A Confession or Two..


When the whole Pinterest “thing” made it’s appearance on the web, I wasn’t the least bit impressed.  I mean with facebook, blogging, tweeting, tumblr, linkedin, photobucket and flickr accounts, do I honestly want to add another account to my extensive collection?  The answer was simple – definitely not!

After clicking on a link from twitter to Pinterest, I was forced to really have at look at what it really entails.  I have to admit I am impressed!  I may even form my new addition!

What I will say, is that requesting and actually having to wait (give or take 5 hours) for an invitation isn’t as impressing – it is downright cruel.

If you are wondering what I am on about and or what to follow me, click on the following link to my Pinterest account


It is a boy thing…

I guess every house have their positives and negative, at least until you are able to build a house from the ground to include everything you would want, in the size you want it to be.

The townhouse we currently occupy is lovely and the pros outweigh the cons by far.  The one little thing I would have like, was for the boys’ bedroom to be bigger.  Their bedroom is slightly bigger than Oli’s nursery, but we are talking millimeters.  This means along with the make-over we will be doing in their room, I have been looking at ways of maximizing the space we have:

(I feel horrible for not having the source of the above image.  All apologies to the owner)

  • While we were living in the house of many colours, Kobus and I made the boys toy boxed on wheels – big enough to hold their toys, small enough to fit underneath their beds.
  • Their bunk beds along with the toy boxes needs a coat of paint.
  • I found inspiration for floating shelved and light fixtures for the bottom and top bunk from the above image.  Such a lovely idea and so practical for middle of the night trips to the toilet.
  • Medium grey wall
  • And in white /  cream / stone – a couple of shades lighter than the wall paint, dinosaur skeleton, similar feel of the below images.
I am still braining storming other things that fit in with the dino-skeleton theme.  Any input is very welcome.  I have thought of, but in ways doubting my abilities to paper mache a dino-head trophy or two.  Sounds like fun and if it is a stuff-up, all we do is try again (or give up).  Either way I have nothing to lose!
Oh, the excitement!
P.S.  I want an overhead projector.  It is on my Christmas / Birthday / give me a present – wish-list.  Any sponsors are welcome!  Pop me a mail if you have one laying around?

OMW time flies…

Some time ago I posted (though of posting) – it is possible that I thought up the post and never actually typed it out.  Anyway I was very inspired by photo a month photos of August, form Making it Lovely’s Blog.

At first I thought of using the same principle of having the number of the month on a felt pin (i would make for Oli).  But after much consideration, I have decided to make a Mickey Ears cut out and painting it with black board paint.  Every month I can write the month on the cut out and hang it from all kind of different angles.

The above is what I mean with Mickey Ear Cut outs.

The monster will be sitting (okay lying for the moment) on his rocking chair.

What Daddy doesn’t know just yet (and is sure to find out when he gets home from work later today) is that we are making the cut out tonight.  And his assistance will be required tomorrow because …

Tomorrow this one:

will be 1 month old!

Baby Inspiration

I have been following Making it Lovely’s blog for quite a while, mainly for the decor/ design ideas and inspiration.   And come to mention it, her 30 Before Thirty list.  Now that I am back in the baby making process, I love her idea of monthly photos of the little ones so much, that I have decided to reblog it here:

Photo Credit:

Little brother August’s montly photo are just starting and I am so excited see them evolve on a monthly basis!  Nicole was also kind as to include a tutorial on making the felt pin that is used on that monthly photos…  These are so inspirational and so special, I can honestly say I which I had something similar for my existing little one when he was a baby!