Tag: organisation

Things to buy before baby arrives.

Stocking up before the baby arrives is a great idea!  The less stress the best – when you get home you just want to drink in as much as you can of that bundle of joy!

Items to stock up on for the house hold before the baby arrives
Things to stock up on before the baby arrives.
  1. Pet Food. Stores easily & doesn’t go out of date quickly, so watch out for good specials leading up to the birth.  I also wrote out a very specific feeding guide for Penny – much to my Father in Laws delight (he thought the detail was hilarious). But we had a couple of people helping out with Penny so I wanted to make sure everyone knew what was going on!
  2. Hand Soap/Sanitiser – you want everyone to wash their hands before the touch that bundle of joy you will need extra.  And you will be washing you hands constantly with all those nappy changes – so stock up!
  3. Wipes – So many wipes. It will take you a while to work on your technique just stock up so you are ready to go.  6 months later I still haven’t bought wipes!
  4. Panadol – for you and the baby (after 4 weeks) you don’t know when you will need it so it’s best just to have it. Better safe than sorry.
  5. Snacks – you’re exhausted and people will keep coming over. Nuts, muesli bars, a batch of bliss balls, crackers – stuff you can grab out of the fridge or pantry with one hand while your holding a baby who doesn’t want to be put down.  I once ate a packet of strawberries and cream lollies for lunch because that was literally what was at the front of the pantry.  And if people offer to bring stuff over – ask for fruit (easy to eat with one hand fruit)
  6. Frozen food – Dinners that can be put in the oven. Crumbed chicken and chips is not a nutritious dinner – but when you are exhausted that crumbed chicken out of the oven will be easy and possibly the most tasty thing you have eaten that day!
  7. Toilet Paper & Tissues – because you don’t want to run out of the necessities.  Anything to stop running to the shops.
Paddy and his teddy
Paddy doing his ‘Blue Steel’

Anything else that you were glad that you had stocked up on before your baby arrived?


Why I love Bloglovin’


Just to start – this is NOT a sponsored post all 100% my opinion! I truly do just love Bloglovin’ because I’m a massive nerd!

Are you sick of trying to remember which blogs you like, but you don’t want to sign up for their emails because your inbox is already overflowing with Myer and scoopon promos??? ENTER –
Bloglovin’ here it is a site that you go to and set up an account. Once you have done that you start to select blogs that you like. For example you would search “Mona and Olive” and press the little + to follow. Then you get an email each day with new blog posts from all your blogs you like. So if you follow 800 blogs you get 1 email, 1!!!

Amazing, and once you choose a couple of blogs they also give you recommendations so you can discover new blogs. Awesome.

Once you have it all set up you can also get the app and when you have 20 mins waiting for the doctor, whip it out and catch up on all you favourite blogs together! Told you it was amazing!

I know there is a couple of sites like this but I use bloglovin’ and I really like it. Easy to set up and easy to understand and I don’t have to remember blog names!
Here is my favourite blogs to get you started!

Mona and Olive
House of Rose
The Design files
A beautiful mess
Sew Delicious
The Organised housewife
A Pair and a Spare

What is a blog your loving at the moment??? Please share, now that my favourite blogs are organised I’m like obsessed with new blogs


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