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And to think I nearly stopped blogging… + chance to win $5,000

Around this time last year we had a devastating loss in our family, I took quite a few weeks off blogging to spend time with my loved ones.  After having this break I realised the blog was taking a lot of my spare time, I was having trouble balancing family and blogging and thought I […]

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  • Mistyjones

    It is so lovely that you found a passion, something that makes you feel alive! Xo

  • Glad you did not stop, I am a new reader and am loving your blog! Good luck with the competition!ReplyCancel

  • MelindaD

    voted :) I love your blog and emails, they encourage me to take small steps, instead of looking at my house and crying because there is just so much to do :) I love being organised but since having kids I struggle to keep the momentum and your blog is an inspiration :) Thanks for all the fantastic ideas!ReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Melinda, and that is exactly what this blog is about to give ideas and inspiration and find a happy mediun to suit your family.

  • Jackie_connelly

    just voted for u….
    good luck xReplyCancel

  • Christeen

    Hi Just voted for you and your wonderful blog. Good Luck!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hi – voted for you and your great blog.
    Would love you to like my new FB page
    Good luck! Hugs JacReplyCancel

  • Of course we don’t mind! Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • kendallx3

    Just voted. Love your blog and emails. They’ve been so helpful, keeping me motivated. Good luck!!!! You deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie K

    Hi Katrina
    I just love your blog, keep up the good work.
    Good luck!!!ReplyCancel

  • congratulations! I read your blog all the time and I’ll be voting for you! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    Voted! Good luck, hope you win, and I’m glad you kept blogging.ReplyCancel

{MEAL PLAN} Slow Cooker Chicken and Bacon Casserole

This weeks meal plan Monday – Slow cooker Chicken and Bacon casserole with spaghetti  Tuesday – Fish with salad Wednesday – Easy night – eggs on toast Thursday – Hubby takes over kitchen – Chicken Nuggets, vegetables and chips Friday – Dinner out celebrating twins karate belt grading achievements!   Saturday – Hubby takes over kitchen – Quick […]

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  • I have been doing particularly horridly in the meal planning stakes (and blogging, shh) – last week was the first week in absolutely ages I actually did a meal plan, and we ate to it twice. In seven days! This week – I have tried again. And I have worked out tonight and tomorrow night (one will be snags, one will be burgers. Or it will be both tonight and I’m stuck again for tomorrow!) Wednesday night, the kids are at their grandparents, so we may go out. Or not. And Thursday, we will possibly have the GPs over for dinner in thanks for looking after the kids for two days. I am planning to do a LOT of sorting, tidying and rearrangements over the long weekend, so I am thinking a lot of BBQ and things on sticks. Maybe some lamb kofta or something different?

    Man, I would like to get this meal planning business to work for me – because when it does, it’s awesome. It’s just that it rarely does!ReplyCancel

  • Chicken avo risotto, pesto, roast pumpkin and bacon pasta, mango chicken, spaghetti bolognaise, stirfry, penne boscaiola, slow cooked sausages, roast chicken :)

    I have to do two weeks in advance and we’re in the middle of the first week.
    I love autumn for slow cooker season!ReplyCancel

  • Amie McIlroy

    I have now added the Slow Cooked Chicken and Bacon to our weekly meal plan. It was a winner with the family! (And I love it because it is so easy to put together). Thank you!ReplyCancel

{QUOTE OF THE DAY} March 2012

Quotes for March 2012 Each evening on facebook I publish a ‘Quote of the Day’.  Below is a summary of these quotes.  I created the images of all the quotes, just trying something a little different this month.   I hope you are able to find motivation and inspiration from each of the quotes. If […]

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Love it, Like it, Link it – #13

Welcome to the another ‘Love it, Like it, Link it’ Blog Link Party!! If you have a blog please join in the fun linking up below your favourite blog post of the week (only one please) and there maybe a chance you are featured next week. HERE ARE 5 THAT I LOVED & LIKED Living […]

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  • Ginny @ Organizing Homelife

    I found your blog recently and LOVE it! Thanks for hosting!ReplyCancel

  • thanks ! I linked up.. Sonia :)ReplyCancel

  • Oh, what a great way to start my Saturday! Thank you for featuring my blog post this week. Try the scones :-D
    Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Kaz @ Livingonalatte

    Oh Wow! What a lovely surprise to wake up to. Thank you so much for featuring me :)ReplyCancel

  • philipparumble

    Wow- I have just discovered a mountain of new blogs to LOVE and read,
    Thanks Katrina :)ReplyCancel

  • sarahbraaksma

    thank you so much for your support and for featuring me! it was lovely meeting you at the conference :)ReplyCancel

  • Desireempire

    Hi Kat
    Great to meet you yesterday. I’m still in Melbourne and have linked up from my iPad. It won’t let me edit the post to creat a link back to you. I hope you are ok with that for this week.

