With Easter rapidly approaching this weekend, we are also in the midst of school holidays. That can only mean one thing. Bored kids! With the long weekend ahead, a great way to prepare, and keep the kids occupied is with some simple crafts. Not crafts that require you to spend a fortune and run around town searching for the latest and greatest materials. Just some simple, fun activities that use items that you are sure to have around the house.
To give you all some simple and stress free ideas, I’ve created a Pinterest Board here.
Some of my favourite ideas need little to no explanation. Here are a few below (click on each image to be taken to the Pinterest board).
For my ideas, head to my Pinterest Page below. Happy Easter!
An awesome giveaway with The Gro Company Australia!
We loooorve everything from the Gro Company! From their famous sleeping bags, to their Gro Clock, their products literally save our lives! To celebrate the launch of The Gro Company new Australian website (click here!) we have teamed up with this company to give one lucky follower the chance to win a hamper of their goodies valued at almost $500! It includes:
Head to @happyellaafter on Instagram here.
1. Follow @happyellaafter & @thegrowcompanyaus
2. Like this pic
3. Tag two friends (no comp accounts please).
Open to Australian Residents only.
T’s & C’s & Stuff
Comp opens Monday 27th March @ 9pm AEDST and closes Wed 29th March @ 9pm AEST.
One entry per person (no comp accounts please)
To see the entire list of what is included, head over to my blog (link in profile).
Let’s face it, Easter IS all about chocolate. Heck, I’m not trying to compete, and heaven knows I would never say do without! However if you want to add a little bit of sparkle to your child’s Easter this year, there are loads of cute ideas, outfits and decor made by local businesses that would bring a smile to any child’s face.
So today, I’m sharing my favourite finds for Easter….
Are you over the chocolate yet? Are your kids searching for something apart from Easter Eggs? Well today we are holding a flash Easter give away thanks to Explore and Learn Toddler! An activity pack valued at $42.95 with four fantastic toys that will keep your kids imaginations occupied, and hopefully give them a break from all of the chocolate!
All you need to do to be in the running for this prize pack is go to our Facebook competition link below. Entrants need to ‘like’ both the Explore & Learn Toddler and Happy Ella After pages. You can earn extra points by tell us your favourite Explore and Learn toy from their website and why your toddler would love it! Entry is subject to Terms and Conditions as set out in the competition app. Please note that this is open to Australian Residents only.
Explore and Learn toddler also have a 15% off site wide sale on until Wednesday using the coupon code MOVE.
This week’s Friday Find is brought to you by Pinterest! Some super cute, super easy and inexpensive ideas for celebrating Easter next week. Whether you have babies, toddlers, teenagers or even adults, there is something for you amongst this list! I’ve put together a Pinterest board jam packed with ideas for you to celebrate Easter and have some family fun…
Some of my favourites include:
‘Thumb bunny’ loves you. Cute as anything….
Another gorgeous Easter card…I can see this one being brought out for the 21st’s!
Striped Easter eggs….
Simple ideas for decorating eggs with kids…the egg beater is genius!
and finally…these super cute Easter Egg Baskets made from good old Toilet Roll holders (or glad wrap tubes if you are hygiene conscious) !
This year, our Easter was pretty low key, but really special. Dan, myself and Ella headed off to the beach for the long weekend, just the three of us (and good old Lloyd of course!). It was a lovely few days spent, mostly inside, due to the rain and break in our fabulous Indian Summer we have been experiencing in Melbourne. It was a lovely chance to relax and enjoy spending time together..
Ella woke to Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Her first experience of eating chocolate first thing in the day made her eyes light up. It won’t be happening again for a while, so I hope that she savours every last morsel! 🙂
This time last year, Ella was only six weeks old, and it was the first time that she had been away from home. Last Easter, her Buba (Grandmother) gave her a gorgeous ‘My First Easter’ Bunny.
This bunny was almost bigger than her at the time. A year later, she dwarfs the bunny and is almost unrecognisable compared to the old photo. It’s amazing to see how she has grown so much. Amazing to think about how much we have grown too….
Of course, she had to have a gorgeous Easter outfit to wear! Easter bonnets may have gone out of fashion years ago…but her Daddy found this very cute beanie to suffice…
Last year was a year of firsts. First tooth, first meal, first Christmas and first Birthday. This year, we get to revisit all of the magical events that make life special. Thankfully though, we are doing it with a little more sleep than this time last year!