Today I worked at a gorgeous Kindy for 3 year olds. One of the parent helpers was the mum of child I taught nine years ago. (He is now 14 years old and they have another beautiful child who is … Continue reading
Recently I received my digital storybook. It’s a digital scrapbook using Creative Memories Software. Although I enjoy doing traditional scrapbooking with paper I also love the idea of having a personalised coffee table book. The Storybook I created was about … Continue reading
Following on from one of my pervious blogs ‘The Organised Mummy’. I have found a weekly timetable also helps with our morning routine. Layla will often ask me first thing in the morning ‘Mum what are we doing today?’ Oscar will … Continue reading
On the odd occasion when we have a quite weekend. I like to use this precious time and do something fun with the kids. Last night we had ‘Movie Night’. It’s very simple but the kids love it. The kids … Continue reading
Yesterday I went back to my life before kids. I was a relief teacher at the school I taught at many years ago. As I sat reading the lessons for the day, I drifted off wondering did Oscar pack his homework … Continue reading
Yesterday I had a day at home with the girls. For some strange reason the washing was up to date and the house was semi tidy! So I set the girls up with a dolly tea party outside and I … Continue reading
I was told about pinterest a few months ago and yes I admit that I have a slight addiction to it. I love surfing the web and finding lots of great ideas and beautiful things. And now I can place … Continue reading
My love for photos is endless. I have had lots of professional photos taken of my children. We have this large wall in our lounge room that has been bare for awhile. We have finally got all our photos framed and … Continue reading
Today we enjoyed celebrating Dave’s birthday. Here are some pictures of the day’s events and some of the yummy things we ate. The cake! I made the Retro Coffee Cake with Coffee Butter Cream from Masterchef. However I … Continue reading
We are having a small family gathering for Dave’s birthday this weekend. We have 32 people including children coming for breakfast, our immediate family and Dave’s best friend. Yes I did say small gathering! When I have people over, I go into party plan mode or as Dave likes to call it ‘Stress Mode’. I like to make sure that everything is organised and runs smoothly that way I can enjoy myself too. This is how I plan a small event…
- Send out invitation – usually via sms.
- Plan the menu – Nibbles, mains, dessert and of course the cake. I also list any dishes that the wonderful women in my family offer to bring along to share the load (this is a great help!)
- Create a shopping list – I double check my pantry/fridge to ensure I’m not running low on anything.
- The day before I bake and prepare any food that I can.
- Set up – I like things to look nice and effortless. So setting the tables beforehand allows me to take a little more care rather than rushing at the last minute.
- On the day I organise and prepare any last minute things – food prep, ice for drinks ect.
Today is preparation day. It’s time for me to get baking!