Being a Mum is hard. Seriously. Hard. Work. I'm always gifted at least a weekend off in May though. My birthday and Mother's Day are usually within days of each other. Which is great actually. I can find myself relaxing and only having to fold one load of washing over 3 days. (Of course that… Continue reading A Day for Mum.
I realise that the things I feel, will not bring fame, or money, or a career. But they give me something so much more.
Oh painting. We love it. We hate it. Or rather I just hate cleaning up. But somedays it's just a must. I am happy to say, the boys still love these paints! Soon after this though, we moved onto watercolours. Those boys are ambitious with their art! x
We've started a few new traditions as the season progresses. New advent calendar activities. Making heaps of things by hand, and of course, buying handmade things. And always, the elusive "In front of the Christmas Tree" portrait. Oh well. One day… Continue reading More Handmade Christmas Goodness!
Let the kids decorate the tree, they said. It'll be fun, they said. Actually, it was fun! They loved it! After they hung 90% of the ornaments in the lowest three branches of the old van Hulst family tree, we finished up our Christmas cards. And after they were in bed, 80% of the… Continue reading Getting Christmas Ready!
Are we an artsy fartsy family? .... Ooooh Yeah. There is nothing more satisfying for my boys than completing a piece of art to give to someone. They love painting, drawing, really anything crafty. So, needless to say, we were stoked to get this amazing gift pack of beautiful Educational Colours paint to try out! But not… Continue reading Educational Colours Paint Review & GIVEAWAY – Kiwi Mummy Blogs
I hope everyone had a fantastic and spooky Halloween! This year was (finally) the first year we had our Pumpkin Carving Party here in NZ. It was a blast! Even though no one was able to get any of those great orange pumpkins (there is definitely a market for them if someone is keen!) we… Continue reading Goodbye October, Hello November!
I'm a serial second hand clothing purchaser. There, I said it. I love Thrifting. And yes, Thrifting must be capitalised. Over the years, I've found a few tips and tricks that work when buying pre-loved clothes and this is one of my most used techniques at the moment. Over the past couple of years, since… Continue reading Quick Tip for Buying Second Hand Clothes
I have always loved silhouette portraits. I imagined them on the walls of old Victorian era homes, filled with generations of families. There's something so simple about them. But while we may not live in the Victorian era, and there are new cutting machines that make this a breeze, I felt it was something that needs to be… Continue reading How to Make a Silhouette Portrait
December is a HUGE month for us. Jacob's birthday, the boys' birthday, Christmas, New Years, friends and family visiting, the parties and BBQs that happen almost every single weekend... Huge.I'm starting early. Sort of. I started making bows - last year! But I have a list a mile long of everything else I need to… Continue reading Speaking of holidays…