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9.27.2010

Baby Bedding

I now own 3 (yes, 3) crib bumpers (a little excessive... and yes, I know some people think bumpers are a safety concern, but they also seem like a decorating necessity!).


Bumper #1 was purchased close to a year ago. As I was perusing Target one day, I noticed they were clearancing out some of their DwellStudio lines of crib bedding. I couldn't help myself... can you blame me? Ticking stripes and polka dots in a gender neutral color- how could I not?


Saturday, I went to the Land of Nod outlet and found this beauty... I've loved this pattern for the last couple of years. At the regular store, it retails for $90- at the outlet, $10. Normally, the discounts aren't this significant, but they were trying to get rid of their crib bumpers and a whole section of "defective" bumpers and quilts were $10. This one was used and returned, but it's in perfect condition. 



They even had this quilt- it isn't the one that is supposed to go with this set, but I had to get it anyway. It was also used and returned because the colors bled a little... when I got home, I washed it and it's perfect... no bleeding colors (wash in cold water, people!). I am not a cutesy person at all, and I think this quilt falls safely in the "cute", but not "cutesy" category. And, I'm envisioning possible teaching opportunities- colors, animals, etc.

We're not going to have a safari-themed nursery, but I'm sure this will still come in handy- I even tested it out on Don while he was sleeping on Sunday. He looked cute under it, but I think it will look even better (and more appropriate) with a baby!


And who or what is this little guy... I don't know, but I love him. 


So, I originally picked up only the one bumper and quilt thinking that bumper #1 would match bumper #2 in case of twins... about 10 minutes away from the store I panicked and thought they might not match and that I should probably get another matching bumper. Plus, for $10 I might forever regret not getting it (okay, probably not forever, but at least for awhile). I made a quick u-turn and headed back to the store. 

I found bumper #3 and headed home. A little neurotic? Yes. Will I be prepared for twins (or even triplets)? Absolutely. 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How precious! You have such good taste. Can't wait for your little one (ones)to get here!! We love you both. Randy and Wanda

Rachel Jones said...

Great patterns!!! I love them!

Chad and Kim said...

LOVE IT! You can just sense your excitement and anticipation... can't wait to hear when your referral comes!!

chaddykathi said...

Oh SJ...too funny! Love the bumpers...can't wait to see the nursery when you do it up! Miss you lady!

Corrie and Phil said...

I laughed as I read this post because I could perfectly picture you doing a U-turn in fear of having a lifelong regret. They are adorable!!!

Ashley said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! I love all of it! :)

Mindy said...

So stinking cute! Your kiddos will FOREVER be thankful you went back for that second matching bumper...well, maybe not forever...but I wanted to help you feel better about your purchase cause it's stinkin' cute. :) So excited you are shoppin' away...makes it feel so real!

Robin Mraz said...

The bumpers are great. What I did was weave them through the bars and then tie them down this way the baby is less likely to get stuck!! A friend that I run with, his daughter is going through the same process as you and Don. I am going to share your blog with him!!

Annie Leppin said...

Woo hoo! How fun! Buying new baby stuff makes it feel even more real. Won't be long now :) Very happy for you!

Heidi said...

So fun! I can't believe you have a Land of Knod outlet!!! I LOVE that place, but it is very pricey. I almost got that same Dwell set too! But, we're having chocolate and white houndstooth sheets with plain white bumpers instead. I love that pattern though! And it would be amazingly fun if you had twins. :):):)