I am so totally in love with spring already this year... and it hasn't even been a week (I move fast!). For the most part, the weather has been absolutely beautiful and there are gorgeous flowers starting to blossom everywhere. As much as I am really NOT a gardener in any way, shape or form, I still ... Read More about Flower Craft Ideas | 3 Fun Activities for Kids
The perfect flavour combination.. these White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies are such a delicious, classic recipe. Why not make a batch today! Over the weekend I made a big batch of yummy White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies. For some reason, when you put those two flavours together it always ... Read More about White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies
Hello September! Hello spring! I have missed you both! I will not be sad to kiss goodbye to winter, although if I'm being really honest, the weather actually hasn't been too awful the last few months. Nevertheless, hears to blooming flowers, longer and sunnier days, and eating yummy spring fruits ... Read More about Starting the September Photo A Day Challenge!
The most delicious Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcakes made with a classic chocolate cake mixture and Oreo cream cheese frosting. YUM! A few weeks as I was happily pawing my way through Pinterest (as you do!), I came across some amazing looking Oreo Cookies 'n' Cream cupcakes. Pure genious. Oreos... yes ... Read More about Oreo Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcakes
Check out our 8 fun challenges for getting kids involved in Environment week... with everything from becoming a waste warrior to a tree hugger...! Anyway, enough weekend reminising. This week marks Cool Australia's National Enviroweek.... and considering it is nearly Spring, what better ... Read More about Weekend Stuff and Getting Kids Involved in Environment Week
Super healthy oatmeal cookies made with banana, apple, cranberries and peanut butter. The perfect guilt-free pick-me-up recipe! Ok, ok, ok... yes I know! I have been baking really terribly naughty things lately. I admit it. Yep, my baking has been all about things like those ridiculously calorific ... Read More about Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (totally guilt-free recipe)
Totally over-the-top and decadent Chocolate Mint Cookies! Made with Mint Aero and Mint Slice biscuits, these are sure to be a hit with the whole family! I really can't get enough of anything chocolate/mint flavoured at the moment. I don't know why it is... it hasn't always been this way! But hey, ... Read More about Chocolate Mint Cookies (chocoholics recipe!)
A few weeks ago I popped a post on Bake Play Smile about the books that had been shortlisted by the Children's Book Council of Australia this year. Check out that post here. These books really are the best of the best! If you have young kids (or know someone who does!) and are on the lookout for ... Read More about Children’s Book Council of Australia – 2013 Winners List!
Calling all chocoholics... these Caramel & Peanut Chocolate Brownies are going to blow your sugar-filled minds!!! Serve warm or cold for the perfect treat! Gosh I love weekends! There is nothing better than waking up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and not having to rush, rush, rush to get ... Read More about Trashed Up Caramel & Peanut Chocolate Brownies
Over the past year or so I have really gotten into reading blogs... in fact I am just a tad obsessed/crazy stalker addicted to it! I love getting to peep inside other people's lives and there are so, so, so many amazing, inspirational people out there. I loooove the personal blogs written by ... Read More about A few of my favourite blogs!
A collection of fun 5 Minute Maths Games that the whole family will enjoy! From 'Race to 100' to 'Secret Money', there's plenty of fun to be had! Playing maths games with kids is great! It's a fun and easy way for them to practice their maths skills, all the while having heaps of fun with their ... Read More about 5 Minute Maths Games | Quick & Easy Family Activities
Chunky Monkey, Stretchy Snake and more fun animals to help kids with reading! These reading strategy cards are great for guided reading. When I first started teaching guided reading I used animal cards to teach kids about the different reading strategies and they worked so brilliantly! The ... Read More about Chunky Monkey, Stretchy Snake and more fun animals to help kids with reading!