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Tour of our Eclectic – Gender Neutral Nursery


 Thank you for going on this tour of Baby B’s nursery! We haven’t revealed the names of Mallory Baby # 4 simply because we do not know if this peanut is a boy or a girl. Right now the “B” stands for “Big Tease.” I just KNEW I would go into labor this week-end and I never dreamed I would have time to get little one’s nursery blogged. But here we are – playing the waiting game. I am not technically due until 2 days after Thanksgiving, but I just I had a feeling labor was coming this past week-end. Well, I’ve been wrong before and I’m sure to be wrong again. That is why I don’t even attempt to make a prediction on the gender. The # 1 question during this pregnancy has been… “What is your feeling?” I mean a mother is just supposed to know, right? To be honest… some days it does feel like I am having a girl and other days I feel like it is a boy. I am totally okay with waiting until the birth to find out. I don’t think I am abnormal for not knowing – I think I just like surprises more than the average person!

So not knowing the sex of our baby led us to choosing a gender neutral color scheme for the nursery. It started with my 1st Etsy purchase – the quilt on the bed. Set Carre is the name of the shop and the owner, Camille was amazing to work with! She created me a custom bunting banner to go above the crib. These 2 pieces were my jumping off point for everything else in the room. Once the primary color scheme was decided – the fun began!

One of my FAVORITE things about this nursery is that friends from around the world (literally) helped me filled the room with vintage/eclectic goodness! My friends and family from home spoiled me with odds and ends. My team members from Designer Digitals also sent goodies. Checking the mail during this pregnancy was very exciting. This baby is already completely wrapped in love from friends far and near. Baby B will have the most Aunties ever!!!

Another favorite part of this room is the hard work that went in from daddy and brothers. The whole family chipped in with the painting and the D.I.Y. projects. That means the world to me! I could never pull off a project without the help of my guys! Wonderful memories were made while working on this nursery!

The room is very small so it was quite difficult to photograph. My sweet husband built an entire wall of shelves. I couldn’t get a full photo of that wall, but I certainly had fun filling them with goodies!

There is a long story behind the baby bed. My mama offered to purchase us a crib in honor of my dad who we lost in January 2013. Tommy loved his grand kids dearly! I wanted a white bed. We shopped and shopped and were not having any luck. We finally found a white bed in the box at Sears. When we began to put it together we discovered that the bed was dark cherry even though the bed said white. I almost just decided to use the dark wood, but Mama and Joe talked me into not settling. We were able to return it and now I love the white baby bed even more!!

The last photo in this series is very special. The rocking chair belonged to Nanny. We lost her in May of this year. I know it is hard for any family to lose a loved one, but our world has absolutely been turned upside down without her. She was my right hand man {lady} – It has been most difficult without her. We miss her very much. She is in heaven with the 3 babies lost to miscarriage that were already there waiting on her. I was going to paint the rocking chair, but in the end I left it “as is.”

I could go on and on about the fun we had in this room, but I will leave you with some links to some of my favorite details in the room…

I just can’t wait to bring Baby B home and show the room to her/him.

I love the stuffed fox from Etsy Shop Joyful River.

I could not resist the plush deer head. I had to have it!!! It also came from Etsy. The shop is called Pockets with Posies.

I knew the flash cards from Pretty Little Studio would also be perfect for our theme!

Most of the art in the room was made with designs from my dear friend, Katie Pertiet . She is so talented and I was thrilled to use her digital art in our nursery. Her work really helped with the vintage/eclectic feel that I was going for! I included the scrapbook page above so you could see it in more detail. It is the print in the gold frame above the bed. This is the only photo of Baby B in the room right now, but you know that will change! Being an avid scrapbooker – I just had to have some scrap art included in the room. The “My Dear” print is another example of using Katie’s digital products! I love how it turned out!  Elephants have always been my favorite animal, but I have really fallen in love with deer in the past few years.  I do have elephants represented in the room though. Pillows, Changing pad cover, and one of my scrapbooking heroes, Kayleigh Wiles, made me the most adorable blanket!

I want to thank you for taking this tour of baby B’s nursery!  I’d love to hear any feed back about what you like!!! Thanks to all the loved ones who had a part in helping me create this special place! {Now, come on Baby B}




Kathy Blake - Oh Amy, this nursery is amazing. My mouth is still open! I just love that you guys created it and pieced it together. You have an eye for this stuff. So impressive and FULL of love.

