Monday, 19 May 2014

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Since starting work part time I'll be honest. I am totally and utterly skint. Skint I tell thee! I love being with my kids, but sometimes I long for the day where I could pop into a toy shop and buy the kiddies some toys at full price. Sigh. Full price! Those words have not crossed my lips for a long while. So my task over the weekend was to get my beautiful girl her very own playhouse for the garden. All girls love and dream of such a thing and as the weather was on the turn for the better (praise the Lord! read the reasons why I love the sun here) I decided the time was right.

I searched high and low and found this little beauty for half price (£49.99) in Toys R Us. We were going to get the more unisex version but with one small little dropped lip. The pink one was transferred to our house (please note that we had to return to get it minus the children as it is huge! And even then The Hub struggled getting it in the car!). Whilst our little munches were sleeping soundly we constructed the house (by we I stood there and had a G&T whilst the other half struggled).

To make it a little bit more special I added some little flowers from Poundland and spotty windmills from Asda. I also obviously put bunting all around it. Opting for waterproof ones from Amazon this time as clearly it will rain again. Very soon. As this is the UK. And the final touch, to make it even more girly than it already was I superglued a flower wooden 'E' to the top. The initial of myself, my girl and my boys first name.

So below are the pictures of my beaut girl enjoying her bargain of a pink house in the garden in the sun. She's eaten in there, took the potty in there, played babies in there and, gasp, actually let her little brother in there! She loves it. And so do I (mainly as it keeps her quiet).




   




22 comments:

  1. I do love those happy smiley faces - they clearly love it! We were lucky enough to be given a playhouse that some friends were dumping. It looks a bit tired, but the kids couldn't care less and they love playing in it. Nice to get bargains ;-)

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    1. No my girl wasn't really bothered by the beaut wooden one at all. But it looked so gorgeous! She just loves this nice bit of OTT plastic tat!!! xxx

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  2. Aww gorgeous and love how happy they are in there! Great to see a touch of you with the bunting too of course! We just gone one for Monkey second hand off ebay as we too just can't afford the full price ones! xx #magicmoments

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    1. Have you seen the ones that are like £300??? I mean what is that all about! A bargain is the way forward when you haven't got too much cash xxx

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  3. Awww that looks so pretty. I have been searching for a reasonably priced one of these for a while and this one is just lovely. I adore your personal touches too xxxhttp://marianoell217.blogspot.co.uk

    x Maria x

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    1. It was a proper proper bargain and you can't beat a bit of bunting. I am obsessed with the stuff! xxx

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  4. Snap with our posts this week on #MagicMoments. Play houses are hours of fun and yours looks a real bargain

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    1. Yay you can't beat a nice playhouse. Will pop over and see yours in a minute! xxx

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  5. I love what you've done there - a house isn't a home without bunting! Good price - we're contemplating the purchase of a trampoline (!! :-/) very soon but need to find a good bargain! #magicmoments

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    1. I have thought about a trampoline you know. There was some cheap ones in Asda. It did cross my mind! I think my hub would love it more than the kids xxx

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  6. oooo we have that play house *goes and digs sewing machine out for bunting ;-)

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    1. Oh yay! Bunting makes everything in the world look better. Fact xxx

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  7. Aw, so sweet. We loved our little house like that. I am sad we are about to give it to my brother as my kids have outgrown it. It does sound like your house is loved already.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Noooo I can't bear the thought of mine growing up. It makes me so sad. Sob. I do wish I could freeze time. My boy is still only one mind so at least we have it for a while yet xxx

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  8. My son always wants one of this. He was on my lap when we saw your post and now he is at the living room making a den that he calls his house =) #WhatsTheStory

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    1. Ahhh dens! I loved Dens with a sheet and a few chairs. Hours of fun. I may do some den building with the kids in the playroom xxx

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  9. Those faces....such little beautys! And that playhouse is so darn cute! I love that you added the bunting to it too. We're putting a fence up in our garden and I reckon one of these needs purchasing! x #magicmoments

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  10. Oh wow just look at those happy happy faces! The girls must have been thrilled and what an awesome playhouse too. Lovely post, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

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  11. We haven't bought a wendy house yet - but when we do you have inspired me to decorate it!

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  12. awww fantastic honey, i so know what you mean about buying something at full price! .. this is just perfect and she looks so happy

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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