Adventure ah-OYOY

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Sep 082016
 

OYOY

When people think of kids bedrooms or playrooms they often think bold, bright colours (and lots of them) are a must, however the truth is that a big colour-overload can be rather overwhelming and even a bit unsettling for little munchkins. Luckily more and more parents are starting to see the charm in soft pastels, neutral tones or black/white monochrome which can be fun, fashionable and relaxing all at once. Check out this gorgeous play rug from Mimimacko:

OYOY rug

Designed in Denmark by talented artist Lotte Fynboe the OYOY range is all about ‘less is more’, celebrating simplicity, function, colour and quality in true Scandinavian style.

Adventure RugThe brand new and very beautiful OYOY Adventure Rug (RRP $98, 180 x 70cm) is a fantastic example of this perfect balance. The minimalistic black and off white design is classy and totally on trend, fitting in with a modern children’s bedroom, playroom or even the casual corner of a living room.

At the same time the rug doubles up as a fun play mat thanks to the handprinted road map. Get out the cars and trucks, toy animals and miniature houses and watch the kids use their imagination to come up with the most amazing adventures. You have got to love this multi-functional decor piece!

Made from 100% woven cotton this OYOY creation is soft to play on and high in quality, spot clean only is recommended

Hip Tip: Make sure you sign up for the free Minimacko newsletter to be instantly awarded with a 10% discount on your first order. Bonus!

To find out more about Minimacko, to browse the OYOY range and to order online visit www.minimacko.com.au.

A tidy house with Minnie Mouse

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Jul 032016
 

Worlds Apart

Whether it’s a piece of Lego, a Barbie shoe, a crayon stub or a scrap of paper, if you leave anything small on the floor Harriet is sure to find it. Now that our little Speedy Gonzalez can cross the room in the blink of an eye all non baby-friendly toys have been banned to the playroom so that the lounge room is safe all the time. Harriet’s own toys have found a neat new home too thanks to Worlds Apart:

Minnie Mouse 1 copy

This adorable Minnie Mouse 6-Bin Storage Unit (RRP $109.95) allows Harriet to have all her toys within reach and keep our living room tidy and organised at the same time. As small as she is she can easily see all of her toys and pick something she would like to play with, although just tipping out everything seems to be a favourite activity for our little mess-maker.

Minnie Mouse 2 copy

While the Storage Unit is compact in size (60 x 64 x 30cm) I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of storage space it offers, you can fit quite a lot in the six boxes. The fact that the boxes are made of fabric (as opposed to hard plastic) is a big plus for me, it makes them soft to touch and quiet in use. Sometimes I take out one of the boxes and sit her down with it to browse through and play with, it keeps her busy and makes tidying up simple too.

MInnie Mouse 3 copy

The Minnie Mouse Storage Unit comes as a flat-pack and is very easy to put together, the MDF frame is sturdy yet lightweight so you can simply lift it up and move it around the house if needed. The unit is the perfect height for young children, allowing them to safely reach the top boxes and see inside and therefore reducing the chance of accidents.

Minnie Mouse 4 copy

And of course the design is not just practical, with its bright, inviting girly colours and cute Minnie Mouse print with floral details this toy storage unit is every little girl’s dream. It would look lovely in a bedroom, playroom or even the living room and it suits a range of ages. Hattie’s older sisters Sybil (3), Juliet (almost 6) and Olivia (almost 8) are all asking for a ‘Minnie Mouse cupboard’ for their own bedroom, it’s a hit with everyone!

Minnie Mouse 5 copy

Not into Minnie Mouse? Don’t worry, Worlds Apart has all little Disney fans covered. The Bin Storage System is available in other licensed Disney characters too eg. Disney Princesses, Monsters University and Cars, which one is your favourite?

To find out more about Childsmart and to browse the Worlds Apart range visit www.childsmart.com.au or get social with @Childsmart on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Times Tables made trendy by Love Mae

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Mar 112016
 

Love Mae

It feels like yesterday that we brought home our tiny twins, now they are seven and reading novels, doing homework and practising their times tables. Thankfully they love learning so they don’t mind all this studying and at the same time it’s a great refresher for me too. While they are many visual aids available to help with times tables they are often rather boring and childish, luckily Love Mae is here to make times tables trendy again:

Love Mae Canvas

A gorgeous Love Mae Times Tables Poster (RRP $35) or Times Tables Canvas (RRP $160-$220) would make a pretty and practical addition to your child’s bedroom, playroom, study or even the classroom. I just love the gorgeous pastel colours, such a welcome change from the bold primary colours used in many educational aids and perfect for older children too.

Each A1 sized poster is printed on high quality 150gms satin paper while the A0 sized canvas comes with a hand-crafted timber frame so it’s ready for hanging straight away. Love Mae Times Tables are available in several designs and colour ways to suit your child and decor beautifully.

Times Tables Love Posters

To find out more about Love Mae, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.lovemae.com.au.

Take A Seat With Babyhood

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Feb 202016
 

Babyhood

Almost eight years ago hip daddy and I selected the Babyhood Georgia sleigh cots and change table for our two bundles of joy, I vividly remember how happy and proud I was looking around our gorgeous baby room. Five babies later and we are still using the same nursery furniture every day, clearly our choice for quality and durability has paid off!

Babyhood Table + Chairs

Hopefully we’ll get just as much enjoyment out of the Babyhood Playing Table with 4 Chairs (RRP $249) which we recently added to our living room. As you can probably imagine it can be quite tricky for short legs and arms to (safely) climb on and off high chairs and sit up properly at a big kitchen table, so this child-sized set is making life a lot easier and safer for our growing family.

