Quick, name everyone’s favorite female Disney character! Right! Minnie Mouse! Now I can name our family’s favorite character. Baby Z! Minnie and Zaynab are pretty much two of a kind. They’re both sweet-tooth aching adorable, stylish, and fashionable! Now I may be biased, but I can’t help but feel like everything Z wears is the cutest thing ever. It’s all in the confidence she has parading around the house! She may be sporting some fun printed leggings and her favorite pink polka dot rain boots or sashaying around in her Minnie Mouse tutu dress.
One of the more challenging parts of dealing with postpartum healing that I found, is learning to feel good in my skin again. Your body goes through so much being pregnant and giving birth, everything is geared towards making a baby. Watching my body change and grow during pregnancy was surreal, exciting, and definitely weird at times. I was always in awe of the fact that my body was creating and sustaining life. It truly is incredible! But after birth, it was a hard recovery. It took all of those 6-8 weeks to get better and start to feel a little more like myself again.
Tania is a mama I met through Instagram. She lives in Canada with her husband Dustin, their little boy Henri and new baby Miss Magnolia. I absolutely adore Tania’s style and blog – the girl has seriously fantastic taste – so it’s no surprise that she knocked it out of the park when she designed Magnolia’s nursery.
Here’s what she had to say about the space:
“When we found out we were having a little girl, we knew we wanted to make her space feminine but not girly. We didn’t have the intention to make it look vintage, but with all the sentimental pieces we incorporated (from our grandparents houses & our travels), it ended up looking very eclectic, which we love. We can’t wait for the day that we can share the stories with her of where all the elements in her room came from & what significance they have to us. For each element in her room we found at a large box store, we were sure to match it by introducing something unique & handmade, which made for a very custom & personal feel without the high price tag.
The challenge in a nursery is to the keep the functionality of everything, [while staying] stylish. We had ease of use in mind above aesthetic, which we were then able to customize & make our own both easily & inexpensively. Wish we could credit extensive planning & eye for design on the color scheme of the room, but truth be told, we chose a color we loved for the accent wall & relied on good old trial & error for the rest. We wanted things to ‘go well’ together but not ‘match,’ and the end product flows nicely.
Lastly, we wanted to incorporate the trend of having a reading nook for her to grow into but wanted it to be different. The idea of acrylic ghost shelving that let the books act as artwork on the wall appealed to us so much, but we couldn’t find any shelves in our budget. Finally, we stumbled upon a greeting card display wholesaler online & repurposed them as a library. It may be our favorite part of her room! We hope she enjoys spending time in her space as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We can’t wait to watch her grow up in her there!”
Check out all the lovely details below!
Before I became a parent, I was just a regular person.
Now, although I look like a regular person on the outside, I have a few parenting super powers tucked away for when I need them.
And, if you’re a parent, I’m guessing you have most of these super powers too: