. . . for Lauren and Lauren: High 5 for planning

March 7, 2013

High 5 for planning

tank top: old navy   sweater: kohls   pants & wedges: target

1. This looks practically identical to an outfit I just posted.  Maroon pants and polka dots.  These may be the only pair of non maternity pants that are still comfortable so I intend to wear them often.  

You can believe that before I knew what we were having I was already busy pinning ideas and planning for our baby girl or boy.  So my next four things are things that I am loving for our baby!

2. After making my elephant stuffed animal and elephant canvas, I just ordered this fabric to make a crib skirt.  Then I may have reached my elephant limit.  

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3. I love how this closet is organized and love the tree wall decal: 

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4. I think the idea of turning an ultrasound into a canvas is so neat, and want this light green color in the nursery. 

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5. And I am also excited for baby showers, which means baby shower invitations.  I recently found the company tiny prints, which has all things baby and kids.  Meaning I will be checking it out for birth announcements too! There are so many cute options, but I think these are two of my favorite invitations: 

elephant invite                                                                              owl invite

Speaking of baby showers, that means registering! Chris and I are planning on starting this weekend and I am a little overwhelmed!  Feel free to tell me your favorite few things that I should register for!

Hope you have a great weekend!!


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54 comments:

becca said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that is a cute nursery i would have loved to have one like that when Little man was little

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've never seen an ultrasound turned canvas. Such a cool idea!! Have fun registering...I'm sure it's overwhelming, but exciting too!

Bria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

number one baby item: fisher price rock and play sleeper. it is 50 bucks so much cheaper than other bassinets, helps with colic/gerd if they have it, and is approved for infant to sleep in and it can stay right by your bed. they are awesome!

ps. your blog is so cute! congrats on having a girl!!!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The elephants are so cute! I remember registering...there were so many things to think about. My best advice is to register for big and small items. You never know what people will want to get you. Also, don't register too many outfits, at least not in "newborn" sizes. Gowns are the best (and easiest for nighttime changes) at first.

Lisa @ MMT said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love all these nursery idea! I think I have some of them pinned as well :) planning a nursery is fun, yet overwhelming!

CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I saw the ultrasound canvas today on pinterest and immediately thought of you!! Such good ideas all around =) What an exciting time for your family!

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so much great inspiration here! i love that ultrasound canvas...i've never seen one of those. you should deinitely get one! the elephants are so cute...that crib skirt is gonna be adorable! and your bump looks precious in polka dots :)

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my gosh the elephants!! we are obsessed with them over here, the hubs says its baby C's power animal :) love all your ideas:)

Breenah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A swing is a MUST (we had the Fisher Price one that looked like a lamb). A crib is not necessary right away if you're gonna use a bassinet or co-sleeper. I'd recommend not getting too many newborn sizes in clothes other than onesies and pants. Quinn didn't really wear a dress for a few weeks because we were home all the time recovering.
Ooh, and I'd recommend the Safety First baby nail kit they have at Wal-Mart. It's nervewracking doing that the first time, but it gets easier. Then it gets harder when they can run away from you.

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

the elephants are too cute and I absolutely love the ultrasound picture on canvas. I wish I had seen that way back when, it really is a great keepsake! You look fantastic as always, polka dots are def your thing!

Kayla Peveler said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So so cute... you are darling. Love all the elephants!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the elephant print! So adorable for the baby's room :) What accent colors are thinking? And yay for baby shower!!! That is the best part! haha

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love all your ideas and can't wait to see your crib skirt. That ultrasound turned canvas is so cool, never seen anything like that before. Good luck registering.....my suggestion would be to do a little at a time. We have gone on three different weekends to work on ours and it makes it sooooooo much less overwhelming!

Audrey (hkittygirl) said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It must be so exciting to be prepping for your baby! The nursery ideas look so cute. ^^

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A swing is an absolute must have. A boppy pillow will make nursing easier. And the one thing I wish I had with the kiddo (and will definitely get for the next one if it ever comes along) is a Bumbo seat. We have never used a high chair - we started with a booster for the big chair and that is all we needed. (My little guy was sitting up on his own at 4 months so he didn't need the extra support. If you get one - just leave it in the box - you won't need it until 6 months anyway and you can decide then.) Also after about a week we got rid of the diaper genie. It was easier to just take the stinky ones outside (because they stunk up the room even in the genie) and throw the wet ones on the bathroom trash.
I love your nursery ideas - can't wait to see how it turns out. :)

Christi Lynn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE your style because it is stuff that I would actually wear. You are so adorable.

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Decorating a nursery is so much fun! Love the u/s canvas idea. And I've heard good things about tiny prints!

Jen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Umbrella stroller that has a basket underneath!

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit, especially the polka dot top with the fun ruffle!
Great fabric for the crib skirt! You're so crafty - so many cute things planned!! Can't wait to see them.

Whitney Cypert said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the nursery! I love all of the elephant stuff, including that invite. So cute! I'm loving your outfit, it looks comfortable and put together!

Priscila@mommode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute canvas! And hey, the pants are cute so wear them away!
I loved my boppy pillow, Skip Hop diaper bag, Hooter Hider nursing cover and a Bumbo seat. Oh and mya favorite, a Fisher Price booster seat ( we didn't get a high chair). Have fun registering!

