Years ago I used to think that pompoms were childish. It was probably before I had children and I was a very serious professional woman… yeah, right! as if I could be that person. But I guess there was a time in my life where pompoms did not have a place, not in my house, nor in my head. And then I had children…
I have always liked pretty things, but I don’t think I was into cute things necessarily. I only got into cute things when I had children. Babies will do that to you. Babies themselves are cute, their clothes are cute, their toys are cute, the decorations for their rooms are cute… they are basically cute central. And with cuteness came pompoms. Kids love pompoms and I love kids – it is a natural progression, right?
Pompoms transform something plain and even serious into something whimsical and I have come to realize that I want my house to be pretty and whimsical. Not perfect, I am not that person. We definitely go for the lived in look, but I want to make it comfortable, inviting and playful – somewhere to relax.
I have already shared with you how pompoms can bring life and interest into a plain lampshade and blanket. and I have also used pompoms to make bookmarks and recently I have been adding pompoms to cushions in our bedrooms. A simple thing that lifts a plain cushion to another level.
These already lovely cushions from Ikea look like they were always meant to have pompoms all around them, don’t you think?
I have also added handmade pompoms to the cushions in their room. Not only they provide texture and contrast, but it is also a great way to make any color scheme more cohesive and brings it together.
I am seriously thinking of making a pompom garland for my shed. I think it HAS to happen. It NEEDS it!
Happy February lovely people! Wow! January went fast, didn’t it?
January can be a tough month to get through. We tend to have little cash in our pockets, we are exhausted from the Christmas parties and get togethers, the weather is getting colder… Even the children feel it! Chaotic Monkey told me yesterday that he was very tired because we had too many parties in Spain over Christmas. Life is tough when you are 6, for sure!
I have to say that this month was ok for me. It took me a good while to get back into the swing of things. Back into the routine, the organised meals, the timetables… everything. It was the same after the summer holidays. I think I am just so good at being on holidays that my whole self fights going back to reality. So, if you ever hear of a job that requires being on holidays and relaxed, please make sure to let me know… please….
Last month on the blog, I shared my new approach to the tidying conflict in my house. I have to say it is working a treat. The idea of the toys being confiscated or in “time out”, as they call it, for few days is a great incentive to get things going before going to bed without an argument. If I had only known this before… Have you tried it yet?
I also talked about being a blanket person and how to cheer up a plain blanket with simple pompoms. By the way, I can’t stop making pompoms. I find it so soothing and therapeutic. Also, I am trying to stop biting my nails so it helps having my hands busy on the couch 😉
I am delighted with my personalized sign crowning my stair gallery. I love that it means something to us and that it is now part of our home. There will be fights as to who gets it on the will, I just know it… 😉
My January plant smells so delicious that I would love to have one in every room. As that is not going to happen, it will have to move with me from room to room until at least Spring has arrived.
And this month as we get closer to my kitchen renovation date (insert happy dance here!) I needed inspiration in the kitchen lighting department, and also some inspiration was needed to decorate the boy’s roomsaccording to their age and needs. I will be copying some of the ideas for sure.
So goodbye January. It was lovely to have you but glad that you are gone. We are now a month closer to Spring. A month closer to Summer.
I have a gut feeling that February will be kind to us. What do you think?
It looks like I was a good girl last year because Santa brought me good few presents and it looks like Santa knows me quite well because one of the presents I got a blanket and I LOVE blankets.
As everyone knows, the world is divided between blanket people and not blanket people. Since I was a child, I have always been a blanket person, I was always the one sitting on the couch with a blanket, summer or winter, I always had my blanket with me on the couch.
I don’t know if it is the heat they provide or just the comfort, but I love being wrapped up in a blanket while watching a film sitting on the couch. And if you get me a chilli hot chocolate, I’ll be your best friend forever!
The blanket I got this Christmas is super comfortable, a Footsie Blanket, it has little “pockets” to slide your feet in so they are nice and cosy and never become uncovered. I love it so much!
As the blanket itself was a bit plain, I decided to pimp it with pompoms. It has been stated once or twice how much I love pompoms (here and here), and in fairness, a super soft blanket and super soft pompoms are a match made in heaven!
As Big Monkey would say: I don’t like it, I LOVE it!!!
It is now a functional, cosy and pretty blanket that I know I will have to fight Mr B for. And the Monkeys. And all it took was some pompoms.
I told you pompoms make everything better.