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

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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 […]

Crushing on pink

Crushing on pink

Four weeks ago I felt super silly spending $5 on a bunch of sticks at Trader Joes. But they have since blossomed and they are just so beautiful. The colour is picking up some of the other tiny touches of pink in the same room, [...]
How to Hang an Eclectic Gallery

How to Hang an Eclectic Gallery

Here is a guide to making a gallery wall that doesn't require any measuring. Yay for that! I wanted to hang some of our great family photos but kept baulking at the cost of buying a new set of matching frames. Then I cleaned out [...]
Breakfast Pies

Breakfast Pies

This is the easiest recipe for a great brunch. The original recipe comes from Williams-Sonoma but I simplified it...because why not make something easy, even easier! These pies transfer well, so they'd be great to take to a friends house, or a picnic. Cut rounds of [...]
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. [...]
Dogs in Cars

Dogs in Cars

I just came across this great photo series by Martin Usborne, Dogs in Cars. (via DesignSponge) I was once left in a car at a young age. I don’t know when or where or for how long, possibly at the age of four, perhaps outside a [...]
Styling a CNY dinner

Styling a CNY dinner

I took a trip to Chinatown today to prepare for Chinese New Year, and it was crazy busy. CRAZY. It was difficult to walk down the street, I started to get overwhelmed and confused about what I came for, and I got yelled at by [...]
Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

As I have Chinese New Year on the brain, I had a quick look through my photo collection for CNY themed shots. (Forgive me if that banner doesn't say anything about CNY, I can't read it. But the colours and details are amazing!) I particularly [...]
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!

Rainbow Birthday Cake

Rainbow Birthday Cake

My 4 year old birthday girl briefed me on the cake she wanted. It should be a rainbow, with a ladybug flying over it, and lots of chocolate. She drew me a sketch. Fortunately the mountains and trees were in the sketch for decorative purposes [...]
Let’s Go Bowling! Now!

Let’s Go Bowling! Now!

We went to a bowling alley on the weekend. In summary... it. was. amazing. I felt like I'd stepped into the 1970s. It was really the most period preserved place I've been to in quite a while. I hope they never think about doing any [...]
Colours Photography Series – Yellow

Colours Photography Series – Yellow

This is my favourite in the Colours series. I'm thinking of hanging it on my dark grey wall in the dining room, I think it would look amazing.