A Mom’s Baby Crib Decor Perfection

Well, that baby bump is a little more than a baby bump now, so I think it is probably a good time to start getting the baby room set up :p I have been putting it off for so long because I didn’t want to jinx anything! I don’t know if it was all of my friends and family telling me that I needed to get started on it, or the realization that I am actually due pretty soon… or both that got me actually going on getting that baby crib decor and nursery, baby ready.

I like to think that I have a bit of a different style. I tend to stray away from the fashion trends that are going around. I like to take some of the trends and turn it my own way, or just completely go another rout… without looking completely insane! For my baby’s room, I wanted to do something really special of course. This is where my baby is going to be growing up, so I want it to be a place he or she will love, have fun in, and feel absolutely comfortable in. Because of this, I didn’t want to go over board with the colors, and maybe do something a little more with the patterns and prints.

My sister some of her kids clothes from Naartjie Kids, and I totally love them because they are a little different and not your typical kids clothes. When I found out they had bedding, I was pretty excited that I could stop stressing and putting off the nursery and actually have fun getting all of the room together.

We wanted to wait until the day of the birth to find out the sex of the baby. This does add a bit of a stress on what color we are going to chose for the baby room. When I saw that Naartjie had a gray chevron print bedding set I couldn’t have asked for a better option. Chevron is trending right now, but it isn’t something you see done for babies’ rooms. How perfect for me, right? chevron baby bedding

I bought all of the baby crib decor because I just loved it all together as is, and then I bought a couple of the extra pieces to go along with the room and tie it all together. After I had the room painted, furniture in, baby crib decor and other accessories, I was able to find a couple of my own pieces that just added a little bit of me and his or her family into the room. I totally love the combination of the chevron print next to the zoo print. They really compliment each other and really give this baby’s room a look like no other.

 

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I am seriously way too excited to bring home the baby to his or her new nursery to grow up in! Please tell me about your nursery designing experiences! I would love to hear them!

If I Stay is a Movie Worth Checking Out!

blog-if i stayLast night, my man and I enjoyed a date night. We went to dinner and a movie and had a great time! It was so nice to get out of the house and we both really enjoyed ourselves. We have this rule that one of us chooses a movie and the other chooses the place to eat! He chose Olive Garden, which meant that I got to pick the movie! We went to “If I Stay”, which just came out in theaters yesterday.

This was a fantastic movie and we both really liked it. If you have time in the next few weeks to go see a movie, I recommend this one! There is a trailer and a full movie synapsis at my go-to movie website, Fandango. Check it out!

Keeping Up With the Kardashians is My Favorite Reality Show

blog-kardEvery Sunday night, I turn on the TV to E! Channel and watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I love this show because the girls are pretty entertaining to watch.

If you are unfamiliar with the show, it’s about a family who is in the fashion and modeling industry. There are three sisters (Kourtney, Khloe and Kim) and their family members (mom, step-dad, two half-sisters, and step-brothers), kids, husbands/boyfriends, and friends.

It’s interesting to see what they do in a typical day and the funny adventures and situations they end up in. This season is getting pretty good and I’m loving the new episodes every Sunday night. Check it out!

These Massages Huntington Beach Has to Offer Are the Best!

CloudMover--massageThere is not a whole lot that beats a day of relaxation at the day spa. It’s very beneficial to get massages, which is my favorite things to get at the spa. I’ve tried some other things at CloudMover (the best massages Huntington Beach has to offer), including facials, waxing, custom spray tanning, and wraps. I love them all, but I’m a “tried and true” girl and enjoy a massage the most. Some of the benefits to massage therapy include improved circulation, reduced stress levels, decreased tension levels and reduction of muscle pain and injury.

This is an awesome place to visit yourself and also makes for a great gift to others. Check it out and see why it’s so amazing!

This Red Velvet Cheese Ball is Going to be a Huge Hit!

blog-red velvet cheese ballRed Velvet cake is quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. It’s easily my favorite and I can never get enough! When I saw this picture on Pinterest, I was instantly interested. I was brought to this blog where I was able to see the original picture and recipe (sorry, I totally can’t take credit for this awesome recipe). Check it out!

You will need:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups red velvet cake mix, dry
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • assorted cookies and crackers (my favorite was Vanilla Wafers)

How to:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in the red velvet cake mix, the brown sugar and the powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and combined.
  2. Turn the mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap up into a ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Put the chocolate chips on a plate or in a shallow dish. Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator and unwrap. Roll in the chocolate chips. (This might get messy!) Place on a serving plate and serve with cookies or graham crackers.