Wednesday, March 31, 2010
These big and beautiful pom poms by PomLove are my latest discovery and will be a new addition in my daughter's room! Tissue paper pom poms in various sizes to hang from the ceiling add a punch of color and texture to any room. Sold individually or in sets the prices make decision making easy!
How about this mobile by Just Peachy By Georgia? This whimsical mobile of feathered friends can be custom designed to suit your color needs and is sure to be a focal point!
Ok, I've seen some pretty funky step stools over the years, but the ones I found in Artompotamus' shop take the cake! Hand crafted out of pine and hand painted they are completely unique! Better make sure to get more than one if you have multiple children as I'm sure they'll be fighting over this one!
Lastly, Maple Shade Kids has long since been a favorite shop of mine. This eco friendly store makes gorgeous wooden peg hooks and collage art. The hardest part is deciding what I like best!So if you have a minute, check Etsy out. You may be surprised by what you find! But don't blame me if you spend all of your paycheck!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Hand crafted specifically for Bouncing Off The Walls our toy boxes are 34″×20″×20″ just the perfect size for even large toys! Featuring anti-slam hinges to protect little fingers and an air space to prevent suffocation our toy boxes are top of the line!
A second place prize of a $50 gift certificate will be awarded to the design with the second highest number of votes.
So how do you enter? Simply click here and you will be taken to the contest page. Draw up your design, add some colour if you like and make sure you upload it when you enter. If you need some help getting started here's a toy box template to help you out!
*please note that contest is only open to Canadian residents 18 years of age or older excluding Quebec. For full contest rules click here.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Here are a few things you should keep in mind before you start planning. Do something that will grow with your child. Matching that very cute and cuddly crib bedding you chose is great, but will it last? If it's your first child then doing a baby nursery can work out great if you plan to move each child to a different room, keeping the nursery for each susequent baby. Be careful with personalized items being too babyish. Ask yourself, "will this still work when the baby is three? Five? Seven?" Unless of course, you have the time, desire and money to redo a room every few years!
Think about adding family heirlooms or things that have sentimental value. I've seen some absolutely gorgeous rooms come together based on one little piece or trinket that was passed down from someone in the family. Imagine what you could do with an old baseball glove that belonged to your grandfather or a mirror that was once in your great-aunt's home? This teddy bear room came together with the help of teddy bears collected by mom and heirloom furniture passed down from Grandma!
Also try and think about the function of the room. Storage is crucial for most people as well as a place for reading or playing. Think not only about the theme, but how the room will be used.
Lastly, your imagination is your strongest tool! Look around you and draw inspiration from things around you. You never know where a great idea might come from!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
One lucky grand prize winner will be chosen based on a public vote so get those pencils going and send us your design. Make it nice and colorful because the winner will not only win a toy box, but the toy box will be painted with their very own winning design!
A second place prize of a $50 Bouncing Off The Walls gift certificate will also be awarded to the entry with the second highest number of votes.
March 15th - April 14th: Entry submissions
April 15th - May 1st: Voting period
May 3rd: Winners announced
To enter simply go to
Contest is open to Canadian residents 18 years of age and older with the exception of Quebec. Full contest details are available on contest site on March 15, 2010.