Christmas Craft for Kids: Painted Reindeers

This little Christmas craft project kept the kids entertained for a few painting sessions. I found myself muttering "process, not product" on a number of occasions and had to remind myself of these tips on how to prevent everything turning khaki green. And when did...

11 Mantras for the Christmas Season

Image via @secretweapon_creative Ah, the festive season. It's a marathon, not a sprint. Each year it feels as though the marathon begins earlier and earlier and I limp across the finish line on December 25th. So to keep everything in perspective this Christmas, I've...

Picture Books for the Christmas Wishlist

Picture Books du Monde Welcome to Picture Books du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books. This post contains affiliate links. 'Tis the season to gift a beautiful picture book. At our...

12 Days of Giving and Decluttering Advent

I'm blaming it on the wacky pregnancy hormones, but I am possessed by this extreme desire to amp up the kindness this Christmas. At the same time, I'm also on this crazy mission to declutter my house (Hello, Nesting!) Organise the wardrobes! Cull the kids' toy...

5 Simple Mocktails for Christmas

This post was written in collaboration with SodaStream Around this time each year, my family and I start discussing Christmas Lunch. Who is bringing the sides? What are we doing for dessert? Who is braving the Fish Markets on Christmas Eve? (Just joking- we never...

Host a Dinosaur Birthday Party in 16 Easy Steps

We do love a themed birthday party round these parts. Especially if it is based on a picture book. (Exhibit A: Where is the Green Sheep? party. Exhibit B: Hairy Maclary party.) Unfortunately our young fella hasn't shown a penchant for any book in particular so we went...

DIY Ice Cream Garland

When I went to birthday parties as a kid, you could pretty much predict where I'd be hanging out. The food table. Because PARTY FOOD! When my bestie recently held an ice cream party for her little one's first birthday, I was a bit excited by one detail. There was...

DIY Piñatas

A few weeks ago, I wrote this post for Red Ted Art on how to make your own heart piñata. It's a great craft for some Valentine's fun. I have since been possessed by this insane belief that I can pretty much piñata ALL OF THE THINGS. My sister celebrated the big 3-0...

15 Things I Did in 2015

1// Welcomed a joyful baby boy into the world. In the shower at home. Whilst the midwife was stuck in traffic. Luckily, Mr Day is pretty skilled at catching slippery babies. 2// 4 days before having Shower Baby, I was on set with Mr Day shooting our short film. We...

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I’m a mama and a teacher celebrating our perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life.
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