Christmas breadsticks

Christmas Breadsticks

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Christmas is nearly upon us and I love this time of year when we get to hang out with our family, sing songs and enjoy each others company. My kids love cooking and sometimes it is hard to get all 3 kids involved in the kitchen but this recipe is … Read More...

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids You Can Post

We have two nieces that live interstate that I have to buy Christmas presents for each year. It can be a lot of fun buying gifts for kids, other than your own, but I’m often mindful of the postage costs because depending on how bulky the present is, it can cost as much as the gift itself. Over the … Read More...

Christmas biscuit ideas

3 Easy Christmas Biscuit Ideas

This week is the last week of school for my eldest daughter and on Wednesday I have to take a plate to share for the end of school party break up. I love baking a storm this time of year, but to … Read More...

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Family Holiday: Club Med Japan

I'm an advocate for planned family holidays of all kinds. Holidays added so much value to my own childhood, thanks to my parents, and now I want to gift those memories to my own children. … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Stocking Filler

Sweet small ideas that can be a stand alone gift or something for the stocking. a Train Set in a Tin yellowoctopus.com.au Train set in a tin to take anywhere b Swimming Cap Fish … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Family

If you're looking for a gift for the entire family, below are some fun ideas. a Ugly Xmas Rashie kozii.com Start a Christmas tradition! Buy an ‘ugly xmas rashie’ for the entire family b … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Him

Gift ideas for him that are a little out of the ordinary.  a Living Keyring uberkate.com.au Personally engrave this sterling silver key rings with special dates or names! b … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Her

Lovely things for someone special. a Daydream Wedge or Embellish Wedge holsterfashion.com Keep the glamour without giving up the comfort b Felt Ball Cushion gallery8loves.com.au No … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Teens

Some funky and practical gift ideas for teens!    a Unicorn tee champagnecartel.com Add a bit of sparkle to your day with this cute teenote b Signature Bow … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Kids 1 to 3

Children this age enjoy simple engaging toys or items that facilitate their enjoyment. Below are a range of lovely gift ideas for this age group. a Wonderful Christmas in Oz Wooden Puzzle hippoblue.com.au A beautiful wooden Oz Christmas puzzle! b Miffy Lamp … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Babies

This year, the team has put together a list of lovely products available online.  a Alps Shelf willowandwood.com.au If you love something a bit different, bring the wilderness into your child’s room!The Alps Shelf is the perfectly sized ledge! b Bear Hand Printed Soft … Read More...

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How to host a Christmas party for preschoolers

If you’ve been picked to host your mother’s group or playgroup Christmas party, we’ve gathered some easy food ideas and festive activities to keep toddlers and pre-schoolers happily engaged, while you enjoy a coffee and a chat with the other parents. Wishful thinking? Well... you never know until … Read More...

DHOBI GHAT Chennai India

An Iron

There's something satisfying about watching clothes sway as they dry in the sunshine. Same at home. Same in India. I walked past the rows of rainbow clothes and listened to the slap-slapping of wet cloth against concrete. Shirtless men soaked and flogged material against open-air … Read More...

Officeworks - Christmas Shopping

Gift Inspiration from Officeworks

Sponsored by Officeworks Last year, I moved from overseas back to Australia four days before Christmas. It was a challenging time! It meant I had to cram all my Christmas shopping in the hours leading up to the special day. I am usually much more organised but circumstances didn’t allow that last … Read More...

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Married Life: While I Was Away

I've just returned from five days in the Philippines with Ford - far out it was fun! I'll share more about that later (the above picture was taken while I was there). It's always a bit of a juggle managing family life when I go away (which isn't very often). It's usually a combination of … Read More...

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