This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I don’t want to get into it here, but we will definitely be honoring her culture throughout her entire childhood, even if we don’t keep the name from her orphanage. Elsie this is SO beautiful! It is such a great book, and I know that little Winter is so blessed to have you guys. Elsie: Yes, it’s the foamy air-dry clay. It’s been incredible! Elsie: So I recently bought a Montessori shelf I’m very passionate about it. Thanks! (laughs), Elsie: You’re either someone who cares about water passionately or you’re not. And so that’s great. Afterall, Winter means “rebirth of Spring”. And you know we can chat … especially about shopping! ?? I love this room! . the name is perfect, This is hands down my favorite post I have ever read on ABM <3. And I don’t want to have more than one middle name (Jeremy likes very short names). My sister and two of our cousins share a middle name. So you will probably notice a few practical things missing (I haven’t ordered a diaper pail yet, I closed the closet doors because we are waiting to fill up the closet until we have an exact age, and I have no idea what level the crib will need to be adjusted to). It’s so optimistic. My considerations were that I wanted something that A. did not shed fur balls (that annoys me so much and I know this room will be extremely high traffic) and B. would be easy to clean. And her name seems so perfect. It’s amazing. As I adore this room. I don’t in any way want to rob you of your joy or make you feel judged, but I know from experience that you will be thinking more and more about your daughter’s feelings as a transracial adoptee, and so I’m just looking to be helpful. Scarlett has been rolling since about 2.5 months, sitting up since about 5 months, crawling and pulling to stand since 6, cruising furniture since a couple weeks after, and now at 9 months is standing and taking steps independently (also starting to climb). (laughs). Emma: I’m drinking water at your house and it’s delicious. Elsie: This is our chance to talk about things that just like have been great, but like maybe they weren’t going to be like a blog post thing, like a room tour, so. (And it is so much better for the environment ). I’m just scared you might need to wear the mask when your face is like down. Jun 24, 2019 - Encuentra el regalo hecho a mano perfecto, prendas vintage y de tendencia, joyería única y más... muchísimo más. Short version is: have you encountered the Facebook group Transracial Adoption 101? How do you easily clean a cowhide rug? So that’s not good. I’ve been following your journey and I can’t wait to see your Winter Bloom. All the design choices are just perfect. ‘Nova’ was my grandmother’s name! I love this room so much! Recently saw this lamp, would be perfect for reading. So excited to see the nursery! I actually share a middle name with my cousin and my niece and I had never seen that before. Hi Elsie! My mom was adopted from Holt Intl in the 50s when they were just starting out. So it was time to get a new one. So in the summer you’re like, oh my gosh, I’m suffocating, but I want to wear this robe. Winter Bloom will be so blessed to have you as her Mommy. I just love the soft colors! , I’m sending you all the positive energy and crossing my fingers for you! It’s like I see the slots that are for two years from now, five years from now…. Emma: And I think, man, what am I going to be doing five years from now on this day? We have a lot of similar tastes, so I was scared our rooms would look exactly the same. Reply. My house slippers are they do have a like hard sole. It may have to do with the size of the shelves. (with on-site guest demonstrati… I love this question because we all love and need distractions. Too soon to plan the wedding? Also, what a lovely name! I love every single detail! It’s weird when you name a baby to imagine them as an adult and at every stage of life with that name…. xx. The nursery looks so so beautiful! So you can wash it and yeah, I love it. No…(laughs). Emma: Like where you hear it stop and then start. Penny was SO EXCITED, we decided to just keep Bloom after that. 冬. I’m sure you can do it with Bloom using the character for Flower (or similar)花. I’ve never heard of cousins sharing a middle name before, but it’s pretty special to us. Elsie: Yeah. Elsie: So I wanted to get a tea kettle for a few years that was like appropriate for pour overs, because I had, like, I do have a hot water kettle that we loved. Emma: Well and your two year old really likes it, too! Elsie: And how much joy did it bring you when you opened up the box? But it wasn’t like…. So but it’s really hard when your water tastes terrible. Someone We Know, which is a thriller and you probably won’t be able to guess the ending. Elsie: So the first category is something small that really upgraded your life. Elsie: I also switched, OK recently, from a full on diaper bag to a small little fanny pack for my purse because I realize, like, I’m never going to change a diaper in public during covid and it could be a while like I just didn’t. This week, we’re