  • Thanks Katrina for featuring my blog post. I love reading your blog and getting inspiration for my home and life! Annaleis @ Teapots and Tractors xxxReplyCancel

  • Amie McIlroy

    Hi. I submitted a link to my toy rotation post yesterday. Just wondering why it hasn’t showed up in the link party above :(ReplyCancel

  • I am sorry to have missed this…would have loved to join in the fun… But on the upside now I have all these wonderful new blogs to discover! Thank you!ReplyCancel

{PRINTABLE} FREE School Holiday Planner

When the bell rings at 3pm today my kids will be on school holidays.  As always we really need these holidays, it has been a very busy few weeks here and a break is well deserved.  The kids have been training really hard with their karate and I am in Melbourne so I am sure […]

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  • Bettyvotskos

    Thanks for the planner Katrina, I’ve already printed and filled a few things in. I can’t believe how having a visual prompt helps you to 1) make plans and 2) makes you look forward to days ahead because it’s all there for you.
    Love this, thanks and enjoy your time in Melbourne, the weather’s been gorgeous all week. ReplyCancel

{Inspiration} Easter Craft Ideas

School holidays start next week for Queensland.  So I have a week before Easter to fill with fun for the kids.  I have found some great easter craft ideas that I know my kids will enjoy. Egg Crowns from Sweet Paul |  Mini Cotton Ball bunnies from Busy Bee Kids Chick cupcakes from Betty […]

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Decorating for Easter + a cute Easter printable

We decorate our house for Christmas, we put up balloons for birthday’s and at easter we beautify a little area in our home to celebrate easter.  From when my children were toddlers we have made easter crafts each year.  We displayed them on a hutch in our dining area.  Over the years we have collected […]

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  • Thanks for this…. This year will be the first year that my 2.5 year old will have some understanding about Easter!!! Yay…. We can create some excitement which I am looking forward to. The only thing is, how do I explain who what and where the easter bunny comes from and why we have Easter eggs? we’re not religious, but do have some beliefs about Jesus. Anyway, can you suggest some ideas on how I can introduce this to my toddler!! Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Love your Easter display, Kat. Looks very pretty :) Thanks for adding my link! xReplyCancel

  • Charm Nehme

    What a great idea it looks wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Aliesha Carol

    This is the First year i have decorated for Easter, i have never really thought about it in the past, but i saw a wonderful idea on Darling Doodles to decorate Mason Jars, although she has filled them with all sorts, i have filled mine with the small choc eggs & tied ribbon at the top

  • So cute. Thanks so much for including one of my posts here Kat xxReplyCancel

  • We love Easter too! I’ve been making a felt playhouse for the children’s Easter present and will (hopefully) have it finished in time to hide their eggs amongst it!

    I also bought some if the gorgeous polka dot eggs from BB&T, really wanted the bike riding rabbit maybe in the sales!

    Love that bunting we might make it next week!

    Yay for Easter!ReplyCancel

  • I just love doing crafty little projects both with the kids! We decorate the entry way at our house and at my daycare we decorate EVERYTHING! I love the little banner- I might use that idea for my crafty kids- thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    are the flowers fake? would love to know where you got them from…..awesome display Kat xReplyCancel

  • Meredith

    Kat, the Easter Eggs you have in front of your vase – did you make or buy them?

    I have just bought some Styrofoam eggs from Spotlight and would like to know how I could make some similar. Any ideas?ReplyCancel

  • [...] I also created this gorgeous happy easter print, free for you to download, see post for details [...]ReplyCancel

I’m getting ready for my trip to Melbourne + FREE conference packing checklist

I will be attending the Digital Parents conference this Friday. I’m really excited to be going, looking forward to the time away, meeting all the bloggers, discovering some new blogs, learning and just relaxing a little. Please leave a comment below if you’re attending the conference, I’d love to meet you while I’m there! Below […]

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  • feline1981

    OMG thats so mean xoxo hugs to you, Im too shocked to say much right now except HOW DARE HE!!!ReplyCancel

    • feline1981

      oops meant to sign off as Amanda from Amanda’s Mummy Jeans xoxo deal with it and try to forget it, you dont need rude men xoxoReplyCancel

  • It’s been getting quite chilly here. Pack your winter PJ’s. ReplyCancel

  • That guy was a jerk. Meanwhile, I think you’re wonderful and can’t wait to meet you in person xx See you at DPCon12 :)ReplyCancel

  • Feeling a tad jealous – maybe next year. EnjoyReplyCancel

  • Life I said on Twitter, i need this! I am not feeling organised at all – last year I was, totally. This year, not so much – I just started a role and am up to my eyes in it. This list is a godsend – thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui (CRAP Mamma)

    Gosh you really are SUPER organised, I love your checklist!! Looking forward to meeting you at DP Con12. ReplyCancel

