So after much talking, here's the rundown on the room situation.
I'm wanting to get everything done and situated before summer, so in my thinking I decided the best thing to do was make our newly painted red room, Mabel's room. So like I mentioned (and showed you) a few days ago, we moved our bedroom back to the guest room. Mabel's room is at the front of the hall but since she will be in a bassinet in our room for a good while anyway, I think it will work out just fine. Plus we can put the futon in her room in case one of us does need to sleep in there with her. Or if we have guests, they can still sleep in that room.
So the trouble is, I want to make less work for us. We decided to leave the room painted it's deep red. Non-traditional for a babies room, but I think I can make it work. Here's the wall color, remember?
And here are a few pictures of bedding that I like that I think could work well in her room. With all of the sets come matching valances, pillows, wall hangings or something a little extra to add. What do you think? Which one is your favorite?
(most expensive of course-but my FAVORITE!!!)
If I do go with Set #1, I also want to purchase this beauty to go on the wall beside her crib. Oh, It would be splendid. Again..expensive, but splendid;)
( I honestly don't like it much, but thought I could make it really cute in the red room.)
(one of the first ones I found that had red in it. It also puts my mind at ease with the "just in case" she is a he on delivery day;)
(We did Nora's room in ladybugs at first, so I'm not HUGE on the idea, but it is cute and although there is pink, it may just work in some odd way...)
(I like the quilt look, but this is my least favorite. Although, it may brighten up the room a bit!)
So there are my finds. If you're bored and feel like searching for more ideas...do share! Thanks for any input. This is such a fun time!
Today is Rachel's baby shower in Maryland. Obviously I won't be there which is beyond depressing but I do have a special gift up my sleeve that I hope to get ready and sent soon. I miss her more than anything and wish I could be with her to celebrate Harper today.
But I'll be busy with babies on my end of the country today too. My 'oldest friend' Lindsay is due to have her baby girl, Chloe, in just a few short weeks. We are having a shower at my house to celebrate today. There will be cake, kids,games, presents and yet another surprise by me. I'm excited to see my friends and enjoy their company. This is such a neat time in my life. Sharing in the beginning of new life with my greatest friends. All around me, God is pouring out the blessing of opportunity. These precious babies are perfectly formed and when I see them, I know it is our responsibility to pour into their lives. I pray that I can shine the love of Jesus and that they will all receive from me exactly what they need as they grow. What awesome gifts we have in these babies!!!
Pictures to come!