Max’s Lord of the Flies, I mean Minecraft party

Minecraft party ideas

 I think 10 years old is my cut-off point for large parties in the backyard. The kids are bigger, louder, busier and did I mention louder? Because they are LOUD. This Minecraft party was all about the noise. The boys were screaming at each other, I was screaming at the boys, Bart was screaming at me to be heard over me screaming at the boys who ...

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Pin of the Day: Headboard

We have no headboard. Just an ensemble bed pushed up to the wall. I've done my wicker-heart / lights / garlands thing on the wall above the bed (I will share what it looks like the instant I make my bed), but no headboard. I often wonder if I need one.I kinda need this one. Danielle de Lange put the photo on her Flickr page and someone pinned it ...

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Pin of the Day: Pulley storage

I'm a big fan of decorating right up to the ceiling. My sister laughs at the amount of stuff up there in the kids' rooms. Bunting, garlands, mobiles... a room doesn't look finished to me unless every flat surface has been considered. I tend to 'go large' on the ceiling and leave below fairly plain. I'm weird like that.I'm absolutely doing this ...

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Black and yellow and… map

I'm back wearing my interior-design cap (as we do from time to time, no?). I showed you my inspiration for the girls' new upstairs bedroom a little while ago.Here's what I'm thinking for my boy. I find boys much harder to decorate - both home and body...A giant wallpaper map on one wall...... with blackboard walls everywhere else (will the chalk ...

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Aqua and red and pink

The Tsunamis are all moving bedrooms in a month or so (whenever we get around to putting lockable doors upstairs). They are moving upstairs and we are coming downstairs. The girls will share a room together (just as my sister and I did all our young lives) and Maxi-T will be just across the hall. Downstairs will be us and a new playroom slash ...

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Those top toppers in action

Well, the Kindy parents have all been welcomed in style. I worked from home today and ducked out to attend to last minute decorating hassles and the actual lunch. We did most of the (cough) styling the night before so it was an easy job just before the lunch began.Keen Maxabella lovelies will note that the garlands were recycled from my Australia ...

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Papercrafting is tops

As much as I love making decoratey things, after a while the repetition of making lots and lots of the same thing really starts to grate. Like the 150 cake-toppers I made for the upcoming Kindy Welcome Lunch. I could never be an industry. Perhaps part of my hohummedness (newly minted adjective there!) is the fact that while I do have a child ...

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Bling on love

My simply scrummy friend Felicity of Gifts of Serendipity and I are linking up to bring you a fun and fabulous Valentine's Day linky.Now, we know that love is not all about the bling. But it kind of is.So, during this week in the lead up to Valentine's Day, we'd love you to do a post on your favourite bit of 'luuuuuuurve bling'. Your ...

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Australia Day festivities

I've had lots of fun these past few days making pinwheel garlands for the Australia Day party we had yesterday. It was great fun! At one point we had about twenty children and assorted adults in the pool, all having crazy, wild fun (the best kind of fun!). An amazing result of a big swim with all their friends yesterday was that Cappers and ...

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♥ Loving Hearts

[Image via weheartit]This one's for Anna over at ♥ Much Love ♥ - to make up for all the non-hearty pics throughout the year!!! Happy days, Anna.[Image via weheartit]I heart hearts very much. They're about love and warmth and kindness and all the good stuff. They're symmetrical and balanced. They're curvy with an edge. They're often pink or ...

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