Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Easiest DIY Take and Play Scene Ever!

I get a lot of inspiration from my boys when it comes to making things for them. I see them do something and then I think "hey what a good idea" and this is one of those times.

Each time Harvey gets a new toy he always uses the box it comes in as a garage/house and sometimes they have a background scene in the display box which he uses as a play scene. This is great for their imagination and also would make a great Take and Play activity especially for our long haul flight to NZ this year. (I am totally freaking out about taking 2 on my own for part of the way!)

(Please excuse the state of the box as the husband decided to recycle it before I could save it.)

Quick and easy DIY play scene
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DIY Halloween Spooky Spider

It is that time of the year again when birthday party dates and invites are being set. And it is that time of year again when some of us get all excited and giddy at the thought of planning a birthday party.

This year I think Harvey will be old enough to enjoy Halloween so for his birthday we are inviting some of his friends over to go Trick or Treating down our street.

For one of the decorations for the party I will be making some spooky spiders. This could also be a little Halloween party activity for your party guests!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hello Fresh - Ingredient Ready Meals Review

I am all about the convenience when it comes to home life. Trying to cook while running around after 2 little ones is not ideal. I am not one of those organised people where I can plan a weeks shopping and menu and basically have no food waste left over. Do these people really exist?

I buy loads of food to stock up the fridge with the good intention of making healthy home cooked meals. But come on, really? this is me we are talking about! Plus I have no inspiration for what to cook every night.

So one solution is Ingredient Ready Meals that get delivered to your door. Filled with all the ingredients and recipe you need for the week.

Watermelon Ice Lollies mmmm

Nothing like treating the boys to ice cream in this hot weather. But don't really want to give them ice cream everyday! So as an alternative I made watermelon ice lollies.

They are very easy to make. As you know I am all about the easy way.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Photography Fortnightly Project - The Beach

This Fortnight's theme is the beach. The only beach we have near us is a play beach! But luckily for us we were off to Wales for the weekend to visit the boys grandparents who live by the beach!

I wasn't really in the mood to take photos that day with the afternoon sun glaring away and the fear of sand getting into my camera! But I got a few shots anyway.

Thought I would try some "Sun behind the subject" shots

Turned out pretty good I think

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Quick DIY chopsticks (pincers) for Harvey

I have been looking for some training chopsticks for Harvey for a while now. But the ones out there look too long and thin and difficult to use. The closest ones I have seen that are good are the disposable ones you can get from Yo Sushi! (I have a few of those).

Sometimes Harvey likes to use mini tongs to pick up his food but it is still to big to eat with. So I made my own trainer chopsticks. They don't look great but they do the trick :D

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