today we have partnered with the land of nod to give away a $1500 credit to one lucky ready to use on their site! the giveaway details are below at the bottom of this post!
last month, josh and i ordered the jenny lind toddler beds from the land of nod for eleanor and samson’s nursery and all four of us have been so happy with them since! you might remember their old nursery with their cribs from this post when we first moved back to new york city, and then when we did away with their cribs and put their crib mattresses on the floor inside the teepee last fall in this post.
while the teepee situation was our family’s favorite, we were sad to see it begin to fizzle as eleanor and samson started to outgrow their crib mattresses we were using inside the teepee. we actually then bought a twin mattress a few months later and put it on the floor for them to share with the idea that we’d eventually do bunk beds or a trundle bed in their nursery come spring or summer.
city living is tricky when it comes to maximizing your small space with kids and beds. while the twin mattress was more comfortable than their tiny crib mattress, sharing it was getting hard (someone likes to sleep sideways) and it felt ginormous in their small play space because it took up so much room. when we measured the space, we couldn’t imagine adding a second twin mattress to the room.
after what felt like an entire month of trying to figure out if toddler beds or real beds made more sense, we decided to move forward with toddler beds and sell the twin mattress so we wouldn’t have to sacrifice play space for so much “bed.” the jenny lind toddler beds seemed like the perfect solution since they are so compact and low to the ground. the kids can get in and out and up and down on their own. plus, they’re gorgeous! and now, there is still room to get down and play on the floor with them and that is something that is important to our family. saving all the inches we can here and there from bigger and bulkier furniture makes a big difference when you live in a smaller space.
i’d love to show you a few photos of what their room looks like now with their new beds! we kind of flipped the entire room around back in january on a cold day when we were stuck inside and super bored.
and don’t forget! the land of nod is giving away a $1500 credit to one lucky reader! to enter, please visit the land of nod and sign up for their mailing list, take a look around the site, then come back here and comment below telling us what you’d use your $1500 credit towards. the winner will be drawn at random next week and contacted directly. good luck!