Christmas: Start a $2 Jar

April 13, 2014

I know it’s rather ridiculous to be talking about Christmas in — where are we now in the year — April.  However, it can be a good time to start a little saving fund for a mini holiday, fun day or splurging at Christmas-time.  There are many ways to do this, for example: by opening [...]

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Easter Craft: Decorate Eggs With Permanent Marker

April 11, 2014

Permanent Marker I sometimes decorate hard boiled eggs with faces for the children’s lunch box. Around Easter, it’s fun to decorate eggs as an activity by using permanent markers or even regular textas.  It’s easy and relative mess free. Materials Permanent Marker or crayons Boiled eggs Instructions 1. Decorate the egg however you like! –> [...]

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2014 Health & Fitness Challenge: Week 10 – Set Backs

April 11, 2014

It happened during the September school holidays last year.  My body felt good and I had reached a good level of fitness during the previous 8 months. I could feel the strength in my body, and so I ignored the niggles in my back, wanting to keep pushing through. Ever since I was pregnant with [...]

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Gramping: Part 2

April 8, 2014

Sponsored by Nuffnang, Aerogard & Mortein  There are always remnants.  As the canvas takes shape, I peek my head inside in anticipation: a forgotten small toy, a stick in the corner, that sock we couldn’t find – all memories of the last time we were together in this space. Recently, we went Gramping on the [...]

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The Lego Movie Review

April 7, 2014

**There’s a few minor spoilers but I’ve kept them to a minimum*** It’s funny, fast and FULL ON.   We are all a bunch of Lego nerds in this family, and went to see The Lego Movie last weekend. The “Everything is awesome” tune is still in my head. Everything is awe-some! The Story The [...]

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Lunch Box: Temporary Tattoo Banana

April 6, 2014

I’ve used temporary tattoos to decorate boiled eggs around Easter time and they work on bananas too. This is fun for the lunch box or just to make the fruit bowl look uber cool.  Follow the packet instructions and apply to the banana just as you would skin. Corn & Cheese Scrolls (used this recipe) Sugar snap [...]

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