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Make Your Own Pizza Night!

I use this simple dough mixture a lot.  I’ve made scrolls for the lunch box & flat bread for soup, and I also use this recipe for pizza bases sometimes. Personally, I prefer the regular pizza base recipe, however this is so quick and easy and the husband and the kids love it so I [...]

DIY (no sew) Ribbon Barbie Doll Skirt

I love the concept of DIY. Some people are freakishly good at it – I’m not really one of them. However, I really like the idea of making stuff yourself because there’s a lot of satisfaction and beauty in working with your hands.  I make more stuff than ever, and I want to instil this [...]

2014 Health & Fitness Challenge: Week 11-12 – Finish & Results

At the beginning of this year, I started a fitness/health challenge to refine some of the goals I had already achieved.  Over the last couple of years, I’ve been making small sustainable changes and changing the way I think about food and exercise and by doing this challenge, it both cemented what I knew and [...]

Apricot & Choc Chip Muesli Slice

This is a muesli slice I sometimes make for the children’s lunch box. It can be frozen and made ahead of time. Ingredients 125g Butter ½ Cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar 1 Tablespoon honey 2¼ Cups (200g) rolled oats ¼ Cup (40g) sunflower seeds (if kids aren’t keen on seeds, replace this amount with [...]

Painting With Watercolours: experimenting with technique

Part of the reason why I like watercolours so much is mess is kept to a minimum and it’s easy set up and clean up. I can stick a cup of water on the table with paper and a watercolour tray and know the kids will be occupied for a good half an hour. Another [...]

Camping Food: Cooking Damper in a Camp Oven

Damper cooked on an open fire isn’t food. It’s an experience! It’s Aussie, outdoorish and awesome. I’ve done this recipe at home in my normal oven (find the process here: Damper Recipe).  The last time we camped, I cooked it on an open fire in a camp oven and it tasted amazing! Ingredients 3 Cups [...]

Bucket List: African Safari – Kruger National Park

It’s coming up to a year since I was in Africa with my sister, niece and two eldest daughters.  In many ways, I can’t believe we made it happen – it began with a casual conversations that turned into action.   Going to Africa well and truly cemented my love for travel and the desire [...]

When They Grow Up in a Second

Do you know those times when you look at your child and it’s like somehow they change into a grown-up version of themselves in an instant before your eyes? That.    From my vantage point on the sand on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I watched my son march up to me with purpose.  I gasped [...]

Mother’s Day Card Printable

Here’s a sweet Mother’s Day Card printable Fiona Chandler illustrated for me. It looks adorable on its own or coloured in by children.  There are two different templates and there’s a link to print them below: Instructions 1. Print the template 2. Cut around rectangle section. 3. Fold in half. 4.  Colour in if desired. 5. Write [...]

Win: Sacha Drake Grecian Convertible Maxi Dress

Sponsored (S2 post) Sacha Drake Convertible Grecian Maxi Dress & Deco Knot Belt This dress is like a dream!  I absolutely adore wearing it. Rave-rave-rave.   I was introduced to Australian designer Sacha Drake back in 2011 by fellow bloggers Louisa Claire (she looks smashing in this striped dress) and Nikki from Styling You (who is looks [...]

Digital Parents Conference (on a cruise ship)

Just a quick post with a heap of links if anyone is interested in reading more. I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Digital Parents Conference on the Carnival Spirit Cruise Ship. Now that was an experience! I had never been on a cruise ship before and was interested to see if it’s [...]

Camping Food: Transporting & Storing Food for A Long Weekend

It’s like having a picnic at every meal!  Over the years, I’ve fine-tuned how to transport, store and cook food for camping (and I’m still learning).  For a fun long weekend away, I’m detailing below the type of food I often buy and how I keep it.   At home, I try and keep packaged, [...]

Camping Food: Pre-Prepared Pancake Recipe

Eating pancakes in the morning with the trees above my head and the song of birds in my ears: it’s something I look forward to each camping trip.  In the past, I often purchased the pre-made shake and pour pancake mixes, however, this camping trip, I packed flour (already measured out) in a plastic Sistema [...]

ANZAC Day: How to Make a Paper Poppy

Last year, I shared this craft over at the Pumpkin Patch Blog. I’m sharing it again this year because it’s a simple and easy craft to make for ANZAC Day. ANZAC Day is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national days encompassing nationhood, love and loss, and the gratitude and honor given to our [...]

Egg Carton Chicken (filled with chocolate eggs)

Today, Bec, mum of 3, is sharing a cute Easter gift idea to make with kids using a recycled egg carton. Materials Egg carton Paint (or you can use texta) Stapler Felt scraps (if you don’t have felt scraps, you can use cardboard) Craft glue Permanent Marker Solid eggs (to fill) What to do 1. [...]

Turn A Child’s Drawing into a Toy

S2 Post I love seeing what comes out of my children’s drawings. It’s so interesting, because it’s like you get to peek into the workings of their minds. I wrote a post about storing children’s artwork, and I found another cool thing that I had to share with you:  turning a drawing into a stuffed [...]

Cubby Under the Stairs

I love hearing about how families create dedicated areas for play. Jess sent me this picture of a cubby she created under the stairs for her two daughters, aged 3 and 2 years old.  If you have an under stairs storage area, Jess shares tips on how she converted this area into a special space [...]

Christmas: Start a $2 Jar

I know it’s rather ridiculous to be talking about Christmas in — where are we now in the year — April.  However, it can be a good time to start a little saving fund for a mini holiday, fun day or splurging at Christmas-time.  There are many ways to do this, for example: by opening [...]

Easter Craft: Decorate Eggs With Permanent Marker

Permanent Marker I sometimes decorate hard boiled eggs with faces for the children’s lunch box. Around Easter, it’s fun to decorate eggs as an activity by using permanent markers or even regular textas.  It’s easy and relative mess free. Materials Permanent Marker or crayons Boiled eggs Instructions 1. Decorate the egg however you like! –> [...]

2014 Health & Fitness Challenge: Week 10 – Set Backs

It happened during the September school holidays last year.  My body felt good and I had reached a good level of fitness during the previous 8 months. I could feel the strength in my body, and so I ignored the niggles in my back, wanting to keep pushing through. Ever since I was pregnant with [...]

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