Baby Boy’s Vintage Sports Nursery Design

I must admit I’ve been having way too much fun decorating baby boy’s nursery. We decided to do a vintage sports nursery theme since my husband was a huge athlete growing up and still had many old sports pieces from his old room that I wanted to incorporate into the overall design. I didn’t want the room to be overrun with the sports theme, but just wanted to add some key elements to give off the vintagy-sports look and feel. I’m so happy with the outcome and even happier that we are all ready to welcome Baby G in just a few short weeks!

vintage sports nursery design

I love the two glass french doors that open up into this little room in our house. We decided to add some privacy with some simple white faux-wooden blinds from Bed, Bath & Beyond to keep it neutral and light.




vintage sports nursery design
Rug // large wooden ruler // vintage cradle // gray glider // big block wall letter

I purchased the rug first because I knew I wanted to incorporate navy blue, and this rug from rugsusa.com had a sports-look and feel, so I thought it would fit nicely with the theme.

The cradle was handcrafted by my grandfather in 1983. I slept in it when I was a baby, my two sisters and two cousins slept in it when they were all newborns and my daughter used it a couple of years ago as her first cradle. Now, the tradition continues and baby boy will sleep in it when he arrives! We put a fresh coat of antique white chalkboard paint on it to keep the vintage feel.

The big “G” on the wall was inspired by my niece’s nursery – and we opted for a masculine navy blue color from Pottery Barn Kids.

I’m sort of obsessed with the wooden growth ruler from Lex’s Little Darlings on Etsy and can’t wait to start documenting the kids’ heights as they grow.

vintage sports nursery design
dresser // baseball knobs // gray glider // American Football pillow // sports toy bag

vintage sports nursery design

We already had the dark brown 8-drawer dresser from Ikea (which serves as the perfect height for a changing table), but I found some adorable wooden baseball knobs from ATG Stores online to add to the drawers and dress it up a little bit.

The “American Football” vintage throw-pillow and the big blue sports toy bag are from HomeGoods. We also had the gray glider from my daughter’s nursery, which we originally purchased from West Elm and works as an extremely comfortable and smooth rocking chair.

vintage sports nursery design
metal basket // baby boy shoes

My husband had a few of his old home run baseballs saved from when he was growing up, so I took those and added some new baseballs from Big 5 to a metal basket I found at HomeGoods.

We received these adorable baby boy shoes (from Carter’s) from a friend at our baby shower, so I had to display these as well. :)

And I’m OBSESSED with this crazy green cactus that grows right outside the nursery window – the perfect backdrop for a little boy’s room!




vintage sports nursery design
blackout roman cordless navy blue shade // starstruck changing pad cover // dresser //dresser knobs

The two little baby baseball player paintings above the glider are vintage from my husband’s nursery when he was a baby and the framed football player on the left is a signed photo of Troy Aikman that was also my husband’s when he was growing up (he’s a huge Cowboy’s fan). The white frame on the left has my daughter’s two feet prints from when she was born and we plan to replace the ultrasound photo of baby boy on the bottom with his own two feet when he graces us with his presence.

I also love the Aden and Anais organic cotton changing pad covers, so we added the starstruck design for baby boy.

vintage sports nursery design

More vintage fun from my husband’s old nursery including the two Cowboy’s football figurines, old Texaco piggy banks and airforce airplanes. My Father in Law also gave us baby boy’s very first Air Force football.

My sister made the awesome navy blue “G” mounted on a wood stump for our baby shower and I loved it so much I had to incorporate it into the room – so rustic and fun!

Overall, we were able to turn this small little room into a functional and cute baby boy’s vintage sports nursery. We can’t wait to welcome our new addition soon!




Southwestern Quinoa Enchilada Casserole Recipe

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Ground 2 Table. All opinions are my own.

I’m always looking for ways to cook healthy yet appetizing dinners for my family, including my toddler who’s expanding her taste buds day by day. That’s why I was so intrigued to hear about the organic spice company, Ground 2 Table and their mission to bring tasty, and healthy flavors to everyday meals.

About Ground 2 Table

Ground 2 Table

Ground 2 Table is an organic food company that is passionate about serving flavorful, organic and sustainable food and ingredients in new ways for consumers. This company offers 12 organic spice blends free of salt, sugar, artificial flavorings and GMOs.

By providing an innovative, individual use packet of a product typically sold in bulk, Ground 2 Table hopes to educate consumers  on small steps they can take to adopt their Buy Small | Use it All™ revolutionsuch a brilliant concept for a cook like me, since I have old spices in the back of my cupboard that I only used once – such a waste! Each spice blend inspires and keeps culinary creativity alive by providing endless ways to mix and match foods. Intended and designed for anyone from beginner cooks (present!) to accomplished chefs, the 12 organic spice blends are convenient and simplifies spice usage in sweet and savory meals. 

The 12 signature spice blends truly cover all palate tastes and include an all-purpose, spicy all-purpose, taco, mesquite BBQ, salsa, steak, poultry, Chinese 5 spice, Italian, seafood, curry, and cinnamon and spice flavors.

I decided to try out the taco seasoning (spice blend 3) in lieu of other seasonings I previously used in my Southwestern Quinoa Enchilada Casserole Recipe, and the final outcome was incredible – not to mention salt, sugar, artificial flavorings and GMO free! Win-win! I recommend adding this healthy quinoa recipe to your weekly dinner rotations.

Southwestern Quinoa Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Southwestern Quinoa Enchilada Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Near East Quinoa blend (flavor of choice)
  • 1 (10 oz.) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 (4- oz.) organic can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup organic shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup organic frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup organic canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 packet Ground 2 Table Taco Seasoning (Spice Blend 3)
  • 2 Limes
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Instructions:

  • Cook quinoa on stove top on sauce pan according to box’s directions, and set aside.
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish
  • In a large bowl, mix: enchilada sauce, beans, corn, green chiles, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and cooked quinoa
  • In small bowl, mix together Ground 2 Table Taco Seasoning (Spice Blend 3), juice from 2 limes and 1 Tbl. water. Add this mixture to the large bowl.
  • Transfer large mixture to baking dish and top with a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese until fully covered
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until warm and bubbling
  • Take out and garnish with diced tomatoes, avocado and a dollop of sour cream.

Enjoy! 

Southwestern Quinoa Enchilada Recipe

 

And check out some other fun recipes utilizing Ground 2 Table’s spice blends, available on their recipe page here. Next on my list is the BBQ popcornyes, please!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Ground 2 Table. All opinions are my own.

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