Mommy Monday’s: Take Home Outfit

I have been asked by about 5 different people “What are you going to take baby Grace home from the hospital in?!”, “Do you have a take home outfit yet?” etc.

I hadn’t obviously given it much thought but I figured, I probably should…she needs to come home in something right?!

Here are my tips for finding the perfect take home outfit:

  1. Remember, not many people are probably going to see this outfit.
  2. You have a newborn…put them in something comfortable. I.E.: Probably not a frilly tutu. They’re a little baby with sensitive skin, be fair!
  3. This is just a personal preference but I like classic pieces and less…tacky pieces. I am not a huge fan of take home outfits that say things like “Here I am world!” or “I’ve arrived!”
  4. Gender appropriate. Now, I know everybody thinks they have the cutest newborn in the world. Am I right? But more times than not…in the first month or so it’s hard for others to immediately identify whether or not your bouncing baby is a girl or boy. So, put them in something that’s either adorably feminine or boyishly cute! If you’re not a pink person, no worries, you don’t have to put your little girl in something that you don’t like! There are a million different colours and patterns out there that scream girl! Or, how about a precious ribbon headband?! So many options.
  5. Have them match. If you have more than one piece of your take home outfit like I do…onesie, hat and blanket, make them cohesive so that when you’re snapping pictures, your baby looks even more adorable than he or she already is!

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In Between Nursery Themes

As I anxiously await the arrival of my daughter, I have been keeping myself busy registering for fun things and planning how I will decorate her nursery!

Right now I seem to find myself in a dilemma between two nursery themes. Now, when I say theme I don’t mean a full out theme. I am really not one of those people who are into overdoing themes because lets face it, a kids mind changes in seconds and they have a new favourite thing every week. In terms of babies, you don’t even know if how you decorate their nursery will even match their style and personality.

So, when it comes to decorating I am a firm believer in subtle themes. Keep it classy.

I thought it would be fun to post my two competing themes and let y’all decide which one you like best!

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Wish List Wednesday: Teepee for Kids

So, I don’t have kids, but if I did this would definitely be in my home.

I am a firm believer that children’s toys and entertainment don’t need to be cheap, plastic and horrendous to look at. For anyone who does have kids, especially small children, you know their things will be around the house and not hidden away in a tidy manner like you hope for. Why not make their play areas a part of your decor?

This black and white stripped teepee is so adorable, chic and I’m pretty sure any kid would love hanging out in there.

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The 31 Days of October: Day 15:

This may not be exactly “Halloween” or “Fall” but I personally attribute Harry Potter to this time of year.

A shop of Etsy called Good Yarns makes your very own Ron Weasley inspired sweater. These sweaters are such a classic icon of the Harry Potter films (Mrs.Weasley makes them for her boys every Christmas).

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The 31 Days of October: Day 11: Werewolf Soap

The only soap I ever use is from the Etsy shop Lippincott Soap Co.They make the best cold process soap you can imagine. They do not have your typical flavors, everything is very unique and AMAZING.One of my favorite soaps, that I am using right now is called Werewolf Soap. It has an amazing manly smell- but not overpowering. Continue reading

The 31 Days of October: Day 9: Harry Potter Candles

I found these one of a kind candles by chance on Etsy at the shop FrostBeard about a year ago.These soy candles have become my all time favorite things. Not only are they amazing Harry Potter themed, but they smell amazing. The scents are Dumbledore’s Office and Butterbeer, and they literally smell how you would imagine they would. Continue reading