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Creating the Perfect Nursery

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Creating a nursery is so much fun, but no matter how prepared you feel, it’s hard knowing where to start. When I was creating Brady’s nursery, I had no idea where to start. There are so many things that you are supposed to buy, so many things that you are supposed to do, and it can be very overwhelming. If you are in the same boat when it comes to creating a nursery for your bundle of joy that is on the way, keep reading. Here are a few ways that you can create a special and perfect nursery for your bundle:

Consider Your Space

First of all, you absolutely need to consider your space. What do you have room for? When it comes to creating a nursery (especially if it is your first one), it is very important to crawl before you can walk, no pun intended. Make sure you are not getting too carried away with all of the crazy things that you see on Pinterest and instead, focus on what is practical and what you can fit in your space.

The first thing you need to consider, like I mentioned, is the amount of available space that you have. You do not want the room to look too cluttered, so you might have to cut back on some of the non-essentials and only choose essential items, such as a crib, a recliner or rocker, and a dresser/changing table.

My favorite way to help yourself out with this process is by creating a tentative floor plan. Draw a rough outline of the room and then pencil in each piece of furniture. Of course, sizing will probably be off, but this gives you a great start before you actually take the time to measure.

However, you do not have to consider your space if you are moving, which a lot of couples choose to do when finding out that they are having a baby. If this sounds like your situation, make sure that you are making sure that the home works for you now and in the future, as well. So, look at the nursery size, consider the number of bathrooms and what is in the bathrooms (is the tub safe, etc.), will the home have a playroom, etc. Tell your real estate agent that you are expecting and need a home that is safe for your baby-to-be. The reason why you need to be so specific with your wants and needs is because “purchasing a property is most likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully,” according to Erin King with Jax Historic Realty. “Erin, who previously worked in financial services and holds an MBA with an economics focus, brings a deep understanding of buying and selling historic homes. He enjoys sharing that knowledge with clients, from how to fit a 21st century lifestyle into a historic home and where to seek financing for renovation with a home purchase, to accurately pricing homes in Historic Districts such as Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Springfield, Murray Hill, and San Marco. Erin, who prides himself on close attention to detail and quick response to clients, has put together a support team of contractors and other professionals who help transactions go smoothly.” So, no matter if you are looking for old homes for sale in San Marco, or a new build, talk with Erin, or your personal real estate agent to make sure that you are getting what you need for your growing family.

Choose A Color Palette

Next up: choose a color palette! This is a really fun part. Do you know that you are having a girl? Maybe you will go with a blush pink color, or periwinkle blue with a hint of purple in it. If you are having a boy, consider a gorgeous light blue color, or maybe an emerald green accent wall. There are so many colors to choose from and this just makes the process very real and fun. When you do choose a color palette, consider the nursery furniture, your flooring, and any ‘unchangeable’ items first. Then, you can choose all of the colors for the walls and decor options. My friend, Alex, chose to go with all neutrals: white, cream, and light beige, with just a few pops of light blush. I think that is a beautiful color palette for her first baby girl. Plus, it is simple enough to last a while.

Know Your Needs vs. Wants

Any new mom or dad is going to go a little crazy and that is okay, but definitely take the time to consider what is a need and what is a want, or you will end up with a very cluttered room, which is not so great or practical and it will only make your life harder in the long run. Diapers? Obviously that is a need. Wipes? Same. A cute unicorn jumpy house? Uhhh… maybe that is not so practical, especially not for a newborn. You get the point! What is a need vs. a want is somewhat similar for everyone, but it is also based on what will make your life easier as a parent. There is no right or wrong way to parent and you just need to see what works best for you! 

Add Personalized Touches

Last but not least, add personalized touches. Have you picked out a name yet? Maybe consider adding it above her or his crib. Do you have a special blanket picked out? Maybe embroider his or her name on the blanket. This is not only a cute touch, but also a great keepsake to have in the future. There are so many ways to add personalized touches to a nursery and in my opinion, it is the best part, so have fun with it.

Macy’s: Gibson 42 Piece Dinnerware Set Only $39.99 Shipped! (Reg. $120) – 3 Style Options

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These Gibson Dinnerware sets are back at Macy’s! I purchased these several years ago when this offer was available and we LOVE this set! If you need new dinnerware get this set, you won’t regret it! It has been such an awesome purchase!

 Macy’s.com is offering the Gibson 42 Piece Dinnerware Set for only $37.99! (Reg. $120) And, you will score Free Shipping on orders of $25 or more.  There are 3 style options to choose from.

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Add a Decorative Touch to your Home with These $5 Decorative Pillows from Walmart!

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If you are looking to add a few decorative touches to your home without spending a fortune, pillows are always a great accent. Over the weekend, I found these adorable decorative pillows at my local Walmart for only $5! The thing that I love about these pillows is the fact that they can be used both indoors and outdoors! Most of my home is done is navy accents, so I picked up 2 of the Family pillows. From what I can tell, these pillows are not available to purchase online, but you can see if they are in stock at your local store HERE.

