Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

Backyard Easter Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Brought to you by Nuffnang and BIG W. I often work with BIG W surrounding significant holiday events because I like the outlook of their campaigns: it’s about facilitating special moments and how you want them to work for your family. I know I can go in store and find pretty much everything I need […]

Feed the Bunny Game

Feed the Bunny Game

This bunny box game is a fun game for parties and Easter and is made with simple materials. Materials 1 Large box brown paper masking tape glue stick scissors craft knife (adult use only) black permanent marker lead pencil white & black paper red & pink poster paper Older kids could achieve this, but there are […]

Autumn Essentials List

Autumn Essentials

My husband and I were just saying today how packing up our family into 6 suitcases and moving to New Zealand for a year has been the best thing for us (you can read more about it here). Having much less stuff has forced me think very much in terms of essentials. I’m not only talking […]

Rainbow Leaves Tradition

Autumn Rainbow Leaves

This has become a traditional thing for the kids and I to do as the leaves begin to change, early in Autumn. It always amazes me, even when I think there’s not much colour in the leaves, how many colours we find! Just take a look!  It’s such a simple, grounding and beautiful activity to do. Head […]

Peppa Pig Easter Craft & Activities

Peppa Pig Easter Craft & Activities - Easter Hat

Peppa Pig is a huge favourite with kids, and if you’re looking for some easy Easter craft and activities for the school holiday period, here are some printables for you: Bunting Easter hat Easter card Colouring in sheets Simply click on the picture for the printable you want to download. 1. Peppa Pig Bunting 2. […]

Famous Painting Colouring Pages

Famous Painting Colouring Pages

I searched around the net to find the best famous painting colouring pages.  I set this up as an after school activity one day. I simply printed out the colouring pages, did a collage of corresponding famous paintings and cut them out.  I found a heap of great ones over at Super Coloring here and I picked […]

Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters Recipe

Ingredients 1 ½ cups of sweet corn kernels (fresh corn is so yummy – need about 2 ears, but I often use frozen corn in this recipe) 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped ¼ cup plain flour Salt & pepper, to taste 1 egg, beaten* Vegetable/canola oil, for frying * Note: If I’m making these for the […]

Nest Cupcakes

Easy nest cupcakes - Fun for Easter, baby shower or birthdays

I’m not flash with cake decorating. Let’s just say this: I make the cake part of the birthday cakes in this family, but my husband usually does the decorating because he’s far more precise and patient than I am.  But this is simple and easy! Fun for Easter, baby showers or birthdays. This is a […]

Plastic Egg Faces

Decorate Plastic Easter Egg - Easter Egg Faces

Plastic Easter eggs are such useful things. They are great for Easter Egg Hunts (reuse them every year), glow in the dark Easter game and craft. One idea is to make cute egg faces. Wool, googly eyes and a permanent marker does the trick. Or just draw with permanent marker. More Easter Craft Ideas

Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift: Your Child’s Handwriting on a Necklace

uberkate necklace - turn your child's handwriting into a necklace

I’ve been a fan of Uberkate since 2010 when I first discovered Kate Sutton’s work. Kate’s designs foster a deep sense of emotion because it’s all about carrying the ones you love close to you. Over the years, I’ve following Uberkate closely and there’s something new I wanted to share with you. It’s called Your Script, and essentially, Kate […]

Fun Play Jar

Fun Play Jars

I’m working on an article (for another website) about chocolate-free (or minimising chocolate) Easter ideas and one is to make a fun play jar. Take anywhere! There’s hours of fun inside the jars. These are easy to put together and cost about $20. These are great for: Birthday Parties – make smaller ones for party […]

Printable Road/Garden Play Mats

Printable Play Mat: Road

This is a great idea for travel or those times when kids have to wait somewhere with you…and you want to bring something little for them to play with. Print out a paper play mat, grab a small toy and put it all in a zip lock bag or pencil case. Throw it in your bag […]

Frozen Blueberry & Yoghurt Kebabs

Frozen Blueberry & Yoghurt Kebabs

Well, this was a hit with my kids! They gobbled them up for afternoon tea. It’s a slightly different take on Frozen Yoghurt Bites I’ve made before.  Kebab Sticks Blueberries Thick yoghurt – any flavour (Greek Style consistency works best) Baking paper Large container Large plate The good thing is you can make a batch […]

Adorable Acorn People

acorn

We collected acorns (and a macadamia nut) on our walk home from school.  How cute are these little people?  We glued them to cardboard and they are sitting proudly on a shelf. All you need is: Craft glue Acorns Googly eyes Permanent marker My son worked out that if you put a leaf under the […]