  • Deb Cooper

    Thanks for the check list. I just searched for “packing” on the website as I’m off to a conference on Wednesday and knew you’d have some kind of packing list. Imagine my delight when I found one for a conference!! Feeling really disorganised as although I’m leaving hubby home with the kids, they are meeting me in Canberra after the conference so we can have a 4 day family holiday, then I have to go to a meeting on the way home from our trip. Argh! need to make sure everyone has everything packed in the right bags by tomorrow as well as dinners cooked for while I’m away. Channeling you right now….ReplyCancel

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{Meal Plan} Beef & Tomato Mornay

I would love to hear what is on your meal plan this week, please share it in the comments section below! This weeks meal plan Monday – Fish with salad Tuesday – Beef & Tomato Mornay Wednesday – Bacon & Cheese Chicken Thursday – Leftovers Friday – Very simple Lamb & Spinach Curry Saturday – Spoilt the […]

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{GIVEAWAY} My Playhouse Adventures: A cubby house with style

I’m travelling to Melbourne this week for the Digital Parents Conference.  With a special thankyou to one of the businesses sponsoring me, My Playhouse Adventures.    Make your special child’s eyes light up when you transform your dining table, kitchen table or outdoor table into a world of imagination with a hand-made fabric playhouse from […]

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  • Really cool. My girl would love something like this, she hides and seeks behind the curtain and that’s a play she does from time to timeReplyCancel

  • Sheri

    I think the next design should be a pirate ship!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Schravemade

    Love it! Such a great idea. A jungle theme would be cool. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Coffeequeen11

    These look great! So much better than using sheets.ReplyCancel

  • Kristie

    I think the next design should be a police stationReplyCancel

  • Luisa

    These are amazing!!!! I think an underwater theme would be fun.ReplyCancel

  • These are way cool! Geez, I think I’d be under there playing also! I know my girls would love a ‘pet shop’ themed one of these, maybe with a dog kennel also! My daughter has lots of doggy stuffed toys, so they’d have a great time being groomed in there.ReplyCancel

  • This is a great idea! Saves me having to wash all my sheets and blankets and pillows and so forth every time the kids decide to build a cubby house, and then invite the dog in! Plus, far more space than using two chairs in the living room.ReplyCancel

  • Jenniclark

    A superhero theme! My 3 year old is mad on spiderman!!ReplyCancel

  • Hicran

    Space,rocketship theme, fire brigade or even a train for boys.
    Maybe a castle themefor girls, or an Indian hut theme lol that’s gotta be original:)ReplyCancel

  • Bec A

    Agree, what a brilliant idea! Maybe a garden theme next…ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Hay

    Such a great idea! I would love to see a jungle theme- my sons would love it and I’m sure it would keep them amused for hours. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Rawlings

    Wow! What a wonderful idea!!
    I’m loving the ‘Domestic Adventures House’ I only have a 13 month old girl but I can’t wait to build cubby houses with her.. Such a fantastic way to do it!!ReplyCancel

  • P schelbach

    A circus themed play tent would be cool. It could be so colourful too. My children love all animals and have a circus train with elepants, lions, monkeys etc. They would love a circus ‘big top’ tent to play in.ReplyCancel

  • Tonyandvic

    Fabulous Idea! Hours of fun – would have to have dinner in the lounge!ReplyCancel

    • Tonyandvic

      oops, maybe a cafe style one would be fun too, my girls love playing shop.ReplyCancel

  • Yining Cheah

    This is amazing! What about space, sea (submarine, pirate, boat) and zoo? Oh, and make it a reversible cubby house. 2-in1!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    A space station would be cool!!! I want one. Fantastic idea!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rani Jeffers

    I would love to see a pirate ship or circus tent for the next theme with matching ‘Jolly Roger’ flag or circus mini bunting.ReplyCancel

  • Suzea81

    A princess castle would be a great one for my daughter. These My Playhouse Adventures cubby houses are such a fantastic idea, for sparking a child’s imagination. ReplyCancel

  • Nadia Sams

    These are fantastic and look like really good quality! I think a firestation would be great, or a zoo theme.ReplyCancel

  • Lukenic

    I would love to see a castle theme.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Purnell

    these are great, a friend of ours has one. I think a shop or cafe theme would be cute.ReplyCancel

  • I would love one of these they look amazing :)ReplyCancel

  • My daughter would love a garden nursery – she loves to water the gardenReplyCancel

  • These are brilliant! What about a beach theme? Or a grocery store? I’m living the kombi van, what about a mini cooper? Bubble theme? Hospital? Farm? Alice in wonderland? The faraway tree? A library/ bookstore? Dinosaurs? Forest with fairies and toadstools etc? Ok I think I’m out of ideas now…ReplyCancel

  • Nicole spencer

    They’re gorgeous! Maybe a shop, hospital, castle or boat. Nothing like a good cubby to unlock the imaginationReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Hutchinson

    Love…love…love!!! What a wonderful idea :-)ReplyCancel

  • Zoe Lafferty

    Awesome idea! My kids would love a vet surgery or hospital theme.ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    We used to use all the sheets when we were kids and mum would go nuts! This would have saved her sanity 25 years ago with me and my 3 sisters! Renee @belleamiemotherofthreeReplyCancel

