I'll be honest, I was slightly apprehensive about the start of the school holidays. I wasn't sure if the combination of entertaining both children and their needs as well as getting any time to myself or deadlines would actually be possible. I have to say though we had an absolute blast and I think one of the reasons was that we planned 'something' for each day. It didn't have to be a big 'something' it could literally be a trip to the cafe or baking a cake but as long as we had at least one activity for that day then it seemed to go well!
On one of these days our activity was setting up a den in the bedroom and what better to use than an actual tent?? IKEA sent us some items from their new SPRIDD range of which one of them was this fantastically colourful graphic tent. The range has been designed by British fashion designer Kit Neale and it's full of fun and creative patterns on items designed to be used for an active life. Amongst the range are tents, drinks bottles, cushions, T Shirts and much more.
Anyone who is a long time reader of this blog will know how much IKEA is our happy place, we happen to live really close to the Bristol store so I actually spend a good amount of time there, taking the kids for a walk around, eating veggie hot dogs and taking advantage of the free weekday coffee! Tom and I always get really excited when a new range comes out and Wilf thinks a trip to Smaland is the biggest treat ever! I even started to wonder how many times it was appropriate to drop him off there in a single month, ha! ;)
I like to hope that Wilf sees me as a 'fun mum' but if I'm honest most of the time with a little baby in two I don't get as much time (or have as much imagination) as I'd like to really get down and play with him as often as I'd hope to. So one day after baking 'pink and green cupcakes' (Troll themed) I asked if he'd like to eat them 'camping'. I still don't think he quite believed what was happening when I suddenly started pitching a tent in his bedroom! Both kids spent the entire day excitedly running in and out of it, taking their toys and cushions in to play and drawing maps and puzzles.
The SPRIDD items featured in these pictures are :
Tent - £35
Notebook - 2
Plate - £3.25
Mug - £2.75
Cushion - £10
SPRIDD is a limited collection so will only be in stores for the next few weeks, so if you love what you see then definitely head to your local store whilst you can. I love these quirky ranges that IKEA come up with and the 80's vibe is so fun!
What do you think of this collaboration? I'd love to know!
In association with IKEA