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After 20+ years of waiting, and nearly 9 months of here and there efforts, the nursery is DONE and I must say we’re all quite pleased with the results!

My friend Tiffany Kiefer, mom of 5 kids, put it best saying, “The nursery is really for the Mom more than the kids,” which seems true, BUT the girls sleep long and wonderfully in their beds and every time I walk into the room it makes my heart feel joyful and cheered by the surroundings.

I hope you’ll enjoy the views as much as we do, and I must give a few credits (not mentioned in the video) for certain special people…

Zebra Rug — Big brother Johnluke is graciously loaning his awesome “trophy” rug that he and Ron got on their trip to Africa several years ago. (He was also willing to give up his own room, granted he’s out on his own now.) I built the nursery around this fabulous rug as centerpiece. The sissies especially like feeling it’s mane. We love you Johnny!

Ceiling Light — Thanks to designer friend Kimberly Hight for this perfect gift which she and her husband Mort put together for us, it’s from IKEA, and reflects a fun flower pattern on the walls when lit.

Vintage Slider Rocker — The ugly navy cushion got recovered in a happy lively pattern, so rock-a-bye-baby moments are even more pleasurable.

Wall Art — Monogram letters courtesy of the awesome Jennifer Gooden who had them on our shower diaper cakes. Vintage cover from a Sears Catalogue was a shower gift from Leslie Carranza. Other random pictures from HomeGoods.

Cribs & Changing Table — Put together and painted by our first nanny, Coco Tipton, who can do just about anything (in addition to loving on babies!)

Wonderful, Patient Husband — Special thanks to my dear Ron, who let me enjoy every little moment of decorating and making this a fun journey of combining my passions. He happily gave opinions (“Yes dear, it looks perfect”) and nailed many a nail in the wall.

Enjoy the tour and remember to never give up on your dream…


What a steal for only $3.50, dress it up or dress it down!

One of my favorite fall fashion items this season are vests. I love to throw them over t-shirts, long-sleeve silk tops, or even a sleeveless tank.

I was especially excited to find this little white fur number last spring on the sale rack at Forever 21 for only $3.50. I had seen the Chanel Fall 2010 style show (via the Chanel iPhone app) and saw that white faux fur was going to be BIG. So even though I was ready for spring, I grabbed it and was thrilled I’d planned ahead when September rolled around.

This beige nubby number I found at a garage sale years ago and find myself going back to it every few years.

Got this 10+ years ago at a garage sale for probably around $5.00

Love this multi-patch gray and white real fur vest snagged at a little upper east side consignment shop in NYC last winter.  The sweet lady knew I loved it and let me have it for less than $75.

Found at a NYC consignment shop for less than $75.00, love the chain detail

Lastly, this fun pinkish camel-color short sleeve leather vest-type jacket is one I’ve been wearing all the time, it looks like real leather but for only around $29 there is plenty left over for other little treasures.

Has detachable sweater sleeves (not shown), machine washable too!

One great thing about vests is they look good on any shape and size and cover a multitude of sins around the mid-section.

It may be your turn to invest in a vest! Happy Bargain Shopping!