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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Portable Movie Theatre

Sponsored by Bose and Nuffnang I mentioned to my husband that I was reviewing a portable speaker. When I said the brand was Bose, he was estatic! Haha. I didn’t know the brand was such a favourite, so there you go. In a nutshell, the Bose SoundLink Mini II is a portable, bluetooth speaker designed […]

Foam Flower Wreath

We have a stack of craft foam in the craft box; it caught my eye last time I was at Spotlight. It’s proven to be so handy for activities that provide an extension of play for my kids. We used it for mermaid peg dolls, a car wash for matchbox cars, and now a soft flower […]

Lego Mini-Figures – display and storage solution

Like it? You can make it in just 30 minutes! Here’s how… Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A piece of timber. I used a cupboard door from IKEA. Super Glue. White Lego bricks. You can order packs of ‘white only bricks’ on eBay. Lego mini figures. Step 2: Mark out where you […]

Enjoying Fashion Fads: Ring Stack

I enjoy fashion but I’m not someone who necessarily keeps up with current styles. I tend to go for classic pieces, and then mix it up with fun seasonal items that happen to catch my eye. Recently went on a work weekend to Sydney (read about it here) and I thought it would be fun to […]

Colourful Water Play

I used to do this when the kids were little. I dug out an old pic from 6 years ago. Aww, bless! Look at them! All you need Bowls or plastic containers Food Colouring  Water Cups/spoons/plastic cups/plastic toys/paint brushes/spray bottle (things like that to add to the play) Note: I only use a few drops so […]

English Muffin Mini Pizzas

My kids are so hungry in the afternoons! I have over 60 afternoon tea ideas here and mini pizza is on the list because it’s a hit with my kids. Good for lazy dinner nights or lunch on the weekends too. Ingredients English muffins Grated cheese Tomato sauce Simple toppings: pineapple pieces, bacon pieces, cherry tomato, […]

Being a Blogger: Behind the Scenes

Blogger Weekend: Behind the Scenes I started Be A Fun Mum as a goal for myself after I came out of depression back in 2009. After a few years of blogging personally, I realised I might be able to create a job for myself through my blog after the kids were all back in school, […]

It’s the reward

My teen went away on a camp overseas this past school holidays. They grow up, and start — you know — being all independent and doing things! I missed her! The day after she got back home again, she greeted me in the morning as we readied to go out. “Mum, you look lovely! You […]

Dot Painting

Aboriginal dot paintings are a wonderful tradition that is great to introduce to our kids in a simplistic form. It is also a fun thing to do where minimal items are required. Keep them in your art cupboard and you can do this activity whenever boredom strikes. It is simple and best of all, doesn’t […]

Beautiful Period Fashion

Frills and furbelows, corsets and cuffs, prose and poetry, mittens and muffs… If these are a few of your favourite things, you will love Tea in a Tea Cup – a blog that looks at the fashion, art, literature, poetry, customs and pastimes that were prominent in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Kelly Lock […]

Rolled Meatloaf with Ham, Cheese & Spinach

I have been making this recipe for a many years now and when I released my cookbook back in 2013, this was the most popular recipe. Lots of people said it tastes just like spaghetti and meatballs. It is a great meal to make ahead of time and keep in the fridge until you are […]

Travel Naughts & Crosses Game

This is an uber easy game you can whip up for travel, or just to stick in your handbag to keep kids occupied during those waiting times. Materials Paper Cardboard (milk bottle lid stencil) Permanent Marker Zip Lock Bag 1. Cut a piece of paper to the size of the zip lock bag, so it […]

Favourite Cracker Toppings

I like eating cracker snacks, even for lunch some days. I like the texture and that crunch. There are certain toppings that were made to go together, and I’m sharing some of my favourites. Toppings Below are some favourites: Cream cheese & strawberry jam Cream cheese & blueberry Vegemite & cottage cheese Vegemites & cheese Tomato tuna […]

Make a Story Box: Unique Gift Idea

Today I am reviewing gorgeous little story boxes which are specifically designed to be given as a personalised gift to someone you love. The idea behind the Story Box is to fill a frame with figurines that, when looked at collectively, tell a story.   It is actually quite romantic and it took me a […]

Homemade Puff Paint

Homemade Puff Paint When I was a little girl I used puff paint all the time and drew designs on anything I could find – especially T-shirts and shoes. The only problem was, they came in the smallest bottles and were quite expensive so I didn’t get to use it as much as I would […]

How the School Shoes Have Survived – half year mark

School starts up next week for my kids, and I’m getting things organised for another school term. I buffed the children’s shoes (note: I realisticlaly only do this about once every 3 months) and thought I would report on how the shoes have gone at the half-year mark.  Take a look. The brands: Clarks, Clarks, Lynx, […]

Drawing and Development

Guest post from Nicole from Gateway Therapies I once wrote a post here on handwriting, where I explained the elements of handwriting and how to help your kids get better at it. Four years later I still maintain that handwriting is terribly important, and it’s probably time we explored an essential prerequisite. Most toddlers love […]

Chocolate & Chickpea Brownies

Back to school this week for my kids, and today I am sharing a great lunchbox recipe that I hope your kids will enjoy. Mine sure did but I didn’t tell them about the chickpeas until they committed to liking them. Make sure you process the chickpeas very finely, otherwise you might have a battle […]

Design Your Own Pillowcase

This school holidays, I planned for the kids to decorate their own pillowcases as an activity. They loved it, and the children were all so proud of their final product. Materials  Pillow case Fabric markers Paper Instructions 1. It’s a good idea to do a bit of practice on paper before beginning the design on […]

Colour Hunt: Purple

A colour hunt. This is a similar concept to the Rainbow Leaves hunt we do.  It’s simple and you can do it inside or outside.  Look around the house for items or toys of a particular colour, or my favourite, go outside and do it in nature.  When you take the time to look, really look at […]

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