Jasper’s 2nd birthday…

Our sweet, cheeky baby boy is now 2! People always say they cannot believe how quickly time goes, so it’s cliche but these past two years have gone by so fast.

My favourite present was this bike, it was painted for Jasper by my grandad, it’s something he did for me as a child and I adored it, unfortunately we don’t have it anymore, so we’ll treasure this one.

This rocking horse was a bargain found on Facebook marketplace, sanded down, repainted and varnished, it’s another favourite of Jasper’s, and mine.

Morning chaos, balloons everywhere and present opening. Jasper was absolutely spoilt rotten and given some gorgeous presents that will last him.

The party set up…

We went with a jungle theme as Jasper loves animals, lots of green balloons and leaves with toy animals to decorate.

A simple vanilla sponge with raspberry and lime curd filling and vanilla buttecream cake with palm leaves and a tiger toy decoration. It was a busy few days leading up to Jasper’s birthday so keeping everything as easy as possible was needed. The curd was made earlier in the week, meaning a simple sponge and throwing it altogether was all that I had to do.

I love this picture, my face is ridiculous but my lovely grandad in the back round!

A family portrait…

Happy birthday baby boy!

Garden Furniture Upcycle…

Our garden furniture was cheap, was a bit boring and the table top had gone moudly, I wanted to take this as a chance to make something unique for us.

We found a cross section of gorgeous wood we thought would be perfect, it was sanded down and then varnished with yacht varnish to make it long lasting.

We spray painted the chairs first with metal primer and then with a gorgeous pink. We also made some floral cushions from fabric found at a charity shop.

The original table top was unscrewed and the gorgeous wooden slab was popped on instead.

The pinknisnt to everyone’s taste but it’s unique and a bit of us.

Dolls House Part 2…

We’ve got a little bit further with the dolls house, with a little help from birthday presents, one bedroom is almost complete, and other rooms are getting there.

Amber wanted a dressing table with makeup and brushes, I found this Sylvanian families desk with cute perfumes. Amber also wanted a clothes rail with hangers, this pretty gold rail was also Sylvanian families, I think it was meant for a shop but it fits the bill perfectly, and the LOL clothes fit on too.

This room is the girliest room there could possibly be, rose gold glitter, marble, pink and lace. Even the LOL pet is happy chilling out on the bed in this room, who do you reckon is having more fun with this dolls house, me or Amber?!

The living room is my current favourite room, I love the cage chair and the lace rug, this cactus I found in Flying Tiger gives it a homely feel. Now we just need to find a few last bits to finish the room properly.

How cute is this pram?! Perfect size for Amber’s LOL little sisters.

This kitchen is a whole lot busier than it was the last time I pictured it, perhaps a little too busy, but the LOL dolls have just been on a good shop… I think they are also about to have a party with the amount of cake there! The shopkins fridge is too big for the room really however Amber loves it and every kitchen needs a big pink fridge.

This room is a tad more minimalist, which means it’ll be rammed full soon! But check out that rug, I’m in love, it’s made from some scrap fur fabric.

This cat has found her perfect sunbathing spot…

So much left to do still; the pink floral room is turning into a nursery, the bathroom needs finishing off, the living room needs more furniture and then the outside needs a complete makeover…