KIDS, COOKING, COSTUMES & CRAFTS (...and alliteration)

Kids

How to make a no sew gnome hat

How to make a no sew gnome hat

Before the girls party, I googled ‘gnome hats’ to see how to make one and couldn’t find a simple, easy way to do it. So here is how I made 20 cute, gorgeous little gnome hats in an hour for about $5 total.

Russian Nesting Doll Halloween Costume

Russian Nesting Doll Halloween Costume

My friend Maja suggested that my girls should dress for Halloween as Russian nesting dolls (or matryoshka dolls or babushka dolls or whatever it pleases you to call them). What an awesome idea!! I have been trying to convince the girls to wear this costume […]

Chocolate Coconut Ice

Chocolate Coconut Ice

Here is a sickly sweet, yet sugar-free, yummy, yummy treat (well, there’s sugar in the chocolate, but we broke that into bits and therefore we all know the calories have all fallen out, right?) I saw this recipe for Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars on Pintrest, and had […]

Chocolate Strawberry Carrots for the Easter Bunny

Chocolate Strawberry Carrots for the Easter Bunny

Pintrest is completely to blame for this post. When I saw strawberries covered in chocolate to look like tiny fat carrots, my inner voice said YES! So everyone leaves cookies out for Santa, I figure the Easter bunny must also need some sustenance whilst doing […]

Apricot and Raisin Cookies

Apricot and Raisin Cookies

Are you in the mood for some delicious, chewy, cinnamonny cookies that you can pretend are vaguely healthy? If you’re like me, the answer to that question is always YES! I opened the cupboard and realised I didn’t have any oats. NO OATS?! Finding a […]

Fishing Party – Tackle box favors

Fishing Party – Tackle box favors

I almost forgot to show you the adorable party favors I made for our Trout Fishing party. They were filled with lots of fishing themed things, like gummy worms, swedish fish, goldfish crackers and fish stickers. So cute!

Fishing Princess Cake

Fishing Princess Cake

My little girls loves princesses (no surprise) and fishing (surprise!). My husband had the bright idea of hosting a party for her at a Trout Farm. I had a lot of misgivings about it (quite possibly stemming from the fact that it wasn’t my idea) but […]

Personalised Kids Birthday Card Hack

Personalised Kids Birthday Card Hack

Here is a super easy way to create gorgeous birthday cards with minimal fuss. Buy pretty blank cards – I always look in the dollar section at Target, these ones were only $1 for 8! Then buy a pack of stick-on letters, these are Thickers […]

Flower Cake

Flower Cake

Today’s post is not really a recipe, mainly because this is my husband’s grandmother’s famous TOP SECRET chocolate cake, and as such I probably shouldn’t put it on the internet. So instead, enjoy these photos of my lovely new Oh Joy for Target cake stand. […]

Healthy Fruit Balls for Kids

Healthy Fruit Balls for Kids

My friend Megan posted this recipe on Facebook recently. It sounded easy, fun and good for kids so of course I was interested! Her recipe: 250g Dates, 50g Coconut, 50g Oats, 20g Cocoa, 1TB Milk. Whizz in blender, then roll into balls As you may […]

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

I don't really do Valentines Day. Of course, if I found a mysterious card from a very attractive secret admirer I might be persuaded to celebrate. I have always wanted to buy those little heart candies though, so that's what we are celebrating today.
Maritime Museum Art Deco Niceness

Maritime Museum Art Deco Niceness

If you love a bit of art deco goodness, combined with some sea-faring jauntiness, you will love the San Francisco Maritime museum. I have to say, as a museum it was pretty bad. Unless you are very interested in the two small boats on display. [...]
Lovely Ladybugs

Lovely Ladybugs

Do you ever sing this rhyme to a ladybird? "Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away home, Your house is on fire and your children are all alone." Heartbreaking, what a tragedy! Interesting how this particular beetle is always associated with being female. Is it because she's so [...]
A Magic Garden 4th Birthday Party for Twins

A Magic Garden 4th Birthday Party for Twins

I wanted my twins to feel like they had free choice for their birthday party to be whatever they wanted. Fortunately for me I have two girls whose interests are similar, and they are still young enough to be persuaded in a direction that I [...]
Making the Australian Women’s Weekly Buzzy Beehive Cake

Making the Australian Women’s Weekly Buzzy Beehive Cake

It was all reasonably easy to do. Actually, I found it very easy as my mum did all the work! Hah!