Christmas movie marathon on Netflix

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Christmas is nearly here, and you’ve sung all the carols, oohed and aahed over the neighbour’s lights display and stocked up on stocking fillers. All that’s left to do now is to count down the days (or hours!) until Christmas morn with a movie marathon! Netflix have a stack of Christmas themed films that are perfect for […]

Oreo Cheesecake Balls

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Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ back to share another recipe with you. This is one of my favourite photos in my new cookbook and they taste just as good as they look. Oreo cheesecake balls – only 4 ingredients and super quick to make. Great over the Christmas break and you can even […]

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

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Every year I have good intentions to make some of my Christmas presents to keep the costs down. And then December hits like bird poo on a windscreen and I get overwhelmed and just head to the shops to buy my gifts. This year I was PREPARED. In November, I got researching and thinking about […]

Christmas Breadsticks

Christmas breadsticks

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Christmas is nearly upon us and I love this time of year when we get to hang out with our family, sing songs and enjoy each others company. My kids love cooking and sometimes it is hard to get all 3 kids involved in the kitchen but […]

Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids You Can Post

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We have two nieces that live interstate that I have to buy Christmas presents for each year. It can be a lot of fun buying gifts for kids, other than your own, but I’m often mindful of the postage costs because depending on how bulky the present is, it can cost as much as the […]

Top 10 Christmas Music Titles for 2016

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The Christmas music came out when I put up the Christmas tree with the kids mid November. Now that December has ticked over, it’s okay to play Christmas music anywhere and everywhere. If you’re curious about the most popular streamed songs this year, Spotify analysed over 16 million Christmas playlists around and below are the […]

Gift Ideas: Stocking Filler

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Sweet small ideas that can be a stand alone gift or something for the stocking. a Train Set in a Tin yellowoctopus.com.au Train set in a tin to take anywhere b Swimming Cap Fish or Shark top3.com.au A bit of fun for swim time. c Gold Robot Pen sbg.com.au Novel robot pen d Elastics Game […]

Gift Ideas: Family

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If you’re looking for a gift for the entire family, below are some fun ideas. a Ugly Xmas Rashie kozii.com Start a Christmas tradition! Buy an ‘ugly xmas rashie’ for the entire family b Personalised Christmas Wheelie Bin Sticker hippoblue.com.au Personalise your very own cricket wicket sticker for the wheelie bin c Play Pouch playpouch.com.au […]

Gift Ideas: Him

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Gift ideas for him that are a little out of the ordinary.  a Living Keyring uberkate.com.au Personally engrave this sterling silver key rings with special dates or names! b BaconSmith Bacon Making Kit brewsmith.com.au Because Bacon. c Memobottle thedesigngiftshop.com This is so cool! A slimline water bottle that will t in his briefcase! Comes in […]

Gift Ideas: Her

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Lovely things for someone special. a Daydream Wedge or Embellish Wedge holsterfashion.com Keep the glamour without giving up the comfort b Felt Ball Cushion gallery8loves.com.au No words! c Animal Jamboree Cotton Tablecloth mozi.com.au The perfect centrepiece to Christmas celebrations d Milk Bottle Candle milkiescandleco.bigcartel.com Candles are always a good idea e Christmas Bathing Rituals boxbetty.com.au […]

Gift Ideas: Teens

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Some funky and practical gift ideas for teens!    a Unicorn tee champagnecartel.com Add a bit of sparkle to your day with this cute teenote b Signature Bow Cushion shopsuella.com This bow cushion would look gorgeous in any girl’s room! c Enchanted Unicorn Light-Up Slippers yellowoctopus.com.au Who wouldn’t like these?! They’re soft, they light up […]

Gift Ideas: Kids 8 to 12

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The tween age group can sometimes be a bit tricky. We hope these ideas give you some inspiration. a Fairy Garden Kit fleurieugifts.com.au Adore! b Metal Tool Set 16 pc ecotoys.com.au Real working metal and wooden tools for older kids to get started in carpentry c Make Me Iconic Fairybread Sequin Purse limetreekids.com.au This delicious […]

Gift Ideas: Kids 5 to 8

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Ranging from items to make their room special to toys for fun. a Canvas Bean Chair lelbys.com These beanbag chairs are the perfect size for a little person! So many cute patterns and colours! They are great for kids aged 1-8, and check the website for adult lounge bags too. b Seedling – Ice Cream Skipping […]

Gift Ideas: Kids 3 to 5

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The team has enjoyed putting together gift ideas for this age group. So many cute things! a Handmade Wooden Cattle Truck limetreekids.com.au Beautifully made wooden truck that will be passed on through the generations b Le Toy Van Wooden Honeybake Mixer Set limetreekids.com.au We love wooden toys! This one is great for role play c […]