Drool for the Day: DwellStudio Mobiles

For all you DwellStudio lovers they just released mobiles that coordinate with their kids bedding sets – which are super cute! My personal favorite is the Sparrow one! BIRDS.

DwellStudio Mobiles

DwellStudio Mobiles

Check them all out here!

Drool for the Day – Pink Perch Etsy Shop

I have been scouring about for a baby mobile (after the realization that my CB2 mobile was wayyyy too heavy to hang over baby’s crib) and came across the super cute Etsy shop Pink Perch! Check out a few of their mobiles below:

Owl and Tree Lifes a Hoot Baby Mobile

Owl and Tree Lifes a Hoot Baby Mobile

Outer Space Adventure Baby Mobile

Outer Space Adventure Baby Mobile

 Surfs Up Baby Mobile

Surfs Up Baby Mobile

You can get all these cute mobiles at Pink Perch!

Drool for the Day: Super Buzzy

I found this great tutorial on making your own fitted crib sheets this morning on Prudent Baby and it got me to looking for some cute fabric to fit into our little on-going nursery project! Check out these fabrics I found from Super Buzzy, which has all the Japanese fabrics, notions and craft supplies you could ever, ever want. I think I will be splurging (@ $16.95/yard) on Echino Ni-Co Bicycle in Natural!

Mod Cars - Green

Mod Cars - Green

Echino Ni-Co - Bicycle - Natural

Echino Ni-Co - Bicycle - Natural

Devilman

Devilman

Paris Music Blue

Paris Music Blue

The Quest to Find a Modern Rocker…

The Monte Joya Rocker

… has ended. What my mind envisioned, and what my wallet demanded were two different things. And now, after 2 months of scouring the internet for a rocker (or glider) that didn’t look like it belonged in the den of my parent’s 1970′s style basement, I have chosen. Was it the best choice? Well, probably not.

I have mentioned before that I love looking through all the user submitted nurserys on Ohdeedoh and a lot of them featured the classic Eames rocker. Well, let me tell you, I have always dreamed about owning my own Eames rocker. Then I decided to start reading reviews of rockers and suggestions from moms who have been there done that. The biggest downside, it seemed, was that the rocker back was too short – no place to rest your weary head during long nights of nursing or rocking your baby to sleep. So, I started checking out other options and that is when the Monte Joya rocker and I met. And it was love at first site. The clean lines! The walnut wood base! The cute lumbar support pillow! Everything about screamed to be put down smack dab into my little nursery haven I was creating… except for the price tag.

My Knock-Off Eames Rocker

My Knock-Off Eames Rocker

At a cool $900 (before shipping or adding other options) it was way out of my price range. Especially if my baby wanted diapers, food, ect. So, back to the Eames rocker. Well, it clocks in well under the Joya at around $500 (new at Herman Miller or R&B). I could probably find a used one on Craigs List for around $400 (if I was lucky). So on to Overstock.com and my new best friend, the Vinnie Cradle Chair. According to most of the review on the site this is a pretty damn good knock-off – and at $135 bucks, a good budget fit as well. Plus, I figured if it didn’t work out in the nursery it would look good elsewhere in the house. Score!

The Search for a Modern & Affordable Crib

We knew as soon as we got pregnant we wanted our baby’s room to be modern – like the rest of our pad. I despise all the primary colored nursery sets out there I keep seeing – it looks like a unicorn vomited everywhere. So thus began the search for a modern crib – the focal point, and probably most important part of the nursery.

Baby Mod Crib from Walmart - Modern Crib

The Baby Mod Parklane all put together in our nursery

Now, let me just say this, my husband HATES Walmart. With a passion. He refuses to go into one. He gets angry every time we drive by one. Hates. Not using a strong enough word here. WELL… while browsing through one of my favorite (pre-pregnancy) sites, Apartment Therapy, I found out about Ohdeedoh, AP’s children’s design site. I love this site. I love looking through all the different nurserys that people design on a budget (or not) and the great spaces they come up with. So in browsing through the site I found a lot of people who described their nursery as “modern” had purchased the crib (and dresser usually) through Walmart. Now of course my first thought was, “What? WALMART has modern baby furniture?!”, but alas, they do!

So I was thrilled to see a post this morning on Ohdeedoh titled, “Budget Basics: Modern Cribs”. And there was the Baby Mod Parkland crib that I gotten from Walmart. Check out the post here.

Want one of your own? Click here to check out the crib on Walmart’s website, and here to check out the dresser (we got both – super easy to put together and good quality too!)

Nursery – Day 1

Here are some pics of us working on the nursery (day 1). We have a 2 bedroom condo, and my husband is a painter, so unfortunately for him his studio/man room is moving into our bedroom (hmmm, maybe unfortunately for me too).

Before - Man Cave/Painting Studio

Before - Man Cave/Painting Studio

Baby Mod Parklane Crib Parts

Baby Mod Parklane Crib Parts

Baby Mod Dresser & CB2 Shelf & Mobile

Baby Mod Dresser & CB2 Shelf & Mobile

Baby Mod Crib Put Together

Baby Mod Crib Put Together

Ugly Doll from Angela

Ugly Doll from Angela

Blik Stiks Above Crib

Blik Stiks Above Crib

Dresser & Shelft Setup

Dresser & Shelft Setup