Hospital Bag Essentials

Hospital Bag Essentials

When I was pregnant with Nora I swear I packed and repacked my hospital bag 1000 times because 1. That’s the type of person I am and 2. I loved looking at the little sleepers and would get so excited to meet our little babe. I think because I was induced and I knew when I would be going to the hospital I was even more prepared because I knew I had a deadline to get everything together.

I have shared this list with so many of my girlfriends and coworkers because I found I was looking at several different blogs and everyone contradicted each other. Bring your breastfeeding pillow, no don’t bother…well people what is it??? (I did by the way and didn’t use it lol). You should ask your OB who will be delivering the baby (If you’re having a hospital birth) what products they will supply since some hospitals are better than others. I had Nora at London Health Sciences Center Victoria Hospital so my comments are based on what they provided me at the time. I know everyone will have different opinions on what to bring but this was what works best for me. We were at the Hospital from December 13 to December 16 which I didn’t expect to be there that long so I’ve added a few things to my initial list that I would add/change!

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Living & Dining Room Inspiration

Under one week until the big move…..I can hardly contain myself!

I will provide updates once we’ve made the move and we’ve started to settle in…but until then I’ve created this post to show you our inspiration for our monochromatic living & dining room.

This area is right off our kitchen and a spot that we will be spending most of our waking hours! I’ve loved the dark ship-lap look for so long (who hasn’t) and knew that I wanted to switch out the standard fireplace tile with this dramatic look. I know it’s not for everyone, but I think it adds some modern youthfulness to the space. I’m sure you can tell from my past posts, but we aren’t huge colour people when it comes to decor. We move the monochromatic look but adding bold features like brass pendants and dark accents. I do however love bringing in natural elements into the space in the way of greenery!

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Our Master Design

The place where all the magic happens…

And by magic I mean my solid 8+ hours of sleep a night. lol

I feel like I say this for every post….but the master is one room I am soooo looking forward too. A spot that can be quiet(ish)…..is it possible to have a quiet room in a house with a toddler? It will be a room where I can escape too when I want to read or watch my horrible reality TV shows Bryan can’t stand. I want our master to be a continuation of the rest of the house but it needs to have an edge. Something between soft and airy but with a little sexiness.

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Bubbles & Bubbles…

Little Miss Nora’s bathroom

I loved putting together the look for Nora’s bathroom. I am excited that she will have her own spot to bath and get her ready for the day. As I said earlier, our last house was a “fixer upper” and Nora’s bathroom actually had a walk in bathtub that you normally have put in when your a older and find it hard to get in and out of the tub alone. So naturally we never used it and Nora would store all her bath toys, bubbles and washcloths in our ensuite. I would be enjoying a nice relaxing bubble bath with all of her rubber duckies watching…..

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