As Honey's Mummy & Keeping Up With Joneses highlighted - bedside tables and babies don't really mix.
Thankfully we are over the stage where my bedside table was filled with breast pads, nipple cream, breast pump and snuffle babe- 15 months of co-sleeping and breastfeeding turned not only my bedside table, but my entire bedroom, into a nursery rather than my own space.
We have even gone past the 'clearing absolutely everything in sight in order to keep little fingers from causing chaos' phase (like the time my darling 10 month old called 999 from my bedside phone and the other time he went crazy with an YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick)
But we are still in the stage where our bedroom is still very much his bedroom too. He comes in to our bed, without fail, every morning for cwtches and stories and I wouldn't have it any other way - even if it does mean stray toys all over my floor, hidden in my bed and toddler paraphernalia on my bedside table.
So, here we have it:
Just a basic IKEA bedside table from the Malm range in black-brown with the glass top. My bedroom, in all honesty is annoying me beyond belief at the moment. It hasn't been decorated in such a long time and I am fed up of the dark, moody colour scheme. I fancy changing everything and going for something light, airy and with Cath Kidston linen. The total opposite but much needed, I think. However, a new bed, bedroom furniture and a bedroom makeover is an expense I can do without at the moment.
On my bedside table there is:
Crystal Lamp - Doesn't really fit with the style of my bedroom, but my original ones broke and I still haven't got round to replacing them, so this fills it's place in the meantime.
Elemis Nourishing Hand & Body Lotion - love, love, LOVE this moisturiser. Dual purpose, heavy duty and yet lightweight on the skin and sinks in beautifully. I cannot stand moisturising before bed and then getting under the sheets still sticky because the moisturiser hasn't absorbed *shudder* and this is one of the rare few that sinks in fast and leaves no residue. Smells so pretty too.
PAI Chamomile & Rosehip Sensitive Skin Cream - my facial moisturiser and skin saviour of choice. This was reviewed in more detail here. Gorgeous stuff.
Balance Me Under Eye Cream - this was a magazine freebie (Glamour, this month) but I will definitely be purchasing a full size. This is the first Balance Me product I have used but I will be trying more of their range very soon - I love that they are natural, paraben & sulphate free.
Crystal Nail File - nothing worse than getting into bed and having a jagged nail, but stangely enough that is usually my toddler rather than me! These crystal files are gentle enough to use on the most delicate digits.
Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate - Not lways used for it's intended purpose - I use this as a nail oil currently. I have run out of my beloved and holy grail Solar Oil so using this in meantime. It works incredibly well on dry skin and cuticles. A gorgeous blend of hazelnut, rosehip, argan, lavender, neroli and chamomile oils in a handy little roller ball. I do use this on my face also, if I am suffering with dryness.
Liz Earle Superbalm - this 'emergency skin salve' is what I am currently using as my lip balm, even though I'm not totally enamoured with the smell/taste. Trying to use it up but as it is as 30g jar I think it will be here a while!
Hair bands & clip - my hair is in that awkward growing out, in-betweeny length phase so most of the time I just tie it or clip it up especially in bed. Can't stand it tickling my face, back and neck in bed!
Glasses (in case) - Chanel, tortoisehell frames. Boring but necessary when reading.
BT Home Telephone - boring and not totally necessary, in all honesty. The ringers are permanently turned off, in case we ever experience a rare lie in and are disturbed.
Various Children's books - Here we have a collection of R's favourite Fireman Sam & Thomas the Tank books as well as a Welsh book he is currently challenging me with! He loves reading so much - he could barely wait for me to finish taking these photographs...!
iPad - we all use this, especially for lazy mornings in bed. Great for using educational toddler apps or the not so educational but obligatory Twitter/Facebook/Blogger.
iPhone - my phone stays here all night, usually on charge. Also doubles as my clock.
Engagement & Wedding rings - I put them here last thing at night, if I haven't taken them off in the bathroom first.
I think i've shown my true colours here, much more slummy mummy than yummy mummy!
And just because...here is my little angel enjoying his morning story.
I'm going to tag all of my readers t do this tag because a) I'm nosey and b) I need bedroom inspiration!