Friday, May 20, 2016

Nursery Notes & Special Artwork

The nursery has been revealed and we are anxiously awaiting baby girl's arrival. Since I didn't go into much detail on the reveal post, I thought I would mention some special details about her nursery that I left out!

First of all, this pretty print just arrived from Dana at Indigo Home. I have been a follower of Dana's for a long time on instagram and totally missed that she did these beautiful prints of my very own Meredith College! Every Meredith girl is proud of her college and we all share a special connection. As soon as I saw the bright pink, I knew it was meant to be in baby girl's nursery. It has been the perfect finishing touch for this nook.

A little note about Dana- what a total sweetheart. She was so pleasant to work with and I admire her work so much. If you want to see some of the prettiest hand painted blue and white pieces, see my favorite vase here, a beautiful trivet here and ginger jar trivet here. As you all know, I am a blue and white her beautiful work is right up my alley! I love the unique finds on etsy, but when you find an artist that has such a kind personality, it makes shopping small even better.

A little detail about the wallpapered book ledges: we finished the accent wall and I had quite a bit of wallpaper leftover. I had thrown so many ideas back and forth in my mind about what could go behind the rocker and finally it all clicked at just the right time. We measured out the space we wanted to be papered, cut it, and pasted it on the wall. Next, Stephen cut trim molding to make the box around it, attaching it with a nail gun. It got caulked, patched and painted. We had the ikea shelves from Weeks' nursery and Stephen cut them down to the appropriate size. Voila! Instant art. I love this addition so much! 

I'm newly obsessed with felt flowers for a baby girl. I made several that you might have noticed in my post. They are fun and simple, but added a special touch to a few places in the nursery I needed that something else. Next up, I'm making some hair bows! 

The ribbon banner came together at the very last minute as well. I had a bag full of bows from my baby shower and put them to good use. I tied a bunch of them onto a fabric strip and added leftover buffalo check fabric strips, and excess pom pom trim. I love this punch of color and is that airy feel I needed on this side of the room, especially since we skipped the mobile this time around. 

For the original nursery reveal post with sources, see here. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Currently Loving

Happy Monday! I want to thank everyone for the many, many sweet messages on our nursery reveal. I have such a huge sense of relief it is not even funny. I really struggled about a month ago if I would have a nursery ready for this baby girl or it feels pretty good to have it done. So, thank you again for all the love! Since my big work is out of the way, it's time for fun and shopping. I am loving the thought of buying new clothes for summer. I have no idea what kind of post-baby body I will be rocking but new clothes always make you feel better. Plus, I have done a major, major closet overhaul over the past 9 months weeding out anything and everything that is not worn regularly. In other words, my tastes changed and I need new ;)

Everything at J.Crew Factory is 50% off and I am loving the selection! Y'all know me and gingham and doesn't stop with home decor, I love it for fashion too. 

Love this pink! Throw on with a black top and you are done.

boardwalk short

These are a fun short that looks so cute with a pretty, crisp white top {see here}.

I have a pair of jacquard shorts from last year and I wore them quite a bit. This color is so pretty.

This top is adorable. 

striped flounce shirt

Loft extended their 30% off sale for today and there are some great finds here as well.  There really are a ton of great everyday kind of clothes, yet something you can put on for a polished look at a great price. Absolutely adore the jumpsuit below. Other jumpsuits I have noticed don't look that cute with flats but I love it here! Makes for an easy outfit choice when you really don't want to put on heels.

off the shoulder jumpsuit

A few items are actually 50% off including these pretty lace shorts. Seriously, a steal! I love lace shorts for summer, I think they fit better most of the time too. Shorts can be a hard fit if you want them to be flattering {of course you do}.

Floral Lace Scallop Short

Lastly, are these sandals not gorgeous? Ok, I'm in love.

Marcia Sandal

Hope you all have a great start to your week!

Friday, May 13, 2016

One Room Challenge Love!

If you have ever participated in the One Room Challenge, you definitely know the huge undertaking it is to complete a room from start to finish in 6 weeks. There are so many decisions to be made, projects that don't turn out like you expect, purchases and returns, frustrated husbands from all your many needs ;), styling to a T....and then the photographs! It is a lot to squeeze in and post on every week. But, as I have learned, it is totally worth it for me. I work best with a deadline and this year was no exception! To throw another wrench into the situation, I was sidelined on "modified bed rest" so most of my work was done right from a chair or behind the computer. It was tough but I am so glad we have the nursery completed before baby girl arrives.

I want to give some love to these ladies who worked tirelessly to complete these fabulous rooms. It is a labor of love, but it feels great and is well deserved to be recognized for such an accomplishment! There were so many beautiful rooms here, but these are a handful of my faves!

If you participated, send me your link so I can be sure to check out your reveal! I haven't had a chance to look at them all and I know more amazing spaces await!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Nursery Reveal: One Room Challenge

Today I am sharing our baby girl's nursery, that I completed just in time for the One Room Challenge reveal! I have to say, it feels so good to have the nursery done, done and done! I really waited to the last minute in designing this room for the little lady, who is scheduled for her arrival on June 1st. There were some frantic moments over the last few weeks on what direction this room was taking. I caught a few breaks, trusted myself, and just ended up having fun with this room. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am already!


I couldn't be happier with this "sweet and chic" little room. I'm so glad that I took a risk and combined many shades of pink, incorporated some of my favorite design elements, and kept it sweet enough for a baby. After all, they are only little once.

Framed prints- Etsy
Ribbon garland- DIY
Dresser- Bratt Decor {no longer available / similar here}
Knobs- Hobby Lobby
Bench- Vintage
Crochet pillows- TJ Maxx
Love pillow- Hobby Lobby {with added poms and new down insert}
Drapes- West Elm
Drapery Hardware- Ballard Designs
Mini pom pom trim- Etsy
Bamboo Shades- Lowes
Crib- Bratt Decor {no longer available / similar here}
Crib skirt- DIY
Crib sheet- Carousel Designs
Buffalo check pillow- custom
Unicorn rattle- Dee Gee's Gifts and Books
Watercolor floral- Vintage original {thrifted}
Vanity- Antique
Buffalo check fabric- Calico Corners
Story of You Baby Book- Dee Gee's Gifts and Books
Bookends- Gift
Doll Mannequin {for hats}- similar
Wallpaper - Hygge and West
Unicorn - Target
Rocker- Nursery Works
Pillows- H&M
Lamp, Candle, Throw- Dee Gee's Gifts and Books
Closet Containers- H&M
Chandelier- Amazon

With that being said, I am off to relax! I hope you all enjoyed another round of the One Room Challenge here on Miss Dixie, and with all the other fabulous rooms that were just revealed. Check out the featured designers here and the linkup here. Thanks for cheering me on through this and following along!

And, you can catch my other One Room Challenge Reveals here: