Freezer-Friendly Family Meals

February 22, 2017

Life

AKA Preparing for BabyGeddon

Freezer-Friendly Family meals We’re entering that uncertain period of pregnancy where the baby could arrive ANY DAY.
If I look back at my 2 previous pregnancies, I have a familiar behavioural pattern.
At about 35 weeks, I’m possessed by this insane nesting instinct to COOK ALL THE THINGS and stock up on freezer-friendly family meals. Read More

Oh Creative Lady: Meet Rima

February 15, 2017

Life / Oh Creative Lady

Oh Creative Lady - Oh Creative Day Brace yourselves.
This Oh Creative Lady has an incredible way with words. Her purpose behind what she does is powerful and humbling. I strongly suggest you go and make yourself a cuppa and perhaps grab a few biscuits or a sweet treat. Make yourself comfortable, settle in and let the eloquence and thoughtfulness of Rima’s words wash over you. I’ve returned to her words so many times as I’ve put this post together. So many of her thoughts had me exclaiming “YES! EXACTLY!”
It’s a pleasure to introduce Rima.

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11 Creative Ways to Entertain Kids (When You’re A Billion Weeks Pregnant)

February 8, 2017

Craft

Creative ways to entertain kids when pregnant Here are 11 creative ways to entertain the kids when pregnant and refuse to bend down to pick things up/ can’t move too quickly/ want to just sit in the one spot for an extended period (aka Being A Billion Weeks Pregnant.)

Okay, so I’m partial to a bit of exaggeration and I’m sitting at 35 weeks pregnant.
But that’s just a few shy of a billion, right?
3 pregnancies in three-and-a-half years means that this old body is protesting with a crazy combo of aches and pains.
Coupled with this insane heatwave and we’ve been sticking close to home of late.
(A polite way of saying that the motivation and energy required to organise and shepherd a toddler and preschooler out of the house is fairly non-existent.)

Apparently these little people expect to be entertained on a daily basis. What’s with that?

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Oh Creative Lady: Meet Fynn

January 25, 2017

Life / Oh Creative Lady

Oh Creative Lady - Oh Creative Day I love hearing about the adventures that make up the lives of others. Today’s Creative Lady trained as a Chemical Engineer. She then moved into Teaching. Then became a…. well, I’ll let Fynn tell you her story. Fynn is the clever and creative mamma behind the Insta account, @happytotshelf. Each month she explores a different theme based on the interests of her kiddies, and sets up a bookshelf to help them delve into those interests. How fun it must be to be a little at Fynn’s! Introducing Fynn!

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Rooster Craft for Chinese New Year

January 23, 2017

Craft

Create this rooster craft for Chinese New Year with a simple art process. Create this rooster craft for Chinese New Year with a simple art process.

Last week I introduced Miss 3 to the process of tissue paper bleeding and it just about blew her mind. Just quietly, it also blew my mind as to how long it kept her engaged.
We then turned the finished artwork into roosters to herald the imminent arrival of the Year of the Rooster.

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Fairy Bread Craft for Australia Day

January 21, 2017

Craft

A simple, kid-friendly fairy bread craft for Australia Day Make this simple fairy bread craft for Australia Day with the kids.

The mere thought of shopping with two small humans generally leads to me breaking a cold sweat and a racing heart rate.
As a result, I do a fair bit of online shopping which leads to a fair few delivery boxes around the house.
To justify this online habit, I’m forever trying to come up with crafts that recycle all the boxes that seem to enter our household. This one is such an example.
A simple little craft that could be used as Australia Day decorations, celebrating the Aussie gastronomical delight that is fairy bread. Read More

Process Art Valentine’s Wall Hanging

January 16, 2017

Craft

Use two different painting processes to create this Valentine's Day art. Truth be told, we don’t really “do” Valentine’s Day at our place.
Mr Day spins that story about “It’s just a Hallmark event….”
“I don’t need a specific day to tell you that I love you…” blah blah blah.
This does not, however, stop me from jumping aboard the Valentine’s Day art bandwagon.

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