Meet our new RoomMates

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Jun 052017
 

It feels like we only just completed the last bedroom makeover and now we’re about to start all over again! With baby no.6 due in September we’ve had to rework our floorpan, rethink who sleeps where (and with whom) and of course create a brand-new nursery for our new arrival, so much to do and not enough time… Luckily everyone is excited about the upcoming bedroom shuffle and about getting a new bedroom buddy.

Once the renovations are complete miss 4 is moving up the hall into a girls bedroom together with miss 6 and they both can’t wait. We’ve picked out some gorgeous linen for their beds, some cosy pillows for reading and relaxing and we added a fresh sprinkling of love with these little pretties by RoomMates:

What better way to transform a plain wall into a girly delight than with a generous supply of love hearts? With a huge 180 individual decals Watercolor Heart Wall Decals in a range of pink shades there was certainly no shortage of love (to be honest we only used half, leaving plenty for the other girls room!). And guess what? Not only can you brighten up your walls with these beauties, you can also use them to revamp other flat surfaces like your furniture, windows and more.

Applying a RoomMates wall decal is as simple as peel, position and stick, if I can do it anyone can do it! It is quick, easy and non-permanent making RoomMates ideal for people who are renting or just want a stylish decor that can be reversed when people move house, swap bedrooms or change their style. If you want to update your decor the stickers can easily be removed without damaging your walls and you can reuse them in a different location, offering affordable design fun over and over again.

Another personal plus is that, unlike when you paint walls, RoomMates won’t leave you with strong paint fumes that can unsettle children or oversensitive pregnant mamas like myself. I really enjoyed our first RoomMates experience so I can’t wait to pick the perfect RoomMate for our baby’s nursery. There are so many different designs to choose from to suit any bedroom, playroom or living room but I am leaning towards this Modern Giant Tree or the Neutral Confetti Dots, what do you think?

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

Love J Frame

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May 312015
 

Love J Frame

Everyone who knows me knows that I am in love with names and letters, luckily I have had quite a few babies to name and another chance coming up in October. It’s funny how certain letters just jump out to me, given me a warm fuzzy feeling that simply feels ‘right’. I am still really happy with the names we have chosen for our children and I can’t wait to add another one to the mix.

Love J Frames

A few months ago I bookmarked Love J Frame on my computer so that come October I can finally place an order for one of these personalised creations, aren’t they stunning?

Love J Frame Baby BoyHandmade with love right here in Melbourne, Australia by the Johnson family each Love J Frame is a little piece of art, custom designed to suit your wishes perfectly. Simply choose your favourite words and/or names (up to 14 words per frame), frame size and background paper that fits your decor or the occasion, then watch designers Stacey and Kirsty work their magic with the tiles.

Love J Frame FamilyWhether you choose the name of your child or the entire family, the location of your wedding and wedding date, a birthday message or Christening details, the end result is sure to be a unique piece that will be treasured for years to come. I’ve got my heart set on the linen heart background and the names of our 7 family members, what a beautiful way to celebrate our special family bond.

For some welcome inspiration you can browse the Love J Frame photo gallery on Facebook, there are so many wonderful creations to get you excited. Due to the custom nature of this product please allow 3 weeks for your order to be made and delivered, prices start at $50.

To find out more about Love J Frame, to browse the range and to order online visit www.lovejframe.com.

Mar 242015
 

Canvas Factory

A few weeks ago miss 4 was asked to bring a photo album of her family along to kindy to share with her class. She has 3 siblings, we have pets, we go on exciting holidays and fun outings, there really is plenty to talk about. The problem was that we did not have any (absolutely none!) photos printed of any of these special people or memories.

Canvas Collage Canvas Factory

This day and age it is easier than ever to take photos and most of us have a huge digital photo collection, yet when was the last time you actually chose some of your favourite snaps to print or display on your living room wall? Last week it took me all of five minutes to select some photos of our family and create this lovely Canvas Factory canvas collage, so much quicker and easier than I thought!

Canvas Collage Family

The Canvas Factory website is super easy to navigate and you can put together your unique canvas in just a few clicks. Simply choose the canvas size and design that suits your taste and decor, then drop in your chosen pictures and resize or zoom where needed and you’re done! You can even import your best snaps directly from your social media accounts, very handy if you are a Facebook or Instagram fan.

For a limited time only save a massive 75% storewide at Canvas Factory, an offer like this won’t last so dig up your favourite photos and create you own unique piece of art today.

If you’re an impatient person like me you’ll be pleased to know that orders are delivered in just 5-10 business days, my order took 6 business days to arrive and we popped it on the wall straight away. I think it looks absolutely lovely and at just $27.20 (in the current sale) it is a real bargain for something so unique and personal. With Mother’s Day coming up in May this would be a fantastic gift idea for yourself or grandma.

