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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Easy French Toast

This year is a bit different for me, and I’ve been making more of an effort with breakfast for the kids. An easy recipe I whip up is the classic French toast. I’ve developed a process for making this so it’s quick and easy. Ingredients 1 egg 1 teaspoon  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (not essence) 1/4 […]

Cute Toy Canvas for Tween Study Space

Miss 11 has a lot on at school this year. She’s thrown herself into many school activities, and I encourage and support that! The thing is, when there’s more to to fit in, there needs to be a corresponding higher level of organisation.  I remember distinctly going through a similar stage with my eldest daughter, where […]

Rainbow Flowers

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages. I could say here that it’s scientific, great learning for the kids blah, blah, blah, but honestly, I just wanted to do it because: PRETTY! The kids loved it. I loved it. It was fun. Glasses Food colouring Water White roses or carnations I used green, yellow […]

Mother’s Day Pansies in a Mug

If you’re looking for that perfectly unique gift for Mum this Mother’s Day, this one is just gorgeous and a beautiful way to say, “I love you”. Not only is it a little bit crafty, but colourful too, with a touch of nature that will make Mum’s heart sing every time she walks past the kitchen […]

Review: Litter Free Sandwich Bags

My nightly lunch box routine is down pat: a sandwich or roll of some description, veggie sticks, muffin or biscuit, fruit and maybe a savoury cracker and cheese.  The thought often crossed my mind, that my relatively healthy lunch box contained a lot of plastic bags.  I was also aware that packs of 50 or 100 […]

How Technology Has Changed Since We Were at School

SchoolPlaces.com.au helps take the pressure off families looking for a private school vacancy for their child. Search real-time vacancies and claim a last-minute place at one of Australia’s leading schools. Get on board and start saving today. I received an email recently from School Places, a website that allows you to search and claim private […]

Mother’s Day: Cupcake Case Flower Arrangement

Here’s something super simple and sweet for Mother’s Day: mini floral arrangement in a decorative cupcake case.  I was thinking this could make adorable birthday party/table decoration too. Or even as a birthday party activity: each child could arrange their own flower arrangement. How cute would that be? Anyway, back to Mother’s/Grandmother’s Day. This is […]

Choc Zucchini Muffins (refined sugar free)

Chocolate muffins are a great lunch box filler for the kids and especially since these are packed with zucchini. My kids love these muffins but I made sure they ate them and told me that they loved them first – before telling them what the special ingredient was. They were very surprised but kept asking […]

Lunch Box Story Friends – Woodlands

{Click the picture above for the PDF file} Back to school. Back to busy mornings. Back to organising bags. Back to making lunches.  I was thinking at the start of the year about how to inject a little fun into the process (without it being hard for mum), and I came up with cute little story cards […]

GOOD CHOICE Sauces by Fountain

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Fountain  I’m (slowly) learning to become more aware about minimising the added sugar in our regular family food, because frankly, we just don’t need it. If we are going to have a treat, we will have a treat and that’s fine. I’m more concerned with the hidden sugar in […]

Matchbox LEGO Beds

I adore matchboxes. They are super sweet and useful for all kinds of adorable projects (just Google matchbox craft). Creating LEGO beds is a simple way to use them in play. Materials Empty Matchbox (matchbox sized boxes are available at some craft/discount stores) Matchbox template or wrapping paper Glue Scissors Print the template and cut out with scissors […]

Damper Cooked on a Stick: Green tree twist

Nothing is more ‘Aussie’ then cooking a damper in a camp oven when camping, but did you know you can also cook damper on a stick? My Mum use to call them ‘green tree twists’, because you use ‘green’ sticks or branches from a tree to cook the damper on. It was always so much […]

Autumn/Winter Essentials

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Westfield Westfield’s Autumn/Winter styles have hit the stores for those keen to grab this season’s most coveted items. You can shop online (so you can shop whenever you like), which is great for mums, so you pick out your fashion obsessions whilst the kids are asleep! I chatted to […]

DIY Shadow Puppet Theatre

My daughter discovered a Tv, iPad & computer free entertainment today! Its a miracle! She made her own show this afternoon very simply with a box, a torch and baking paper! Materials Box Baking Paper Paddle Pop Sticks White Paper Lead Pencil Scissors Glue Stick Torch Making Shadow Box 1. Cut the top and bottom […]

Frozen Banana Pops

My kids love frozen stuff so I often give them frozen snacks: frozen peas, corn, yoghurt covered blueberries and frozen yoghurt bites.  I also do frozen bananas and these are a massive hit with my kids (me too!). Delicious! Ingredients Paddle Pop Sticks Bananas Yoghurt (or melted chocolate) Sprinkles: coconut, 100’s & 1000’s, chocolate hail, crushed […]

Design Your Own Marshmallows

We bought some lovely big canvases (marshmallows) at Costco for roasting last week so thought we’d decorate them with paint (coloured milk). It was so much fun and worked better than we expected! The trick is to use thin paint brushes with a fine tip. We bought ours at Daiso for $2.80 in a pack […]

School Bag Station – Rubber Tubs

Since we’ve moved a lot over the years, I’ve had to establish, and re-establish systems wherever we go, depending on the spaces available.  At the last place we were at, I had a homework station which functioned well, and I wrote about my school organisation system here.  The first school term is over, and I’ve […]

Pretzel S’mores

Sometimes I write content for other websites.  Recently, I shared how I make Pretzel S’mores over on the Vintage Current blog. These are decadent and a definitely a sometimes treat…they are sticky, sweet, bitter, salty and good, good, good! You can find the full recipe and instructions here.

The Bucket Chore System

Renee shares a bucket chore system that is working well in her home. It’s quite similar to what I do for our school bags.    Cleaning: if it was more like eating chocolate I’d totally get into it, but it’s not. It’s the never ending, laborious, unrewarding and thankless job that never seems to have […]

Peter Alexander meets Sesame Street!

Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday and 43 years on Australian screens with a gorgeous new series of pyjamas designed by Australian sleepwear icon Peter Alexander. The multi award winning television show for pre-schoolers is well known for its array of colourful and quirky characters including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Oscar the […]

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