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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kicks and Giggles

Here we are again...

I thought I wouldn't be participating in Kelly's house party this week since it was all about nurseries/children's rooms and, as of right now, I don't have either of those in our Roberts' love nest. BUT I do have a designated room for one of those AND I do have thoughts, ideas, dreams, creative hairs about such a room. So why not put it into words, organize my ideas, and use other people's images to let you in on the dream.

Wouldn't ya think that perhaps my husband, the future child in question's father, would also like to see what the room, that he may be doing 2 am feedings in, may look like? You'll be getting the first glimpse right along side of him... which I'm sure will come as quite a surprise to him when he meanders on over to read the blog today. In the future, I'll be asking his opinion on the design, but for right now, it's all for kicks and giggles and the sky's the limit!

So let's do it!

First off, let me introduce you to the room that a little bundle of joy {or two, or three...or shoot me} will be residing in, if the "drop off" occured while we are still in this little house. The pictures are the photos the sellers took of this room, so this is their furniture. We have since converted the room into an office, which wasn't much to take a picture of yet, so I haven't - - but you get the idea. If a little one comes along, the office will be moved, easily, next door to a smaller guest bedroom.

The prospective nursery:

I think the room comes off a bit smaller looking in pictures as it is actually a fairly spacious room. Maybe they had oversized furniture?

Onto my stolen images.

#1 hope for the nursery: a mural! I'm thinking something natural, peaceful, soft colors, classic design. I love clouds, extending onto the ceiling with a little picket fence at the base of the wall, a tree, and a few animal friends. {Maybe an animation of our first fur-child, Hendrix?} Can I do all this myself? Not sure; I've never tried. If I can't, I call in some artistic friends and family. But know this: it will happen =)

Not so much on the mural in this one, but check out the real picket fence applied to the wall. Very cool.

These clouds are a dream... and a beautiful approach to a unique ceiling. I love the birds hanging above the crib!!

The mural goes either way, boy or girl. So that's great, decision made regardless of ultrasound results. Lovely. I tend to steer towards blue anyway. The pink craze I went through in high school totally ruined the color for me.

The sweetest little blue room I've ever seen:

I'm really hoping we can find room for a chandelier as well... just a small one. A baby chandelier, if you will. =)=)=) Anyone know if a ceiling fan is ever used with a baby? If not, it's out and the chandelier is in!

You can barely see it here, but a simple, cute wall + fancy schmancy lighting = a great combo.

A perfect world:

What is it about a precious pastel nursery that makes a woman feel weak in the knees?

Last but not least, a white nursery. Almost an oxymoron. But they are GORGEOUS, gender neutral, and completely impossible. Maybe I could have the first baby ever who didn't spit-up and was born completely potty trained... Should I plan a white nursery and cross my fingers for such a miracle child?

Glad we did this, I had fun!


  1. Awww I love love love the scenery painted on reminds me of the tree my mother painted in my nursery when i was little.

    precious pics!!!

  2. Very pretty ideas.

    I read an article not too long ago about ceiling fans reducing the risk of SIDS. Kind of scary, but good to know.

  3. Those are so pretty and peaceful. It will be so hard to make a decision when the time comes!

  4. I came from Kellys Korner. I'm married/not pregnant too... isn't it fun to dream about The Nursery?? :)

  5. I love these ideas and ahhh, to live in a perfect world!! I am sure that one day your nursery will be as beautiful as you!!

  6. Your rooms remind me alot of the nursery in Father Of The Bride 2! Sooo pretty! Your time will come before you know it!

  7. i'm so glad you participated and shared your brainstorming and all it's beauty!

  8. What fun brainstorming! I ADORE the white nursery :-) just go for it - surely you'll have the perfect child who NEVER makes a mess . . . haha

  9. Great ideas. White? beautiful but not sure I could pull it off.

  10. Love all the rooms. I bet when you do a room it will look great.
    We don't have fans, but I wish we did. I have a two year old and one year old.

  11. I love the white tree "mural" design idea! You have wonderful taste!

  12. Ok, so I randomly clicked on your blog from Kelly's corner...I don't know why out of all the ones that get posted on there I picked yours??? Although I will say I do love your blog title! ;) Anyway, I saw your post and more importantly I saw your beautiful wedding photo on your header. I thought to myself, that girl is so cute and I love her sweet post about wanting children someday (even though I have two and she can borrow mine aytime, haha). Anyway I read some of your old posts and one said something about KY and Lexington...I cracked up! I am in KY and right outside of Lexngton in Jessamine county. Anyway, just had to share...I thought that was just too funny not to! Small world! Congrats on your marriage and it sounds like maybe graduating from Pharmacy (?) school! I look forward to reading more!

  13. Please send a copy of this blog entry to your big sister. I am happy to know at least you are entertaining the ideal of babies.
    Love, Mom(longing to be a grandmom)

  14. I LOVE the pics you posted! All very beautiful nurseries!! I say plan for the white nursery! Even though the BLUE one was adorable!

  15. I think I too, posted the pic of that all white nursery! I love all things white :)

  16. I'm visiting from Kelly's blog. I love your dream pictures, but I had to comment about your mom's post. I literally LOL!!! She a mom! She will be a great grandma someday.

  17. They must have photo-shopped (is that a word?) that white nursery! Such pretty rooms- you have great taste!

  18. You have some great ideas! I love the mural idea, and the picket fence is too cute!

    Thanks for sharing!


  19. l love of them....Just blog hopping today and enjoyed reading your blog...You ahve a beautiful blog.

    I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today...all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the "June Card Box"!
    You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway. Happy Sunday!

  20. I love these pics! I am doing a nursery and have looked all over the web for inspiration photos and just found the best ones on your blog! thank you for posting...where do you find your ideas???


I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)