I mentioned back in this post that baby girl won’t have her own nursery. Sad as that is for this plan-and-decorate loving Mama, I’ve been having so much fun putting together little areas of our home that are just for Sally Lyn. A shelf, a sweet little curated basket, a bassinet… Nothing crazy but these little areas make me so excited to meet our girl and see her join our family in this little home. I tackled my biggest project this week over the span of two naps and painted our entire master bedroom by myself (feel free to pat me on the back 😉 ). I could not live another moment with the yellow it was currently and chose, instead the most perfect shade of pale white-ish gray on the face of the universe. I feel SO much better now that that major project is done and I can really set up shop for baby girl. Of the minimal amount of adorable things I’ve been collecting for the girl who already has everything (third girl, anyone?!) my very most favorite of all is this Mushybook:
*FINALLY* a baby book option that is sleek and modern- perfect for the design conscious Mama who prefers beautiful minimalism over dated pink and blue, animal clad baby books of yesteryear. Even the packaging is swoon worthy and I might be keeping it in tact permanently. It just looks so good keeping the book together!
And can I just state for the record – only great things come from Canada (and Australia). It’s true.
The details that Lesley, creator and owner of Mushybooks, has included are beyond wonderful, my favorite of which definitely being these little embossed foot prints! I seriously can’t help but touch them every time I walk by and think about my own baby’s feet getting printed inside.
There’s a fun little pocket in the back to house all those tiny treasures that normally get stashed somewhere un-safe (whoops) like hospital bands, cards, letters, drawings from big sisters… We’re accumulating quite a few of them these days 😉
The best part about this baby book is by far the quality and design of the pages. They are beautifully themed with unique designs but not done too over the top. I chose the dreamcatcher theme and am so excited each time I turn a page. Mushybooks marries what I adore about real paper product- tangible, high quality materials and space to hand write your heart out to baby, with the elegance and ease of a printed photo book. The best of both worlds, for sure. AND you can ADD pages- how awesome is that? If you are an overwriter, or over-picture-includer, then this feature is sure to please. Add pages to your hearts content.
I’m currently staring at the pages pondering what I’ll write and how, and gathering a few images to add to the blanks. But I’m just a *bit* of a perfectionist and kind of a hopeless romantic so I’m saving the actual writing to do in the hospital with Daddy while we either wait for baby to come or enjoy her first hours with us. It’s beautifully stashed on the dresser for now but it has prime real estate already reserved in my hospital bag. I might even be brainstorming a way to get my husband to do the actual writing- fun fact about Brandon? He has insanely amazing handwriting!
I’ll also be adding a few of these Milestone Baby Cards to the pages of my Mushybook. I absolutely adore them and am so excited to use them to document baby’s special moments and first achievements. They were a gift from my Mama but can be found on Amazon by clicking here.
And because I can’t help myself…
…a look at some of the beautiful treasures made for Miss Sally Lyn by my sweet friend, Kacia. She is spoiling this little girl already! She’s welcoming her own little bundle into the world this week (we hope!!) but you can order these things from her shop by clicking here.
Here is Miss Deer sporting one of Sally Lyn’s “bottle tags” or anything tags really. Quite dapper, don’t you think?! We won’t be needing bottles often since I’m nursing but I already love that the tags can be hooked onto her toys or carseat or anything else that needs a little personalization. Super cute!
Gray felt moccs are from the ever wonderful FAASdesign.com and pink knit booties are made by, well, me!
To find out more about Mushybooks and how they came to be, click here.
To check out the Mushybook shop and see ALL the beautiful designs available, click here.
And be sure to check out Lesley on instagram @mushybooks where she shares the most amazing customer images of her books in action and gives updates on her shop and products. Search the hashtag #mushybooks and get inspired! It’s so fun to watch a creators’ process and see her visions come to life in real time!