I found this pic on Pinterest today and had a great laugh telling my 4 year old that this is how you get all the seeds out of watermelon - by turning it upside down and shaking it... It's so endearing how they blindly believe whatever we tell them...
If you haven't checked out Pinterest yet, you've really been missing out. It's choc-o-block full of to-die-for images, ideas and inspiration. The catch is though that you need an invitation to join...
But it just so happens that I have 5 invitations to give away! Tell me what inspires you and don't forget to leave your email address in case you win!
To make a nursery space enviable here are a few key elements that are a must...
1. The feature wall
It can be covered in wallpaper, painted in stripes or adorned with a personal gallery - it's really up to you - but it has to be confident, bold and a focal point of the room.
2. Something fun
This neutral toned ball pit is the cutest thing I ever saw! Or is it the suspended bassinette I like more? Either way, this is a room you want your baby to love. They need to feel happy here to encourage sound sleep! There are a million different things that people will tell you to try when it comes to getting your baby to "sleep through" - but for me, this one is a no brainer. Happy baby = sleepy contented baby.
3. Your place in their space
Whether you choose to feed in the nursery or not, it's important for you to have a place in their space. A vintage inspired rocker for instance, will quickly become a family favourite for reading stories and comforting cuddles.
This Ice Cream Cone Pinata is a great alternative to the sometimes scary-looking syndicated types you can pick up at big department stores and party shops, and it's a great craft project to tackle with the birthday boy or girl! Click here for the instructions
Books books books books books. They can be the essence of childhood - all those tales, adventures and lessons to be learned through favourite characters who have lived through generations. But how to store such valuable treasures? To give them the respect they deserve, make them accessible to the kiddos and keep them tidy too! Sounds impossible doesn't it? It's not. It just takes a little bit of inspiration and a dash of organisation, both of which I've got for you right here! Now go, be inspired and create wonderful libraries for your wee ones to enjoy!
Alphabet walls are a great idea. They're an educational feature that you can personalise to compliment your nursery, playroom or bedroom decor. Here's some lovely executions to inspire you...
Of course, decorating each letter can become no small task on it's own without having to source all of the letters and keep track of size and scale as well...
And that's where Gigi by Noosh comes in! This alphabet comes already designed, cut and packed ready for you to add your own little zhoozhy treatment to!
Here's a stylish display solution for Lego - printers drawers! The lovely vintage typographers trays are ideal for showing off all those "delightful" little bits of molded plastic that can often be found strewn across the floor (well, my floor anyway), and they're much safer up on the wall like this than under my shoe acting as a skate. (Do I sound jaded? It's been a long day - sorry.)
You can often find these on eBay or Etsy too. Here's a couple of links...
You can see how lovely they are and how you choose to decorate them is limited only by your imagination!
When I saw this, I instantly thought of Emma over at The adventures of baby pirate and Captain Nicholas - these are her favourite thing in the world. And I can see why! Until I stumbled on this one I'd only ever seen straight ones, but this spiral puts a whole new "spin" on the concept (bad mum joke apologies), I'd like one in my house!
Been here yet this year? If you haven't, it's probably not far off. Sorry, but it's true. Our house was struck down this week. Awful. But I have good news. One of my girlfriends shared a link with me when she heard I'd been under the weather, and I thought I'd pay it forward to all of you so you can arm yourself against the army of bugs touring around daycare centres, preschools and kindergartens at the moment too. You probably already know most of it but it's a great time of year for a reminder about what you should be doing to ward off lurgies... Hop over here to read about the top 8 cold and flu fighting foods.
Image Via. Thanks for the link love Claire