Some Outer Space Home Decor and Gift Ideas

Home decor and gift ideas for space lovers

1.Astronaut Duvet set by Snurk |  2. Orion’s Twin Sheet Set | 3. All Solar Systems Go Quilt | 4. Outer Space French Terry Blanket | 5. Cosmos Glow in the Dark Twin Quilt | 6. I need My Space Mug | 7. Space Pop Molds | 8. Space Candles | 9. Planets Mobile | 10. Discovery Space Centre Set | 11. Alien Crossbody Bag | 12. Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape | 13. Space Age Pinball Game | 14. Inflateable Solar System | 15. Space Explore Patch | 16. Nasa Patch Set | 17. I Want to Leave Patch | 18. Glowing Milky Way Clock | 19. Space Tapestry | 20. Star Constellation Canvas | 21. Alien Throw Pillow | 22. Astronaut Throw Pillow | 23. Starry Globe Nightlight | 24. Space Hair Pins | 25. Galaxy Print Leggings | 26. Space Cadet Gloves | 27. Galaxy Backpack | 28. Zodiac Constealltion Baby Shoes | 29. Galaxy print Vans | 30. Solar System Crystal Ball |


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This post is a little different from my usual Wednesday post but a few days ago I was walking through Simons and noticed a space trend through the women’s clothing. I then started to do a mental inventory of all the space related/themed items that my girls have and that inspired a blog post. You can get inspiration at the weirdest moments because at that particular time we were just walking around the store until the line up in the new gourmet ice cream shop got shorter.

I have a love/hate relationship with space. I don’t think I ever mentioned it on here (I did mention it on Instagram last week though), but when I was 6 or 7 I swear I was visited by an alien. You can laugh, everyone else does. My kids even sneak up behind me and whisper *I’m going to probe your brain* just to get a rise. I remember it clearly though. It was nighttime, but I had a nightlight so the room was fairly bright. I woke and saw it standing in the corner of my room staring at me. I stared back for what felt like a long time but was probably under 30 seconds, and then I hid under the covers. I don’t remember anything until my mom woke me in the morning where I was still hiding under the covers.

That is where the hate part comes from which resulted in me not being able to watch anything alien or space related that involves getting lost in space or aliens attacking…..I can handle E.T. even though I went in to hysterics at the beginning where he is digging up a plant and you see his fingers, then it pans to a rabbit (I thought he was going to hurt it) and had to be escorted out of the theatre until I calmed down ;) But I do love to watch scientific space videos and documentaries, (minus alien topics). My kids on the other hand love space. So much so that Roo is going to be an alien for Halloween *sigh*. They build rocket ships, and are obsessed with the solar system. Pluto being demoted royally pissed my oldest off.

My love for space comes from my kids thirst for knowledge. Learning about stars (we will get a telescope some day), and how the universe started, their questions, and my answers that I have to Google. All these things make me see it in a new light but I also find that I am drawn to space visually. I love prints with astrological signs, duvet covers or wall hangings with colourful galaxy designs, and space inspired toys that let the girls’ imaginations flow.

There are so many out of this world (sorry, I couldn’t help myself) space themed pieces out there that I thought I would pull together a few to inspire you with some space love….or hate.




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I’m trying Really Hard to be a Minimalist But…

Flea Market Selfie

Obligatory dirty mirror Flea Market Selfie.

So I am trying really hard to be a minimalist but you would never know it by looking at my home. It is really hard to embrace and try to carry out a new kind of lifestyle when everyone in your house isn’t on board and refuses to read Marie Kondo’s book. The kids have too many toys regardless of how many I purge. They barely got any toys for Christmas, I tried to focus on things they needed, or would be useful than toys this year and we are still drowning in them. The husband has a lot of clothes and stuff that always seems like it is scattered around even though he has use of  half the closet, a dresser and basically the entire front entrance closet. It’s a no win situation of endless circles.  Continue Reading

Some Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone

You know who you are. You are currently sitting at home and starting to sweat because you know that you are rapidly running out of time. I used to be you but I didn’t do it this year. I was that person who was running to the mall a day or two before Christmas scrambling around to complete my Christmas shopping. I know that feeling of frustration thinking you won’t find the right gift or you may not even have a clue what to get yet. I am going to give you a list of gift ideas from kids up to grandparents that may help if you are stuck.

If you are Canadian you will see that most of these items are from Chapters Indigo and since it is too late to order online, it’s easy to just run down to your local store since they all carry the same merchandise. If not you can look around and see if you can find them in other stores. Most of these are fairly easy to find elsewhere or at least something similar. I am officially done shopping except that I need another roll or two of wrapping paper. Did I mention that Tom guessed his Christmas gift? Ugh. The kids ended up giving it away unintentionally :( Happy last minute shopping!

*I have personally seen all of these items in store within the last week. I even bought three myself. Remember too that people love gift cards and they are available for everywhere.

 

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On the Hunt for a new Couch

We are in need of a new sofa. Desperately need might be more accurate though. I like our current one. It was sold to us by a friend of Tom’s and was a pretty expensive couch when it was bought brand new. It’s yellow, leather, and only fits  1 1/2 people on it comfortable. That might even be pushing it. When Tom lies on it (like he does when watching tv) that is the only person who can fit. We don’t have any other seating in the living room so either I sit at the computer desk, which I watch tv on anyway, or in the bed. It’s not very conducive to family living. The couch  served its purpose when it was the second couch in a larger living room. When we moved here we knew we would only have room for one couch and a chair if need be but we have not yet got around to buying one. Condo living means that you can’t have a huge L-shaped couch so our options are more limited than standard houses. Every time we go to Ikea I gravitate towards the couch that I have had my eye on for a while now. The Friheten convertible sofa bed. It has a chaise section, but also converts to a double bed which is really convenient when you live in a small space. It also has room for some storage which is also a bonus. I am indecisive to the colour I want. I think a more neutral grey would be the best but there is a similar couch also at Ikea called the Lugnvik (for $100 cheaper) and it brings out the flamboyant side of me because I really likes the red. Grey will probably be the winner though because Tom is much less flamboyant than me ;)

frighten sofa bed with chaise IkeaFriheten Sofa Bed with chaise via Ikea in Skiftebo Dark Grey  Continue Reading