Each morning, Natalie wakes up happy, as though it’s a fragment of who she is on the inside, it’s that simple. There’s nothing in particular we do to help her develop her happiness, she just is. And her brother was (is) the same way. Happy newborns, happy infants, happy toddlers… our family is so blessed.
When Natalie wakes up happy it’s an instant boost to my day. I love walking over to her crib and greeting her with a big, “it’s our happy girl!” cheer. The little nook where our kids sleep in our master bedroom — the only bedroom in our Los Angeles apartment — is such a happy space.
Max often climbs himself into her crib from his big boy bed. They are most often squealing, with Natalie’s arms raised up in excitement and a grin of pride enveloping Max’s face :)
This season where we live in Los Angeles can be hard. Our apartment is small and our possessions go through a brutal, “do I really need this?” examination, but throughout the day we remember why we are here (to support Zack and his career).
Having things in our home that spark joy and creativity and serve our family well is my 3-point checklist for each and every possession. If an item doesn’t fall into one of those categories it gets the boot. I say “no” to a lot of gifts because we don’t have room to keep around extra stuff.
But if something comes my way and it brings joy and ignites creativity and helps me take care of my family, well then, I will find room for it. Natalie’s crib sheets are from Madly Wish, a handmade business from the outskirts of Chicago, and they are extremely adorable.
Our crib is an oval shape, and Whitney totally brightened my day when she sent us three of her crib sheets. They are well-made and remind me of how happy my Natalie is. It’s a real treat for me to have some of Whitney’s sewn work in our home.
Madly Wish is giving away one crib sheet (valued at $90) to a Maggie Whitley Designs reader (US residents only). Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter:
Thank you for supporting the shops that help support me and my family!
BONUS: Madly Wish is offering a 20%-off discount now through August 3rd, simply enter “Maggie” at checkout!
Additional details & links: Max’s bed, extendable mattress, and sheets. Natalie’s crib, changing table, oval crib sheets, and mesh crib bumper. Natalie’s outfit, “you are my sunshine” wooden sign, alphabet sign was made by me, and “do small things with great love” orange print.
Love all of these, but this is my fave!
They are all amazing! I especially love this one: http://www.madlywish.com/collections/fitted-crib-sheets/products/peony-crib-sheet
I’m not entering the giveaway. I just wanted to say how precious those little faces are. You have the best greeting in the morning! Love the sheets, too.
They are all lovely, but I think my favorite is: http://www.madlywish.com/collections/baby-girl-crib-sheets/products/peony-crib-sheet
I love so many of them!!! Maybe (?) my favorite is this set http://www.madlywish.com/collections/crib-bedding-sets/products/flora-for-fawna-crib-bedding-set, but it is pretty hard to choose :)
I love the sheet with the waves. So cute!
Whoops, forgot to paste the url. Here’s my favorite. http://www.madlywish.com/collections/fitted-crib-sheets/products/waves-fitted-crib-sheet
I love this one! It would go perfectly in the nursery I’m working on for our new baby!
i hope i win.. i’m due with my third baby the week of thanksgiving.. a little girl named Sloane :) my kids are 10 & 5, so this was a surprise after 16 years of marriage! all my stuff is old, but i certainly don’t have $75 for a crib sheet. this would be a special blessing! http://www.madlywish.com/collections/baby-girl-crib-sheets/products/pink-bow-and-arrow-crib-sheet
Love this sheet ! So pretty !!!
The watermelon crib sheet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/206793104/watercolor-watermelon-crib-sheet
I love the swim with me fitted crib sheets, I don’t know how to copy the url. Your kiddos are so cute!
I am in LOVE with those cheerful sheets!
So cute! We have a happy baby too and it is the best!
I love the pineapple sheets (http://www.madlywish.com/collections/fitted-crib-sheets/products/pineapple-fitted-crib-sheet) and the yellow and gray dash sheets (http://www.madlywish.com/collections/fitted-crib-sheets/products/yellow-dash-crib-sheet)
They are all so cute buy I really LOVE this one :) https://www.etsy.com/listing/218353171/too-cute-fox-crib-blanket-fox-minky?ref=shop_home_active_4
My daughter’s favorite stuffed animal is a panda, so this is perfect
OM(freakn)Goodness… so I literally just became the biggest Madly Wish fan LIKE ever!! I am so in love with all her gorgeous/special/custom sheets that I just pinned a ton to my “future baby girl board!” My baby girl arrives in November & I would be so HAPPY to have her sleeping on one of these beauties! As you know I kinda LOVE them all, but especially the green ikat crib sheet! Thank you bunches for the super sweet chance! xx
Love this one!! http://www.madlywish.com/collections/fitted-crib-sheets/products/snail-parade-crib-sheet
Love those floral designs! And I’m pretty in love with this changing pad cover: http://www.madlywish.com/collections/changing-pad-covers/products/mint-navajo-changing-pad-cover
SOooo adorable. I love the last image of crib sheets you show- the handpainted looking flowers…amazing! :)
SOooo adorable. I love the last image of crib sheets you show- the handpainted looking flowers…amazing! :)http://www.madlywish.com/collections/baby-girl-crib-sheets/products/orange-ranunculus-crib-sheet
I love the mint scales crib sheet http://www.madlywish.com/collections/baby-girl-crib-sheets/products/mint-scales-crib-sheet.
All about the black and white…
Hard to pick….but this is my favorite!
I love like 5 different ones! They are all so amazing! The pineapple one is so cute and so is this peony one!
It is practically impossible to choose one favorite but I tried! I am loving the Coral and Mint Ikat Crib Sheet.
Your kids look so happy indeed! The crib sheets suit Natalie so perfectly.
I love her Flamingo Quilt! http://www.madlywish.com/collections/quilts/products/flamingo-quilt
No contest! My fav is http://www.madlywish.com/collections/fitted-crib-sheets/products/swim-with-me-fitted-crib-sheet probably because I love my son’s nautical bedroom!
I love this set!http://www.madlywish.com/collections/crib-bedding-sets/products/flora-for-fawna-crib-bedding-set
I love the baa baa black sheep sheets! Our little ones nursery is lamb themed so those would be perfect! But I also love the peony sheets, the swim with me, and the waves! All super cute!
Love the orange ranunculus sheet, but I don’t know how to do the URL thing you mentioned.
How gorgeous! Went to the website and checked out the different patterns and it’s so hard to choose, they’re all beautiful! I’d love to win a set of these for my baby girl! I’d choose this pretty floral patterned one: http://www.madlywish.com/collections/baby-girl-crib-sheets/products/mint-garden-crib-sheet
Currently have about 5 of her sheets in my cart :-o ! One of my favorites, though, is the Waves fitted crib sheet: http://www.madlywish.com/products/waves-fitted-crib-sheet?variant=881671603
So many cute fabrics, but this one would be perfect in my daughters room!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Love this quilt. http://www.madlywish.com/collections/quilts-and-blankets/products/boho-is-the-new-black-quilted-blanket
I am more than smitten with this pink diamond crib sheet: http://www.madlywish.com/collections/fitted-crib-sheets/products/pink-diamond-crib-sheet
It was really hard to pick just one thing I liked…
It was difficult to pick just one favorite!
I am trying to figure out a way to simplify our living quarters and I found your decision-making process helpful. The sheets are a breath of fresh air!
Oops! Here’s a link to a lovely set: http://www.madlywish.com/collections/fitted-crib-sheets/products/plus-tribal-fitted-crib-sheet