sharing our best purchases from 2020, which range from small to major and definitely random, if you like to geek on product reviews this episode is for you. Elsie: Yeah, we should do a tipsy shopping thing sometime because I definitely have some of those as well. (laughs), Elsie: It’s a fancy but not too expensive — I feel like it’s like a medium priced like a couple of hundred dollars or something like that — pizza oven and you can like carry it outside and put it on the counter and make the pizza and then you can put it back inside and store it. It was very beautiful, Big Summer, which I did read over the summer. And I do not regret my model magic purchase. Monthly themes emphasizing history, science, biology, horticulture, etc. I can imagine it was such a therapeutic way to prepare for your daughter’s arrival, and Winter is so lucky you’re her mom! It’s just perfectly airy, and neutral, but feminine. bedtime reading. I have been waiting for this reveal for so long! That is so special, for both of them and besides being in the same family, it’s a sweet forever connection. This is perfect. I have been restyling them with baby trinkets nearly daily and I’m obsessed. Emma: Yeah, I haven’t done massage this year either. I bought the journal for myself and one for my 13yo – so exited, I love this idea and what Emma said about it inspiring hope and look-forwardness for the future. And I think it’s a really cool way to bond cousins together in name, especially if they don’t share a last name. Anyway, if you have any more adoption questions, I am happy to answer in the comments. Your nursery is absolutely beautiful!!! This was such a beautiful and heartwarming post to read. Elsie: I am one of those people that I’m always like, oh, I don’t like banana bread. Elsie: I know someone here is like “you’re such a bitch for taking away your Husband’s box fan!” And like, that’s fine. (laughs). You two have created such a warm and loving space for her. It’s after my aunt. Since it’s natural fiber it’s basically the same thing as shampooing your hair! I am sure you would like to keep some things unique to your nursery, but was curious where you bought those adorable sunglasses that are on display on the LON scalloped shelves? I want something with really soft, diffused light. So happy I decided to visit your blog again, you have done so well for yourself as I always predicted from the early days of reading your blog. Like I can walk outside to get the mail if I want, but I don’t. Like there’s no way to really make it cool. Weird, but 2 sisters named their kids the same name! So we’ve had like, you know, the individual filters that you put in your fridge and things like that. . Love the name! Since it’s a natural fiber you can basically shampoo it like your own hair (or as if you were washing a dog). ?♀️) in fact my daughter was almost named Elsie and that’s how I found your site- googling the name to make sure it wasnt a weirdos name. And immediately they noticed it. I did want to share a tradition with you that a friend does each year with her adopted daughter from Ethiopia: Every year, in addition to a birthday celebration, my friend throws a party to celebrate “airplane day” – the day her daughter came to the US. –Cravings by Chrissy Teigen. But they’re like, usually when they’re are full price to like one hundred and ten dollars. And like, if we ever took a picture with the pour over, it was like, this is embarrassing. This is the most stunning, beautiful room I have ever seen! She let me pick out all the colors and I just love it so much. I used to go all the time for back issues, but I’m just like I’m one of the covid people who does not do appointments that are not completely necessary. And all it really is, is a place to store toys for your kids to be able to access them on their level. We had this like big open wall. See more ideas about kids playroom, playroom, kid room decor. Find a lamp you love, but find one that is out of reach! The Wonderful Things you will be is my absolute favourite children’s book to read to my girls, it makes me tear up every.single.time. Exciting, scary, exhausting but worth the wait! Nov 9, 2019 - "Over here is our reading sofa." I didn’t see it sourced above – would you mind sharing? | sfgirlbybay. , What is the length of the floating bookshelves? Some really exciting new on the blog today! Augh! Elsie Larson is part of a Millennial Generation (also known as Generation Y). This can be spot cleaning it inside, or taking it outside to get the whole surface! And I decided against white this time, although I liked the look, I decided to go with a color. I’ve never journaled but we are going on 4 years of writing in it. You should call Land of Nod and see what they say! I love the name you chose. True. And that’s going to be like. Like, this isn’t the right thing. xoxox. And I love your daughters name x, I love how the nursery room turned out! Excited for what the future holds in store for your family! Oh Elsie this room is perfection. Elsie – this nursery is just so perfect. And that giraffe was an AMAZING gift! Really excited