Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gorgeous bedding to help jazz up your little ones room

Chevron Grande Quilt Cover from Aura home
I love a bit of bedroom jazzing. I get excited when I find designs that are different to the norm and don't have characters all over them. Although both boys do have character bedding, I like to mix it up with some plain pieces as well.

I also have a bit of bedroom envy here. Just wow!

Bramwell Designs
Green Cathedral
Zig Zag Doona Cover from Lilly & Lolly
Cotton On
In Bed with Fred
Fictional Objects
The Hall - Typo
The Hall - Typo
Pop Factory
Brolly sheet. Best mattress protector ever!
Armadillo & Co
La De Dah Kids
Adairs kids
Adairs kids
Adairs kids
Country Road
Little kidz closet

Willows home traders

Kip & Co

Goo collection

i love linen


Boo cushion from Freddy Alphabet
Raaaar cushion from Freddy Alphabet
Moon and back cushion from Cotton On
Cotton On

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Super Hero supplies for super kids!
Little boys LOVE a Super hero haven

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

12 Personalised gifts for that special something

Wooden name puzzle from Tiny Me
Some of my fave gifts from over the years for the kids have been those with the extra special personal touch. I think it makes a present that bit more memorable when it has your name etched on it.

I have spent a bit of time gathering up a few of my fave personalised gifts from around the web....

Personalised wooden skittles from DTLL

Personalised shape sorter from DTLL

Wooden name puzzle from Tiny Me
Hugs and Kisses personalised print from May and Belle

Customised Baby Block from Not in shops
Personalised teddy from Stuck on You
Personalised height chart from Stuck on You
Wooden camera from DTLL
Personalised wooden sign from Simply Type
Alphabet cup from Leo and Bella
Alphabet plate from Leo and Bella

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Our topsie turvee teepee

So last weekend BZ dad and number one son went off to the AFL with Pop to watch a game. Number two son and I spent the day at home and decided to make a little teepee. It didn't turn out all that great, but Master 5 was happy enough with his little "spy" headquarters.

We based it on the below image that I found via Let the children play.

What you need:
Bamboo sticks which we got for $5 from our local hardware
Hessian bags
Masking tape

Tie bamboo sticks together with twine and stand in shape of teepee.

Cut hessian bags in half, then cut corner on one side to slide down over the top of the teepee.

Tie further bags around the bamboo sticks and let the kids inspect for satisfaction?

Like I said ours is far from perfect, I am not the most patient person and we have since had to reinforce it a few times to make it a bit more sturdy.

Great activity to do with the kids though, and MUCH cheaper than any you could buy. I would highly recommend giving it a go!