Our foam daybed mattress finally succumbed to the rigours of childrens' jumping feet and the dog's daytime naps and ended up in chunky pieces. I toyed with the idea of making my own but that seemed too hard (difficult hard). I wondered whether we could do without the mattress, just cushions but that also seemed hard (sore-backside hard). So last week when I came across these durable beauties (the mattresses not the babies), I grabbed the four I thought just might cover the large seat. Like jigsaw pieces they fit perfectly (just like our darling babies). Being in four pieces, they are much easier to store than one large single. The padding is dense so they don't slip about and as seen above, render the daybed delightfully useful once again. And the source? Aldi - $20 each!
On the hunt for a couple of colourful paintings for the big kids' bedroom, I happened upon these treasures. They are featured in the twin nursery designed by mum of twins Ali on the Chic and Cheap Nursery blog (a fabulous resource for those looking for practical and stylish baby-related decorating tips). The paintings are by Copenhagen based artist Gitte Brandt. Ali and Gitte co-desinged the paintings and the result is personal; with quotes by Dr.Sueuss chosen by Ali. I do love a productive collaboration! See more of Gitte's charming pieces here.
Today's sale on Temple & Webster includes these versatile indoor/outdoor rugs. I'm drawn to them right now as, with the gorgeous Spring weather drawing us outside, I am always grabbing something to pop the babies on (they are too tiny to lie on the grass just yet). One of these under the pergola would be fabulous. Check out Temple & Webster for their sale prices and free shipping offer!