Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A boyish nature nursery.

You know that when you hardly have the energy to scroll through Pinterest you really are getting sick. :(

Or it could have something to do with the twenty three-year-olds I chased after all day. And the one dramatic bloody nose that resulted in ending the day in chaos. I felt like I was breathing germs in and out all day long.

Despite feeling worn out, I managed to come home and do my new favorite Denise Austin Fit & Firm Pregnancy Workout. I have NEVER enjoyed any form of a workout routine. In high school I was always a runner, so running a few miles a day was my quick workout. I seemed to have developed some pretty bad lower back problems over the past year due to a past job, genetics, and simply living in this fallen body, so I've been ordered from doctors to no longer run. Sad day for me, as I said before, because I HATE workout routines. I've honestly exercised more during this pregnancy than I have since the last high school gym class I was forced to take. So it's really saying something when I say I truly enjoy these workouts, Denise Austin's encouraging voice, and feeling tired and stretched out afterwards. :) Also, I find that she uses VERY comfortable positions for working out all the different parts of your body that could probably very easily be carried over into post-baby workouts. I talked about my other pregnancy work outs that I enjoy in this post.

Now that my tummy is thoroughly filled and I'm wrapped up in several warm blankets in bed to fight off the painful cold chills, I am doing a bit of nursery decor hunting around on Etsy.

I've decided to go with a forestry theme, many neautrals and greens, so I can easily change it up for the next baby or a baby girl. I want to include some botanical prints like this one.

I am a butterfly collector, as in I collect dead butterflies in glass frames. haha Sounds a bit morbid, but I think they are beautiful!! I really love any framed bug. I think I got my love of these from my love of James and the Giant Peach as a kid. Needless to say, I also love this vintage butterfly print.

A gorgeous beetle print.

Maybe a collection of specimen jars and feathers like these.
I'm also going to incorporate forest animals, like owls, foxes, porcupines, and squirrels. Oh my goodness, I really do have so many ideas in my head! I guess I better start picking and choosing as I'm about to head into my third and final trimester with this boy! I just want two things for this baby room: lots of things that I can change up and use again (which is why I'm using neutrals) and I don't want it to look too, too babyish (meaning no mint green or baby blue).
Keep your eye out on some fun things you think I could use in the baby room! :)


  1. I love the theme you are going to do! I feel like boys are so much harder but all of this sounds awesome! Hooray for ditching traditional baby colors. I'm all about that as well. :) Hope you feel better soon. :/

  2. "snakes and snails and puppy dogs tails...
    that's what little boys are made of."
    What an adventurer your little one will be!
    thanks for featuring my apothecary bottles.
    Barbara aka Cookie

    1. You are very welcome! And how cute! :) I forgot all about that song until reading that! This little boy is going to be quite an adventure! ;)