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Creating a Space of Their Own: Tape Art Monogram

Childhood 101 | Tape art monogram project for kids

I often reflect on Randy Pauch's story for many reasons but most recently I have been thinking about how his parents encouraged him to decorate his own bedroom. While I am not quite ready to hand over the paintbrush completely, I asked Immy if she would like to make some changes to how her room … [Read more...]

Creating an Undercover, Outdoor Space for Winter (or Summer) Play

Childhood 101 | Storage in our Undercover, Outdoor Play Space

Now that AJ is on the move it is more important than ever that she has time to potter outdoor each day. Unfortunately, the weather is cooling rapidly and I am not much of a Winter person, in fact I seem to be lacking in some essential gene that finds the cold and rain enticing. While our backyard is … [Read more...]

Getting My Pantry Organised

ideas for pantry storage

This post is sponsored by Howards Storage World. Read on for a fabulous giveaway that I promise will help you to get the problem area of your home organised! When we recently renovated our kitchen I was excited to add drawers to our pantry, thinking that drawers might be the magical answer to one … [Read more...]

LYBFL: 100 Things

100 things

When I came across the concept of getting rid of 100 things recently at Lasso the Moon it really resonated with me. We are a family with too much stuff. In fact, we have boxes that have not been unpacked since our last move, two and a half years ago! I am thinking that anything  sitting in a box for … [Read more...]

A Little Housekeeping

Housekeeping

I don't know about you but the lead up to the holiday season always feels to me like a good time to get our house in order - a bit of a pre-Christmas spring clean if you like. My plan this week is to spend a little time (remember I am all for small, achievable steps) getting things organised around … [Read more...]

LYBFL: Making Everyday Living Fun

mamabake

Find out more about Living Your Best Family Life. What do you get when you combine seven big kids, a toddler or two, two bubbas, five mamas, five hours, three rounds of cuppas and a heap of groceries? Twenty five containers full of delicious, home cooked meals ready for the freezer! This week … [Read more...]

Helping Children Adjust to Moving House

moving house with kids

This post is by regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints. We’re moving house at the end of the year. The move will be associated with a lot of change for my five year old daughter. She’ll be finishing preschool and starting school, moving from an urban area to a rural one, … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Cultivating a Happy Home

happiness

I included Kellie of 1000 Homes of Happiness in the 2012 list of 12 Great Blogs to Read earlier this year because I love the mission that her family have set themselves - to release 1000 origami houses out into the world as a means of spreading happiness. Today Kellie is sharing 10 ideas for … [Read more...]