Simple Black and White Mobile Photo Editing Tip

Black & White Photo Editing Tip

I adore black and white photos. The simplicity allows for emotion to shine through. I use a simple trick to enhance my black and white photos so the eyes pop.  The photo editing program I use is Picasa (free by Google) but this simple trick can be used on almost any photo program (and you … Read More...

Mini Chicken Pies

Mini Chicken Pies

Hi everyone! Amanda from Simple Home Cook here and this time I have a savoury snack for you instead of the sweet ones I have been posting lately. I love a good meat pie but chicken pies come a pretty close second in my opinion. These crunchy little packages taste fantastic and are easy make so you … Read More...

Pansy Cupcake high tea setting

DIY Doily Cupcake Liners

Who doesn’t love a high tea! It’s the pretty little touches that really do it for me. The tiny finger foods, delicious cakes and of course good company. I recently hosted a high tea and was surprised … Read More...

Cut a hole in an ice-cream container big enough to feed milk bottle lids in there. Empty out and do it again. Fun toddler activity.

Milk Bottle Lid Slot Game

I love milk bottle lids. They are cute and useful for all sorts of things and you can find of the ways we've used them here. The kids are into play shops at the moment, and I made a 'money' coin … Read More...

How to make your own BBQ Chicken Seasoning Mixture

BBQ Chicken Seasoning

Hot Chooks! I love a shop bought hot chicken! Convenient, not much more expensive than baking your own, oh and the flavour! Have you ever wished you could re-create the same seasoning?! I think I may … Read More...

Chatterbox Critters

Chatterbox Critters

The kids are loving chatterboxes at the moment. My daughter Pip made little critters puppets out of them too and she is sharing how. 1. Follow the instruction here on how to make a chatterbox here … Read More...

Make a Barbie Tote bag (that fits in a lot of cute things inside) out of a small bottle

DIY Barbie Tote Bag

My kids tend to play with toys in ebbs and flows. Sometimes they are more into Lego, and sometimes they are more into Barbie play. Whatever the kids are into, I do like to look for ways to … Read More...

Origami Ninja Stars

Origami Ninja Stars

My kids are into origami at the moment and I've been making a heap of ninja stars with them. They make a cute decorations (ceiling mobile or pop them on straws for cake decoration), and they are … Read More...

Milk Bottle Rainmaker

Milk Bottle Rainmaker

I almost threw it out.  We cut the top of a milk bottle to use the bottom half for a project the kids and I were doing. As I walked over to the recycling, I challenged myself: Kelly think of what you could do with this thing. So I made a rainmaker and it was fun! It's become a backyard/bath … Read More...

11 Things I'm Learning About Parenting a Teen

11 Things I’m Learning About Parenting a Teen

I love parenting a teen! It's great.  Next year I'll have two. I was thinking about it, and within five years, all four of my kids will be teens at the same time (but not yet...not quite yet).  Things do change as they get older, and so my approach to parenting has to also. I've been … Read More...

Autumn and Winter Looks for Mums

Trendy Autumn | Winter Looks

Brought to you by Westfield and Nuffnang Dannii Minogue is the Westfield Autumn/Winter 2015 style ambassador and she’s the perfect fit for the position. She somehow manages to become more gorgeous and stylish each year! Dannii is doing the rounds at Westfield Shopping Centers around the … Read More...

How to make a chatterbox - so much fun for kids

Chatterbox Fun

Ah, this brings back many memories. I haven't made one of these chatterboxes for a long, long while but have recently been making them again with my kids.  If anyone needs a refresher, here's a step by step process how to make a chatterbox with an A4 piece of paper. I've written instructions … Read More...

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Cute Bottles and Purple Flowers

There are some things I don't like to skimp on. Vanilla is one of them. For example, I don't like using Vanilla essence in recipes (only extract or paste please!). Vanilla is just so-so beautiful and can be used in so many ways. I put a little on my dishcloth sometimes and it leaves a beautiful … Read More...

Paddle Pop Stick Catapult

Paddle Pop Stick Catapult

I tend to do craft for the kids in batches, there was a time there where I did a heap of milk bottle craft with the kids. I collected them over a few weeks and we used them as much as we could think of (there's a list of milk bottle crafts here). I had the rubber bands out for when we made a shoe … Read More...

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