New Zealand Sea Change

International Sea Change

We moved from Australia to New Zealand in January for one year. It's a big move for a family of six for a short period of time. During all the packing, organising, moving and resettling (including kids crying and missing home), there were times I thought we must be mad. Crazy!  I looked at my … Read More...

Vegemite and Cheese pull apart recipe

Vegemite & Cheese Pull Apart Recipe

This pull apart certainly beats the old vegemite sandwich! The dough is super easy to make and doesn’t require any beaters, yeast or rising time. You can also change the filling and add whatever you like such as tomato paste, bacon, olives, capsicum, etc. It is a favourite is our house and a good … Read More...

Cardboard Roller Coaster

Cardboard Roller Coaster

It's one of those things you can whip up, the kids can play with it for a few days until it's broken apart, and then you recycle it all.  Materials Cardboard/toilet rolls - make as long or as … Read More...

Dino Planters

Dino Toy Planters

Here's a cute project from Jill Lister-Martin. Dino planters! Jill is a mum to boys and blogs about her creative journey here, and you'll also find her over at Facebook here: Happy Creative … Read More...

Get Well Soon Card

Easiest Get Well Card to Make

Probably the easiest Get Well card you could make! Just stick a bandaid on to a card, draw a cute face and write the words on. Or you can print the words if you have a printer that can do that. … Read More...

stick raft boat

DIY Stick Raft Boats

We collected the sticks for this project on our way home from school.  I made the boats and the kids spent hours and hours playing with them, at home and at the beach. It was beyond wonderful. … Read More...

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Condensed milk, crushed biscuits, coconut and lemon – a match made in heaven. These balls are easy to make whether you have a Thermomix, food processor or do it by hand. They are great to keep in the … Read More...

Food picks - easy way to make food fun

Fun Food Picks

If you want to make the lunch box fun with minimal fuss, food picks are brilliant! I've used them for years.  I don't put them in lunch box every day...maybe once a week, depending on what I … Read More...

cute zzzz cushion

DIY Cute zzzz Bed Cushion

Miss 11's bed was looking bare, so we decided to make it happy with a few cushions. Materials White cushion (cotton outer) Fabric pens How 1. Draw a variety of faces on a piece of paper. 2. Draw on the preferred design on the cushion. 3. Iron on the inside of the cushion where the … Read More...

Top 9 Perfumes to Try

Finding a new perfume: Top fragrances to try

There's nothing quite like a splash of perfume to make me feel a little girly. It gives me a spark of confidence as I enter the day or step out in heels at night. To me, perfume is a fine mist of personality. I love wearing it but I've been using the same perfume for 15 years. Trying different … Read More...

Googly Eyed Monster Sleep Shirt

DIY Googly Eyed Monster Night Shirt

The kids often wear my (or my husband's) T-shirts to bed. I get it. They are so baggy and comfy! The kids needed more sleep gear, so this time, bought men's size small white T-shirts (they cost $4) and we decorated them with google eyed monsters. The children are absolutely delighted with them! So … Read More...

Vanilla and Strawberry Stack

Vanilla & Strawberry Stack

I have posted a few healthier recipes on Be A Fun Mum lately but I think it is time to treat ourselves with something completely naughty and delicious. I guess you can say that this is like eating a vanilla slice on steroids. It is quite an impressive dessert to serve guests and can be … Read More...

Fish in a jar

Goldfish in a Jar

Here's a cute little project DIY project I did with my younger kids and they loved it. It's so, so easy and cute. The mini aquarium/liquid-free-snow-globes are now sitting proudly in their rooms. Materials Paper Clip Blu Tack Jar (I used a plastic jar from a discount store) Blue paper (or … Read More...

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