Blueprint Baby Challenge, I’ll fill you in: I was given $2000 from Chase to makeover my nursery, as well as participating in a competition with 2 other expecting bloggers to win additional prizes of at least $500. Hopefully you’ll love what I’ve done with the room, and vote for mine as your favorite.
Blueprint, to painting the room with my brother and sister-in-law, to the fun times hanging wallpaper with my husband, the journey of creating a space for the newest member of my family has been memorable. Rather than continue to wax poetic, I’ll give you a run-down of the transformation.
Here are the goals I focused on while creating the nursery:
- Eco-friendly, with both green and repurposed items (like the crib)
- Funky, handmade touches
- Furniture that would grow with my child
- Gender neutral
- Not matchy-matchy
- Modern and not too cluttered
- Plenty of storage for our closet-less room
One of my largest purchases was my $700 dresser. The great thing about the Split Plan is you can set a goal date –like three months from now –to pay off your purchases. In my case I wanted to pay off my large furniture by the time my baby arrived. It’s great that we can track our payment progress at any time by logging onto Chase.com/Blueprint and make changes to our plan without penalty or charge, like increasing the amount we’d like to pay on the furniture for each month.
I can see the Split option being extremely helpful in the future, say when a major appliance breaks on us and we aren’t able to pay for it up front with cash. Blueprint helps us to pay off purchases faster and save money on interest, and we can log on to Blueprint to check our progress at any time and change our plan, whether to reduce the number of payments or change the monthly payment amount. And Blueprint does all the calculating for us, which is really helpful for the months when our minds are occupied with the daily chaos of family life with two small children.
Blueprint Baby Challenge and using the Blueprint features to help me through the often overwhelming experience of transforming a nursery. I’m anticipating many wonderful memories in this room, and will reflect fondly on this time in my life, preparing and dreaming about our newest arrival.
Blueprint Baby Challenge is also a contest, running from 7/15 through 8/15, so head on over to the website and please vote for my room as your favorite! You can vote once per day, and you can also win weekly prizes just for voting.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Chase. All opinions are my own.