Nursery Reveal


Before having Elle, one of the most exciting parts about preparing for a baby was designing her nursery. I have to say, it’s easy to get swept up in inspiration photos online, wanting to emulate the most perfect pastel room fit for your little one. However, you can easily get sticker shock or feel overwhelmed when diving deeper into what it takes to put together these seemingly perfect rooms. 


Besides the decor, I also found it hard to compare the room I was turning into a nursery with the stunning spaces of the rooms on Pinterest. For instance, of course a certain nursery looked amazing- the room was large, full of bright windows with refinished floors or French architectural details. When you start with a blank canvas like that, the room is going to be gorgeous no matter what. 


Creating Elle’s nursery was a true labor of love which combined rocking with what we’ve got, hunting down luxe-looking but affordable pieces, and incorporating vintage items with sentimental value to bring meaning to her space. 

Some of the key items in Élodie’s nursery include a blush, velvet couch found second-hand from a clothing boutique that was moving, picture frames collected over the years and wall-frames from West Elm. Lucite shelves were purchased from the Container Store (much cheaper than Pottery Barn Kids) to house her growing library and add color to the walls. The lucite also matches nicely with her crib, a Pottery Barn Kids item (along with her glider). I then found cream blackout curtains and throw pillows at TJ Maxx for an amazing deal! One of my favorite items to find was her abstract blush painting which I got at Pier 1 Imports during their closing sale. I think it truly captures the essence of some of those abstract paintings you see on Instagram but make you gasp when you see the price. This one was just over $100 and truly makes the room. I also love the Ballard Designs frameless mirror I found on Facebook Marketplace which reflects the colors of the painting and adds light to the small room. The most special part of the nursery are all the little details that bring the room to life. Over her crib, we hung blankets and a garland from my own childhood nursery. Elle’s diaper cream and accessories are housed in crystal jars found from my favorite vintage shop in my hometown. The teddy sitting on the couch was given to Jason as a baby, although he got an upgraded ribbon for Elle. 


Simply put, I spent quite a bit of time searching for the perfect items to create our nursery. From Facebook Marketplace, to TJ Maxx, I hunted for deals where possible to save for the big ticket items from Pottery Barn and Ballard. Whatever your budget or whatever your room looks like, there’s a way to capture your personal style on your own terms. I hope Elle loves her nursery, but most importantly I hope she knows how it was created with love! 


Favorites with Mark & Graham


Earlier in the season, I shared some of my favorite fashion and organizational pieces from Mark & Graham. Between the luxurious bags and the gorgeous monograms, I can’t get enough! As I prepare for my next big adventure of motherhood, I wanted to share some of the other Mark & Graham favorites that have caught my eye recently. 

Nesting is real, and it’s not just for mothers to be! Everyone wants their home to be as put-together as possible with the holidays around the corner. Adding a flair of personalization can start before guests even step foot in your home. I was immediately drawn to a new doormat for the front door, to refresh my front steps and give the house a cleaner look for the season. Of course, Mark & Graham specializes in beautiful monograms, so I opted for a style with our last name and a stunning laurel design.  If the wreath isn’t quite your style, there are many other varieties to choose from! 

Additionally, I recently got myself a new iphone case, which makes me feel like I have an entirely new phone! Whether you opted for a new phone this season, one is on your Christmas list, or you just want a new case to refresh your look – I love this personalized option! In a variety of colors and patterns, there’s one for every person in the family. I’m also obsessed with the card case that’s both functional and stylish! 

With the holidays right around the corner, there are so many gift possibilities for the family (or yourself)! I know I’m putting together my wish-list now, but had to share my current favorite picks! Let me know if there is anything you dolls have your eye on in the comments below! xo

Thank you to Mark & Graham for partnering on this post.  

Doormat: Mark & Graham. Phone Case: Mark & Graham. Card Case: Mark & Graham.


How I Keep My Clothes Cleaner and Fresher with Arm & Hammer

This post is sponsored by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser Church & Dwight Co, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanSimplePowerful #ArmandHammerLaundry #CleanandSimple #MorePowerToYou

2020 has been an unconventional year, to say the least. Many of us are working from home, everyone’s routines have been altered, and health and wellness are at the forefront of all of our minds. The last point is especially true for me since Jason and I are expecting our first child in December! While we’ve been working from home, we’ve seen ourselves dry clean less and start washing clothes more. And since I’ve been doing more laundry, I’ve started to pay more attention to how many times I’m washing and the products I’m using to keep my family safe and our home clean. That is why I use ARM & HAMMER™ Clean & Simple™ Liquid Laundry Detergent and Arm & Hammer™ Clean & Simple™ Scent Booster in Crisp Clean™ ​ at Publix!

I was drawn to these products because of the established ARM & HAMMER™ name, so I knew this product was quality and wouldn’t compromise on clean! I also love that ​ARM & HAMMER Clean & Simple Laundry Detergent and Scent Booster both offer high quality​ at a smart, low price! Since I’m pregnant, I’ve been trying to transition to products with fewer ingredients, and this detergent does just that. ARM & HAMMER™ Clean & Simple™ Liquid Laundry Detergent offers a powerful clean, with 6 essential ingredients and water. It’s got NO dyes, phosphates, GMOs, added preservatives, brighteners or parabens. ARM & HAMMER Clean & Simple Liquid Laundry Detergent is EPA Safer Choice Certified, which means it is safer for your family. ​It’s a win/win! But don’t let the fewer ingredients fool you – it still offers a powerful clean and packs a stain-fighting punch!

Recently, I’ve found myself washing 1-2 times a week. A big load on the weekend and then a mid-week load to keep clothes from piling up! I’m also loving the fact that because the detergent smells so good, our closets feel fresher! And speaking of scent, I’ve become so in love with the crisp fragrance that I also opted for the Arm & Hammer Clean & Simple Scent Booster – Crisp Clean. Again, it’s got no harsh chemicals, but keeps my clothes smelling fresher for longer. It’s the first time I’ve used a scent booster, and I can honestly say I’m not going back! On top of all of these benefits, as a fashion blogger I just need my clothes to look great! I’m so happy that I found a great detergent that combines a powerful clean with only a few ingredients, and I can feel good about how I’m protecting my growing family! If you want to try these new products, you can find them in your laundry aisle at Publix! 

I’ve even got a special offer at the following link for those excited to try! Check out this offer and you can click to add the products directly to your cart. 

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Thank you to ARM & HAMMER™​ for partnering on this post!