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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

My simple tip for keeping up with the washing

Washing is one of the most overwhelming things to handle as a parent - at least it can be for me ;)

I know a lot of people do all their washing over the weekend so they don't have to do any during the week, but every time I try that I get a huge build up of dirty washing that makes me feel really overwhelmed every time I see it.. plus I like to chill over the weekend ;)

So my way is a little bit different! Here's a quick video showing you how I stay on top of my laundry with my rule of three:

Need more easy laundry tips? Feel free to take my online class for free :)

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

{NOW CLOSED} Elf on the Shelf

This is our first year with Jingles, our Elf on the Shelf, and we are loving it!

The kids are having a ball trying to guess what he'll be doing each morning and I love how the house just feels that little bit more magical :)

Every night before bed the girls tell Jingles something kind they have done that day, and when they are asleep he flies to Santa to let him know.. then he comes back to our house for a play until morning, where he freezes until night comes again!

Here are a few pics of what he has been up to so far:

and a video of the day he arrived at our house:

If you'd like to see more you can follow our adventures on Instagram!

Want to win your own Elf on the Shelf? We have one to giveaway!

You can enter here! All the details and conditions of entry are on that page but if you have any questions, feel free to email me and ask.

The giveaway closes this Wednesday, so hurry!

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Credits: This post is not sponsored, but the prize was donated by the lovely Elf on the Shelf team!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Simple Christmas Planning

If you've been feeling stressed, thinking you are way behind in your Christmas planning and prep this year, don't worry about it. It's already been a HUGE year for us and I haven't started either :)

Instead, I'm keeping my Christmas prep simple this year, doing it all in December with simple steps, one after the other.

I'll be using the same Christmas planner I use every year, but this year I've modified it so on the December calendar page, I have simple prompts to get everything ready in time (without the overwhelm) and I have a few fun little Christmas things included too - like seeing Christmas lights, baking, watching a movie with the family.. that kind of thing :)

Simple Christmas Planner

All I need to do is check the calendar daily and follow the simple prompts, then everything will be taken care of easily!

Here's a video walking you through how it will work this year.. feel free to grab a pen and paper and jot down the prompts for your own Christmas planning, or grab a copy of the planner to print at home for $7 (it's on sale - normally $15, until Dec 1):

Grab your own copy and follow along with me to get ready for a simple Christmas this year:

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Art & Craft made simple

I love the idea of my kids doing something creative but every time they'd ask to do craft there would be a little moment where I would think "Oh no, it's going to end badly, mess everywhere" or "We don't have everything we need!" Or "I'm too busy for that!"

Life got a LOT easier when I realised the mess can be cleaned quickly with a couple of small tweaks, and the kids don't care about having every thing they need..

Now instead of stressing that we don't have paper plates for paint palettes I just cover a dinner plate with cling wrap. Nothing gets ruined.. The kids will make craft out of ANYTHING - sometimes it's just sticks and leaves.. They have a ball!

The mess? I just throw down an old baby cot sheet onto the table or on the ground if we're outside, and tell them it doesn't matter if it gets a bit messy.

Most kids paints are washable now so at the end of the craft session I just swish everything (sheet, kids clothes) in a sink of cold water and throw it straight into the washing machine.

For extra messy craft I just throw an apron on them, they think it's cool ;)

At the end, we hang all on the front balcony to dry (how pretty does that look below!) and then we reuse our artwork for cards, wrapping paper, and other crafty ideas:

The more relaxed I am about it, the less the kids worry about it - and I find the mess is practically nothing.

What do you do to make art & craft easy and fun in your house?

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Unpacking my 2017 Erin Condren planner!

Woohoo - my 2017 Erin Condren planner arrived and I was so excited to open the package live with you guys on Facebook!

Then I completely stuffed up the video... so I filmed it live AGAIN (just unpacking, this time, not unboxing. I know, how embarrassing.. but don't worry, I keep it real :)

Here's the video if you'd like to have a look!

Thinking of getting one for yourself or a friend for next year?

Here's my referral link if you want to use it (I get a $10 gift cert for next years planner as a commission). No pressure, just if you want to xx

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