DIYKidsRenovation

Labour of Love

The only renovating getting done around here are a wooden toy kitchen and a vintage dollhouse…[195 more words]

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Birthday PartyKids

Mika’s Fairy Garden Party

Mika turned 2 this year, so we threw a garden party at home (with fingers toes crossed for good weather, which it was, thankfully). We went with a “high tea” theme in girly colours (and red, her favourite colour) – any excuses really to use my vintage tea sets and new pretties from the Salt&Pepper range at Farmers! […]

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DIYKids

KMart Kitchen Hack

My kids LOVE to cook, whether it’s pretend play or for realsies.For Mika’s second birthday, I thought I would makeover a Kmart Wooden Toy Kitchen for her, that is a mini-version of our kitchen (or at least how it WILL be once renovations are complete – YES, the kid’s toy renovations are the ONLY renovations […]

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FoodRecipes

3-ingredient Pancakes

We celebrate everything with pancakes. It’s tradition to have as many pancakes as the year of age you’re turning on the morning of that birthday. (2 pancakes = 2years old) Ingredients1c milk1 egg1c self-raising flour(That’s basically it. I sometimes add a tablespoon of honey, or a teaspoon of vanilla extract, to the mixture) MethodWhisk the […]

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FoodRecipes

Apple Roses

A little time-consuming, but they look stunning and taste great! Ingredientsred apples (sliced thinly with skin on, use a mandolin if you want to keep the thickness exactly the same)1T sugar1c lemon juice (plus enough water to cover the apple slices)pre-rolled puff pastrycinnamonmaple syrup MethodMix apple slices in a large bowl with the lemon juice and […]

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FoodRecipes

Old Fashioned Lemonade

We have a lemon tree that goes mental every year, so we make the most of it.Here’s our go-to recipe: 1c freshly-squeezed lemon juice1c sugar1-2L water (depending how strong you want the lemonade) Dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice. Add water to taste. Serve with lots of ice and a sprig of mint and […]

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FoodRecipes

Easy Microwave Lemon Curd

Pantry staple – Mika LOVES lemons, she’d eat them like apples straight off our tree.This super easy recipe is ready in less than 10mins, made in one bowl and cooked the microwave! Ingredients3 eggs1c white sugar (or 1/3c Whole Earth Sweet Granules of keto)1c lemon juice (approx 3-4 lemons) + grated rind of those lemons125g […]

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KidsMumlife

Turning a #fail around

 …that time I failed at Mum-ing. Or at least FELT like I failed, miserably.OK so there’s no such thing as a “FAIL” on the school report card (at least, I don’t think so!), but it definitely felt like a big fat F on my “Mum-report-card”. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will be […]

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FoodRecipes

Vanilla Bean Buttercream

My all-time favourite, super easy buttercream recipe that goes on EVERYTHING. 150g butter (room temperature)2-3c icing sugar2T hot water1t vanilla extract1t vanilla bean paste Beat the butter until soft and fluffy – it should get lighter in colour.Add half a cup of icing sugar at a time. Adjust the texture with enough hot water to […]

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FoodRecipes

Spiced Carrot/Pineapple Cake

3c finely grated carrot1 tin crushed pineapple (drained)3 eggs1t vanilla1c oil2c self-raising flour1c raw sugar1T flaxmeal (optional)1t baking powder1t cinnamon1t nutmeg0.5t salt Mix wet ingredients together in a large bowl, then add dry ingredients and combine.Bake at 150C for approx an hour, or when an inserted skewer comes out clean.This will make one layer, or […]

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