Beach Bag Review

Review: Big and Stylish Beach Bag

My friend and I (we create and run music programs for kids at Making Rainbows) escaped for a few days at a friend's beach house to do a little planning and a lot of relaxing.  I love sharing holidays with friends you can relax with...the kids think they're on a full time play date/sleep … Read More...

Bacon & Egg Toasted Breakfast Wrap

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Wraps

This is one of our favourite family breakfasts for the weekend. It's easy and quick to pull together. I've been using the Fountain GOOD CHOICE sauces for over a month now (review here) and I substituted the regular BBQ sauce I use for the no-sugar version.  This could even work as an easy … Read More...

Fun with a scarf

Fly a Scarf in the Wind

I wrote out my Autumn Essential List (you can read more about it here) recently, and one of the items on there is a large scarf.  I wrap it around my shoulders in the mornings … Read More...

Easy French Toast

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 … Read More...

Rainbow Flowers

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 … Read More...

Pansies in a Mug

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, … Read More...

Cute litter free snack bags

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 … Read More...

Floppy Disk

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, … Read More...

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Use a decorative cupcake case to make a mini flower arrangement. Kids could do it themselves!

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 … Read More...

Lunch Box Notes - Story Friends

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 … Read More...

Choc Zucchini Muffins (refined sugar free)

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 … Read More...

Matchbox LEGO Beds

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 … Read More...

Damper on a stick green tree twists on rosemary stick cooking one hand

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 fun to sit around the … Read More...

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