Top 5 Reasons Why Vintage Toys Are Better……

We live in a world these days where there are all manner of toys, games and gadgets imaginable for kids to while away their time with. There’s such a huge difference in the toys I see kids playing with in comparison to the toys I had as a child. It’s funny to see kids abandon all their latest and modern toys when some old toys come out. Why is that? My answer: Because simply vintage toys are better and here is why: Let’s face it straight up the toys we used to play with were made to last. Toys today…

2014 Week 18: My Wednesday Style Collective……

Finally we’ve had a proper start to term two of the school year after last weeks short week. On Sunday night it started raining and thundering, and come Monday morning it was clear we were going to have our first school drop off in the pouring rain. I wasn’t bothered by the rain I was excited as it was finally cooler to dress more winter like, which I relished the chance to do so.  So got ready, we did and off to school we went. If you’ve ever had to do school runs and the dropping and picking up of…

What Your Kids Will Learn from Being a Collector…..

Were you a collector of things as a kid? Perhaps you have a child who is a collector? I think I might! Either way you answer, many of us did collect something as a child or now have a child who does. I personally went through many phases as a child collecting different things from pretty stationary papers, stickers, collector cards, stamps, candles and elephant figurines. I even op shopped as a young child and as a teen and picked up clothing scores. No one called a garment back then vintage, it was just described as being old and something…

Pre-Baby Family Fun Day…..

Well goodness me with a few days at the end of last week with a little momentum behind us, and the kids pretty much on the mend, I was excited for Friday to arrive. Ben took the day off and we headed out for a family fun day with the kids. We’re wanting to give them as many fun and memorable moments at present before bubs arrives. I had my digital SLR in hand and I was snapping away at the kids enjoying themselves. We had fish and chips for lunch and just enjoyed being with each other. When we…

Vintage Children’s Wall Growth Chart ……

I’m smitten with a forever piece that has made it’s way into our home. This retro children’s fabric growth chart, is just perfection. It’s the perfect little something for our home and something we hope to have through our kids childhoods and hopefully through to any grandchildren, heck even great grandchildren if I get ambitious and hopeful about it. The wall this currently hangs on will end up being a continuation of a coloured feature wall (as we get through painting our house) that leads into our kitchen dining area. So it will be gorgeous slate grey which I think…

Sweet 1st Birthday for Sarah…..

Sarah had her first birthday yesterday. Goodness me, how she has changed our world and lives beyond measure just as her brother before her. I’m sure I am like many other mothers out there who spend a moment on their child’s birthday reflecting on their child’s birth. I certainly have, as it was such a special day in more than one way for us. Five seconds and the “table” is clear. We had a lovely day and with Ben taking the day off for extra family time, so it has been a rather relaxed and sweet day for us and…