Our Little Baby has Arrived

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Dearest Arhitektura+ followers,
If you are reading this post, that can only mean one thing – our little ray of sunshine has finally arrived and I am now officially mummy. Can you believe it? Being 10 days overdue I am literally pinching myself at the thought of meeting our little baby as I pre-write this post in my super organised style.I just wanted to let you know what will be happening here while I am recovering from birth and taking a bit of time to enjoy the ride. I couldn’t possibly leave you hanging for weeks without any posts, right? So I’ve written a few posts just for the occasion which will publish immediately each morning for couple weeks.

I’m hoping to get back to regular blogging over the next few weeks (including our nursery reveal) but for now, with this face staring at me… I drift back into the world of motherhood. I look forward to catching up with you all very soon.

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BABY SHOWER | PINK OR BLUE

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As promised, I would like to share with you my baby shower photos, which was two weekends ago. Baby shower was styled and planned by me, along with the help of my sisters. I absolutely love turquoise, but with the gender of the baby a surprise, I put in baby pink to pair with turquoise details. I used these beautiful printables from Ontobaby, as I ran out of time to design my own. With a theme pink or blue, I created invites as well as food labels and thank you cards used on Revlon nail polishes in pink and blue which my guests took home

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Wishes for the baby, was my absolutely favourite as I had a laugh reading them all and it is a beautiful memory from the day which I have put in the baby book

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Baby showers was filled with much fun, laughter, food, family, friends, gifts, and let’s not forget- the games! It was a beautiful day spent with my closest family and friends I will cherish forever.

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Credits & Sources

Printables: Ontobaby
Frames: Ikea
Pink or blue sign and confetti : Lovely Etsy stores PartyHQ & HeatherleasCrafts
Cake: Bellissimo Cakes
Catering: Prepared by me, my mum & mother in-law. My friends made some sweet treats: Lovely cake pops were by a friend Bojana who makes these for all special occasions, Cupcakes were made by my cousin Ana & Pink and blue lamingtons my friend Jelena made, they were all so yummy!

It’s Friday. I’m in love.

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Thank God it is friday! Another week is (almost) behind us, another weekend is awaiting to be enjoyed! Don’t you love Fridays?

This week has been a busy last week at work before I take my maternity leave. My last day at the office was a good one. My work colleagues spoilt me with a lovely morning tea, some presents and lots of thanks and hugs. A heart warming day… And being reminded I need to come back at some stage. The next chapter has begun… Life keeps the clocks ticking over, and we need to remember to enjoy the journey… Not just look forward to the destination.

Before signing off I wanted to give you a photo update on my pregnancy. Another reason is that I’m thinking to become a bit more personal with this blog, meaning that I might be sharing more bits of my life with all of you (there will be plenty of fun moments when the baby arrives and I want to share those joyful moments with you – my virtual family). Tomorrow is my baby shower, so make sure you look out for that post soon!

Baby Shower Gifts | High and Low

A baby shower can be a simple gathering of a few friends for a cup of afternoon tea, or you can go whole hog with decorations, a theme, a cake, and games. But no matter what the characteristics of the shower, the basic motivation behind it is the same: Pregnant women deserve a chance to celebrate and some presents to help them get ready for parenthood. Next time you’re invited to a baby shower, here is our list of baby shower gift ideas, including a few special finds to spoil new mums.

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Sure, high chairs are going to end up with steamed veggie mash and rice cereal all over them but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix in some high-design with that food mess. This Ovo high chair by Micuna is stunning.

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I am always so thrilled when I find a unique, quality shop on Etsy. So when I came across Gifts Define it was no exception! I had to have one of their cute mobiles for my baby so my sister actually purchased it for me. You can check out their store here.

We have collaborated with Gifts Define and they are offering my readers $10 off for any order of $75 or more, just enter promo code BABY10 till end 31.05.13.

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Everything’s cuter when it’s baby-sized, and that goes for clothes hangers, too. You can easily personalize baby hangers with rubber stamps and non-smear ink to create sweet keepsakes or baby shower gifts! These hangers are from IKEA.

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The Eames RAR rocker is the answer to every chic and contemporary minded mum out there. It can serve as a distinctive rocking chair for the nursery and when baby has grown out of being rocked, it can seamlessly blend in with your lounge room furniture. It’s to be loved and cherished for many, many years unlike traditional nursery gliders that quite often get sold or quickly shifted to a dark corner.

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This is one modern swing that is definitely on my list Mamas & Papas Starlight Swing Once Upon A Time. Fantastic new folding travel baby swing with adjustable light canopy, twinkling light shows and MP3 jack so you can plug-in your MP3 player for  baby and you to enjoy!