Storage Solutions With Room To Grow*

Storage Solutions with Room To Grow

The older Darcy gets, the more stuff she seems to accumulate. From toys, to art supplies to mountains of books and piles of clothes.It all piles up.

I’m lucky that Darcy hates mess, she is good at putting things away without my nagging.   

Thinking about what Darcy's future bedroom should look like is overwhelming, so many ideas and i've whiled away many hours on pinterest looking at creative, gorgeous bedroom designs.

One great site for bedroom furniture and accessories is Room to Grow. I am yet to find a item on there that i don't like and here is a selection of my favourites.....

Wall Storage: Darcy has a ever-growing library and currently doesn't have a dedicated area hardly to store her books. Wall storage like this Nest 6 Cube Maxi Storage is ideal. Not only will she have somewhere to store her books but a place to display some of her favourite toys.

Fabric Storage like this Pink Gingham Toy Basket is perfect for a children's bedroom. Somewhere quick and accessible to store toys. The strong handles mean it is easily portable. I personally would also use it as a laundry bin. This fabric toy baskets comes in a range of styles and colours to suit every bedroom.

Under Bed Drawers like this Barcelona Underbed Drawers are a great way to store bed linen, shoes and out of season clothes. The space under beds can be neglected but there are so many ideas to pu them to good use. 

Toy Boxes are a must have for a bedroom, they need to be functional but also fit the decor of the room. Room To Grow have a large selection from the tradition blanket style to this quirky Princess & Frog Toy Box.

Cabinets you know that saying, out of sight, out of mind. Well cabinets are ideal for this. I don’t know about you but I hate seeing cutter and things unorganised. I love the design of this Allsorts Cupboard.

One thing I love about Room To Grow is their classic designs which is ideal for a children bed, they won’t date quickly. Their furniture is made from quality materials, they are similarly priced to Ikea but you are guaranteed they will stand the test of time.

Room To Grow have a wide range of children and accessories furniture. They currently have a summer sale with up to 30% off selected products, which is the perfect time to upgrade your children's bedroom furniture.

Darcy's Two and a half year update!

It has been ages since I've shared an Darcy update with you all. My baby is all grown up, even to the point where when you tell her she's a baby and she replies 'No, i'm a toddler'. Everyday it's a joy discovering more of her personality. 

She is such a girlie girl, she loves getting dressed up, going shopping and having her nails painted. Darcy goes to nursery 3 and a half days a week, which she loves. I have seen such an improvement in her social skills, speech and confidence. She even has a boyfriend whom she talks about all the time, especially when he makes her upset by not listening to her.

She has caught the Frozen bug. We have to watch it at least once a week, she knows all the songs and sings along with them at the top of her voice.

Darcy makes me laugh, she makes me mad, she makes me cringe, she makes me worry but I wouldn't change her for the world.

Diet: Darcy is still a really good eater. She has either cereal and fruit or toast for breakfast. She is a huge fan of overnight oats. She loves her fruit and has been known to eat a whole punnet of blueberries when nobody's watching. Darcy has developed a taste for cheese and crackers.Her favourite dinners are pasta dishes (she's a carb lover like her mummy) and whoofs down rice. She only drinks milk first thing in the morning and at bedtime. The rest of the time it's either water or heavily diluted squash.

Sleep: Darcy still has a nap once a day, most days. I am still struggling to get her into a bedtime routine. She has a knack of coming down the stairs after being put to bed and finding things to do, for example her kitchen needs cleaning up or she needs more milk. She tends to sleep through the night unless she needs to use the potty.
Visits to the cinema
Jumping in puddles
Bath bombs
Crafting, especially stickers and painting
The colour pink
Being read to
Playing Doctors and Nurses


Milestones: Darcy is now potty trained so she doesn't wear nappies anymore. But she does wear pull ups for nap and bedtime. She can count up to 23 (yes I know it's a random number). She has a whole catalogue of nursery rhymes. She knows how to operate the iPad and can put on Netflix, Youtube or Cbeebies. She also knows how to unlock mummy's phone and make phone calls. We are officially experiencing the joys of 'the terrible twos'. Darcy is pretty laidback but when she's having a "moment" she hates being told no, becomes rather bossy and demanding. She knows right from wrong but and will only apologise if she means it. Ending on a positive note, she gives the best cuddles in the world. When I was sick recently she looked after me so well, making sure I was ok and stroking my head when I was asleep.

There aint no party like an #VIKINGARTYPARTY

All the lovely pictures in this post were taken by Search Laboratory
A few weekends ago I travelled across London for a crafty afternoon organised by Viking at Lumiere London

On arrival I was greeted by the welcoming Jennie. It was lovely to finally meet her after numerous emails and twitter conversations. I climbed the stairs to be met with the stunning decor, definitely interior goals for sure.

We were split into three groups and had an hour for each session, with a short break in-between for a cuppa and delicious pastries.

My first session was Modern Calligraphy with Suzie Dicker from A L'aise. She was so patient with me, despite me spilling ink all over the place and me 'creating' my own calligraphy style. It was actually really nice to sit down with a dip pen and ink and concentrate on my writing.

Then it was onto Mindful Orgami with Samuel Tasang. He had such a calm manner about him and was full of wise words, encouragement and knowledge. As you will know from my pervious post, i suffer from anxiety, so I really loved the idea of using origmai as a tool to think positively and to mediate.

During our session we made an envelope and I even made a bird with my clumsy chubby fingers. Not only does Samuel hold workshops, he also has a book out.

Last but not least was block printing with Jane Gois from Tea & Crafting . We were given some items to make a printing block and a white magazine file to go wild with. I opted for some simple lines as i'm not the most creative person and some summery yellow paint. It started off a little messy but once I got the hand of it, it turned out pretty good if I say so myself.

I was majorly impressive with how creative everyone was. The final products could have easily been sold at Oliver Bonas or Kikki.K

I really enjoyed my afternoon at #Vikingartyparty.. I've learnt some new skills and have been inspIred to try some and attempt some more arts and crafts with the items from my goody bag.