I love the orange and blue color scheme of this nursery styled by Kendra Smoot. I especially crave this light blue floor, which I think is just painted wood. (via A Little Sussy)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
It always takes me a long time to research every purchase, and buying a big girl bed was no different. I bought Sweet Baby an organic crib mattress, but we've been co-sleeping, so she never actually slept in her crib. Not once. But hopefully she won't go to college without having a bed of her own. Enter the totally natural organic cotton and wool mattress from Lifekind: no fire retardants, no off gassing, no foam. Perfect. None of the 60 chemicals that leach out from a regular mattress--just cotton, wool, metal, and wood, which is surprisingly hard to find with the laws that say our children need to sleep in a bucket of chemicals to protect them from spontaneous combustion during the night. Lifekind's mattresses use wool, which is naturally fire retardant and complies with regulations. I chose the Traditional model, and it is made to order in California of materials from American organic farmers, so the price is high, but they are having a 30% off sale with free shipping, which means a twin 714-coil mattress and box spring will run you about $1500--not too bad for 10 or 15 years of healthful sleep.