Messy bedrooms happen often in any sized family (even the parents rooms can get into a state of clutter and chaos); yet there is always one particular person in every family that can not get organised. No amount of encouragement, advice or help does any good, they never seem to see the light at […]
My girls are off to a Summer camp next week and packing the toiletries including the shower essentials are VERY important; inside their toilet/bathroom bags, they have their shampoo, tooth paste and brush, deodorants, hair brushes etc…but I didn’t have enough plastic soap holders/boxes to go around. So after finding something on Pinterest and being inspired by this post, I […]
The reason for my hysterectomy operation is due to many years of suffering each month which I thought it was “normal”; after all I have had seven children, however the last 6 months really took its toll and as of January 2015 it was time to say “bye misery and hello life”. My increased fitness has indeed helped […]
I made 3 of these; they are great for storing underwear, socks, hair accessories and much more.
Is it because the baby years are over, the toddler years have passed and the teen years are upon us? Perhaps it’s because life is a little easier, we are less foolish, a lot wiser or little seems to worry us. Whatever it may be; since turning 40 back in January 2015, my life is about to begin in more ways than one. […]
Large family kitchens, food preparation and sink areas do get a good work out. Sinks in particular are always full or in constant use and yes get VERY dirty frequently. Here is a simple and quick way to clean and also disinfect those sinks (without having to wait over hour or more to do the […]
There is no rules as to what ingredients should go on a pizza, even left overs from the night before can be put on a pizza including stir-fries, casseroles or stews. Baked potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin sliced are also great pizza toppings. As for the cheese, there is Mozzarella, however it is a little expensive. So I sometimes use tasty cheese and slice […]
We live in a age where small kitchen appliances are a must and most families have a variety of these to help with food preparation in the kitchen; however, have you actually gone through your cupboards and worked out what is used more often than others? What is your favourite small appliance? Do you have some you never […]
200ml water 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 teaspoon of salt 2½ cups of plain flour 1¾ teaspoons Dry Yeast 1 tablespoon of dried basil or oregano (optional) SETTING: Dough (Pizza)
Here is a simple idea for those mobile phone charger cords! Never bend over the side of the bed to reach for them again. Make an easy elastic strap that can tie around anything. All you need is:
Words can’t truly express how I’m feeling, however I literally cried tears of joy and jumped up and down like an excited little girl. You see I opened a special box that arrived in the post today, something that I have been hoping for, wanting and dreaming about for the past 3 years. For some […]
You no longer have a baby in the house, nor need to use those baby nappy sacks (rubbish bags) any more? Well guess what, here is a simple idea which may make you go out and buy some more again! Baby nappy sacks/bags are actually quite strong and can hold quite a bit (I managed […]
For years I have been dealing with dirty nappies, crying babies and toddlers, the terrible two’s and troublesome three’s, night feeds and sleepless nights. Then the school years began and life became more hectic with many appointments, including school excursions, sports carnivals, meetings, parent/teacher interviews, school concerts and rehearsals, other sporting commitments along with after school training, swimming, music or […]
Porridge in the crock pot/slow cooker put on before bed and ready in the morning!
You are not at home; your trousers or skirt has burst its zip or the elastic has gone. You have broken a nail, cut or jammed your finger or perhaps need to cut off a shopping tag or thread? If only you had a safety pin, a pair of nail clippers, scissors or even […]
There are No Excuses for missing Valentines Day even if married and have been so for many years. Upon discussing the very idea with my dear friend Pam who blogs at My Jewellery Box/Thyroid Living; she made a very important observation and has a guide for all those couples that may have been together for almost a lifetime. […]
Losing your keys would have to be one of the most annoying things to happen, especially when you need to be out the door in a flash or trying to get back inside in a hurry. Throwing them inside your handbag is often a nightmare waiting to happen. For one thing they are never […]
A café cake in the privacy of your home; so easy to make and delicious too!
Who remembers making popcorn as a child (I know that was a long time ago for me). Mum would pour a great deal of oil in the base of a saucepan, pre heat it, then pour in the popcorn kernels. On went the lid and we would stand around patiently waiting for the popping sound.
I can not take credit for this idea as my children received these as a gift. However they are hand made and such a great and easy idea!
The real reason for the season is to commemorate the Birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of Dec; so what better way to do this than an ADVENT CALENDAR! Make a puzzle for the kids and each piece is placed on a wall or window area up until Christmas Day.
Do you exercise regularly or perhaps not getting enough protein into your body of a morning? My personal trainer (via my boot camp), told me to start having a protein shake after my breakfast and/or again for afternoon tea (put into a travel mug on the way to school or at home after school) however […]