Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cute vs Functional?

It's 7 in the morning, I'm having my wake-up cup of hot chocolate (which is not a thing, but maybe I should make it so?), and I am a picky person.  We bought a crib yesterday which is our first piece of baby furniture IN OUR LIVES and I'm going to buy some paint for the room this afternoon -- I think they call this "nesting".  I'm interested in decorating for baby, is what I'm saying.  But I want it to be my kind of cute.  This is hard for me, because I have trouble with the gaping rift that often lies between "cute" and "useful", which usually bullies me into a stalemate with myself.  I want things to look good but be functional, when I really sit down and think about it.  Usually when I'm the one shelling out the money.

Especially since we're having a boy.  The boys in my life have not generally been "excess frilliness" types of boys.  Boys tend to be more practical, which is something I value because I need their practicality so desperately to balance me out sometimes.  I don't want a lot of unused, meaningless crap around to bog down my little dude...but I am still me, and I still want his space (and mine) to be pleasing, inviting, and friggin' cute.

Here is something cute, something functional, and something I might actually buy him:

Anyway.  It's 7:30 in the morning and now all I want to do is look at cute baby things.  If you run across cute baby things in your day, please don't hesitate to send a link my way.  Here is what I have so far as to baby things:

What will be the baby room, which has up til now been our dump everything room.

Plus clothes.  This kid probably already has more clothes than I do (thank you grandmas!)

You all have a lovely day.  I am going to binge.


  1. Congrats on getting the crib up! My cousins husband said it was the hardest part of parenting lol second hardest was figuring out how to collapse the stroller.

    I have a tiny apartment and I so often struggle with cute/practical. I feel your pain girl!

  2. Ahh, loving that crib. 40$? AWESOME.

    Hmm, I have a couple of pinboards that may be of some help? Not sure..

    Also, I might have to make a lil' somethin' somethin' for your little boy... so send me an e-mail with your address & colour scheme, please & thank ya! hehe.

  3. Well, first an foremost... Your baby NEEDS this hat.
    And then there's this cute stuffed dino tutorial.
    You're welcome.