what I’ve learnt about being a special needs mum


As we come to the end of the year I think about how far we've come with our little miss and how far we still have to go. It's been about 1 1/2 years since we had the doctors confirm that our little miss has a disability and we've been doing different therapies and made progress ever since. We are still doing tests and still seeing doctors but what I have learnt might be of help to someone out there in the same shoes or at the start of their journey. And that's kind of the best way to describe … {Keep Reading...}

pretty flowers and family life


Honestly these days I don’t have much to say. I sit down at the computer and I’ve got nothing. Nothing. I mean there is plenty going on. And I’m dealing with some late night antics from 2 of my little ones that is taking me right back to life with 3 under 3. My 2 […]

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clearing out my store


I’m under strict instructions to clear out my craft room which means clearing out my store before Christmas! So I’ve reduced everything with all cotton charm squares at $12 and layer cakes and jelly rolls at $35 including post in Australia! Snap up a bargain here and here  for your Christmas sewing, quilting or presents and […]

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my new favourite cake in the thermomix


It’s kind of funny that I had my thermomix for 3 years, got the new TM5 which comes with a newer cookbook and recipe chip, try out the apple tea cake recipe and then never make any other cake than the tea cake and decide it’s my favourite cake recipe of all time! In fact I’ve […]

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a kina for keira


It’s been a while between knitting projects and a year between cardigans for my big girl but here we are. One kina for my big girl keira. She absolutely loves it, picked the colour herself and I know this will be worn to death just like the last one I made her was until she outgrew […]

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chicken + vegie balls with rice in your thermomix


Maybe you’re looking for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner. Maybe you’re stuck in a dinner rut. Maybe you’ve got a new thermomix or haven’t used your varoma yet. Maybe you’re trying to be gluten/dairy/egg free. If any of those apply to you then you are going to love this dinner. The kids in this […]

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Win $150 of Lego Products


Brought to you by LEGO These are my little twinnies, about to finish their first year of school and also huger than huge LEGO fans. In fact we’re all LEGO fans in this house. I have memories of creating my own castles and fortresses with my big LEGO set which had a little drawbridge. But […]

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christmas cookie truffles


These delicious little truffles made from oreos kept popping up on pinterest and then in the Christmas issue of Donna Hay. I’m a bit stuck in my old ways though and always make the same treats at Christmas time so thought it was time for a bit of a change and try something new. So in a […]

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retro mummy’s rum balls


This recipe was hidden away in the archives of my blog! With Christmas coming and lots of yummy recipes that I’d love to share I am pulling this one out of the archives and sharing again with you all. Rum balls. They are super simple and if you’re not into alcohol just use orange juice! Too […]

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pretty in patchwork holidays


I don’t know if it’s a crafter thing or just a me thing but I love to make lists of presents I’m going to make before Christmas. I get all excited, and go through my books, think of each person, plan it out and then………..I get busy. Christmas comes and goes. Although I did promise […]

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