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Baby Cavanaugh’s Nursery

I’d say that having a child is the best reason to redecorate. We had so much fun transforming our guest room into a baby-friendly nursery. Because our space is limited, I had to find a way to keep a queen-sized bed in the same room. We love that we can still host out of town family and friends if need be.

Because we’d decided to wait until our baby was born to find out the gender, most of our nursery is nice and neutral. Now that our Finnley Haven is here, I’ve begun to add some feminine touches. It’s easily our new favourite room! I hope our baby girl’s nursery inspires you to create a room that fits your littlebit.

xoxo

    -RACHEL

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

blanket: nate berkus, c/o target // faux sheep skin: ikea // triangle banner: hobby lobby // ruffle pillow: gardenridge // striped pillow: ikea // gold metallic crib sheets: dear owen co, c/o etsy // crib: similar, wayfair

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

blanket: nate berkus, c/o target // striped pillow: ikea // ruffle pillow: gardenridge // gold metallic crib sheets: dear owen co, c/o etsy // crib: similar, wayfair

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

fancy female fox: anthropologie // crib: similar, wayfair // chair: serena and lily  // shelves: cavie and company

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

crib: similar, wayfair // triangle banner: hobby lobby // shelves: cavie and company

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

headboard: cavie and company // striped pillows: ikea // fancy female fox: anthropologie // night stand: DIY HERE // chair: serena and lily  // ruffle curtains: madison park, “kylie”, c/o overstock

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

headboard: cavie and company // night stand: DIY HERE //

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

dresser: custom, DIY // changing pad: la baby, c/o target // deer bust: white faux taxidermy, c/o etsy // eat you up sign: hobby lobby 

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

dresser: custom, DIY // changing pad: la baby, c/o target // deer bust: white faux taxidermy, c/o etsy // eat you up sign: hobby lobby 

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

deer bust: white faux taxidermy, c/o etsy // eat you up sign: hobby lobby // changing pad: la baby, c/o target

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

rachelaz.com // baby cavanaugh's nursery

deer bust: white faux taxidermy, c/o etsy //

Living Room Inspiration: Cobalt + Navy + Gold

Our living room was in some desperate need of redecorating. To be honest, most of our sitting area was just a hodgepodge of of my college dorm and Johnny’s bachelor pad. If you know us, you know the only three colors we agree on are white, black, and gold. So let’s just say that we really branched out by adding some navy and cobalt (that’s a joke.) It feels so nice and adult of us to finally make it our own. We’re absolutely in love with how it turned out and thought we’d pass on these awesome steals we found.

SAVVY SAVER SALE ALERT: Through this Saturday, use coupon code “LINCOLN” and save an extra 10% on select Home items. Enter code “LINCOLN” at Checkout to receive discount. Offer available online only at Target.com. Offer expires 02/21/2015 at 11:59pm PT. 

Pictured above are a few of our favourite new pieces. All purchased on sale from Target. Use code mentioned above and take advantage of their crazy clearance items!! Happy home decorating mamacitas!

xoxo

    – RACHEL

White + Wooden Table Lamp: Brighten up some day and add some light. This gorgeous lamp is the perfect size for your living room. I love the clean-lines and naturalist look with wooden accents. The adorable off-white/tan lamp shade is also included. ($45 + 10% OFF) 

Gold Clover Mirror: Transform your room’s look with this Threshold Clover Mirror. This gorgeous wall mirror has a slightly distressed gold finish with light brown accents to give it an on-trend vintage style. Antique mirrors are a great match with contemporary or traditional room décor. The large 17.5″ x 17.5″ size will help give your living space a bright, open feel. Attached picture hanger mounting makes it quick and easy to install. ($25 + 10% OFF)

Taped Solid Toss Pillow: (Comes in 9 different color variations!) Add instant “wow” to any room with this Threshold Taped Solid Toss Pillow. Covered in 100% cotton canvas with an elegant taped design, this pillow feels homey and looks sophisticated. With a knife edge, this decorative pillow looks firm and feels soft under your head or behind your back. Place this accent pillow on your sofa, armchair or bed to pull together any look. Mix and match it with your home’s rugs, curtains and accessories. ($20 + 10% OFF

Plaid Blanket: Comes in 5 different color variations!) Wrap yourself in in comfort and warmth with the Threshold Plaid Throw. You’ll get the look and feel of flannel with this cozy throw. It’ll perfectly accent all of your holiday décor and slide right through the New Year. Toss it over the back of a chair, your sofa or roll it up and put it beside your fireplace. Wherever you throw it, it’ll look perfectly styled. ($20 + 10% OFF)

