Friday, April 8, 2011

Potato Chip Tortilla by retromummy

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Oh. Yeah. How amazing is this idea?!! Click here for the easiest recipe around.

And yes. I'm talking potato chip as in potato crisps.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

How to Frost a Really Smooth Cake by giverslog on Tip Junkie

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Personally, I'm after all of the cake decorating tips I can get!! Here is a good step-by-step on getting that icing perfectly smooth.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Computer Time/Game Time Tickets for Kids by A Lemon Squeezy Home

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Fabulous idea for anyone wanting to keep track of their kids computer/gaming time. I love the fact they can be exchanged for pocket money, too!

Free download available here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Scones by Paisley Jade

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A scone recipe that doesn't require "cutting in" the butter? Yes, please!


Paisley Jade has just answered my dreams with her scone recipe.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thick Caramel by Haniela

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The blurb on the blog about this caramel?

This is the yummiest caramel you'll ever make. I can't even describe how good this is.
I kept going to the fridge and snacking on caramel.
Now I dare you not to click here and make a batch for yourself!
 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Money Cuff by A Lemon Squeezy Home

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This is such a fabulous idea for any school-aged child (or any child that needs to take money somewhere). Love, love, love it!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dr Seuss Bag by Living with Punks

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Living with Punks has been mentioned on jot before....but with so many Dr Seuss fans out there how could we not mention this bag? Click here for the tutorial.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sesame Crackers by Imagination Overload

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Have you ever tried making your own crackers? According to Fay at Imagination Overload it is pretty easy and pretty tasty. Click here for the recipe!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

6-Layer Rich Chocolate Malted & Toasted Marshmallow Cake by Sweetapolita

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With a name like that, how could you not be intrigued? And yes, the method for a cake with just a massive name is also quite detailed...not something you will be just whipping up when you have a spare 10 minutes.

But, I dare you to give it a go ;) All the details (and delicious photos) are here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

DIY Front Facing Bookshelves by Helping Little Hands on Ucreate

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Why had this idea never crossed my mind before?? I think bookshelves and I think the standard, spines-facing-out style. This is a piece of art in its own right! Click here for the tutorial by Helping Little Hands, as featured on Ucreate.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tooth Fairy Pillow by pieceLove on Sew, Mama, Sew!

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We're not at the Tooth Fairy Stage in our household, yet. But I'll be getting one of these organised for when we are. Check out this great tutorial by pieceLove, as featured on Sew, Mama, Sew!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Swaddler that Fits! by I Make Stuff

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Another one to add to the list of Baby Welcome Gift possibilities. Click here to see the tutorial for an inspired swaddler idea by I Make Stuff.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Canvas Art by A girl and a glue gun

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Recently Fay from Imagination Overload shared two of her creations with us...she was inspired by this tutorial by A girl and a glue gun.

I love both, but Fay's choice of colours and stencil are divine!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Basic Messenger Bag by mmmcrafts

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You can do so much with a basic messenger bag to make it suitable for girls, boys, adults or kids. Click here for a good tutorial by mmmcrafts (and have a look around for other fabulous tutorials and free patterns!).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Reversible Cheeky Trousers by I Make Stuff on Project Run and Play

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Love the fabric choice on these trousers! Plus, they look super comfy...wonder if the pattern can be easily adjusted to make an adult pair?

Click here for I Make Stuff's tutorial for Reversible Cheeky Trousers, as featured on Project Run and Play.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Felt Rosette Hair Clip by Living with Punks on momtastic

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I love Living with Punks' work..a very clever lady. Here is her latest tutorial (as featured on momtastic) for a simple Felt Rosette Hair Clip.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Free Barbie Dress Pattern by Sky Turtle

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Do you have Barbie dolls in your life? If so, you need this link...click here to get your free Barbie dress pattern from Sky Turtle.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Heart Reveal Cake by i am baker

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Maddie over at li'l magoolie featured this amazing tutorial from i am baker recently...and I have made a pact to make it for my DH for his next birthday (shhhh...don't tell). Probably using different colours/flavours, and not looking as perfect as i am baker's version, either!

How amazing is that cake?! Click here to read how you can create one of your own.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sewing 101 by retro mummy

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New to sewing? Here is some good information from a master seamstress on how to get started. retro mummy has even included a video.

What to do with leftover Egg Whites by Haniela's

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Wonder no longer! Haniela has put together a great list of amazing ways to put your leftover egg whites to use...some easier than others, admittedly, but there should be an option for everyone.

And even if you're not interested in leftover egg white uses, just pop over to have a look at Haniela's gorgous photos.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Old Fashioned Caramel Cake by Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM!

