Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

If you're scrambling for ideas for teacher's gifts, or you want to make some "just in case" gifts to keep on hand, you can't go past these simple Christmas bath salts. They smell and look wonderful, and are simple enough for children to make with minimal supervision. They are also divine to bathe … Read More...

Choc Cherry Fudge Recipe

Choc Cherry Fudge Recipe

It is hard to believe how easy it is to make something so delicious! For that reason, this recipe tops my list of favourite homemade gifts for your friends or school teachers this Christmas. Gift … Read More...

Kelly

I wanted to be a Kylie

When I was 12 years old, I wished my name was Kylie instead of Kelly. It was 1991. I was in the midst of hyper coloured T-shirts, culotte shorts and Kylie Minogue.  I didn’t idolise Kylie Minogue … Read More...

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 … 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 looking for someone with artist ability to paint the wall for her (you can find people on Gumtree, through … Read More...

How to press flowers - Book pressed dried flowers free craft from the garden be a fun mum

DIY Book Flower Press (free craft from the garden)

When I was a little girl I loved to dry and press flowers. I had them hanging in my room, randomly placed in books and stored in little bottles like potpourri all over the house. Recently, my six-year-old daughter has shown an interest in collecting things from nature; leaves, feathers, rocks … 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 Era Sacrifices I see a bend in the road Don't Be The Mum You're Not … 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...

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