Toddler Jeans from Adult Jeans


   I'm not sure how all those other blogger Mums do it. Any time I try to take some photos of Roman wearing something I've made for him, 99% of the photos end up looking like this! Maybe that's why there aren't many blogs with clothing for boys, because it's too hard to get any photos of the finished product being modelled! These jeans are pretty straight forward to make and only have a   << Continue Reading >>

Rainbow Rice


We don't have the space for a sand pit, so when I saw this rainbow rice popping up on Pinterest, I thought it was the perfect alternative. You can use the rice to teach colours and colour mixing (all though you only get one shot at the mixing), it is a great tactile learning tool too. You can also hide things in the rice for little toddlers to search for and dig up and it's even fun to just pour   << Continue Reading >>

Thank You!


Would you believe this is my 100th post? Boy how time flies! I wanted to take this moment to say thank you. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for leaving a comment or sending me an email. It's still exciting when I get a new comment or email and I read them all! I have lots of fun making this blog and I like to think that it helps you all, even just a little bit. Whether you read the blog for advice,   << Continue Reading >>

One a penny, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns


I am usually greeted with a look of confusion when I tell people that I don't like Hot Cross Buns. There's something about the smell, I think it's the cinnamon, that just turns me off. I have the same problem with Raisin Toast. But I thought it was about time to suck it up and I figured if I made them myself then I'd be more inclined to enjoy them.It's raining and dark outside today, so it was a   << Continue Reading >>

Vegan Chocolate Cake


(These are the berry version - mini cupcakes with raspberries, and raspberry glaze) I actually use this recipe quite a bit, and not because it's vegan, but just because it's yum! The recipe gets a good workout during Lent, and is a great last minute recipe because I always have everything in the pantry. It's also a great recipe for anyone with an egg or dairy allergy. To change it up, you   << Continue Reading >>

Too much Basil


My basil has gone crazy this year. Hubby doesn't eat cheese, so I couldn't make a huge batch of pesto to use it up, which left me to think about what I could do with it. Well I decided to cop out and let future Abby worry about that, so I froze it. Did you know you can freeze basil and it's almost as good as new when you come to use it? It's much better than dried basil and easy to do, and   << Continue Reading >>

Fun with Stop Motion Animation


Hubby is between jobs at the moment, so we've been having fun making a stop motion animation with some Lego over the last few days. To make the stop motion, we took a heap of pictures with the digital camera and then put them all together into a video using Windows Live Movie Maker.This would be a fun weekend activity to involve older kids in. Keep in mind, that it can take a while to put it   << Continue Reading >>

The Low-down on Hand-Me-Downs


There is a lot of stigma around hand-me-downs, and I know a lot of people that curl their top lip up at the idea of them, but I'm not sure why. Especially, when it comes to kids clothes.  Babies and children grow so quickly that things usually only fit for one season, so it seems a waste to see all your hard earned cash being spent on clothes that may only get worn a few times. I personally   << Continue Reading >>

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti


I like my biscotti pretty thin, that way I don't need to worry about chipping a tooth when I bite into one. This recipe is great for gifts and can be done in several stages if you don't have the time to do it all at once. Because the recipe doesn't use any butter, these keep really well and stay nice and crispy. Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti makes about 70 3/4 cup (150g) caster sugar 2   << Continue Reading >>

Baked Beans from Scratch


Baked beans are Man food. Every boy I know loves them! Girls, not so much. And think I know why. We are all subject to canned baked beans as kids. They're horrible, overly sweet mush, with nondescript flavour. This can put a person off for life! Make them yourself however, and they're a treat!Full of fibre and protein, this is a good meal for babies too. Under 12 months, I would leave out the ham   << Continue Reading >>