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When we came across the @alittleatlarge Instagram account we couldn’t be more inspired by wonderlust and fairydust!
Writer and creative photographer for A Little At Large, Narelle and her daughter Tiah have crafted a profile full of cherished childhood memories.
We loved the beautiful beach vibes and couldn’t resist reaching out to see how they would style their very own Wooden Teepee Hideaway!
This blog entry below is a repost, originally written by Narelle at A Little At Large – http://bit.ly/LittleLoves
One of the things I love most about having a 5-year-old is finding things to do that ignites both our imaginations, but also creates an opportunity for us to work together to make the kind of memories we will both cherish.
With this in mind, we recently partnered with Plum Play Australia to create and curate our very own Wooden Teepee Hideway.
I have to admit to not being the handiest of handywomen, and my husband had never excelled in the “build it yourself” stakes either. So I posted the task on and within half an hour I had Andrew, my trusty handyman on route.
Andrew made pretty short work of putting it all together, while Tiah supervised.
With the building done and the excitement rising, we hit Bunnings to pick out some paint. Tiah insisted she wanted it to look just like our big house, so Cabot’s Beach House Grey was the winner, a water-soluble wood stain that would be easy to apply and just as easy to clean up little paint dipped fingers.
To the garden shop we ventured, where we picked out some marguerite daisies in bloom and two Chinese star jasmine that we thought would look pretty amazing growing over to form a natural floral arbour in time. A quick stop to Domayne to pick up some joy (you will spy the sign later), and also to Spotlight, for some tulle and fancy lace ribbon.
Completing the painting was the fun part. Tiah worked on the bottom and I worked on the top simultaneously, giggling as we went when paint splashed down on her nose from my drips and my feet from hers. Two coats and we were done. We left it for a few hours to dry and got our accessories ready for the part we both love the most – the styling.
With plants in place and a few choice bits from inside the house (including the gorgeous Sheridan fluffy Icelandic sheep pillow and a sustainable reindeer hide), we were almost ready for the exciting final touches.
A swag of tulle placed over the door (the teepee does come with a roll down awning that affixes with Velcro, we just embellished it a little), some battery operated festoon lights that we got for a song and the final piece – JOY- the battery operated light from Domayne’s Christmas collection that fitted snugly above the door.
Tiah was glowing, her teepee was more beautiful than we ever imagined and proud as punch, she immediately rounded up the neighbours, including Grace, the friendly dog from next door to join in the housewarming. We did not expect there to be jumping- well maybe just from Tiah – but when Grace joined in the festivities, I could not help but snap a moment I know we will smile about well into the future.
As a play space, the teepee is ideal. We have a small yard and its compact footprint fits perfectly. As for the materials themselves, we were thrilled with the excellent quality. Even our handyman Andrew commented, saying how well cut the pieces of timber were, no rough edges and everything fitted together so snuggly that he said it should last a lifetime. Thumbs up Andrew.
We created some beautiful memories building and styling our teepee, but the ones I am most looking forward to are the ones still to come. I know this will be a place where carefree summers will be savoured, where tea parties will be hosted and treats from the pantry smuggled. There will be secrets shared, giggles giggled and good times had with friends. And not forgetting Grace, who pops in pretty regularly for a snuggle and random joyful jumps.
You can win your very own Grand Wooden Teepee from Plum Play, head HERE to find out how to enter. But be quick, competition ends this Sunday, 10th December 2017. Alternatively, if you’d like to purchase a Grand or Great Wooden Teepee Hideaway for your little ones this Christmas, use the promo code ALITTLEATLARGE for 15% off (also valid until Sunday, 10th December 2017). These dates are in line with Plum Play’s Christmas delivery deadlines, but this can be extended to Wednesday 13th December for Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Wollongong, and Newcastle.
Christmas is just around the corner and we want to make it the most magical Christmas yet!
Need some help with your Christmas shopping list? We’ve got gift ideas with the fun factor to keep kids playing throughout the Summer holiday season. Browse our range of carefully selected gifts from play sets to ultimate outdoor climbing frames. From scooters to trampolines, we’ve got the perfect gift for your family!
This year, Plum Play® are counting down to the festive season. It’s week one and time to start our Christmas festivities!
You have the chance to WIN a Grand Wooden Teepee Hideaway which will arrive just in time to surprise little ones on Christmas morning!
Head over to our competition page for your chance to WIN! Plus, you’ll automatically be in the running to WIN 1 of 5 $100 Plum Play Christmas Gift Cards! We’ll be giving away 1 each week! Make sure you are following @PlumPlayAus on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with our Christmas giveaways and promotions.
We’d love to see photos of your #PlumPlayPresents on Christmas day! Tag your festive family play pics with #PlumPlayChristmas 🙂
Keeping up with children and their endless supply of toys can seem at times a little overwhelming.
Spring cleaning is unbearable enough as it is, without the thought of trying to de-clutter your child’s toy box. That’s why in MyDeal.com.au recent blog, ’5 Genius Ways To Organise Your Home From Aussie Experts’ our top tip to organisation is to clean as you go, this way it doesn’t all have to be done in spring.
