eye candy – for the love of pink

I was born into a family of three girls.  As fate would have it, I am now a mama to three boys.

So, every now and then I just NEED to indulge my inner girly-ness and covet pretty little girls’ rooms, spaces and stuff!

Check out my latest finds;

Clockwise from top left:

Pretty as a lolly pink picture – loving the painted wardrobe and iron bed (courtesy canadian family)

Girly with a touch of bohemian and retro – that’s what I call eclectic! (courtesy of the boo and the boy 

Hola! I love, love, love the mexican throw with embroidered pink bunnies and, gasp, all that storage (courtesy of heather wilson)

Dotty – you may have already noticed, but I love a spot, a circle, a polka dot … so had to include this fab chair! (courtesy of chic cheap nursery)

Now, I know not every girl’s room has to be pink.  But this is a start.  I’ll be back again with some not-so-pink options later!

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Following on from my last post about easy lovin’ crafty ideas, I just had to share this one with you.

You could cut out the hearts by hand or use a punch to save time.  This would look gorgeous in a nursery, or as seen here above a little one’s bed.

is three a crowd?

I am the middle of three girls.  Growing up, I shared a bedroom with my big sister.  We had matching olive green chenille bedspreads and seventies floral wallpaper.  When we were young we didn’t fight and really loved sharing a room.  Thankfully, by the time crazy girl hormones started to kick in and arguments became a regular thing, mum and dad had extended and we all had our own little haven to escape to and decorate however we liked.

Whilst our home extension plans remain a bit of a pipe dream right now, my hubby has been ‘lobbying’ to have all three of our boys share one bedroom.  The main selling point is it would give us a free space to convert to a dedicated play room – my dream come true.  On the down side, it may mean that the two good sleepers we currently savour might lose their mojo thanks to middle sized son, the not-so-good sleeper, who is regularly heard still talking to himself or his toys as late as 10pm, despite being put to bed at 8pm on the dot.  And when I say talking, I mean loudly conversing with make believe characters including sound effects and the whole catastrophe.

So I’ve been searching for inspiration and ideas on how to make a room for three work.  Thankfully we don’t have the gender issue so that makes it a little easier but we are working with a relatively small space.

I found these and like bits and pieces about each of them.

Clockwise from top left;
emmas.blogg.se
stylishlyeverafter.blogspot.com
decoratualma.blogspot.com
babydeco.blogspot.com

Do your kids share? How do you make it work?

spray that again sam

After two days of rain our little crew is starting to bounce of the walls with pent up energy so I think we’re going to need a bit of this “quiet spray” at bedtime.  You can whip up your own version with a couple of drops of lavender in a spray bottle of water.  Works a treat to help the little darlings (and even mama) relax.

photo courtesy of mrskarensclass.blogspot.com

Another great idea is the Monster Spray – terribly handy if your little ones have nasties hiding under their bed or in their wardrobe.

photo courtesy of theboysstore.com

What other sprays would you find handy at your place?

 

 

happy-go-lucky-harvey.blogspot.com

livin’ in the seventies …

Featured in Better Homes & Gardens circa 1975, I would ABSOLUTELY love this nursery in my home today.  Gorgeous for a girl or boy, I am loving the open storage ideas and the fab striped floor boards.  Really, who doesn’t love a little bit of retro?

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image courtesy of miss modern retro (flickr)

“Five”. SO much older than “Four” …

I’m feelin’ all sentimental so had to share this picture.  Tonight is my middle sized baby’s last night of being 4.

This is him, finally nodding off after unusual levels of pre-bedtime craziness (it’s true what they say about kids and the wind), all tuckered out from a one on one “last-day-of-being-4-day” with mama which included a much anticipated shopping trip to buy something special with birthday money from his 91 year old great grandmother, “More Nanna”.

He loves all things nature so chose three new whales for his collection.  I wont go into great detail (he can tell you their full “proper” name, where they live and what they eat) but suffice to say they’re not exactly cuddly little bedtime buddies.  Nevertheless, they will no doubt keep the five year old version of my beautiful boy company for many nights to come.

My five year old.  It just sounds so much older than my four year old.  I dont think I’m quite ready to say it yet.

Anyhoo, sleep tight little Dude.  Big adventures await.