I’m all about inspiration these days. Having had a tough Christmas, I really need to focus on what I love and what inspires me. This week I’ve been returning to the beautiful pictures from IKEA Livet Hemma.
I love the styling and the use of their Hindö inside – it’s such a nice storage solution. It’s perfect for all the stuff you need close by when you’re working. It turned out to be quite a cool workspace. I almost bought a Hindö piece last year, because I needed a station for some of my garden tools and a place where I could re-plant my herbs.
Ever since I saw these pictures, I’ve been thinking about using something from the Hindö series in my boy’s room. He needs some new storage space and I need to be able to hide some of this stuff. Right now we’ve got a very open storage solution, and I can feel that it is time to move away from that in order to create a much calmer room. With bits and pieces all over the place, I need to hide something in there. I’m thinking something like this or this.
Images via Median Lind
I’m almost done buying all the presents for the kids. Every year I tell myself that this year I’ll have all the gifts ready and wrapped before December 1st. However, I never make it in time. I dislike shopping in the city when it’s full of people – lets face it, I hate standing in line – therefore I buy most of the gifts online. I love exploring new webshops and finding new things for the whole family. This time I’ve been looking at things for a tween girl. Some of the things ended up in this gift guide.
I hope some of the things in this guide will inspire you and your girl this Christmas.
1. Pink Elephant
2. Bergen No 3 cushion
3. Roaslie chair grey
4. Gaston wall mounted desk grey
5. Laurette round bed drak grey
6. Les Gambettes rosy shelf jade green
7. Hello Pillow case white
8. Muuto storage basket black
9. Miffy Lamp
My boy is growing up fast. A few months back, an older boy we know said that he could now see that my boy was getting older. It was just after my boy had turned six years old, and he started asking for more Lego among other things. Shopping for his Christmas gifts this year only made me more aware of the fact that my boy is more attuned to what is out there. He’s more specific about what he wants to add to his wishlist.
This year it’s all about Star Wars. Apart from the Lego Star Wars things, which I’ve written a post about right here, I’ve got a few other things in mind for him this Christmas.
I’ve already got the cool Empire Strikes Back poster from the Etsy shop Handz. If my boy likes it, as much as I do, I’m thinking about getting the other two as well. I’m waiting for a frame for the poster, but I’ll show you as soon as I get it framed. Keep an eye out for it on Instagram.
1. Star Wars Stormtrooper mask
2. Darth Vader bath wrap
3. Star Wars poster Empire Strikes Back by Handz
4. Darth Vader mask
5. Master Yoda
I’ve bought these gifts for my girl for the four Sunday’s of Advent this year. The reason why I didn’t write numbers on them, as I did with the Advent gifts for my son in this post, is because I haven’t quite decided what to give her on each Sunday.
Well the first Sunday is pretty easy. She’ll get her cubebot/ninjabot the same day as her brother. That way they can play with them together. I bought a bunch of stuff from Hay while I was attending the course in Aarhus earlier this year. A bunch of pink stuff for her room, which I know she’ll love. I haven’t decided if all the pink stuff should be one gift or several.
She has been reading her “This is London” book, and we wanted to give her a few more books in English. When I found “This is the world”, I bought it right away. I love the illustrations in these books, and we’ve been reading them to her for years. If all else fails, I’ve also got a tube scarf that I have to finish before Christmas. It could end up being her more practical gift.
I just couldn’t help but share this über cute winter wonderland that you can make with your kids this Christmas. It’s perfect for a Sunday DIY project while drinking a nice cup of hot chocolate together. Find more information and the template right here.
I’ve bought these four Advent gifts for my son this year. He’s become quite fascinated by the whole Star Wars universe, and he has an amazing ability to play for hours with one or two things. That is why I had to buy the two Lego Star Wars figures. I decided on Darth Wader and Luke Skywalker, because he can build them again and again. I’ll wrap them up and give them to him on the second and third Sunday of Advent. On the first Sunday of Advent we won’t be home, so we need to bring the present with us. Therefore, I picked out a cute cubebot/Ninjabot from Areaware, which I know he’ll love. Lastly, I went all practical as well. I bought a set of night wear from Molo as well.
What did you buy for your kids this year?