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How to Contact School Books

When it comes to covering school books, there are a few ways to do it. Contact My contact experience isn’t always positive, however I have gotten better at it over the years. The secret is to work on a very flat surface and work in sections. After cutting the paper with backing attached (as per […]

How School Shoes Have Lasted Over a Year

I’ve tried many different school shoes for my children over the years and from my experience, I’ve come to this realisation: $ Cheap Shoes ($10-$40) These have never lasted long for my kids. Maybe a month or so, and so it doesn’t tend to be cost effective in the long run. However, in saying that, […]

Doing a Family Holiday This Year?

Are you doing travelling or holidaying as a family this year?  I found a gorgeous, gorgeous product for you! This Travel Journal from Caravanning With Kids is a wonderful way to document family travels. You can do things like a daily journal, add photos or draw pictures; it’s something both adults and kids can enjoy doing […]

Pan for Gold

Kids love mystery and adventure! And we had plenty of that when we drove around the South Island of New Zealand last September in a camper van. One of the places we stopped at was Shanty Town. There we learnt how to pan for gold. I was chatting to one of the people who work there, and […]

A Story of 2015 – Reflection for Kids

2015 is drawing to a close. Below is a writing prompt for kids to help them reflect on the year.  For older children, this could also become a writing plan for a short story about the year – and what a lovely thing to keep in the memory box! Filling this out could be a fun New Year’s […]

Hot Cobb Loaf

If you are looking for a delicious dip to entertain guests with on New Year’s Eve – then look no further. This cobb loaf is easy to prepare and can partially be made ahead of time which is a bonus if you have a busy night ahead. I usually like to make the dip part […]

ADORABLE Mini Crochet Animals

I have the sudden urge to spend hundreds on miniature crochet animals. My kids would LOVE these so much (and so would I). I came across the SuAmi shop on Etsy this week, and just have a look at these creations! The attention to detail is amazing! They do cost a pretty penny though. Absolutely […]

Exercise You Can Do at the Park

I got myself into a good fitness routine during the last six months which has been great! I’m feeling so well! However, there’s nothing that kills my fitness plans like a change in routine and I have a big one of those looming. I find it more challenging to exercise after I move location (which I’m doing again) […]

Almond Bread Recipe

Almond Bread Almond bread is a fantastic Christmas treat to make for your family and friends. It is easier than you think to make, has minimal ingredients and is so addictive that you could devour it all. This is a favourite of mine to hand out to teachers and neighbours at the end of the […]

5 Easy Ways to Disguise Christmas Gifts

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Australia Post There’s the shake test, the size-it-up test and the squish test. Keeping gifts a surprise is part of the fun, especially if you keep loved ones guessing up to the very last second! This Christmas, Australia Post is ensuring the gifts you buy online stay a surprise with their […]

Turn Your Images into Magnets

There are a lot of fun way to turn your photos into fun and decorative features for the home. I like Sticky9 products, and there are many fab products in the range that make wonderful Christmas presents, including posters, tablet covers, magnets, magnetic wall frame, square prints and cards, reusable stickers and phonebooks.    Featured below: Poster, Prints   […]

Jurassic World Play Scene

Jurassic World – at home Since the release of the Jurassic World movie back in June, I have been under constant fire from my boys asking for Jurassic World toys. I just can’t justify paying $200 for Jurassic World Lego when they already have so many Lego and dinosaurs at home. So, I suggested that […]

New Weight Watchers Your Way Program

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Weight Watchers The amount of health and diet information available on the market is overwhelming. I find the tricky thing is distinguishing fads from sustainable healthy lifestyle changes. I am pleased to say that having been introduced to the new Weight Watchers Your Way Program, I found a holistic approach to […]

Peppa Pig Holiday Range Giveaway

Peppa Pig has a brand new Holiday toy range, just in time for the Christmas season. This gorgeous line of toys is sure to engage little fans of the show in imaginative play. BAFM writer Bernie (Primary School Teacher and Music Teacher at Making Rainbows) road tested the products and I’ll hand it over to her.  Check […]

Shell Hair Clip

In a recent haul of beach treasures, we found a few scallop shells. They are a clam shape with a flat back, so I thought they would be perfect for hair clips. The clips turned out so well and my daughter loved it!  Materials Shell – I used a scallop shell which make this craft super easy […]

Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

Salt Dough Christmas Decorations The shops are full of Christmas decorations from about October each year but they are often generic – round shiny balls in different colours. As beautiful and cheap as they are, this year I was looking for something a little more original for our Christmas tree. Salt dough is a great […]

Putting Together a Party Outfit

Planning a special outfit is something I enjoy. I like piecing it together and finding the right shades and accessories.  It’s coming up to party season now and I have a bit of a system for putting together something a bit fancy to wear. I don’t always buy new items, but I culled a lot of my […]

Dear Teacher Letter

Often it’s the teachers who organise fill the blank letters for Mother’s and Father’s Day. I thought it would be a nice idea to draft a letter for the kids to fill in for the teacher this time. It’s a lovely way to summarise the year and it’s interesting to learn about what the kids enjoy […]

Mini Paper Houses Printable: Design a Street

How cute are these little paper houses? It’s a fun activity idea to keep in the back of your mind for the school holidays. It could be a catalyst for hours of play. Fun for Holiday activity School projects Make a city (print a few copies of the printlabe and decorate the houses different and make a […]

Paper Christmas Decorations

I’ve done a lot of Christmas themed table centrepieces over the years and this is one of my favourites. I adore the look of twigs, because they really bring the rustic look of the outdoors inside, and it’s cheap and easy too! I did this table feature project last year using cardboard and washi tape […]

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