Archive of ‘Kids’ category

Put a bow on it!

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of teaming up with Jen Linfield Photography to photograph my girls wearing the sweetest hair accessories from Bowfield Studio. I always love supporting local shops and business, especially when it’s a Mother and Daughter team. YAY for women in business!! This talented duo have a beautiful Etsy shop filled with a HUGE selection of quality hand made bows, clips, headbands and accessories. I just think these bows and accessories are the perfect finishing piece to any outfit.

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xo Thelma

Mark it with a “B”…

It’s Friday!! The long weekend is just a few hours away and I am preparing for some down time with my little family!

I work from home on Fridays and In between emails and drawings I like to plan fun activities that my kids and I can do together. Sometimes we feed the ducks or learn about nature. Some days we’ll go to the park and other days we simply decide to stay in and make things.

So, few weeks ago, I decided that it might be a fun idea to plan a simple monogram craft for Brisa’s nursery. I thought it would be a perfect way to be creative and practice letters all at the same time.  It was a win win!

Blank canvas...

Blank canvas…

I grabbed some leftover paint that I had around the house and picked up the rest of the supplies (canvas and buttons) all at the Dollar Store. $1.50 for a canvas?! $2.00 for a bag of pink buttons?!…Yes please!! This entire craft cost me $3.50. Score!!

She was pretty freaking excited

Well…some one was excited!!

Next, I traced the letter “B” onto the canvas. Vayda had the important job of dabbing tiny amounts of glue and sticking on the buttons. She did a pretty awesome job!

Glueing down buttons like she's been doing it for years!!

Glueing down buttons like she’s been doing it for years!!

 

Loved the way our simple craft turned out!

Ta Da!!

Then it came time to hang our masterpiece. This is where Hubs comes in….its his duty!!

He hates when my projects become his projects!! lol

He hates when my projects become HIS projects!! lol

 

And the gallery wall just keeps on growing...

Everything in its place…

 

Fits in perfectly!

Fits in perfectly!

 

I think someone like her new craft!

I think someone liked her new monogram canvas!

Be safe and enjoy your long weekend everyone!!

Thanks for stopping by.

xo Thelma

 

Urban Cool Playroom…

So, I have to be totally honest. Prior to having children, I cringed at the thought of having brightly coloured toys scattered around the house.  I thought it would make my house look messy, cluttered and disorganized. To me… it was a design “faux pas” right up there with sponge painted walls and carpeted bathroom floors!

“Why do these kids need so many toys anyway?” I would think to myself. But what did I know? I wasn’t a Mom yet!

To put it simply, I had no idea how amazing it would be to see my daughter stack a blocks for the first time. I had no idea that teaching her how to cut a million pieces of paper in my living room would bring me so much joy! And I definitely had no idea that my heart would melt every time my daughter found ANOTHER toy phone and put it to her and said “Mama…”

So I guess you can say that I have come to terms with the clutter. I have learned to embrace our messy toy filled house. That being said however, I still really wish that I had “proper” play room for my girls.

This takes me to the most amazing play room I have ever been in! It belongs to friends of ours and I just love how much thought, love and creativity went into designing this playroom for their sweet little boy.

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Bright, cheerful and fun! All of the furniture was purchased at IKEA.

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This room definitely has it all! A modern look that ties in to the décor of the house. The coolest fixtures and furnishings and anything else a child would need to let his or her imagination run free!

So with that I say, just let kids be kids! Let them have their own little space, that allows them to grow, play and explore, no matter how messy it gets!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo Thelma

 

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http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S99876662/#/S39873732

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