A Boys Transformers Themed Bedroom

A while ago I started decorating the kids bedrooms. It is a never ending project. I want it to be perfect and end up getting more little bits and pieces. But I think I finally have Matthew’s bedroom nailed. One wall still looks a bit too pale for me but I haven’t figured out what I am going to do with it yet.

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H&M and Primark Haul

Last weekend I went on a little shopping spree. I was only supposed to go for two things but you know the way it is. You always end up buying more. Plus I didn’t have the kids with me so of course you want to browse because you can browse in peace and don’t need to rush.

We have a few shopping centres not far from where we live. I decided to give Liffey Valley a go because it’s handy to get to and the parking is generally easier than Blanchardstown for example.

My first stop was H&. I was delighted when they announced last year that you can now shop online with them in Ireland. Up until that point it was a pain to get stuff because the closest store back then was Letterkenny which is nearly 2 hours away. Now I have these stores basically nearly on my door step which is so handy.

Matthew always needs loads of tracksuit bottoms. He wears these at the weekend because it’s the most comfiest for boys. He is playing a lot on his knees, as kids do so eventually there will be a hole in them. Not a big deal and nothing I can do other than keep buying more. I don’t like Primark ones because some of them are really thick but the ones from H&M are brilliant. I ordered more from Next yesterday because they come cheaper with a set of three for only €20.

Now that Chloe is two, she is slowly but surely moving into 2-3 size clothing. More Next than H&M but I bought a few new tops from H&M that are a bit more loose on her. You can always role up the sleeves.
I also picked up a new hat for her because the one she has is getting too small. It’s up to four years so it will last her a few more winters/ cold days.

Primark I find really good for Home decor etc. So this is where I went after. I picked up a cute cactus that is now sitting on the windows sill of our main bathroom. I also got two green chevron cushion covers. Our living room seems to have drifted into a green and grey theme. All we need now is curtains.

Take a look at my haul video below. Apologies for the bad lighting but I am only getting started on these videos, so go easy on me.

Decorate Your Home With Dee Dee & Boo

Not too long ago I came across a new illustrator. Her name is Helen. Funny, because the girl who designed my blog header is also called Helen. All Helen’s must be amazing illustrator by the looks of it. Anyway, Helen set up her own business called Dee Dee & Boo. She designs amazing prints by hand. I couldn’t believe it because it looks like it’s printed.

I was lucky enough to choose one of her great artworks. You can pick from many different occasions. Whether it’s for a birthday, a baby, love, weddings or simply your family. As we are moving house in the next few weeks, I thought it would be nice to choose something personal for our family to hang up on the wall in the hall way or living room. You can choose from many different family styles. I went for the home version.

So the other day I was greeted with a cute little packaging. Before I started taking the whole blogging thing serious, I was big into snail mailing and stationary. So the presentation of the packaging really impressed me. Inside I could find my personalized print.

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The print is designed on a cardboard like A4 sheet. I absolutely love the detail on it. It includes things like houses, a sofa, a chimney and much more around it. You can see the detail in it in the photo above. It’s fab.

These will make such a lovely gift as well. You can build your own custom one and add a gift message. Prints are available from £20 onwards.

If you fancy one of these gorgeous custom made prints, I have good news for you… I am offering my readers a 10% discount. All you have to do is enter the code lovedeedeeboo10 at the checkout. This will brighten up anyone’s home.

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Boys Bedroom Ideas

It is now over 3 years since I last upgraded Matthew’s bedroom. The time I decorated and painted his room I was 20 weeks pregnant with him. That is quite some time ago. He is nearly 3 1/2 years old now and I think he deserves a more boyish room other Winnie Pooh all over the place in his room. I spent a long time on one of my favourite platform Pinterest lately to look for some ideas what I can turn his room into.

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Home Decor – Wall Tattoos

I have always been a  big fan of home decor and DIY projects. Whenever there is a job to do in the house for example painting a wall, putting up a picture or creating a storage solution I am in my element.

Wall Tattoos are a big thing in our house. I think they make the room look so much better, fresher and more modern. I need to stop myself a bit though not to use one in every room in the house. So far I have limited it to our bed room, Matthew’s room, the ensuite bathroom and the spare bed room. Downstairs it is more of a “family wall” with photos of us and I want to keep it that way.

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This is our wall tattoo in the master bed room. “Always kiss me goodnight”. The room itself is themed red but only one wall is painted red as I think it would be a bit too much to have the whole room in red. I usually get these wall tattoos on Ebay. There is so many different ones.

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The ensuite bathroom has a tattoo with bathroom rules on it. Whether we stick to it in that order is a different story.

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Our guest room is full of flowers above the bed and a border going around the whole room. This one was a bit of a challenge to stick on the wall because it is so big but I think the end product looks amazing.

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Matthew’s bedroom is designed with a saying “First we had each other, then we had you, now we have everything”.  I am planning to use something similar in Chloe’s room whenever I start on it. Right now she doesn’t need a room just yet.

What do you think of my wall tattoos? Have you used them in your own home?