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Olive’s Nursery

I used to joke with friends that one day I would have a baby just so I could dutifully create the most perfect nursery for my lil minion. I not so secretly wanted a girl because I was of course drawn to the decor of little girls’s nurseries moreso than those of boys. I got lucky.


When we first learned I had a little olive in my tummy, long before we found out that she was in fact going to be named Olive, I had decided that if it was a girl I wanted to have a vintage mermaid theme. And if it was a boy I wanted robots to be the main attraction.

Then 20 weeks came along and IT WAS A GIRL. YAY.

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And my dream of having a vintage mermaid abode for my lil precious turned into her nursery comprising of mostly “under the sea/mermaid” theme but also “cute things.” There was no way I could turn down this little, yellow fox our friend bought us on Or some of the other toys and mementos from my childhood that I knew had to be part of her room.

Her room is bright, colorful, vintage, and ALL THINGS CUTE. And you can imagine how stoked I was when it was featured on Apartment Therapy!!! My main inspiration was this nursery, a nursery one of my favorite bloggers put together for her little girl. This blogger blogs primarily about nursery design and puts together nursery mood boards on the regular for me too “ooh” and “ahhh” over every few days. Too bad I didn’t come across these two mermaid inspired mood boards until just a few weeks ago. They would have been the perfect resource for me.

In any case, I’m super excited to have Olive’s room grow with her as she becomes a big kiddo and beyond. I find things I would love to have in her room daily and have been working on refurbishing the very dollhouse my mom made for me. I’ve painted it, wall papered the walls, and am slowly filling it with vintage dollhouse furniture. Hopefully she’s a responsible kiddo that takes care of it and appreciates all the hard work and MONEY I’ve put into it so far!

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Are you listening Olive? Play nice!!!

March 27, 2013 at 6:06 am Leave a comment

Mood Board Challenge

Olive Jane by Eryn, see more Minted birth announcements

Olive Jane board by Eryn. See more Minted birth announcements

I found that Minted was having a Birth Announcement Challenge and figured I should definitely participate. Because HELLO, I live for this stuff. psst, when I embedded the code above the mood board became all smushed. Below is what it is supposed to look like :)

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I of course used Olive and her personality and her super cute nursery as my inspiration as I was putting this together. Olive owns the mermaid print, slumbers every night in her white jenny lind crib, and is all aristocraty in her Silver Cross Pram.

For rules and to enter yourself go here!

March 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm 1 comment

GIF obsessed. Like OBSESSED.

I’m a little slow catching onto trends. Like the totally awesome neato thing where you make your own gifs and then share them with the ¬†internet. So I’m catching up for lost time.

Here is a gif about Olive’s favorite TV show GIRLS. It’s not exactly age appropriate but she’s far from forming memories, so we’ll just continue to watch Hannah Horvath trot around Brooklyn nakedly.


And here’s one about mustaches. Olive has no interest in facial hair…but I do. Along with the rest of the internet.


Many more gifs to come because they’re like so much fun.

March 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

OliveGrams – who wants one?

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With a name like Olive the girl needed her own custom stationery. And if you give a kid their own custom stationery they’re gonna also ask for their own custom stamp. Naturally.

My mom is the craftiest of all crafty grandmas. Every time I see her she’s showing off some new art project she’s dreamed up in her craft room. I’m in love with the OliveGrams she made for us a few weeks ago.

And then you guys are already well aware of the custom stamp I commissioned Leonora of YellowHeartArt to make for us.

Together they’re perfect and I can’t wait to send OliveGrams to all our favorite people.

March 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Well aren’t these textiles just beautiful.

Coral hues and chevrons are two of my favorite things. So obviously I’m over the moon in love with that chair cushion, that pillow isn’t so bad either. I’ve never reupholstered something myself. It’s one of those projects that scares me. Other things that scare me: cheesecake, souffle, and anything that requires a power tool.

I have a very healthy fear of ’em all.

October 27, 2011 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

cute stockings – HALF OFF

The fam and I had a nice holiday in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Aside from the family shenanigans we did some shopping where I was able to rekindle my love affair with World Market. Especially World Market the day after Christmas.

They had some good stuff. Some of which being these adorable stockings I was able to snag for $3 a piece. Schwing!

December 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Beautiful Lettering

I spent the last few minutes just now being completely mesmerized by the below video. I can’t get over how deliberate and perfect his brush strokes are.


October 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm 2 comments


…I think the “before” pictures look better than the “after” pictures. This is one of those times:

I actually enjoy the bed linens in the first picture and the lime green chair in the corner. I’m also not a rustic beach wood fan. I appreciate it, it’s just not for me. Also, the first picture has a sleek, gray cat in it. In my experience with sites like D*S, decor8, and Apartment Therapy, having a living being prancing around your rad furnishings is always a plus. Even if it’s your toddler doing a blurry dance in the background or your pet fish or favorite house plant sitting looking bored in the corner. Yes, I just compared toddlers to houseplants, I’m just saying if the bottom picture had a cool Boston Terrier looking coy and pensive on the bed I may not even have made this post.

Oh fate.


October 14, 2010 at 7:47 am 5 comments

Mr. Foxy Pants and yes, another owl!

I’ve added two new pieces of merch to my etsy shop y’all!

Meet Mr. Foxy Pants, inspired by my favorite pooch Saci.

and Captain Owl – Ocean Hues.

Both are still original pieces, once I perfect my printing process I’ll start adding prints of these items!

Hope you like them as much as I do!

October 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

Ms. Artsy Pants Etsy Shop

Time for more self-promotion!!!

I just opened my etsy shop. Something I’ve been thinking about for the past two years and something that has been in the works for the past few months.

I plan to update the shop with as much new merchandise as possible on a regular basis. Also looking to explore other mediums.

Please take a look at what I’ve put up there so far, it’s cute and full of whimsy!

October 10, 2010 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

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