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Welcome to the World Baby Girl

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Welcome to the World Baby Girl Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Welcome to the World Baby Girl Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Welcome to the World Baby Girl Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Welcome to the World Baby Girl Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Welcome to the World Baby Girl Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Welcome to the World Baby Girl Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Welcome to the World Baby Girl Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Welcome to the World Baby Girl Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

This past Saturday, December 30th, 2017, at 8:38 pm we welcomed our sweet baby girl into the world.  I’d like to introduce you to MacKenlee Faire Lanter.  She made her entrance weighing in at 6 lbs. 11 oz and 20″ long.

We’ll be recapping my birth story as well as the meaning behind her name on upcoming episodes of Hello Bump.  MacKenlee never did turn from her frank breech position, so I delivered her via Cesarean after laboring for more than 13 hours.  We stayed in the hospital until Tuesday and have been recovering at home since.  Our sweet baby girl is so perfect with her head full of spikey, dark hair and the most beautiful skin tone I’ve ever seen.

Mama and MacKenlee are doing so well.  We have a house full of family in town visiting and taking good care of us.  Daddy is so in love with his new baby girl.  It melts my heart when I see them together.  Matt is already the best daddy, pitching in however he can.

Thank you for following along on this pregnancy journey with us.  The past nine months have flown by and now our sweet little angel baby is already here in our arms.

Photography by Kara Coleen.

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Christmas Traditions

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Merry Christmas Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Merry Christmas Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

We’re not quite ready to let Christmas go at the Lanter house.  We’re still enjoying our decorations, Christmas cookies and classic movies.  We’re trying to squeeze out every last drop of Christmas that we can get, lol.  Honestly, we’re like this every year, but knowing that this was our last Christmas before baby L arrives, makes us want to be sure to really not miss out on anything.

I’ve had the worst leg pains this trimester which has really limited my evening activities.  This is the first year that we’ve been together that we skipped Christmas Eve candlelight church service, but I needed to stay off my feet.  Hopefully next year, we’ll be able to pick up that tradition again.  Otherwise, we held true to every single one of our other Christmas traditions this year (except Disneyland, which my feet absolutely couldn’t handle right now).  Some of those traditions include: baking cookies, going out to look at Christmas lights on Christmas night, breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel and more.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you and your family have any special traditions for Christmas that you look forward to each year.  I love getting new ideas from you about different things we could be doing!

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Thermal Top: BP ($25!)  |  PJ Pants: borrowed from Matt lol!  |  MugTarget  |  Slippers: similar  |  Throw Blanket: Barefoot Dreams

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Christmas Home Decor Tour 2017

Christmastime is the best time of year at the Lanter house.  Matt and I LOVE to decorate for the holidays.

Our house still isn’t fully decorated…  But it’s getting there, slowly but surely.  All of our attention has been on the nursery and I can’t wait to finish it!

First up: Our family room.  We added a new tree to the decor this year and I love the way it turned out.  I had red and white in mind for this room and I HAD to have a flocked tree.

Christmas Home Tour Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Christmas Home Tour Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Christmas Home Tour Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Christmas Home Tour Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Christmas Home Tour Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

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For our kitchen, there wasn’t a lot of decorating involved.  I wanted to add wreaths to my counter stools but didn’t get around to it this year…  So it’s on my to-do list for next Christmas.

I did add a pretty white berry wreath above my stove which really cozied up the space.  My mom and cousin made my pretty Noel wreath which now hangs over my kitchen sink.

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One of my favorite spaces to decorate is our dining room.  I love changing out my tablescape for the seasons or holidays.  If you missed my Thanksgiving tablescape, see it in this post.  I chose to use my gold flatware and goblets from Thanksgiving also for my Christmas table setting.  I skipped the table runner and placemats and opted for a more simple table, which I think worked out beautifully.

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Christmas Home Tour Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

 

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My formal living room is decorated using our tree and mantle decor from our old house.  See our Christmas home tour from 2016 in this blog post.

I typically wrap my tree with ribbon, but this year I tried a different method that I learned from my friend, Emily Gemma’s Insta-story with her sister.  They cut the ribbon into sections and place the ribbon pieces in the tree.  I love the way it turned out!  My mom and I did it together and she used the same method on her tree at home.

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Christmas Home Tour Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

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Last but not least is our bedroom.  I love bringing a little Christmas to our bedroom to keep it feeling cozy when we go to bed each night.  Since this photoshoot, we’ve added a live boxwood wreath wrapped in fairy lights directly above the bed.

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Christmas Home Tour Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

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I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our home.  I linked the exact pieces we have that are still available and tried to find similar pieces for those that are no longer available.  Leave any questions in the comments below.

Photos by Kara Coleen Photography.

Merry Christmas!



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