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.
Happy July 4th!
Today was the epitome of a dreamy summer day. Greg and I went kayaking down the river, fished, ate lunch on the water and enjoyed our time together in the great outdoors. We came home and saw that the black caps were ready (I’ve been checking them all week.) We have finally gotten ahead of the birds this year. (Cheers all around)