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Making Room for Baby #2

One of the reasons I love finding out the baby’s gender is the chance to plan the nursery. And now that we know baby #2 is a boy, it’s time to get moving.

He’ll be in what we currently call the “computer room.” Which, in all reality, is the place we store the ever important things like Lucas’ college beer coozie collection and my rarely used knitting supplies. There’s also a nice shot glass collection, and a hand-me-down loveseat that I halfheartedly covered about a year ago, and has been doing a fine job of collecting dust ever since.

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This is also the last-remaining wallpapered room in the house. Hopefully it comes down as cleanly as it did in Marco’s Room de Toile. It’s kind of like a burlap print, which isn’t the most offensive we’ve seen, but definitely isn’t something we want to keep around, either.

I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be doing in that room, but I’ve been leaning towards a navy and lime green feel. I’ve found some examples that I really, really love, and I’ve found some examples that I really don’t. So, I’m being cautious as I move ahead. I’ve found a few starter pieces for inspiration.

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I love that sweater moose head. It’s made from upcycled sweaters. The only problem is, there’s no guarantee which sweater you’ll be getting. So, while that one is pretty adorable, there’s always the risk of getting some purple and tangerine argyle combo instead. Hmm. Risk worth taking?

As for the walls, I think I’ll keep them neutral. Like a soft gray. But, then again…maybe one lime green wall (or dark navy??) wouldn’t hurt? This is pretty cute:


I’m feeling good about the color combination. Now it’s just a matter of finding the motivation to clear out the room and strip that wallpaper. And figure out where we’re going to store/hide everything in there. Ugh. Did I mention that room also served as my overflow closet? Yep, a lot to do and the clock is ticking! Those moms weren’t kidding when they said pregnancy #2 flies by!

Anyway, just to finish things off, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and post a few before and afters of Marco’s room. Such a fun transformation. I seriously can’t believe that toile. I won’t mention names, but a few people questioned why we were taking it down…

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Holy cow we came a long way!



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Just Ask A Cousin

Last Spring, as excited as Lucas was to find out we were having a boy, it’s safe to say my 9 year old twin nieces were as equally disappointed. You see, Marco made the official boy-to-girl cousin count 5 to 3. Which, to a set of 9 year old girls, is devastating. Or so they thought.

This past Sunday we were at my parent’s house for dinner. We were sitting around the table, talking about my Chicago brother and his wife who will be finding out the sex of their new baby in a few weeks. When we asked Ella and Grace if the baby would be a boy or a girl, they didn’t have an answer.

“I bet you want it to be a girl,” Lucas taunted.


“Cause you wanted Marco to be a girl. You were pretty upset when we found out he was a boy.”

The two girls blushed a little, looked down towards the table and were momentarily speechless. Until Grace, about as clever as she is sweet, replied with a smile…

“That was before we knew how perfect he’d be.”


Marco is one well-loved, lucky little guy.


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The New Little Sister*

I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to Living Room’s new baby sister – Toile Baby. It’s a spot for me to ramble on about everything this pregnant life shall produce. And hopefully something the little one can eventually visit to see what mom and dad were up to back in the days that he/she was still just a bump on my belly.

Hope you enjoy following our journey!

*Yes, I called this blog a little sister. However, that doesn’t mean the baby will be a sister. It could very well be a brother. It just feels like the blog is more girly that boyish, so “sister” just felt right.

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