for everything to come together for little Winter’s arrival! Love it. The monkey doll is from Etsy. Elsie: Right. And I’m one of those people that I work from home, even before covid. Infant Room. I also love the idea of cousins sharing a middle name. 1. Well we have something that might help. Emma: Yeah. Elsie: In the spring still…so I thought and thought about this and I bought a pretty huge like gallon-sized container of Model Magic by Crayola. And if it makes you feel any better about not buying that cute mobile, a lot of people don’t think about the kiddo’s point of view, to us it’s adorable because we see flying elephants, but if you look at it from the underside as they would it’s probably no where near as fun. I can’t wait to watch your family grow . I know some of you have been following our adoption from the first steps, but for the rest of you I’ll give a quick recap! I’m actually considering taking my partner’s middle name as my own when we get married. No worries, it’s not offensive at all. You have been such a creative inspiration! Elsie: Yeah, I realized that if I spent like a little bit more, I could get like a pizza oven and this like really cute pink tea kettle, kind of like for free. Praying for your journey! This is the sweetest nursery! You’re going to be such a sweet and cute Mama!! These started off as a quick, inexpensive solution to stage my house and it ended up being my new favorite wall art. We chose Winter early in the process—within a month of beginning to adopt. (ABM account), What a wonderful room baby Winter is going to love every minute of growing up in there! What sweet times are ahead for you!! Upgraded to a Smeg coffee maker and this pink kettle. How did the cost compare? What a beautiful nursery and name! The pretzel rattle is from BlaBla Kids (as is the rainbow pillow on the rocking chair). –Our Place Always Pan (I actually bought three this year, all with my own $). Else Larson. That GIRAFFE IS SO KILLER! We don’t have to buy a box fan in Palm Springs at Wal-Mart. She used to tell us it meant ‘new’ and my grandfather always called her his Supernova. It’s kind of like a jade roller but it’s bigger. I don’t know, I just don’t. And then this past year, we just made like a ton of stuff with cookie cutters. Omg I love it!! Hi, girls! 2. Emma: I have her second one and I’ve made quite a few things from it. My favorite season is Autumn. Apr 19, 2020 - Lola’s Playroom Makeover!, a lifestyle post from the blog A Beautiful Mess, written by Elsie Larson &emma on Bloglovin’ Xxx. Congrats to you both. Elsie: Yeah, because I like sharing. Like as soon as coffee time is done, it’s like tea time till night time. Elsie: Yes. Elsie: What was something that really upgraded your life this year? But I bet you knew that! 412.9k Followers, 689 Following, 6,338 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from elsie larson (@elsielarson) There are so many children who need good forever homes. They’re just beautiful. Elsie: Drip coffee maker. -Here’s a link to the pizza oven I got Jeremy for Christmas. Three top buys of 2020. Learn how your comment data is processed. A long cardigan, or that type of thing and with boots, and I feel like leggings fit inside of your boots, and anyway, so. So excited for you … what an undertaking, you must be exhausted …my best friend has 2 adopted girls from Korea (now in their 30’s) amazing women, beautiful family Elsie: Is that right when we moved to our house last March, I immediately was like, I’m going to finally do this. Oh, by the way, I decided we didn’t need a mobile, but someone else please buy this one in my honor. I hope to see the room soon. I love reading about your adoption process too, it is something I am interested in and your posts are so helpful and, most importantly, honest- thank you. Love, love what you are doing!! -Elsie’s coffee setup! I think you guys have the right to make that decision, and with her being so young, it’ll be easier of a transition. I cried through the whole thing. Like we’ve never done that before, like cooked through a whole cookbook. It’s delicious. Im not usually a fan of wallpaper but this one is really cute and fits the room really well. (Have you considered garland lights? The first gift indeed! Normally, we would put these in a blog post, but this year we did it as a podcast episode and I feel like it’s the best of both because we still get to put all the links and info here for you as we normally would, but we also get to expand in a chatty way. Ahh this is so beautiful and soft!! What a beautiful post! Your little girl is going to be so lucky to grow up here! What an adorable nursery! And the elephant pull toy on the ground is just too cute, right? This is your pretty blanket.” (Don’t burst my bubble!). And either you like, know about this kind of thing or you don’t. So beautiful Elsie! Love you! I like that it is a rug that can literally last for a lifetime. I have been wanting these Spanx leggings. ? Well, thank you for coming on my tour! I’ve been waiting for this name reveal for a long time and oh my gosh it is perfect So excited for you both and wishing the rest of the process goes smoothly! Elsie: Yes, third sister Elise, you guys know! Emma: Thanks. She will have a Chinese name most likely given to her by her orphanage (most babies are abandoned without any note so you never know their real birthday or the name their birth parents gave to them). Ours are probably 3 feet… ish! Emma: And I just have some books and one random honorable mention. It’s so cute. Elsie: Yeah. