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A Room for a Princess | Fayetteville NC Newborn Baby Photographer

Although I’m not 100% finished with her room…I’m still waiting on a few decorative accents to come in the mail…I’m nearly there.  Ella will arrive on October 10 at 7:00 am, unless she decides to come earlier (this is my scheduled C-Section though).  I can hardly wait to hold her!  I’ve been working on her princess room since the moment I found out I was pregnant.

My good friend and client painting my walls for me.  She is the most talented lady I’ve ever seen–can you believe she completely free-handed this in less than a couple hours?  She said she wouldn’t paint for anyone else, so I feel so fortunate to know her!

Detail of the wall.  My daddy, who died in ‘08, loved owls (and all birds).  I chose the owl and bird theme because of him.  I like to imagine these owls as him, asleep, watching over Ella.

Its a tad messy still.  I’m waiting on a few things for this wall–a photo for the wall above, a few little birds, and things like that.

I can’t wait until Laura Brett can fill this frame with a beautiful photo.

This chest was used by my grandma for all 5 of her children!  Back then it was wood with balloons painted on the door.  Its been refinished and I added the knobs, but this is a very special part of her nursery.

I love the bird house, and the bird cage!  The watercolor elephant princess is for ‘Ella’ :)

We were just convinced that Aidan was a girl!  His sonogram at 16 weeks told us girl.  So my daddy bought this to go on her door.  Of course Aidan was born and I kept this just by chance.  Its the only girl thing my daddy got to buy (he had 2 grandsons when he died, but now would have 4 with another grandson on the way).  He loved baby girls, and he would be so over the moon over Ella.  I hate that she will not get a chance to meet him.

We probably shouldn’t talk about Ella’s closet.  This is only 0-3 months, which I *thought* I had been fairly good about buying too many of.  Guess not.

Pretty monogrammed gowns…

An armoir filled with pretties

She even has a coordinating carseat.

Ella’s full name is Margaret Elizabeth Small.  My grandmother asked me in November if I was going to have anymore kids…I said “No granny, I lost 140lbs, I don’t want to gain it back!”  She gave me a sad puppy face and said “I’ll never live to meet the little girl you were going to name after me.”  Well of course, my granny is spoiled.  So that very day, we made the decision to have another baby.  February 6, Ella came to be.  I never had a doubt she wasn’t a little girl, just because my granny is so doggone spoiled, she gets everything she wants.

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September 11, 2011 - 11:08 pm Melissa M. - gorgeous girly room and details!

September 11, 2011 - 11:31 pm Natalie Myers - wow Carrie, what a beautiful room! I love love love the custom painting on the walls! What a special little girl.

September 11, 2011 - 11:43 pm Megan Harlow - Hi Carrie! I know you don't know me but I love your work and have been admiring from afar since my early days on clicknmom's! I am such a huge fan! Ella's nursery is beautiful! Omg..I loved every little detail! Just beautiful. I would never want to leave her nursery :) Can't wait to see pictures of her!

September 12, 2011 - 12:00 am Kristyn LaPres - Wow, Carrie.... amazing! The only thing that could make that room absolutely perfect is when Ella gets to be in it!

September 12, 2011 - 9:08 am Melissa Schuett - Carrie! This room is so perfect - you might as well move your bed right on in too because you're not going to want to leave. LOVE IT!!

September 12, 2011 - 12:13 pm Brooke - OMG! That room is amazing! I love how simple and crisp it is. Not to mention the light pink and green go perfect together and still feel really girlie! You did an amazing job decorating! I wish I was that talented!

September 12, 2011 - 9:55 pm Lauren - Where did you get all the monogrammed gowns? They are gorgeous! The whole room is breathtaking.

September 14, 2011 - 2:51 pm Tiffaney - Carrie... her room is absolutely adorable. I almost cried for joy looking at the pictures. I am so happy for you. I think Aiden will be the best big brother. He is already willing to climb into the baby crib and assist.

September 16, 2011 - 12:19 am Tammy - Wow, that is one incredibly lucky little girl!!

September 27, 2011 - 5:39 pm Jenn - OMG Carrie this room is to die for!! Do you mind sharing where you got all those adorable monogrammed gowns?? I've been looking for something like it to give a friend for her baby shower. Congratulations on the birth of your little angle...I hope she gets to come home soon!

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