15 Gift Ideas for Home Lovers

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I’m doing a few things differently this Christmas and the biggest change involves online shopping. The boys don’t do well in large spaces (Malls = lets run wild and act crazy) or in the kind of stores I like to shop in (Fancy= touch and break all the things). Today I’m sharing my favorite gift ideas for the folks in your life that are in love with all things home. Like me. Hint, hint, to my people who’ve been asking what I’d like for Chrstimas 😉

15 Gifts for Home Lovers

This throw has pom poms (#currentobsession) and is $13.99. Ummm….yes!

Pom pom throw


What’s not to love about quartz on a gold stand?

Gift ideas for the home- quartz on gold stand


I’m a bit obsessed with malachite at the moment.

Gift ideas for the home- malachite box.


These elephant salt and pepper shakers are only $18!

Gift ideas for the home- Elephant salt and pepper shakers. Only $18!

I heart deer antlers.

Gift ideas for the home- Gold deer antlers

You can never go wrong with a pretty tray. 

Gift ideas for the home- Malachite tray

This vintage station wagon snow globe is adorable!

Gift ideas for the home- Vintage car snow globe

Doesn’t everybody need a whale butter dish? Because butter. And whale.

Gift ideas for the home. Whale butter dish


And poufs! Because I love saying pouf. And also your kid’s face stays intact if they fall on it. And tipsy guests, too. Because toddlers and drunks are a lot alike.

20 Gift ideas for the home lover- navy pouf

My deer obsession continues with this plaid deer throw pillow. 

Gift Ideas for the home lover- plaid reindeer pillow


This gold mirror is lovely. and is on sale for $62.99!

Gift Ideas for the home lover- gold mirror


This vintage phone actually works! It makes me want to re-install my land line.

Gift ideas for the home lover- working vintage phone

Garden stools are great indoors and out. This one ships in two days and comes in three colors!

Gift ideas for home lovers- garden stools


Everyone can use storage baskets. This houndstooth tweed comes in 9 colors!

Gift ideas for the home lover- houndstooth storage basket in 9 colors

A vintage wooden bucket makes for some unique storage, too.

Gift ideas for home lovers- vintage bucket

Did I miss anything? Which one is your favorite?



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Playroom Necessities – Top 10 Must Haves

Playrooms are a both a luxury and a necessity in my humble opinion. We didn’t have one when I raised my girls. We (I) worked hard at keeping toys in bedrooms and fought an unending battle against kid clutter. And then they grew up and I had a nice, tidy home. For about 5 minutes. Having a second set of kids to raise has meant having toys and kid stuff all over the house. Again. Love them. Hate the mess.

I’m seriously fed up with the amount of toys that I’m constantly stepping on so we’re building a playroom. Like this week. The boys are relatively good sleepers so I moved them in together over the weekend. And then I sat myself down with a notebook in our future playroom to figure out what our must haves would be. Who loves a top 10 list? We do!!


Playroom Ideas || Kids storage ideas || playroom must haves

 1. Toy Storage

Playrooms should have easy access storage for little hands including open shelving to hold bins and boxes as well as closed storage to tuck away smaller pieces. We’re looking at a couple of bookshelves to hold our bins and and either a shelf with cupboards or a dresser to hold smaller pieces and miscellaneous toys. As much as I love the look of nothing but open shelving, we’re just too messy to have that work out for us.

Playroom ideas || Kids storage ideas || Organizing playroom || Organizing kids toys || Playroom decorating ideas
 || white shelves || white baskets || yellow chair

Playroom ideas || playroom organization || toy storage || organizing toys || playroom storage ideas
Photo source || white storage cabinets || navy baskets || orange baskets

I doubt we’ll be investing in anything so elaborate since we’re moving in the new year so I’m also considering using a dresser to hold smaller items. We’ve used the bottom 4 drawers in our living room media center for toy storage up until now and it’s worked fairly well.


2. A Reading Area

Playrooms aren’t just for playing and a reading nook is a must for us. You know. Because of quiet time and education and good things like that.

Playroom ideas || playroom organization || toy storage || organizing toys || playroom storage ideas || reading nook ideas || reading corner
white shelves || READ letters (lots of styles) || chair || bench organizer || striped drapes  

3. Arts and Crafts Area

All of our arts and crafts are supervised and most of the supplies are kept out of the boys reach right now. FASD and all that good stuff makes them pretty impulsive with short attention spans. I like the idea of a craft corner that could evolve into a homework center as children grow older like this gorgeous space from Tinkerlab.

table || green chairs || lamp || doll house || 

4. An “Art Gallery”

I’ve got loads of art that the boys have made at daycare and the fridge could be covered with their gems in no time. I love the idea of having a spot for kids to show off their masterpieces right in the playroom.
Playroom ideas || organize kids art || playroom organizing ideas || art center ideas
“look what i made” art holder
Art display ideas for kids || playroom organization || art center for kids || playroom ideas
wall decal

5. Make Believe Props

Kids love to dress up and play grown up. Including some play clothes and props is always a great idea along with play stations like work benches and kitchens.




Play kitchens aren’t just for little girls. Boys benefit from the message that cooking and cleaning up isn’t just for the ladies. You’re welcome future daughter-in-laws.

 6. Forts/Tents or Any Other Hideaway

Teepees, tents, forts, clubhouses, playhouses and castles. Kids love a place to hide out. Sew it, glue it, or buy one already made. (We bought this one!) The boys love it but the dog loves it even more. It gives her a way to hide from the kids while being close to them. #stubbornLhasatricks

7. Comfy Seating

 Regular sized furniture is are great if you have the room but kids don’t mind piling on the floor either. I like the idea of bean bags and poufs in smaller spaces.




Benches, like this one from Home My Design, are another great option that add storage to the space.


benches || baskets || dotted throw pillows || striped throw pillows || table and chair set

8. Open Floor Space For Playing

Kids need room to spread out and use their imaginations. I love watching the boys line up their toys and then act out their visions. And if you’ve got a cute area rug to spark the imagination…even better. We added this one a few months ago. The boys love jumping over the “river”.

In The Little Yellow House

We added a city road map rug next to it so the boys can go from country to city.Playroom must haves- Cool area rugs

9. Color

Having a playroom is a great opportunity to let loose with whimsy and color. You might not want a polka dotted ceiling in your kitchen but you can go wild in the kids’ space.


Simply Sadie Jane





10. Television/Media Center

I’m not sure everyone is going to agree on this idea and if you choose to keep media out of the playroom that’s great. But I’m a little tired of Minions and Shrek marathons in the living room. Every. Single. Day. I’m moving the small tv/dvd player from our trailer and it will be going in to the playroom asap. I can still set the screen time and control what they watch but I might actually get to watch something I like every now and again.
I Heart Organizing
Got any playroom organizing tips to share?

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