I honestly thought that I’d have a full blown post at this point compete with all the details and photos..and most importantly all the feels that this night, and this month bring to my little creative heart. But here we are at night, with a super tired mama mind and body, unclear if if what Im about to type will even make sense…so essentially it’s a freefall super fast zip trip through my head about this little tradition of ours…Ladies and gents…Our 4th Annual Potter Night…
If ever there was time we were all about the snack life, it would definitely be NOW, in lockdown! Every minute is a valid snack time, am I right? Granted the same could be said about toddlers in general. 😉 And when it comes to our littles, we’re always trying to find a good quality snack…
Personally, that means even if it only means that we’re ensuring some solid nutritious snacks in between a few other goodies that might go down now and again (4th child realities, people).Its reassuring to know that they are getting natural and organic snacks that are not only delicious but giving them the nutrients good for their development of their young little bodies and brains. Now, thanks to the awesome folks at FreeBees PR & Marketing, along with Happy Family Organics, ONE of you lucky folks will get to enjoy a Happy Family Organics Hamper worth Continue reading
If there is something in the house of toddlers we cannot ever seem to have enough of, it would be sippy cups! (Ok, fine, snacks too…but we definitely are always in need of proper sippy cups) I know there are mamas all over the country refilling the cups of constantly dehydrated toddlers, nodding their heads in agreement! 😉 We certainly, as a family of four kiddies, are always on the look out for a proper sippy cup that ticks all our boxes of what makes a great and practical cup.
So when Freebees PR and Marketing offered us a test run of the Vital Baby Hydrate Free Flow Cup, for us to review, along with the Vital Wean and Store Pots, I was in! We gave it a solid test run – from in car picnics to on the go snacking and drinking, and even park time snacking, I think we gave it a pretty good go. And here’s what we think…
Guys, for those who’ve stuck around with me after all these years, I think by now you’d know that when I say “cookies are my jam”, I MEAN IT! I love making them, I love trying new FUN recipes, I love different cookie concepts, and I certainly LOVE consuming them! So its safe to say that we always have some home-made cookies ready to go in our home. And these Apple Cookies are my latest favourite thing to make!
The colours, the shape, the ease – just all of it – have my cookie loving soul dancing. And trust me they ARE easier to make than you think. And what’s nice is that using this method you can keep some and save for later. They are perfect for school themed parties, teacher gifts, picnics, or just because. Now because of the nature of this, I had to put a video together for it, as its easier to SHOW you how than to describe how. Continue reading
Yeah, I know, celebrating a birthday now in Covid Lockdown won’t be the same…but it is what it is, and there’s certainly no fun in moping around about it. I’ll tell where there is fun, though…its right where you create it!;) There’s always fun to be had, you just gotta want it. So, all my little May babies..and possibly even June babies (sorry, guys, just doing the maths here on our health stats, and it doesn’t look good), if you’re a bit stuck for ideas, this one is for you! (Also I started writing this a while ago, so, this now extends to us July babies…and August, September, October?)
Guys…I’m no sweet tooth, but I also never shyed away from any delectable affair. And those that know me well, know that I’ll put it away for points if you let me. Especially if its baked cheesecake or brownies!(dont forget waffles, but for poetic license Im just gonna focus the 2 former goodies). Gosh, I LOVE cheesecake, and I’d passionately smash a brownie…but put them together? Oh Lawd, you’ll have me whistling dixie all the way to heaven!
And this recipe does just that! And what’s even better is that it is SUPER simple and quick to make – that’s like the Continue reading
Brownies are totes the new Banana Bread of Lockdown,right?…Or maybe it’s just me. Or maybe I’ve always just been a brownie fiend and will always have a weakness for them, regardless of lockdown. But this is the one thing I’ve been making every week in lockdown, so it’s kind of become quite a staple in our home. And now we’ve added these TWO divine variances to the mix, and I just cant get enough. There’s another Continue reading
The postpartum period is a time like no other. That delicate period of cocooning, discovering and unfolding with your new little bundle(s) that follows birthing them into this world. It is a special time where once more your body does some amazing transformations, and you and baby dedicate yourselves to finding your rhythm, get to know each other and forge your bonds. It’s a paradoxical time of newness, excitement and monotony. And amidst all that, your hormones are roller-coastering, your sleep is dramatically reduced beyond your control, and your stamina and ability to maintain your poise gets tested like never before.
There is just so much morphing constantly, between baby AND you, at rate which almost feels impossible to keep up with. And, if not done with proper support or mindset, it could leave you reeling and depleted. Which is not the ideal way to start your mothering journey off. Your world changes, as do your perspectives – so radically, yet Continue reading
Call me heavily influenced by the 80’s American Kid or whatever, but I always so keen on creating a time capsule. It just seemed like the “neatest” thing to do as a kid. Can you imagine being the one to find some one else’s time capsule from say 50 years ago?!! Wow!
And even with my own kids I’ve always wanted to do this. Now, in the time of Covid, I think the sparks flew even bigger, so much so when I saw another mom on IG share a free resource on this time capsule, I was all in! I mean, yes, we’ve been journaling our lockdown (almost) every morning, so we have record of all that, and it’s helping the kids sort through their emotions, but Continue reading
This very day is forever emblazoned in my mind..a thousand thoughts streaming at me and through me…The day we found out we had a FOURTH little something something baking in my oven..even though I only just returned to work. It was a day of feeling both great emancipation, and heavenly bliss..and whilst those two emotions sound like a packaged deal, they actually each came from the very opposite ends of the spectrum of having babies…I know that sentence didn’t make much sense at all…but read on and it should become clear.
We had just had our third darling child…and it was both an enormous and gratifying sensation witnessing, and getting to embrace how our dreams of having a big family were unfolding for us. I mean, we finally crossed that line where the kids now outnumbered us. A particularly joyous crossing, after only but riding that same wave a few months before, then crashing into Continue reading