Our Baby Corner

September 21, 2015

This nursery update is unfortunately just a snap of baby’s corner, rather than a full tour like I usually do because the lighting today is poor. To be fair, you’re pretty much getting the whole idea in this shot, so I don’t want you to feel like you’re missing out on much.

This is our little boy’s corner in our bedroom. We expect him to arrive in anywhere from 3-8 weeks– very exciting times! I wanted to keep his corner simple to sit well with the general vibe of our bedroom. In a perfect world I would get a side table for my nursing chair, but there’s just not enough space. I can’t complain too much though because we’re able to comfortably fit a full-sized cot, chair and cabinet in our bedroom without things feeling cramped.

I haven’t overdone it on baby accessories and decorations because it’s generally not my style to do so, but also because I really hate the idea of having a house full of baby crap. I’ve been very conscious of getting him only the necessities and of trying to find a version of those necessities that still looks good! His collection of “crap” is bound to grow as he gets older, but hopefully we can keep a firm grasp on it!


What to Pack in Baby’s Hospital Bag

September 10, 2015

I’ve finally received the diaper bag I ordered and finished picking up the last bits for baby’s hopsital bag, so today I’m really excited to share what I’ve packed. There are lots of lists around, and many of them contain a lot of extra things I feel you don’t really need. This is what I’m taking with me based on what my hospital recommends and my research:

  • 7 newborn size diapers
  • cotton wool
  • olive oil
  • 1 pack of Waterwipes
  • Vaseline
  • 3 outfit packs (Each pack includes a onsie, sleepsuit, bib, hat, diaper and socks. The going home outfit includes a cardigan.)
  • swaddle blanket
  • blanket
  • 3 muslin cloths
  • If you aren’t breastfeeding, you’ll need to bring your own milk in the UK.**

Can you think of anything I may have left off? I don’t have much room left in the bag, but if it’s really compelling, I’ll certainly try to add it!

2016 Stendig Calendars Now Available for UK

August 25, 2015

2016 stendig calendar

It’s that wonderful time of year again when I get to announce to you that Stendig calendars for 2016 are now in stock! Hoo-ray! I love these so much and I’m so happy that I’m able to carry them in my shop so you can get your hands on one for yourself!

I say this every year, but please remember that these sell out quickly, so even though it seems early it’s a good idea to grab yours soon to avoid disappointment. I can’t tell you how many sad emails I have to send throughout the year when people try to buy these too late. They’re limited editions, so once they’re gone, they’re GONE.


Baby Hospital Bag Hack: Baby Outfit Packs

August 17, 2015

baby hospital bag

Today’s post is a really quick one for any expectant moms out there who are preparing their hospital bags for delivery. I’m 29 weeks and slowly starting to get mine prepared, which I’ll share when it’s all done. For now I wanted to share a really simple and helpful tip for packing your baby’s clothes.

With everything going on after you deliver, it’s very possible that you wont be the one to dress your baby after he/she arrives. That means a nurse or dad will need to be able to go through your hospital bags to find what to dress the baby in. Baby outfits comprise quite a few layers which can shift all over your bag and get a bit confusing if you have multiple outfits, so a top tip is to bag your outfits up in freezer bags!

My hospital recommends bringing three outfits, so I’ll have three labelled freezer bags with outfits– one for after birth, one for going home, and one spare. Here’s what I’ve packed in each bag:

a hat
a onesie/bodysuit
a sleepsuit (with built in mittens and enclosed feet)
a bib
a cardigan (for the home outfit)
one diaper

This will help keep the hospital bag neat and should help make it easy for anyone who needs to dress the baby. Easy!

Do you have any hospital bag hacks/tips?

Killer Nursery Vibes

August 13, 2015

via A Beautiful Mess

Check out this swanky nursery! I pinned this a week or so ago and I keep coming back to it because it’s so similar to what I’m going for with my little one’s baby corner. She even has the lion version of our leopard blanket! This lady and I are nursery soul sisters.

I love her use of colour here. She keeps the furniture simple so that she can have more fun with the rug, chair, and various splashes of colour. I originally thought I was going to go for a black and white theme (like I also started out thinking with my living room),  but once I started finding little pieces I loved, that fell apart pretty quickly. I think the multicoloured look is fun, gender neutral, and warm. Even though we know we’re having a boy, I like the idea of a room that isn’t all blue and screaming BOY!

Our crib arrived this week and we have a few IKEA pieces arriving on Monday. Once we get everything built I’ll be able to share a few snaps of how his little corner of our bedroom is coming along!