Do your Christmas shopping in style (and save on the plastic bag tax) with your own personalised bag. We made these bags as some pre-christmas presents so they could be used in the run up to the big day, but they would also look nice holding gifts under the tree.
Looking for some inspiration for Halloween? Try a few of these activities for a spooky celebration.
1. Carve some pumpkins. Younger kids can draw faces onto the pumpkins for the grown ups to carve. Izzy drew lots of little teeth on hers just to make it hard for me! Instead of candles, you could use battery operated tea lights or glow sticks.
A friend and I made this cake for our other friend’s 30th birthday. And, if I do say so myself, it is pretty epic. There is a long standing tradition of buying each other fish themed gifts, a running joke of sorts, so when it came to deciding what cake to make, we knew it had to involve fish somehow.
Izzy is a big fan of Lego and has been helping me come up with ideas for a potentially Lego themed birthday party – it’s still 4 months until she turns 5 but its never too early to start planning! So I ordered some Lego themed silicone ice cube moulds and this week we have used the minifigure mould to make chocolates and crayons. I’m still waiting for the brick mould to arrive but can’t wait to try that one out too.
Izzy is starting full time school this year so I’m really enjoying our last few weeks together and just wish we had more time to do fun stuff. However now we are halfway through the summer holidays, I know some parents will be praying for the start of term! So here are some ideas for things to do with the kids during the holidays.
1. Teach kids about food and plantlife by helping them to grow their own. We are currently growing tomatoes, sweet peppers and coriander, and Izzy loves watering them and seeing how much they have grown. (more…)