Posted in September 2012

Getting organised – chalkboard

Getting organised – chalkboard

I’ve been a bad Mum this week. For the second week running I have forgotten to return the school library books and had a very near miss with a PE kit. So it’s time to get organised! I gave this old Ikea chalkboard a new look and a new place it in the heart of … Continue reading

The quickest cupcake decoration ever

The quickest cupcake decoration ever

Today I made some very quick and easy cupcakes. If you don’t have the time, the patience or the desire to spend ages decorating cupcakes but you’d still like to create something effective. The why not try topping them with something you can buy or already having lying around. Ok so I made the hearts … Continue reading

Quick and easy choc pops

Quick and easy choc pops

This week we had a bake sale at school, I always like to contribute it’s a good excuse to make something, well, decorate something. The fact is I am just too lazy to bake but I love the decorating and after all when children are your customers that’s the important bit. So this time I … Continue reading

Pinterest board – Cookies for fun

Pinterest board – Cookies for fun

This week we have a cake sale at the school. We put together a Pinterest board that could be an inspiration for busy parents that want to participate. It doesn´t need to be complicated. If you don´t have the time to make cake or cookies from scratch, just buy them ready and decorate in a … Continue reading

Kids motivation calendar

Kids motivation calendar

If you need a motivation for your kid to follow rules, show good manners or be well behaved, this calendar could be your solution. At least it is for us!  My daughter always needs to know what day of the week it is, how many days are until weekend, if she has an after school … Continue reading

Pretend chocolate treats

Pretend chocolate treats

We made these pretend chocolates from salt dough coloured with food colouring. We’ve played with salt dough lots and made pretend sweets with play dough and plasticine in the past but my two enjoyed this more than anything and here’s why…….. The secret was the real chocolate box, that’s it. It was that simple. Poor … Continue reading

Lego party food

Lego party food

The Lego party food was great fun to make and went down well with all our guests, both young and old(er). Lego head pops These Lego pops were the star of the party and went within minutes. They’re made from a single small and large marshmallow skewered onto a cake pop stick, which I bought … Continue reading

Bead sun catchers

Bead sun catchers

These beautiful bead sun catchers look and act like stained glass but they are in fact made from melted plastic beads typical of the sort you get in children’s jewellery sets. We made these bead sun catchers whilst in the UK over the summer, when the sun hits them they glow like glass and projects … Continue reading

Lego head pinata

Lego head pinata

The Lego head pinata was a great addition to Harvey’s Lego party. The kids loved hitting it with a broom handle and loved collecting all the candy. And to be honest, I loved making it! This is how to make the pinata Blow up a balloon. Wrap the balloon in card to create a cylinder, … Continue reading

Blueberry yogurt smoothie

Blueberry yogurt smoothie

This is what we make when we need something quick and healthy. A yogurt/fruit smoothie where we add in plain yogurt and whatever kind of fruit we have in the house. Today we made one with Yogurt frozen blueberries banana kiwi Just add all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. If you don´t … Continue reading

Lego brick birthday cake

Lego brick birthday cake

The Lego birthday cake took two attempts, the first one I baked and started to decorate but I wasn’t happy with it so I threw it in the bin and started again. So after a panic search on the web I found this Lego brick cake, a much simpler approach which worked well and gave … Continue reading

Easy peasy kid treat

Easy peasy kid treat

These Chocolate Rice Krispies cookies are so easy to make and don´t even need to be baked in an oven. Just mix together, put in the freezer and… voila, they´re ready. They are perfect to make with your kids in the kitchen. Let them help and share with friends. A perfect treat for the weekend … Continue reading

Lego Party – Favours

Lego Party – Favours

I’ve spent hours searching the web looking for original ideas for Lego party favours, I found loads of great ideas including baby jars turned into Lego heads, wonderful gift bags turned into blocks. In the end I chose to make these fantastic Lego brick gift boxes made by Delia creates. Delia made these fab boxes … Continue reading