Our Nursery

by jenna on May 5, 2014


I am definitely one of those crazy people who has had the nursery pretty much done for the past three months.

When we moved into our new house in December, one of the most exciting things was having the perfect extra small room to make the nursery in! We absolutely could have made it work in our old place, but it was so nice to have a little more space. We decided to do somewhat of a “woodland creature” theme for the nursery and I’m really happy with how it turned out! I didn’t want anything overly cutesy, loud or extremely bright. Despite the fact we’re having a boy, I learned towards more gender neutral colors than anything because, heck, what if the techs were wrong and he is actually a she?!


We got both the dresser/changing table and the crib from Pottery Barn Kids. They are part of the Kendall line. Adam and I constantly joke how the baby has much nicer furniture than we have! I love the little shelf above the changing station! We’re cloth diapering baby beaugh but plan to use disposables for the first few days. I stacked some adorable Honest diapers there so they’d be ready and waiting for those first few changes!

Black shelving unit – Restoration Hardware Baby

Blue lamp – Target

Changing pad – Amazon

Wicker Diaper basketBurt’s Bees Baby

Animal artworkRifle Paper Co {this was the first thing I bought for the nursery and I just love it!}





The dresser drawers are stuffed with all his little clothes {0-6 month onesies and jammies}, newborn cloth dipes, burp clothes, bibs and socks! Ahhhhhh little striped baby socks…I die.


Book wagon stocked with plenty of reading material! Wagon is from Restoration Hardware Baby.


Baby will sleep in a bassinet in our room for the first month or so then move into his crib. I got those woodland animal prints from Etsy and frames from Michaels. That baby blanket is one of my very favorite things! We actually found it at our farmer’s market!


How adorable is this mobile?! Another great Etsy find! Looks like the shop owner is unavailable right now but will be returning later next month. I LOVE this mobile and highly recommend her store! So, so, so cute.


We got our glider from Target and I just love it. I wasn’t going to splurge on a glider but my mom talked me into it and I’m so glad I did. Even now, I spend hours in that thing. It’s become my pregnancy nest and I love to curl up in it with a blanket, a pile of books, hot tea and my ipad. The pouf is also from Etsy. How sweet is that baby beaugh banner? My friends who hosted my baby shower made it! I knew the moment I saw it that it would be perfect in the nursery. I just love it.

Floor rug – Land of Nod

Record player – Urban Outfitters

White stool – IKEA. We bought it, stripped it down and refinished it. I love the way it turned out.

Floor lamp – Land of Nod

Wall clock – local store in West Virginia {a gift from my parents}


Now all there is left to do is wait! Come on baby! We’re all ready for ya.

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{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

Emma Rice May 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

how precious!

p.s. what a gorgeous picture of you at the end!


Maryea {happy healthy mama} May 5, 2014 at 3:51 am

You are so well-prepared! The nursery is gorgeous–I love all of the details. I also love the picture of you at the end. Such a sweet shot.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 5, 2014 at 4:34 am

It looks amazing Jenna! I love the record player – what a unique touch! And the last photo of you is gorgeous – you’re a stunning mama-to-be!


Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) May 5, 2014 at 4:41 am

Love the nursery! For my first girl we kept ours pretty neutral/nature too and I loved it. Now we are having our second girl and keeping it the same. Who says baby’s always need their signature color?

You look beautiful and I can’t wait to hear the news! I’m due this Friday (!) but am still feeling great- no signs of labor. Only time will tell :)


Jojo @ RunFastEatLots May 5, 2014 at 4:46 am

Love the animal theme. Everything looks perfect and ready for the baby.
That last picture of you is gorgeous, by the way!


Jennifer May 5, 2014 at 5:02 am

Where did you get your glider?

Love the nursery!


Jennifer May 5, 2014 at 5:03 am

Nevermind, reading comprehension fail.


Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 5, 2014 at 5:34 am

The nursery looks beautiful….as do you!


Lani May 5, 2014 at 6:05 am

Love it, Jenna! Super cute room. Where did you get the pouf?


Lani May 5, 2014 at 6:09 am

Sorry I re read it. 😉


Amy May 5, 2014 at 6:38 am

What a sweet, cozy space for your little one! You look beautiful — sending you many happy thoughts for the days to come :)


Chicago Jogger May 5, 2014 at 6:42 am

What a sweet and beautiful nursery! I love your color selection.