Children are continually outgrowing their toys; trends are changing and they want the next ‘it toy’ to play with. So instead of hanging onto the half-broken doll houses and swings that have sat in the back cupboard for the past three years, and are now completely covered in dust- why not get rid of them?
Plum are the active play specialists providing the fuel for active imaginations to flourish and grow. Our range of products offer quality toys, at affordable prices and are unique in that they teach balance and coordination in physical play, while also giving presence to a pretend and fun-filled fantasy world.
Providing for boys and girls of all all ages, be they 18 months or 18 years Plum has the toys for you!
Stuck with ideas on what to get your children heading into this warmer weather? Look no further we have you covered.
By keeping on top of your children’s clutter, and investing in toys that they will get plenty of use out of will save you from the dreadful annual spring clean, and will give you more time to spend with your littles ones.
Earlier this week, Plum Play launched one of their brand new products to the Australian market… The in-ground trampoline!
The in-ground trampoline has been specifically engineered for sinking into the ground, meaning that there is no need for an enclosure. The unobtrusive design blends seamlessly into the garden, allowing for limitless play!
With a galvanised steel frame, Plum’s In-Ground Trampoline promises extra protection from rust and degradation. The trampoline frame uses super thick, 2mm gauge steel to deal with the added moisture in the ground, giving strength and longevity.
Each trampoline leg is held in place with Plum’s patented Tramp Klamp brackets. The Tramp Klamps fit over the leg and frame joint, reinforcing the steel frame structure for even greater stability and protection from the elements. Shorter length legs help the trampoline sit flush into the ground and reduce the size of the hole to be dug.
Plum’s In-Ground trampoline is fitted with a vented jumping mat and safety pad, specifically engineered to reduce airflow through the trampoline and optimise bounce performance. It’s the perfect trampoline for junior gymnasts and aspiring acrobats.
Worried about dirt? Each trampoline is fitted with a retaining wall to provide a barrier around the trampoline, preventing soil and dirt from falling underneath to preserve the jumping space.
So, why should I purchase an in-ground trampoline?
In-ground trampolines offer a number of benefits including:
The Plum In-ground Trampoline is available in 8ft, 10ft & 12ft.
Want to learn more about the Plum In Ground Trampoline?
Head over to www.plumplay.com.au to find out more, or call us on (02) 8968 2200.
In 2016, Plum were voted as the Best Trampoline Brand in a consumer survey published by Which? Magazine, the UK’s Consumer Association. Votes were based on the views of parents regarding ease of assembly, safety and durability.
Plum came out on top thanks to our commitment to producing the very best quality trampolines that are safe, fun and stylish, plus our dedicated customer service team who serve all our customer’s needs.
We would like to thank all the parents who scored us so highly above the rest and we wish everyone years of fun on their Plum trampolines!
In addition to this announcement, our Latitude Trampoline has been awarded a GOLD Junior Design Award!
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It was love at first sight when we stumbled across the Four Cheeky Monkeys Instagram account. Interior Designer & Owner of Four Cheeky Monkeys, Ness creates her children’s bedrooms with bright colours that capture your imagination and dare you to dream. With vivid colours and the cutest little children, we reached out to her to get some styling tips & design inspiration for our brand new 2 in 1 Peppermint Townhouse
This blog entry below is a repost, originally written by Ness at Four Cheeky Monkeys – http://fourcheekymonkeys.com/?s=peppermint
With this amazing two in one design, the hours of non stop at home entertainment seem never ending with this little beauty residing in our humble abode, and the best part is I know how beneficial these play based experiences are for a child’s social and language development, especially in the early childhood years.
Since it’s arrival I have really cherished listening, watching and even joining my children play as they enter the magical world of make believe.
With that in mind, it’s tech free time for me now so I can go and check out what Indi is making for dinner.
Bye for now and thanks for stopping by,
Love n e s s xx #inthemonkeyhouse
To check out all the details of these cool 2 in 1 playhouses and see what else this store has to offer, just click on the link below.PLUM PLAY AUSTRALIA
educational benefits of pretend play (dramatic play, role play, imaginative play):
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The Ultimate Egg Hunt
What better way to celebrate Easter Sunday than with a traditional Easter egg hunt?
The Great Outdoors
Weather permitting, there’s nothing like an outdoor egg hunt!
A garden or outdoor space will provide plenty of hiding places for your loot. Behind plant pots, buried in flower beds or stashed underneath garden furniture are all perfect places to obscure the eggs.
Keep your audience in mind when looking for places to hide the prize. Up a tree might be just the right height for you but your little ones may struggle (unless you want to hide some eggs for yourselves of course, which we also strongly encourage!).
If you have any, outdoor play equipment also provides some handy nooks and crannies to hide chocolate!
Be Clued Up
Little ones will love to hunt high and low for their eggs, so set them free!
Keep the suspense built for older children by leaving a trail of clues around the garden.
For the ultimate explorers, creating a map of the garden with a trail will help them as they navigate their way to the chocolatey treasure. Don’t forget the x to mark the spot!
Keep it Fair
Split children into teams or consider colour coding your eggs to make sure the littlest ones still have the fairest chance.