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.

Friendship Bands

Wool Friendship Bands

I attended a conference in Sydney recently, and received a goodie bag from Spotlight with a variety of colourful mini wool balls. I LOVE Spotlight and they have an online store too.  I can knit basic things, and wool is useful for many non-knitting craft projects too (for example: wooden spoon puppets, mermaid peg dolls, Barbie skirt). […]

Portable Movie Theatre

How to do a portable cinema

Sponsored by Bose and Nuffnang I mentioned to my husband that I was reviewing a portable speaker. When I said the brand was Bose, he was estatic! Haha. I didn’t know the brand was such a favourite, so there you go. In a nutshell, the Bose SoundLink Mini II is a portable, bluetooth speaker designed […]

Foam Flower Wreath

Flower Head Wreath made from craft foam

We have a stack of craft foam in the craft box; it caught my eye last time I was at Spotlight. It’s proven to be so handy for activities that provide an extension of play for my kids. We used it for mermaid peg dolls, a car wash for matchbox cars, and now a soft flower […]

Enjoying Fashion Fads: Ring Stack

Rings

I enjoy fashion but I’m not someone who necessarily keeps up with current styles. I tend to go for classic pieces, and then mix it up with fun seasonal items that happen to catch my eye. Recently went on a work weekend to Sydney (read about it here) and I thought it would be fun to […]

Colourful Water Play

Easy play idea - Colourful water in tubs

I used to do this when the kids were little. I dug out an old pic from 6 years ago. Aww, bless! Look at them! All you need Bowls or plastic containers Food Colouring  Water Cups/spoons/plastic cups/plastic toys/paint brushes/spray bottle (things like that to add to the play) Note: I only use a few drops so […]

English Muffin Mini Pizzas

I used what I had in the fridge at the time which was tomato sauce, cherry tomato, salami and ham (which I cup up in shreds). I threw it all on to a board and the kids made their own.

My kids are so hungry in the afternoons! I have over 60 afternoon tea ideas here and mini pizza is on the list because it’s a hit with my kids. Good for lazy dinner nights or lunch on the weekends too. Ingredients English muffins Grated cheese Tomato sauce Simple toppings: pineapple pieces, bacon pieces, cherry tomato, […]

Being a Blogger: Behind the Scenes

Aussie Kid Bloggers

Blogger Weekend: Behind the Scenes I started Be A Fun Mum as a goal for myself after I came out of depression back in 2009. After a few years of blogging personally, I realised I might be able to create a job for myself through my blog after the kids were all back in school, […]

It’s the reward

It's the reward - a story about parenting

My teen went away on a camp overseas this past school holidays. They grow up, and start — you know — being all independent and doing things! I missed her! The day after she got back home again, she greeted me in the morning as we readied to go out. “Mum, you look lovely! You […]

Favourite Cracker Toppings

Favourite Cracker Toppings

I like eating cracker snacks, even for lunch some days. I like the texture and that crunch. There are certain toppings that were made to go together, and I’m sharing some of my favourites. Toppings Below are some favourites: Cream cheese & strawberry jam Cream cheese & blueberry Vegemite & cottage cheese Vegemites & cheese Tomato tuna […]

Travel Naughts & Crosses Game

Use a zip lock bag to make a travel naughts and crosses board

This is an uber easy game you can whip up for travel, or just to stick in your handbag to keep kids occupied during those waiting times. Materials Paper Cardboard (milk bottle lid stencil) Permanent Marker Zip Lock Bag 1. Cut a piece of paper to the size of the zip lock bag, so it […]

How the School Shoes Have Survived – half year mark

How the school shoes have survived

School starts up next week for my kids, and I’m getting things organised for another school term. I buffed the children’s shoes (note: I realisticlaly only do this about once every 3 months) and thought I would report on how the shoes have gone at the half-year mark.  Take a look. The brands: Clarks, Clarks, Lynx, […]

Colour Hunt: Purple

Go on a Colour Hunt

A colour hunt. This is a similar concept to a Rainbow Leaves hunt.  It’s simple and you can do it inside or outside. Just look around the house for items or toys of a particular colour, or my favourite: go outside and do a hunt in nature.  When you take the time to look, really look […]

Design Your Own Pillowcase

A fun activity for kids - design your own pillow case!

This school holidays, I planned for the kids to decorate their own pillowcases as an activity. They loved it, and the children were all so proud of their final product. Materials  Pillow case Fabric markers Paper Instructions 1. It’s a good idea to do a bit of practice on paper before beginning the design on […]

Toilet Roll Printable – Block People

Block People - printable to wrap around toilet rolls

A new month, a new printable. This time, it’s block people that are designed to wrap around a toilet roll. Just a simple colouring activity. They look cute on a book shelf as decoration too. More Toilet Roll Printables Toilet Roll Cars African Animals Pirates