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Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

I love the unique look of child-coloured wrapping paper and it doubles as an activity the kids enjoy too.  You can get a roll of brown (Kraft) paper from places like Officeworks, Kmart, Target, BIG W and stationery stores.  30 metres cost about $15 so it goes a long way. Colourful Wrapping Brown paper Felt [...]

{Giveaway Week} A School Term Supply of nudie Juice

A huge thanks to my giveaway sponsors this week.  You can still enter my other two giveaways this week here and here. I’ve left my favourite giveaway to last: win a school term’s worth of nudie juice. Would be a great head start to term 3! Sponsored by nudie (S1 post) I paused at the juice [...]

{Lunch Box} Cheese Twists

These are pretty much the same as the scrolls I often make but presented just a little differently. I find mixing it up for the lunch box is always a good idea. Dough Recipe The dough recipe is here. Method 1. Allow the dough to rise for about 30 minutes (until doubled in size). Remove [...]

{Giveaway WEEK} Downtown Abbey, Friendship & Jarrah Hot Chocolate

This week on the blog, I’m doing giveaways!  The first giveaway, Win a Year’s Supply of Radiant, is still running and you can find details on how to enter here.  Next up, I have something more glamorous and delicious than the washing.  It started with a busy couple of weeks, a friend and Downtown Abbey. Brought [...]

The Jeans I’m Wearing This Season

I picked up these skinny jeans at Target when I was there looking for swim shirts for the kids. It was an impulsive purchase and didn’t even try them on before hand.  I wanted to say I’m so happy with them. They fit nicely and were only $20. I like where the waist line sits [...]

{Giveaway WEEK} Doing the Washing: Win A Year’s Supply of Radiant

Almost school holidays! Whoo hoo! And…it’s giveaway week on the blog.  I have three awesome things for you this week and first up, a chance to win a year’s supply of Radiant as part of the Radiant Return campaign. Read on for details on how to enter. Brought to you by Nuffnang and Radiant Managing [...]

6 Play Dough Recipes

Is it just me or does there seem to be a play dough revolution thanks to Pinterest? There are so many recipes and variations out there to try!  Today, I’m sharing  best play dough recipes and variations from 6 Aussie bloggers. traditional — stretchy — herbal tea — glow in the dark — essential oil [...]

Blueberry & Coconut Muffins

This is a variation on the coconut bread I often make.  Great for an afternoon treat or I often make it in mini size for the lunch box. Ingredients 1 Cup SR Flour 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut 1/2 Cup Sugar 3/4 Cup Milk 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries Method 1. Gently mix all ingredients until just [...]

Zucchini & Parmesan Fritters

I made a big batch of these zucchini and parmesan fritters for dinner and used the leftovers in the lunch box the next day.  My children loved it! Zucchini & Parmesan Fritters This is a simple and easy meal to make. I use a variations of this recipe. Ingredients 2 large /3 medium zucchini (about [...]

Road Trip: Southern Great Barrier Reef – Wrap Up

I long to be back on this beach in the middle of the ocean! I’m reflecting back on our busy long weekend in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region and writing a wrap up retracing our travel steps.  I did the same thing after our road trip from Brisbane, right down to Canberra in 2011.  [...]

Disney and Pixar are raising my kids!

Guest Post by Occupational Therapist, Nicole Grant Disney and Pixar are raising my kids, and I’m OK with that. My two children are pretty big fans of animated movies. Like most 5 and 6 year olds, they’ve more recently been waving their arms dramatically in the air, conjuring castles and sun-loving snowmen. There’s been a [...]

Nature Craft: Experimenting with Nature Boats

One afternoon, the kids and I headed out to a magical spot and experimented making nature boats to see which design worked best.  Such a simple and beautiful activity.    More Bark Boat Ideas 105 Ways to Enjoy Nature with Kids Nature Craft Boat Ideas

Teaching Road Safety to Kids (from a Mum’s perspective)

I distinctly remember bringing my firstborn baby home from hospital for the first time.  My husband drove slow (too slow) that day. The heavy burden to care for this new life was overwhelming. Fast-forward 13 years and that little bub is now a teen and the bulk of our work educating her on road safety [...]

Day 3: Live Blogging – Southern Great Barrier Reef (Bundaberg)

Sponsored by Tourism and Events Queensland 7:00 am – A later start today so we didn’t need to get up as early. The 3rd and final clue was opened by Miss 10 and you can read it here if you’re interested. Kelly’s Beach Resort Anything with the name Kelly in it, has to be awesome. We [...]

Day 2: Live Blogging – Southern Great Barrier Reef

“THAT WAS AMAZING!” Miss 8 burst out as she climbed back on the boat. Everyone laughed because she said aloud (very loud) what everyone was thinking.   The amazing thing was seeing the Great Barrier Reef up close.  This is Queensland. I love this state I was born in. Day 2 of our Hidden Treasure [...]

Live Blogging: Southern Great Barrier Reef (Day 1)

I look at places I visit as if they have a personality.  In the past I’ve written about my impressions on Melbourne, Laos and The Viaduct Harbour in New Zealand.   This weekend I’m blogging live from the Souther Great Barrier Reef. Day 1 found us in Childers, about 50 kilometres inland from Bundaberg.   Childers There’s something [...]

A Boot Doll House

How absolutely gorgeous is this Boot Doll House!  Marina (aka Vintage Jane) who lives in England shared this gorgeous project on her blog, and I contacted her because I fell in love with it and wanted to share with you all! This boot house was made for special little boy.   “He wanted a boy’s [...]

Exploring The Southern Great Barrier Reef

Brought to you by Tourism and Events Queensland A good thing resulting from our many and continued house moves is the opportunity to see more of this beautiful country we live in.  In the early years of marriage, Matt and I lived in Newcastle, New South Wales. We lived in a small old cottage.  There was [...]

Cardboard Roll Craft: Ice Cream Shop

My kids often make up their own craft, usually as a prop for play (with no input from me).  I thought was a fabulous idea! Make an ice cream shop with toilet rolls and scrunched coloured paper. As easy as that.

Nature Craft: Foliage Faces

I adore nature craft.  That might be searching for rainbow leaves, painting sticks, making a daisy crown, building rock towers or even simply arranging posies in juice bottles.   I see a lot of value in this type of activity: it helps to connect to the beauty in nature; it encourages the use of what is already [...]

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