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My Baby Registry Must Haves

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amazon. The opinions and text are all mine.

I can hardly believe that I’m already over six months pregnant. Where has the time gone?! The first trimester went by so slow, but the second has been flying by. We can’t wait for our bundle of joy to arrive.

Since I’m from Ohio, but now live in Los Angeles, I’m having two baby showers. Matt and I are preparing to head back to my hometown in Ohio to celebrate the Littlest Lanter next week at our first shower. If you have any travel suggestions for pregnancy, please leave them in the comments below.

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Because I’m flying to Ohio, it made the most sense for me to register online for baby gifts. Amazon turned out to be the perfect way to register. Gifts are purchased online (directly from Amazon), then shipped directly to us, which makes the process so much easier while traveling.

The first step for this process us was cleaning out the nursery. We literally just bought all new guest room furniture in March and I hated getting rid of brand new furniture…. BUT, on to new beginnings. I love new beginnings. Having a baby is basically the ultimate new beginning. Along with that, comes excitement. Sitting here in this blank slate nursery just reminds me of the changes that are about to take place and the blank canvas we have been given to create new memories. I get excited thinking about the new snuggles, morning “hellos” and other memories we will make in this room.

Items have already been rolling in for Baby Lanter and her presence is already being felt around the house. In the photo above, you can see that we already have a BabyZen Yoyo+ Stroller, 4Moms Breeze Play Yard, High Chair and mamaRoo Infant Seat, which are all available for purchase on Amazon.

Baby Registry Must Haves Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Second step to this process was sitting down and making a list of what I would need in my new every day life with a baby. I decided to create my list based off of these categories:

  • Feeding
  • Diapering
  • Clothing
  • Sleeping
  • Furniture
  • Travel
  • Health
  • Toys

After I had my categories, it was time to get to shopping. I began by searching through the Baby category on Amazon and reviewed the most popular items. Next, I shopped category by category, building my registry as I went. I tried to think very practically about what I would use on an every day basis as a new mom. I thought about everything from car seat protectors (to protect your leather) to pacifiers and teething toys.

After I finished, I sent my registry to my best friend, who’s a mom to 4, to review. Her feedback? Diapers, diapers, DIAPERS lol.

Baby Registry Must Haves Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Baby Registry Must Haves Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Baby Registry Must Haves Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

The baby registry process with Amazon was easy, painless and best of all… I never had to leave my sofa. I quickly put together a registry that was easily searchable by my shower guests and simple to purchase from, especially if you’re already an Amazon Prime member.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amazon. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Studio Bathroom Reveal with In The Moment from BEHR®

This post was written in partnership with BEHR® and PopSugar.

When we moved into our new home earlier this year, we knew we wanted to decorate with our favorite vacation spot, 30A, in mind.  We didn’t want to go full-on beach house, but we did want the beachy color palette while keeping comfort in mind.  We like to call our home decor style, “Coastal Americana.”  I coined that term after visiting 30A back in April and it’s stuck with us as we continue to decorate our home.

The color palette in our house is very neutral, but I wanted to add a splash of color to my beauty room and the attached ensuite.  We kept the walls in my studio neutral to allow for more flexibility with filming, but I had free range with the bathroom.  Here’s a photo of what my studio bathroom looked like before:

Studio Bathroom Reveal with BEHR angela Lanter hello gorgeous

Studio Bathroom Reveal with BEHR angela Lanter hello gorgeous

I love the neutral tile paired with the white vanity and trim.  But I wanted to work in a color that fit perfectly in line with my “Coastal Americana” style.  After reviewing the BEHR® 2018 color trends, I chose the paint color In The Moment T18-15 because it felt like the perfect color choice to bring a coastal feel into my space.  Coincidentally, In The Moment has been chosen as the 2018 Color of the Year and with good reason…  It’s a gorgeous spruce blue shade with a green undertone that fits in line perfectly with our coastal design vision.  The contrast of this paint color with our white vanity is so beautiful!

