the nursery

jake's room came together bit by bit and it's finally at a place where i can say it's close to being finished.

we got most of the stuff i wrote about in this post, and a few other things along the way (mobile,blackout curtains,white noise machine).

my plan for this room was to make it bright and cheery, using pieces that we'd keep around the house after he's grown up. and even though we never chose a theme for his room, there's a lot of animals throughout the space. so...theme?

take a look.

the crib pictured here is a mini. the way the windows are placed, we just couldn't  fit a full-sized one without it covering up a good portion of the windows. the rocking chair is from pottery barn kids and the sheets are from here.

my mom also saved a few things from my old nursery so it was cool to be able to incorporate those things (i.e., old and now slightly creepy looking stuffed pooh bear, diaper holder, and a few handmade blankets) into this space.


drinking milk from a plastic cup is gross to me. see also: eating cereal out of a plastic bowl. i don't know why this grosses me out so much, but it does. 

when it comes to water, i don't mind drinking out of plastic containers as much, but now that i bring a reusable bottle to work every day, i've been wanting to make the switch. there's something a bit more refreshing about drinking water from glass.

here are six with a modern feel, even though the more i look at #5, the more it looks like sperm. pretty sure that's not what target was going for there.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

i also appreciate that none of these have straws. reusable straws never seem to get quite clean enough.

potw: celebrate

short and sweet today: a few easter cards, a few passover cards.

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my husband and i have been invited to a friend's house for seder the past few years, and i have to say, i've really developed a taste (maybe even a craving?) for matzah with pickled horseradish. yum yum.

anyways, if you celebrate either of these two upcoming events, these cards might just be the perfect thing. 

now and later

embellished tee
for now: vest | ponte pants | earrings | boots
for later: ring | ring | shorts | sandals

embellished tee
for work: blazer | shoes | pencil skirt | purse

for weekend: pants | wallet | purse | shoes | hair ties

this shirt* is so versatile and comfortable. i just bought something similar from the crew. it's gonna be perfect for these next few weeks/months when the temps can be anywhere from the upper 30s to the high 60s (maybe even 70s?!)

here's hoping anyways.

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*i made this collage about a week ago and never got around to posting it. the exact shirt is sold out, but i've linked to something really similar.