Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Room Tour With Cable And Cotton

Now we are getting settled in our new place I thought I would give a bit of a room tour of the one room that is 98% complete! All the other rooms are in a state of boxes and bit and pieces we need to sort out but we wanted to make sure that Max's space was perfect for him to play in. 

When we moved we decided that he would get a single bed over a toddler one. It made sense and I loved picking out cool new bedding for him and managed to get some amazing bargains. 

The space has allowed me to create a small play area, space to put a beanbag (when I've finished making it) and some small shelves for him to have some of his best books available. I love all the cute little knick knacks that he's collected from places so of course I love setting them out and displaying them so they are always easy to admire and grab. I'm hoping to hang a few more pictures, make some bunting and a couple of scatter cushions. 

FInally we have his play bit. I've put some storage boxes under his bed with some of his toys in and set up his kitchen to play to his hearts content. I've also added these gorgeous lights that Cable and Cotton sent us. 

I love these lights, not only are they available in an amazing amount of colour combinations but they are also ethically made in Thailand by a group of women that are paid well and have insurance incase they are unable to work for some reason. Each one is hand made so you know that your selection has been lovingly crafted with the greatest care.

They are so easy to put together, you literally pop the light into the ball and you're ready to go. We decided to pick the Sea Salt colour package as it was perfect colour combination for Max's room.

The website is so easy to use. You just select how many lights you want then either a -preselected colour pack or make one of your own. The possibilities are endless. They are beautifully packed and from £22.95 they are an amazing price too. 

So there's Max's room tour. I hope you like it and I hope you check out the fabulous Cable and Cotton who kindly gifted us a set of lights.

Monday, 20 October 2014

What Max Wore

With the cold air coming in it's the perfect time to layer up and Max is loving the opportunity to pick his own outfits to wear on our days out. 

Hat: New Look (stolen from Mummy!)
Jacket: H&M with patches from Ebay
Top: Asda
Jeans: Next - Ripped from falling over but further ripped by Mummy!
Shoes: Asda

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Our Favourite Picture Books : September Edition

I've not done this for a while but thought with a new house and a new school year it was only fitting to restart our favourite book collection in a monthly series. Picture books are amazing things. Not only are they full of gorgeous illustrations, the stories are normally rich in morals and meanings. 

A Possum's Tail - This tale is great! A walk around London in a book. Follow a boy and his dog along some memorable sights to the zoo and find some unexpected friends follow on the way home! Fairly long in the sense of a picture book but one that kids will love due to the interesting pictures.

Mine!- A stylish and bold story about sharing with two loveable characters. It's a great story for teaching children about the concept of sharing and also showing them that there might be something better around the corner.

Blown Away - A wonderful sing song rhyme tale about a penguin, a kite and their intrepid adventure. The illustrations are lovely and it's great to know that the author test drives the books on his kids first. One that will definitely stay on the bookshelf for years to come.

Specs for Rex - I love this book. I love Rex's specs. But Rex doesn't like them. This is the story of how Rex tries to hide his glasses but eventually must learn to love them. It's a great book for introducing glasses to kids at a time where the idea can be a bit overwhelming.

What books are your kid's loving at the moment?