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I don't think this cake needs any "selling" or convincing....the photo was completely enough to make it a winner for me! Check out this drool-worthy recipe in full here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Moon Sand by Couturier Mommy

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The hot Summer days require lots of outdoor activities and this is one you'll definitely want to keep for outside.  Get the how to here

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Women's Socks into Girl's Tights by Choose To Thrive

























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When this popped up in my blog reader I knew I had to share.  No, I don't have a girl nor do I intend to dress Mr4 as one but I know a lot of Mum's would probably like the idea of extending the life of their girl's tights.  Get the how to here

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DIY Vanilla Extract by Tip Junkie / Pizzazzerie

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I love this idea simply because now I know how to make my own vanilla extract...the fact that it can be made into a great gift is the icing on the cake. Check out Courtney's tutorial on how to make your own vanilla extract. It couldn't be easier!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Entertainment Unit to Play Kitchen by Sutton Grace


























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Follow these step by step instructions to make your little ones an awesome play kitchen!  Find the tutorial here

Friday, January 28, 2011

Peppermint Lip Balm by SouleMama

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What can I say?  Make lip balm for yourself or as a gift with these easy instructions from SouleMama

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Sleepover Pillowcase by A Lemony Squeezy Home

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A very handy idea for families with kids of all ages...this tutorial is very easy to follow, with loads of photos to help you along the way!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

DIY Starburst Mirror by Under The Table and Dreaming

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Stephanie Lynn has some amazing crafts you can try on her blog Under The Table and Dreaming - who would have thought with a pack of skewers, a glue gun and a mirror you could create one of these.  Find the how to here

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Paper Cutting Templates by Scherenschnitte

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Love silhouettes but want to extend yourself beyond your child's profile?  Scherenschnitte has a number of free cutting templates for both adults and children.  Find them here

Friday, January 21, 2011

Free Party Invitations by Kids Party Invites

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Kids Party Invites is a free resource provided by Simone (of Greatfunkids) for planning the best children's parties.  From trains to dinosaurs to fairies to pool parties, there really is something for everyone.  While you're there print out the party planning list so you know on the day you'll be completely organised.  
Find the invites here and the planner here

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog Tips and Tricks by Greatfun4kids

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I love Simone's blogging tips and her latest post doesn't disappoint.  She will walk you through photo frames and collages, blog buttons, and new blogger features like fancy fonts and backgrounds.  Want to know more?  Find it here

How to disable right click on your blog by Design it Chic

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Worried about others stealing your 'stuff'?  Disabling the right click function should offer a little more protection.  Find the how to here

Sunday, January 16, 2011

No-Sew Ribbon Mobile by Prudent Baby

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Baby Shower to attend and not sure what to give?  Make them a Ribbon Mobile - no sewing involved!
Find the how to here

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Resolutions Poster by Li'l Magoolie

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Talented and generous - Maddie has designed this wonderful printout just for you
My favourite resolution: Don't forget to breathe
Get your resolution poster here

Happy Birthday Renee!


Wishing you a wonderful year full of happiness.

Fabric Tape by Vintage Mum, Modern Child

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A great idea to help use up those scraps of fabric and to save some $$'s on expensive designer tape! Check it out here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Animal Sewing Cards by Just Something I Made

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Lacing activities are great for young hands and are a good introduction to sewing.  You can print these out for free!  Find them here

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Self-binding Blanket by Piece N Quilt

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This is a tried, tested and loved tutorial for me. Self-binding is easy, but very effective for many different projects - go here for an easy-to-follow tutorial.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby Capsule Cover by Make it Do

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I recently made this capsule cover for a friend expecting a bub in February. It was amazingly easy and I just loved the finished product. Check out the tutorial here.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

DIY Scratch Off Lottery Ticket by ArtMind

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I love this idea! An easy tutorial to make your own scratch off lottery tickets...a fantastic idea for kids' parties, or even adults'!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

How to Turn a PowerPoint Presentation into JPG Images by 1st Floor Flat

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I have a lot of time for the lovely Susie Jefferson - she has been an absolute star and huge help with all of the customising I have done on my personal blog! She is always happy to answer questions and is so giving with all of her information and tutorials. Go here for her blog on all things computery and bloggy. And here is her latest tutorial on converting a PowerPoint presentation into JPG so you can display it on your blog.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Choosing Age Appropriate Books by Better Children's Books

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Choosing books for children can sometimes be a little daunting.  Better Children's Books has a few key tips for choosing the best books for your child.  Find them here

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Beeswax Crayons by Honey Stick Crayons

Honey Sticks are New Zealand Made with local beeswax and non-toxic pigments.  Their chunky design makes them perfect for smaller hands (and more difficult for the older ones to break!) and they have that wonderful scent of honey.  There are numerous retailers including Iko Iko in Wellington, Nature Baby in Grey Lynn, The Vault (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch) and online stores such as Baby Baby

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cheeky Monkey Parenting Forum and Store


Cheeky Monkey is a New Zealand parenting forum run by parents who all have one thing in common - the need for a place to seek advice from other parents.  It is a wonderful supportive community where you can brag away or even have a bit of a rant.  Find it here

While you're there check out the Cheeky Monkey Store stocked with products from small New Zealand businesses and WAHMs.  Find the store here

Monday, January 3, 2011

15 Great New Year's Resolutions by All Women Stalk




















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Each year millions of us make New Year's Resolutions.  Sometimes they just don't work out but this year I'll be borrowing a few things from Jennifer's list including getting more sleep, eating more healthily and setting aside 'me' time.