Thursday, May 29, 2014

For the Love of Ikea

For those of you who don't know the wonders of Ikea, I feel for you. That place is my jam, seriously. I could spend all day just staring at everything. And then you get downstairs, and you actually get to pick everything out!

Since there's only one Ikea in Ohio, a while back my mom and I made a trip to Cincinnati when we both had the day off work. Of course, we started the day with Starbucks, and then wandered around the top part of Ikea with the room displays for the better half of the day. I scored some great pictures frames, which they have amazing prices on, and a few other things for Juliet's nursery.  Here's a few things I'm hoping to get on my next trip for the rest of the house!
I've kept an eye on this for a while now, and now that our bedroom is a lovely shade of gray, I think it'd be perfect! Plus, how do you beat $20?

I love the iron bed frames! We currently just have our bed on the little frame thing that comes with your mattress, but this white iron one would pull the room together so much better. Unfortunately, I missed out on one that was only $99, but at $210 this is still something I could see myself buying. 
I love this one for my living room/dining room area. I've got a work in progress gallery wall that this could potentially work with.
Although I generally like to use my own photographs throughout our house, I'm not sure where you could get a canvas print for this size at this price. Jay and I both love wild life too, so this art is great compromise for us.
I saw this mirror on Ikea's idea page a while back, sat on top of one of those little cubby organizers. I fell in L.O.V.E. I want to do this in our bedroom eventually, and know exactly where I'd put it!

Anyone else in love with Ikea? What's your favorite products from there?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Monogram For Nursery (or Any Room!)

When I found out I was expecting, I immediately went to Pinterest and started pinning different ideas for my nursery, including themed nurseries, but couldn't find a whole lot in the bedding department.

Source: Project Nursery

I stumbled upon Project Nursery when I was googling gray and pink crib bedding, where I found a cute idea for a first initial hung on the wall, and and just knew I had to recreate it!

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard Letter (like this) 
  • Flowers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors (if you can't pull the flowers off) 
  • Paint or ribbon to cover the edge of the letter 

1.  Separate the flowers from the stems. I found mine at Michaels on sale, and just lucked out that I bought enough! 

2.   Next, if you like to have things all planned out, lay the flowers onto the cardboard letter to see where each flower needs to lay to cover the entire front. You don't want to crowd them too much or the flower petals will stick straight out. 

3.        Glue onto the back of the flowers and stick in place. 
4.             After you get all the extra little glue strings off the front and the glue has dried completely, take paint or ribbon, and cover the edges of the letter that will show. 

5. Let dry, then hang and enjoy! I used a bulletin board tack in the back and one on the side to keep it hanging straight. 

Cute, easy decoration! How did yours turn out? Comment below! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Welcome to My Blog!

Photo: The Berry

Hey there all! This is my first post, so I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Caitlin, and I'm new to this whole blogging thing, but ready to jump in feet first!

 I've wanted to write a blog for a while now, but as a new stay-at-home mom with an almost 6 month old, I was nervous to take the plunge. I'm so excited to be getting started and I hope you all enjoy the content that I share.

 I love all things DIY and saving money by doing it. Currently, I'm trying to save money also by making my own baby food and growing a garden to (hopefully!) sustain us for the whole year. I hope to be sharing these expeditions with you, and we can all learn on the way. Thanks for taking this journey with me.

 To learn more about me and my little family, click here!