Baby Registry For A Tiny Space

Living in a one bedroom apartment in San Francisco, setting up a separate nursery isn’t an option – so baby’s things are just being integrated into all of our pre-existing furniture! Because of this restriction, I’ve spent a ton of time reading, researching, and talking to mamas about what pieces are essential, and what we can skip. This week I’m working on setting up our space, so I’ll have more pics then! But for now, here are the main items I ended up registering for:

Stroller1. Stroller – I spent time pining over the gorgeous $800+ Nuna and Orbit styles, but then I found this gem that has many of the same features but runs way cheaper. Having the handle be tall was important for me as I’m 5’10” and this one is perfect. I also opted for a jogger, since I know I want to get back to running once baby is here, and we just don’t have space for both a stroller and a jogger. Plus, the city has some pretty bumpy sidewalks, so the larger wheels should cushion the ride for baby.


Car Seat2. Carseat – this is the same brand carseat as the stroller. It’s a snap gear, so it pops into place with one simple click. Safety wise it ranked well, so I felt great about this cheaper option for a quality product.



Crib3. Crib – I plan to co-sleep with our little babe, so having something attached to the bed was my goal. I found this awesome Ikea hack, which uses this crib style since one of the sides come off. You can then tether it securely to the bed, and voila! Baby has his own space, but can easily be slid over to nurse during the night. Win win.


Little lounger4. Graco Little Lounger – In place of a full size swing, I opted for this smaller piece which still rocks and has a vibrate feature. Since our place is small, this its nicely in our living room where baby can sleep while we’re on the couch.



And that’s pretty much it! Well, as far as large pieces go. I have a bunch of plastic bins under the bed full of swaddling blankets, clothes, a boppy, floor play gym, and all of those smaller things. But thankfully our space isn’t feeling too overwhelmed with baby things, but I think we still have our bases covered!

What’s been your lifesaver when it comes to your babe?

xo. Brie

Baby Shower Sneak Peek

 This is a week I’m SO very excited about. Three of my very closest friends are flying across the country for my baby shower! Adora is the master baby-shower thrower, and she’s got some amazing things planned. We’re going with a woodland theme – and an untraditional take on the typical shower. Let’s just say mimosas and pine cones will be involved. Not together. But still….

But before we get to that, I had to share these insanely amazing invitations, created BY HAND by the amazing Michelle of MillionAyers. Handlettered and watercolor painted, I just can’t get enough of these beauties! Seriously, if you’re looking for invites or prints or anything you can think to handletter, check her out.

xo. Brie

Cinnamon Candles & Resolutions

I need to get better at documenting crafts as I do them, so many times I finish and then think “No! I have no photos!” leading to one single photo of a finished product. Maybe that can be my New Year’s resolution. So far I have:

1. Give birth and keep child healthy and alive
2. Better document crafts

Seems like that list is shaping up well! Fitness will enter the game at some point…but I digress. This cinnamon candle is so simple to make, and smells so lovely in your home! All you need is a 4″ cinnamon or vanilla scented pillar candle, cinnamon sticks (I buy them in bulk here), hot glue gun, and some sort of base to put your candle on. Pick out some straight cinnamon sticks and apply the hot glue directly to the sticks (fun fact, hot glue will not stick to a candle if applied directly to the candle. I know…it’s obvious AFTER the fact!). Glue the sticks one by one all the way around the candle until voila! Cinnamon stick candle. You can finish it with some cute twine, or stick it on the base of your choosing. I went with my cake stand covered in mini pinecones.

Happy crafting!

xo. Brie

Christmas In the Window

Well apparently I’ve been watching too much Fixer Upper (is anyone else obsessed with that show??) because as I was walking to the grocery store with Mr. Bun this weekend, I saw this old window in a pile of trash and just had to have it. I couldn’t let that distressed wood and open window look go to waste!
When I say I got this out of the garbage, I’m not kidding. The group of men cleaning out their garage must have thought I was crazy when I asked if I could have this. So much dirt and dust and spider webs – and my lucky husband got to carry it all the way up the hill home. Have I mentioned he’s the best?
Really though, after a thourough cleaning, this window looked just lovely.
For now it’s a part of my Christmas decorations, but I’m excited to find a more permanent place for it come the new year!

xo. Brie