Friday, 9 January 2015

New Years Resolutions

This week we had our first play date and the talk of new year resolutions came up. And it got me thinking about my resolutions. You could say I don't have new year resolutions but more like daily ones!

Here is my list for 2015.

1. Be more organised - HA HA
2. Declutter the house - HA HA
3. Cook more - HA HA
5. Save more - HA HA
6. Potty Train Harvey - HA HA HA (it should be his resolution for the year
7. Take more photos (preferably without laundry in the background) - HA HA 
8. Make our wedding photo book - HA HA HA HA (that is 1 HA for each year)
9. Not to lose my temper - HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
10. Laugh more - TICK
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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Guy Fawkes Night - Fireworks Craft (Or Failworks Craft)

Harvey is frightened of fireworks. Even now, a week after Guy Fawkes, when he hears a noise outside he asks worriedly "what's that? Is it fireworks?". So we didn't have fireworks this year. But not wanting to miss out on the fun we tried out some fireworks crafts. WE meaning ME.

Failworks 1 - Crayon scratch out thingy
Remember when you were at school and you did that crayon art where you colour in loads of colour and then coloured black on top to scratch the black to reveal the colours underneath? Maybe it was easier back then or the crayons were better. Thought it was a good idea but it took ages and it didn't work out very well.

Failworks 2 - No glow
Next we used glow in the dark paint on black card. I thought this would be fun. But Harvey didn't like the dark and the glow pens were not very good. Poundland, what did you expect?

little worms?

You could get a good glow if you put it to the light for a while

Failworks 3 - More Mardi Gras than Spectacular
Lastly we made pipe cleaner fireworks... Harvey was more into these. But they did look more like festive carnival trees or something. 

Maybe next year!
(Update - At our first Xmas family gathering Harvey held a sparkler!!!!)

Fore more successful craft ideas check out these Pins on Pinterest.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Magnet Monsters

Here are some easy magnet monsters that you and your little monsters can make. It is an easy craft to do and great as a party or Halloween activity.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Weird and Creepy Kids Toys

It is birthday month in October and I am on the search for gift ideas for a group of 3 year olds. It was easier when they were 2 to find gifts as a 2 year old would love any toy or puzzle you get them. Heck they would loved the box. But the development from 2 years to 3 years seems to have leaped miles ahead. From 3 it seems they can basically do anything!!

So I have been searching for the perfect gift and on my internet travels I have come across some weird and creepy toys.

Not sure what the RND people were thinking at the time or what they were on! Or what sick group of test kids that said yes to these being developed!!!

Anyway here are a few I am considering as gifts :D.

1. Doh Nutters - Let us start gently with the weirdness.

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

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.