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Craft: Fairy Butterfly Wands

Getting your children involved in preparing for their own birthday party can be lots of fun and teaches them important life skills. You can teach them how to budget for their birthday, help prepare and decorate treats such as cupcakes and help them to create party favours like these adorable Fairy Butterfly Wands which we have […]

Craft: Butterfly Princess Crown

So, we decided to go with a Butterfly Princess Crown but you can go for a prince crown and decorate it with whatever you find more “princely”. What you will need: White cardboard (you can use paper but the cardboard is less likely to break) Colouring pencils or crayons Decorations – eg. sequins, glitter, fuzzy […]

Upcycling: Crisp Can Pencil / Pen Holder

It is holiday time again and whether you are you having a vacation or a staycation it is always great to have a few ideas to keep kids (and adults) busy. This upcycling idea is great fun and also helps to organise all those pens, pencils and crayons that often have no home. What you will […]

Egg Box Easter Bunny School Holiday Craft

Easter is hopping around the corner and it’s holidays so why not make these cute little bunny tops which you can add to your easter baskets, breakfasts or use them to decorate your home. My daughter insisted that we make both boy and girl bunnies and we actually got quite creative in the end. We […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #8 – Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Barely over a week until Christmas and that means we need quick but meaningful gift ideas. Earlier this year, I shared some Natural Beauty Recipes and the Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is ideal for a quick but special gift. Cinnamon Sugar Scrub What you will need: Glass Jar Ribbon Wooden Scoop (optional) Ingredients Brown Treacle Sugar Cinnamon Olive […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #6 – Permanent Pen Mug

This is a great idea for getting the kids involved in creating a little bit of love for Christmas! Permanent Pen Mug What you will need Inexpensive White Mug Thin-tip Permanent markers And of course, an Oven! Directions Map out your design on paper. Draw the design on your mug using your permanent markers. Bake in […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #5 – Chocolate & Peppermint Dry Shampoo

This is a great idea, especially for the holidays where everyday you have something on. This will be a lifesaver and make a really gorgeous gift! Chocolate & Peppermint Dry Shampoo Ingredients 1 cup Corn Flour 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil What you will need Bowl Wooden Spoon Glass Jar […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #4 – Chalkboard Tray

I love this idea (as with all the other homemade gift ideas) but the great thing about it is you can either purchase a new tray as I did or you can upcycle an existing tray that you have! What you will need Chalkboard Paint Old or New Tray (you can use a metal or […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #3 – Starfish Wall Hanging

I saw this idea on our holiday in Hermanus and luckily we live by the coast and have access to shells and starfish but if you don’t you could get creative and find another theme. I just thought the starfish idea was super cute and would make a lovely gift. Starfish Wall Hanging What you […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #2 – Movie Hamper

Homemade gifts for guys are a little harder but I have found a few that I will share with you over the next few weeks. This first one is really easy and is more put together than homemade but I am sure it will be appreciated just the same. Movie Hamper What you will need A […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #1 – Bath Fizzies

The truth is that I am no Martha Stewart but I do like the idea of preparing homemade gifts for Christmas that are better for your budget and much more heartfelt. So, over the next few weeks as we prepare for Christmas (yes, we can already talk of weeks!), I will be sharing some easy homemade […]

Growing your own Veggie Garden

At the beginning of this year, I wrote an article on Creating your own Vegetable Garden. Yesterday, I watched this video by stodels called “Grow Your Own Veg – Don’t Be Chicken”. I thought it was very interesting and just plain cute so I had to share it with you. You can watch it below […]