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Faux Mongolian Lamb Pouf
Just purchased this while it was on sale for the nursery. We will use it as an ottoman with our chair. It looks huge in this photo but I think it will be the perfect size.
Pineapple Weekender Tote
For all you pineapple fanatics out there! There is also another one I can only seem to find in store with white stars on it. I might need to snag it as it would make for a great hospital bag! Pretty much need to start packing that up in 5 weeks or so. Any suggestions of must haves let me know!

Ivory Aberdeen Battery Operated Lanterns
We had guests over at our house on Friday evening so we decided to do some sprucing up of our backyard. Our landlord is replacing our fence sometime this week and I am so nerdily excited. It will make a HUGE difference! While we are still very actively looking for a home to purchase there is literally nothing on the market. So we decided to make the best out of where we live (which is perfectly fine!) and enjoy it. There are perks to living life without a mortgage :)

I purchased an umbrella from Cost Plus and my friend had some lanterns left over from a nursery project she was happy to give me. I think these little light up ones would be a perfect addition!
 Multi Crystal Beaded Necklace
I would have to try this on in person but I think this would go great with various maxi dresses. AKA summer uniform.
Hemnes Chest
So here is the dresser I was going to purchase for the nursery since the original one turned out to be a flop. The has a "white stain" on it as opposed to a glossy finish. So here is my dilemma - I like rustic. But it's getting close to D day and I don't want to be stressing over finding the perfect dresser on Craigslist to refinish. What I like about this one is the drawers are deep and lined and also it's the perfect size. I was going to swap out the pulls for either mercury glass knobs or nickle pulls. What's your guy's opinion? Buy it and be finished? Or continue the hunt? I do like this one a lot and to be honest it goes with our crib pretty well. #firstworldproblems


25 comments

  1. omg we returned that dresser this weekend! well the slightly bigger version. we wont have room for it in our new apartment and we never put it together. i kept the nightstands tho. i really love the sleek finish -- but that's my style. i think if you switch out the knobs or pulls you can make it a little more rustic. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. that pouf looks so fun - just to plop onto!! I think the dresser is great - buy it!!

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  3. We have a lot of the Hemnes collection in our house from Ikea.....and we like it. If you like rustic and but you are tired of looking. Keep the dresser and find some antique frames for the room. And change the knobs to anthro crystal cuties!

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  4. Love your style!!! I love the backyard colors you went with and I would die for your umbrella!!!

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  5. cute cute and cute! Love the umbrella color and the lanterns with the pattern are perfect! Also, I adore anything pineapple haha great tote!

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  6. You seriously have the best taste is decor. That pouf is so cute!

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  7. I have that Ikea dresser- but the glossy version and so far I've loved it in our nursery. The drawers are huge and you could fit so much stuff in them. I suggest just getting that and adding some new knobs- Anthropologie always has awesome knobs! The new umbrella with the lanterns is so cute- yay for a new fence!

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  8. Love that poof. So perfect for a nursery.

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  9. I think that dresser would be a perfect option for the nursery, and I think replacing the knobs is a great idea. It might give the dresser an entire different look that you'll love!! Don't stress, keep it. :)

    I WANT THAT POUF.

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  10. I say get the dresser and dress it up with some new knobs like you were talking about. Once your little girl comes along the last thing you will be thinking about is your dresser anyways :)

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  11. Loving the poof! I kind of want to buy it even though I have no where to put it, ha! I would get the dresser and just replace the knobs. Best of both worlds!

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  12. Love the poof!! Also, love that dresser! We are actually buying that entire bed set when the house is finished so I give it two thumbs up!!

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  13. That umbrella is so cute and cheerful! And with the lanterns and new fence it's going to be the perfect spot to enjoy summer BBQ's! And I love the pouff you got for the nursery, that room is going to be seriously adorable! Also, Tina at Carrots n Cake just did a post on her hospital bag. And a few weeks ago she asked readers what they suggested, and there are a lot of good comments with ideas :)

    http://carrotsncake.com/2014/05/what-i-packed-in-my-hospital-bag.html

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  14. Ooh how fun is that pouf!? I say buy it and be finished. No one's trying to go into labor using a sander, right ha? Loving your patio with the new umbrella!

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  15. Love the poof! Great find :) I would say get the dresser so you have one - and you can keep looking for something perfect at the same time! Ikea's prices are so great it's worth it to buy and not have the stress...but if something better comes along you can throw it up on Craiglist or something and replace it! ;)

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  16. I love your outdoor area, its so pretty with that teak umbrella!! Loving that ottoman too! I would suggest getting the Ikea dresser, but maybe waiting a little to put it together just in case you come across another one. Is the Ikea dresser better quality than the first dresser with the pretty pulls? That one looked so nice in your picture!

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  17. that is the dresser caleb has in his room, i love it! i found knobs on sale red and white polka dot ones from anthropologie, cant wait to see your little girl's nursery!

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  18. Oh my gosh. That pouf. My dog would love me if I bought that - he wouldn't get off it!! Great picks!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  19. Love that pineapple bag! The Hemnes dresser is a great pick - changing the knobs would definitely give it a personal touch!

    greatscottsandco.blogspot.ca

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  20. That poof is gorgeous! I really love one for my newborn sessions or for somewhere in the house. Love it!

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  21. Loving that ottoman!! Can't wait to see it in the nursery!

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  22. Girlfriend!! AWESOME buy on that pouf ottoman... well done!! xo

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  23. I'd buy the Hemnes and then distress it! I'm going to shoot you an email on hospital essentials - I literally spent days planning/packing!

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  24. The perks of renting is you get to have someone else fix your fence !

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