Fun Bat Project

Whether you ‘do’ Halloween or not, this is a fun project to recycle some good ol’ toilet rolls – as you may have noticed, we keep all of ours to use all year round – we love bats and have a bat box on the house so you don’t have to link it to the end of October if you don’t … Read More

Try it…

For those with children to entertain it can sometimes seem an impossible struggle to get out the door in the morning at all – let alone with everyone’s coats and shoes on. But it’s so worth the trouble to find a good toddler/play group. A good group will offer friendship and support to the adult as well as cheap fun … Read More

Thursday Thought 33

Here’s a project for all you recyclers out there – thanks to Nifty… Bathroom Mat made of old towels (some sewing required…)  

Make it!

I’m aware that the exhaustion of parenting has somewhat changed my creative habits, I rarely do creative works for myself nowadays, although I’m often up to my neck in PVA and tissue paper for the kids. I miss the part of me that used to upcycle and recycle more, so I was particularly inspired by this… This is a brilliant … Read More

Thursday Thought 30

One persons rubbish is another persons really useful thing, these are being collected by someone moving house who is super excited about them! No money has changed hands and lots of smiley faces x

Win! Win! Win!

There’s a silly competition over at The Frugal Family to win a colouring pack, just guess the age of the person that coloured this (use the link above x)   

Thursday Thought 29

Some things are just better value than others, it’s a bit of trial and error sometimes to find out what they are… We love these colour-in table cloths from Phoenix Trading. They entertain the kids while waiting for food and keep the adults quiet too! This one has lasted our whole holiday and sparked lots of good conversation as well, … Read More

Quick Tip #6

Before ordering from Approved Foods, clear out your cupboards (and maybe the shed too!?!)

Thursday Thought 23

The school holidays are upon us, and we now have four kids eating us out of house and home… quick fixes are lots of home baking (double whammy of cheap AND entertainment) and Approved Foods, who sell off near to and out of date foods. We have just ordered enough food for snacks etc to last the whole of the … Read More

Quick Tip #5

On a rainy day, if you have an appropriate device get a free app for everyone to enjoy… There are quite a lot available!