Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You know you've totally lost your marbles when....


My "baby" starts full time school this year. He will be a big Prep boy, sucked up into the big boy attitude that comes with school life. Kill me now!

I turn forty this year. FORTY!  WTF? I am feeling so screwed by that thought. Maybe because that means the next point is totally out of the question. (For me, anyway)

I keep thinking about babies. BABIES! Again... WTF!? Whhhhy???

I really want a tattoo. Say what? I am not a tattoo gal. I am little miss plain. Why the thoughts of a tatt?

See where I am going here?


When our first born started big school I had a baby at home to occupy my mind. There is five years between our boys. Does that explain why I am now thinking of babies again?  I think so. I think combined with that fact and the knowledge that I am turning 40, which has always been my absolute cut off for ever having any more children, I have already started the mourning process.

I am definitely at the point of totally losing my marbles all because my baby will be out from under my wing and I am feeling the "oldness" (YES, that's a word!) creep in each and every day.

Why do they have to grow up??  Make it stop!

Read more on Blue Zone:
Is it really a crime to spoil our kids on their birthday's?
"Stuff" that all mums need to keep sane
How to survive school holidays when you work from home.


Friday, January 16, 2015

How to survive school holidays when you work from home.



School holidays and the world of the WAHM do not go hand in hand. I have to admit it has been one hell of a ride so far. I have already told them never again. Next School hols they will be in a holiday program.

I do think my problem is, I don't plan activities. So for the next three weeks I am going to try harder to make sure they are set up to keep occupied for a few hours, while I get my work done.  Fingers crossed these few ideas help me get through the rest of the holidays without totally losing my mind. Wish me luck!

Read more:
Super cute bunny craft ideas
Do you wanna build a snowman?
"Frozen" sweets and special treats
15 Hand and foot print craft ideas 

Get out the cricket bat and do a "quick field" in between working.
Puddles outside? Let them go crazy and burn off some energy.
Let them loose in the kitchen. Loads of easy recipes here
Get creative in the backyard

Get out the board games
Get them busy making a volcano

Beautiful day outside? Send them out to play with water. Great ideas here
Set them up to create a self portrait
Send them outside with a paint brush and water paints to get creative   

Party games to rock your partaaay!



Looking for some party games to entertain the kids at your next celebration?

Then hunt no more....

Dress the kids with gloves and blind fold (or any other disguise to limit access) and get them to eat chocolate with a knife and fork before someone rolls a six on the dice. Via Serendipity 
Pass the "bomb" similar to musical chairs. Each time the music stops, the person left holding the "bomb" is out. The last one left is the winner.  Via Pinterest
Do the Limbo! Always great for a chuckle. Via Pinterest
Have a sack race!  Via Kidspot
Water balloon pinata via Kidspot
Suck up as many smarties or M&M's in 60secs. person with the most, wins! Via Party Pieces

Read more:
Spy/Secret Agent kids party
"Frozen" sweets and special treats
20 birthday treats
Rainbow party
Balloon theme
Pirate Party
Golden Book party
Cake, cake and more cake!
Party inspiration for your next celebration or get together!

Monday, January 5, 2015

It's a bunny party!



My baby turns six in a few weeks. SIX!? Where the heck did that time go? It doesn't seem that long ago I was anxiously awaiting his arrival.

He LOVES rabbits, so at this stage he has decided on a bunny party. I KNOW that will change ten times before the party day arrives, so I am not going all out for the theme. Just a couple of little toppers for the cake, that can be changed if he does have second thoughts.  At the moment we are thinking a pool party or the local play centre.  EASY peasy this year!

We have at the ready...

Neon bunny from Zilvi

Mini letter balloons from Poppies from Grace

Mini number and a large number 6 balloon

We have ordered a rabbit mini pinata topper from Party Pony Designer Pinatas
Personalised cake topper (COHEN of course) from Zilvi
Supplies I already had, and a number six topper from Creative Muster

Possible invite ideas for the moment from Red Stamp





and for now (he will change it no doubt!) we are planning a pinata cake...

Read more:
Spy/Secret Agent kids party
"Frozen" sweets and special treats
20 birthday treats
Rainbow party
Balloon theme
Pirate Party
Golden Book party
Cake, cake and more cake!
Party inspiration for your next celebration or get together!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

10 Gifts as hinted by master under six this Christmas

We have had a few hints tossed our way (few million!) from master five regarding Christmas gifts.  I have included a few of his hints below, plus a couple I have found for him on my travels that I know he will love!



Spy gear from Amazon


Neon bunny from Zilvi

Dennis & Gnasher Classic Jokes or prank kit From ABC Shop

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack from Target or Big W

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Alloy Scooter from Target

Spy-X Invisible Ink Pen from Aust Geographic

Dinosaur Egg Growing Pet from Aust Geographic

Pocket Volcano Science Experiment from Aust Geographic
Sand from KMART
Turtle Van Takedown from Outer rim trading

Saturday, November 15, 2014

15 gifts for him this Christmas!

I think the worst person to buy for in our family is always the males. Dad, FIL and hubby are always the last ones to be crossed off the list.

I got in early this year though and grabbed some tickets to the ICC cricket for hubby, so now I just have dad and FIL to think about.

Here are a few other suggestions if you get stuck...

Instant Beach Ball from Lark

Café Racer Cork Coaster Set from Lark

Speed! Enamel Mug from Lark

http://www.afl.com.au/aflmembership/coming-soon
AFL membership
Tickets to ICC world cup
Mr Men mug (various designs) from Hardtofind
Dad's list of loves personalised cushion from hardtofind
Comic strip clock from hardtofind

No matter how tall I get personalised print from hardtofind
Hugo Boss gift set from Strawberry Net
Cricket As I See It from Allen and Unwin
Personalised gifts from snap fish
Personalise a unique magnet calendar with your photos from sticky9
MEMORY BOOK DAD from Kikki K
Classic Billfold with Credit Card Case from Country ROAD

Read more:
Five smelly gifts for a relaxing treat
12 Gift ideas for her this Christmas
Christmas is coming! Don't get caught up in the rush. Shop now....
Dear Santa, from a five year old.
12 special Teacher gifts to say thanks for a great year
Santa sack overdose