Eva & Owen’s Shared Bedroom

After seeing a shot of Eva and Owen’s bedroom on Instagram, the lovely Laura from Little Frills asked if she could post some pictures and advice on creating a shared bedroom on her blog. Here’s a little peek: 

The biggest challenge with creating a girl / boy shared spaces was creating something that reflected each of their identities without having to be completely gender neutral. Eva’s bedding is very girly using mismatching pink patterns from a variety of stores (Country Road, Serena & Lily, Dwell Studio and Land of Nod); whereas the Oliver Jeffers’ artwork over Owen’s cot and above the bookcase add a boyish element. I needed something to tie it all together, and the Gold Bar rug from Land of Nod seemed to fit perfectly.

Oeuf mini library / Leander cot/toddler bed / Land of Nod gold bar rug / Pinhole Press acrylic name frames / Domanyne bed frame / BlaBla knit pillows + dolls / pink wire basket / Adairs side table + lamp / whale print / octopus print / boy and boat print / geometric gem print / girl and boat print / to the moon and back print / metal ‘e’ letter / wicker baskets, thrifted / garland, diy using felt balls

Book Club {Volume 2} 
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! - Mo Williams
Beware of the Storybook Wolves - Lauren Child
Stuck - Oliver Jeffers
A Book of Sleep - Il Sung Na
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen 
* Joining up with Andrea from Adventures in Pinksugarland! 

Book Club {Volume 2} 

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! - Mo Williams

Beware of the Storybook Wolves - Lauren Child

Stuck - Oliver Jeffers

A Book of Sleep - Il Sung Na

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen 

* Joining up with Andrea from Adventures in Pinksugarland

Fishin’

This is Eva’s first experience with fishing.

Johnny bought her a little spinning reel and rod, and even though we didn’t catch anything—barely even a nibble!—Eva had lots of fun casting and reeling.

But she have even more fun splashing around on the sandy river bank with her cousins and getting sopping wet!

Going on an Adventure. 
* Wooden Camera: Twig Creative, Dress & Legging: Tea Collection, Backpack: Octonauts (filled with her most treasured possessions)

Going on an Adventure. 

* Wooden Camera: Twig Creative, Dress & Legging: Tea Collection, Backpack: Octonauts (filled with her most treasured possessions)

Cousins. 

For 2 weeks, my brother and his family were up to visit us, and so the house was full of shouting, laughing, running, and tantrums.

Two 1-year-olds, a 2-year-old, a 4-year-old, a 7-year-old, and a teenager.

It was a lot to get on with under a single roof, and of course the kids had a blast. 

Lily and Owen seemed to develop their own dinosaur language as they roared greetings at each other. Being the in-betweener, Ricky would bounce back and forth being trying to keep up with Eva, and keeping Owen enthralled with his antics. Eva chased her older cousin Riley trying to imitate everything that he did. 

I so wish that my brother lived closer and that the cousins got more regular time with each other, and after experiencing a Brisbane ‘winter’, I think my sister-in-law and brother wish that they were up here as well!

Book Club {Volume 1}
Today We Have No Plans by Jane Godwin
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Shapes by Xavier Deneux 
Cars Galore by Peter Stein
A Proper Little Lady by Nette Hilton
* If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’d know that I’m an avid book collector! You can never have too many books, right?
I’m often reminded of the quote by Emilie Buchwald, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” We have always read to Eva and Owen from a very young age, and both devour books daily. Their books are as dear to them as any of their toys! 
So when Andrea from Adventures in Pinksugarland decided to start a little book club with some of her favourite children’s books, I thought I’d join in and share a few of mine! 

Book Club {Volume 1}

Today We Have No Plans by Jane Godwin

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Shapes by Xavier Deneux 

Cars Galore by Peter Stein

A Proper Little Lady by Nette Hilton

* If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’d know that I’m an avid book collector! You can never have too many books, right?

I’m often reminded of the quote by Emilie Buchwald, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” We have always read to Eva and Owen from a very young age, and both devour books daily. Their books are as dear to them as any of their toys! 

So when Andrea from Adventures in Pinksugarland decided to start a little book club with some of her favourite children’s books, I thought I’d join in and share a few of mine! 

Yes, I raided my four-year-old’s dress-up box for a last minute costume! 
* As seen here. 

Yes, I raided my four-year-old’s dress-up box for a last minute costume! 

* As seen here

Pirates. 

Another year, another Out of the Box Festival

I know I’ve said this before, but I really do love living in Brisbane. There are just so many amazing opportunities and activities for families and children.

During the Winter school break, we spend the day at Southbank exploring the various events, activities and crafting areas. Eva made an “E” alphabeast and placed her wish to be a princess on the wishing tree. And later that afternoon, Eva and her cousin, Riley, went to a stage performance of one of our favourite books — The Incredible Book Eating Boy! They loved it!

* Here is a flashback to when we went two years ago!

She loves him! 

She loves him! 

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