We are still waiting for Spring. If I thought I was antsy in March, now I'm about ready to claw Mother Nature's eyes out - not to mention the weather forecasters! Recently we pulled out my daughter's favorite cardboard playhouse to keep the boredom at bay, and it reminded me how many more houses are out there.
When I was a kid, I thought parachutes came from a magic closet that my teacher only had access to on the most super-duper special of days. Well, was I wrong. Turns out any ol' person can get a parachute and play with it, whenever they want! Well, what are we waiting for? Time to get us... I mean, our kids, a parachute, and bring something new and exciting to outside play time.
Some of us still love collecting action figures, anime, manga, movie characters...aka toys. Some have even gone so far as to lovingly decorate their homes and offices with passionately curated and staged collections as the centerpiece of their homes. Here are 10 of my favorites that take a hobby well into the realm of a lifestyle.
Bold, graphic and colorful, the ladybug is one well-designed insect. Whether you go literal, or evoke them with colors and forms, the ladybug offers plenty of bright ideas for kids' decor. Here are a few possibilities:
Do you have a fairy garden in your yard? If you haven't considered it before, you might be swayed by looking at these inspirational gardens we've found around the interwebs. Which one is your favorite?
Spring is here and talk of seedlings, gardening, nature, and trees fills our house lately. For us, this means Totoro. My kids love this fat, giant, kitty-looking Japanese character. In honor of this, I put together this ist of Totoro decorations, accessories, furniture, and just plain inspiration to look at.