Meet Jonah

I missed you last week – but for good reason.

Last Wednesday, July 24th at 1:03p.m. we welcomed our little guy into this world.

Jonah Dorsey Hall.  A whopping 9lbs. 1.5oz.  He was 21 inches long and as perfect as can be!

Jonah Dorsey Hall

Jonah Dorsey Hall – one day old in the hospital in his baby carrier

As you can imagine I am spending as much time snuggling with him and just enjoying the newborn stage.

Lack of sleep – bring it on.  We are very blessed to have family in town and around us helping to make the transition from two to three easier.

I promise to post more pictures soon of the little man but I also wanted to share with you his nursery.

When I designed the nursery I did so with the intentions of it lasting through all of our children.  Therefore, I splurged on a couple items knowing I would get great use out of the key elements in the room.

My jumping off point for the nursery was the Missoni fabric I had ordered and had a seamstress customize the crib bedding.


Four years ago and the bedding still looks amazing.  I went with gender neutral colors in case we were to have a girl but now with our third boy the colors still work.  I have just added more of the turquoise, grey and yellow into the room.


I have also played off the building block shape in the pillows and custom blocks that the mister made.

Here is a shot of the nursery in our old place when Liam was born.  It has evolved a bit in the last four years but the main elements we are still using and loving.


For more information on the entire nursery and a full rundown on all the items in the room check out Project Nursery where the nursery was featured.

Here are some more photos of the room in its current state.  Featuring my old baby dresser refinished.  Custom lamp shades using extra Missoni fabric.  A fabulous budget friendly light fixture from Ikea and our motto for the next couple years of “keep calm and carry on” because we do know that beautiful chaos will ensue with three boys under 3 in the house hold.

And of course Jonah gets his very own “love letter“.

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Guest Post: Halle’s Navy and Pink Nursery

I’m on vacation this week, soaking up the sun, beach, and most importantly, my family. So, I’ve asked some talented friends to help out by providing posts this week. So excited to share them!

Navy and Pink must be the color of the season (did you see Katie’s fabulous navy and fucshia wedding?). My friend Lora also used that color scheme when creating her baby girl, Halle’s, nursery.

One of our friend’s moms, Stefanie, is a gifted designer. And she helped Lora design Halle’s perfect room. Check out these pics!

Navy and Pink Nursery -

Navy and Pink Nursery –


I adore the white decals on the wall that create her white dots. And the framed monogram is so precious. Jill has one just like this on her front door!

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And instead of the traditional mobile over the crib, Lora and Stefanie gathered pink poms together, along with ribbon from Halle’s baby shower gifts. I love how fluffy they look! Halle gets to stare up at a bunch of pink clouds each night!

Non-traditional Mobile

Non-traditional Mobile

The navy and white chevron curtains make such a statement.

Navy and Pink Nursery

Navy and Pink Nursery


And I love her tiny personalized pillow.

Personalized Pillow

Personalized Pillow


Etsy art with more chevron along with pink animals go perfectly next to her painted family dresser. Look at those knobs!

Painted dresser and Etsy Art

Painted dresser and Etsy Art

And there’s her precious son adoring his new baby sister framed on her dresser - I mean, doesn’t your heart just melt?

Etsy Art

Etsy Art


Thank you so much for sharing Lora! Love, love, love Halle’s room, and I’m so glad everyone else gets to see it now. Here’s Lora’s source list:

Puffs: Etsy, Fiesta Pom Pom

Monogram: Etsy

Frame for monogram: Hobby Lobby, painted white

Wall dot decals: Etsy

Dresser, buggy, and rocker: Family heirlooms painted

Framed art next to dresser: Etsy

Chevron drapes: Etsy

Crib bedding: Harper bedding from Potterybarn Kids

Personalized pillow: Etsy