  • Meredith S

    My daughters love to play shops so a shop one would be great. Maybe with a few pockets added to it so they could put some of the shopping items in them to sell.
    Just a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Kylieross

    An animal adventure would be great

  • Tara

    How gorgeous are these. A fire station would win over this household!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    A hospital theme – my son loves dressing up and playing the doctorReplyCancel

  • lauri

    what a great idea!! i think the next one should be a fire station boys love playing firemenReplyCancel

  • A Garden/Farm Theme, mr 4 loves to garden and pretend he has a farm.ReplyCancel

  • My sons would love a train station to build all their train tracks under and around! What a wonderful idea :)ReplyCancel

  • Heidimccoll76

    I love this idea.

  • I think maybe an enchanted forest with fairies hiding!ReplyCancel

  • Janine

    The next cubby house should be a school do little kids can get ready to go to kindy/prep/schoolReplyCancel

  • Amy

    I’d really love to see a jungle theme, rich green leaves and elephants and tigers peeking from the shadows!!!ReplyCancel

  • Simone Johnston

    A Fire station would make my twins very happy. They both want to be Firemen when they grow up :)ReplyCancel

  • Heidi

    A zoo/safari/jungle theme would be great, with lots of different animals.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Murdoch

    Wow the ladies before me have come up with some awesome ideas. A circus theme would be great and so colourful. Anything that will get my kids playing together would be great.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    A farm design would be nice. Big barn door/s, and animals in the “windows”ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Collofello

    These are awesome. I Love the girl version. My boy loces playing pretend shop, a shop front pattern would be popular with kids.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna

    What a brilliant idea….so easy to take to Nanas too….Love it!!!! My daughter wold love the house to play in with her babies!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kell

    I’d like to see a castle. This would be fun for either boys or girls! ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Collofello

    These are awesome. I Love the girl version. My boy loves playing pretend shop, a shop front pattern would be popular with kids.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna

    So maybe the new opne should be a nursery for babies or a hospital where they are born and friends can visit.ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    These are awesome, my boys would love it. they hide under there bed and play :) ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wendels

    My boys would love this! I don’t think it would ever come off the table.ReplyCancel

  • Karyn

    I would like to see a vets or hospitalReplyCancel

  • Carly

    I think a Space ship would be brilliant – stars and planet on the outside with a picture of a rocket and then inside lots of buttons for the rocket controlsReplyCancel

  • Emzee

    I LOVE THESE!!! my 2 and 3yr old would love one (as would the 5 and 10yr old) I love all the animal themed ideas, also LOVE the reversable idea, 2in1 what a deal!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jungle. So pleased someone is making these they look like so much fun and I can’t sew to make one.ReplyCancel

  • Darcyz

    My boys would love a safari theme! ReplyCancel

  • Nelevi

    With the amount of rain we’ve had here in the last months, one of these cubbies would be a great indoor-life-saver!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    I love these! So much easier than sheets and blankets that constantly fall off the table! All designs are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Peta

    What a great idea. With four children this would be wonderful to pull out on rainy days to keep them occupied ReplyCancel

  • Shiraleeharvey

    Under the Sea, Hospital, Police Station, Space, Kitchen, Fairy Enchanted CaveReplyCancel

  • Great space saving idea, but love the comi vans more!ReplyCancel

  • Maybe a barnyard? Or a pet shop?ReplyCancel

  • Lyn

    I am so often amazed at the ingenuity of some people. This is such a clever, yet simple, idea that will keep kids occupied for many a long period. A real plus of this is the kids can be playing while I am working in the kitchen and yet I can still be involved. Fantastic! Totally agree also with the thought of others about the rainy day activity – a real sanity keeper :-)ReplyCancel

    • Lyn

      I forgot to add what themes would be good – fairies, space,hospital, fairy taled theme eg Grandma’s house from Red Riding Hood or the house of bricks from Three Little Pigs, In the Shed (as in Dad’s shed), car, truck, garden – it’s endless!ReplyCancel

  • Carlie_love

    Jungle adventure wouldbe a hit with my boys, and is not gender specific!ReplyCancel

  • A dragons den or a knights castle adventure :) ReplyCancel

  • Julie-Anne

    You so have to design anything to do with trains, Thomas the tank, Chuggington, Tidmouth sheds, Diesel 10, my 3yr old would love it. Even Buzz and Woody, Toystory characters for my 2yr old nephew.ReplyCancel

  • Annsculley

    Fairy theme would be fantastic ,what a great idea i wish these were around when i was a child :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Micheli

    My kids would love anything space, fairies, hospital, knights and a jungle theme. Great idea, sure to keep the kids entertained for hoursReplyCancel

  • Vela

    Never seen these before but I’m sure my girls would love one.ReplyCancel

  • Scritch

    A Fairy house would please my daughter !ReplyCancel

  • Bellablue

    This is an awesome idea. we used to do this using sheets when we were kids. I would love to see a jungle house or maybe something fairy or doll themed for girls.ReplyCancel

