Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter egg decorating ideas for the kids.

I'm a little surprised to be posting this in time for Easter...usually I'm up till the early hours trying to put together last minute decorations...!
Although I tend to take the most difficult and time-consuming option at times...this year I've opted for simple stickers from the local craft shop...no mess and decorative eggs in minutes...Perfect!
But what about these great ideas...maybe next year!










Sunday, 13 April 2014

Stylish shared kid's rooms.

It was National Sibling Day this week...I know, I nearly missed it too...! Whilst I have a sibling, I didn't feel the need to shower her with gifts or treats...Quite the opposite I'm afraid as I was reminded of the frequent arguments when sharing a bedroom with her as young kids...
So how do you accommodate two kids in one bedroom...here's a few ideas...











Monday, 7 April 2014

Grey for kid's room decor.

I know! It's not the first colour most parents consider when decorating their kid's rooms...but wait a minute, let's have a think about this. Colour psychologists will tell you that it instills a feeling of  stability and calm. Lighter tones and lots of complemetary white gives an illuminating effect.
Take inspiration from these ideas...










Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Beautiful things from the Stationary Show

Fact...writing by hand is gaining popularity again...and companies are coming up with some stylish stationary and desk accessories to inspire us to pick up our pens!
So what better better place to go during National Stationary Week than the Stationary Show in London...and here's a small sample of 'kid-friendly' items that caught my eye...

The NPW stand was loaded with bright, funky accessories including colourful paperclips in virtually every shape imaginable, animals, bicycles, fangs, numbers and even standard 'paperclip' shapes.


And what about these 'get the hint' sticky notes for keeping track with school work...



Of course, in less appealing lessons, a Doodlecase may help...kids can customize their pencil case and then wash it all off ready to go again...


But my favourite just has to be the Noodoll stand...all of it...I can't single out any one product, they are all delightful. From the plush toys to the greeting cards...everything appeals to my sense of kid's design.



Just a small sample of what was on show...but more than enough to delight!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Keeping the family organised with a message board.

I am the first to admit I've been a little disorganized in recent weeks...I've written myself notes on numerous subjects in a vain attempt to get things done but I've had nowhere to put these important little reminders and now find myself playing catch-up. What I wouldn't do for one of these message board ideas...perfect for keeping up with family activities...and my own!











Wednesday, 5 March 2014