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How to do an amazing, cheap and lazy Christmas

How to have an amazing Christmas, without much effort or expense! Here’s where you’ll get to know me a bit better – I am lazy when it comes to Christmas. Last year it was at my best friend’s mums house, other years it’s been at my parents or when I was married sometimes at my […]

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4 tips for a cheap Valentine’s Day

Personally, I have never been into nor celebrated Valentine’s Day. My parents didn’t and it just didn’t seem like an important day to me. I didn’t want my partner doing stuff on a particular day because society expected it. I wanted him to do things spontaneously because he wanted to, which is how our relationship […]

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DIY Flower Girl Gifts

With wedding season’s arrival, I thought it would be fun to share one of the craftier things I did for my wedding.  I didn’t DIY a whole lot, but one thing I really wanted to make was the flower girl’s gift.  It’s a bundle of flower petals from the big day that she can keep […]

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How to etch glass

I’ve been wanting to try glass etching for a while now. I love the frosted look and liked the idea of doing it at home. I finally got some etching cream at a reasonable price and decided to start small with a jar. It was very easy and took 20min total. The more complicated your […]

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DIY Fathers Day Trophy

Fathers Day is only a few weeks away so now is a great time to start getting the kids to make a few presents. This year my husband is getting a couple of ‘Best Dad’ trophies. The kids had such a good time making them and they don’t cost much at all. What you need: […]

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How to make a Draculaura Cushion

I have a niece who loves Monster High. I didn’t even know what it was until she told me about it and it was quite an eye opener! Her birthday was last month and so I wanted to make her a Monster High something. She already has a lot of the merchandise and a costume […]

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Recipe in a jar

It’s school fair time again here and my sons class has been given the ‘Recipe in a jar’ stall. I’m helping organise it and it seems that while everyone loves the idea of getting one a lot of people aren’t sure how to go about making one. There are recipes all over the net for […]

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Make your own necklaces

With school holidays just around the corner, sometimes little fingers can go creeping through your jewellery boxes. I occasionally have little fingers trying to stash my accessories into their pockets before they go home to their Mum. So if you have a similar problem to me, here’s a fun way to help keep those little […]

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DIY Chocolate Bouquet

Have you ever seen the chocolate bouquet pots and thought they looked wonderful but didn’t want to pay the advertised price? Well for the cost of the chocolates and a few things most people have at home you can create your own. What you need: Chocolates Skewers Tape Styrofoam ball Tissue paper Bucket or jar […]

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Grandpa Cupcakes

For some reason each year we manage to forget Grandpas birthday, it’s in my calendar but always sneaks up on us. This year we remembered the night before and as he was coming in the morning the kids and I whipped up a batch of Grandpa Cupcakes to make him feel special. We tried our […]

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