Over the holidays, Matthew and I talked about finishing the bedroom in the basement for Turner before the baby arrived. Of course, the next day, I started creating an inspiration board for Turner’s big boy space. I wanted it to be modern, with pops of bright color. I wanted it to start as a dinosaur room (his current obsession), but able to evolve with him, especially if we’re in this house with our third baby. With a few changes, it can be easily transitioned for him and Grey to share the space.
This inspiration board was also the inspiration for Turner’s birthday party theme on my last post. I love the way the black, white, gray and lime look together! It was very important to me for there to be lots of storage space for toys and books that are currently spread all over the floor of our family room. Haha! My favorite elements are the lime green bug lamp and lime accent storage bench from Ikea, the wall hanging, and those triangle shaped display shelves. I'm almost more excited to decorate this room than I am the nursery. Almost.
This mama is nesting big time and I’m hoping we can pull it all together before Grey arrives! I’ll keep you posted. What other elements do you think are necessities for Turner’s big boy room?? Let me know in the comments below!
Immediately after New Year’s Day my mind went into Turner birthday mode. I was rapidly trying to shop for gifts and come up with party ideas. Luckily I had already come up with a new design for his big boy room remodel in the basement, and that gave me a head start. The inspiration was dinosaur themed with modern black, white, and lime throughout.
I searched for some simple ideas on Pinterest, and then I started buying/DIY-ing. I made the banners, cake topper letters, a tiny party hat for a dinosaur, the dino skull poster (which I plan on framing to hang in Turner’s new room), spray painted some dinos, designed and printed the table signs, baked the cookies and the cake.
I borrowed serve ware from my mom and sister-in-law, which held all of the delicious party snacks and drink. I snapped some quick photos of the table before too many guests arrived, but I forgot to take more after my mother-in-law arrived with the yogurt dipped pretzels (aka: dino bones to go on top of the muddy buddy dirt) so just pretend they’re there, okay? ;)
Turner was so thrilled with all of the friends and family that had come to see him. It was adorable! He could barely contain all of his excitement! He loved opening presents and blowing out the candles on his cake. The most rewarding thing to see after putting it all together was the joy in that little boy’s face. I was so glad I was in the moment to enjoy it with him. I only wish he would have held still long enough for me to capture just a few more photos of his little face.
I can’t believe I gave birth to this now little person. I love him more every day and I wouldn’t change a thing about him! He’s going to be the best big brother ever. Grey is going to love this goofy little dude.
I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos from our celebration! Would you guys be interested in any printables I created? Let me know!
I made this mouse for my sweet friend's baby girl, Aria. I've been naming each stuffed toy after the sweet babe they were first created for. I've got another one in the works for my new nephew as well and it's been so fun creating new animal friends to share with the people I love!
These creations of mine are far from perfect, they have imperfections, but I think that's what makes them so special. They are truly one of a kind, just like each baby they've been given to. You can buy Aria here, browse my shop here or click the SHOP link at the top of the page.
Let me know what you think and give me suggestions of animals you'd like to see in my shop! I'm building up my options as I go and would love to know what you would like to see me make!
Our shop is more successful than I ever could have imagined and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to express our creativity!
I hope everyone is having an exciting week so far!
Lots of love!