Christmas

Jan 272014
 
Make your own Summer 'Snow' Balls for play!

A hot Summer’s Day and we made SNOW!! Well kind of… This is my new go-to messy play item. Definitely for outdoors only, the shaving cream and corn flour combine to make a soft, squishy, light sensory play material. Miss E squealed with delight when she started mixing it all up and I must say [Continue reading...]

Dec 212013
 
Free {Printable} School Holiday Planner

  It seems each and every school holidays (at least in our house) everyone is happy for the first week and then the kids start moping and whinging “I’m Bored” or “There’s nothing to do”. It can be hard for any parent to keep the kids happy in the holidays – we know!  Sometimes you [Continue reading...]

Dec 202013
 
Countdown to Christmas - How to make Christmas Crackers!

I don’t think it would really feel like Christmas if there were no Christmas Crackers.  Nice ones too – not those cheap excuses you get from most shops nowadays.  I like crackers to not only look beautiful, but to have lovely and useful things inside, not silly Dad jokes and bad Christmas hats (which no [Continue reading...]

Dec 162013
 
Worldly Wednesday: Rich Chocolate Christmas Biscuits - perfect for Santa!

A rich chocolate hit, with a hint of mint. Leave these biscuits out and Santa will be sure to drop by! Chocolate Biscuits with a hint of mint You’ll Need 180 g butter ¾ cup brown sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups plain flour ½ cup dutch cocoa* ½ cup white chocolate [Continue reading...]

Dec 102013
 
Road Test Tuesday (and Tea Giveaway!) - The Vegan Teahouse

This is Kate. She’s a super mummy taking on the Sydney Foodie scene and making big waves. She started The Vegan Teahouse after many years working for a big Telco. Obviously the corporate thing wasn’t for her and Thank God! as now she’s creating the most delectable Vegan treats like Brownies, Banana Bread, Loose Leaf [Continue reading...]