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Playroom Inspiration

20 Sep

Since before I had Logan, I would dream of all the amazing things I would do for my kids. I would think about all the cool imaginative spaces I would create for them. Now that I have Logan, those dreams have gone into over drive! As a parent you just want to give your child the most incredible childhood that they will remember for the rest of their lives. I want to make sure that Logan has the best memories with his family and enjoys playing in our home.

We have a 5th bedroom in the basement that my husband apparently has big plans of knocking down the wall and extending his “MAN CAVE” to create a bar area – however, I have put those plans on hold with the argument that Logan might want his bedroom down there once he’s a teenager… 😉 But either way, I think it will be the perfect playroom once Logan is a little older and we have more kids. But for now – we are keeping the “play space” on the main level since Logan isn’t big enough to be playing downstairs by himself. Luckily we have a second family room that we use as the child friendly play space 🙂 I still have a few more things to do, but once that is done I will take some pictures and share with you 🙂

We also have a little cubby under the stairs in our basement that Adam & I are currently turning into a playhouse for Logan’s first Birthday! We are having so much fun doing it and I can’t wait to share it with you once it’s complete. I got the idea off pinterest of course, and here are a couple ones we love…




I think it’s so important for a child’s development to have a space where they use their imagination and can pretend play all day long!  Now although I have a little boy – I really try and keep most things gender neutral so if we have more kids in the future it won’t matter! Pinterest is the best place to get creative ideas – and since I am totally addicted I have put together some inspiration for all you parents (or soon to be :))








I love that these spaces are transitional throughout your home, and even if it’s in a main area you can still tie in your own home decor.

Stay tuned for our UNDER THE STAIRS PLAYHOUSE reveal 🙂




Man Cave Progress

24 Feb

Happy Sunday! I just wanted to give you guys a little update on our basement, it is really coming together! Finally almost everything is done except a few little touches. But I am going to share it with you anyways…. 🙂

So I would just like to take you back first to where we started….

basement before

So since my last post of ideas for the basement, there has been a bit of a change. Although we went to IKEA and got some slipcovers to go over our old couch and chair, unfortunately they did not fit. So, that being said we kept the IKEA futon, and thought we would use that as a couch instead. Our basement is pretty small, so it actually worked out better. We went back to IKEA, and bought a new grey chair that is super comfy with the money from the returned covers!! We also have a coffee table that will be coming down here shortly….


Here is our new grey chair from IKEA… it’s called the KIVIK for $250 (The pillow is Ralph Lauren from Homsense, and the blanket is Hudson Bay)


We moved the bar fridge beside the futon (now Adam doesn’t even need to get up lol). We still need to get some photos for the picture frames – Going to try and find some great group shots of our friends (I’m sure that won’t be too hard).


We were finally able to hang Adam’s draft Jersey!! That was a pretty big moment in his life, so I think it is great we get to display it finally.  We bought the white bench from IKEA and the pillows are from Homsense. The picture to the left is of team Canada, Adam’s parents gave that to him.


Here is our Chalk Board wall 🙂 I think it turned out so awesome!!! You can kind of see in the pic we actually got a piece of cork board and also painted it with the chalk board paint, just so we don’t have TOO many holes in the walls. Adam also had this idea to take an old hockey stick and hang some of his old Jerseys.


Adam has played for a lot of teams over his career, so we had to keep it limited to 6 jerseys… lol.. a girl can only look at so many jerseys ya know? The picture at the end is actually something the Blackhawks gave him from his first NHL game – It’s the game sheet & the puck… pretty cool.


We just put up this bar area today. We got a super old piece of barn wood from a little shop downtown and got the supports from Homedepot. I am going to paint the supports but leave the wood, I think it looks so rustic and awesome.


Just need some bar stools and we are ready to party!


This little area is where we are keeping all the booze! Still needs an old rustic mirror to go on the wall, don’t ya think?


I got this rustic bowl from Homesense and I just love it!!


So there you have it, Adam’s little man cave. We are both so happy with it – and I think we found the perfect balance of manly and still flowing with the rest of the house! Now we just need to have a party 🙂