  • Liz Borham

    Definitely a castle design; we absolutely adore kings, queens, princesses, princes, and the blackbird who comes down and pecks off noses!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    How about a supermarket theme, it’s a great way to initiate and encourage conversation between children, you can recycle empty and clean food packaging from your own shopping to use in the supermarket and it introduces the concept of counting and money.ReplyCancel

  • Selena Lightbody

    My Sons would love a castle themed playhouse but my daughter (1 and only) would love a no boys allowed playhouse that looks like a tree house. ReplyCancel

  • Ange abrams

    Awesome idea, maybe a doctor/hospital theme, the kids would love it!ReplyCancel

  • An under the sea castle – My daughter loves Octonaughts etc, would look awesome with corals & fish. Also would suit both girls and boys.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    A hospital would be great! My kids are always playing Drs and it could double as an animal hospital. I love these, such a near idea and so well executed!ReplyCancel

  • Sophd

    Vehicles, castles or jungles would be a hit with my kidlets.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah F

    I just know a fairy/princess theme or a pirate theme would sell wellReplyCancel

  • nicci

    I think a shop or a school would be awesomeReplyCancel

  • Jessica mudri

    I would love to see a garden, a kitchen, a shop, a tool shed, an aeroplane, a cave, a relaxation one too! I think no matter what the design, kids will make it their own anyway. Would also be nice to see some more generic options too, colour themed to match the home decor.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Botma

    I think a circus theme would be great as all little kids love the excitement of the circus, the animals and all the fun associated with it :-) MichelleReplyCancel

  • Breeanna_198

    My children would love a prehistoric jungle theme so they can play dinosaurs. Both boys and girls love dinosaurs.ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    We would love the next design to be a fire station!! ReplyCancel

  • A sea castle as my daughter loves being a mermaidReplyCancel

  • Tanya Philpott

    An igloo then they could play ice age or be polar bears or penguins ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    They should make a school house one. All kids love playing schools!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Campbell

    Zoo or Jungle theme.ReplyCancel

  • suzieblonde

    A toolshed or dinosaurs would be great ?ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    A castle themed for boys & girls; one side fairytale princess, the other side knights in armour.ReplyCancel

  • sam

    loving them allReplyCancel

  • Josette Knox

    I have three boys who love action play and they would get so much fun out of an outer space, rocket adventure play house!ReplyCancel

  • The fire station would be brilliant – sure beats putting a sheet over the table!ReplyCancel

  • Bronte

    Fire engine, castle, pirate ship…such a great idea. Perfect for a rainy day but also with the hot summers we have here in Perth!ReplyCancel

  • I think a jungle house would be excellent. Vines, jungle animals and insects and lots of green and other bright colours. ReplyCancel

  • wow wow wow how cool are these? Not seen anything like them before, such a great idea!

  • Mel

    A gingerbread hose covered in delicious sweetsReplyCancel

  • MC

    A rocket or spaceship!ReplyCancel

  • Meahd Bradshaw

    How awesome!! You have to love anything that gets kids into imaginative play.ReplyCancel

  • Kimmycat

    a princess castle ReplyCancel

  • A fairy princess castle or a shopping centre :)ReplyCancel

  • Marie O

    These are awesome! A firetruck one would be great:)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Prob a bit strange.. but our 5yr old is in love with our Wheelie Bin Truck… so a “dump” or a Garbage Truck Stop – unload, clean trucks, coffee break room. ps. LOVE your cubbies. Brilliant Idea for the storage-challenged house like ours!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    My kids would def love that!!!! They even make playhouses with the clothes line!!ReplyCancel

  • Kiara

    My kids love playing schools and with boys and girls, I think one that they could both use would be brilliant!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    Opps entered using hubby’s Facebook acct, oh well more Likers for you and My PLayhouse :)

  • Debbie Mowatt-Gee

    I think the next design should be a classroom! My twins are forever playing schools…these are just fantastic! Definitely saves a lot of rebuilding when the blankets fall down etc! :)ReplyCancel

  • A jungle theme would be fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Seeing one that looks like a cave would be great.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole k

    A princess castle..what little girl wouldn’t love this!ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    Awesome idea, can’t wait to start building cubbies with my little boy!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole k

    A princess castle..what little girl wouldn’t love this!ReplyCancel

  • E-store

    Great New Idea. Kids will love this. So easy. Will stop the kids nicking my sheets to make a cubby in there rooms.ReplyCancel

  • E-store

    Great New Idea. Kids will love this. So easy. Will stop the kids nicking my sheets to make a cubby in there rooms.ReplyCancel

  • E-store

    Great New Idea. Kids will love this. So easy. Will stop the kids nicking my sheets to make a cubby in there rooms.ReplyCancel

  • Jac

    Fabulous idea! I think a shop-front cubby would be great as a new design… my kids love “selling” stuff to one another!ReplyCancel

