Monday, March 9

where i am

oscar's nursery

I would like to check in more often. I would like to share more pictures. I would like to sit down and put in writing how much my life has changed in the last two weeks. But I can't seem to pull myself away from the little body that greets me by my bedside every morning (and a couple times throughout the night), and his changing table, or that brown rocking chair, which has already proven to be a lifesaver. Along with his soothie pacifier.

I love finally putting Oscar's little nursery to good use, and can't seem to get away from it. But there's nowhere I'd rather be.

And for those feeling the crunch of the recession, I'm here to tell you that an entire nursery can be put together for well under a grand. Especially if your husband will make your sheets for you. :) All the things to fill drawers and baskets ... now that's another story.


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57 comments:

abby said...

good heavens, that's a cute nursery.

Jane Flanagan said...

We're with you in spirit. Give wee Oscar a hug for us!

Tonia Conger said...

Pretty little room! I could spend a decent amount of time in a room so restful. staring at a cute little face all swaddled in blankies!

Brittany said...

what a beautiful nursery! where is the brown rocking chair from? loving your name choice! Oscar is so unexpected but i love it! Congratulations!

Paige said...

Where did you get your rocker?? I am in search for one to go in my nursery.

.caroline armelle. said...

love his nursery!!

what is that paint color? i love it!

Chelsea said...

Ali, this is darling! I love the Red Balloon poster of course:) It must be wonderful to have Oscar in your life.

emily ballard said...

You {even} have a red circle to show where you are. Nicely done.

Genevieve said...

Your color palette is excellent, and I especially am taken with the framed poster of Le Balloon Rouge. (Per your previous post) Oscar is a beautiful little one, heartfelt congrats : )

Suzanne said...

Such and adorable nursery! Enjoy every little moment with your babe. So precious!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

His nursery is darling!

Tiffany said...

What a peaceful, pretty room. So happy for you!

Amanda Conley said...

I love the nursery. You've got great style. There's nowhere I'd rather be than my baby's nursery too. Such a sweet place, and the setting of such sweet memories...

Chelsea said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful nursery! (And child! Congrats) Now in your next post you are going to have to tell us how you put that room together on the cheap and where everything came from!

brittany said...

love his little nursery! make sure to rest as much as you can!

Dansie Family said...

love the nursery. mom-hood is grand, even better than the grand on the nursery.

Francisco said...

hey ali!!!! long time no see or talk or anything! This is Katie the old display coord. from Anthro!! Congratulations on having the cutest little boy ever! and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your nursery!!!!!!!! SO SO SO cute. I wish I could put mine together, but it looks like we will be moving um, well, right around the time I'm due. FUN!! Anyway NOT about me, about you. I am definitely inspired by the beauty and simplicity of your little oscar's room:)

Anonymous said...

Lovely. What is the the beautiful paint color?

Chere Amie said...

I am completely in LOVE with your nursery. I'm saving this pic as inspiration for the day that I'm lucky enough to have my own. Thanks and congratulations!

Rebekka said...

I love it, SO MUCH! Mint greenish and red are one of my fav. color combos, and I've always thought about doing that for a nursery...even though that's a while off yet!

Lovely!

And lovely blog!

Jill said...

you're nursery looks so nice. i love the wall color.

Amanda said...

Good work, lovely! Enjoy your time.

[J] said...

It looks wonderful, I love it! I'm registered for that same rocker!

Ann Marie said...

What a pretty little nursery! I too would spend all my days there. Happy mothering!

ali anderson smith said...

To answer:

The paint color is Benjamin Moore's "Tropical Pool."

The chair and ottoman are from the Amy Coe collection at Babies R Us. It's not the most comfortable ... nor the least. Wait for a "20% off any item" coupon or one of their "members-only" sales and you'll get both pieces for just over $300. And the ottoman comes complete with storage for books and blankets. :)

Liz said...

Oh my goodness... that is a preciosu nursery! And I adore the name Oscar, so cute.

babelfish said...

Such a beautiful room, everything is so neat, tidy and organised (you guys have been busy!) love it!

Lou said...

Hi Ali, I simply love Oscar's room, especially the poster of The Red Balloon. Would you mind if I used the photo on my blog?
Lou

Tami said...

I love your nursery. You did a great job.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful room! Would you mind sharing where you found your crib?

Heather Tullis Photography said...

I love your baby room Ali. It is so cute and on such a budget! Fantastic!

brittani c. said...

I love the clean simplicity of your nursery...and those gorgeous wood floors! I love.

{Liz Galvin} said...

Mrs. Ali....{and Curtis}~CONGRATS on the little one. It's amazing how much joy those little bugs bring into your life. Enjoy this time in your lovely nursery....they grow up sooooo fast. Wishing you well. xo

lane said...

I sure love that nursery...but what's in it is the best part. I wish I were there right now!

One Love Photo said...

Congrats, What sweet post and ROOM!!

Anonymous said...

Delightful nursery! What a fabulous crib! Please share the details-- where did you find the darling crib?

Brooke said...

Your nursery is beautiful!

Ashley A. said...

So many sweet little "firsts" will happen in that wee babe's room- not to mention a bit of mischief later on :).

kaili said...

I love the room- such a great look! Totally kid-friendly, but not cartoon prints or colours. And kudos to you for doing it on the cheap - it's a challenge, but I have found that I love the room that much more for having done it all myself and been creative about it...

Congrats to you and C on baby Oscar!

wide open spaces said...

such a sweet post. in other cultures you get a full forty days before you are even allowed to get out of bed. enjoy this sweet season with your itty-bitty.

Cathy said...

That feeling... it doesn't go away. Enjoy this precious time. A gorgeous baby boy. A sweet little space for him. Thanks for sharing (I have the same bookcase/changing table... love it).

dwelling and design said...

precious!

jdm said...

Impressive. But I'm not surprised. You have great taste. And I always love to hear about deals and where you found things. Thanks, thanks, thanks!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Welcome to the world, little Oscar! Enjoy every magical minute - it goes by so fast. xoxo

AlliSMiles said...

love love love the crib. where's it from?
allsmiles.photography@gmail.com

nicole hill gerulat said...

congratulations, ali!

you won't be in town (ut) april 22-may 8th would you? i'd love to see you.

amazing nursery, btw!

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-nicolephoto.com

Nicole said...

I have absolutely loved reading this post and looking at that image. So very inspiring on so many levels.

Rachel said...

Congrats and love your nursery.

Moiface said...

What a great space!

brooke romney said...

Of course your nursery is just perfect! I love it.

stephanie levy said...

Congratulations - Oscar is adorable!!

Kayla Green said...

That is a gorgeous room. Congrats. I just stumbled upon your blog and will keep coming back.

Amy said...

This post brought tears to my eyes - I remember feeling like that after the birth of my two but it is easy to forget. What a lovely way to remember all your emotions at this beautiful (yet exhausting) time. BTW, he looks adorable!

Laura Trevey said...

Enjoy every minute of those days... My children are 7, 10, and 11 ~~ they get so big in a blink!!

Happy Easter :)
Laura

Sweet Greens said...

What a fabulous room.
Jen

Meg said...

LOVE the nursery colors!!! lovely job, mamma. :)

Mrs. Shorty Cake said...

Love everything in the pic~ where did you get the chair?