Dumplings with soy sauce

GOOD CHOICE Sauces by Fountain

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Fountain  I’m (slowly) learning to become more aware about minimising the added sugar in our regular family food, because frankly, we just don’t need it. If we are going to have a treat, we will have a treat and that’s fine. I’m more concerned with the hidden … Read More...

Matchbox LEGO Beds

Matchbox LEGO Beds

I adore matchboxes. They are super sweet and useful for all kinds of adorable projects (just Google matchbox craft). Creating LEGO beds is a simple way to use them in play. Materials Empty Matchbox (matchbox sized boxes are available at some craft/discount stores) Matchbox template or … Read More...

Winter Essentials 2015

Autumn/Winter Fashion Essentials

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Westfield Westfield’s Autumn/Winter styles have hit the stores for those keen to grab this season’s most coveted items. You can shop online (so you can shop whenever … Read More...

Frozen Yoghurt Pops

Frozen Banana Pops

My kids love frozen stuff so I often give them frozen snacks: frozen peas, corn, yoghurt covered blueberries and frozen yoghurt bites.  I also do frozen bananas and these are a massive hit … Read More...

Shadow Puppet Theatre

DIY Shadow Puppet Theatre

My daughter discovered a Tv, iPad & computer free entertainment today! Its a miracle! She made her own show this afternoon very simply with a box, a torch and baking … Read More...

Marshmallow Art

Design Your Own Marshmallows

We bought some lovely big canvases (marshmallows) at Costco for roasting last week so thought we'd decorate them with paint (coloured milk). It was so much fun and worked better than we expected! The … Read More...

School bag station

School Bag Station – Rubber Tubs

Since we've moved a lot over the years, I've had to establish, and re-establish systems wherever we go, depending on the spaces available.  At the last place we were at, I had a homework station … Read More...

Pretzel S'mores

Pretzel S’mores

Sometimes I write content for other websites.  Recently, I shared how I make Pretzel S'mores over on the Vintage Current blog. These are decadent and a definitely a sometimes treat...they … Read More...

Peter Alexander Sesame Street Women's Sleepwear

Peter Alexander meets Sesame Street!

Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday and 43 years on Australian screens with a gorgeous new series of pyjamas designed by Australian sleepwear icon Peter Alexander. The multi award winning … Read More...

Meal Planning with inspiration from garden spoils

How a Garden is Changing My Life

This is one of the amazing things about our sea change year in New Zealand: the place where we are staying has an amazing existing vegetable garden. Having a garden has changed me in ways I didn't anticipate. First, I have to say here that I'm not a good gardener. I don't even enjoy … Read More...

The Bucket Chore System in the kitchen

The Bucket Chore System

Renee shares a bucket chore system that is working well in her home. It's quite similar to what I do for our school bags.    Cleaning: if it was more like eating chocolate I’d totally get into it, but it’s not. It’s the never ending, laborious, unrewarding and thankless job … Read More...

toy tyre swing

Toy Tyre Swing

We didn't bring a lot of toys with us to this new place. It's been fantastic.  I noticed a spot where the kids often play outside and decided to put up a few toy tyre swings in that area. I did a similar thing at the last place we were at with a twig ladder and paddle pop stick doors on … Read More...

Boiled Egg Bunny Hat Printable

Adorable Bunny Hat for Your Eggs

You won't need to prepare anything for this cute idea. Just print it out, cut out the hats and add them to the dippy eggs before you crack them open. So cute. Fun for an Easter morning breakfast. Materials Egg Bunny Hat Printable Egg cup Dippy Egg (tips here on how to cook it) Non-toxic … Read More...

Ham & Cheese Macaroni Bake

Cheese & Ham Macaroni Bake

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing an easy family meal that has been a hit with many people, especially children. If you don’t like creamy pastas, then perhaps you would prefer this as a side dish to accompany a chicken dinner. It is also perfect to make ahead and have in the fridge until dinner time … Read More...

Miniture clay baby sculptures

Miniature baby sculptures that will make your heart sing

A block of polymer clay, tiny dental tools and plenty of imagination is all that Mina Cerrachio needs to create one-of-a-kind miniature baby sculptures. Beautifully intricate and life like, these sculptures bring joy to collectors, comfort to grieving families and remind us all of the miracle … Read More...

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