Guess what? The PNP North Pole Santa Video is back!

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Yay for Christmas time. The most wonderful time of the year. Hot tip: do this now! The PNP North Pole Santa Video. This is magical for your little ones. If you haven’t yet done this, don’t wait. The PNP (Portable North Pole) Santa Videos are back. I first found this for Ned about 4 years ago, and created a video…

3 New Creative Ideas for Goodie Bags at Birthday Parties

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    3 New Creative Ideas for Treat Bags at Birthday Parties   Ever since I was little, it has been the done thing to go home from a party with a little bag of party favours or lollies. I actually don’t remember a time when it didn’t happen. But somewhere along the way, treat bags at birthday parties have…

How to Make a Pop Up Christmas Tree Card

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How to Make a Pop Up Christmas Tree Card Super Simple!  Make these with the children at playgroup and family day care for end-of-year celebrations too! With thanks to Staedtler Shhhh!  Don’t tell.   We’ve invited our Rainbow Bridge FDC educator team to a very fun ‘Festive Cookie Baking’ night where we will all bring along a batch of our…

10 things you need to know about the Nappy Collective

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  10 Things You Need To Know about the Nappy Collective Last week, I flew to Sydney for the Kids Business Bloggers Brunch. This time, Kids Business was supporting the charity ‘The Nappy Collective’ and the Sydney co-ordinator Joanne, was invited to speak. Joanne works in the corporate sector and has a good job, a great life but was feeling…

Selling handmade stuff online with Pitchi

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Selling handmade stuff online with the new video site, Pitchi This post was in collaboration with Pitchi.   I LOVE handmade and I often spend any downtime I have searching through sites that sell lovely handmade goodies such as upbeat and funky crafts, ceramics, zines, scarfs, sweet silk things, crocheted bits and pieces, and seasonal goodies. (Sadly, this year my…

30 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make by Amber Greene

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30 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make at Home (Why just the kids? Lots for the mama who likes to craft too!)   Last year, I blogged one Christmas Craft per day, all the way through November. You might have joined in…? I seriously can’t believe it is over one year ago that I did that. It seems like yesterday. This…

How to stop a baby from spitting

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  This, my friends, is Jack. Gorgeous, funny, sweet Jack…. who now has a new habit that is driving me bonkers. His tantrum is to spit. Yes, spit. Like, pull one up and lob it. And if you are unlucky enough to be standing in the way, you are likely to cop a full spray right in your face. I…

Winners of Prizes in Extended Giveaway Week! Are you a lucky one?

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GIVEAWAY WEEK #2 WINNERS The winner of the $100 Medela Voucher is Katrina J, who wrote: “Relax and keep up the water intake!” (Sage advice. Simple but important.) The winner of the DIY Cockatoo Craft Kit by Time 4 Craft is Helena, who wrote… “We had a pet budgerigar called Grayee. Grayee could say three things. “Hello!”, “Grayee’s a good…

My 5 tricks for nappy changing

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Enter now to win this Giggle and Hoot Baby Love Nappy and Jemima Toy prize With thanks to Baby Love, Giggle and Hoot, and Kids Business.    Nappies have been a fairly constant thing in my life. I can’t quite believe I’m STILL in that stage of life, or having to buy them each week.  And I definitely can’t believe…

Maya the Bee Movie 2014 launches tomorrow nationwide

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Win a Family Pass to see Maya the Bee Movie 2014   I like bees.  In fact, I think I actually LOVE bees. Because bees truly make the world go around. Without bees, our food supply pretty much comes to a standstill. And that is the end of the world as we know it. (Oh, my, I just started singing…

Winners of Prizes in Giveaway Week 1 at Happy*Crafty*Family

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GIVEAWAY WEEK #1 WINNERS The winner of the Bloom Pops Flower Design Studio is Helena, who wrote: “At my parents’ home there is a large tree near their swimming pool. I’m not even sure what it is called in English, for we always called by it’s Chinese name, a Baak Laan tree. Dad planted it when it was small, but it…

Win this Britax Safe N Sound Tourer Car Seat!

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Win this Britax Safe n Sound Tourer Car Seat Giveaway Saturday!  (An extended Week of Giveaways!)   You might remember a few weeks ago when I wrote a review about the new Britax Safe n Sound Tourer Car Seat.  Well, guess what? I have ONE to giveaway to one very lucky HCF reader. This seat is a handy seat for those children…

Win this Felt Cockatoo Pattern Kit Giveaway from Time For Craft

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Win a gorgeous Aussie Felt Cockatoo Pattern Craft Kit by Time 4 Craft Giveaway Friday!  (An extended Week of Giveaways!) I have two gorgeous friends who are just super crafters, coming up with super cute ideas and sharing them with people at craft groups and via their website. Nikki and Mia, pictured above, LIVE for craft, and spend their days crafting, creating, dyeing,…

Win a $100 gift voucher to spend on Medela Products Australia

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  Win a $100 voucher to spend on Medela Breastfeeding Products Australia Giveaway Thursday!  (An extended Week of Giveaways!)   Are you a new mama, or soon-to-be mama, or perhaps have a friend or relative who will give birth soon?  Then you will LOVE this giveaway. I have a $100.00 voucher to spend on any Medela product you would like….

Giveaway Winners! Update.

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Hello everyone! I will post the winner’s names of all the Giveways of the past week tonight once my children go to bed!  I’ll also post them on Facebook.  Good luck! Amber   PS: Keep an eye here for three more giveaways over the next 3 days too!