1. Our week off involved lake life, visits with family and lots of sunshine in the Okanagan, where I grew up. 

2. They say to try things at least once in your life, right? Well, here's my first venture into matching with my minis!!! How sweet are these dresses from Little Cottonwood?

 Mama and mini dresses by Little Cottonwood

Photo by Amanda Haddow Photography

3. Speaking of first times, we are going camping with the kids IN A TENT(!) for the very first time this coming weekend. Have any of you tried this yet? I'm excited but also slightly terrified that no one will sleep. Surely the kids will be just as happy as they were when we 'played camping' in our backyard with our Little Passports set last year?!!! Ha!

 backyard camping with Little Passports

4. The paint is being painted in our new playroom project this week and the transition will be dramatic! Watch some of the behind the scenes over on my Instagram stories if you'd like to follow along. 

5. There are only 3 weeks left of summer break here for us and I can't help but feel it's all gone too quickly this year, but it's not over yet. With that, I'll leave you with this thought, found from Pinterest.

 stop waiting quote


 light children's house bed

Source: Bonnesoeurs

 kids house bed frame in boys room

It's Friday and for my next project, my client has asked for a house bed for her son's room!!! With that request, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my inspiration for this fun bed idea.

I love the simple lines of the house bed and how such a simple concept adds so much impact. This bed draped with a sheer curtain provides a cozy canopy for any little one. 

 house frame floor bed in girls room

Design: Oh Eight Oh Nine

Having a bed directly on the floor is the most common style but a house frame bed can also have legs so that there is air flow beneath the mattress too. I love this bed below for that!

 crate and kids house bed

Source: Crate and Kids

There are so many variations and the little chimney is a cute addition, as seen here.

 house bed frame in green boy room

If you are looking for a house bed for your own home, here are my top three favourites: