Just like that it’s back to school and Term 3 kicked off today for Ashton and Skylar. We announced our decision to homeschool at the very end of the second term and I didn’t have time to even sort out a school room for the boys. I’ve been rocking that single mom hustle and it’s time for our school room reveal.
Ever since we decided to begin homeschool I’ve been eager to have a designated place for the boys school time. We have the tiniest home, so space is an issue, but Ashton gave up his room and Skylar welcomed him over to share a bedroom.
Ashton’s room was a bit of a disaster because he painted on the walls and I had my work cut out for me. I had to fill, sand and repaint the room as a starting point, but saw it as the perfect opportunity to up-skill the boys.
Then I needed some furniture and a few items to give the room personality all on a budget. Our school space is bright, organized and super cosy. The boys are thriving in this space and seem to enjoy spending downtime in this room as well.
I love the space so much that I also tend to work there in the evenings. With our light warm yellow walls and lack of wall space, I really wanted to bring some character into this space so I opted for a edgy monochrome carpet. This is probably the coldest room in the house so I needed to do something about that.
Other favorite elements include the motivational plaques, succulents and planners. We depend heavily on the Canon Pixma TS8340 printer which has been an absolute lifesaver as we eased into homeschool life.
Eating meals in the room isn’t allowed, but healthy snacking is. A stash of their fav snacks can also be found in the school room.
A special offer just for our Fit Like Mummy fam
To celebrate the start of Term 3 and work life balance, I have some exciting news and a special offer for you. Montagu Snacks has launched their super cool Office Box which costs R499.90
But I also have a little something something for you. The first 50 Office boxes purchased will receive a complimentary delicious box of Carrol Boyes Chocolates. Yes you heard right but wait! There’s more. If you are a Fit Like Mummy follower you will also get one of the new Montagu Snacks black buffs.
Make sure to use this Montagu link HERE and use code FITLIKEMUMMY to qualify for this exclusive offer.
How to use the code
1. Add items (including OFFICE BOX) to the cart
2. Click on “VIEW CART”
3. Insert the code: FITLIKEMUMMY (no spaces)
4. Continue to checkout
So, for just R 499.90 you will get
1. A box full of healthy snacks
2. A box of CaRRol BoYes box of chocolates. (exclusive to first 50 people who order)
3. A Montagu black buff (exclusive to the Fit Like Mummy family)
Here’s all the office supply deets
Creating this space on a budget was a challenge, but I managed to pull it off. From buying desk that I had to assemble from scratch to using my ebucks and shopping only sale items, I made it work.
- Printer – Canon
- Desks – Decofurn Furniture
- Office chairs – Decofurn Furniture
- Office bins – West Pack Lifestyle
- Chalk board – Crazy Store
- Whiteboard – Crazy Store
- Carpet – China Town
- Bean bag – Superbalist
- Stationery organisers & planners – Typo
- Filing trays – West Pack Lifestyle
- Stationery – West Pack Lifestyle
- Motivational plaques – Crazy Store
- Succulents – Checkers
While I can’t give the boys a Pinterest perfect room, I have managed to give them a place that they feel secure in and that promotes a sense of calm. Term 3 here we come !
Disclaimer : The only item sponsored in the school room is the Canon Printer which I received in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.