Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Opinions Always Welcome

Hey everyone!  Sorry its been quiet post-wise since my appointment last week, but life has been super busy for me.  Plus, the hubby and I went out of town this weekend to visit his family, and I didn't have access to internet.

This weekend, for the most part, was fun.  We hiked to the Cascades in Blacksburg, which was one of my favorite things to do when I was in school.  Apparently, they have made that trail longer in the last couple years because it was a bit rough.  I was pretty good for the first 2 miles up, but was definitely struggling the last mile.  I definitely do not have the energy level I once did, especially now that I am 19 weeks pregnant.  But I did it!  And thankfully, we took the easy, straight trail back down the mountain.  I think for the duration of the pregnancy, I'm going to stick with our regular evening walks in the park as my exercise, because the higher impact things I used to be able to do are a little much for me, I hate to say. 

Now, what did I mean about opinions.  Well its that same "issue" (for lack of a better word) I've been having for the past few weeks.  How to decorate the nursery.  I think I have said it before, but if not, I really want to go with a blue, green, brown, and white decor, but nothing too cheesy with lots of characters.  I have looked all over the internet, but still really haven't found anything I love (at least, that didn't cost more than $400 a set).  A lot of you gave me some great suggestions, like Etsy and Ebay and mix-and-matching sets, which are still viable options for me right now (and I had a GREAT time on Etsy), but I am actually thinking of just trying to piece something together on my own.  I really don't think I need a dust ruffle (or I can always get it later), so I was thinking about just finding a bumper and separate blanket that mostly match.

So here's something I am thinking for now:


What do you think?  Both of these are carried in store, so I am going to check them out to see how they really look together when we go register, but I'm always curious what people think.  There are tons of other bumpers and blankets too that are the colors I love too.  Here are some more:

Anyway, like I said, all suggestions on the matter are welcome... is it a good idea to try and do this from scratch, or should I just get over this "perfect nursery" vision I have in my head and buy a bedding set?  I hope to come up with something soon, as I am ready to move onto my next stressor, whatever it may be.


  1. I pieced together my nursery. I think it is a good way to go. You don't use the blanket that comes in the bedding sets anyway.

    I like the things you have picked out. It depends on how you want to do things. If you stick with the colors you have choosen you have ALOT of options. Look around and see. I didn't finish my nursery til I was 35 weeks. So you have some time, don't feel rushed.

    I got dust ruffles because I bought long rubbermaid containers to store somethings in under their cribs, like extra sheets and stuff like that. I felt like the dust ruffle "hides" the containers.

  2. Thats a good point... we are pretty limited on storage locations, so maybe a dust ruffle would be a good idea.

  3. I like your idea of mix and match if you can get things cheaper that way. I just found boy bedding that I feel in love with and got. It sounds like you might have the same style as me...nothing cheesy, no characters. So here's a link to what I found http://babybeddingmarket.com/argyle-green-bluebabybedding.aspx
    You might love it, or hate it. The style comes in either a blue green pattern or a blue brown pattern.

  4. Hey Lindsay! Is the blanket with the polka dots on one side and brown on the other side "Koala Baby"? If it is, I saw it yesterday in Babies R Us and it is so cute and REALLY SOFT!!! I love the mix-n-match idea. That way you get the things you like without wasting things you get in kits.