Baby girl’s nursery has been on the back burner for some time now. McLaren is now just over a month old, and the nursery still hasn’t seen a drop of paint. Still adjusting to having three kiddos under the age of four, I haven’t gotten out of the house much since she has been born. With the hubs out of town this weekend, I assumed we’d be in lockdown, but my sister came to the rescue and paid a visit to meet the little one from Chicago. Thank. You. There aren’t many better ways to catch a breath if you will than a little shopping. And in the case of the nursery, long overdue shopping.

There are three stores in particular that always seem to get me trouble… Homegoods, Hobby Lobby, and Target. I go in for one thing or just to browse and walk out with a cart full. I know I’m not the only one here. So naturally I hit up all three as soon as I get the chance… This weekend’s nursery finds includes a least one steal from each of these gems. Reason number one for loving these stores – the steals. I may walk out with a cart full, but there’s little guilt when you know you got a good deal.

In keeping with my “little dreamer girl” nursery theme, my first find was a wooden “dream” sign. This happened to be in coral which I was contemplating using as an accent color to the neutrals and at three dollars, it clearly a no brainer. I <3 the Target dollar bins….

Hobby Lobby never fails to inspire. A star wooden catch-all will be perfect for all of little lady’s bows and hair pins. I also found some darling paper mâché star wands at a dollar a piece. I spray painted them gold and after spray painting an orange vase that was on clearance at Michaels, I had a nice little shelf sitter that fits perfectly with our theme. I also made a little “wish” banner to wrap around the vase which made it that much sweeter.

I found the cutest pom-pom throw at homegoods. Aside from being fun and on trend with those whimsical poms, this will play perfectly off of my starry cloud mobile I made for the nursery earlier this month.

My finds were rounded out by a “love you to the moon and back” primitive box and a few vintage children’s books. Vintage books like these add a soft touch to any shelf or nightstand.

For just over $50, I scored a handful of what I think will be perfect accessories for baby girl’s nursery. Now about that drop of paint…


A. “Dream” sign, Target, $3

B. Star catch-all, Hobby Lobby, $4
C. Pom-Pom blanket, Homegoods, $30
D. “Love you to the moon and back” box, local odds and ends boutique, $12 (Nordstrom & Barnes and Noble sell the brand, Primitives by Kathy)
E. Vintage children’s books, local antique shop, $2/pc
F. Star wands, Hobby Lobby, $1/pc; White vase, Michaels, $2

xo,
Stephanie