Hot Air Balloon Nursery for Baby K

As soon as my 6 months of sickness subsided and we returned from our Baby Moon (HERE) ...the term "nesting" took on a whole new meaning for me.

I so desired to create a cozy space for our sweet girl to rest her head at night.

A space feminine, without too many frills.

A place full of whimsy and imagination.

 Originally, I was convinced we were having a boy, for various reasons.

And with that notion, I began to plan a vintage travel theme I had hoped to create for "him."

I knew I wanted sail boats, but didn't want only a nautical theme, so I began to dream of floating vintage airplanes, cruising cars, and steam-powered locomotives as well.

When the news came we were having a precious girl, I had a hard time deviating from my original idea, but felt perhaps it was a touch too masculine for this delicate female soul.

Taken On Our Baby Moon in Florida.

Taken On Our Baby Moon in Florida.

Randomly, while in Downtown Disney, I came across the idea of hot air balloons...and I adored this new spin on a travel "theme,"'s whimsy and feminine qualities. I am not crazy about themes, but this one captured my heart.

I shared this HAB idea with my one of my best friends and she took it and ran with it for our first Baby Shower (HERE) as well.

Because I couldn't find any pre-made bedding sets that were what I had in my head...I created most of what you see from scratch with the help of my mother and grandmother. The incredibly talented Heather from The Lovely Cupboard inspired me as well. She helped my find the fabric for our vintage bedding and gave me the idea for the torn fabric banner.


From the bedding and pillow to the art on the walls, most of it is hand made with love! 

(See below for a listing of where each item came from!)

Welcome to our baby girl's nursery! We would love to have you take a peak and

Fly Away with Us...

...Up, Up and Away!


"Here Comes Baby Kavs" Chalkboard Sign - Handmade from this sweet Baby Shower

Crib and Dresser - DaVinci Jayden Convertible Crib & Graco Dresser from

Ripped-Cloth Banner - Handmade by me - Idea Inspired by Heather from The Lovely Cupboard

Chevron Pillow - On Sale at Target

Personalized Cloud Pillow - Handmade by me. Tutorial Coming Soon!

Vintage House Pillow - Handmade by me. Tutorial Coming Soon!

Fitted Sheet and Changing Pad Sheet -  My Mother made these! I ordered the vintage fabric  through Laura Koeppen's Etsy Shop!

Flying Skies Vintage Hot Air Balloon Mobile - Authentic Models (I added the flags for some added whimsy)

Dresser Knobs - Trinca Ferro on

Chevron Ottoman - On Sale at Target

Baby Pink Rocking Chair - Hand re-finished by our dear friend Cyndee at Waterloo Antiques

Hot Air Balloon Poster - Incredible Deals. It is originally $150...I found it on zazzle for $15! Vintage Posters on

"Up, Up, and Away" Sign - Handmade from this sweet Baby Shower

"Travel Light" Hot Air Balloon Model - Authentic Models on

Frame with Psalm Bible Verse -  Handmade by my girl Nicki from this baby shower!

Yellow Chevron Pouf - On Sale at Target

Vintage Rocking chair and vintage flower pillow - My husband's grandmother's rocking chair and pillow

Gypsy Shabby Chic Ruffled Curtain Panel - Target or Lorraine Home Furnishings

Multi Colored Buntings - Handmade by my Grandmother, but similar ones can be bought on Etsy

Be Brave Hot Air Balloon Embroidery Hoop - Tutorial HERE

All Fabric Embroidery Hoops - Handmade by me - Please contact me at to order!

One Wild and Precious Life sign - One similar can be bought HERE by the Printed Palette

Distressed Mint Wooden Box #3 - Marshalls

White Elegant Oval Pictureless Frame - Hobby Lobby

Headband Rack - Ribbon dispenser from Michaels

Darling hair bow frame - Handmade by my friend Maggie

Array of Handbands were handmade by me and also by these incredible Etsy Shops:

The Pickled Peanut 

Baby Bloomz Boutique

Savani Boutique

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Up, Up, and Away! Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower for Baby K

Recently, some of our closest friends threw us a Shower for our babe arriving in August.

It was beyond description and took my breath away to see all of the hard work, beauty, talent and love they poured out on us. And the best part? The love of Christ was so, so present in this space.

A Hot Air Balloon theme was chosen and we used that for our nursery as well, as I loved the whimsy of a travel theme for our girl and the idea of living life as an adventure.

My beautiful friend Katrina snapped some lovely captures all day and since I had requests from family and friends to share these lovely photos...I couldn't WAIT to share them.

I am so thrilled to be able to share these images with our girl some day. My heart is still soaring...


Every detail was exquisite...


And when we arrived, we were greeted by these hosts! Such beauties, inside and out.

Nicole (right) I have known since the beginning. (Her story HERE).

From baths as babes to pre-school through high school, college roommates, standing up in each other's weddings and the birth of her twin miracles, we have seen each other through it all. The moment we saw each other,...we started to cry. I adore this woman.

Cyndee (left) is a dear friend and also Nicole's mother. She is alway so full of joy, grace and loves on everyone around her with her gifts and hospitality.

I love them both to pieces.


Hand-made corsage by Nicki.


The woman who made this incredible cake, also created both Nicki and my wedding cakes. Isn't she amazing?


And Nicole created this frame, that now hangs in "Baby K's" nursery.

I think it is one of my favorite pieces in our baby's room! Every time I read it, I am filled with so much gratitude for this opportunity from the Lord to experience this miracle.


Even down to the tiniest M&M's...they thought of everything!


And of course every drink dispenser needs a beach chair to hold it's iced tea with floating ducks :)


This will go down as "The Year of the Chevron and the Stripe" :)


Sweet Baby Grace came too and brought the entertainment :) You can read about her baby shower HERE!


Each one of these beautiful souls I could have spent the entire day catching up with. These women are my world and I am beyond blessed by their friendships and the wisdom they speak into my life.

Truly. LOVE them.


And my mother brought in some "vintage" items to share from my childhood...


My life long friend Cheri gave the most beautiful devotional...


...And I cried the entire time.


My girl. Takin' notes.


As if the shower weren't enough, Cyndee knew I wanted an old rocker for the nursery, so she sanded down several layers of paint to make this for the babe!


Love them all SO much!


When it came time to cut the cake, it was one of those moments where it truly was just too pretty to eat.


These beauties are soon to be sister-in-laws!!

Katrina (left) took all of these incredible captures and I had the most fun with them in Lightroom! Thank you Trina!!


It meant the world to have my first best friend...(my mother), my sister in law and one of my Grandmothers there as well. We missed my sister so much, but cant wait to see her this week!!

4 Generations.


It was the most remarkable celebration for our tiny one and I will remember it until my final days.

I am still floating. Thank You, beyond Thank You to everyone who came to support our sweet babe.

My heart is so, so full.