Master Bedroom Project – Update

To update the Master Bedroom project I posted long ago….
This picture is what we started with. This bed is from Room & Board. If you get a bed from there, definitely get the mattress from there too, because they are sized to fit their bed frames. A regular mattress- even the really high end ones, will not fit as perfectly. Choosing your mattress depends on how you sleep and what level of firmness you need to get to sleep, this can be made harder if you are sleeping in the same bed as someone who likes a different type, so it may be best to shop around as the bedframe is important BUT your mattress is even more so. You need to ask the right questions, such as – What firmness is best for ____? Are Vispring Mattresses Worth The Money? Can it be trialled for a specific amount of time before a decision is made? As long as you know what to say you’ll find a mattress that will suit you both and any other little visitors that decide to hop into bed with mom and dad in the morning/evening.
Little Adam laying on the new mattress in his new home.
And now….

The only thing i am lacking really is the art. I am waiting for the perfect piece to invest in, something that inspires me or means something to me, I just haven’t found it yet.

Bedding from West Elm, pillow and throw from Crate and Barrel, side tables from Pottery Barn, acrylic coffee table from CB2, ottoman and love seat from Macy’s furniture. Lamps from Menards, storage baskets from Target.
A close up of some of my current favorite books. Baby in the background is much bigger now. 
We wanted to get a large piece here to flank one wall, to add interest and also work with the size of the room. My dream would be to get a custom made wall to wall entertainment center with a fireplace in the middle. But for now, we bought two of these entertainment centers from Ikea, and placed them side by side.
These baskets are great for keeping things like remotes, and toys.

Close up up the items on the entertainment center.

A picture of Tom and I, and our late kitty Stinky.

Adam and I posting on the blog!

The reason why we bought this house. The view.

Close up of our view. God is great.

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!