Indoor child.


Things have been a little tough around here lately, and taking some time out was just what we needed. So when Money Supermarket got in touch, offering us £50 to help show that staying in can be just as fun as going out, we knew that this would be right up our street. Little B and I don't get to see all that much of each other, with him working evenings, and so we make sure that our Monday nights are well spent together.


As much as we occasionally love a cheeky little dance and a cocktail out with friends, we're not so secret fans of staying in and watching a cheesy film with a big bowl of popcorn and a variety of hot chocolate on tap. But this time, we wanted to do something different.. And so we built a den (or in those man terms 'a fort!), a den full of fairy lights, cushions and the best fondue ever had! Complete in a pretty heart shaped dish.


Our budget of £50 treated us to more than was needed, in the way of new pyjamas. Because of course, you need fresh new ones for a den, even if we were a little too excited by all of this. That was until the delicious fondue was spilt down our leg.. It's a good job that we had marshmallows to clean it up with! We also stocked up on some refreshing cider, poured into cute jam jars with paper straws, whilst snuggling up on some new Primark cushions and watching an easy film. Little R made sure there was room for him, after twice attempting to climb on top of the sheets. A cheeky treat lured him back inside, where he then decided to settle down on our laps, becoming quite content with the creation built. I think he was set for the night...


The simplest of things, like building a den, are those little pleasures in life that we treasure the most. Not only did we get to enjoy each others company, it also brought back many memories of our childhoods, hiding away in 'cosy corner' (yeah, that's you Little B). Although we now see why our parents only gave us a few sheets and a chair.. Unpicking all those pegs after was a right old chore.

42 comments

  1. This looks so bloody cosy & lovely! Love the jam jar and paper straw idea :')

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  2. This looks absolutely brilliant! I so want to buy a little den now :) xxx

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  3. That's is so cute and a brilliant idea! I am doing this on my next night in! xxx

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  4. This is absolutely wonderful! And your photographs have captured the moment beautifully. I'm insanely jealous of your den! X

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  5. Wow, I have so much love for this!! So creative yet simple and fun :) looks lovely and like you both had a nice evening :) x

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  6. This is seriously the cutest thing I have seen! :)
    I love all the lights and everything you have done, looks amazing.
    x

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

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  7. I made a den for a photography project i did and it was SO much fun! Yours is the cutest and for a lovely reason too! It looks perfect! Hope your all okay as you mentioned you were both having a tough time x

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  8. Oh this looks absolutely perfect, so cosy. I might do this with my boyfriend when I next see him

    Julia x

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  9. this looks so perfect and cosy love love love :)

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    x

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  10. so sweet :))
    <3
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  11. What a cute date night idea. I love those jam jars :) xx

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  12. ahh this is the best post i wanna make a den now!

    Charlie xx

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  13. This is the most adorable idea ever! I'm the same, love a night out with a cocktail or two occasionally but you can't beat a good night in!!
    My boyfriend is decorating the bedroom at the moment so we're camping out in the living room, it's been fun haha!
    xxx

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  14. This looks like such a lovely way to spend an evening! x

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  15. What a cute den, and a perfect way to spend an evening in.

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  16. This is just the cutest thing, You can't beat a cosy night in or anything with chocolate. Might have to convince my boyfriend that we need our own den.
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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  17. This is so lovely! I agree with the above comment too, definitely going to try to get my boyfriend to build a fort too, although I doubt it'll work unless we can play fifa inside! xo

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  18. Aw you guyyyyys this is so cute! I'm terrible at fort-building, they always collapse around me. I hope you're both ok, I'm always here for a leero chat if you need one x

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  19. This is completely adorable and such a lovel idea!

    Sophs x

    LaVieSophie

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  20. What an adorable little den! I think you did so well with this task and got so much for your money. You kitty look like he/she's made themselves rift at home all snuggled up in there!

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  21. This looks perfect! The fairy lights are adorable xo

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  22. This is THE perfect den! Good choice of cider too ;)

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    xx

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  23. This is absolutely perfect! These pictures are beautiful :)
    -Sophie

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  24. Looks gorgeous, and what a lovely way to un-wind too. I hope you're both well :)

    Louise x
    The Little Things

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  25. Awww this is so cute! Great choice with the Jacques and all those marshmallows look really yummy. Hope things are okay now :) x

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  26. This looks like the most fun, adorable night!
    I need to suggest this for a night in with my boyfriend :)

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    x

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  27. What a perfect den!! I would love to be in there, it looks like the safest must snuggly place on earth. I think when I get my place with my boyfriend this autumn we will have to make a den as a kind of house-warming...no house is home without one!

    Flora
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. This looks so nice! I really want to cancel my night out tomorrow to do this instead. x

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  29. That is so so so sweet. So glad you had this time together!

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  30. This is adorable. I think you need to add professional den maker to your CV.

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  31. We must be mind twins, I'm doing this challenge too and have almost the exact same night in planned! Your wee den looks so cosy, perfect place to eat fondue and watch lots of films! x

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  32. This looks amazing, I would love to live in that den permanently! xo

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  33. This makes me want to build a den right now.
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  34. Oh this is just sooooooo cute!

    I'm hosting a ASOS giveaway on my blog, pop over and have a look if you want

    x

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  35. That the most adorable thing i've ever seen, so cute! You two are amaing!

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    xxxxx

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  36. i have some serious image envy right now.
    soo, soo pretty!!!! and i adore your bio.

    this has genuinely, kinda weirdly, put me in a whimsical mood :)

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    x

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  37. This looks like the most perfect night in ever, your little den looks so cosy! xoxo

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  38. this is so cute, looks super cosy!:) x

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  39. Aww this is so cute! It looks so cozy and snugg inside your den/fort.

    I think I might suggest for me and my boyfriend to try this, it just looks so nice. ^_^

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