Top 5 Stylish Kids Coat Hooks

Winter’s approaching and that means changes in the house…it’s not just ALL about being cold but also about being prepared for the winter months ahead. Of course the seasonal wardrobe change over must occur…flip flops out and warm jumpers in, heating goes on and the slippers come out etc. But that also means that ANY DAY NOW my kids’ winter coats will appear in a heap at the bottom of the stairs or if I am lucky slung over the bannisters. So here’s the plan…I’m taking a more mature approach to this yearly battle of ‘hang up your coat’ by investing in a stylish coat hook or 20!

Here are my top 5:

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Go all nostalgic with this coat hook from ENO Studio which revisits the fables of our youth with The Raven and the Fox, the Tortoise and the Hare, the Lion and the Rat and the Wolf and the Lamb. Available from Smallable 25 euros each.

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Stylish Top 5 Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Now I know there is a growing movement about women choosing not to be a mother. There are benefits to not being a mother. Let’s explore a few..

Sleep. Blissful, uninterrupted sleep. Not needing to wipe any bottom – except your own. Your hands – soft – not rough and aged from washing them after touching aforementioned bottoms or grimy kids hands. No one walking in whilst you grab 5 seconds to actually go to the loo screaming “Mummmaaaaay Roxie hitttttt meeeeeeeeee”. Your car, clean – smells fresh – not full of crumbs, vomit or smeary finger-marks. Your jeans, without knee-holes from bending down to pick up someone elses mess. Your tops – embellished with sequins – not drops of baby vomit or smeared toddler food. Your hair – blow dried to within an inch if it’s life – not one hair out of place – and not pulled or so greasy you could cook chips in it. The food you cook, remains on a plate – not liberally littered around the kitchen, getting into places you didn’t even know existed. Your cutlery, gets used – you never have to witness the grossness of eating rice with fingers.  Your cloakroom, has coats hanging in it – as opposed to strewn all over the floor after a day of school. Your Sky Box not full to capacity with CBeebies, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network horrors. Your treat cupboard. What treat cupboard – who can have treats around and keep THIS body looking THIS good? Oh about THE body – no stretch marks, no empty pouches for breasts, no cuts, no stitches, no flapping, overstretched lady-bits. Yes, there are many, many benefits.

BUT, and this is a GIANT BUT – the cuddles, the love, the innocence, the cute things they say, the way they look adoringly at you (unless you have told them off) and much more more MORE – I’m pleased I choose motherhood. Well, priligy either way, I’m knee-deep in it now….

Seriously though – I wouldn’t change it for the world. So to that end Mammas, let us be celebrated on our one day this year – Mother’s Day. And here’s what I propose you deserve.

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Mummy and Me – Bomber Jackets

If it’s good enough for Saint Laurent, it’s good enough for our kids. But of course at a fraction of the price. I’m chatting about the humble bomber jacket.

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Here are my top picks for kids!

So as Autumn wraps its cold self around you and your kids – wrap up Saint Laurent style and get busy with bomber jackets.

Countdown in style..

The Christmas lights are up…the festive songs are playing…we’re eating lots of chocolate…this is our cue to get busy and join in with the festive spirit.

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Xmas? Whatevs…

First thing’s first, it’s countdown time. Here are my Top 5 STYLISH advent calendars to get your household into the Christmas spirit.

1. First up is this super chic Numero 74 advent calendar. 24 little treats in paper stars. There are different fillers for boys and girls…the boys get goodies such as pirate eye patches and a fabric watch whereas the girly one has a necklace, bracelet and magic wand. Smallable €57.

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Don’t you know – everything’s Geo!

Flashback to geometry class and memories of polyhedrons, quadrilaterals, do – deca… somethings, triangles and concentric circles. I’m sure you have all noticed that these shapes with their O.V.E.R.C.O.M.P.L.I.C.A.T.E.D. names are popping up all over the catwalk and in our homes too.

Geo is BIG news this season!

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Here are my TOP 5 Geometric home accessories for your kids to join the trend…let’s go!

1. Owl poster by Little Man Happy €20.

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