Love the moment moments - Printable Poster

Love the Moment Poster Printable

I don't subscribe to the generalisation that every single moment needs to be amazing or that you have to love and celebrate every moment with your kids. That's not what the Love the Moment Challenges (I developed as monthly challenges in 2010) are about. Rather it's about connection and … Read More...

Lego Storage Drawers

Lego Storage Ideas

Aunty Bon's house is one of the most fun places for my kids. She has a huge Lego collection my kids are crazy about. Not to mention the DEATH STAR. Yes, a Star Wars Death Star all set up and ready to play with.  Lego storage is not a big issue for us yet, but our collection is growing so I'm … Read More...

family internet safety

Family Internet Safety

Internet safety is an increasing concern of mine as the children get older so I have Justin, a data network and security expert, here with 5 tips to keep your family safe while enjoying the … Read More...

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Coffee with Tea: House Tour

I love to share real homes of real families. You can find all the Feature Homes on the blog here.  Home: it's where memories are created and people are shaped  through both the happy times … Read More...

Australia Day Watermelon Mocktail in vintage inspired glasses

Australia Day Watermelon & Mint Mocktail

Besides being a national holiday Australia Day is, in Aussie speak, ‘a stinka’. It’s pretty normal to be soaking up a very un-cool 32 degrees and this year I’m going to be ready with a refreshing … Read More...

muesli slice recipe (nut free)

Muesli Bar Recipe (nut free)

Homemade muesli bars are a fantastic lunch box option and can be healthier than the store bought variety. At least you know what is going into them and you can alter the ingredients to suit the tastes … Read More...

Shoebox Dollhouse

Shoebox Dollhouse

The back to school period means a lot of shoe boxes at our place! They are fabulous for all sorts of things and this time, my daughter and I created a Paris scene dollhouse.  We decided to do two scenes joined together (outside and inside) but just one box on its own is fun … Read More...

Miniature Terrarium Fairy Garden with wheelbarrow

Miniature Terrarium Fairy Garden

Looking for a fab project for 2015? This miniature fairy garden looks great, it's about getting kids involved with gardening and it's low care. Winning all round.  Renee from About the Garden puts her vast garden knowledge to use in this gorgeously creative fairy garden … Read More...

Chocolate Shards

Chocolate Shards

Here's another recipe from Amanda from Simple home cook. You're welcome. This is such an easy dessert that takes only minutes to make and better still – no baking required! It is great to make and keep in a jar in the fridge, make for a party or give to a friend. I have made 2 types to share … Read More...

Outdoor Shower

Outdoor Shower

I appreciate good design. I look for it. And I store ideas in a little drawer in my mind. Dubai was filled with good design, but not many of the ideas went into my mind file because so much of it was beyond the every day. I think that is part of the point of Dubai: it's opulent, … Read More...

Magnetic Peg Chore Chart finished chores drying and waiting to go on fridge

Magnetic Peg Chore Chart

Renee from About the Garden has had huge success with this chore chart for her kids.  I’ve always strived to have my children participate in household chores, but haven't always been successful. As I heard myself ask for the tenth time, "Pick up those toys!" I realised the need to … Read More...

Shoebox Garage (with ramps)

Shoebox Garage (with Race Ramps)

I threw this together for my son using to shoe box lids and it was a hit. We used the box part to make dollhouses. Materials 2 x shoebox lids 8 x Cardboard rolls (4 for garage and 4 for ramps) Tape Permanent Marker Step 1 With the bottom lid facing upright and the upper lid … Read More...

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