Lego Storage Ideas

Lego Storage Drawers

Aunty Bon’s house is one of the most fun places for my kids. She has a huge Lego collection my kids are crazy about. Not to mention the DEATH STAR. Yes, a Star Wars Death Star all set up and ready to play with.  Lego storage is not a big issue for us yet, but […]

School Morning Harmony

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We did it. Again. Everyone dressed and out the door with socks on and food to eat. It’s like a mini celebration. Like my lunch box journey, the smoothness of school mornings have improved greatly over the years. Most of that comes down to having good systems in place to ensure everyone is fed, dressed in […]

Coffee with Tea: House Tour

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I love to share real homes of real families. You can find all the Feature Homes on the blog here.  Home: it’s where memories are created and people are shaped  through both the happy times and the challenging times.   Before Christmas, I caught up with Tea (pronounced Tee-ah) at her home in Brisbane.  Tea […]

DIY Miniature Grassy Hill in the Backyard

DIY Mini grass mound for the backyard

Our family lived in Toowoomba (situated on the crest of the Great Dividing Range about 2 hours from Brisbane) for a year when my husband was training there…it would be 5 years ago now!  It’s such a lovely spot to raise a family.  David Howell practices as a Naturopath & Nutritionist in Toowoomba, and his wife and three children […]

Miniature Terrarium Fairy Garden

Miniature Terrarium Fairy Garden with wheelbarrow

Looking for a fab project for 2015? This miniature fairy garden looks great, it’s about getting kids involved with gardening and it’s low care. Winning all round.  Renee from About the Garden puts her vast garden knowledge to use in this gorgeously creative fairy garden terrarium.  It’s true, I have a mild addiction for creating succulent terrariums. […]

Outdoor Shower

Outdoor Shower

I appreciate good design. I look for it. And I store ideas in a little drawer in my mind. Dubai was filled with good design, but not many of the ideas went into my mind file because so much of it was beyond the every day. I think that is part of the point of Dubai: it’s opulent, exciting […]

Magnetic Peg Chore Chart

Magnetic Peg Chore Chart finished chores drying and waiting to go on fridge

Renee from About the Garden has had huge success with this chore chart for her kids.  I’ve always strived to have my children participate in household chores, but haven’t always been successful. As I heard myself ask for the tenth time, “Pick up those toys!” I realised the need to review my method and put more […]

5 Ways to Have a Holiday at Home

5 ways to have a holiday at home

Rebecca from Signature Homewares is giving her 5 tips on creating a holiday atmosphere at home.   There are have seasons where work, finances or family situation prevents us from getting away for a holiday.  I have a hunch that for quite a few of us switching into holiday mode while at home can be a […]

Keeping School Memories

keeping school memories

I do wish I was better at this: the keeping memories thing.  I’m not hugely sentimental. I mean, I am to a degree, but those things are not so important to me. I find it easy to let things go.  I think that’s what it is: I don’t hold on to things, whether it’s a hurt or […]

Four Ways to Discover Your Family Home Style

finding your family home style

Rebecca from Signature Homewares shares tips about discovering your family home style (amongst the chaos). Does a sense of frustration wash over you when you glance around your home?   Your home should be a true reflection of you and the ones you love, but sometimes the practicalities of family life can simply take over. Many mums can […]

Low Care Pot Plant for the Front Door

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Create a bit of happiness at your front door with these tips from BAFM Contributor Renee from About The Garden Magazine. I adore a lush pot plant situated at the front door, it always makes me smile. However, my many attempts to create a similar oasis have been a dismal failure. But I know why […]

Sunflower Seed Bomb Gifts & Party Favours

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Have you ever made seed bombs before? Do you know what they are? I have to admit I didn’t when Renee from About the Gardening Magazine told me about them…and now I do, and they are so easy to make and so cool.   There’s nothing more fun then gifting a garden full of sunshine […]

The Tree Wall

Family Tree Wall

I wanted to share this beautiful idea for a living area: a tree wall feature.  Sharron decided to decorate this wall space with a tree shape.  She simply put the word out that she was looking for someone with artist ability to paint the wall for her (you can find people on Gumtree, through Google […]

End of Year Teacher (Approved) Gift Ideas

teacher gift ideas

I know many teachers personally (my sister is one of them) and they don’t expect gifts at the end of the year, but the gesture is certainly appreciated, especially a heartfelt card or note.  I appreciate the work teachers do with my kids, and each year the kids and I like to give a token gift. […]