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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Hobbiton Review

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Expedia Travelling and experiencing adventures together is high on the priority list for our family.  We recently visited the Hobbiton Movie Set (a place on our bucket list) and I’m sharing a comprehensive review over on the Expedia Out There blog. In my Hobbiton article, I cover the topics I would want […]

Crying Out for Compassion

Children in detention: it’s been on my heart for a while. Here I am, writing this blog about ways to have fun and create memories with kids. And yet, I would be remiss if I didn’t use this space to raise awareness of about the children whose daily lives are spent without freedom. Sure, I […]

Soft Boiled Egg: What do you call it?

I call it dippy egg.  I’ve been trying to work out how to best do them because I haven’t found a perfect method that makes the yolk soft in the middle but the white of the egg firm.  I asked on my Facebook page and there were heaps of tips and ideas.  So many different ways, […]

Lunch Box: Sandwich Wrapping Art

This is a cute and achievable idea for the lunchbox! Amanda, artist and mum of two, wraps her children’s sandwiches in baking paper to keep it fresh, and draws a cute design on with markers. Many of these designs are easy enough for the non-artist too! You can follow Amanda’s Instagram feed for even more […]

Paper Plate Bunny Ears

I wrote a tutorial for how to make a simple bunny ears hat out of a paper plate for the Mother & Baby Magazine Blog.  They are easy to make and you can find the full tutorial and print the free template over here: Paper Plate Bunny Ears. Fun Ideas: Go outside and pose in […]

International Sea Change

We moved from Australia to New Zealand in January for one year. It’s a big move for a family of six for a short period of time. During all the packing, organising, moving and resettling (including kids crying and missing home), there were times I thought we must be mad. Crazy!  I looked at my […]

Cardboard Roller Coaster

It’s one of those things you can whip up, the kids can play with it for a few days until it’s broken apart, and then you recycled it all.  Materials Cardboard/toilet rolls – make as long or as short as desired Tape (sturdy packing tape works best) Small balls Large box (or you can just run […]

Vegemite & Cheese Pull Apart Recipe

This pull apart certainly beats the old vegemite sandwich! The dough is super easy to make and doesn’t require any beaters, yeast or rising time. You can also change the filling and add whatever you like such as tomato paste, bacon, olives, capsicum, etc. It is a favourite is our house and a good one […]

Over 100 Lunch Box Food Ideas – Plus Printable

Lunch Box Food Ideas I’ve tried a lot, a lot, a lot of different things in the lunch box over the years, and I’m still discovering different ways to (easily) include simple and nutritious foods. Over the past couple of weeks, I compiled a list of all the things I could think of. Not all […]

Easiest Get Well Card to Make

Probably the easiest Get Well card you could make! Just stick a bandaid on to a card, draw a cute face and write the words on. Or you can print the words if you have a printer that can do that. Easy! Materials Blank card Fine tip pen/sharpie Plaster/Band-aid

Dino Toy Planters

Here’s a cute project from Jill Lister-Martin. Dino planters! Jill is a mum to boys and blogs about her creativity here, and you’ll also find her over at Facebook here: Happy Creative Me. Materials and tools Plastic dinosaur toys A drill or something to put holes in the dinosaurs Cutting tool- strong kitchen scissors or […]

DIY Stick Raft Boats

We collected the sticks for this project on our way home from school.  I made the boats and the kids spent hours and hours playing with them, at home and at the beach. It was beyond wonderful.  It all started with my husband, and his love of watching the sailing. The Volvo Ocean Race is […]

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Condensed milk, crushed biscuits, coconut and lemon – a match made in heaven. These balls are easy to make whether you have a Thermomix, food processor or do it by hand. They are great to keep in the freezer for when unexpected guests pop around or you just need something sweet to get you through […]

Fun Food Picks

If you want to make the lunch box fun with minimal fuss, food picks are brilliant! I’ve used them for years.  I don’t put them in lunch box every day…maybe once a week, depending on what I have packed for the kids.  They are great for things like cut up fruit, veggies and cheese squares.  There are […]

Pretty Lunches: What they look like at lunch time

This is one of the questions that I get asked a lot about the lunches I make for my kids (I share some of the lunches on my Instagram @beafunmum). It looks good now but how does it look at lunch time? I asked my teen to take a picture of how the lunch box to […]

Finding a new perfume: Top fragrances to try

There’s nothing quite like a splash of perfume to make me feel a little girly. It gives me a spark of confidence as I enter the day or step out in heels at night. To me, perfume is a fine mist of personality. I love wearing it but I’ve been using the same perfume for […]

Amazing Backyard Treehouse (and how it was built)

This amazing treehouse belongs to Jeff, Ann and their three children. The fort of fun and adventure is sitting in the backyard of their family home in Binghamton in New York.  They were kind enough to allow me to share their project here, and I’m so glad because it’s inspiring. It started with the tree.   “We have […]

DIY Cute zzzz Bed Cushion

Miss 11’s bed was looking bare, so we decided to make it happy with a few cushions. Materials White cushion (cotton outer) Fabric pens How 1. Draw a variety of faces on a piece of paper. 2. Draw on the preferred design on the cushion. 3. Iron on the inside of the cushion where the […]

Grass Sledding

All you need is cardboard and a grassy hill. SO. MUCH. FUN. That is all.  

DIY Googly Eyed Monster Night Shirt

The kids often wear my or my husband’s T-shirts to bed. I get it. They are so baggy and comfy! The needed more sleep gear, so this time, bought men’s size small white T-shirts (they cost $4) and we decorated them with google eyed monsters. The kids are absolutely wrapped with them! So simple to […]

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