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Maine Nursery Lifestyle Session

I'm going to be honest.

I'm on the edge. 

So, so many things are just up in the air right now. 
We are living in piles of unopened boxes and without spoons (because I packed forks and knives for the apartment, but not spoons, obviously), with TV's propped on the floor and no trash cans. It's just a hot mess, plain and simple. I'm trying to prioritize, accomplish small tasks when I can and help the baby adjust to whatever it is that is rocking his world and preventing him from napping. 

With that said, I have to admit that, on top of it all, just a teeny part of me is missing our house in Maine.

Not Maine - please don't misinterpret that - I am most definitely not missing the tundra. 

But I am missing Gray's sweet little nursery. 

I know that I'll have such a blast creating a space for him when we move into our permanent home, but I am feeling all mama nostalgic about the first place I showed him when I brought him home from the hospital. I spent so many months agonizing over the placement of books on his Lucite shelves (hello, hormones) and crafting little projects just for him.

Our amazing friend and crazy talented photographer, Danielle Brady Photography, offered to come to our home to document Gray's nursery as a farewell gift to us. The photos just hit my desktop and I am wallowing in my "oh my gaaaah, his first room is gooooone" feelings. Lucky for ya'll, I have a blog and get to dump those feelings on you so you can feel them with me!

Ready to feel?? 

Thank you, Danielle, for capturing such sweet moments for us over the past year - we love you.

If you want to see the one million other posts about the nursery, start here!


Curtains DIY (plain curtain panels [similar] + liquid stitch + pom pom trim)
Photos (all taken in Maine by me, except our amazing maternity photos)
(used all sources in the tutorial except we spray painted the legs instead of staining) 
Throw Pillow (can't find a link online but it's Target Patio, currently on clearance)
Champagne Bucket [similar]
Large Print DIY (a sharpie marker + the insert in the frame flipped over)

Stephanie | Olive and Tate |
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  1. These pics are brilliant, hot mama! xx

    1. thank you love! its aaaaall in the editing! xo

  2. Gorgeous nursery and mama! Gray is such a cutie!!

  3. it was a beautiful nursery! hang in there mama you'll have a new place soon. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    1. thanks love! loved those sweet onesies for baby v i saw on insta today!

  4. Oh babe :( These photos are gorgeous and I can imagine the emotion behind leaving the first house you brought your little guy home to. This next home will be amazing though and you will make it your own. hang in there xo

  5. These are beautiful pictures! I wish we had thought to do the same. I hope your permenant home is sorted soon, we have done the temporary accommodation thing and it isn't pretty. Take care love xxx

  6. He's so cute! But as beautiful as the old nursery was, I bet your new one will be even more beautiful!

  7. Love that first picture of you and G! So sweet :)

  8. Those baby toes and blue eyes (insert heart eye emoji)....You did such an amazing job designing his nursery and these pictures do a great job at capturing it all.

    1. thank you!! those blue eyes still shock me every day....i assumed they would change, but they are still so blue!

  9. It really does all go by so dang quick. It's surreal to watch life literally unfold before you. One day when we move I know I will miss this little place we call home.

    1. you will! and one minute the excitement is stronger than the mama sadness and the next its all "wham, he slept here!" its crazy mama hormones at their finest!

  10. oh that's a beautiful nursery. Love the simplicity of it.

  11. What a beautiful nursery - and you look gorgeous (love your top!) x


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