We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Project Ten! If you haven’t heard of them they make gorgeous totes from woven plastic- just like the giant blue Ikea bags- but amazing! They come in different sizes (including the oversize tote, which is about the size of the Ikea bags!) and in fantastic, fun and fashionable colours.
When we were asked by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to create something beautiful with one of her paint colours, I couldn’t say no! I chose the colour ‘Provence’, because I’m a sucker for anything in the aqua/teal family. Now I just needed the perfect project…
Recently our family celebrated my nephew Mylo’s Naming Ceremony. As we aren’t religious all the kids in our family have a Naming Ceremony instead- a celebration to welcome them into the world, surrounded by family and friends. It’s a great opportunity to get together with everyone and catch up. I was lucky enough to be named as one of his Mentors so it was a a special day for me too!
We all recognise the benefits of reading to babies and children – it helps build their vocabulary, imagination and curiosity, as well as their understanding of other cultures and places.
And it’s also an opportunity for you to pop a bit of colour and personality into their room!
We had a really cute range of manchester to choose from to road test the new range from Fantastic Furniture and the “Hootie bed pack” was a standout choice for my little nature loving twins.
With a beautiful and bright print on one side and a very “on trend” more subtle print on the other side the manchester fitted in well with our bedroom decor. Also included was a really fun plush toy that fitted nicely as a display cushion on the beds.
Surely I’m not the only mum who has a ‘mummy wardrobe’? I find myself spending 90% of my life in a maxi dress in summer and over stretched leggings and an oversized jumper or jeans and a t shirt in winter. A lot of my clothes I’ve had for about 7 or 8 years! You know how it is- you’re always buying the kids cute new outfits because they need them! That, combined with a teenage son that won’t stop growing and a teenage fashionista in training, means updating my wardrobe always comes last.
Trying to style a kids’ shared bedroom can be challenging, you have to consider their ages, interests & the amount of ‘stuff’ two kids accumulate, when you have a boy and a girl sharing it can be even more of a challenge.
This week it’s time to declutter our TOYS!!! Hands up who had two stuffed animals that have now multiplied into about 50! At last count my 13 year old daughter had over 200 STUFFED ANIMALS- 200!!!!! Oh how I hate them. It seems my 2 year old has inherited the same predilection for these furry friends- having amassed quite the collection of her own in the last year.
As mums, we all know how out of control clutter can get. With toys, clothes, books, school work and everything else a family collects the house can go from presentable to pit in a matter of seconds. If you don’t take control every so often you could find yourself on an episode of horders!