The long weekend is nearly here and I can't think of anything better than hangin' with my sweet family all weekend long. While we live an urban life with the beach a block away, I still dream of wild and free days for my kiddos with a backyard tree big enough for a tree house. Totally inspired by these beauties!

1. The most incredible treehouse in the most incredible tree in Tuscany, Italy.

 incredible treehouse in tuscany


2. A simple and beautiful boho hangout perfect for sunny day dreaming.

 boho tree house


3. Love this one! An adventure just to climb into it!

 gorgeous backyard kids treehouse

4. A slide, a sandbox and a climbing wall make this all-day-fun for little kids.

 Backyard fort with kids slide


5. Absolutely unreal!!! Forget about letting the kids have the house; I think I'd take it for myself!

 ultimate tree house

6. Love how amazing this one is while still being achievable. The twirly slide is the perfect accessory.

 kids treehouse with twirly slide

While our kids enjoy lazy afternoons in their playhouse, I'll be dreaming of a vineyard in Italy with a treehouse overlooking it (#1). Which one is your favourite?

Have a great weekend everyone!

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 Milton and Goose wooden toddler play kitchen 

Purchasing a play kitchen almost feels like a parenting rite of passage. It’s the one toy set you’re guaranteed to find in nearly every home with a toddler, but it’s not without good reason. Play kitchens deliver a perfect outlet for imaginative play, and of course, there’s nothing more adorable than kiddos “cooking” up dinner alongside Mom and Dad.

But before you secretly cringe at the idea of adding another toy set into your thoughtfully designed home, rest assured that play kitchens don’t have to be a total eyesore. In fact, I’ve searched the web and rounded up nine pint-sized kitchens you’ll actually want to show off in any part of your home.

One. | Leave it to Milton & Goose to bridge the gap between style and function with the cutest kitchen featuring all the bells and whistles. Not only is it made from eco-friendly woods, but this kitchen includes a miniature farmhouse sink and a magnetic chalkboard for your little’s weekly menus. 

 Milton and Goose white play kitchen

Two. | Any style-conscious parents will be envious of their little one’s kitchen with this Kid Craft beautyWith its' simple white design, you’ll have the perfect backdrop to add in pops of color through fun accessories like this added shelf pictured below.

Three. | Fit for a little gourmand, this toddler kitchen boasts warm grey cabinetry and gold hardware. The gas switch is rotatable and I love that there is a little clock for kids to learn how to tell time!

 Warm grey with gold kids play kitchen

Four. | With a solid maple build, the Hape play kitchen is bound to become your toddler's most loved toy. Well made and with a roll out cart, this is a buy that will be past on down the years.

 Hape wooden play kitchen

Five. | Tiny chefs rejoice! This retro play kitchen includes a refrigerator, microwave, oven, and sink so kiddos will stay busy with endless hours of pretend. Take your pick from six different colors to match your home’s aesthetic and let the fun begin. 

 Retro white play kitchen for kids

Six. | Perfect neutral and with a farmhouse sink to match, this Teamson play kitchen has you covered. The fridge provides good storage  and the phone is an addition your little one is sure to love.

 toddler fridge and stove kitchen set

Seven. | Keep things sweet and simple with this handcrafted kitchen featuring a detachable sink and faucets and ample toy storage below. You’ll be able to tuck away any play food, pots, or pans for easy cleanup post-play.

 Woodchuk natural wood play kitchen for kids

Eight. | The ultimate in mid-mod style, this mini kitchen from Scandiborn packs awesome play features into a compact size. Kids will love cooking and baking through active play, while parents will love the eye-catching (and total space-saving!) design.

 Scandiborn kids play kitchen in rose

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 8 of the best play kitchens for toddlers


1. We have a winner of the Saje Wellness baby line giveaway!!! A big congratulations to Nicole Sternberg (@nicoleleigh521) who won!

2. I know I shared a room with a hanging chair last week but this chair AND a window bench in an attic playroom? I just had to show you this sweet space.

 Serena and Lily Playroom

Image Serena & Lily


3. The countdown to school summer break is on at our house (6 weeks!) and I am starting to gather ideas for some fun ways to whittle away the ideas. Do you make a bucket list for summer vacation with your kiddos?

4. I came across this beautiful kaftan for kids and can't get enough. Isn't it gorgeous?

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5. This renovation of a 70's airstream is blowing my mind!!! I've dreamt of a caravan for the kids venturing to beautiful spots to explore but this is next level!

 the modern caravan airstream renovation

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Enjoy the Spring weather this week!

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