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In case you missed the memo, unicorns are HOT HOT HOT right now!  And even though I'm 29, (I am, it's the truth... are you calling me a liar?!) I can't help but love these little magical creatures.  SURE IT MAY BE A LITTLE WEIRD TO WEAR A SPARKLY UNICORN SHIRT (IN PUBLIC, YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO IN THE CONFINES OF MY OWN HOME), I CERTAINLY CAN WRAP up a little happy TO BRIGHTEN UP SOMEONE'S DAY (OR MY DAY, I'M A SELFISH GIFTER).

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HI DOLLS!  Welcome to our new blog!  We were so sad to see our old one go (R.I.P. old blog, we loved ya) that we've decided to revisit one of our most popular posts, so it can live on forever in internet-land.  

Even though Little Miss RPS is 3 years old now, I'm still in love with the nursery just as much as the day I brought my wee one home.  The minute I held that plus sign in my hands, I began dreaming of the space where she would lay her sweet head.  I knew I wanted the room to be sweet, soft and soothing... a place to cuddle, read stories and sing lullabies.  Quickly a color pallet of white and grey with touches of gold emerged with visions of baby animals watching over her as she dreams.

Planning the nursery was a learning process for me.  For one, I'm glad I went with my gut and did white just like I had wanted.  Every time someone asked me what the nursery would be like, I would get the eye roll and "oh this must be your first baby" or "you will regret that."  While it did make me think, it also solidified in my mind what the Mr. and I really wanted.  I can honestly say, the white has never been a problem.  So far, there is nothing that a little bleach and OxiClean haven't been able to clean (knock on wood).  The room still remains much the same except for one toddler rail replacing a side of the crib and a plethora of Jelly Cat animals (so many, I don't know how the child even fits in there any more... baby girl has one serious plushie addiction).

While holding back tears, I purchased a big girl bed and linens for Little Miss a few weeks ago.  So you may catch me nostalgically staring at the following photos in the weeks to come. I'll be sure to show you how the room all pieces together once it is all finished (can we just talk about waiting 12 weeks for a headboard to arrive is agonizing)!

So for now, I'll be shedding a little tear for my few remaining weeks with her crib, because I seriously adore it.  I plan on squeezing myself into Little Ladies toddler crib with her and getting all weepy that my baby is growing up.

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sources:  custom crib & changing dresser from DucDuc, photography by The Animal Print Shop and frames from Target, Cowhide Rug from Sunland Home Decor their one-of-a-kind collection, Mathilde Crib Bedding from Pom Pom Home, glider and ottomon in Washed Matelassé by Restoration Home Baby & Child, Animal Party Parade print by Rifle Paper Co., Sheep Rocker from Pottery Barn Kids, Giraffe head from Z Gallerie, weathered rattan baskets with liner from Restoration Home Baby & Child (no longer available),  Window Rods from Restoration Hardware in Brass, Drapery from Restoration Hardware in Belgian Linen White, Tree Branch coat rack and Owl Lamp from West Elm (no longer available), Book Shelf from Serena and Lily (we had the book shelf custom painted when it arrived so the whites matched on all the furniture), Chandelier from Horchow (no longer available), Paint color is The Perfect Grey from Benjamin Moore.