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Interior Paint & Primer in One is available to purchase at Home Depot or you can even order this color online in sample size or by the gallon.  How convenient is that?    My husband painted our bathroom in one afternoon and commented several times on the quality of paint.  Keep in mind, Matt used to paint professionally back in college, so he knows his paint.  He loved the BEHR® formula, the ease of application and the finish.

I’m giving away a $100 gift card to Home Depot to one lucky reader.  In order to enter, simply submit your entry here with your contact info and which color you’d be interested in trying.  Be sure to fill out the form completely with your accurate contact info, so the winner may be notified promptly.  Good luck, Gorgeous Fam!

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Hello Home: Beauty Room/Office Reveal

After we moved into our new home earlier this year, my office became a black hole for all the things.  I use this room as not just my office, but also as my beauty room and my studio.  I tend to dump everything in there.  It became so overwhelming that neither Matt or I wanted to even walk into the room.

Then I got pregnant.  Once morning sickness hit, I didn’t care what my house looked like or what work I even got done.  I lost all motivation to work, organize or even open boxes.

We both got so overwhelmed and I knew I needed help.  I decided to bring in Jennifer from Organization Fabulous to help whip my office (aka my life) into shape.  I couldn’t be more thrilled with the end result!

Here’s a video tour of my new studio:

For storage, we chose the Pax Wardrobe system from IKEA.  We choose the Pax over the Elfa system from The Container Store for several reasons: I could easily design the Pax myself online, we could pick it up in store same day and it was hundreds of dollars less expensive than the Elfa.

As with any piece of IKEA furniture, it was a nightmare to assemble.  I’m so blessed with a handy husband.  I’m happy to report, Matt is now back on speaking terms with me, lol.  If you listen to Hello Bump Podcast, you probably remember the several days he spent putting this bad boy together.

If you watched my beauty room tour from our old house, then you’ll remember that I primarily used the Alex drawers from IKEA.  I kept those and repurposed them, except for the two tall cabinets.  One is in my studio and Matt is using it for camera equipment currently.  We’re deciding whether to keep or donate the second tall cabinet.  I’m using the two short Alex drawers for storage under my desk and the short, wide Alex drawers for organization of dupes.

We bought my desk from an office furniture store here in LA, but this desk is similar.  We chose the desk I have because of it’s depth, which makes for great light mounting when shooting videos.

I love my office chair because it’s so comfortable.  I bought my chair at Homegoods, but it’s available for purchase on Wayfair.  My rug is also from Homegoods.

As for my pillows, the lipstick pillow was a gift from my sweet friend Julie SolomonMy Hello Gorgeous pillow was also a gift (LOVE).

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Now, on to the organization.  Jennifer used various acrylic trays to neatly organize and store my products in each drawer.  She purchased them from The Container Store and Homegoods.  I love these trays so much that I bought out every single one I could find at my local Marshall’s.  I’m using the trays to organize my bathroom drawers and nightstands.  They make a HUGE difference.  Leave a comment below if you’d like me to do a detailed bathroom organization post.

There are a ton of great acrylic organizers available on Amazon.  Another project I’m planning is installing nail polish racks.  This way, I’m able to neatly organize and display all of my gorgeous Essie nail polishes that are currently stored in boxes.

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Jennifer labeled all the drawers and trays so it’s easy for me to know exactly where to find and store everything.  I use my label maker all the time.  It comes in handy more times than I ever realized I’d need it.

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

I use this console table from Wisteria to store my everyday makeup, makeup brushes and mirrors.  This handy little table also doubles as a podcast stand for when we’re recording Hello Bump.

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

And finally, here are some detailed shots from around the room.  My beauty room is basically my candy store, so Jennifer used glass jars to store and display colorful makeup sponges and nail polishes.  She also used blue mason jars to display my makeup brushes while also making them easily accessible for use.

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Please leave any questions or requests for content you’d like to see in the comments below.  Let me know which room you want to see me reveal on my blog or YouTube next!

 

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