DIY Skateboard Shelf

DIY Skateboard Shelf

I was at my sister's on the weekend and this is a little idea worth sharing. You can pick up small retro-like skateboards from places like Kmart, Target, Toys R Us and BIG W from about $15 (like this Avigo one).   They can often be found in second hand stores for cheap too. These … [Read More...]

DIY FOE Hair tie tutorial final-2

DIY Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties & Headbands

I met Janine a couple of years ago.  She runs a lovely online ribbon & craft store called Sarah Lauren. I said to Janine one time, "You should do tutorials!" And here we are. She is sharing how to make your own fold over elastic hair ties. These particular hair bands are the best … [Read More...]

Crossing the road with kids

Whale Watching: Hervey Bay

Sponsored by Tourism & Events Queensland (S1 Post) It's a focus for our family to experience nature, in all its wonder and beauty.  There's a quality bonding that comes with going … [Read More...]

Parsley in the garden

Plant a Pot Garden for Spring!

I like the idea of gardening, but find it overwhelming.  Last year, I enlisted the help of a friend to get me started, and together we broke up the process in 3 easy (and FUN!) steps to … [Read More...]

Happy Childhood quote - Kelly Burstow - beafunmum.com

A Happy Childhood

An ice-cream after the morning swim. Late afternoon walks on the beach. Climbing coastal trees with my cousins. Playing skipping rope games my sisters outside the caravan annex. Colouring in … [Read More...]

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

Black Forrest Cookie Cake Reicpe

Another recipe from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. (If you haven't checked out her book, you should! It's so mum friendly!)  This is the ultimate … [Read More...]

Audio Books

Audio Books Save the School Run

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Audible.com.au  The discovery of audio books took me back to my childhood. I remember listening to stories on my jukebox-look-a-like tape player; it helped me … [Read More...]

Pipe Cleaner Crown - Very Easy!

Pipe Cleaner Crown

We had fun making pipe cleaner crowns on the weekend.  They are simple to make and they look adorable. Above is one design, and I shared another tiara-style at the end of the post. Ideas are … [Read More...]

budget beauty supplies

Budget Body Beauty Supplies

Amongst the busyness of parenting, I think it's important to enjoy luxuries when you can and weave them into life. I liken them to having little holidays every day.  I enjoy using beauty products -- it's one of those little luxury -- however, I don't like to spend a lot of money on … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew - Easy

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

This lamb stew is a huge winner with the entire family.  Plus it's uber easy to make in the slow cooker. Ingredients 1 kilogram diced boneless lamb (I have it diced by my butcher in about 3 cm pieces) 1/2 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 … [Read More...]

Backyard Fun: Walk the Plank (all you need is a piece of wood

Backyard Fun: A Piece of Wood

My dad is a builder. There was always wood around when I was a child and I loved that. Great for make-shift cubby houses and other fun in the backyard. At places like Bunnings, you can buy cut pieces of wood for craft projects (starting from about $5). A few pieces of wood in the back yard … [Read More...]

my bedroom

How My Bedroom Colour Scheme Helped

I've collected a lot of mish-mash of items over the years: new things; hand-me-downs; old things.  My house doesn't look anything like a magazine. I don't mind.  Mostly.  However, sometimes, just sometimes, a seed of discontent grows inside me.  Discontentment is … [Read More...]

Father's Day Tie Card Printable

Father’s Day Card: Tie Printable

This is a simple tie card/craft idea for Father's Day. The fun thing about this card is Dad can wear it! Materials Tie Template Light cardboard or paper Scissors Ribbon or string Decorating: stickers, pens/pencils, collage material, glue, paint. 1. Template Click the pictures below for … [Read More...]

Lunch Box Ideas - Banana Secret Message

Lunch Box: Banana Message

Sometimes, for a bit of lunch box fun, I write a message on a banana with a toothpick, and over the course of the day, it darkens (like magic!).  Lunch Box Idea More Banana Tattoo … [Read More...]

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