Happy Sunday!!! Addie and I are back from NYC and I am literally still reeling from such a super fun three days with her. I actually wasn’t originally planning to do a travel post about it but I got soooo many amazing recommendations from all of you on IG that our trip turned out pretty epic! Especially for only having 48 hours there! Although we were gone for almost three days, with travel time and such it ended up being just about 48 hours in the Big Apple and I can honestly say that we pretty much did “it all”. So so much fun stuff that I have never done during my dozen or more times there because I have never visited with kiddos. Surprisingly maybe, I actually found NYC to be quite kid friendly. Although Winnie may still be a bit young to really appreciate it, Addison really soaked it up and loved it. Literally a dream come true for me personally. After an initial college major in fashion, I had my heart SET on moving to NYC for a quite a few years. I know it’s not for everyone but it made my heart so happy to see her truly love it as much as I do. It was so so cute. She kept saying NYC is proof that you cannot judge a book by it’s cover! Every gem of a restaurant or store that we visited was so unassuming from the outside but another world once inside. Loved that comment coming from my sweet little bookworm.
Today I am sharing an update on Addison’s bedroom AND a peek at some of our toy and Lego storage! I have been asked quite a few dozen… or a few million times over my blogging years what we use for toy storage and I would honestly mostly say BASKETS! We’ve had some great storage pieces for toys over the years but there has always seemed to be a theme in our home… toys in every single room. And since I don’t have the time or the energy to gather them all up constantly, I literally just put a toy basket in every room!
This time around with Addison’s new bedroom, I wanted something a little more “chic” and whole lot more Lego friendly. If your kids are into those little tiny Legos you know EXACTLY what I mean! A place to hide them ALLLLL!!! Although I love how much Addie loves the little Lego creation kits, they are a parent nightmare. I step on them constantly and there never seems to be a great way to store them and then access them again easily. One day quite a few months ago, I had had enough. I needed some way to get them off the floor but not take them away from her. I needed a place to store her creations AND a place to store the individual Legos as well. I found these cute little nightstand type things at HomeGoods to display the sets and then decided to hang baskets above them for the individual Legos. Funny thing is that by the time I got around to photographing and posting about this, Addison had decided to disassemble most all of her creations to create new ones so they are all back to just Lego pieces.
Here’s a little round-up of some great toy storage baskets…
And a look at Addison’s bedroom and toy storage TODAY!
Addison’s Peachy Pink Tween Bedroom & Toy / Lego Storage ideas!
I found these super cute baskets (links to similar baskets from the same store) which hold a TON of Legos and toys! I then hung coat hooks very similar to THESE to hold the baskets on the wall so that they are easily removable. The girls simply take them down, dump out their Legos and play! When it’s time to clean up, they throw them all back in super easily for hanging right back on the wall! I love that it keeps them off the floor but lets them easily play with them every day. I then use the little nightstands from HomeGoods to display her Lego kits and pieces that she wants to keep together.
XOXO, Brittany Hayes