Have you heard it through the grapevine?

See what’s featured on the formidable Mum’s Grapevine this week!!! Kate De Gallez gives us a raving review on Mum’s Grapevine featuring Jimmy Halfpenny as an “original, personal, memorable and downright magnificent gift!” Treasure your tot’s artwork with Jimmy Halfpenny

Oh Creative Day…re-purposing kids art – Jimmy Halfpenny

The gorgeous talented Shannon AKA #ohcreativeday has featured Jimmy Halfpenny this month in her blog, as a great way to re-purpose your kids creative delights!!! Her Instagram feed oozes a seemingly never ending abundance of creative, crafty, ingenious & easy art related activities that can be done with your little-lins. Check out the link below and get on board this talented Mama …

Pine Cones – The Spiky Hero

Every year I see these amazing little spiky creatures amongst the pine needle carpet that lays beneath a gorgeous strand of Pine Tree’s at my bothers 70 acre bit of gorgeousness in Mangrove Mountain. Not only do these little spike-sters make awesome fire starters and glow like nothing else you’ve ever seen in the middle of a campfire (grab some …

These are a few of my favourite things…

These are a few of my favourite things… I had that rare moment to myself the other day whereby I wasn't being beaconed by one of my two older children, in that tone of voice that I enjoy hearing so much, kind of as much as fingers down a blackboard.. old school reference I know! I wasn't needing to change ...

Holiday Photo Frolics – What’s in a name?

I've noticed that there is an increasing enviable trend of superb Mummy “Instagrammers” busting out the most amazing daily photographs of little staged moments in their lives. From interior styling splendours, to fashion fancies, to home office deities, these pictures inspire me – the beauty of their simplicity and taking these everyday objects and craftily “beautifying” them has become, quite ...

Kids Art and Cognitive Development

We all know that most kids faced with a semi-structured Art activity will happily join in. It’s a great way to curb, what I find, can sometimes be quite hectic “play-dates”. We all know those play dates, the one’s, that bring out a different type of energy level in our own child, and let me assure you, my three children ...

Halloween – A little treat for you & your "Street Posse"!

Okay so I have to admit..hands in the air..I have never ever in my life carved out a pumpkin for Halloween! Never knifed out the flesh, never scooped out the seeds, never had orange stained fingers, never placed the candle, not even lit the wick!! I know its totally unbelievable, albeit slightly neglectful, given I have 3 children, the eldest ...

Spring is in the Air…may the sun be on your back!

Last weekend there was a small and I say, small hint of warmth in the air!! So much so, it made it far more appealing to be outside our house as opposed to inside for the first time in months!! It got me thinking about how much I am looking forward to Spring, getting back out and about in the ...