Well we posted the news on Instagram and Facebook, but of course we need to share the news on our blog!
Yup! I (Lauren) am pregnant again! I couldn’t be more grateful all the support I’ve had over this past year after loosing Baby Cane last March and after a rough year we’re so happy that we’re back to starting our family again, and this time with a healthy baby boy!
Since wedding season takes off first thing in May and I’m due early August, I’m realizing that in order to properly prepare for baby, I needed to get on the horse and start this nursery design! Since my first trimester left me with many sleepless nights…like many of my brides, I kind of over did it on Pinterest. (hey, it’s something that captures my attention for hours and I don’t even have to leave the bed!) I’m now happy to say that I’ve narrowed things down and started gathering things on a registry.
Nursery Theme: My Little Adventurer.
I know the woodland theme is super popular, but I wanted to stay a bit more textural and geographical than covering the room in animals. I want my little man to grow up curious about the world around him.
This post is a bit premature in that I literally JUST finished this design board and haven’t numbered things out to correctly post links to the items in a blog post. So, if there is any item in my design that you’d love to know where I found it, please just leave a comment and I’d be happy to oblige!
We have some construction work to finish up on the room such as:
1. Expanding the closet since the closets in our 120+ year old home are only 12″ deep and roughly 3′ wide
2. Replacing a door to the balcony (yes our nursery opens up to a balcony and I can’t WAIT to put a rocking chair out there and enjoy baby time in the fresh air!)
3. Replace the room’s large picture window (this winter has made us well aware of the crazy drafts those old things get!)
4. Paint the ceiling & walls – you don’t see a paint chip in the design board cause I’m going white. Nothing shows texture and pops color better than a nice white backdrop.
Fingers crossed we can accomplish all that in the month of March so by April we can load in some artwork, rugs, window treatments and really get things going!
Big news for the Belovely girls! If you haven’t heard already we’ve recently expanded our styling business to include floral design as well! PLUS we’ve opened up a storefront/studio here in Ambler, PA! Yay! (oh, and we updated our logo!…seriously way too many new things for one blog post but we’re cramming it all together)
Our storefront opened this past June and we’ve since been busy, busy, busy! Between keeping up with stocking our shop, weddings, bridal appointments and styled shoots our summer has been packed full and we’re loving every minute of it!
On top of our styling & floral design services, our storefront has a gift shop carrying items such as locally made pottery, awesome philadelphia pillows, candles, dogeared jewelry, Rifle Paper Co., votives, monogramed door wreaths, Mariposa gifts, custom chalk art, tea towels, lanterns, art prints….the list goes on and on. If you haven’t already be sure to stop by the shop. Our current hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm and we are open evenings by appointment only.
Be sure to check out our updated website www.blvly.com to check out our portfolios – both styling and floral!
Yup, I’m expecting! Now for all you followers, brides, or current clients – not to worry: we’ll have plenty of extra hands this season to ensure that your events will be as smooth and fantastic as possible. Though I may not be moving as fast as I usually do, our interns will be fully briefed on your event and I will definitely be there to point, supervise and make sure that everything looks beautiful.
I just know that if it were me walking down the aisle and my stylist//coordinator told me she was pregnant, I’d be 100% concerned (happy for her, but concerned none-the-less) and I hope the words “extra help / interns” ease your frantic minds a bit.
Along with all our weddings this year we’re totally excited to do some baby shower and nursery design as well! Yay! I’ll do my best to update you all on my design choices along the way. We’re not finding out the sex, so it’s certainly going to be a ‘gender neutral’ challenge. (which is also the main reason we nicknamed the baby ‘Cane’ – which is not one of our chosen names – so we don’t have to refer to baby as “it” during the pregnancy).
Baby’s first photo and he/she fist pumped us, thinking this kid is going to be awesome: