Thursday, 23 May 2013

Darcy's Den

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I was going to save this for next week because I felt like I should do a beauty review but really, bronzer over baby? I don't think so! 

Yesterday Darcy and I had nowhere to go and no intention of getting out of our pijamas so spent the day playing inside. Since her cot is downstairs at the moment and she's using my office as a place to sleep (she sleeps better in there because of the blackout curtains) there is a little unused nook in her bedroom. 

It was all very spur of the moment but we decided to build a cosy little den and read some books together. For the 'Mummy Mafia' out there, she was supervised every second of the game and fairy lights are obviously not something she usually has so close to her. 

Baby Glitter Den

Baby Glitter Den

Baby Glitter Den
Pretending to be asleep, complete with tiny 'snore' noises. 

Baby Glitter Den

Baby Glitter Den

All we did to make this was open up the clothes dryer, drape blankets on top, lay the giant duvet on the bottom and bejewel with ornaments rose lights and, most especially, my wedding veil. 

I have my veil displayed in Darcy's room so it was to hand and since she wasn't left alone at any point, I felt OK with it being part of playtime. If you are planning to make this more of an independent activity I would definitely not advise using such precious materials! 

Darcy thought her den was the bees knees and stayed in there for about 40 minutes- long in toddler terms!! I just know we're going to make more of these round the house as she grows so I will be sure to share them with you too. 

What were your favourite childhood games?



Toodlepip!

xx

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135 comments:

  1. Aww! When I was little I just love love loved to build a den an play in it!

    What a great idea!

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  2. Hehe awe it looks so cosy! <3 xx.

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  3. I can't get over how cute and cosy these pictures are! Darcy is such a pretty baby :) Great post!

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  4. This is so cute! Love the colour scheme too :)

    Carina xx
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  5. The picture of Darcy pretending to be asleep is so so cute!!!!!

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  6. That is the prettiest little den I have ever seen! I used to make these all the time with my siblings, they were so much fun! I look forward to making them with my kids too :)

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  7. My brother and I would literally turn our whole living room into a fort. We'd collect all the blankets we could find in the house. We even managed to drape them over the t.v. so that we could watch movies from inside. The joys of childhood!! Haha!

    --Kelsey from http://thatonechickaofb.blogspot.com/

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  8. I Like this cute pictures!

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  10. This looks so cute! You can see mummy loves her pastel colours ;) I did this with the kids I was babysitting once (without the weddingveil though, think their mummy wouldn't have been too happy if I would've used that...) and they absolutely loved it! Hope I can do this with my own children someday in the future, when I hopefully will have my own :)

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  11. That is the cutest den I have ever seen! I used to put all the dining chairs together with my brother and use our bed sheets to make a den haha

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  12. oh I just love it!! I use to make things like that when I was little but not so glamorous as this!! so beautiful!

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  13. I used to make dens put of a clothes horse when I was little - my grandma had a really big sturdy wooden which was perfect for den-building! I'm not sure i ever made anything so pretty as yours though!
    I love that your wedding veil is in baby glitters room and that she can see it and occasionally touch it and play with it - this seems much nicer than it being packed away in box all the time :)

    Jenni x

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  14. Awww! She's so cute!

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  15. Aww what a sweet idea! It looks so pretty! Is it bad that I wanna make one for me?
    Rachelle x
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  16. She is the most gorgeous little girl! I recognise those little pretend snores from my nephew when we make a den under the dining room table, normally resulting in him forgetting, standing up and banging his head! Yours looks much safer!

    Lindsey. x
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  17. Aww that is so cute, she is such a little star

    P.xx
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  18. Aww Darcy is so pretty! I used to love making dens when I was little - also really love them fairy lights!

    Millie x
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  19. this is so beautiful! I love this post!

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  21. This is gorgeous, i swear louise is the greatest mum!

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  22. Aww so cute. Darcy is so adorable!!

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  23. What a lovely idea! A clothes horse has never looked so magical :)
    Darcy is sooo cute!! xx

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  24. Beautiful pictures as usual! Too cute!

