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An early Friday Find: Fathers’ Day Ideas for the kids

An early Friday Find: Fathers’ Day Ideas for the kids

This weekend is Fathers’ Day. As a Primary teacher, we always create something cute for the Dads from their kids, and whilst I’m not at school at the moment, I’ve been raiding Pinterest for ideas that I can make with my own kids. So I figured that there must be some of you out there, who would appreciate some simple, inexpensive and super cute ideas that you can make with your kids, that are sure to make their Father’s Fathers’ Day this weekend, and so I’m sharing an early Friday Find today!

 Each image is linked to the original idea via Pinterest..

Hands down, best Dad ever…

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My Dad Rocks!!!

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Daddy’s Golf course…now this one is awesome! 8093854e7f8f61d915470293f1aca517

Following in my Dad’s footsteps…

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I’m hooked on Daddy…

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My little footprint..

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And possibly my favourite. A little time consuming, but how worth it would it be if you had multiple generations! A beautiful gift for Dads and Grandads!139e45f8450e20657919d3e361326f4f

For more ideas for Fathers’ Day gifts to make with your kids, visit my Pinterest Board here.

Happy Fathers’ Day!

kate

I’m no Martha Stewart, but…

I’m no Martha Stewart, but…

I’m no Martha Stewart, but I have to admit, I do love a bit of DIY crafting. It must be the Primary School Teacher in me. There is nothing more exciting than a glue gun, some patterned scissors and some Pinterest inspiration.

Recently, I’ve been decorating my kid’s new bedrooms. There have been so many gorgeous things I’ve bought, many from local businesses, but I have to say that there has been nothing better than making my own decorations and adding them to their walls. There is something about knowing that you have put your love into things for your kids. It may not turn out as wonderful as the photo you saw on Pinterest, but if you choose things that are simple enough, you can’t go wrong. It’s a lot cheaper too, and many businesses have DIY kits that help you to source the parts, but put them together yourself!

Some of my favourites have been…

The felt ball garland. As easy as pie, all you need is some felt balls, thick thread and a needle. I purchased these balls from Felt Foxes in packs of 50 for under $20! This one was made by myself, and Ella helped me choose the colours.

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Another garland, this time in classic black. Perfect for a little boy’s room. Sorry no, Hudson didn’t lend a hand with this one!

 

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This one was made by my dear friend Janine. A name canvas. A beautiful way to welcome people to your room.

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Whilst I didn’t actually make these letters, this OMM Design banner allows you to create your own magic, words of wisdom and inspiration! I reviewed this product last week and you can read it here.

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A simple Tea Towel in an Ikea Frame!

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And probably my favourite would have to be these button hearts. I saw them on Pinterest when Ella is born, and headed to spotlight for supplies to put them together. They took a while (I’m talking months), but when I had time I made them bit by bit, and I think they look beautiful in her new room.

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So whether it’s a large project or a small one, there is nothing nicer and more satisfying than creating something for your own children, and seeing it on their walls. It may not stay there forever, but whilst they love it, I will too.

kate

Friday Find: Keep the ANZAC memory alive

Friday Find: Keep the ANZAC memory alive

This week’s Friday Find is a simple one, yet it could have a profound effect on your family. Today I share with you some simple ideas to help keep the ANZAC memory alive with your children. As the Great Grand Daughter of a soldier who fought at Gallipoli, I am very passionate about teaching our young children about the sacrifices made by those brave Men and Women so many years ago. Hopefully the lessons learned will ensure that our children will never have to face a time where they will have to go to war to fight for peace and freedom.

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I have created a simple Pinterest Board with lots of ideas, books and creative ways to teach your children about the ANZAC legend. I hope it helps you help keep the ANZAC memory alive. Simply Click on the link below…

Click here to visit my ANZAC Pinterest Board

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kate

 

Friday Find: Egg-xcellent ideas for Easter

Friday Find: Egg-xcellent ideas for Easter

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….

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Another gorgeous Easter card…I can see this one being brought out for the 21st’s!

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Striped Easter eggs….

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Simple ideas for decorating eggs with kids…the egg beater is genius!

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and finally…these super cute Easter Egg Baskets made from good old Toilet Roll holders (or glad wrap tubes if you are hygiene conscious) !

