How to make a smash book (and why you’d want to!)

How to make a smash book - an easy way to record your life

Years ago when our firstborns were babes in arms my sister Al and I decided that we would become scrapbookers. We had visions of ourselves spending long afternoons lovingly cutting out photos and embellishing them with... well, scrapbooky stuff. To be honest, our scrapbooking dreams were rather hazy. We bought some cardboard, we even visited a ...

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How to host a Glow Party – Let’s Glow Crazy!

Glow party ideas

My youngest Badoo turned seven on Saturday, which surely makes me the oldest mother on the interwebs. Like any year in a Badoo's life, we didn't let the passing of the six onto the seven go unnoticed. She wanted a hip hop party and we decided to make it glow as bright and shiny as a Badoo. Which is very bright and shiny indeed. So, let me tell ...

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Really, really good books to add to your library list

Good books to read

I've read a couple of super-good books lately and last night I shared this thought with our Facebook community: There are two types of really, really good book: The kind that you are compelled to devour in one sitting and the kind that you keep puting down for a while because you just can't bear for it to end. Black Seconds by Karin Fossum ...

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Lottie’s sweet fashion party invites

Just so we're clear - the Badoo is not expecting a "sweet" fashion party. She wants zebra print, she wants high heels, she wants make up and she wants short, "crinkly" skirts (whatever they may be). Oh Badoo.Of course, I am far too sensible a parent to put a birthday party fit for a 16 year old on for a six year old, so we compromised. Mum gets a ...

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Pin of the Day: Printable finger puppets

Mr Printables has done it again. These are the cutest farm animal finger puppets I've ever seen and I've seen loooooads of farm animal finger puppets... doesn't matter, half the wonder and joy of Mr Printables are the crazy-good ideas the team (? could be one person, could be more... Mr Printables is very mysterious) comes up with.My kids are ...

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Pin of the Day: Safari animal gift tags

Sweet Paul is one of those websites that I just love but always forget to visit. Luckily just about everything Sweet Paul does gets pinned fifty billion times, so his work is always popping up in my Pinterest feed.Like these free printable safari tags. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a boy card online? They are either really naff or a ...

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How to throw an awesome Pokemon Party

Awesome Pokemon party

I absolutely love a kid's party with a narrative. Our Harry Potter party had one and Maxi's awesome Pokemon party had one too. From the very beginning of the party, the kids were all Pokemon trainers, charged with catching, training and battling a Pokemon. Zia Lucia (the best aunty in the whole world and my party buddy - dressed as a Pokemon below ...

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Pokemon party free printables

Pokemon party free printables

It turned out to be easy and fun to host a great Pokemon party. To make it even easier for you, here are free Pokemon party printables of everything we used at Max's recent Pokemon party. It was a a super-fun-tastic party and the kids adored the activities. I haven't taught myself to do editable pdf files just yet, so you're stuck with mostly ...

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May your days be merry and uber-doober bright!

Usually I prefer rather subdued and subtle designs or decorating choices. I like the background to blend so life can take centre stage. Here are some of the Christmas decs I've decked this year...But let's face it, sometimes we need a little help in the oomph department. So this year I've added a little roaring pink to the Christmas mix to brighten ...

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