Babyhood rounded corners

From breakfast in the morning to tea-parties at lunch and from drawing, puzzling and games to snacks after school, our lovely wooden table is in use all day. The chairs also double as a seats on a bus, the frame of a blanket fort or movie theatre seats, there is no lack of imagination here! The kids can hop on and off the chairs with ease without needing help and without getting hurt (yay for rounded corners). Measuring 60x60cm in size there is plenty of surface space and even with all four chairs taken there is enough room on the table for breakfast plates or colouring books.

Babyhood table

Often children’s furniture features bright colours or busy patterns, great for kids but not always a good match for the rest of your home decor. The traditional look of the Babyhood table and chairs fits in effortlessly in most homes and doesn’t date so we are sure to enjoy it for years to come. The beautiful finish and natural colour variances in the warm, chocolate wood are just stunning especially when it catches the sunlight.

Babyhood chair

Not only does the wood look classy and timeless, it is also very strong, solid and eco-friendly. As a busy family with five young children we always think ahead and opt for durability, this table and chairs set is built to last and I am confident it will survive the every day hustle and bustle of our little tribe.

The Babyhood Playing Table + Chairs set is currently available in four classic looks: white, baltic, cedar and chocolate.

To find out more about Babyhood, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.babyhood.com.au.

Around the table with Jack & Evelyn

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Jun 142015
 

Jack & Evelyn

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a fabulous sale at Jack & Evelyn, offering their gorgeous wooden table and chairs sets at such a great price it was almost too good to be true. Our old table and chairs set (lovingly nicknamed ‘the little table’) gets used every single day for breakfast, homework, games and more so after a couple of years of heavy use it was starting to look a little worse for wear. It was time for an upgrade and this sale came at the perfect time.

Jack & Evelyn table

The great thing about Jack & Evelyn Table & Chairs is that you can mix and match within the range to suit your family perfectly. A table and 2 chairs, a table and 4 chairs or even just single chairs or table to expand/replace a setting you already have. The neutral white table and chairs fit in effortlessly with your living room, play room or bedroom decor and if you like a pop of colour you can choose pink or navy chairs too. Prices start at $39 (single chair) up to $189 (table + 4 chairs).

Wooden Table & Chair Set

Within just a few days our new small people table setting was delivered by courier, neatly packed in sturdy cardboard boxes padded with foam for extra protection. With lots of curious kids and grabby crabby hands around I left the assembling for hubby to do on the weekend. All was very straight forward, easy to do and fitted together beautifully and I could not be more pleased with the end result.

Jack & Evelyn Table Chairs

The kids are really chuffed with their new table, it’s just perfect for indoor picnics and sweet tea parties, board games and craft. Measuring 60 x 60 x 50cm in size the table is plenty big enough for my four little people and being square it is actually larger than our old round table, bonus!

To find out more about Jack & Evelyn, to browse the range and to order online visit www.jackandevelyn.com.au.

Dec 052014
 

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Christmas Countdown – Day 5

As a mum of five the lovely Rachel, owner of Australian baby boutique Owl Baby, has a keen eye for gorgeous things for little people. From play time to nappy changes, from meal time to sleep and bath products, the Owl Baby store is filled with great finds for precious bundles. If you are shopping for a special someone this Christmas you can do so from your comfy couch, avoid the long queues, busy carparks and grumpy staff and get your purchases delivered right to your doorstep.

Owl Baby

To help you create a beautiful space for your child Owl Baby has sourced the most stylish decor pieces from the best Australian and international brands and you could win one!

Finch House Table LampToday’s Christmas Countdown prize is a delightful Finch House Table Lamp (RRP $59.95) by designer label Micky & Stevie. This eye catching lamp will be the focal point of your child’s bedroom or playroom, in fact it would make a sweet addition to any room. The PVC shade is printed in lovely neutral colours that would suit both boys and girls of all ages and I think it would look particularly cute in a little reading corner.

Whether it is on or off, measuring 46cm in height the Finch House Table Lamp is a rather impressive decor piece. The lamp is delivered as flat pack parcel (ideal for Christmas wrapping) and can be assembled in a few minutes, just make sure you have a globe on hand so you can light up your room straight away.

To find out more about Owl Baby, to browse the range and to order online visit www.owlbaby.com.au.

For your chance to win a Finch House Table Lamp (RRP $59.95) from Owl Baby enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 242014
 

Big Birthday Bash – Day 24

Cars, plush toys, Duplo, dolls, animals, Lego… with so many toys to play with it can be hard to stay organised and keep your child’s bedroom and playroom nice and tidy. Luckily Australian storage expert Mor-Stor is here to restore order in your chaos with a fantastic range of stylish storage solutions for modern families:

Charlie Canvas ABC Printed Storage Tubs

The new Charlie Canvas ABC Printed Storage Tubs ($49.95) are the perfect combination of contemporary design and practical storage. Measuring a very generous 48cm x 48cm x 43cm they offer plenty of space for all those loose toys that tend to live on the kids bedroom or playroom floor.

Mor-Stor Charlie CanvasMor-Stor Printed Storage Tubs are made from a strong, durable canvas fabric that is sturdy yet flexible and lightweight so kids can lift the tub themselves by the handy carry handles. We’ve had our Mor-Stor tub for a few years now and even though it has been filled and tipped and dragged from room to room over and over again it still looks like new. The ABC Printed Storage Tub is available in a boys and girls design to suit your decor.

To find out more about Mor-Stor, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.mor-stor.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 2 Mor-Stor ABC Printed Storage Tubs (1x boys and 1x girls available) enter our giveaway below:

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