School holidays are hard right? But often they are not as annoying as making another. school. lunch. It's a necessary evil though, I am afraid, so we may as well make the most of it and enjoy the parts of it that we can! For me, this means lovely, easy to clean lunchboxes and fast … Continue reading Smashing Out Back to School Lunches
Found Emily's New Year's Resolution list today: Up my efforts in smearing banana on the pram. Mum loves how it looks like bird poo and makes people in Safeway judge her. In 2017 I only went to the hospital once or twice. Increase this to at least once a month. Ideas: Fall off kitchen table … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions of a One Year Old
Staying home for the school holidays? Me too! I actually love spending time at home and Insta-Bae is all about renovating our home while he has time off from renovating other people's homes. (He's currently noisily building a pantry while the baby naps and I am trying not to complain.) No packing, flights, currency conversion … Continue reading The Life Changing Magic of Stay-cationing
There are two types of people in this world: The ones who have been doing their Christmas shopping all year, paying off lay-bys and ticking off lists, fresh tree in the corner with colour coordinated decorations and a personalised picture book at the ready for Christmas Eve. Then there's people like me. I still don't … Continue reading How To: Shop Small in a Big Centre for Christmas.
If there's one thing I dread more than school holidays, readers, hair brushing and finding matching socks it's thinking of something to cook for dinner EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT. I resent meal planning and laugh in the face of shopping lists. I know some people who cook a different meal for each child each night and they don't … Continue reading Cheat’s Guide to Good Family Food (without the stress & supermarket dashes).
You know how people talk about perks of the job with things like a work car or 10 weeks of holidays or international travel etc? Well my perks as a writer and digital content creator are EVEN BETTER THAN ALL OF THOSE. A few weekends ago I was invited to Villa Floretti - a working … Continue reading Untamed Flowers
You know what the 31st is right? Halloweeeeen. Have you got your costumes sorted? If not, do not despair. Here is your DIY guide to making your very own spooky Halloween Unicorn Headband. Step one is to go somewhere the kids are not. Seriously, babies plus foam cones do not mix (unless you are going … Continue reading DIY Halloween Unicorn Headband PLUS Our Top Secret Trick or Treating Spots
Before you get out to one of the many Halloween activities on the Peninsula, why not enjoy getting in the spooky mood with some art and craft? Here are a few of our favourites: Top Left: Creepy Rocks. Have you discovered rock hunting yet? If not, take a look at this post and all will … Continue reading Halloween on the Mornington Peninsula (plus some simple art and craft to help get your spook on!)
Well hello there spooktacular people and welcome to my horrifying Halloween series. During October I'll be sharing all my Halloween tips and tricks to make your kids scream (with delight.) First up: The DIY Halloween Donut Wall. What you'll need: 1 x peg board (I got mine from Kmart for $29) Extra length of dowel … Continue reading DIY Halloween Donut Wall
Caffeine equals life. Am I right? There's nothing I love more than chilling in a café with a coffee and watching the world go by. But with two kids and those pesky "Don't leave your kids in the car alone" laws, that is now a rare occurrence. Enter, drive-thru coffee from fast food joints at … Continue reading 3 Mornington Peninsula Coffee Haunts That Are So Convenient, They’re Practically Drive-Thru.