I’d like to go ahead and preface this post with the fact that I have absolutely no idea what to expect and I could be completely over/under packed here! Between bloggers, YouTubers and people you know who have children, there are so many differing opinions about what you actually need to bring with you to the hospital. I’m very aware of the difference between “needs” and “wants” but I also have no idea if I’ll be in and out quickly or if I’ll labor for a long time. So, I’m going with my gut and bringing what I think feels right for us!
With baby girl on the way, we’ve been shifting some things around at home. We’re not quite to the stage of baby-proofing, per se, but there are changes we’ve made to make our home a bit more family-friendly. I’m talking functionality, storage and layout. My husband and I have lived together now for about 6 years and our priority at home has always been comfort, but it’s always been the two of us. We were fine with shamelessly eating dinner at the coffee table most nights and we have always had the run of the land as far as closet space and storage. Now we’re thinking about things like, more floor space for play time, more storage for toys and swaddles, family dinner at a table, etc. I thought you might find it interesting if you’re a new mama too, or just love a good dose of home decor! This is about functionality and layout of the house, not about baby gear storage or nursery reveals… just yet.
What does this time of year bring for you? Hours of shopping and wrapping or baking? More time spent with family and friends? Cozy nights watching Christmas movies? More charity work? For me it’s all of these things. A thread that ties them altogether is ‘homemade’. We deck our halls with greens from our property, we fill our bellies with homemade cookies and we gift pieces we’ve made with our hands. It’s a wonderful tradition that I intend on carrying on for years to come.
I thought it was about time I jump back onto the blog and say hi to you guys! Here’s a little update of what we’ve been up to lately–and if you’re not following me on instagram, you should because I post daily!
Spring is finally here, and I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year for getting inspired and starting new projects! We hear about spring cleaning all the time–and that’s a wonderful place to start (especially if you’re on the road to Minimalism, like me). But after that, let the real fun begin! What is your home lacking? Do you want to up your wow-factor this year? Here are 10 of my favorite home DIYs from all over the blogosphere. I have faith in you–you can totally tackle any of these. Let me know your favorite project in the comments at the end!
Home decor may seem frivolous to some, but I see it as a vital piece to my happiness and well being and here’s why. Your home should be a place that you’re drawn to, a place that feels like a vacation from the world in a way. It should be a place you want to escape to, not escape from. Yes, much of that has to do with what you do there and who you share it with, but don’t discount the effect of the actual space itself. If you wake up each day and your first site is a soft, clean, airy space, your mind has one less subject to clutter it. I believe we should create our homes to not only reflect our personal styles and tell our stories, but also to help us relax and unwind. Telling your story doesn’t mean leaving reminding yourself what you wore to work this week because of the piles of laundry covering the floor, or the story of the hobby you gave up a year ago. It should only reflect the pieces of you that bring joy and good feelings. I want to live in a space that GIVES me enough space to be myself. [For my tips on simple-living, click here]