  • Alli

    What a gorgeous idea! SO much more stylish than the 70’s style floral sheet that Mum used for us!!ReplyCancel

    • Alli

      I forgot to mention that I think a great addition to the range would be a farmhouse or a set of stables for my horse mad niece and nephew!!ReplyCancel

  • Nina

    Such an awesome product! I think a shop/fruit market would be a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Such an amazing idea! For Mum’s with less money (& looking for a creative outlet) I’d suggest selling sized patterns for each design as well!ReplyCancel

  • I think a rabbit warren or a ‘Far Away Tree’ would be super awesome playhouses!ReplyCancel

  • Davidmcgavin

    wow what a wonderful idea

  • A castle would be great for my princess and my knight-in-training!ReplyCancel

  • I think an underwater castle for my two beautiful girls who are always being mermaidsReplyCancel

  • belinda

    Anything that is quite gender neutral that suits families with boys and girls!ReplyCancel

  • Littlenen

    A fabric that is machine washable and never needs ironing, everything should be made of that!

  • I have two boys so a fire station or police station would be popular here :)ReplyCancel

  • rt

    Definitely agree with the castle idea. My daughter loves being a princess and my boy loves pretending to be “Mike the Knight”.ReplyCancel

  • Leimay Cherry

    I think a pirate ship/mermaid castle (perhaps one side each?) would be great my young ones love to play Pirates and under the sea. ReplyCancel

  • A forrest – then add in fairies & mushrooms for a girl & camping style that can be for both. bringing the outdoors “in”ReplyCancel

  • MDDW

    Castle for a princess or knight. (unisex)ReplyCancel

  • Karen Edwards

    Id love to see a school design my two little kiddies are always playing schools my daughter is always the teacher bossing her little brother around.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    A great one for boys is a ‘Fire Station’ or ‘Police Station’. Or a ‘Knights Castle’. ReplyCancel

  • Jbarram

    A pirate fort would be great for the boys.ReplyCancel

  • Annaleis Topham

    We would love a shop of any kind – a bakery or cafeReplyCancel

  • I would love a gingerbread house design :)ReplyCancel

  • Cate Brennan

    Love these! Would love to see a barn

  • Toni hill

    A princess castle :) or shopReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    What a great idea!ReplyCancel

    • Cindy

      I should add the next design should be a forest or a cave.ReplyCancel

  • Noeleen McRae

    A Railway Station would be great fro all the little Thomas fansReplyCancel

  • Noeleen McRae

    A Railway Station would be great for all the little Thomas fans

  • Jodie taylor

    I would love to see a yellow submarine design nextReplyCancel

  • Juliekrause2021

    Butterfly’s or Fairies for the girl’s Harry Potter for the boys that would be sooo cool.ReplyCancel

  • Evelina

    My boys would love a shop :)ReplyCancel

  • Lorinda

    These are fantastic! I’d love a theme park one!ReplyCancel

  • Kari Hoffmann

    Wow – these look great! I think it would be great to have a shop design too, but really any of the ideas stated below are great. ReplyCancel

  • Lucyanne Hirst

    love this idea… i can see fire stations, shops, pricess castles, train stations…ReplyCancel

  • These are great my boys would love them, and they would go mad for a carwashReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    LOVE! pick me!ReplyCancel

  • Annmaree

    My girls would love a circus, or a zoo for their constantly multiplying soft toys, and a pirate shipReplyCancel

  • Daltonsue

    I would love a magical fairy garden as I love to tell my children about the Magic Faraway Tree Stories I used to read and we make believe we land in a different adventure every night at bed time. This way they could play act during the day too.ReplyCancel

  • Carlich

    A pirate ship that can be strung up over two facing chairsReplyCancel

  • Pamela Bramley

    A zoo theme would be entertaining. My kids are forever wanting to be lions or elephants, even crocodiles! My other thought would be a boat theme. They love escaping the sharks and finding new islands etc.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sebastian

    What a wonderful idea! I can just see my 5 kids all be trying to squeeze under the table at the same time. They’d be thrilled!ReplyCancel

  • Siobhan

    A far cry from when I used to play under our kitchen table with a blanket over the top. I like all the ideas given. Happy trying to decide on which one to go for.

