Baby Boy’s Nursery
We had less then 8 weeks to attempt to get the second bedroom in our home converted from the room of clutter into a proper nursery for Logan. We were well on our way there - room cleaned out, walls painted, furniture delivered (but still in boxes), and a plan for the rest of the details. Then we got the call that he was arriving a bit earlier then expected and our plans were cut short.
Thankfully we are fortunate to have such a supportive family who came and built the window seat we had envisioned, put together the furniture, and gathered together the last bits and pieces we needed to complete the room while we were away in Oklahoma with Logan.
I wanted a semi neutral room for our baby boy and started with the gray & white color palette. There is great light in this room so the yellow brightened the space up even more! The window seat idea stemmed from an idea I had pinned on Pinterest forever ago and always thought would be good for this room - nursery or not.
We added so many personal touches to the room. Stew’s guitar hangs prominently in the room for use during bed time. The shelf above the guitar holds some of our old favorite stuffed animals from when were kids and the mobile and crib train lulled me to sleep as a baby.
We live in a relatively small condo so space saving ideas are a must. These containers were the perfect solution for all of Logan’s stuffies, books, toys, blankets, etc.
The wall collage was actually the last addition to the room. The two larger frames in the picture above are pieces from our most beloved blankies when were children and now they are on display here in our Son’s room along with some homemade artwork & gifts from family and friends.
To me, this is the most peaceful room in the house - bright, cheerful & calm. We now spend a lot of time together in this room as a family now and I could not be happier with how it all turned out.
Winter Weather Parks
Here in the Northeast many of the National Park Service locations close down for the Winter season starting on Nov 1. I didn’t realize this was the case until I recently started to follow some of my favorite parks on Facebook (p.s. I love that the parks are moving in the direction of social media). Both the Saugus Iron Works and Saint-Gaudens parks are now closed for the season which is a shame because I bet their properties would be absolutely gorgeous under a coating of snow.
I started researching some other parks that I could take my family to visit over the next few months. The larger parks seem to be staffed year round and there are a few that just work on limited hours. Here are 3 that are within driving distance from us and would make perfect day trips during the Winter.
- Salem Maritime National Historic Site - Located in Salem, MA. Open regular hours except for the tours of the ship, Friendship of Salem.
- Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site - Located in Brookline, MA. Open Friday & Saturday only for Winter Season
- New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park - Located in New Bedford, MA. Open regular hours but there are more limited hours for the museums associated with the park.
As usual, I will post recaps of our visits to these parks right here on the blog - stay tuned!
This was our first legitimate Thursday Night Date since Logan was born. His grandparents offered to look after him while we went out to dinner. We decided to pop over to Newburyport for a few hours for dinner and some frozen yogurt.
The weather has been unusually warm for October so I was happy to get away with wearing this sheer blouse and no jacket.
The best little accessory to complete this outfit was my Upcycled Mail Sack the the lovely folks over at Uncommon Goods sent my way. Yes, I realize that it is intended for use as and iPad case - however, when it arrived in the mail I instantly thought of it as clutch instead!
Blouse & Short Necklace: Francesca’s | Pants & Long Necklace: LOFT | Clutch: c/o uncommon goods | Boots: diba c/o Middlesex Commons