In addition, Walmart also has these Better Homes and Gardens Navy and White pillows for just $12! These pillows also come in black, red, and gray if those colors are in your home. I love how these pillows combined are the perfect pieces for our couch!

Head on OVER HERE to see all the pillows that are available to purchase from Walmart.

Kohl’s: The Big One Supersoft Plush Throws Only $7.64 Each! (reg. $29.99)

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I am loving all of these Kohl’s deals! Use promo code GIVETHANKS to save an extra 15% off your purchase, AND, receive $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 that you spend!

I love to gift throws as they really are such an awesome product that can be used year round. Kohl’s has their Big One Supersoft Plush Throws on sale for $8.99 each (reg. $29.99) But, use promo code GIVETHANKS and the price will drop to just $7.64! If you buy enough to get to the $50 mark you will also receive $15 in Kohl’s Cash!

Kohl’s: Shark Ion Robotic Vacuum Only $152.99 Shipped! (reg. $349.99) Plus Receive $45 in Kohl’s Cash!

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Wow! This is such a great deal for a Robotic vacuum! Kohl’s is offering the Shark ION ROBOT R75 Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity and Voice Control for only $152.99 shipped when you use promo code GIVETHANKS at checkout. And, you will receive $45 in Kohl’s Cash!

The Shark ION ROBOT is the perfect solution for everyday upkeep. The Shark ION Robot features Auto-Sense Navigation, a multi-surface brushroll, and two side brushes – everything you need to automatically clean dust, dirt, large debris, and pet hair on carpets, floors, edges, and corners. Use the Shark Clean App or voice control with Alexa or Google Assistant to start cleaning from anywhere.

Pyrex 12 Piece Storage Set or 8 Piece Mixing Bowl Set Only $14.99! (reg. $47.99)

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Macy’s is having a huge Home Sale! There are so many items on sale and you will definitely want to shop around, but one product that stood out to me was this deal on Pyrex! Choose from the 12 Piece Storage Set or 8 Piece Mixing Bowl Set for only $14.99! (reg. $47.99) You can also choose Free in-store pick up if available to avoid shipping charges.

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Set of SIX 17-Quart (4.25-Gallon) Sweater Box Storage Only $12.50!

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Get organized for fall with this awesome deal from Walmart! Pick up a set of SIX Mainstays 17-Quart (4.25-Gallon) Sweater Box Storage in Clear for only $12.50! And, you can choose free in-store pick up to avoid shipping charges!

Free 11×14 Photo Canvas!

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Do you have photos from summer vacation that you want to treasure forever? Right now, Canvas People has an amazing deal! Get a Free 11×14 Canvas (or 65% off any other size canvas) just pay $19.99 shipping! I can tell you, that is a crazy good deal! I personally have a wall of canvases in my home and they are the centerpiece of conversation when people enter. These also make the best gifts for anyone!

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Set of TWO Pioneer Woman 1.5 Quart Slow Cookers Only $18.99! (reg. $45)

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Wow! This is such a great deal that you will want to tuck away for gifts or just to treat yourself! Walmart.com is offering the Hamilton Beach Set of 2 Pioneer Woman 1.5 Quart Slow Cookers for only $18.99! (reg. $45) Choose free in-store pick up to avoid shipping charges.

  • 1.5 QUART CAPACITY. The ideal size for dips, sides, desserts and small servings
  • 3 TEMPERATURE SETTINGS. Cook on Low or High heat settings, then switch to Keep Warm to maintain food’s temperature
  • THE PERFECT PAIR. Cook and serve two recipes at once. Or keep one for yourself and gift the other to a friend, teacher or hostess
  • BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL DESIGN. Both patterns encourage mixing and matching to complement your individual taste in the kitchen
  • SIMPLE TO CLEAN. Removable stoneware crocks & glass lids are dishwasher safe

Set of TWO Best Choice Products Zero Gravity Chairs Only $76 Shipped!

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Get your yard summer ready! Walmart.com is offering a Set of TWO Best Choice Products Zero Gravity Chairs for only $76 Shipped! Choose from six different color options. These have 1640 very high reviews!

Add a piece of trendy furniture to your porch or patio with the Best Choice Products Zero Gravity Chairs. Experience out of this world comfort while you kick back with friends. These zero gravity lounge chairs feature an innovative design meant to emulate the weightlessness experienced in space. The folding chairs break the mold and provide maximum comfort with mesh seating and a lockable reclining system that secures your position. Use the zero gravity patio chairs to add color and style to your outdoor space. UV-resistant, they include a convenient detachable cup holder tray, so you can enjoy a drink by the pool while you sunbathe.

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