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You are my Sunshine (free printable)

19 Nov

Like probably a million moms around the world, this is the song that I sing to my little monkey when I’m waking her up from her afternoon nap, or when I changed her when she was a baby, or my first choice in the car when we’re choosing songs to sing… I just love the design of this print, and even better is that it’s available from to download for free from Designer Blogs. Guess what I’m printing tomorrow to put up in my monkey’s room.

Welcome home…

4 Apr

I’d feel more than welcome coming into a home that has this at the front door… Pop over to Lowes Creative Ideas for the tutorial on how to make this…

And then speaking of homes to go with a door mat…. how cute are these little houses  from Retro Mama 🙂

A big girl bed!

15 Mar

So I have to be honest, as super cute that all these big girl beds are in the pics to follow, the thought of moving my monkey (21 months) to a big girl bed is enough to keep me awake at night! The thing is that with monkey 2 on the way, I want her to be settled in a big girl bed before baby arrives (I need the cot!). With only 5 months to go, I reckon I can’t leave it that much longer to give her time to settle in… Any mom’s out there with any tips – please feel free to share the advice on a smooth transition, and more importantly how we’re going to keep her in her bed.

Anyway, don’t you think these ideas are cute! Whether they make the transition any easier, I”m not too sure, but cute either way!

Image from Minlilla Veranda 

Can you imagine how excited I was when a friend sent me the website for Nest – a local company that is an online retail store selling a beautiful range of furniture and storage solutions, just for kids!

(Image from Nest)

(Image from Pinterest)

Love the little lights on this bed from Thrifty Southern Living with Brooke

Posters for boys bedrooms

1 Mar

Available from Etsy

Image seen on Modern Parents Messy Kids (and for the record, in my opinion, totally suitable for girls rooms as well)


Inspiration for Boys rooms

29 Feb

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

Balloon fun fun fun

20 Feb

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)

Bright and fun nurserys

16 Feb

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.


Bathroom envy

25 Jan

I saw these awesome pics on Rattle & Mum yesterday and you can obviously see why I immediately fell in love them them. Seeing these gave me some inspiration to find some other bathroom ideas and accessories!

(Pop over to Rattle & Hum for more pics!)

And if the kids can have a cool bathroom, then the big people could have something like this

Here’s an idea for the kids bathroom (or if you’re having a lego party!) – fill the liquid soap up with some lego pieces… very cool idea from Simply Sara

And while we’re at it, if you’re looking for some craft activities to make with the kids – aren’t these handmade bath crayons from Kiboomu perfect for today’s post 🙂

Seriously, this is my kind of tree!

9 Dec

So I know I posted just a few days ago on Christmas trees, but seriously, that was before I came across this tree!!! And you know how much this gal loves a rainbows… so

And if you’ve got some felt to use… how cute is tis rainbow Christmas tree?


And then here’s some ideas for some rainbow decorations!

I’m a little bit head over heels in love with these, not sure how easy to make, but they look easy enough… And perfect for our very  Christmas tree. See how  to do it here…


You can dye some pasta to make pasta chains for the tree (or pretty necklaces) – see how they do it here

Nativity Scenes

25 Nov

My sister still has the nativity scene that our Gran knitted back when we were kids – the nativity scene gets pride of place amongst the hundred other Christmas decorations that she has in their home. For many reasons, nativity scenes are special ‘decorations’ in our house at Christmas time, with special memories of where they’ve come from (we’ve got a few!) as well as a reminder of what we are actually celebrating at Christmas.

Here are some that I found across the web that I thought you might enjoy!

(From Katherine Marie Photography)

Love this for a different take on a nativity scene – available from Etsy

Nativity biscuits 🙂 from A Dozen Eggs