The Buzzstop Espresso Bar Samford, Brisbane

A Fav Spot

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Piazza D’Oro (S1 Post) I set myself a challenge to visit many different Piazza D’Oro coffee shops in my region, coinciding with the Barista of the Year competition, just as something fun for myself. I do this sort of thing from time to time: … Read More...

3 ingredient almond cake (gluten and dairy free)

3 Ingredient Almond Cake (gluten free, dairy free)

This is a great recipe for those of you with allergies to gluten and dairy. Unfortunately, it isn't sugar free but it IS gluten and dairy free. The best part is there are only 3 ingredients used in this entire cake! With such few ingredients, it is surprising that it even looks like a cake and not … Read More...

100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum

100 Ways to Be A Fun Mum

The Be A Fun Mum team brainstormed together and came up with a huge list of ways to be a fun mum. Some of these are super simple and quick, and some are more elaborate.  This list is … Read More...

Christmas play time

Add the Festivity to Play

I love the Christmas season. The kids pick up on the excitement building and it's a beautiful time for family.  It's so easy to capitalise on the excitement of the season and incorporate it into … Read More...

Family Tree Wall

The Tree Wall

I wanted to share this beautiful idea for a living area: a tree wall feature.  Sharron decided to decorate this wall space with a tree shape.  She simply put the word out that she was … Read More...

motherhood quote

Dear Tired Mother

If I could send a letter to myself in the early days of parenting, when the days seemed slow with four young kids under 6 years of age, this is I would say:  More Posts A New Parenting … Read More...

teacher gift ideas

End of Year Teacher (Approved) Gift Ideas

I know many teachers personally (my sister is one of them) and they don't expect gifts at the end of the year, but the gesture is certainly appreciated, especially a heartfelt card or note.  I appreciate the work teachers do with my kids, and each year the kids and I like to give a token … Read More...

Christmas Crafts - Easy Bead Candy Cane Tree Decoration

Candy Cane Bead Christmas Tree Decoration

This is a super simple tree decoration that looks adorable hanging on the Christmas Tree or around the house. Materials Pipe Cleaner Beads Twine Method 1. Thread 1 bead on to a pipe cleaner, leaving just a little at the base to bend around the first bead to secure it. 2. Thread beads in a … Read More...

for the love of coffee

For the Love of Coffee

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Piazza D’Oro (S1 Post) Back in September, I wrote a post about the Piazza D’Oro Barista of the Year competition, and the finalists have been announced. Congratulations to: New South Wales Apryl Curtin from Bar 2101 Jan Duan from Coffee Fest Marius … Read More...

Yoghurt Finger Painting

Yoghurt Finger Painting

This is the sort of activity I wish I knew about when my kids were little.  Like when making dinner.   I often would bring my toddlers in the kitchen with me as I prepared food and something like this is perfect for half an hour play and interaction time. Yoghurt Finger Painting plain, … Read More...

christmas crafts - wool christmas tree

Wool Christmas Tree

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year! As soon as the stores start displaying their ornaments and wreaths I'm there baby! I love browsing through new designs and colour combinations. Every year, the stores seem to come out with something different, which I think is awesome! When I was a … Read More...

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