In shopping

Books for Kids | the perfect bedtime book

Creating a family library | We love, love books in our house. I still get the privilege of snuggling with Oscar at night and reading him storybooks before bedtime. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a busy day. We’ve been doing it since he was a baby and even though we take hiatuses sometimes – I notice just an improvement in mindset when we’ve taken the time to sit and read together. I have so many books (from baby and beyond) to recommend, so in the effort to have some consistency on my blog I’m going to be posting a new book every Wednesday. 


I can’t recall how I stumbled upon this book. But I did – and I was intrigued by all the amazing reviews. Surely all of those people couldn’t be wrong? Turns out they weren’t wrong. This is honestly the sweetest book.  It has become one of my favourite books to read aloud to Oscar at night if we’re in need of some calm. It’s a sweetly written story of a boy who meets a mole, and they then meet a fox – and eventually a horse. Wisdom and sweet messages are beautifully written.

Available here or at your local bookshop.

In Updates

Free colouring pages for you to download

Hi. It's weird times, no? I'm doing my best to fight the anxiety monster away by doing regular things around the house, cleaning, working, and shopping online. I try not to post too much work stuff here, but since it's free, I figured it may be helpful. Pop over to PennyPaperCo.com and download some free activity pages I created for these at home days. Oscar and I have been colouring some of them, and you too can have some fresh new activity sheets to print at home! 

In Decorating

Fabric Love

TonicLiving released some new fabrics and I’m obsessed with this one (above). I want to make a dress out of it for Summer. Well, I can’t sew, but I may bribe my mama to try to make something for me out of this.

I had ordered some samples awhile back as we’re considering redoing our bench in the kitchen (which is why I have been pinning Breakfast nook inspiration like crazy for the last six months). I LOVE the fabrics above. The one on the bottom left I love as an option for a bench (spills would wipe up so easily!) and the one on the bottom right I was considering for remaking Oscar’s headboard. I ended up buying a Queen duvet cover from H&M that mimicked the look at less of the price. But I’m still a fan of the fabric. (More on that project another time but bottom line – divert covers are a great source of fabric on the cheap sometimes).