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Things I’m Loving Lately: House Edition

August 14, 2023


The Adventure of First-Time Homeownership: Navigating Parenthood in Your Own Haven

Ah, the exhilarating journey of first-time homeownership! A thrilling ride filled with unexpected twists, joyful discoveries, and the sweet satisfaction of calling a place your own. But wait, imagine throwing the whirlwind of parenthood into this mix! As 20 and 30-year-old females, you’re no strangers to multitasking, but adding two little ones to the equation? It’s a whole new level of challenge! How do you manage your home with two kids? Fear not, though, because I’ve got your back. In this blog post, I’ll delve into the roller-coaster ride of first-time homeownership and parenting, while introducing some must-have items that will not only simplify your life but also turn your house into a haven for your growing family.

1. The Nesting Necessities: Baby-Proofing Essentials Picture this: You’ve just moved into your dream home, filled with excitement and wonder. Now imagine your heart racing as your little explorers embark on their own adventures, seemingly attracted to every sharp corner and precarious cabinet. Baby-proofing becomes your new mantra! Embrace the peace of mind with corner guards, cabinet locks, and outlet covers. Let your creativity shine with whimsical wall decals that not only captivate curious minds but also protect your precious walls.

2. Cooking Up Memories: Family-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets In the midst of the morning rush and bedtime chaos, your kitchen becomes the heart of your home. Make it a hub of convenience and culinary creativity with time-saving gadgets. A slow cooker, a true lifesaver, transforms simple ingredients into delicious feasts, while a one-touch coffee maker helps you maintain your sanity through sleep-deprived mornings. I’m also at the fingerprint wall-mopping stage…

3. The Serenity Sanctuary: Smart Home Upgrades As the sun sets and the kids drift off to dreamland, you deserve a moment of tranquillity. Embrace the magic of smart home technology to create a haven of relaxation. Dimmable lights, a soothing sound system, and a thermostat that dances to your comfort levels, all at the touch of your fingertips. After all, every superhero deserves her secret lair!

ecobee Smart Thermostat
aosu Battery-Powered Video Doorbell
ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 Omni Robot Vacuum and Mop
meross Smart Power Strip

4. Captivating Companions: Playroom Perfection The pitter-patter of tiny feet and the sound of laughter echoing through the halls—welcome to your new reality! Design a captivating playroom with storage solutions that make tidying up a breeze. Colourful bins, stylish shelves, and cozy seating areas entice your little ones to embark on endless adventures while ensuring a quick cleanup for those impromptu playdates.

SoBuy Children Kids Storage Bookcase
3-Tier Kitchen Rolling Utility Cart
Natural Woven Seagrass Wicker Storage Nest Baskets

5. Slumber in Style: Kid-Friendly Bedroom Essentials Bedtime becomes an enchanting ritual when you transform your kids’ bedrooms into dreamy retreats. Bunk beds for the siblings who are inseparable during playtime and cozy, character-themed bedding for those nights filled with whimsical dreams. And don’t forget the magic touch—an assortment of plush buddies and storybook shelves for bedtime tales that will make their eyes sparkle.

First-time homeownership is an exhilarating journey on its own, but the adventure becomes even more exhilarating when you add two precious bundles of joy into the mix. As young women paving your way through life, embracing the chaos with open arms is your superpower. With the right tools and thoughtful additions, your home becomes more than just a roof over your heads—it becomes a sanctuary of love, laughter, and cherished memories. So, as you embark on this thrilling journey, remember that you’ve got this, and we’ve got the items to help you along the way. Here’s to turning your house into a warm and inviting haven for your growing family!

PS. I also just found this DIY bowling game I’ll be doing as the girls found some bowling pins at a friend’s cottage and they’re now obsessed.

Bonus: Loop Engage Plus Earplugs (you’ll thank me later)

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ABOUT Nicole

At home wherever my babies are. Adventures wherever my husband takes me. Excitement whenever weddings are involved.

Mama, wedding photographer, creative, entrepreneur, tech geek, cat lover. There were no other options, no backup plan. From the tender age of fifteen, I knew I needed to create; art and family.




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