McCormick Spices: The Festive Range

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McCormick Spices: Their Range of Festive Spices for Christmas Baking A surprise box arrived on our door the other day. When we opened it (I love parcels!), we found this. A whole bunch of festive spices to solve all our Christmas baking needs, PLUS a BIG jar of ready-made cookie dough mix. There’s nutmeg, mixed spice, cinnamon sugar, ground cinnamon,…

Only Organic Kindy Range

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Only Organic Kindy Range   Guess what?  A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to Sydney for the Kids Business Blogger Brunch and while I was there, I discovered this. Only Organic has a new Kindy range of food, perfect for children 1 to 5 years old!  And let’s not stop there.  I like to have the…

DIY Christmas Angel Peg Dolls

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DIY Christmas Angel Peg Dolls   Inspired by Margaret Bloom’s new book “Making Peg Dolls and More” published by Hawthorn Press, I decided to tackle a project I’ve had on my to-do list for a while now. To make Christmas Angel peg dolls. I’m a little bit in love with how they turned out.  Ooooooo! Cute! If you want to…

DIY Santa Stop Here Sign for the front door handle

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DIY Santa Stop Here Sign for the front door handle Brought to you by Staedtler Our house decorations this year are non-existent. Nil. Nothing. But Ned and Jack do need some kind of sign, a notice of sorts, to ensure Santa does stop here this year. So I made this simple one using these Staedtler Wax Twister Crayons, in a…

Make Simple Christmas Tree Decorations with icy pole sticks

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Make simple Christmas Tree ornaments using icy pole sticks!

Make Simple Christmas Tree Decorations with Icy Pole Sticks Brought to you by Crayola Last week, I visited one of our educators who was making simple Christmas Tree decorations with miniature icy pole sticks (popsicle sticks).  They were so cute, and something the children could easily do. Our educator had seen this craft in her daughter’s preschool room and had…

Festive Fun- Writing on Windows!

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Festive Fun! When else are you allowed to write on windows? In conjunction with Crayola.   Last week, I was co-host of our monthly Crafternoon get together. (Madness… it’s been going for 4.5 years now!)   We decided to make it a cooking/baking day, so the girls all made a festive Christmas box with a handle and then filled it…

TWO New Book Releases from Hawthorn Press

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New Book Releases from Hawthorn Press   Introducing “Making Peg Dolls and More” By Margaret Bloom A few years ago, I stumbled across a delightful blog called “We Bloom Here”, written by an American lady Margaret Bloom. Margaret had just started making some very cute wooden peg dolls, and I was lucky enough to win one in a giveaway. (This…

Fantastic Toys from Tiger Tribe Toys

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Are you looking for last-minute Christmas Gifts?   In the lead up to Christmas, we are doing a big toy cull (OMG. Where do they all come from?) and the only stuff we are trying to keep is the good quality and stylish things my boys have been lucky enough to receive. Think Lego, wooden blocks, kitchen playtoys, handmade dolls,…

Love to Dream Nuzzlin Sleep Bag Review

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Love to Dream Nuzzlin Sleep Bag Review In collaboration with Love to Dream   Spring and summer time is a problem when you have a toddler who kicks off his blankets. Jack keeps waking up throughout the night, feeling the cold, and of course, then wants a boob.  Makes for a broken night’s sleep for mama, that’s for sure. I…

New! Busy Builders Truck Toys from Tiger Tribe

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Tiger Tribe Busy Builders Trucks

Busy Builders Truck Toys New from Tiger Tribe. Oh my. My boys are lucky little things. Have a look at these new Busy Builders Truck Toys they can now play with. Talk about an early Christmas present!  Busy Builders are a new design from Tiger Tribe, my favourite Australian toy brand, released just in time for Christmas. The trucks, of…