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    xx

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  25. Most gorgeous den ever! Darcy really is such a lucky girl to have a fun mommy like you! My favorite activities as a toddler were reading and drawing with my mom and learning to ride a bike from my dad on Sunday mornings :)

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  26. Oh louise this is lovely, and the photos you took are so beautiful! Looks like you two had an amazing day!

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  27. Aw this a great little idea. I am glad she loved it. So pretty :)

    Rachel xx

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  28. Building a den what a classic! I used to love doing that as a child! It looks really pretty and like Darcy had a lovely time! xx

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  29. This is adorable, and everything is so pretty! I remember doing the same thing at my nans with my cousin! Using her clothes dryer or settee! xxx


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  30. What a fantastic idea! I'd have never thought of using a clothes airer!

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  31. This is absolutely so adorable! I loved making forts as a child, one of my favourite memories of my siblings and myself. We used the dining chairs and popped a broom stick in the middle for that "tent" feel. So lovely and fairy tale like :)

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  32. This is too cute!! Reminds me of The Holiday where Jude Law's daughters had made that super cute fort. In this instance, you would be Jude Law I suppose... haha I miss fort making. Might have to do this with the girls that I nanny :) xx

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  33. This is so cute! I remember doing this when I was little! Can I ask where the fairy lights are from? They're gorgeous, I want some for my room! (:

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  34. Haha I remember building dens but not with my Mum :D she was always angry at us because she had to tidy up afterwards. The best time ever anyway!

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  35. What a beautiful den! I'd love to see how you display your veil.
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  36. I wish I had a den like that as a child! Mine was just usually made of an old floral duvet cover and garden chairs, complete with cobwebs and spiders!

    Gorgeous pictures of Darcy, especially her "sleeping".

    Ellen x

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  37. That is the cutest thing! Everyone loves a den :)

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  38. I always used to make den's with my sister when we were little! It was the best :)

    Aimee Xx
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  39. That is so cute! I'd have loved this a lot(!) as a child, for sure. :-) x

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  40. Ee she's just so cute! Beautiful pictures! xo

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  41. I remember loving making Dens when I was little; one of the best things to do when you're that age. You are a wonderful Mum!

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  42. Oh that looks so magical, Darcy is the cutest!

    Julia x

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  43. This made my heart warm, because I used to do this. My mama would make me one with the clothes dryer right next to my bed. Awww such memories xxx

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  44. We have all made a den out of a clothes dryer once in our lifes

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  45. That's such a cute girly den! Love it so much

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  46. Aww this is so cute! When me and my cousin were little my Mom would make us a den in my Gran's garden made out of duvets and blankets. :)

    I love how Darcy pretended to be asleep, she's such a cutie. :)

    Can't wait to see more pictures from your den days! :)

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  47. This is so beautiful! Darcy is gorgeous :) xx

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  48. Aw this is so cute and gorgeous! No wonder she wanted to stay in there so long!
    Justine xx

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  49. This is absolutely adorable!

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  50. Aww what a fab idea. Stacey keeps asking if she can put her tent up in her room but we're very limited to space - maybe I should use our clothes drier and let her build a den in the kitchen instead?!

    Louise xxx

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  51. Shes so cute :)

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  52. you have such a beautiful daughter and you are such a wonderful mother <3 x

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  53. N'awwwwwww this is so cute! :) xx

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  54. so adorable! darcy is the cutest little thing. you're such an amazing mum louise X

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  55. now she has her own little princess castle :)

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  56. You are so creative would love something like this over my bed

    I use to love mum making me and my sister dens but unfortunately ours were old brown picnic blankets not snazzy like yours

    Carrieanne x

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  57. That's the cutest thing I've ever seen!! darcy is so gorgeous!!

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  58. We loved making cubby houses and playing shops or doctors! We'd always take turns bein ght patient/doctor and the shopper/shop assistant!

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  59. This reminds me so much of when my sister and I used to make a den out of our bunk beds when we were younger!
    I swear Darcy is the most cute little girl ever.
    Thankyou for sharing these cute snaps with us :)

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  60. This is so sweet - I use to love making tents when I was little!


