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Harry’s Room

R.Simple Life | Harry's Nursery Tour

Welcome to Harry’s room. It’s where he spends his naps and where we play and read. It’s not quite finished, but I’ve had a few requests to share it, and so here is the 80% finished room (and really, when is any room “finished?” In our house every room is in some state of constant change). But I love it.

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I’m making Harry’s mobile. It’s not too difficult, in fact, maybe I’ll post a little DIY on the blog. The issue is that I have run out of materials and I don’t feel like going to Michaels to get more. Maybe I’ll just ask my best friend Amazon to send me some.

R.Simple Life | Harry's Nursery Tour

Two things. Please don’t pay attention to the styling of those shelves. I plopped some books up there before Harry was born and have added a few extra things, but they are in NO WAY styled. I’m making a great set of Brown Bear book ends and I really want to pick out a few books for up there. And if you look close enough (please don’t) you’ll see those picture frames have photos of Jon + I in them. Need to switch those out.

BUT, please do look at that gorgeous dresser. It’s metal. You heard me, metal. Bless my sweet husband who got an email with a Craigslist ad from his 20 week pregnant wife exclaiming she had “Found the dresser!” It was purple and white with rust and peace sign stickers on it. And I was pregnant, which meant all the sanding and painting had to be done by Jonathan. He’s a keeper.

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This little treasure chest was the very first thing we bought for Harry’s room. Before we even know he was a Harry. I found it at a flea market and clutched it to my chest as I walked through the rest of the market. They offered to hang on to it behind the counter for me, but I loved it too much. I was afraid someone else would buy it right out from under me. I can’t wait for Harry to start storing his treasures in it.

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Here you see Fred the Fox, Harry’s favorite. He sucks and chews on poor Fred’s ears and just loves him to pieces. I’d like to thank Fred for allowing me to shower.

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Crib: Ikea | Rug: Safavieh | Dresser: Vintage | Curtains: Handmade with Ikea Fabric | Chair: Ikea | Footstool: Target | Treasure Chest: Vintage | Bookshelf: We’ve had for years, but repainted + added the back | Shelves about Dresser: DIY | Blanket: twenty-fifth and grant | Ship Drawing: My dad | Moby Dick Art: Gift | Lamp: Lowes | Fox stuffed toy: JellyCat | Stuffed Bear: Gift | Stuffed Striped Fish: Gift | Shoes: Hand me downs | Stacking Toy: Ikea

xoxo, Mallory

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 2

Thankful that this guy was home making me an amazing pork dinner last night – instead of away in Virginia like originally planned. What are you thankful for today?

xoxo, Mallory

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Moby Dick

Well, we officially have the first piece of decor for the nursery. It came from The Babe’s Auntie Stasia, and it is a painting of a cover of Moby Dick that I found right when I first found out we were having a boy – and fell in love with. So imagine a sweet little nursery based around this awesome cover art.

xoxo, Mallory

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The Sweetest Picture

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See the couple kissing with the baby in between them on the bottom shelf, far left? I will recreate that image as soon as The Babe is old enough to look at the camera. Promise.

xoxo, Mallory

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Explorer Adventurer Matey

Okay. We all know I have a passion for the interior (though, come on over to my barely moved into house right now and you may not believe it). I’m frugal + cheap, but I love to find a good bargain, whip up a quick DIY, and decorate. So when it comes to a nursery, I’ve been dreaming (and Pinning) for this day for a while. As soon as we found out this Babe is a BOY, I had about a million ideas, but they all seemed pretty cohesive. I was thinking Nautical Adventurer. Kind of a Moby Dick thing (even if I’ve never read the book). You know, vintage, dark neutrals mixed with some greys and whites (because I am NOT painting those walls) with treasures from the sea – think whales, sails, and adventurer maps. Something kind of like this:

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And I’ve been all about it. For weeks now. I’ve been all about the nautical boy, and believe me when I say I’ve got more than a few pretty amazing ideas to go with it.

But today I had a thought to go a bit of a different way. A little more eclectic. Still adventurer. But a little less ocean and a little more lake. Something with a cabin in the woods feel to it. You know, plaid flannel, bears + moose, explorer type. Something a little more like this:

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Now, obviously there are things I love and things I don’t love about both of these boards… and I would be going in a bit of my own direction with either room. But these are the general vicinities I’m digging right now. Of course, as I am writing this post, I have come across a pretty awesome compromise between the two. Ships + plaid. Adventurer + Explorer. Check it out:

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If you were a baby boy, which room would be your dream? Or would you simply not care about much more than breast milk and whatever mobile I decide to create?

xoxo, Mallory

PS Just found this AWESOME kid’s decorating blog. You’ll love it.

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Happy Weekend!

The storm last night. That white building is my hospital. Let’s hope for nicer weather when Baby comes.

TGIF, right? It’s been a long week, and an even longer 10 days of living in a hotel. Luckily today we take possession of our home. AND all our belongings. Talk about good timing! (Hopefully – the movers are scheduled to be here an hour after our meeting with the housing office. Fingers crossed everything works out…)

Our weekend will be filled with boxes, unpacking, and pizza. Hopefully you’re is just as exciting, if not a little less work.

xoxo, Mallory

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How Wonderful Life Is

By Sophia Cox

I’m slowly starting to think about the nursery. What the crib will look like, what kind of dresser we want, mobiles, toys, rugs, art. Without knowing if this Baby is a boy or girl it’s a little difficult to narrow anything down – but one thing I know is that I will be making a print similar to this for the room, whether it’s a boy or girl.

“How wonderful life is now you’re in the world.” My sentiments exactly. I love this baby SO much already.

xoxo, Mallory

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Home

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First of all, we are happy to announce, we will only be homeless for a week when we move to Mississippi. We were offered a house on base and jumped at the opportunity, forgetting the fact that we were going to play hardball and ask for a four bedroom home. I guess thinking about being homeless puts things into perspective for you, and a three bedroom home seems like total perfection. And yes, that is our floor plan. Also, we’ve decided to go on vacation for our “Homeless week.” So all in all, not too bad.

Home is a funny thing in the military. “Home is where the heart is.” “Home is where my family is.” “Home is where the Air Force sends us.” I’ve heard it all. But in 7 moves in 5 years, I’ve figured out where Home is. Home is not where you grew up, yet it has seen all your growing. Home is not where your loved ones are, yet your loved ones always have a spot in Home. Home is not the physical dwelling which we so painstakingly decorate and make our own. Yet without Home, we would never enjoy that physical dwelling.

Home is our heart. When you have to move every year or so (sometimes less) you come to realize you have to bring your Home with you. Home is your family, your familiarity, your happiness. Our Home is wherever we can be together. And soon enough, we’ll extend that Home to one more special little baby.

When Home is your heart, there are wonderful things to be said, and there are some ugly things as well. It’s easy to settle into a new house, a new neighborhood, a new state. You make memories quickly in a house, because as long as we’re together, it’s always Home. But when we are apart, which unfortunately is a semi-common occurrence with Jonathan’s job, our Home is torn apart. We each have a little piece of Home, and those pieces crave closeness. Need to be together. So it makes time apart even harder than it already is.

7 moves in 5 years. 7 moves in 5 years.┬áIt sounds crazy when I lay it out like that. But each move has been with my Home, so it’s not too bad.

xoxo, Mallory

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