I’ve had a massive insta-crush on @mowgliandthebear_ (formally @mikzuzu) since we both got out first brand rep gig with Christy from @littlemaggiemoo back in August 2015. I have watched @mowgliandthebear_ (whose real world name is Mikaela) create pure magic on her Instagram feed. She has two beautiful boys; Kemba (2 years old) and her newest addition, the just-darling Omri (7 months old). Mikaela is the flatlay and scandi-styling queen and if you are not already major crushing on her feed after this post you sure will be!
I came across this gorgeous room on Instagram, through @thepicketfenceprojects and fell in love immediately with the simple but super stylish twist on an ‘American Nautical’ style. Caitlin has perfected a calming, restrained palette for her two boys – who share this space. Samuel and Charlie sure have one talented mama; that whale wall hanging has my heart, and the little table and chairs (that have been up-cycled) are perfection. If, like me, you love a classic american style, then be prepared to swoon …
Zaeli’s enchanting bohemian style nursery is sure to leave you feeling mesmerised and inspired – her room is filled with creative, vintage and one of a kind handmade keepsake items. Her mama Dimity has a keen eye for the natural earthy elements and has really brought them to life in this charming space. Dimity herself oozes talent and I’ve often found myself gasping at her beautiful creations that are present throughout Zaeli’s room. We’ve been lucky enough to take a closer glimpse, to find out the inspiration behind it all and how it came to be.
I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Miss Marlowe’s new room revamp. Her mama – the extremely talented, super kind, and always fabulous Kate from @luxebabylove (who creates the most swoon worthy scandi inspired decor) has put together this perfect space for her little leading lady. Her nursery is filled with divine keepsake treasures from some truly amazing, one of a kind, small businesses. It is modern, yet ultra girly with that added magic touch. Kate has kindly shared the details and inspiration on how this little slice of heaven came to be.
Guest Post: by Ainslie Hutchinson
I had been planning on getting the girls a little kitchen for their joint Christmas present since about July last year. I did all the research and decided on the ‘Duktig’ play kitchen from IKEA. It ticked all the boxes as far as I was concerned and was the perfect size to fit in the girls play room. In the first week of December after dropping the girls off with their grandparents, I marched into IKEA, straight to the aisle and location to pick up the pack (which I had already noted down on a previous trip) to find that the shelves were empty. I flagged down a staff member and asked if the kitchens had been moved. ‘You want one of these play kitchens?’, she said. ‘Good luck! They’re sold out nation wide’. Oh great! I shuffled back to my car and sat there for a while trying to come up with a plan B. We already had the pots and pans wrapped under the tree! Friends and family had bought play food and utensils to give the girls! This is a disaster. I pulled out my phone and jumped on gumtree thinking there was a slim chance I might be able to find a second hand one that was still looking good. I found an ad for one being sold only two suburbs over from me and they needed it gone that weekend. I called the lady and she told me it had quite a few scratches and bangs but I was welcome to come and take a look. Taking full advantage of the girls being gone I raced over there to check it out. The lady selling it had three daughters between the ages of 6-10, they were all crowding around it and excitedly showing me all the different features. The older girls were sharing stories with me of how they loved to play with it when they were younger and the little one was hanging back a bit, standing with her mum. ‘She’s sad to see it go’ the mother said. ‘We’ve had it since she was a baby and they have so many other things to play with. It’s been so great, but it’s time.’
Although it wasn’t in the best condition, after seeing how loved it was by this family, I wanted to give this kitchen a home.
Posy is one fortunate little babe. She has the coolest big brother, named Fox, and her mama – Catherine – is one of the sweetest women I have had the pleasure of (virtually) meeting. Posy is a real girly girl (can you tell by her name?) and Catherine has designed her room just so. It is the perfect cross between sweet vintagey goodness and modern pieces. Take a tour through this divine nursery, and read what Catherine had to say about her inspiration and ideas.
Mason is one cool little dude. He is a monochrome-loving, cheeky-grinning, learnt-to-stand-super-young, cute wee babe. And he sure knows how to rock a backwards cap. His mama, the beautiful Kelly, is on to it when it comes to room design. She took us for a little tour around Mase’s funky new bedroom, and shared her favourite things.
So, you do your best to make sure your kids are fed a healthy diet, they get plenty of exercise, you try to stimulate them mentally and anything that touches their little body is non toxic and paraben free. You’ve touched every base to make sure your kids are healthy and happy, but have you ever considered the quality of the air inside your home and the impact it could be having on your kids (and your own) health?