream Love

Currently my dreams of fixing up a vintage Airstream trailer and traveling the country with my hubby and 2 cats is on hold. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still spend A LOT of time drooling over the many fix-em-up projects out there.

My first all-time fav airstream out there right now is this lovely guy:

Dwell - The Airstream Life

Dwell - The Airstream Life

Check out the full slideshow here!

Then there is this one:

Hoffman Architecture 1978 Airstream

Hoffman Architecture 1978 Airstream

See the awesome before and after pics here.

Ok, Design Within Reach (or Design Out of Reach as my friends like to call it) has created an Airstream trailer outfitted with such furnishings as a Nelson Ball Clock, a pair of Tripolina chairs and some Heller Dinnerware. Sounds expensive? It probably is. But still awesome:

Design Within Reach Airstream Trailer

Design Within Reach Airstream Trailer

Check out the other pics here.

And now, and idea I can really get behind, an Airstream Creative Hotel in the middle of the Texan dessert:

El Cosmico Readymade Airstream

El Cosmico Readymade Airstream

Check out the slideshow here.

Now tell me you don’t want to just pick up and start traveling the US in one of these bad boys!

 

Pinterest

I had been hearing a lot of buzz over the past month or so in the blogosphere about “Pinterest”. It’s basically a way to pin or tag images you see on the internet onto a board. I signed up for an invitation about a week ago and yesterday received my login and password. I set up my first “board” as a way to show all the items that make up our nursery. Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/ambersiscoe/our-nursery/

Custom LA Blik Magnets! How Cool is That!?

I love Blik. I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I have posted previously about using Bliks in our nursery (Wee Gallery) and it seems like everyday they come up with something new and cool I want to use somewhere in our house! So when I got the Blik email today and saw these awesome LA themed magnets (a first for the company) I knew I wanted some for little Baby V to be. Maybe Chicago-themed? How cool would that be!

Custom Blik Magnents

Custom LA Blik Magnents

Custom Blik Magnents

Custom Blik LA Magnents

Since they are custom made (boo) you can’t buy them from Blik. But maybe they will start selling kiddo sized magnets soon! One can only hope…

Check out more pics here

Some of my favorite things…

Best Idea OF THE CENTURY!

We have an IKEA here in Chicago. I remember that I had just started college when it first opened. And it was a revelation let me tell you. Well, I have been a faithful follower ever since, and while my tastes have gotten better (goodbye futon, hello Room & Board couch) I am still an IKEA adherent. There are still many IKEA products around the house that could use a refreshing!  Well I came across this site today and must share the amazingness within! It’s called Mykea and it’s a full line of products meant to work specifically with IKEA items. So customize your MALMs and BILLYs to your heart’s content!





Check out Mykea here!

Screw You Weather!

There is another 5 inches of snow predicted for Chicago tonight. So I thought, screw it!! I am getting in the springy, happy, baby-coming, life-changing mood, dammit. And no amount of snow is gonna stop it! So check out some awesome happy-time inducing interweb finds!

London Ride Poster from Made By Joel

London Ride Poster from Made By Joel

Marc Jacobs Mimi CDC Dress

Marc Jacobs Mimi CDC Dress

Create A Faux Colorful Canopy On The Cheap

Create A Faux Colorful Canopy On The Cheap - Apartment Therapy Tutorial

Here Comes The Sun Print by FotoFoto

Here Comes The Sun Print by FotoFoto

Apartment Therapy House Tour

Apartment Therapy House Tour

1 . London Ride Poster from Made By Joel – Can’t you just see yourself spinning around London on a sunny day?!

2. Mimi CDC Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs – I heart MJ. Maybe once I get my pre-baby body back. Sigh.

3. Create A Faux Colorful Canopy On The Cheap from Apartment Therapy – ohhh. I want this for me!

4. Here Comes the Sun archival print by FotoFoto – well, maybe in 2 months or so…

5. Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana? – AP House Tour Roundup – sunny homes with sunny decor!

Drool for the Day: New Blik Stiks from A Modern Eden

We knew as soon as we started planning our nursery that we wanted to use a Blik Re-stik somewhere in the room. We knew we wanted a re-stik, so when we moved we could take it along. We ended up choosing the Wee Gallery Woodlands stik:

WEE GALLERY WOODLANDS ~ RE-STIK

WEE GALLERY WOODLANDS ~ RE-STIK

Well, I have a bit of buyers regret now that A Modern Eden has released some of their awesome prints as wall sticks! Check them out:

POLAR COMPOSITION

POLAR COMPOSITION

KING OF THE JUNGLE

KING OF THE JUNGLE

Get them here!

Drool for the Day – Gretel

I was looking to do a post on kids indoor play tents, but instead came across this amazingly beautiful site filled to the brim with all sorts of little knick-knacks I could just see in my home/nursery/life. Here are a few of my favs:

Walnut Owl with Green Top

Walnut Owl with Green Top

Animal Coatrack

Animal Coatrack

Large Bau Pendant Light

Large Bau Pendant Light

Puppy Antique Toy Pillow

Puppy Antique Toy Pillow

I can see all these awesome items in my nursery! To check out more cool items click here to view Gretel!

I Have a Thing for Bunkbeds…

Even though I had no siblings, I had a bunk bed growing up – which I consistently and nightly, fell out of. But no matter, I still have a love affair with bunk beds!! I can imagine having a whole gaggle of boys to fill these awesomely designed modern versions:

Bunk Beds via Apartment Therapy
4 Bunks
Cool Bunk Bed System
Clean and White Bunk Beds