Saturday, April 11, 2015

Filling the Nursery Walls

Well, I survived the first week back at the office! What's more is that I never cried. Can you believe it?

Neither can I.

Getting up on Monday morning at 6:30 AM nearly killed me. That may not sound incredibly early to most people, but considering the interrupted sleep and sleep lost from getting up for Presley's nighttime feeds, it was rough. Knowing that would be the case, I spent the better part of Sunday preparing anything and everything in advance to save me from having to use brain power when getting ready the next morning. It was a smooth transition back to work. Surprisingly, the actual work was easy. I feel like I slipped back into the swing of things without a problem and picked up right where I left off. The hard part of the week was figuring out my new routine at home. It will take some time, but I'll get there.

Now that I'm out of the house most of the day, I have fresh eyes on the place when I get home. I rush to put things back in their proper places -- books, cell phone charger, magazines, dirty onesies, yesterday's mail. Something else I notice? The big, empty spaces on Presley's nursery walls that I have yet to fill. Oops. I dried flowers that we received at the hospital, so I'll wrap them in twine and display in there.

I hopped over to Minted to scope out the nursery wall art. It only took two hours, but I narrowed by favorites down to 20... and then down to 6. Whew!

Clockwise from top left:

They're colorful and have a soft, sweet feeling of cheer and innocence. I like the personalized pieces, but I keep going back to the piece called The Fountain. It looks like a page out of a children's book, and it reminds me of the Great Lawn in Central Park on a perfect spring day -- a city of strangers living out intertwined stories in the sunshine.

Minted never fails. It's more than just pretty paper. It has everything from foil-lettered Christmas cards and personalized stationery (which I have two sets of) to home decor and fabric. Fabric! Their newest collection are the 2015 Save The Date cards. Is four years of marriage too soon to renew vows? I need a reason to get those Save The Date cards. ;)

Alas, I'm already married. So back to the nursery! Which piece (or two?) do you think I should get for Presley's nursery?

Thanks to Minted for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. I have been a fan and customer for years and will continue to be!


Marie @ Life is a Highway said...

These are very nice wall pieces. When I look at a photo of Presley, I favor the Newspaper Bouquet and The Fountain for her nursery walls. They express sunshiny happiness!

Whitney said...

I love all of those prints! The Fountain is adorable. I'm so glad that things are going well for you at work!

Brita Long said...

They're all cute! I like the initial wreath. It's simple, but pretty.

Louise, Travel the Unbeaten Path said...

Minted is pretty great, and I didn't know they had nursery prints! Im a sucker for word art/signs, so I love the sunshine one!