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  61. Oh, your den is so cosy! And Darcy looks lovely in there, just like the little princess of sweetness she is =)

    I always wanted to crawl into our clothes dryer and my mum to start it so I could have a little rollercoaster ride whenever I wanted. But my mum wouldn't let me :( Thinking back, that was probably the only sensible thing to do if you child yells out of the dryer she wants to have a spin...

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  62. I used to love doing this as a kid, the bigger we could get them the better :D Darcy looks so happy :) xxx

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  63. This is an amazing idea, Louise! Definitely going to embark on a den making mission the next time my niece comes for a visit! I wish it was still acceptable to create small, cozy dens when your 18! But hey ho, I don't care! Love the post, and Baby Glitter is far too cute!

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  65. This is beautiful - she is such a lucky little girl :)

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  66. I looooooove Pijamas' Days :D
    (lovely den, by the way)

    Have a nice day!

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  67. so cozy! I would have loved this as a child. Forts are so comforting.

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  68. These bring back good memories of my childhood!:-) Thanks Louise:-) -
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  69. Darcy is the cutest thing ever! She looks so happy and I think you're a fantastic mum for her!
    Have a nice day!

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  70. Words cannot describe how cute Darcy is, she is absolutely adorable! I always used to make dens when I was little, I loved them :D xx

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  71. Aww these are such beautiful pictures, Darcy will be so happy that you've documented her childhood in photographs, I wish my parents had done the same! I did, however, get to make dens all the time! I'm not even ashamed to admit that after a long day at work I'll often make myself a little cosy den and watch a good movie or a read a book. The perfect way to relax! Michaela xoxo

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  72. I used to throw pillows and cushions on the floor and jump on the cusions as the floor was lava , good times! :)

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  73. This is so cute! I always loved hanging around in this when I was a kid! <3

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  74. I CANNOT get over those rose lights....so beautiful! Darcy is absolutely gorgeous.

    I love how she has a smile on her face when she was pretending to be asleep...too cute!

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  75. Aw so adorable! I used to love making dens when I was little!
    Sarah xx
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  76. This is too cute, I wish I was a kid again so I could make dens haha x
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  77. Darcy is just so adorable!
    I used to love making dens as a child too haha this post's bringing me sweet memories

    x Elise

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  78. wow, wish I was 2 right now and had a den like that ;) I looooooove cozy places like that (who doesn't?!)

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  79. this is such a beautiful idea, i would have loved this as a kid! thanks for sharing!

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  80. I loved making dens when I was younger, but they were never ever as pretty as this! I used sofa cushions and cardboard boxes! Darcy is a lucky little lady, she's gorgeous! x

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  81. Darcy is the cutest thing ever ever! Such a pretty den too :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  82. I love the lights!
    I made little dens out of cushions and blankets too when i was little.

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    maya x

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  83. She is so cute.... Lovely idea for a day in the house

    Nikita xx

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  84. Darcy is adorable!

    Me and my little sister used to use the clothes airer and our bunk beds to make a huge awesome den and we used to live in it for days, until my mum needed her clothes airer back! (And this was at the ages of 11 and 12, not as toddlers :-P) We also had DAYS of fun with a massive TV box.

    Rachel xx
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  85. Darcy is soooo cute! Making dens seemed like the best thing ever when you were little. I loved it! Our favourite den used to be when we put massive blankets over our climbing frame in the garden. We had hours of fun setting up home in there!

    Lucy x The New Northerner

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  86. Such adorable pictures. I love back-to-basic playtime!

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  87. how cute she is

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  88. This is sooo sweet, what a good idea!!!

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  89. Such a cute pretty little den :)

    Georgina
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  90. oh Louise you just know how to make little and simple things like a den, so beautiful and lookink like a castle! i love it about you <3 mine would've just been a pile of blankets... :D and i can't help but mention of how extremly adorable baby Darcy looks, a gorgeous child and an amazing photographer! :) keep up the good work, can't wait for your beatiful snaps of the 30 day photo challenge :)

    Merilin xx

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  91. This den is just too cute.
    :)

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  92. Absolutely lovely! I used to love making forts when I was younger! It's fun to 'get away' and use your imagination sometimes :)

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  93. darcy is adorable!
    how cute!

