Available from Etsy
Image seen on Modern Parents Messy Kids (and for the record, in my opinion, totally suitable for girls rooms as well)
So a friend asked me to put some ideas together for a boys room that her two young boys are sharing… I have to be honest, there were so many idea that I’ve kind of stalled and got stuck on an aeroplane theme for now (with a few extra’s at the end of the post). So… because she needs some more ideas on different themes, watch out for some similar posts coming up!
For now – as I mentioned, here are some ideas for an aeroplane themed room for boys !
Love these wall decals available from Etsy (available in different colours)
Cute bookshelf from Bambino Goodies…
And how sweet to have clouds hanging from your roof – tutorial from Oh Crafts
And how lovely is this aeroplane mobile from Lauren Clark’s blog
Love the stripes on this wall from Noosh Kids.. you obviously wouldn’t do all the walls like this, but one wall would look so fab… I’m a big fan of stripes to add something extra to a room… (and all you need is some masking tape, good measuring skills and if your lucky a design team.. no seriously – it’s completely doable as a DIY project in my opinion.
Or stripes like this from Design Sponge… (more like what we’ve got in the monkey’s room)
And then for a random thoght – love these skateboard shelves from Sas Interiors
I have to be honest, I’ve tried to ignore the fact that our Rhino population is rapidly declining due to dumb ass poachers who take their horns for cures to every illness in the world. Here’s a heads up… Rhino horn doesn’t cure cancer, it doesn’t cure AIDS, it’s not going to have the same effect as viagra… 2011 has come and gone, leaving in its wake 448 known rhino carcasses despite the best efforts of so many. According to acclaimed rhino scientists, if poaching continues at its current rate South Africa’s rhino herd will go into population decline by mid-2012. So far this year alone, 64 Rhinos in South Africa have been poached… it’s just unacceptable…
If you’re like me and want not only your kids, but their kids too, to be able to view these magnificent animals in the wild next time you spend a weekend in the bush, (or visit Africa for the first time) well, let’s all do something about it.. whether it’s raising awareness of this massive problem, donating to saving them, or teaching our children all about these beautiful beasts, let’s not keep our heads in the sand (ostriches don’t need our support for now), let’s stand up for the Rhino’s and actually do something to stop their elimination!
Cute nursery art from Etsy
For the mom, don’t you like this Rhino Journal, also from Etsy
The perfect way to record each month of your baby’s first year (and let’s hope not the number of rhino’s poached!)
(Available from Etsy)
And this guy might be my favourite…. love the picture of him with the dinosaur – a good reminder to us on how close we are to reading story books to our grandkids on how Rhino’s used to roam Africa, just like the T-Rex!
We also love these cute little soft and cuddly Rhinos from the Crazy Aunt Company. What we love even more though is that 25% from every sale of these rhino’s is donated to the World Wildlife Fund and their efforts to save Africa’s rhinos.
How much fun is this idea – so simple, but I can only imagine sooo much fun! Pop over to Play at Home Mom for the complete tutorial on how they made these paint bombs from scratch!
And how’s this for a photo shoot back drop, from Mom Tog, busy even I’d agree, but got to love the colour and balloons!
The picture’s not the greatest, but I do like the idea of putting glow sticks into balloons before blowing them up for a night time party.. (image from Pinterest)
And here’s a picture…. featured just because it makes me happy just looking at it…
(Image source: Tumblr)
So you may have seen our very special news on Twitter that we are expecting a little sister or brother for our little monkey. Our 12 week scan yesterday went well and the little baba looks happy, healthy and growing perfectly. So, with this news my stomach is all a flutter with excitement and dreams for what lies ahead..
So, bear with me if the next few months are quite ‘new baby’ focused… Starting off today with some ideas for a nursery… We won’t find out whether this little bump is a boy or a girl so we’ll be putting a ‘gender neutral’ room together, but as you know me – it’s probably going to be bright and fun, nothing ‘neutral’ about it… here are a few ideas I came across so far… I’m sure there will be plenty to follow!
I’ve never been able to get my bunting hanging quite right, but more than anything I’m convinced I need some bright and colourful bunting for the new nursery… always loved bunting, now just need to get it right! (so many beautiful nursery inspirations from The Boo and the Boy, including this one.
I do kind of love this colour combination of the yellow and the blue… and even though it’s blue it doesn’t scream boy at you I don’t think? You should check out the post with every detail of this beautiful nursery from Kerry’s Craft Blog.
I’m also quite a fan of this green (and the yellow of course) nursery that I saw on Spearmint Baby… Decisions decisions decisions!
Something just grabbed me in this picture from Pinterest of this nursery. It’s not really my normal style, but I still really like it – perhaps it’s that beautiful crochet blanket, filled with bright and beautiful colours. Going to get my crocheting out and start a project I think… 6 months and counting.
I’m in love with this idea for the Dad in our family – he loves nothing more than his back tickled and I’m quite frankly not the worlds best back tickler… Our little pink monkey isn’t that into her cars and trucks at the moment (I’m giving her time cause I remember growing up one of my favourite toys was my brown suitcase full of cars and trucks that I played in the sand / mud with). I’m thinking she’s going to be seriously encouraged to start playing with some cars though, either that or pressure to produce a boy baby next time
You can find the full post on how this is made (together with a template to copy if you’re artistically challenged like me) over at The Blue Basket
Cool pressie idea though, don’t you agree?