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

Colour chart art

Colour chart art

My mother-in-law wanted some simple and effective art work to brighten up her bathroom so she came up with this, framed paint colour charts. This picture was made with a Farrow & Ball colour charts and framed in an Ikea’s Norrlida frame. This picture was particularity easy to make as the Farrow and Ball cards … Continue reading

Tea towel draw-string pump bag

Tea towel draw-string pump bag

Can you believe this cute draw-sting pump bag started life as a tea towel (or viskestykke)?  After making my carrier bag tidy from a tea towel I though why not a pump bag? After all, the tea towels are so pretty, great quality, the right size and all the seams have been sewn for me. … Continue reading

Stone age bread

Stone age bread

Hi again. Finally I’m with internet again 😉 After this summer holiday I really need to change some eating habits. I have seen this great recipe in Denmark; it’s from a great restaurant called King Hans (Kong Hans). It has no flour in, and you feel sooo healthy when you eat this. Try it out … Continue reading

Carrier bag tidy

Carrier bag tidy

We have carrier bags everywhere, in drawers, under the sink and in our carrier bag holder, the one I bought in Dubai which cost me a fortune and hardly fits any bag in it. So, I decide to make my own, my Grandma has been making them for years so she showed me how and … Continue reading

Lego men wax crayons

Lego men wax crayons

My little boy will be 3 soon and I am going to make him a Lego themed cake, whilst looking for cake designs I found many other Lego ideas, it got me thinking about lots of other things I could make. So here’s my first, Lego men wax crayons to use as party favours. This … Continue reading

Pinterest board – A Lego birthday

Pinterest board – A Lego birthday

It’s Harvey’s 3rd birthday the week after week get back to Dubai so I have been looking at ideas for cakes. As this year his interest in Lego has grown he is having a Lego cake, whether he likes it or not. So as a result I’ve been doing a lot of research, I have … Continue reading

Nature trail

Nature trail

To make a walk with the dog and the children a little more interesting I put together a nature trail for Madeline and she LOVED it! She loved looking for things, she loved walking round with a clipboard and she loved ticking off all the things she found, so cute. I did a Google images … Continue reading

Homemade jigsaw

Homemade jigsaw

We made this jigsaw from one of Madeline’s pictures. I thought it was a nice idea, but I just couldn’t have predicted her excitement at me cutting up one of her pictures. What to do Choose a drawing or picture, preferably on card. On the reverse draw out your jigsaw pattern, it can be any … Continue reading

Homemade bird feeders

Homemade bird feeders

My Dad loves his garden birds, so, for his birthday last week the children made him some homemade  bird feeders. Normally these would be made to feed garden birds during a UK winter but there is nothing wrong with attracting birds closer to the house with them. I think in Dubai these might work by … Continue reading

Ladybird biscuits

Ladybird biscuits

These gorgeous ladybird biscuits will impress your youngsters and I reckon they’d also go down well at one of the hundred bake sales the Dubai schools seem to have in a year. You will need Digestives (or similar round biscuits) Icing sugar Red food colouring Chocolate buttons Black or dark brown and white icing writers … Continue reading