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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

All Year Essential List

This year, I’ve had the opportunity to think of essentials items that bring value to family life. And not only to family life but things that bring me joy which then I can pass on to the ones around me. I recently shared the autumn list, and I’ll have my winter items up next.   […]

Water, Ice-cream Bucket & A Paint Brush

This is a simple activity. It’s easy to set up and clean up. A fun way to do sight/spelling words for a change too. Materials Brush/es or even cotton tips work Bucket of water. I used an empty ice-cream bucket. All you need is concrete for a canvas. Fun to draw pictures too.

DIY Doily Cupcake Liners

Who doesn’t love a high tea! It’s the pretty little touches that really do it for me. The tiny finger foods, delicious cakes and of course good company. I recently hosted a high tea and was surprised at how difficult it was to find cute vintage looking cupcake paper cups that didn’t cost a small […]

Black & White Photo Editing Tip

I adore black and white photos. The simplicity allows for emotion to shine through. I use a simple trick to enhance my black and white photos so the eyes pop.  The photo editing program I use is Picasa (free by Google) but this simple trick can be used on almost any photo program (and you don’t […]

Milk Bottle Lid Slot Game

I love milk bottle lids. They are so cute and useful for all sorts of things and you can find of the ways we’ve used them here. The kids are into play shops at the moment, and I made a ‘money’ coin slot for them. This would also be a good activity to keep  toddlers occupied […]

Mini Chicken Pies

Hi everyone! Amanda from Simple Home Cook here and this time I have a savoury snack for you instead of the sweet ones I have been posting lately. I love a good meat pie but chicken pies come a pretty close second in my opinion. These crunchy little packages taste fantastic and are easy make […]

Chatterbox Critters

The kids are loving chatterboxes at the moment. My daughter Pip made little critters puppets out of them too and she is sharing how. 1. Follow the instruction here on how to make a chatterbox here (or watch the video below). 2.Then take the two bottom corners of the chatterbox, and fold the triangle back into […]

BBQ Chicken Seasoning

Hot Chooks! I love a shop bought hot chicken! Convenient, not much more expensive than baking your own, oh and the flavour! Have you ever wished you could re-create the same seasoning?! I think I may have come close! Check it out! Ingredients 6 tablespoons salt 3 tablespoons curry powder 3 tablespoons black pepper 1.5 […]

Parents urged to help educate young people about domestic violence prevention

Thirty four Australian women have lost their lives in the past five months due to gender based violence. Cath Johnsen recently met with Natasha Stott Despoja, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, and Chair of Our Watch (the national foundation to prevent violence against women and their children) to hear her thoughts on tackling this […]

DIY Barbie Tote Bag

My kids play goes in ebbs and flows. Sometimes they are more into Lego, and sometimes they are more into Barbie play. Whatever the kids play, I do like to look for ways to facilitate and extent their play (like when we made doll clothes out of organza gift bags), and we recently made tote bags […]

Origami Ninja Stars

My kids are into origami at the moment and I’ve been making a heap of ninja stars with them. They make a cute decorations (ceiling mobile or pop them on straws for cake decoration), and they are fun to play with: my kids flick the stars at targets like a frisbee (if you ask my son, there’s […]

Personalised Pop Portrait for Your Family

Hello!! How cool is this! The very talented Marie O’Neill released new range of personalised Pop Portraits and she did one for our family! She captured our essence unbelievably well. I can’t believe it!  We haven’t had a proper family photos for a few years, but this is the most recent one of me and the children on Mother’s […]

Learning to Make the Most of My Garden

I’ve been writing a series about our backyard garden here in New Zealand and the food I cook. First post (and harvest) was about the joys of having a backyard garden.  Next I discuss ugly vegetables (and where they all go). As Winter approaches, the garden harvest is getting smaller, but there’s citrus on it’s way!  I’m […]

Milk Bottle Rainmaker

I almost threw it out.  We cut the top of a milk bottle to use the bottom half for a project the kids and I were doing. As I walked over to the recycling, I challenged myself: Kelly think of what you could do with this thing. So I made a rainmaker and it was […]

11 Things I’m Learning About Parenting a Teen

I love parenting a teen! It’s great.  Next year I’ll have two. I was thinking about it, and within five years, all four of my kids will be teens at the same time (but not yet…not quite yet).  Things do change as they get older, and so my approach to parenting has to also. I’ve […]

Cute Bottles and Purple Flowers

There are some things I don’t like to skimp on. Vanilla is one of them. For example, I don’t like using Vanilla essence in recipes (only extract or paste please!). Vanilla is just so-so beautiful and can be used in so many ways. I put a little on my dishcloth sometimes and it leaves a beautiful […]

Chatterbox Fun

Ah, this brings back many memories. I haven’t made one of these chatterboxes for a long, long while but have recently been making them again with my kids.  If anyone needs a refresher, here’s a step by step process how to make a chatterbox with an A4 piece of paper. I’ve written instructions for each […]

Trendy Autumn | Winter Looks

Brought to you by Westfield and Nuffnang Dannii Minogue is the Westfield Autumn/Winter 2015 style ambassador and she’s the perfect fit for the position. She somehow manages to become more gorgeous and stylish each year! Dannii is doing the rounds at Westfield Shopping Centers around the country, sharing her top looks and must-haves. BAFM fashion writer, […]

About My Mum Template

It’s funny (and sweet) to see how the kids answer these questions! There’s a spot down the bottom for a photograph or picture. Click the picture to download. My son knows me so well. My favourite ‘food’, is indeed coffee. My husband sat down and wrote these responses with our youngest. How adorable! 

Paddle Pop Stick Catapult

I tend to do craft for the kids in batches, there was a time there where I did a heap of milk bottle craft with the kids. I collected them over a few weeks and we used them as much as we could think of (there’s a list of milk bottle crafts here). I had […]

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