  • Kirrily

    Here are my top three: 1) A more masculine or gender neutral little house. 2) An engine shed. 3) A shop. ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Farrugia

    Oh my kids would love to pretend they are in a tree house :-)ReplyCancel

  • Juleslesueur

    An exotic tent, inspired by the from the nights of ArabiaReplyCancel

  • Anisa

    I love this Idea. My girls would love to have one of these.ReplyCancel

  • Staceywhitton

    I would like to see a farm house and/or outdoor design where we could incorporate the kiddies stuffed animals! :DReplyCancel

  • Stephie Talbot

    A cute little shop on one side and post office on the other, with windows cut out for the counters, and some things to purchase at the shop side fastened with velcro around the outside, such as a bunch of flowers, some fruit on trees and bushes, or some ice-creams on a stand; and of course a post box for posting letters on the post office side.ReplyCancel

  • a castle design would be perfect!:)ReplyCancel

  • Karina wong

    How about a japanese palace!ReplyCancel

  • Oh what a fantastic idea – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Cocks

    I think a fire station for boys and a princess castle for girls. I like the circus idea too for something more unisex. They are just awesome. I would want to collect them all!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    something “farmy”, my farm kids would love it! or maybe a school room one for those littlies who love to play school with their teddies and dollies. or an enchanted forest with fairie?ReplyCancel

  • Catty

    I think a castle would be really cute and with two girls in the house, dressing up like princesses and playing in a castle would make their day!! ReplyCancel

  • I love these playhouses! We have a townhouse with very limited space, and
    3 kids!! this is an awesome idea, think i will need to buy one for the baby’s birthday if i don’t win!ReplyCancel

  • Danya

    This would be a seriously wonderful upgrade to the current yellow wool blanket we got for a wedding present a long time ago and I drape over the dining table!! We live in a very hot climate, so that lovely cave heats up very quickly under all that wool!! One of these would be so gorgeous. I think both my 8yo and 18mo would adore playing inside, any of these designs!! Thank you xReplyCancel

  • Becky

    Construction site!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kym D

    A castle theme, both a girls and boys variety.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki

    These are fantastic! Perhaps a shop theme (bakery, veggie shop, cafe) so suitable for boys and girls to play and imagine together!ReplyCancel

  • Russell_melissa

    Love it! Im sure my son would have loads of fun with this!

  • My daughter just looked at the pictures and went “WOW!!” ReplyCancel

  • Emma Sparnon

    Ooh I love.ReplyCancel

  • craignmelsayers

    So much fun.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Wow! I have never seen or heard of these and they look FANTASTIC!! The boys always want to make cubby houses but in a ‘fitted sheet and doona’ house, it doesn’t work that well! I love this design! My boys love their animals so a farmhouse or zoo design would be perfect for them to stash their stuffed toy collection in! ReplyCancel

  • Neen @ Neenish Arts

    I don’t have any new suggestions although I hope my answer helps with the stats for which ones to make :)
    First thing I thought of was castle, second thing was forrest (magic), third thing was zoo. ReplyCancel

  • Bronglenn

    A camping or forest scene.ReplyCancel

  • Gayleandgraham

    I’d love to see a Train Shed.ReplyCancel

  • Magic forest :)ReplyCancel

  • Stefswow

    A fairy castle!ReplyCancel

  • Nerys15

    Jungle safari :)
    Oooohhh, i love these – such a great idea
    Maybe my kids would leave the blankets and cushions alone if they had one of these :)ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE this idea! My kids love pulling out all the sheets from my cupboard to do this under my table, so this would be the PERFECT solution!

    I would love to see a little puppet theatre design!

    That would provide hours of fun and creativity (and they could fit all of their favourite toys as well as puppets in there with them!ReplyCancel

  • Cindyearl

    I also think a Jungle theme adventure house would be very popular. I know my boys would love it!ReplyCancel

  • An under the sea themed one would be really cool ReplyCancel

  • Theresa

    A red animal barn would be fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • evelyn

    An indian style teepee kind :)ReplyCancel

  • Honeybeebooks

    They are fabulous! Maybe a fairy theme and I also like the idea of a unisex castleReplyCancel

  • Jasmine

    That’s coolReplyCancel

  • Competitionkathy

    playground theme, jungle theme, art themeReplyCancel

  • Kristine Harris

    I love this! Cool garage theme.ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to see an underwater world!ReplyCancel

  • KylieV

    I think this is an awesome product! No sticks that bend and break, no wires, no velcro holding it together… very ingenious! ReplyCancel

  • Theimperfecthousewife

    A bat cave!ReplyCancel

  • The car garage would be perfect for my lil man :-)ReplyCancel

  • that would be great for my parents houseReplyCancel

  • Noonie

    I think a Barnyard would be fantastic! So easy to incorporate lots of toys into and sing Ol’ MacDonald!ReplyCancel

  • Mick

    Would love to see a fire station or police station designReplyCancel

  • One of these would be awesome on the table out on our patio, perfect for those rainy days when the kids can’t play in the yard..would love to see a hospital design, my daughter is constantly playing doctor with her toys.ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    a circus themeReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    A castle – good for boys or girlsReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    A Jungle Theme, make it like an Adventurers TentReplyCancel

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  • Kristie Crawford-Ferguson

    Love this idea. My girls would really love a castle or pirate ship design.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Osman

    Would love one to play with my grand daughterReplyCancel

  • Melissa mills

    My boys would love the mechanical adventures for the rectangle table… this is a amazing design that would entertain my children for ages :) love itReplyCancel

Love it, Like it, Link it – #12

Welcome to the another ‘Love it, Like it, Link it’ Blog Link Party!! If you have a blog please join in the fun linking up below your favourite blog post of the week (only one please) and there maybe a chance you are featured next week. HERE ARE 5 THAT I LOVED & LIKED Little […]

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  • Amy Rea

    Thanks for featuring my Rice Packs, Katrina.


