keep calm and colour on x

there is something so... what's the word...CONTAGEOUS about colour I think, black and white yeah they have their place but I'm not thinking ever ~ "oh I need another white thing".... nope its colour that's got me hooked!!!

covered cot mattress the boys love playing on it by the window...
 the ever present "cosy" blanket Titus's fav! 
My favourite pillows from citta, gifts from my sisters x
Gotta love POMPOMS and chalk decals!!
 My painted wagon, i'll no doubt re-paint oneday, great for storing my mags out of the way of little hands! 
Ikea + Typo
a winters day creation..


Happy spring bunting! love summer! to cheer up all the people that take walks around our country block :)



My Masking tape wreath - cause we get crazy winds...so its the only way to stop it flying off like my last attempt!

yup I'm a self professed Eclectic!
 
and I much prefer to walk into a space that feels like you could have some fun in it (scope for the imagination) if you were given half a chance!! x and I hope one day the boys look back and think of fun when they think of our home ~ and it inspires them to do the same....
 
 I really love the kiwi designer Alex Fulton (alexfultondesign.blogspot.com) - she is the Queen of colour, and her house is one of those spaces that make you want to powder coat all your furniture some lush shade of neon! (sigh one day)
 
But until then ~ keep calm and colour on I say x ;)
 
xoxo


learning to find rest at home ~ drawing

Tonight I sat down and drew for about an hour...
 No TV, no music, just the last rays of sun for the day...   And in that time I thought of nothing...
No thoughts about how great or average my day was or how the kids had gone, how I felt, or any other care in my world apart from what I was drawing...

It was like I drew in a deep breath and for all that time was slowly letting it out and with it, all my cares drifted out and away...

sounds so cheesy I know, but during that time without knowing it I felt right at home, I was doing exactly what I was created to do and all was well with my soul...

How sad though that often we find rest and comfort,and that feeling of "WELCOME HOME!!" in the last place that we go looking for it...

I hope I can learn from this and relearn how I do rest...relearn what it is to be at HOME, not just physically but in all other ways too..


xoxo


yup finally got round to that blessed toilet training! x

Don't you just love toilet training?? all that washing and silent (or not so silent) fuming as you wait for the success!
well I finally got around to it ...took me a few go's cause I realised I had to be in the right frame of mind before I took on the venture...and I have to say even now its a bit haphazard!! but I'm not too worried because at least I've started and so we are better off than a few months ago!!
I've come up with a few things to trying coach Titus 3+ year old along.....

I got the binoculars from a $2 - and have to say they are very budget but he seems happy enough squinting through them - made a set out of toilet rolls and tape as a backup too :)  he's looking at a wall of old calendar pictures and for the adults I've written a bunch of cool scriptures on them..

The binoculars idea worked for a day but then he lost interest...typical... but I was pretty impressed with myself for the idea... maybe someone else will find it helpful?

In terms of the strategy for the actual toilet training the whole reminding him every few minuets nearly drove me crazy and didn't help him any better, so now I just remind him once or twice through the day and leave it up to him which seems to work better....(not perfect but better ;)

the last incentive I'm using which has worked is ......

the old-school connect 4 game!!
titus loves 'Jake and the Neverland pirates' so the idea of being able to put treasure in the game was quite appealing...
every time he makes a splash he gets to put one token in the game and every kaplop he gets to put in 2 tokens - once he makes a row he gets a prize and once he gets the whole thing finished he gets a fire truck!!! hehe yes he wants a fire truck that makes noises (such a boy!) (also once he makes a whole row he gets to let all the tokens come out and count them and put them all back in so he can get some rewards along the way... :)

  Yes one day even Zephyr was trying to get in on the action :) ...no I'm not toilet training two at a time thanks!! ......
so on we go with toilet training - joy!!
xoxo