Nephew Charlie’s Nursery

When my sister first told me she was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to help her decorate the new baby’s nursery. Since they weren’t finding out the gender until delivery day, we chose a neutral color palette that incorporated grays, yellows, teal, polka dots and chevron.

After picking out fabrics together, I sewed the crib skirt, changing pad cover, baby blanket and triangle bunting. It was wonderful to visit Emily and baby Charlie this summer and see his sweet little room. It’s the perfect spot for snuggles and peaceful dreams.


{Emily and Charlie in my grandmother’s rocking chair}


{Vintage alphabet dice from MN}


{Handmade crib skirt and changing pad cover}


{A nursery always needs a triangle bunting!}


{Handmade reversible cotton/minky blanket}


{Adorable print from one of Emily’s friends}


{Built-ins are perfect for books and toys}


{A perfect blanket basket}

baby charlie!

On March 22, a day after my 28th birthday, my sister Emily and brother-in-law Chris welcomed their little baby boy Charlie! He was the best birthday present I could have asked for! There’s nothing like a sweet new baby in the family. It’s been really incredible to see my sister as a mom (she’s a great one!) and my parents as grandparents. They are thrilled and we’re all in love with the new addition. Read more »

Scouting succulents


These ladies are seriously the best ever. Thanks Tori for the picture!

Wow. I have so many potential things to blog about and it’s going to take a while to get caught up! I’ll start by sharing a fun little offsite my Target team took a few weeks ago to Scout, a cute vintage shop in New Hope.

In addition to having a shop full of fun curiosities, the ladies at Scout have a great crafting space in the back of the store where they led us through the steps of planting succulents in unique containers. We all went home with new little plants and fun memories!

Here are my succulents – they’ve made themselves at home all over the house!


This one is awesomely planted inside a vase that sits inside an old book! Crazy. (and that’s a fake Ikea plant behind it. keepin’ it real.)


This spiky succulent fit perfectly into a vintage green vase.


And finally, one more in the kitchen.


I just love this old Hills Bros Coffee tin from the 1940s.

I’m thinking succulents might be the perfect indoor plants for us. They don’t take up much space, don’t need much water and look pretty cute with our decor!

About A Midwestern Belle

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Southern girl loving life in the Midwest. Meeting and event planner, handmade creator and crafter, lover of interior design and fresh blooms. Wife to a cute male nurse, puppy mama and constantly inspired.

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