Make a cloud pillow


Happy Thursday friends. I am just trying to rest and relax before this baby comes any day now!! Here’s a little cloud pillow I made for his room. Xoxo Jess


Thrift finds: Baby boy

IMG_0120Shopping for baby stuff is the best, but it’s hard to  know at first what to spend money on and where to save; like I really wanted organic cotton clothing at first but at $25-30 a onesie who can afford that? So I opted for organic for the bigger items like a changing pad and crib mattress because he will spend a lot of time using those and he’ll just grow out of the clothes before they get their money’s worth. At least that’s how I think about it.

I have spent a lot of time on Amazon and reading reviews of products and researching just about everything I thought we might need.  It gets confusing though because there is just. so. much. I think it just comes down to what your budget and needs are and simplifying from there. Also I started to think: What can you buy second hand safely and that you would be ok with? What can you skip buying for now? What can wait until baby comes ?  Because it got overwhelming and I would get upset thinking we wouldn’t be able to afford everything he needed.IMG_0116So I started looking at my local thrift store for baby items. There’s a clothing bin where they just throw all the kids stuff in and it’s all $1. Books are also $1. On random days clothes or books will be buy one get one free too.  On one lucky haul day I found 10 baby clothing items and got them for $5 with the sale. I was stoked.  Most of the clothes look brand new as well, no stains or tears.  I think I’ve spent something like $30 total…I also found a few toys like these stacking blocks for $2..
IMG_0113look how cute this little onesie from Old navy is with little foxes and trees, I die.
IMG_0111And this super adorable sock monkey hoodie 3 months size.IMG_0109This was the first thing I found thrifting before I even knew we were having a boy, a precious little knit sweater..IMG_0110Getting the nursery closet organized:  We went to target and bought 6 white storage bins ($7/each), a couple shoe organizers($3), a hanging closet rod($10), baby hangers($3), and the 6 storage cube shelf with 4 neutral colored bins($40).  The bins above I labeled 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9, 9-12, you get the idea.  My good friend saved her baby boy clothes and gave us 2 large home depot boxes full so I organized them all and just hung up the newborn and 0-3 months so far.  I honestly  think I’m done shopping for newborn clothes at this point, except for socks, I need some socks.  I’d love to get my hands on a pair of baby moccasins too, they’re all over interest and just darling. So anyhow, that’s what we have so far in terms of baby clothes that we were given or thrifted so far.  It’s just such a relief to have things coming along what with only 10 weeks left before he’s here.  I guess because I worry so much about everything being perfect.  I didn’t use to be like this! It’s funny how my mom instincts seem to be setting in.  xoxojessIMG_0114


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Antica Farmacista//body moisturizer in grapefruit: a Lovely lotion. The scent is light and fresh but not overwhelming. I stuck this in my purse for on the go use. full size is $25 but it would be worth it.

Color club polish in purple//cute color

Davines//love smoothing shampoo: I took this on my NY trip and left it at my hotel, but I got to use it several times and it became my second ever favorite shampoo due to its smell and the way it left my (dry, frizzy) hair feeling super soft and smooth. Would buy this at $24 full size for sure.

Juicy couture La La perfume//i like it

Davines oil//pretty aroma and super shiny and hair smoothing
DSC_0048happy Friday folks! I’m visiting my sister in Wisconsin an getting ready for her bachelorette party tomorrow. What are y’all doing? Xo Jess

a dainty flower crown

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I made this sweet crown for my friend as a woodsy-camping-up north bridal shower veil. I used floral wire, faux green and white flowers and hot glue. I think it turned out simply sweet.
In other stuff lately my brother is visiting for a few weeks so I won’t be blogging too regularly but I’ll try to squeeze some pictures in here. Have a lovely day! Xo Jessica

My style: stripes + hat

Hey guys, TGIF! I’ve been MIA for a few d/t one, not sleeping at all well and therefore being a grouch all day, and two, well, just see reason one.   I’m in a great mood today, however, after thrifting a bit and scoring some cute lace vintage curtains which I hung in my craft room and, I’m super excited about this,  a vintage macrame kit.  I’ve seen a lot of cute wall hangings lately and wanted to try my own and I might just use that macrame kit for it.  Date night tonight; we’re seeing Elysium and I’m eating lots of popcorn. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo  Jessica

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Hat//Epiphany boutique, Bishop arts

Tee//Dry goods

bracelet//St. Maarten

Skirt//East towne mall, Madison, WI

nails//OPI neon