  • Desire Empire

    Hi Kat
    I appreciate you great party each week.

    Have tried to link a several times this morning and I can’t. Just thought you would like to know that.

    • Thankyou Carolyn, I think the linkysystem must be down, I can’t get the link to work either. Will let you know when it’s working again.

    • Morning Carolyn, the link is working again :) ReplyCancel

  • Tash Sinclair

    Thanks for featuring my wedding dress turned into new dress, Katrina! Have a great weekend. TashReplyCancel

  • Hey Kat I think the linky tool is down? Or broken?ReplyCancel

  • Thanks so much for featuring my Eiffel Tower Smartphone Cover! Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for featuring my blog!! i feel so motivated now! – Beetles Bubs and LifeReplyCancel

  • Some great blogs featured this week :-D
    I have also had issues linking up this morning. I keep getting “failed to open page”.ReplyCancel

    • Hi Tanya there was an error with the whole linky system, but it is up and running again :) ReplyCancel

  • Love the expedit shelves. :) They really are the best for toy storage.ReplyCancel

  • sarahbraaksma

    love the kitchen! very clever… also.. I caaaannnnttt link up!!!! waaaaaaahhReplyCancel

    • LOL Sarah, there was an error with the whole linky system, but it is up and running again :) ReplyCancel

  • bjchabs

    Thanks Katrina for featuring my post “toy organisation in the playroom”….I have put your button on my blog and in the featured post. Thanks again

  • Suzy Langford

    Hi Katrina – my apologies for linking two posts – the linky thing didn’t seem to be working, and now, here I am feeling very embarrassed with two posts…. so sorry! I hope you like them though! SoozReplyCancel

Tidying the disorganised mess under the bed

I must admit when I was a child I thought under my bed was the best place for everything, my mum wasn’t so pleased.  I have noticed that my kids are starting to do the same thing, I find clothes, slippers and all different bits and pieces under there.   Clothes are a no no, […]

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  • I like the idea of lots of things under the bed. No room for monsters if there is stuff under the bedReplyCancel

  • I have boxes on wheels under there – I have no linen cupboard so that’s where mine goes.ReplyCancel

  • I don’t have anything under our beds…maybe some dust bunnies but they get vacuumed weekly…ReplyCancel

  • i just use those zip bags , keeps everything tidy & easy removed for weekly vacReplyCancel

  • Love the tubs! Will have to check out Howard’s.ReplyCancel

  • i use those bed raisers or extended caster legs to raise the bed as its easier on my back and i have more storage room. I just have my daughters cot and change table dismantled under there. No plans for more kids but just cant let go.ReplyCancel

  • It’s the only tidy spots in our house lol, I believe if you clutter under your bed then you can’t sleep with all that junk, it like sleeping on really uncomfortable lumpy bed, plus something to do with energy flow ReplyCancel

  • We have a captains bed for one with a trundle and and a few drawers which hold his clothes and bed linen. And we just brought a midi sleeper for out oldest which has a desk drawers and shelves under it. But putting it together I realised they is going to be quite a bit of space well hidden behind the drawers and shelves that will be perfect for the boxes of in between size clothes and baby items I just can’t bear to part with :)ReplyCancel

  • Great idea! When I was a kid, we had some storage tubs with lids for things like books or sentimental stuff that we wanted to keep but didn’t want out. I like how colourul and easy to use these are! ReplyCancel

  • Underbed storage is a must in my kids’ rooms!
    We have timber floors, so I find the roller box style tubs invaluable. My 6yo son has one entire box filled just with Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars – so handy to have them ready to play on his roadmap rug.
    And I just recently picked up a couple for my 8yo daughter’s Monster High doll collection, as it had outgrown her original storage tub, and was FOREVER on the floor. Giving her an easy and convenient way to clean up has saved us both a lot of grief!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    Strange questions for you, your top photo with the timber bed and bedside table in the cream/timber, have you seen any desks in this style with the cream/timber, I have been searching everywhere and haven’t been able to find anything..ReplyCancel

    • I purchased these from Forty Winks about 6 years ago. Not sure if they still have the style in, worth having a look online to see.ReplyCancel

  • Tash

    I love tubtrug tubs..I use the bigger ones for washing baskets, and have a different coloured one for each bedroom for clothes too..the kids have a few for toys, my puppy sleeps in a shallow one cause she was forever trashing anything else we gave her, my sheepdog has one for her water bowl in the pound, we use them when we go camping to stand in when we have a shower, for doing the dishes in, for dirty clothes in the caravan…totally handy pieces of plastic and theyre tough as boot nails, plus they come in a wholerainbow of colours. Whats not to love!ReplyCancel