being somewhat of an organised junkie ( its the only way i can think straight) I have decide that a cluster of jewellery boxes won’t do the job and just adds to my dusting time. instead i have decided a tall slim chest of drawers is to house all my jewellery including evening bags and purses. This way everything is organised in it rightful place and i can easily coordinate my jewellery with my outfit for the day.
I love sunny mornings on a cool winters day. Watching the girls play, amazing how a box of socks can keep them entertained. This painted wooden box is kept next to the front door, the girls can easily grab a pair of socks for themselves before putting on their shoes before we head out for the day. of course it has also become a station of amusement and play- the youngest throwing them about and the eldest sorting them out.
The sun has finally come out to play and it was time to get out all those summer toys that have been packed away gathering spider webs and dust. At first we checked that there were no RED BACK SPIDERS hanging around. We filled a bucket with soapy water and my little one just loved cleaning all her toys. Such fun, kids love being given a small responsibility that makes them feel as though they are doing something grown up.
Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.
This quote has given me strength today.
I had such fun the other day shopping for creative bits for my now 3 year old poppet. In Australia we have a discount store called ‘the reject shop’, and oh my, is it a fabulous place to find arts and crafts for youngins…and its super cheap! anyhow, i collected a mass of exciting alphabet, number and farm animal stickers. they have these peel off backs that make it super easy for little sausage fingers to cope with. Also in the shopping basket was a stack of multicoloured pieces of paper scraps and fluffy pom poms.The alphabet and number stickers are great for practicing and teaching counting and recognition of letters and numbers. I also found these great storage boxes to house all the bits and pieces. I have a small kiddies table set up in our living room where our little munchkin does all her creative activities- she just loves it,and she can keep busy for quite some time.