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOOOVE LOVE LOVE the ultrasound print!!!! Definitely a MUST!!!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That ultrasound canvas is ADORABLE! I can't wait to hear how registering goes! Have a great weekend friend!

Carly
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Loveandcrayons said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the ultrasound to canvas idea!! How cool!! So many things to do, of course after my nursery is done!!
You should check out Little Laws Prints for invites too. I've never used her, but have seen her stuff and it's adorable!!
I'm sorry if it's been said, I haven't read the other comments, but one thing I cannot live without is our video baby monitor!! I still have a camera in our 2 1/2 year olds room and joke that I'll have it in there until they move out!!! My hubby just did a post on the monitor system we use (he's a techy, so it's more than most people need) but you can read it at www.ihatepeas.com it's his last post.
Hmmm, I didn't use it with my first baby, but with our second I used a miracle swaddling blanket. He would NOT sleep longer than an hour without being wrapped tight. He's still in a woombie right now, but I'm trying to break him out of that habit one arm out to start.
I'm sure you're getting a ton of ideas, so I won't bombard you but if I think of a necessity I'll let you know!!

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Loveandcrayons said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh, one more thing, if you're looking for a stroller and you're planning on having more children maybe consider getting a double stroller to start with. We didn't. We get this great, amazing, all bells and whistles stroller (Waaaay to expensive) for our first. Then we got pregnant with our second and wanted a double. Our first stroller was in great condition but we couldn't even sell it for half if what we paid!! The stroller we have now is the Britax B Ready. You can use it as a single, tandem double, with a toddler seat and a baby bucket seat. I love it, it's amazing!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Charlie's nursery was elephants as well. This is making me remember all of his little baby stuff (he'll be three next week). Oh my!! LOVE elephants!

Ohhhh....baby stuff. I could go on for hours. If you have a question, feel free to ask me. I loved registering for my wedding, but was completely overwhelmed with all the baby stuff. Why is there SO much stuff?? ahhh!!! So if you come to a crossroads...this paci or that paci? :) just ask!!

Sandra said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that out fit...I have a thing for ruffles...you look great! And I can't wait to see your nursery come together! So excited for you guys :)

readeatcreate.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the elephant theme; it's so cute! I'm getting so excited for you guys! Just a few more months!!!! Happy weekend sweetie!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The elephant theme you have going on is adorable! That closet is organized perfectly...it makes me want to clean out my own closet, haha! Happy Friday!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love elephants for a baby room!! and that outfit is cute, i wear the same stuff over and over again!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't wait to see what you do with the nursery! I think the elephant idea is a cute one. I haven't seen that one much before.

Tiffany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Her room is going to be so pretty! I love the elephant theme. =)

Both of my babies slept really well (in the first few months) if they were swaddled realllly tightly in a SwaddleMe swaddler. Avi actually slept in hers until she was nearly a year old! lol

Jenn D said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love elephants. Your baby is going to have the cutest room ever!
Jenn
With Luck

Wifessionals said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have that shirt in two different colors!!! (:

Kerrie Williams said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I ordered one of those sonogram canvas prints for my sister and it turned out beautifully. plus, the company is very personal and easy to reach if you want to change something. love ya girl!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE that elephant fabric!!! And that ultrasound canvas is awesome! I love that idea! As always you look amazing.

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

eeek i haven't even THOUGHT about registering yet. AHHHK. i would LOVE to know what you guys end up registering for. seriously. that would be super helpful. yay for planning!!!!

Love and Ace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet outfit this is! You are absolutely glowing - love all the nursery ideas. x, Kat

Love and Ace

Jess said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the ultrasound canvas idea!

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Jess

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love all the elephants you're using for her nursery. It's going to be adorable! :-)

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the crib skirt fabric! The elephants are so cute!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE those maroon pants! And I think the ultrasound canvas idea is genius! What a great memory to have captured :)

xo

Amy Disbrow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that outfit!!! So pretty! I love polka dots and you wear those pants if they are comfortable! I've always loved the tree decals in nursery's. So cute and I love the elephant theme! Have fun registering!!

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Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Precious.

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really like this outfit! The top is super cute!

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit! I remember that stage well. I did te rubber band trip for a while then get Bella bands so I could still wear my normals to for a while longer. I love your baby room inspiration! The ultrasound canvas is such a neat idea!
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Jessica Cai said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow, love your outfit - especially the polka dot blouse! you look beautiful! i really enjoy your blog so far :) if you like mine too, do you want to follow each other? xo jess
www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

Elle Sees said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

this is all so exciting! yayyyy!

Elegance Personified said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi Katie. You look adorable. I love the Polka Dot Top, very girly - appropriate for an expecting Mom of a little girl.

I am sure you are really excited about her arrival. You will have so much fun for her Nursery. =)

So check this Sunday's Best Looks:

http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/2013/03/weeks-best-looks-march-10th-2013.html

Thanks & Enjoy Your Sunday!!

Candyliquor UK said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your outfit! The top is cute <3

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Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love some of your ideas. I remember planning for Landyn's arrival... such an exciting time :)

Jeeh Neumann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So lovely post, good weekend! kisses

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LEIGH said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awwww! That ultrasound canvas is precious!!!!
And that closet is adorable and perfect!

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so cute! happy decorating!!