SUPER CUTE HOOKS FOR KIDS!

bookshelves and wall hooks in girls room
raindrop hooks in girls room

Happy Friday everyone! We all love and use them regularly in the entryway, bathroom and our own bedrooms, but having wall hooks in kids rooms are super versatile too! Now that we are past the baby stage in our own home, our kids LOVE collecting and displaying 'things' wherever they can around the house and a set of hooks provides the perfect place to hang up sweaters, jewellery, dress up clothes and so much more. 

Today I'm sharing eight of my favourite wall hooks for kids, perfect for functionality and super cute too!

hooks for kids rooms

01. // Wooden knob catch all; 02. // Coloured star hooks; 03. // Wooden pineapple hooks; 04. // Gold shimmer clouds; 05. // Raindrop hooks (similar to above); 06. // Mountain wall hooks; 07. // Wood branch hooks; 08. // Wooden animal hooks.

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GIVEAWAY {WITH FRESHLY PICKED}

Freshly Picked Moccasins

It's GIVEAWAY time!!!

Sweet baby feet (and toddlers too) deserve cute shoes like the rest of us! You know I love sharing small shops and although this one is no longer small, Freshly Picked sure started that way! I am SO excited to be doing a GIVEAWAY with this brand.

We are giving away one pair of moccasins (colour and size of your choice)!

Here is how to enter:

1. Follow both @freshlypicked and @winterdaisykids on Instagram
2. Like the giveaway photo posted on Instagram and tag your friends

That's it! Giveaway ends Friday March 3rd at midnight PST.  Winner will be announced Sunday by 6pm MST. Giveaway open to US followers only (sorry Canadian friends, another giveaway coming next month that will be just for you)!

Good luck!

RAFA + LEO'S SHARED BABY & TODDLER ROOM

I am ridiculously excited to share our newest little clients' room, Rafael and Leonardo's shared baby and toddler boy room!!! Their gorgeous Mama contacted me when she was pregnant with her second baby in the hopes that we could maximize the space of her son's existing room to include the new baby. Although the room is small, I was confident that we could make it work and include the necessities for a new little one as well as the growing needs of her toddler son.

Rafa & Leo's shared boy room

As part of our initial consultation, we discussed how the family wanted this space to feel. The words used were, "uncluttered and calm". There were A LOT of toys, clothes and items that had been collected over the years since Rafa, the 2 year old, was born and in order to make sure this space could really feel uncluttered, we needed to ensure that the toys could be stored somewhere where they could easily be played with and also tucked away for bedtime. 

The beautiful Oeuf classic crib was the only piece of furniture that they wanted to keep from the old room and I have been dying to use this Oeuf vertical shelf since it came onto the market, so this presented the perfect chance!

rafa & leo's shared baby and toddler boy room

We played with different layouts until we came up with this one where the twin bed would cover a bit of the window. We wanted to maximize the floor space in the room to make sure the boys had a little play area. The key to making this work is that the bed is low to the ground as well as void of a footboard, so that the furniture really doesn't get in the way of the window at all.

I love how the beige star wall decals transform the main wall and give the effect of wallpaper (but have the ability to be easily removed).

The incredible baby mobile below was a find that Rafa and Leo's grandfather picked up on his travels in Greece and brought back for the room (seriously cool Grandfather I'd say!). 

flying man baby mobile

One of the things that we have to consider when designing baby and kids rooms here in Vancouver is ensuring that the room is 'earthquake safe'. It's not something any of us like to think or talk about but I love that this tall wall shelf can so easily be secured to the wall. Safe not only for that but also for little toddlers that like to pull and tug on things.

The boys' Mom and Dad love to go to local markets around Vancouver on the weekends and many of the beautiful accessories and toys on the shelf and around the kids' room are handmade by local companies, including this alphabet poster. It's so much fun to be able to use such special pieces in this space.

Oeuf vertical shelf in shared boys roomΒ 

Rafael is currently obsessed with little finger puppets so we popped these into a bowl that he can easily access on one of the lower shelves. I love how easy it is to move toys around and rotate new ones on the shelves that he can reach.

Although he is only 2, Rafa is growing up in a musical family and adores playing different instruments. He loves this little guitar. Other instruments are in one of the baskets on top of the shelves so that they can easily be brought down when baby brother Leo is awake and easily put away during nap times.

Mini IKEA chair with guitar in kids room
finger puppets in kids room

You've seen me use these clear bookshelves in a previous baby nursery but I couldn't resist using them here too. In this case, as we were putting the shelves above the bed, I wanted to ensure the books were on shelves that they couldn't easily fall off of. I really do adore how these shelves allow the books to be featured as art.

Ubabub book shelves in baby and toddler shared boys room

As I mentioned earlier, so many sweet accessories by local companies were brought into this space, such as the gorgeous heart blanket from Yarning Made and the darling wooden animals from Trae Designs. You can find this sweet name banner from Sprig West and the custom growth ruler on Etsy.

trae designs wooden animals
Yarning made heart blanket in Vancouver baby nursery
Chalkboard closet doors in Vancouver baby and toddler shared kids room
handmade growth ruler by ecokidzrule on etsy

On the other side of the room you can see that we decided to turn the closet doors into a playful chalk board!!! I LOVE how these turned out and especially how Rafa and Leo's Mom decorated them for shoot day; just too cute. I imagine hours of fun here where Rafa draws pictures for his brother and one day baby Leo will be able to join in.

chalkboard closet in vancouver kids room

Have I told you that this is my dream job? This room was so much fun to create and I hope the result shows that. This is the room that so many adventures will happen in, sibling giggles, stories read, music played. I literally love creating spaces for little ones to make memories in.

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TEN OF THE CUTEST NIGHT LIGHTS

If you've ever had a child who is afraid of the dark, you'll understand how important a night light can be for helping calm a fearful little one back into the lull of a night of sleep (for them and you!).

There are SO many functional options, even ones you can pick up at your nearest hardware store, but if you are looking for functional AND cute lights, here are 10 of my favourite super sweet night lights for any boy or girl to fall asleep with.

Interior Designer Melissa Barling of Winter Daisy Interiors picks nightlights for children's rooms

HAPPY THURSDAY + WHAT WE'RE READING...

children's bookshelf in playroom

Here in Vancouver, there has been record breaking snowfall this winter and today, the kids and I are taking a snow day! I couldn't think of better book to bring out than Over and Under the Snow written by Kate Messner. This book is not only beautiful (the texture and thickness of the pages is just perfect in my opinion), it is a special story all about what is happening under the snow while we exist above it.

Here is a page from the book:

page from children's book 'under the snow'

I love books that explain concepts to children in just the right way and this book does just that in explaining that animals eat, sleep, hide and play over and under the snow. Today we are going to go outside to find squirrels, birds and see if we can find traces of what might be happening under all of this snow. It might never snow this much again here so it seems like the perfect opportunity!

At the end of the book, there is an index with pictures of the animals you meet in the book and factual information about what these animals do to survive during the winter. My 5-year-old twins love this type of information and I'm sure older kids would too.

I love setting up little invitations to play for the kids like the one below with these wooden toys and seeing where their imaginations take them to re-enact the stories we've read or experiences we've had.

wooden animals

Have you seen this concept in a book before? Any other must read ones for winter and snow? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

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