Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cactus Themed Baby Room

When we were planning baby's nursery, we didn't know what we were expecting, so we went with a gender neutral theme, and cactus fit the bill perfectly. Green is a traditional color for surprise babies, and I love mint green, so it worked perfectly.

I made the garland- love how it turned out!! It is just felt and embroidery thread from Hobby Lobby.

The crib is such an important feature piece in a baby room. I love the crib we chose. I didn't want to spend a crazy amount of money, but I knew I wanted white, and I didn't want it to be the same height on both sides... that just looks like a baby jail you know?!
Crib: well under 200!

Mobile: Mine is HERE  more cute options below!
         

     
Sheets & Blanket:

I love this cactus blanket. It's the perfect size for cuddling with baby and for putting in a car seat. The mint green minky fabric is so soft, and I like the cactus side as well. The pom-pom finish is just the icing on the cake!
         

Or buy on Amazon if you're all about that prime!        

More (affordable) options:
         
        
Adding some cute throw pillows is a fun and cheap way to keep the theme! My sister-in-law and I reupholstered this chair into this grey beauty from a red velvet. I love how it turned out.

Back to the pillows... Look at all these amazingly cute cactus ones!! I'm so in love... now I need more...
         

     

I got some great cactus decor from amazon including this changing pad cover and hamper. I had great luck there more so than in stores. Cactus is becoming more popular, but I started this over a year ago.

Other Changing Pad Cover options:

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The middle one matches the above blanket and sheet set!!

Hamper Options:



A gallery wall in your chosen theme is a must! (Although I wouldn't suggest one over a crib for obvious reasons.) Here are some fun cactus prints to look at below.
         

   
The toy box was an inexpensive DIY. I simply bought a crate like the one below and sanded and painted it. I googled some images of cacti to decorate it, and voila. 




Last but not least- a free printable for you! I made these great little posters in 2 color options. I love the quote - "Reach for the Stars- Stand on a Cactus if you Must" Its an awesome reminder that greatness doesn't come easily! Click on your preferred color to open the full PDF to download and print. Enjoy!

                             



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Thanks for readingt! Hope it helps you on your baby journey!
xoxo, Love.Haight

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Our Surprise Baby Turned Out To Be...

A girl!!

Our beautiful Vivian Irene was born on January 24th and it was just as amazing as I always hoped it would be. I haven't blogged in about 4 months, but I figured an update on baby would be a good place to start. Being a mother has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. She has completely turned my world upside down and shifted my priorities.


Thanks for reading, maybe we will chat again soon!

xoxo, Love.Haight

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Blogtober- Saturday Six


Here we go- six completely random bits of information that may or may not be quite useful to you!

1. Delicious Food Combos


- Roast with sour cream and seasoning salt: 
I love a good roast. The tender meat, the cooked carrots, and the potatoes come together to make the most delicious meal. When we were kids, my siblings and I would mix it all together and add "special salt" (aka seasoning salt) and call it special salad. Oh the memories! These days I add sour cream and it is just too good!

- Vanilla ice cream with rice krispies cereal:
I wish I could explain the science behind why this tastes SO DARN GOOD but I just can't. I think we need to just all admit that there is some magic that occurs here.

-Spaghetti with cottage cheese:
Everyone acts so grossed out by this, but it truly is a delicious combo. The cottage cheese adds a creamy factor to the otherwise hard nosed dish. (English teachers describe things funny. I'm sorry about that.)

2. Ways I'm Adding Steps Every Day

I'm supposed to be walking more for my health while carrying baby. I'm kind of tired so some days it's tough. But here are a few things I'm doing to try to make it happen!
-Walking the mall
-Taking my dog for walks
-Going downtown and checking out the shops
-Playing Pokemon Go while walking (I'm a dork- don't care)
-Walking at work more

3. Target is on My Good List

Did you know that you get a 10% off coupon for Target on your "Red-card-aversary?" Me either. But mine just came into my email inbox. Beyond that, I just got a 50 dollar gift card for buying baby stuff I needed, with my 5% off redcard reduction, with another 1% cash back on Ebates Coupons and Cash Back  (My favorite website EVER) 
Thanks Target!

4. Why Do We Buy So Much New?

I spent the weekend scouring the amazing 10 for $10 sale at Once Upon a Child this weekend. I have gender neutral clothing, sleepers, and outfits galore now, and I barely spent anything. In fact I probably got around 60 things for less than I paid to get 20 new things on Carters. Of course we all love brand new things, but considering baby will only be wearing these clothes anywhere from 2 to 10 weeks, it seems silly to shell out so much for it all.

5. TV Shows Lately

I decided to break down and get Hulu again when they offered me a 5 dollar monthly subscription for a year. I've just started to watch "This is Us" and I am really enjoying it. I can also get my weekly fix of Grey's without having to watch a specific night at home. I have to say though- we just finished Lost on Netflix, and WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. That show had so many loose ends running around that apparently didn't need to be tied up. Bleh.

6. Stuck on Gift Ideas?

If you're ever stuck for gift ideas, come up with some sort of theme or concept and buy little things to fit it. A few years ago, my sister did a "25 reasons I love you" and came up with lots of little usuable gifts for her hubby on his 25th birthday. I created a "wife survival kit" for a friend for her bridal shower, and other "kits" could be very useful for having a baby or going to college. The gifts don't have to be elaborate or expensive. This has actually always saved me money, while being extra fun for the gift opener. 


Hope you enjoyed today's random musings! 

xoxo, Love.Haight
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