I've been meaning to write this post for ages now, but I could never come up with a clever post title about knobs/drawer pulls that didn't sound vaguely suggestive. Not that I have a problem with vaguely suggestive titles, but it seemed a little out of place for this particular subject matter.
As I've mentioned before, we chose IKEA's Hemnes three drawer chest in white, to use for storage and as a changing table. I've heard people worry about the height of the dresser being a bit too tall for a changing table (it's 38 1/4") - I'm 5'3" and so far it seems okay ... not that I have any practical experience yet, but it doesn't feel like it's an awkward height.
I knew I wanted to change the drawer pulls/knobs - I found these hand painted ones on etsy that are just darling, they are painted to match the Land of Nod "All Creatures Great and Small" crib bedding. I love that bedding - I actually have the crib sheets and changing pad cover as "spares," but I knew I didn't want to buy a full bedding set, so this was a great way to incorporate the design into the nursery:
Ultimately, I went a different route for the nursery rug, opting for a polka dot pattern, rather than the faux bois that I had originally chosen. Mostly because we sort of veered away from a strict theme for the nursery, and the woodgrain look didn't really fit as well with the other colors and patterns that we were using.
Snagged this Pottery Barn rug from eBay for a great price (I think the design is from last season). The seller had a ton of great, new PB rugs. Since I got in a 3x5 size, there's only two rows of dots, but it still super cute in the room:
Everyone seems to have a different opinion about what they want when it comes to strollers, and I obviously had no idea what was going to work for us, but I really liked the features, the style and the price of this particular Bumbleride model.
It was more than I originally had intended on spending, but since we went with inexpensive nursery furniture and have been very careful with our baby budget, I was comfortable splurging a bit. Plus, we received some money towards our stroller purchase at one of our showers, so it ended up working out well.
I think my favorite feature of the stroller is the reversible handles that flip around so you can have the baby face you:
We also registered for and received the "carrycot," which is a portable, detachable bassinet. Very excited about this accessory. It allows an infant to lay flat, so the stroller turns into a pram. You can then remove the carrycot from the stroller and take it with you, turning it into a portable travel bed/bassinet:
If we need to, we can also attach our infant car seat to the frame - so the stroller also functions as a sort of travel system. I think we'll primarily use the car seat stroller frame (snap n' go) early on, but I think the Bumbleride will be very easy to incorporate into our daily routine. The whole stroller folds down flat really well, it's easy to maneuver and very lightweight.
I realize this post is not very exciting, but I just had to share my love for our new stroller :o)