Corn Fritters Recipe

Corn Fritters

Ingredients 1 ½ cups of sweet corn kernels (fresh corn is so yummy - need about 2 ears, but I often use frozen corn in this recipe) 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped ¼ cup plain flour Salt & pepper, to taste 1 egg, beaten* Vegetable/canola oil, … Read More...

Easy nest cupcakes - Fun for Easter, baby shower or birthdays

Nest Cupcakes

I'm not flash with cake decorating. Let's just say this: I make the cake part of the birthday cakes in this family, but my husband usually does the decorating because he's far more precise and patient than I am.  But this is simple and easy! Fun for Easter, baby showers or birthdays. This is a … Read More...

Decorate Plastic Easter Egg - Easter Egg Faces

Plastic Egg Faces

Plastic Easter eggs are such useful things. They are great for Easter Egg Hunts (reuse them every year), glow in the dark Easter game and craft. One idea is to make cute egg faces. Wool, … Read More...

Fun Play Jars

Fun Play Jar

I'm working on an article (for another website) about chocolate-free (or minimising chocolate) Easter ideas and one is to make a fun play jar. Take anywhere! There's hours of fun inside the … Read More...

Printable Play Mat: Road

Printable Road/Garden Play Mats

This is a great idea for travel or those times when kids have to wait somewhere with you...and you want to bring something little for them to play with. Print out a paper play mat, grab a small … Read More...

Frozen Blueberry & Yoghurt Kebabs

Frozen Blueberry & Yoghurt Kebabs

Well, this was a hit with my kids! They gobbled them up for afternoon tea. It's a slightly different take on Frozen Yoghurt Bites I've made before.  Kebab Sticks Blueberries Thick … Read More...

acorn

Adorable Acorn People

We collected acorns (and a macadamia nut) on our walk home from school.  How cute are these little people?  We glued them to cardboard and they are sitting proudly on a shelf. All you need … Read More...

Elsa and Ana from Frozen - illustration by Punziella

Disney Characters in Regular Clothes

Pauline (who blogs over at Punziella) is a Disney-lover in her 20's, and she draws very cool stuff. Like these popular Disney characters in regular clothes. I asked Pauline about her love for … Read More...

Wholemeal Pizza Bases

Wholemeal Pizza Base (2 ingredients)

Hi again! Last week I posted a recipe for a vegemite & cheese pull apart and wanted to show you how versatile that dough recipe can be. I have used the same dough but instead used wholemeal flour and turned a pull-apart loaf into mini pizzas. They are great for a snack or lunch box item and will … Read More...

Paper Plate Bunny Bag

Paper Plate Bunny Basket

I recently did a Paper Plate Bunny Ears tutorial for Mother & Baby Magazine. While I was at it, I decided to make a basket bag to go with it. So easy and it holds heaps of Easter eggs. Materials 2 dinner paper plates Bunny ears template Ball point pen Black & pink … Read More...

hobbiton movie set matamata

Hobbiton Review

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Expedia Travelling and experiencing adventures together is high on the priority list for our family.  We recently visited the Hobbiton Movie Set (a place on our bucket list) and I'm sharing a comprehensive review over on the Expedia Out There blog. In … Read More...

Crying Out for Compassion

Children in detention: it's been on my heart for a while. Here I am, writing this blog about ways to have fun and create memories with kids. And yet, I would be remiss if I didn't use this space to raise awareness of about the children whose daily lives are spent without freedom. Sure, I know there … Read More...

sandwich wrapper art

Lunch Box: Sandwich Wrapping Art

This is a cute and achievable idea for the lunch box! Amanda, artist and mum of two, wraps her children's sandwiches in baking paper to keep them fresh, and decorates the wrapper with cute designs. Many of these pictures are easy enough for the non-artist too! You can follow Amanda's … Read More...

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