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  94. That is completely adorable and it looks like something fit for a princess--so a perfect match for Miss Darcy! I'm glad that you both had a lot of fun with it and it makes me wish I had been more creative as a kid and liked making those kind of things! <3

    Cheers! x

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  95. Baby Glitter is one of the most ADORABLE toddlers I have ever seen!! I absolutely love her!!!

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  96. I used to like dens when I was a babe!
    Baby Glitter is lovely :))

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  97. Hi Louise! This is a genius idea! i love it a lot! Baby Glitter is so big now but loads cute too! When i was little my sister and i used to pull out a big lounge (with mums help) and drape a huge blanket over it and pretend it was our little home, it was so fun we used to play in there for hours and hours! Ha ha!
    - Sam xx

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  98. This is so cute! Especially that picture of her pretending to be asleep. Hahaha.

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  99. Your blogs make me so happy :-)

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  100. most adorable photos ever
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  101. This is adorable - wish I had this when I was little xo

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  102. Such an adorable idea!! Really enjoyed reading this post!! xx
    pssst - you are getting better and better with your photographing skills!! The pictures are beautiful!!


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  103. This is the cutest thing!

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  104. She looks so much like you. Sooo adorable!

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  105. The 3rd photo, omg I'm dying of cuuuuuteness :))

    xx

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  106. Such a cute idea :) Looks amazing xxx

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  107. so cute!

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  108. Wow!! Looks amazing!! :) x

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  109. I can't believe how jealous I am of a toddler and her den! Haha so cute. Might have to try this with my 2 year old niece but I think she's far more easily distracted than Darcy :)

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  110. This is SUCH a cute post! I used to play games when I was little in my gigantic house. It was gigantic when I was 6 :p We played hide and seek and badminton and football and sardines in the garden. One time as a little kid I even pooped in the garden because I couldn't be bothered to go inside! There was also a little corridor from the sitting room round by the dining room and into the kitchen so when my Mum was teaching in the dining room I could hop through there to get more snacks! I loved snacks! More posts like there are so welcome :)

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  111. These pictures are precious! What an adorable idea! xx

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  112. That little nook is the cutest thing ever - Tumblr worthy. Haha! Darcy is growing up to be such a gorgeous little girl and you give her so much love and attention - you're such a great momma!

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  113. This is adorable! I used to do this with my brother using our bunk bed even when we were getting a bit too old for it!

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  114. This is cuuuuuute! I remember having little dens when I was little too. But they were a lot less pretty than this haha!

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  115. Just Cute, that's all I have to say :) <3

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  116. OMG she is just so so so adorable! Like, I just want to travel to England and hug her and kiss her <3 <3 Congrats for having such a beautiful baby Louise! You are a great mom :)

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  117. Aw! This is adorable!
    Love the idea!

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  118. you have the most adorable child ever! when I have a baby I'm making a den with them, I've decided! Thank you Louise!x

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  119. Oh I want to make one of these for myself!
    It's so gorgeous :)

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  120. is it strange as a 20 year old to want to make one of these for myself, haha.
    ADORABLE!

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  121. So pretty! I wish I had a den like this! Everything you do always look so nice and girly :)

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  122. Such a cute idea and you have done it so well! I bet you have millions on photos of her looking so cute!

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  123. This is absolutely precious! I made a fort in the living room with my little cousins and we watched Hercules-- had a major bit of a sing a long even though I was the only one who knew the words. At least they were good adlibbers!

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  124. This looks amazing such a cute and unique idea.

    Beth
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  125. This is beautiful, Darcy looks so happy, too!

    I used to love to play with Beenie Babies and barbies and dollhouses when I wasn't playing my Nintendo SNES :p

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  126. This is just so adorable and beautiful and cozy looking ! Darcy is such a cutie! <3

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  127. Darcy is so precious! I use to make dens like these all the time when I was little and put the blankets over a table so I had a roof as well! It reminds me of my childhood -wish I was her age again!

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  128. She is the cutest thing in existence!

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  129. She is the cutest baby I have ever seen !!
    Good job Louise (and Matt, obviously) ;)

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