Ironing can be avoided sometimes.

  Here is a simple idea to avoid ironing the school dresses (uniforms) and shirts. Hang them directly onto coat hangers. The sun and wind irons out the creases for you while they flap around on the clothes line.       No ironing required; providing someone takes them off the line neatly and hangs them straight…

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The mysterious vanishing socks and those teleporting hair ties…

Children’s accessories are numerous and the number of items can vary, however there are a couple of items that have very special miraculous powers such as disappearing and/or morphing into another. There is no explanation as to why this happens and perhaps we as parents will never know the answer, however to be brief; these would have to be “socks” and “school hair ties and…

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CAULIFLOWER SOUP

One of the 2 winning soups from the Soupalicious Challenge and Give Away!       1 Bunch / head of cauliflower  1 Tablespoon Massel Vegetable stock (chicken works well too) 1 Large or 2 small brown onions ~ finely chopped 3 Tablespoons of milk powder  Salt and Pepper     Place the roughly chopped cauliflower…

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EASTER ICE CREAM CAKE

With Easter only weeks away, this simple and delicious ice cream cake will be a winner with the kids and anyone that loves ice cream and chocolate eggs! It is so easy to create that the children can even help (however expect a few eggs to be eaten in the process). If you haven’t see…

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“Soap on a rope” hanging scrubber!

Every year my kids go off to a Summer camp 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…

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No time to prepare or make a cake for someone’s birthday?

Or it is your birthday and you would rather not make it yourself? Here is a simple idea; prepare all the ingredients earlier or the night before, place them in separate containers – then inside the fridge with the recipe and instructions. These ingredients below are for the No Excuses BEST EVER CHOCOLATE CAKE; and ladies if you would like hubby or even…

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STAND UP POTATO BAKE

I rarely get to sit down and watch a cooking show or segment on television, however upon a recent visit to my mums, I saw this simple recipe on Better Homes and Gardens.  Of course No Excuses had to try it, but I changed and added more ingredients to the recipe.

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The best invention was created by a woman!

The dishwasher would have to be one of best kitchen appliances ever invented.  Not only are they time saving; a dishwasher also sterilises and disinfects while cleaning and scrubbing at the same time. Breakfast time during school mornings is one time where the dishwasher is a lifesaver.   Large families can fill a dishwasher of…

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