Monday, June 15, 2015

Day in the life with a 5 year old and 3 year old.. Follow us around for a day!

Hello everybody!

Thought I'd share a bit of a day in the life video with you this week :)

We get a lot of emails asking if we're going to do daily vlogs again and I'd love to, but just can't seem to find enough time to edit them!

So here's a quick one for now, and over the next month or so I'll do a bit of a rejig with our daily rhythm / routine to free up a bit more time to do them more regularly.

Hope you like it!

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Friday, May 29, 2015

We tried Vegemite Chocolate!

So Vegemite Chocolate really is a thing here in Australia!

I LOVE Vegemite on toast, but when we first heard Cadbury was coming out with Vegemite chocolate, I just couldn't get my head around it. Who on earth would want to put that in their mouth?!?

But then I thought about it and you know what? I also LOVE things like salted caramel, or pancakes with bacon and maple syrup on them - so maybe this would be just another example of something sweet and savoury going well together.

Hmm, maybe.

Watch our reaction to Vegemite Chocolate in this week's video:

So that's what we thought of it when we tried it! But the bad news is, there's still half a block of it in the fridge four days later... so final decision is a NO. 

Sorry Cadbury! But we still love your fruit and nut chocolate (and peppermint!)

Have you tried Vegemite chocolate? What did you think of it?

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Easy Meal Planning for Busy Mums

Pre-kids, I LOVED cooking. Pottering about in the kitchen with a glass of wine, standing over the stove enjoying the soothing repetition of stirring risotto...

Yeah. That changed completely when the kids came along!

Can anyone else relate to this?

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Yep, me too. I needed to make life in the kitchen a bit easier and for me, that meant finding a simple way to:

  • Plan out our meals
  • Get dinner on the table no matter how busy we were that day
  • Reduce the number of complaints we got from the kids about our dinner choices

Watch the video below to see how we do it in our house:

Now it's your turn! 

What meal planning / cooking / arguing with the kids tips do have have for dinnertime in your family?

We can never have enough ideas!!

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P.S. Pen and paper works just fine, but if you'd like a copy of the pretty meal planning sheets I use, you can get them as part of the Beautifully Organised House & Family Binder. 

RRP is $30, but if you sign up for email updates using the 'Like this post?' banner just below this message, it will take you to a thank you page that offers you the whole binder (lifetime access, print as many times as you want, never goes out of date) for just $7. And you get my Easy Mornings eBook for free too xx

Let me know how your meal planning goes!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Easy Online Tutoring for the Kids

A few of you have written in asking for more information about this month's sponsor, Lifestyle Tutoring for Kids!

So I thought I'd make a video for you letting you know why I think online tutoring is a great concept, and giving you a peek behind the scenes of how it works.

Click below to watch the video!

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easy Easter Craft: Paper Plate Bunnies!

It's almost Easter! Here that means a LOT of rain, and a lot of time inside.

I love it - there's something so cosy about popping on some knitted socks and curling up with a cup of tea, a blanket and a good book while the rain 'pitter patters' on the roof..

But the kids? Not so much. It won't be long before I start to hear "I'm Bored!"

After we've exhausted colouring, Lego and Playdoh, our go-to activity for keeping the kids amused is craft. 

So I thought I'd share one of my old Easter craft favourites with you this week! 

It's a really simple one that you can do with the kids this weekend, with stuff you most likely already have at home.

All you need is:

  • Paper Plates - 1 large and 1 small for each child
  • Pink paint & paintbrushes (or pink textas or crayons if you don't have paint)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Scissors
  • A black permanent marker
  • A stapler 

Here's a pictorial How To with a throwback to when the girls' made these for Easter 2013 (they were almost 4 and almost 2 at the time, so cute!):

How to make (super easy) Easter Bunny craft

Step 1. Grab a small paper plate and paint the inner circle pink (we also put glitter around the edge).

Step 2. When it's dry, cut the paper plate in half. Now you have your bunny ears!

Step 3. Take a large paper plate and draw your bunny face on with your thick black marker.

Step 4. Now just staple your ears to the large plate and your bunny is done!

My girls decided their bunnies would be painted pink, purple and blue.

They look fantastic! Really inexpensive, kept them busy for ages and got us excited for Easter. 

Here's Soph modelling her mask:

If you give this a try at your house, comment below and let me know! Or share your pic over at the Beautifully Organised Facebook page - I'd love to see it xx

Lots of other great ideas on our Pinterest board too!

Happy Easter!

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