Was just loving me some pink today! Enjoyed making this arrangement with various tones of magenta. Made me feel a whole lotta LOVE!
For Christmas I gifted myself a few organizational tools to bring me some sanity in 3 cluttered areas of my kitchen: my tea cabinet, tupperware shelf and junk drawer.
I found this beautiful bamboo tea box that holds 120 tea bags.
It fits perfectly in a drawer. I am so happy being able to enjoy my tea rituals with more ease!
We left the existing tall built-in shelf with some updating: painting the unit, re-lining the shelf bottoms, and getting new baskets and towels. We installed a new vanity and top, and toilet. We left the existing shower/bath, and put in new floor tiles.
I can’t pass up light pink spray roses! They get me every time.
Merry Christmas! From our home to yours.
These Christmas morning smiles are the greatest gift of all.
For our train-loving toddler, a Polar Express electric train set. Happy boy!
This little one is perfectly content just watching her big brother open gifts. Such a doll.
Sharing your room with baby is no big deal, and I am going to simplify it for you here. Just by adding a few necessities, your room for two becomes a room for three!
This HALO® Bassinest® Swivel Sleeper goes right up to the bed and you can bring the baby toward you when needed throughout the night. I haven’t used it yet (waiting for baby to arrive!) but excited to see how well it works.
Your nightstand will end up being cluttered with late night essentials, like diapers, wipes, snacks for mom, and even a burp cloth and change of pjs for baby. You never know what will arise in the middle of the night! Keep it all organized in a cute basket. I also love this mini touch lamp I found that has three brightness settings. This way, I can just give it a quick touch for a dim light, rather than rummaging through my basket in the dark.
For comfort during late night feedings, you will want to arm your bed with pillows for propping. I like to have some standard throw pillows, a “husband” style pillow for sitting up, and a Boppy pillow for breastfeeding support. I got this adorable Emily & Meritt “Love” Slipcover at Pottery Barn Kids.
Also for feedings, or just for cuddling, it’s nice to add a place for seating or a rocking chair. Having a comfy throw blanket and a lumbar support pillow is a good idea as well.
For the much anticipated “tummy time”, having a cozy, fresh clean rug and a little toy chest will be in handy.
I turned my vanity into a changing table, by just adding a changing pad and a cute basket for diapers and wipes. I also included a laundry basket below for the many changes of clothes that are in a newborn baby’s daily schedule.
You can never have too much Butt Paste! It is the best cure for diaper rash.
The hardest part about sharing a room for me was making some room in the dresser for the new baby’s wardrobe. However, it gave me a good reason to go through all of my clothes and donate what I have not worn in a while. Luckily newborn baby clothes are small so they don’t take up too much room. I also bought under bed storage bins to store her 6-12 month and up clothes.
While I love our old couch, it is time to update from 10 years of love and spills. I am looking for another sectional. We love the chaise on the couch, as it is comfortable, but wondering if we should go bigger, with the family growing, and it looks like there is space for it in the room. I’ve been shopping around and here are my top picks so far. What do you think?
Henry® 2-Piece Pull-Down Full Sleeper Sectional w/ Storage
Radley 5-Piece Fabric Chaise Sectional Sofa
Artemis II 3-pc. Microfiber Sectional Sofa
Raymour and Flanagan