Category Archives: Make & Do

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DIY Advent Calendar for Christmas

Every year, we eagerly look forward to the festive season and one of our favourite family traditions is the advent calendar.  Not just the chocolate, but the act of counting down each and every sleep until Santa Claus pays us a visit. read more »read more »

Christmas Craft for Kids

Boyo came home with a request from his class teacher for some ideas for Christmas craft.  Never one to turn down a challenge, I hit Pinterest, that fount of wisdom, for some fabulous DIY Christmas craft for kids ideas.  PS – how cute was Baby Boyo! Christmas Craft for Kids | Elf Yourself Iread more »

Recycling Greetings Cards

You may have been aware I’ve recently had a birthday.  A really big one.  My Big Four Oh My Gods!  I’ve been banging on about it enough! I was spoilt absolutely rotten and given lots of lovely gifts and cards.  I’ve recycled the gift bags (they make excellent stationery andread more »

Book Week 2013

I absolutely love Book Week at Boyo’s school.  The costumes, the reading, the parade, the library displays, the book swap sale to raise money for indigenous literacy … but mainly the focus on reading! read more »read more »

Big Four Oh My Gods | Cafe Sydney

I know, I know, it was my Big Four Oh My Gods birthday weeks ago, but it was such an extravaganza that I’ve still got gorgeousness to share!   read more »read more »

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas Yes, that’s right.  It’s Father’s Day this weekend (in the Antipodes anyway).  Still stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas?  Don’t worry, the Welshman, Boyo and I have brainstormed some last minute Father’s Day gift ideasread more »

Cheaty McCheat Garlic Free Nachos

Hands up who loves Mexican food?  What if you love spicy garlic-laden food like Mexican but you’re allergic to garlic?  I’ve met about two other people in my entire life who are allergic to garlic, but perhaps you’re conscious of your breath or maybe you’re aread more »

Upcycled Fashion : How I turned a skirt into a scarf

  Oh, I had so much fun at the Rozelle Markets recently. Scored some absolute designer bargains and some gorgeous vintage pieces too. One of the fab pieces I found was a damaged size 0 Isabel Marant silk wrap skirt. Why exactly would I be excited about that?! continue readingread more »

Bircher Muesli

  I adore Bircher muesli – it is always one of the first things I look for on a cafe menu, but sadly I’m frequently disappointed.  After much trial and error, I’ve created my own recipe.   read more »read more »

CocoPPa App | How to pretty up your phone

  I hang out with my iDevices a lot.  I check them first thing in the morning, and read eBooks on them at night.  When I’m blogging, I often have my MacPro, iPad and iPhone all going at the same time.  I call it multi tasking but some may call it short attention more »

Burrito Sang Choy Bow

The world famous in our house Burrito Sang Choy Bow I am more of a food stylist than a cook.  Sad but true.  I am, however, an excellent baker.  Just to establish my girly girl credentials. read more »read more »

The Birth of a Family

  Inspired by this gorgeous post by Em over at The Beetle Shack, I’m sharing the story of Boyo’s birth, and my thoughts on birth plans.  Despite my birth not going to plan (nowhere near, in fact), I’m a big fan of birth plans.   continue readingread more »

Australia Day Weekend in Photos

Aussie Aussie Aussie … oh, I can’t do the rest. We are a household of one Kiwi mother, one Welsh father and our little Australian Boyo.  The Welshman is now an Australian citizen too.  Of course, we celebrate Australia Day.  Who doesn’t love a healthy dose of jingoism afterread more »

Rosewater Vanilla and Chocolate Espresso Cake Pops

  There are many reasons I wish I lived closer to my BFF, but one of them is that she recently spent hours and hours making cake pops by hand for her son’s 8th birthday party.  Bless her little cotton socks – she said they were more like cake kebabs!  If we lived closer, Iread more »

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