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Here is hoping you find something that will suit your family. You can check out these and more ideas on my Egg-xcellent Easter Pinterest Board here. You can also check out Little Melbourne’s Easter board with other ideas here.

kate

Friday Finds: Girls’ room Pinspiration

Friday Finds: Girls’ room Pinspiration

This week for Friday Finds, I’m sharing some gorgeous Pinterest ideas for little Girls’ rooms (sorry boys). Given that our renovation is in full swing, I’ve started to think about Ella’s room when we move back in, hopefully in just under three months time. We don’t know the sex of baby Korber no.2, so we’ll be keeping that room pretty neutral. I’m pretty excited however, to give Ella’s room a new face lift to reflect her growing interests and personality. Even though I love, loved her nursery (as seen on Babyology here), her old room will become our new room, and so we have had no choice but to change things up!

Here are some ideas that have got me a little excited..

Designed by Petite Vintage Interiors, Freya and Sibila’s room was featured on Down that Little Lane this week. The light up letters are just to die for…

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 This silver sequinned ‘love’ cushion from Max & Me (available from Down that Little Lane) is a must have for Ella’s new ‘big girl’ bed!

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From the Incy Interiros Facebook page, this idea board is just divine…particularly love the cloud hanger

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and a little bit more…can’t get enough of the pink chair as a side table, and the ‘isn’t she lovely’ cushion by Empire Lane, also available at Down that Little Lane.

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After a few years of pining over these beautiful reading nooks, it is a must do for Ella’s new room..

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and finally, Holly’s room, also designed by Petite Vintage Interiors, has to be one of my all time favs. Such a beautiful room, if I were Holly, I would never come out!

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So much to get excited about in these designs. All I can say is thank God for Pinterest!

You can follow my ‘Kids’ wonderland’ Pinterest board here.

You can also follow: Petite Vintage Interiors, Down that Little Lane, Max & Me and Incy Interiors.

kate

*All images are linked to their original source

Reno wish list…

Reno wish list…

Renovating brings with it many challenges and frustrations. However it also brings a sense of excitement and wonder as your house becomes a blank canvas, ready for you to create your own masterpiece. Our ‘old’ house contained many furnishings that we love and cannot wait to re-home in the new spaces we are creating. We also, however, have had the chance to clear out the clutter and get rid of many things that we no longer want. This includes a white leather couch, and white dining table with chairs. We love white, but it does not mix well with toddlers and pets. Let’s just say we have learnt our lesson…

I’ve often said that I wish I could go back in time and get married in the ‘Pinterest’ era. Not to say that I would change anything, but being a Pinterest fan, I would have loved the chance to pin all of the amazing ideas and creations to my own board. The next best thing is being able to create my own ‘Renovation’ Pinterest board. This has been a great way to capture ideas, big or small, and store them in one place. I can also share the board with my husband, so our design can grow and we can literally be on the same page!

Here are some of the key ideas / design features we are hoping to incorporate into our renovation…

The window splashback….beautifully light and brings the outside in..

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A fireplace above a concrete hearth…

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Long, white subway tiles…beautifully classic but still modern

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The Oak Chairs from the amazing Mark Tuckey..these are my absolute favourite…

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Concrete…

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Industrial lighting..

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and an amazing entertaining area, just a step out from our living room…

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Whilst we live amongst the dust and dirt, we will keep our eye on the prize (and budget) and hope that some of these renovation dreams become a reality!

To follow my Renovation board on Pinterest, click here.

kate

*Images are linked to their original source via Pinterest.

Friday Finds: Last Minute Gifts made by the Kids!

Friday Finds: Last Minute Gifts made by the Kids!

If you are anything like me, things have just gotten away from you this Christmas! I normally send cards out, bake treats and generally have things to give to others! This year, a combination of work, having a toddler and being pregnant has meant that I’ve had no time to do any of these things (sorry friends and family). Lucky though, Pinterest saves the day with loads of little last minute gifts that can be made by the kids! I love the idea of giving Christmas ornaments to family and friends, as they bring them out each year and remember how little and precious our kids once were!

Here are a few of my favourites…

Salt dough hand print ornaments! Capture those tiny hands. Click on the link for the recipe!

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Decorations made from pipe cleaners, beads and other odds and sodds..

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Button Christmas Trees – cute as a button 🙂

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Hand print Snowmen –  in Australia we can only dream!

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Scrabble ornaments just for Grandparents!

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and my all time favourite…polystyrene sequined balls. This is something I made with my students each year. They take forever, but if you have kids old enough, you will appreciate this and relish the peace! (just make sure you have enough pins!)

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With only 4 sleeps to go, hopefully some of these ideas will save the day for you!

For my Christmas inspiration, follow my Christmas Wonderland Pinterest Board here.

kate

*Each image is linked to it’s original Pinterest source.