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Little Prince Nursery Sneak Peek

Our little Prince will be arriving soon and we have finally finished his nursery,(well sort of) .....I have painstakingly agonised over the smallest of details, sometimes to the point of insanity, & have finally released the pressure of trying to make it perfect and I'm excepting the realization that I will never be fully finished with final details ! 😬 So here is a sneaky little look into what we have accomplished so far...suggestions and advice are completely welcomed! 

 

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It all started with this piece! We really wanted the vibe of the nursery to resemble a sort of dungeon feel...knights in shining armour....royal prince....but in a baby way...😬 So I came across this piece at a flea market for $10! The guy asked me what it was for and the look on his face when I said baby nursery... 😬😳😳  

 

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I loved this cradle the minute I laid eyes on it 👀...I purchased from www.brattdecor.com and the great thing about it is it converts from cradle to crib to toddler bed!  

 

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This corner of the nursery is where we struggle the most with what to do! It literally changes daily! Since our changing table and rocking chair are actually placed in our sitting room, this corner doesn't really serve us a purpose yet...so any suggestions are welcomed! 😊 

 

 

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Thanks for taking a look into our nursery! More to come soon!  

Love, 

Allison

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Harry Potter Gender Reveal

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Harry Potter Gender Reveal

We had so much fun creating a Harry Potter themed Gender Reveal ( sorting hat and all), for our family! Here are a few pics from the party, along with some details and links if your planning your own Harry Potter party!  

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Using fishing wire, we were able to string the letters through a hole punch and hang them in different directions. This gave the illusion that the letters were magically flying in from the fireplace! 

Using fishing wire, we were able to string the letters through a hole punch and hang them in different directions. This gave the illusion that the letters were magically flying in from the fireplace! 

We made the letters personal by adding our own "Nursery" address. 

We made the letters personal by adding our own "Nursery" address. 

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We made our own version of the famous Butterbeer! Just mix cream soda, a hint of butter scotch flavouring, & ice cream! 

We made our own version of the famous Butterbeer! Just mix cream soda, a hint of butter scotch flavouring, & ice cream! 

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I decided to make the cake from scratch bc I love to bake and thought why not? The link to "Apple Cider Spice cake" is below.      http://pin.it/v_JlpTl  

I decided to make the cake from scratch bc I love to bake and thought why not? The link to "Apple Cider Spice cake" is below.  

 http://pin.it/v_JlpTl 

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What I wore!   Blouse: Urban Outfitters  Jeans: 7 for all Mankind  Vest: Molly Green  Shoes: Minnetonka    Belt: American Eagle     

What I wore! 

Blouse: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind

Vest: Molly Green

Shoes: Minnetonka  

Belt: American Eagle  

 

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Baby Bump courtesy of this guy❤️ 

Baby Bump courtesy of this guy❤️ 

And this is the lady who makes all of the magic happen! My parties would be total duds without her!  

And this is the lady who makes all of the magic happen! My parties would be total duds without her!  

Watch the video of our Reveal!  


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Today I made A Pillow

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Today I made A Pillow

So recently we've been doing a bit of remodeling in my home, consisting of updating existing rooms and adding on a new living/dining room, and finally the time has come to start  decorating! I've always struggled with finding a design balance, because I find myself wanting to incorporate seasonal aspects into my home decor, which can be timely and kind of expensive. One way I've been able to switch up my style whenever I take a fancy and keep my storage  and budget in check is by making my own pillow covers! 

Pillow covers are an easy way to change up the little accents in your home, and by making them yourself you have the freedom to choose exactly what type and style of fabric you want which gives your room a personal touch!

I had some pillows that came with my sofa, that were definitely not going to work with the design of the room, but had a great shape and form, so I decided to  make some quick and easy pillow covers with a fabric design that I love! 


 

Start by cutting one piece of fabric to your desired size. (My measurements are 22x22) 

Start by cutting one piece of fabric to your desired size. (My measurements are 22x22) 

Then cut two pieces (these will be your "envelopes") to the desired size. My measurements for these two were 22x14. To find your envelope size, take your first measurement add 6 then divide by 2! Ex: 22+6=28. 28 divided by 2= 14  making measurement 22x14 .  

Then cut two pieces (these will be your "envelopes") to the desired size. My measurements for these two were 22x14. To find your envelope size, take your first measurement add 6 then divide by 2! Ex: 22+6=28. 28 divided by 2= 14  making measurement 22x14 .  

Take your two envelope pieces and fold down one edge about and inch, then sew a straight stitch all the way down. Repeat for second piece.  

Take your two envelope pieces and fold down one edge about and inch, then sew a straight stitch all the way down. Repeat for second piece.  

Lay your large piece on table front side up then place your envelope pieces on top of large piece back side up with sewn stitch in middle. 

Lay your large piece on table front side up then place your envelope pieces on top of large piece back side up with sewn stitch in middle. 

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Your envelope pieces will overlap each other a bit and that is ok! Then take straight pins and pin around the edges of entire piece to ensure it stays in place while sewing. 

Your envelope pieces will overlap each other a bit and that is ok! Then take straight pins and pin around the edges of entire piece to ensure it stays in place while sewing. 

Begin sewing a one inch seam down all sides of fabric, removing the straight pins as you go!  Once you've seen all edges you can snip a little of the corners off and fold your cover inside out .... Or in this case... Right side in...!?

Begin sewing a one inch seam down all sides of fabric, removing the straight pins as you go!  Once you've seen all edges you can snip a little of the corners off and fold your cover inside out .... Or in this case... Right side in...!?

Here is my original pillow that I will be placing into the cover! 

Here is my original pillow that I will be placing into the cover! 

And voila!  Here is the finished piece!  (Front)

And voila!  Here is the finished piece!  (Front)

(Back) envelope covers are easy to make and easy to wash! 

(Back) envelope covers are easy to make and easy to wash! 

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Now my pillows compliment each other and the room nicely!  

Now my pillows compliment each other and the room nicely!  

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you found it helpful!!

love always, 

Allison

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