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog We did find an adorable night light for now. I’ve loved following along with your adoption story and can’t wait to see the final pieces fall into place! 10/10—I think I like the recipes in the first cookbook a little more, but in the second cookbook they have a new puppy, so …, –One Line A Day Journal (shout out to our third sister, Elise). So…. Look for bulbs or ability to have multiple clicks of light. So OK, mine is. I love everything about this. I’m so happy for y’all and thankful you have shared this journey. I love my Donna Wilson Kaleido mug, the perfect shape and her designs are so quirky. Also my child shakes and tries to climb all standing lamps. Like that was like a thing for a couple of months. xx. Looks amazing!!! Pizza Puzzle!, a lifestyle post from the blog A Beautiful Mess, written by Elsie Larson &emma on Bloglovin’ It’s something I’ve always seriously considered, but have heard it can be pretty pricey. You will both make amazing parents and I can’t wait to see baby Winter Bloom and follow your next big adventure. It’s an easy, one day DIY project! Elsie: Aw yeah, you guys know we love Jessica Simpson. Gabriella, Love the room, as always! Jesse McCarthy, founder of MontessoriEducation.com and host of the popular Montessori Education Podcast, has worked with thousands of children, parents, and teachers over the past 15+ years — as a Principal for infants to 8th graders, an executive with a nationwide group of private schools, an elementary & junior-high teacher, and a parent-and-teacher coach and mentor. but saw a newer one about little Nova, so backtracked a bit. I cried my eyes out with this one. I think one of his lampshades would be just perfect in this room. We hope to adopt someday and I’m so glad you are getting that concept out there. And here is the affordable option for the pink kettle. I’ve been checking all day for this post! But like do you remember in the very beginning of COVID when people were like sort of like don’t buy stuff on Amazon unless it’s absolutely essential! And then if you want something whimsical, I really loved The Starless Sea which is by the same author who did The Night Circus. And I love it! To temporarily make it into a changing table, we added this changing table topper, this changing pad and this changing pad cover. ), Hug Me (thank you, Sherri), Gaston, Antoinette (super obsessed with the illustrations in both these), Last Stop on Market Street, Home, Triangle, What Can I Be?, I Can Fly, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, Home (A Chinese/English book … thank you, Mom! I’m not sure about your faith, and it doesn’t matter, I just saw the book shelves and thought of this Max Lucado book that I LOVE and think would be great for Nova. ? You have to be pretty strategic. Elsie: Yes, basically. And then I found that there’s like these little acrylic frames, or these little acrylic shelves where you can can kind of like set a record in it so you can actually just pull it down and use the record. I hope you both have wonderful holiday seasons and a fantastic 2021! Elsie: Yeah. You’re shining some incredible light on a much needed subject. Just kidding (laughs) But you just, you just got a free commercial so you’re welcome. We’re so excited to introduce our sponsor Ember. so that’s really special! Did you find this to be true? Elsie, what a beautiful room and a beautiful name! I hope you all are having a wonderful break with family and friends. Oh, I might move. She is Jessica Jean, I’m Katrina Jean, and we were both named after our Grandma, Jean Katie it’s a special little connection! And then we made one with Goldie, her first Christmas. Although we have not been matched yet, we felt ready to create a nursery based on what we do know. @lauraiz Joey LOVES to reenact scenes from her favorite films and #MaryPoppins is her latest one. Emma that is so beautiful. And it will be very easy to adjust as she gets older. Because you’re a ‘no shoes in the house’ person, too. Emma: Yeah. Like you can write two sentences. I just wanted to say that you are a huge inspiration in my life and now I have a website shop of my own making crafts to make people happy. Not to be biased (as it’s from my shop), but what about a vintage swag lamp like this: They’re so great and they come in lots of colors, like they’re always putting out more colors. Emma: So anyway, my IKEA white robe got worn out over time and just like had some stains that I couldn’t bleach out. 16.07.2013 - Iyi Bayramlar everybody! So the big thing for us is that we didn’t want it to have a loop. 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