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Emery's Nursery Reveal & A Giveaway


This post has been a long time coming hasn't it? I teased you with it wayyyyy back in August letting you know it was finally finished and I would be sharing it soon. Now it's October and Emery is here! Oh well... better late than never right? Besides it's that much sweeter having her in a picture anyway!

And if you make it to the end of this ridiculous post with picture overload there just might be a giveaway or two for some fabulous product :)

I am so in love with her room turned out. I used to walk past her nursery after putting Maddox down for his nap, peak in the door and pause... imagining her. Now I'm holding her in there and smooching her sweet face. Such a blessing!
If you remember back to my nursery moodboard you'll see that I really came close to exactly what I was picturing for this room. It's a blend of all my favorite neutrals, white, blush, gray. I am not an over the top pink person and with this room dueling as our guest room I really didn't want guests to feel like they had walked into a room of pepto bismal throw up. I wanted them to feel comfortable so this is what I came up with and all I know is I would sleep in here happily :)

I am officially obsessed with Little Unicorn Official and all of their products including their crib sheets! I got this pretty one for Emmie's room and just bought Maddox this one for his room which he loves because he's currently digging dinosaurs! Of course I keep their cribs clear of any animals, bumpers, pillows, etc at such a young age. So a simple, beautiful sheet does the trick!

The entire room is really calming and feminine to me. I hope she loves it as she gets older! I've linked just about everything at the very bottom of this post, but if I missed something don't hesitate to reach out and ask!

Did you know October is SIDS awareness month? Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SIUD) still claims more than 3,500 infants each year in North America. More than half of these deaths are preventable when proper safe sleep practices are followed. To help keep all babies sleeping safely and avoid these unnecessary tragedies, HALO is dedicated to putting the health, safety and well-being of babies first. In fact over 1,400 hospitals use HALO® SleepSack® wearable blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Hospital Initiative. Through this program HALO has helped Hospitals and Birth Centers throughout North America create their own safe sleep programs, which utilize the HALO SleepSack Swaddle to demonstrate to parents and caregivers how to keep their babies sleeping safely.  To date, HALO has donated more than $4.3 million in its efforts to promote safe sleep education.

HALO has provided safe sleep tips so that you don't have to worry about a thing! And make sure to enter to win a Safe Sleep Starter Kit below! And enter to win a HALO Bassinest here.

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This post was sponsored by HALO, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Modern Tulip. 

crib & mattress | glider | pouf | rug | mirror | chandelier (painted gold) (similar option) | dresser | nightstands | gold wire basket | bambi rocker | globe | flower prints here and here | "E" (Michaels) | tassel garland | flower moblie DIY | bedding | bed skirt | birdcage (thrift find) | curtains | curtain rod |

Motherhood || My Bags Are Packed

pink bag

I feel like I have a much better grasp this time around on what I really need to take with me to the hospital. With Maddox (you can see what I packed here) I feel like I over did it because I was a first time mom without a clue!

Now I've packed a little more minimally and included things I didn't the first time, but I wished I had. Most importantly, pack items that will make YOU feel comfortable and at peace to make birth and the rest of your hospital stay as lovely as possible.

Now I just need Baby Girl to get this show on the road!!! Her due date is Friday! 

Also, I am planning on having another vaginal delivery so you may need other necessities for a c-section. Keep that in mind, but the hospital does provide you with quite a bit that you need for post birth self care. Make sure to ask your nurses for extras to take home.

For me
  • robe
  • socks
  • $1 flip flops 
  • comfy clothes
  • coming home outfit
  • nursing bras
  • nursing pads
  • disposable granny panties (I swear these are the worst part, but come in handy!)
  • toiletries (makeup remover wipes, lip balm, hair ties, shamp/cond, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush/paste, minimal makeup and my ride or die, rosehip oil spray! I get so dry in the hospital I used this spray to perk myself up a bit).  
  • ipad
  • bluetooth speaker
  • chargers
  • snacks. With Maddox I had back labor and contractions for 19 hours before they finally broke my water. Snacks come in handy (lara bars, crackers, trail mix) and your favorite candies (gum, chewy candies)
  • mini bottle of champagne (this is a celebration y'all!)
For Jon
  • his toiletries
  • pillow
  • change of clothes
  • pj's
  • slippers
For Baby Girl
  • swaddle blankets
  • paci
  • diapers/wipes
  • onesies
  • socks/hat
  • bows!!!!!!!!
  • coming home outfit
  • coming home blanket
  • car seat
  • insurance/hospital paperwork
  • birth plan
  • nurses gifts. This is what I gave last year with Maddox and the ladies loved it! This year I plan on taking homemade cookies (since I'm a professional cookie baker now) in cute little boxes I found in the Target dollar section many moons ago. I have the dough frozen into balls, ready to be baked!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

I'm not going to bore you with the whole, "I took time off blogging because... life." speal and I'll just jump into today's post. I will say, it feels amazing to be inspired to type a post out. I blame it on my kitchen reno we completed in two days! That wasn't the plan... but our countertop install happened late and we had to push it to make sure it was finished before baby girl arrived. Good thing she seems to be cozy and going no where fast right now. I'll have a kitchen reveal for you later, for now a yummy recipe!

So like every other white girl in America I am so stoked for Fall. It's my favorite season! The clothes, the recipes, pumpkin everything, the bright blue sky and crisp air. Something about it makes my heart skip a beat and I know I'm not alone. Fall officially begins September 22nd so I'm not jumping ahead too quickly.

Yesterday I ran to Dunkin Donuts before a solo shopping trip to snag my first pumpkin spice latte of the season and they.were.out. #notcool When I woke up today it's all I could think about so I decided to make my own and I even went all out and made homemade whipped cream to throw on top because... why not? #gobigorgohome

I snagged this recipe off Pinterest and it is easy-peesy! You probably have everything you need waiting for you in your cabinet right now aside from the heavy whipping cream to make your own whipped cream. Store bought will do just fine :)

Oh! And don't forget to pin it so you can come back to it time and time again!