Lion Throw Pillow: Make a statement with a Threshold Lion Throw Pillow. This luxe lumbar pillow is embroidered with a gorgeous lion design. It comes in a deep shade of blue to add a rich pop of color to your space. Plus, it has piping for a polished feel. This decorative pillow is made with a 100% cotton cover and plush fill to give you comfort as well as cool. Add it to any sofa, armchair or even your bed for a trendy home look. ($25 + 10% OFF)

Gorgeous Wingback Chair (Velvet Buckwheat): I searched high and low for an affordable wingback chair. This one’s a steal. This velvet upholstered accent chair with golden studs is so unique and speaks the language of pure luxe. Not to mention they’re super comfy and husband approved! ON CLEARANCE (online only)! Shut the front door! By definition, an absolute bargain. ($167.99reg: $279.99 / save $112.01)

Valentines Gift Guide For Him

Why are men the most difficult to shop for?

With Valentines Day, Johnny’s birthday, and our anniversary all within the next few weeks, I’ve been brainstorming. And I think I found some great ideas to honor the hardworking man in my life. Here are a few of my favourite finds for your baby padre, hubby, or daddy. I hope they help!

xoxo,

    – RACHEL

1. Kiwi Shoe Shine Kit ($12) Put a little spring in his step– or more specifically, in his shiny new shoes. Men don’t have a lot to work with when it comes to accessorizing their outfits, so spruce up his business life and help him put his best foot forward.

2. Creative D100, Bluetooth, Portable Speaker (on sale $40 / reg $80) Change up his workout, or hook his garage/shop up with his favourite sports station or music. It delivers wireless audio from any of your compatible stereo Bluetooth wireless devices, or listen to music from non-wireless MP3 players via the integrated AUX-in port.

3. Mr BBQ Stainless Steel Set ($48) Forget ruining your beautiful kitchen tools, and give him his own manly set! This rustproof, dishwasher safe (glory!), 21-piece grilling tool set has all the accessories he needs for successful grilling: a brush with replaceable head, an oversized 4-in-1 spatula, tongs, fork, basting brush, knife, 4 skewers, 8 corn holders and salt and pepper shaker. All in an aluminum storage case.

4. Personalized Canvas + Leather Toiletry Bag ($40) This rugged canvas dopp kit has genuine leather trim, waterproof lining and ample room to hold all his essential toiletries.Personalize it with his initials.

5. “I’ve Got Mad Dad Skills” Baseball Tee ($40) One of my hubby’s favourite new shirts, this sporty, SlyFox Threads reglan tee’s man-approved and yet equally adorable. (*please note: it comes 1-2 sizes smaller than normal.)

6. Dad’s Remote Caddy ($45) If you’re anything like us, you’re always misplacing the remote (and it always seems to be right before the game’s on.) Well, lose it no more! This faux leather + wooden caddy is just what he needs to keep his TV accessories neat and organized. It has 6 compartments to hold remotes, gadgets and whatever book he’s reading. Plus it spins!

7. Subsidy Shades Sunglasses ($12-$24) Without a purse to keep them in, my hubby’s expensive sunglasses always seem to get away from him. Save some money, and replace your pricey shades with these 100% UVB protected (and awesomely stylish) shades! The best part is, proceeds go to fund adopting families!

8. Manly Moccasin House Shoes  (on sale $18 / reg $36)  Keep your man’s feet comfy, and tootsies warm. Comfort? Of course. But why not some handsome details, too? A little pop of color, a top panel cut on the diagonal, a sole that lets you step outside… these are men’s slippers for a new generation.

9. A Sports Photobook (sale: 50% off cover books or 30% off other items with code: SWEETSALE, through Feb 10) Does he coach little league? Or did he play sports in high school / college? Make a book of his sports memories, and help him relive the glory days. 

10. A Couples Massage Men carry most stress in their neck and shoulders. Bless your man with a romantic couples massage, or take it up a notch and sign up for a couples massage class and learn how to give each other professional(ish) massages.

11. Sushi Making Kit ($24) Does your man enjoy cooking and love sushi? Then this is for him. Have fun creating DIY sushi with this comprehensive kit. Housed in a giftable wooden box, the kit includes (almost) everything you need to make your own sushi: a wooden rice paddle, bamboo scroll, pressboard, sushi knife, mold and base.

12. Men’s Shaving Kit ($25) *not pictured* With unique blends of botanical ingredients and 100 percent pure essential oils, these shave-perfecting formulas are ideal for men with sensitive skin, ingrown hair, razor burn, or tough beards.

13. Ticket Stub Diary ($12) *not pictured* Never forget those front row seats at a Bruce Springsteen concert,  or the roar of the crowd when the Red Sox won the World Series. This book comes with clear sleeves that fit a variety of ticket sizes, plus space in the margin to write down your memories from the event. Acid-free pages will preserve your memories; so that one day you can tell your grandkids that you met The Boss.