I like to think of this wreath as a crafty way to clean up the pesky plastic toy animals that are scattered ALL OVER THE LOUNGE ROOM FLOOR. Or is that just at my place?!
Last Christmas, I wrote about how our wreath was dying a slow death. I managed to reinvent it one last time. This year when I unpacked the Christmas decorations, I had to face the reality that I needed to come up with a new wreath. STAT.
So I raided the paint chip aisle at my local hardware store, picked the plastic toys off the floor and created this simple Christmas wreath. Read More
I’ve got another amazing 2-for-1 offer for you today! Presenting the 2 Creative Ladies behind the amazing Instagram account, Wonder and Awe. Brea and Karen share oodles of simple, fun and colourful Early Learning activities for your little ones. So much inspiration that is easy to execute at home. Welcome, ladies!
Picture Books du Monde
Welcome to Picture Books du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books.
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‘Tis the season to gift a beautiful picture book.
At our place, we try to embrace the saying
“Something you wear, something you read, something you want, something you need,”
in our Christmas present-buying for our kids.
Here are the books that will be appearing in the stockings of my kids, and some of the books that I wish were appearing in my stocking. (Because one is never too old for picture books.)
I’m blaming it on the wacky pregnancy hormones, but I am possessed by this extreme desire to amp up the kindness this Christmas.
At the same time, I’m also on this crazy mission to declutter my house (Hello, Nesting!)
Organise the wardrobes! Cull the kids’ toy collection! Clean the pantry!
So I’m just going to roll with it.
This Christmas, I’m going to focus on acts of kindness (when I actually manage to get out of the house) and organising my house (when I’m stuck at home. Which, let’s face it- with 2 kids under 3 and an ever-expanding belly, it’s sometimes easier just to stay at home.)
I’ve created an Advent of Giving and Decluttering to help get me there.
Yep, I know that an Advent usually consists of 24 items.
But who needs that kind of pressure at this time of the year?
Crossing something off every two days or so feels much more manageable. We all need some breathing space at this time of the year, amirite?
This dynamic duo is living the Crafty Lady Dream. Besties who craft together and then blog about it. Oh and did I mention their book empire?! They have a series of rad craft books that contain simple to execute but gorgeous crafts for kiddies. We’re giving away their latest book over on Instagram if you want to come and play along! I totally want to be a part of their Girl Gang. Sitting around drinking tea, eating biscuits and crafting with these ladies is a total life goal. Introducing Laura and Tia.
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Around this time each year, my family and I start discussing Christmas Lunch.
Who is bringing the sides?
What are we doing for dessert?
Who is braving the Fish Markets on Christmas Eve?
(Just joking- we never discuss that last question because it is always my Seafood Ninja Mum.
Mad respect to her.)
One of the big questions we discuss is what our signature cocktail will be for the festivities.
This Christmas, being with child, I have not entered the debate around the signature cocktail.
Instead I’ve been secretly planning the super rad mocktails that I’ll be creating, swilling and making the cocktail-drinking folk jealous with.
Here are 5 super simple mocktails perfect for the Festive Season. Read More
One of the highlights of my teaching year has been a little lunchtime weaving group that I’ve held in my classroom once a week.
Sometimes we have weaving group twice a week because the kids are A-Grade negotiators. Some impressive negotiations given that I only work 2 days a week.
It is with much pride and pleasure that I share with you the 4 projects that my weavers have undertaken this year.
Do you know Bar from Art Bar Blog?
I’ll just wait here whilst you pop over and revel in the creativity being fostered over there…..
Actually, no. Don’t do that.
It is too easy to fall down her rabbit hole of creativity.
So maybe read this first then head over.
Bar has recently published the extremely awesome book pictured above, with Betsy McKenna, a Reggio-Inspired Educator.
“Art Workshop for Children” is filled with more than 25 Process Art experiences.
We were lucky enough to be sent a copy to check out.
It’s insanely good, people. Insanely good.
Sight word practice- love it or loathe it, it’s a pretty important part of learning to read.
How do you help your littles learn their sight words?
Through blogging and Instagramming, I’ve been introduced to an amazing Virtual Sisterhood of Creative Ladies.
The Oh Creative Lady series is your chance to meet these incredible, kind-hearted, inspiring <insert ALL the happy, positive adjectives HERE> women.
I knew that Amy was my-kinda-chick when her intense love for emojis shone through in a hilarious Instagram message chain at the start of our e-friendship. Things progressed quickly and we moved our relationship onto emails. We essentially solved all the world’s problems from our phones and desktops. Amy is authentic. Passionate. Creative. And funny. I wish she lived around the corner instead of across the country. Her life in the Outback fascinates me and how she does it all with 4 little people…. mind-boggling. Meet Amy. Read More