Little Monkey

I'm sorry it has been a little quiet on the blog-front lately, but we have been busy on-boarding the newest member of the Fortique team - my nephew baby Dean :). At 8 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches, he's already pulling his weight around here (baha), and we're over the moon to welcome him to the team! Meet Dean Franklin (my "little monkey")...

Because all I can think about is babies right now, I thought I would share some of the fun stuff we did to get ready for Dean's arrival. My sister (his Mom) loves baby animals, so she decided that she wanted a jungle/safari themed nursery.  It's not completely done, so I can't share the final pics, but I wanted to show you my contribution to the room.

Safari Baby

I knew I wanted to get my sister something special for her shower (gifts are huge in my family), so I decided to commission a custom painting for the nursery. While bringing the talented Nicole Heiner onto the Fortique site, she revealed she had another hidden talent besides interior design. She can paint almost any pattern/print you give her!  I took one of the pillows my sister put on her registry, emailed it to Nicole, and two days later I had a beautiful and adorable custom painting for my sister. It was the perfect gift - affordable, useful, thoughtful, custom, and fun!  

If you're interested in hiring Nicole for your next custom art or interior design project, submit a service request HERE!  

I also wanted to include some fun photos from her themed shower. Enjoy!

Cupcakes By: Red Velvet Cupcakery

- Steph & The Fortique Team