On my mind... have you voted yet?

Voting is open in the Oh Dee Doh "Small Kids, Big Colour 2010" contest. There have been some great entries this year and I've picked up quite a bit of nursery inspiration should I (hopefully) need it next year.

In the end my vote went to an entry that was just so super awesome I couldn't look past it... even though it is not at all something I would do in my own home.

Which entry will get your vote?


Mum's Corner: Serenity

Sometimes Mum's just need a few minutes to themselves. A little corner to slip into and regain your calm after the latest debate over "what is an appropriate breakfast food?" or "does bathtime really need to be a daily occurence?" This seems like a good place to take those few minutes.

Can you feel the serenity descending on you as you walk/float past the sunshine and white curtains? I can.

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On my mind... spoiling myself

I haven't been able to get this photo out of my head for the past week...

It is just utterly perfect in every way. So today I am giving myself flowers.

And while I'm at it I might as well throw in some balloons to really spoil myself!

I hope I've made you smile too. Have a lovely weekend.

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The colour of fun!

One of my favourite bloggers, Maria Killam of Colour Me Happy, has posed the question what is your colour of fun? and I couldn't resist joining in her linky party.

It may come as no surprise that my colour of fun is vibrant, happy, attention-seeking yellow.

Whenever my day needs a pick-me-up I put on some yellow shoes. I have three pairs and they give me a feeling a little like this ...

Or if I'm ever feeling a little down I recite Wordsworth's "Daffodils" to myself... "And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils."

It has the same effect in homes and as you may remember is my colour of choice for the bedroom.

Yellow cushions and throw are in progress, but what I'd really love for the bedroom is this Rob Ryan artwork.

Why don't you join in too? What is your colour of fun?

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Cash to Splash! Laura Mae Dooris

I'm loving the vibrancy and joie de vivre captured in these prints by artist Laura Mae Dooris. The collection is appropriately titled "Whimsy".

Isn't she super talented?! I've gotta love Etsy and blogs for bringing beautiful art like this into my field of consciousness.