10 + Practical and Stylish Gift Ideas For the New Mother’s Home

I guess it’s just the season of life that I’m in, but right now I have multiple close friends who are expecting a baby soon! One of my closest friends is actually being induced THIS Saturday! EEEKKK!!! The number of baby showers I’ve been to of late is staggering, and I’ve got invites right in front of me for even more. While checking a momma-to-be’s registry is always a good idea, sometimes I like to come up with a few of my own gift ideas. But I feel like I’ve been running out of original inspiration lately!

So when Anna from AnnaVasily.com.au asked me if she could share some ideas with me (and all of you) I thought it was just perfect timing! Take a few minutes ands her suggestions below!

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How exciting it is to expect a new member in your family! However, no one is more thrilled than the future mom. She has the greatest joy of keeping the baby close to her heart and the greatest responsibility to protect both the child and herself. Show her how meaningful she is with a thoughtful present. Here are some ideas for both decorative and baby related items that will make her feel special and appreciated when she’s at home.

Get inspired by the following ideas!

Family photo frame

Since the family is growing, she`ll need to create more space for placing new memories at home. A frame for multiple photos is a perfect way to prepare for the new family experiences.

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Price range: $4 – $10

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Why NYC Bus Tours Are Perfect For Families

I’ve been thinking about traveling a LOT recently. Maybe it’s because I just spent almost 4 weeks stuck in my house taking care of sick family members, I’m not sure…but it’s been a while since we traveled anywhere, and I’m starting to get the itch. Of course traveling these days is a horse of a different color for us – now it’s not just the hubby and I off an an adventure. US now includes two VERY active 18-month-olds. I’m not sure what travel looks like for us these days, but one thing I know is, for any kind of a group, I LOVE me some bus tours.

My husband and I did Washington D.C. a couple years ago in four days flat. It was AMAZING, and the only way we were able to do it in that short amount of time was by taking advantage of an awesome bus tour. It brought simplicity to the entire process, and we decided that the next time we tour a city, we would do another bus tour. 

Take New York City, for instance.

Seeing New York is a one of a kind experience that you understandably want to have while being together as a family. Your kids will remember it for years to come, and so will your spouse. It’s like nothing else. But it’s not easy to tour a big city as a family – or is it?

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Over 60 million people now visit New York in an average year, and that breaks down to some five million per month, 1.25 million per week, and well over 100,000 per day.

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Yes, NYC is crowded and overflowing with tourist – but when you take a bus tour around the city, you beat the crowds and avoid having to fight the traffic (on the street or on the sidewalk.) That’s the first reason to opt for a NYC double decker bus tour for your family vacation, but here are five more to take into account:

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7 tips for Dressing up A Small Space

Are you a person who has a boring or small space in your house? One that seems too small or one you just don’t know how to handle? Perhaps it’s a blank canvas, but the room consistently becomes the junk room full of clutter?

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Whether it’s an office or a study in a large house or a small bedroom or living room, people often get stuck when it comes to making their small spaces look good.  How do you masquerade the feeling of space when it looks so cramped and claustrophobic?

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Well, not to fear! Here are seven tips for bringing life and vibrancy into your small space!

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Why Forethought is Hugely Important When Buying a House

Buying a house is exciting and it’s easy to get caught up thinking with your heart, instead of your head. Thinking about what your must-haves are can help to keep you on track instead of getting distracted by how “pretty” a place is. (That may or may not be one of MY personal down-falls!) Of course, it’s always a good idea to get a first-hand look by checking out a few display homes in Sydney (or model homes in your specific area) to see fixtures and layouts in person. This is what we did when we first started looking for our home!

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Nevertheless, when you’re looking at a new house, nothing replaces an assessment by a professional. A home inspection and a pest inspection really are crucial. Don’t take anyone’s word for it, have a thorough check performed to avoid any unforeseen issues in the future.

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Knowing what you really need in a house will help keep your emotions in check, so consider the following things when you find a place that gets you excited.

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Mardi Gras Celebration Ideas + HM #169

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #169! And guess what time it is?! It’s Mardi Gras time! This week’s THEME is Mardi Gras Celebration Ideas, and I’ve scoured the web to find some great ones for you! #MardiGrasIdeas #HomeMattersParty

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Mardi Gras Celebration Ideas + HM #169

Here are five fantastic ideas for YOUR Mardi Gras celebrations from around the blogosphere! 

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