Canvas Factory Photo Collage

To find out more about Canvas Factory, to browse the options and to order your own canvas online visit www.thecanvasfactory.com.au, delivery is $14.95 Australia wide and orders over $100 ship FREE.

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Aug 092014
 

Speckled House

Big Birthday Bash – Day 9

As a mum of four little ones it keeps amazing me how fast kids grow and how quickly they change. The same goes for their interests and taste so it can be hard to keep up with it all. Don’t waste your time on repainting walls or plastering on new wall paper every time they change their mind, turn to Speckled House for a super quick and trendy room make-over instead:

Lion Storage BasketFormerly known as Forwalls Australian company Speckled House creates beautiful wall decals, window stickers and storage solutions to help you create the perfect kids bedroom in just a flash. The gorgeous canvas storage hampers and baskets are a stylish way to keep teddies, cars and other toys off the ground and neatly together whilst still easily accessible for young children, they make the job of tidying up a lot easier!

Speckled House wall decals are not only easy to apply, they are easy to remove too so if your child changes obsession, room or favourite colour you can simply peel them off and replace them with a brand new decoration. There are so many different designs to choose from, there is a theme to suit every child and every room. Prices start at just $24.95 making Speckled House a fantastic choice for people who are (re)decorating on a budget.

Speckled House Wall Decals

To find out more about Speckled House, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.speckledhouse.com.

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Have a Magical Christmas with Baby Donkie

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Nov 182013
 

Baby Donkie

Every year many children across the globe dream of big, bearded Santa and his elves in tiny red suits, making their way to every home to (hopefully) deliver all the presents they asked for on their wishlist. But sooner or later they will start to wonder, how exactly do these little elves get in?? The answer is simple, through this beautifully decorated Lil Christmas Door from Baby Donkie:

Lil Christmas Door

Lil Christmas Door

Find a perfect spot in your home, mount your gorgeous red Lil Christmas Door ($45) and you’ve got very own gateway to the magical world of Santa. Each Lil Christmas Door is lovingly handmade, carefully handpainted and finished with an adorable miniature Christmas wreath for that special Christmas touch. To make Santa’s little helpers feel extra welcome there is even some ‘real’ snow included for you to sprinkle around the doorway. It’s like a scene from an old fairy tale, absolutely delightful.

Lil Christmas DoorOf course it would be rather awful if Santa somehow missed your address when he’s doing his route, so don’t forget to fill out the sweet note that comes with your door and promise to be on your very best behaviour. Once Santa has returned to his cold and frosty home you can simple remove the wreath and you have a cute red Lil Fairy Door so that the friendly all-year-around fairies can drop by too. Other Lil Fairy Door colours ($36-$38) are available in store.

There are no limitations to your imagination, get the kids to create a little felt Christmas tree to put next to the door, drop some wintery pinecones or adorn the wall with sparkling snowflakes or stars to add to the magical picture. Children and adults alike will be so excited to spot this tiny red door in their home and it will no doubt make for many wonderful stories and precious memories, it will be enjoyed for years to come.

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

Mirror mirror on the wall

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Jul 182013
 

Scoops Design

Personalised teddies, personalised birth prints, can you tell I am a bit into names at the moment? Maybe it is because of the impatiently awaited royal baby and all the name guessing that is happening everywhere. But royal or not, your child’s name is one to treasure forever and my kids love spotting their names on things. I recently came across these stylish personalised mirrors and think they look fantastic:

Personalised Mirrors by Scoops Design

Personalised Mirrors by Scoops Design

These gorgeous wall mirrors are (hand)made right here in Australia by the talented Sarah Cooper from Scoops Design. If your child has a name that never appears on keyrings or mugs you’ll be pleased to know you can put together your very own name mirror letter by letter. Each letter costs $12 and you can choose from uppercase, lowercase or starting with uppercase followed by lowercase characters. To finish it off simply add one of six animal or object shapes to suit your child’s bedroom perfectly.

Scoops Design Tiger FamilyIf you prefer something a bit more neutral there are plenty of other beautiful Scoops Design mirrors available in store at Mikki and Me. From Cats and Birds to Foxes and Tigers, the Animal Family Mirrors ($65 per set) are absolutely delightful and would make a great statement piece in your nursery or playroom. The shatterproof mirrors are made from perspex and don’t worry, the removable adhesive will not mark your walls.

Scoops Design Circus Wall Mirror

Scoops Design Circus Wall Mirror

And there is more where this came from, there are also some lovely themed sets available that cover the most popular bedrooms. Space, Ocean, Princess, Transport, Farm, what is it that your little one goes crazy for? This Circus Wall Mirror Set ($75) is my big favourite, I think the baby elephant is just adorable. 

To find out more about Mikki and Me, to browse the Scoops Design range and to order online visit www.mikkiandme.com.au.