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Family: Nursery Peek

Hi friends! I’m kind of in shock that we’ll likely be meeting our newest member of the family THIS WEEK. It feels like all of the holidays rolled in one; such a magical surprise, and we’ve been waiting in anticipation. We’ve been getting things ready around the house for a while now, packing hospital bags, washing tiny clothes, and making sure preparations for Liv and the pups are in place. Even though she won’t be sleeping in here for a couple of months -don’t worry, we would never subject houseguests to sleep next to a screaming newborn haha- her nursery is finally ready, and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a very small space, and our goal was to maximize what we have and make it as cozy, light, and well, pretty as possible. I decided to go with a mermaid theme since we have a lot of beach days ahead of us. 🙂

Here’s a little peek at the nursery (which used to be a guest room):

Nursery

(We’re thinking when she’s a little older and we have guests, we’ll probably just set up the pack n’ play in our room and our guests can have the nursery since it has a queen bed)

The crib was Livi’s, and for the bedding, we went with the Marine Queen set from Land of Nod. 

MY OTHER RECIPES


Nursery 4

The prints in the room are from Etsy (this one, this one and this one).

Nursery 2

Nursery 3

We got wall shelves from Target, added some books, this sweet little mermaid, a frame (ready to be filled with her first pic), and I ended up making the “Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?” sign with a piece of wood, some acrylic paint, wood stain, and stencils. I got the idea on Pinterest and was so excited to order one, until I found out the girl had MADE it. Cool, bro. Way to go all crafty pants on me. I decided to go for it. I’m not the craftiest of the crafters (I enjoy it, but not my forte), but I think it turned out pretty well. (Word to the world: stencils are kind of a PITA.) 

Nursery sign

This weekend, the Pilot hung up this gorgeous mobile (also from Etsy).

Nursery mobile

I emailed the seller a picture of the bedding, and she matched it perfectly. 

The result is a simple and dreamy little room that I think little miss will enjoy.

Now we’re just waiting for her to get here and join the party. 😉

Nursery 5

xoxo

Gina

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39 Comments

  1. Kailey on October 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    It looks so wonderful! As a mermaid lover, I’m swooning over here. The “Look at this stuff” sign turned out amazing and I totally want one…guess I’ll be putting on my crafty pants too 😉
    The last picture is so sweet! So excited for the big announcement!

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      thank you so much!! <3

  2. Katie @ Live Half Full on October 12, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    So cute! You did a great job with the Little Mermaid sign and I LOVE the mobile!

  3. Candy Horton on October 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I love the UofA board book. Bear down!

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      bear down!! i’m so ready for b-ball season!

  4. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run on October 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Excited for her arrival!

  5. Kirsten on October 12, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Glad to see a combo guest room baby room that is so cute! When I have a baby the nursery will have to double as a guest room too so it’s nice to see it can work!

  6. Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More on October 12, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Love the mermaid theme! So cute!

  7. Kimberly on October 12, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    The mermaid theme is adorable!

  8. Jessie on October 12, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    So excited for you! I love the mermaid theme. Very cute!,

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      thanks, jessie!

  9. Kim Vopni on October 12, 2015 at 6:50 pm

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    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      i kim,
      that’s great- it’s nice to “meet” you 🙂 if you’d like to connect, please send an email to fitnessistasponsor at gmail
      hope you have a great week!

  10. Jess on October 12, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I love love love this! Such a mermaid fan! Why did I not ever think of this when my girls were babies!

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      i love mermaids too 🙂

  11. Crystal on October 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Such a pretty nursery/guest room! I love the theme, and how it’s not over the top, like some nurseries. Very excited for your family 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      thank you, crystal! 🙂

  12. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me on October 12, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I cannot believe the time has already come! I’ll be keeping you and the rest of the family in my prayers. My favorite part of the nursery is light colors. It’ll be the perfect place to raise your sweet baby girl.:)

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      thank you, julia <3

  13. Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola on October 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Looks awesome, Gina!!!

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      thanks, girl!

  14. Roselie on October 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Oh my goodness the room is so cute! Love the mermaid theme (I do adore mermaids 🙂 ) Many wishes for a healthy delivery, and even more for a healthy and happy baby!!!

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      thank you so much!

  15. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on October 12, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    What a sweet nursery! I love the homemade sign and the three mermaids picture! Too cute!

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      thank you, friend!

  16. Janelle @ Wholly Healthy on October 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I love the homemade sign and that mobile – such a fun theme!

  17. Krissy on October 13, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Love the nursery! I’m due with my first this Friday, so I’m with you on the waiting game. Ahhh! I wish you all the best, thanks for letting me come on this journey with you, it’s been so helpful as I prepare to meet my little one too!

  18. mary on October 13, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Cute! I haven’t kept up with the name letter reveals… Is Arielle ruled out yet?

    • Fitnessista on October 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      yes, but i do love that name 🙂

  19. Julie on October 13, 2015 at 8:51 am

    You guys did a great job of maximizing your space to make the best use of a nursery/guest room. And your DIY plaque is AWESOME!!! Your crib/changing table are gorgeous.

    • Fitnessista on October 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      thank you so much!

  20. april on October 13, 2015 at 9:47 am

    such a sweet nursery! i loved the little mermaid growing up, so this makes me really happy 🙂

  21. Tracy on October 13, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Looks darling!! Little miss will feel right at home 🙂 I’ll be watching for the exciting news! Praying and hoping for all good things! <3

    • Fitnessista on October 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      thank you, friend!

  22. Jennifer @ Tri Stuff I Like on October 14, 2015 at 8:03 am

    OMG I love the mobile! What a great use of limited space and I love the theme!

  23. Keaghan on October 14, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I spy a book with a little girls name on it. I think we got our final clue 😉 It’s pretty cute

  24. Lauren @ Oh Hey, I Like That! on October 15, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    What a FANTASTIC mermaid theme! The “Look at this Stuff, Isn’t It Neat?” sign is absolutely perfect!

    • Fitnessista on October 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      thank you!!

  25. Shaina Anderson on October 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    that sign turned out perfectly!! I’m glad to see a combo nursery/guest room. That’s likely what we’ll do with the next babe unless our room is miraculously big enough to put him/her in there. We shall see.

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