Stephanie Garcia - Your nursery turned out so, so cute! I love how you pulled all the different elements together. And I’m so glad that one of my deer heads has found it’s home in this room. :)

Pam - I LOVE how you have done this Amy….it is simply glorious and I can’t wait to hear the news of Baby B’s arrival!!

Marnie Morgan - SO creative! Delightful nursery, Amy! So excited for you!

Dana - So I innocently opened up my email and saw this and thought, “I’m going to go check out the nursery and start my day with a little bit of fun.” But here is the progression of my feelings as I was looking and reading:
1. Lydia should have to spend 1 night in here with all the deer around her.
2. Reading the part about the bed a lump develops in my throat.
3. Reading the part about Ellie the tears started falling.
4. Reading the part about Ellie and the babies in heaven and I was sobbing.
The nursery is beautiful. I am envious. Are you going to start offering your design services now?

Getting Ready for Baby

The past nine months have been full of excitement as we wait for the arrival of Baby B!  Just a few more days before we meet Mallory Baby #4 face to face. One of the highlights of this pregnancy was decorating the nursery. We had lots of DIY projects and the whole family chipped in. I need to take a few more pics and then I can give you a tour of the finished nursery!

Fall Give Away

I’ve notified the winner! Thank you for participating with your sweet comments!!!

I’m back! I have been MIA from my site for a while! 2013 has been one challenging year for our family! We lost another loved one! Joe had to say good bye to his mother in May. She was my mother – in – law and one of my dearest friends! The boys miss their Nanny so much!!!  We have been in a state of shock for the past few months. While in mourning, I have also been growing!!  Yes, we are expecting Mallory Baby #4. I am already 32 weeks! Due around Thanksgiving – November 30! Nanny knew about this sweet baby on the way. I only wish she could have held this baby in her arms before she left this earth. We find comfort knowing that Nanny has 3 of her grandchildren with her in heaven!

I feel that it is time for me to get back into blogging. There have been so many wonderful opportunities for me to share. My scrapbooking and photography passions have led me to some great places. I can’t wait to share them with you. In fact, my next post will reveal some really great news so stay tuned!!!  I decided to have a give away as I get back into blogging. It’s a fall print that I adapted from one of my recent layouts. You could win this 8 x 10 print just by doing 2 things… 1) Leave a comment on this blog post  2) Subscribe to my site if you haven’t already (the subscribe button is up top on the right side)

Deanna - Beautiful prints!!!! Your work is AMAZING!!!!

Nova Adams - Hi Sis!
I am so proud of you! You are an amazing wife and a godly mother. You are so talented and thank you for sharing your precious children with me and your beautiful creations. Love you with all my heart. <3 This has been a tough year. But we continually see the blessings coming from God. I am so excited to meet Baby B.
I would love to win this fun print. I've really gotten into decorating my home with EVERYTHING fall. :) Also, this is Morgan's birth month. It's hard to believe we lost her 7 years ago. The fall in 2006 was one of the prettiest falls I can remember. I believe this fall is going to be just as beautiful. I love seeing God's handiwork everywhere. Well it looks like I'm blogging on you blog. Again, love you my sweet and beautiful sister.

Cynthia Tidwell - Yay!!! I’m looking forward to seeing what you have in store! Cute print, love the colors!

Lisa B - Lovely print. Thanks for the chance

Dana - I love this and all things fall. Your comments above choked me up…so sweet. I am intrigued by the “really great news” and will be staying tuned for sure!

Lindsay - Such a fan of your beautiful work!!! Congratulations on your upcoming arrival, and can’t wait for your news. Thanks for sharing with us! Have a great day!

Juliana - What a gorgeous layout and print!


I am so so excited to be a part of this book! I have been able to take a peek at the work of 33 amazing contributors and I know you will want to get your hands on this book! Thanks to all who participated in the blog hop! It’s almost time to buy EverydayStoryteller 2! To kick it all off we are having a launch party Friday night at 8CST lots of prizes and fun. There is still time to  sign up to be on the VIP list. See you tonight at the party!

Look Who’s Turning One! | Natural Light Baby Photographer

Isabelle was an absolute delight to photograph! I must say that cake smashes are quickly becoming my favorite thing. Especially when you throw in a bubble bath afterwards. {Great idea, Mom} Please enjoy these highlights of our session together.  There were so many wonderful images. I had such a hard time narrowing them down. I will also be creating storyboards and an invitation for this sweetheart, but I wanted to go ahead and post these images for her family to see. More sweetness to come!!!