|PotteryBarnKids.com - oh there stuff is so dang rad.|
Sooo...Clara is back in her crib (thank goodness). But in need of REAL bedding...blanket, a sheet, and a pillow...not just the fitted sheet and baby blanket cover. When we go check on her in the night she has her blanket stuffed under her head to make her own pillow...and she HATES socks and footie pajamas so her little toes can get cold if we don't go in there to put her blanket back on.
|at Target.com - we considered this one for a hot minute...but yea...the next baby wouldn't use it.|
Therefore...I've been browsing bedding options. And it sucks. Probably only because I'm conflicted...there are adorable options...but they are pricey and I know Clara won't be in the toddler bed stage for more than a year. I fall in love with the fun designs that aren't TOO girly...but are still colorful and spunky. It's hard...most bedding sets are either VERY girly...or VERY "manly" or VERY Disney. I've been trying to find a gender neutral option that the next baby can use...instead of giving into the stinkin' cute girly bedding. But there aren't lots of terribly cute, affordable, gender neutral options out there.
We thought about going the "cartoon" route...because Clara LOVES Mickey Mouse. But I just can't do it. And the Mickey options that are available now are kind of funny looking. I know that the bedding is for my CHILD, not for me...and yet I can't bring myself to buy something that I think is ummm...not cute. (I think cartoon sheets are super fun though! Did that redeem myself?)
|at PotteryBarnKids.com - this is just too cute|
After a weekend of browsing and comparing...I wanted to go with a girly quilt from Pottery Barn. Ha. Not gender neutral. And rather expensive. And it didn't come with sheets. So obviously this was not a winning combination.
|from Overstock.com - the winner!|
AND I was so in love with the Pottery Barn quilt, I've decided to make a quilt of similar design for Clara when she transitions into a twin bed using some of the fun fabrics from her baby clothes. I am so excited! Of course that won't happen for a while...thank goodness I have time!! Oh my little girl grows up so fast.