Claire @ Lemon Jelly Cake May 5, 2014 at 6:50 am

I am so excited for you! The nursery looks beautiful and those perfectly filled drawers are bringing back such memories of when my baby girl was born. Her little brother’s clean diapers never make it out of the laundry basket, haha. 😉


Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk May 5, 2014 at 7:11 am

Very cute! We also got that record player for our nursery!


Gina May 5, 2014 at 7:22 am

Baby’s nursery is beautiful! I was on the lookout for woodland prints similar to yours–I’ll be checking out that Etsy shop!


Anneline May 5, 2014 at 8:03 am

Wow I love your nursery it’s just beautiful! I’m so jealous, I’m 31 weeks now and our nursery is still an office… I just can’t get daddy to feel too concerned about it and I can’t do it all by myself, so I’ll just have to wait, but I would so love to prepare that little nest! (I might steal some ideas along the way 😉 )


deirdre May 5, 2014 at 8:14 am

So cute, you did a great job. Good luck with the waiting part – it is NOT easy when you want that baby so badly.


Janelle May 5, 2014 at 8:28 am

Love that photo of you at the end – lovely!


Kati May 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

LOVE the room! It’s perfect. Straight out of a magazine! And yes, a comfy glider is an investment you won’t regret. :>


sonia the mexigarian May 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

The sweater you’re wearing in the final photo looks very comfy. May I ask where it is from? Lovely shot btw :) And the nursery looks very comfortable. I love the woodland theme. Reminds me of my nursery/childhood bedroom.


jenna May 5, 2014 at 11:31 am

It’s a maternity sweater – the brand is Ripe Maternity :)


Christina @ Every Little Thing She Does May 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

The baby’s nursery is so sweet. I love it! Can’t wait for the baby news!


lucinda May 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

what an exciting time – enjoy every bit of it! the nursury is perfect and you seem to be so well prepared. i will be thinking of you in the next few weeks and looking forward to hearing the great news soon now!


Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork May 5, 2014 at 10:49 am

What a cute nursery! I love that you kept it relatively neutral. I do know someone who was told they were having a girl, only to find out at birth it was a boy, so it still happens in this day and age!
I agree on splurging on the glider. You’ll probably be spending a lot of time there!
That picture of you is gorgeous! Would you frame that and put in your child’s room?


sarah May 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

So cute! I want to live in that room:) I love the natural feel and your so funny…maybe baby boy will be a girl…omg! I wonder if that ever happens…..

Thanks for Sharing!


Lauren May 5, 2014 at 11:12 am

You made a really nice space! Simple and cute. Best of luck to you!


Christina May 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

You are so beautiful! You’re little boy is lucky to have such a wonderful mama. This gives me baby fever, which is crazy since I’m sooooo sleep deprived b/c of my 10 month old right now.


carol May 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

Beautiful nursery – gorgeous Mommy to be – lucky Daddy – blessed baby ! May God smile on you all and keep you in his loving care !


Nan May 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

Beautiful nursery and beautiful you!!! Love that last picture… that should be framed and put in your baby’s room!


Vicky May 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

Awesome nursery! We spent so much money on a damn crib and then we ended up co-sleeping! So now his room is a playroom not a bedroom.


Jennie @themessybakerblog May 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I kind of want to get cozy in that room. You guys did a great job! I love that wagon, and the mobile is adorable. The baby is going to love life in his new digs.


Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit May 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I love it! Perfect amount of stuff in there and the record player is to die for!


Alia May 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Hi Jenna ! Came across a yummy caramelized tofu and brussels sprout recipe you gave me when we were at Le Cordon Bleu together in FL (Cake Class)…. still so good ! I am so happy for you and still enjoy the recipes…Got that canning book and am looking forward to unpacking all my jars and getting back to it ! xoxo


Marci May 5, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Where did you get his crib? I love your little fellas nursery. I pinned this entire post. I’m definitely going to be buying my little guy some animal prints – adorable!


jenna May 6, 2014 at 7:30 am

Pottery Barn Kids.


Kara Hoerr @ RD in the Midwest May 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I love the nursery! So cute and *ready* for that baby boy of yours to get here! I can only hope I’ll be as prepared as you are when my turn comes to be a mom.


Pam May 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Your nursery is so precious!!
You have the cutest pregnant belly!


