I’m slightly obsessed with this pretty butterfly crochet rug! It was my weekend project to decorate Alex’s room with and it turned out to be pretty easy and such a pleasure to make! [Read more…]
It’s the plight of every working parent to balance work and home life. Although we don’t get to stay home, we want to know what’s happening at school and to be involved. As a working mom, I often feel guilty for missing so much of my children’s school lives.
That’s why I was thrilled to receive an invitation to an art exhibition hosted by our school! I was excited that the parents were invited to see the artwork their children had produced throughout the year! I love attending all sorts of events but the best kind of all are when they involve my children show casing something they have achieved or worked hard at! [Read more…]
Kids of all ages love crafting and it’s the perfect way to spend one-on-one time with our kids. Crafting is also the best way to keep the kids busy while they are trapped indoors during Winter. [Read more…]
I’ve been reading Bible stories to my children more frequently lately. I pray that in sharing His Word, God will plant the seeds of the gospel in their little hearts. [Read more…]
Every year around April I have to help with crafting some treat bags for the annual school event. This year we had to make brown paper bags look pretty so that they could be filled with sweet things to sell at the fair. I took stock of my crafting supplies and really wanted to use these red pipe cleaners so decided to make spider treat bags because toddlers + insects = winner! [Read more…]
I had my nails done recently and got the cutest polka dot nail art which my daughter absolutely loves. She is a little mini-me so she immediately wanted exactly the same style on her nails. Not willing to pay a fortune for such a mini-mani, I came up with my own method of doing polka dot nail art and it actually turned out to be quite easy! [Read more…]
For my hubby’s Grandmothers’ 75th birthday party I was tasked with creating centerpieces to match with the lovely and elegant lilac decor of her birthday party. The centerpieces needed to look elegant and add some flair to the tables but the challenge was to keep it low cost. A challenge I am always happy to undertake!
Get the kids involved to make these upcycled tuna cans as gifts for all the teachers, etc. you need to thank at the end of a school year.
Gifts don’t have to be expensive, they should just be meaningful and this wonderful craft would make a lovely feature for any windowsill and can be made very quickly which is always a bonus! [Read more…]
Every girl goes through a princess phase at some stage of their early childhood. When Alexandra had her fourth birthday she wanted a very small and fun celebration but was very firm on there being a castle cake. [Read more…]
The Big Boy Cowl is a cute little chunky neck warmer that can be knitted while watching TV on a cold winters evening. This super chunky cowl is a warm accessory that will make mom happy for it’s protection against the winter chill and will make your little guy feel like a real cool dude. [Read more…]
A “Box of Sunshine” is a really fun and creative gift to make for someone special in your life who might be feeling a bit blue or going through a rough time. This is a fun and lovingly put together gift that is guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face!
These shortbread Easter Bunny Cookies are nice and easy for children to make. They will enjoy playing with the dough to form the bunnies and as long as you do all the baking bits yourself, the end result is so super cute that you could gift them for Easter instead of chocolate. [Read more…]
This Easter we started a new tradition of baking a special cake for Easter Sunday.
I’d seen loads of resurrection cakes on the internet and initially wanted to try one of those but half way through the planning of the cake it just seemed too complicated so I scrapped that idea. I then had an idea to feature the Easter Bunny so I trawled Pinterest until I stumbled across this very nice recipe for an Easter Bunny Coconut Cake by the talented Jenny Steffens. [Read more…]
I love upcycled projects! These cute DIY upcycled monster containers are made using old soda bottles and zippers and they are very easy to make.
These containers can be used to store loose coins, pom-poms, lego pieces and many more bits and bobs lying around the house. [Read more…]
Traditionally, the Easter season means a visit from the Easter bunny, eating copious amounts of chocolate, pickled fish and hot cross buns. These are the things that make Easter my favorite time of the year. But Easter is also a very significant reflection time for us as we acknowledge the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection and celebrate and truly appreciate His love for us. [Read more…]