Kim May 5, 2014 at 7:28 pm

It’s really beautiful – just lovely. I just always worry when people hang pictures above cribs in California – what if there were an earthquake and one fell on the baby? Just a thought!


jenna May 6, 2014 at 7:30 am

It isn’t directly above the crib – we left a gap just for that reason!


Lisa May 6, 2014 at 6:36 am

Love the nursery! I was actually looking to buy a pouf from the same Etsy shop! Do you remember if you got an 18inch or 24inch one? I’ve been debating on what size to get.


Rachel May 6, 2014 at 8:23 am

This is adorable, love it! So simple yet unique!


AQ May 6, 2014 at 12:56 pm

What a lovely little oasis for you and baby! Had to comment as we did a woodland creature theme for our little girl and I honestly still love her room sooooo much (she is 10 months now). Thanks for sharing.


Julien May 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Crazy. Our babies match. I got baby girl the kendell crib (in white) and a book basket on the floor (this one: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/gray-round-woven-nursery-storage/?pkey=e|woven%2Bstorrage|7|best|0|1|24||1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules)
and I bought the honest brand newborns for the meconium days (we ended up hating the fit and the lack of newborn poop-catching gussets) before switching into her GM prefolds and then BumGenius. I guess it must be the popular thing to do these days. You probably also have the Aden and Anais swaddle blankets and an Ergo. : ) I love our burpy bibs (http://www.amazon.com/aden-anais-Muslin-Burpy-Jungle/dp/B002SW3CAS). Maybe in a couple years, our babies can give each other high-fives in his and her’s baby gap and mini boden.


Sarah May 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Lovely. Enjoy these last days of pregnancy. Here’s a link to a lovely essay about the final days before birth: http://www.mothering.com/community/a/the-last-days-of-pregnancy-a-place-of-in-between


Leslie Means May 6, 2014 at 8:19 pm

beautiful! The room – and you! Congrats. :)


Polly @ Tasty Food Project May 7, 2014 at 1:35 am

What a cute nursery! I especially like the wagon with the books! How cute! The onesies are adorable too!


DessertForTwo May 7, 2014 at 5:49 am

SO cute! :)


Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 7, 2014 at 6:07 am

the sweeeeeetest nursery!!!! love it!


Sarah May 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Love it, Jenna! We are getting our new house renovated to move in to in a few weeks and I can’t wait to decorate Fiona’s new room. Kid’s rooms are the most fun. I’ve also started using the Honest diapers sine we’ve been in transition and cloth became too difficult. Love them and all their products. Miss you!


Maria May 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm

LOVE it! SO excited for you! xo


jan May 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Love it! It’s so sweet. Can’t wait to see pictures of a baby in it!


Rachel May 8, 2014 at 10:31 am

Your bump is so beautiful!!!
Jesus bless you as you and Adam transition from two to three. And Jesus bless this sweet baby boy who will hold your hearts. And bless the love between you and Adam as you love each other in new roles as mama and daddy.


Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living May 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Love! I had no idea Etsy made such cute things for babies. Thanks for sharing!


Catherine May 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Congratulations on your pregnancy!! How exciting!! I am really so happy for you and Adam. I used to read your blog back when you were in culinary school. I remember writing you an email about your culinary school experiences and you so kindly answered my questions. I ended up getting my master’s in something completely unrelated to food, but I loved reading about your cooking adventures and your life. Just tonight, many years later, out of the blue your blog popped into my head. I checked to see if you were still around, and I was so happy to see that you indeed are, and that you’re doing so well! I am getting married in four weeks and was talking with a friend today about pregnancy and what it’s like since I know that’s right around the corner. I am really excited to be following you again and will love hearing all about your experiences of motherhood. Anyway, congratulations again! I wish you and Adam all the best!!


Kait May 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

The nursery is beautiful Jenna! My team and I are sending you tons of love from Portland! xo


Lori May 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

So beautiful! I love that it’s not over the top babyish. That’s what we did, too, with a loose ocean theme. Love the wagon with the books!


Jill May 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

Cute nursery. Perfect space for a little boy. You look great.


Emily @ Life on Food May 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I love the animal theme. The room is such a hodge podge of colors and textures and I love every bit. It is a very cool space for your little one.


Billie September 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm

So…can I ask how muxh you paid for the glider? I looked back in June and I swear it was selling for around $200 something…it’s now listed at 449.


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