Saturday, April 19, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I have seen some real 'beauties' while house hunting. Some in very original condition. Here are some of the things I have seen last weekend.
|Very original round bath|
|Very original tiles|
|Wondrous indoor garden 'feature'|
|This kitchen bench is pretty retro and I thought it was pretty cool|
|Amazing vinyl floor in a kitchen|
|Grrrrrrr. I've got the eye of the Tiger|
|I liked this retro light|
|I actually loved this very cool shed that still had cool storage with rusty nails in them|
|I nearly wanted to buy this house just for this shed|
|LOVED these aqua ladders|
|Checking out a little anodized planter hanging in the garden.|
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I decided to make my own Pinata as I could not find any pineapple pinata's anywhere.
This cost me a total of under $4 to make!
It was a fun activity to do with the kids, done in small lots over a week to allow for drying time.
|Blow up a good pineapple shaped balloon and secure to a heavy mug with tape. Tear up paper, dip it into the glue and cover the entire balloon with 1 layer of the paper.|
|I looked up several recipes for the glue, some involved complicated cooking. In the end all I did was mix some pva glue that I already had with water, about 50:50.|
|After that 1st layer dried, the following day we repeated this step to a total of 3 layers. If I ever make this again, I would only do 2 layers as it turned out a bit to hard to smash open as quickly as the kids would have liked.|
|Once this was very dry, we cut it of the cup, which left a perfect size opening to add the tropical themed lollies.|
|Then we added the string and green cardboard leaves cut with serrated scissors. Then hit away.|
The pineapple pinata was an absolute hit! (Corny pun intended). Lou xo
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Finally, a chance to post the pics from our son's party in the park from several months ago. It was a great afternoon with all things park-ish!
|Made from a meringue, a wafer stick, stuck together with chocolate and dusted with cocoa.|
|Honey crackles made by Mum! I made the little bee flags us of tape and just painted the bees on.|
|My sister brought along these balloons and handed one to each child at the end.|
|Cupcakes made by Mum too, after I had a cupcake recipe crisis the morning of the party. I then iced them added green coconut and a liitle sport decoration bought from Coles.|
|Chocolate cake, toped with green icing and coconut and sports chocs stich into plastic coated wire from Bunnings.|
|Milk arrowroots, topped with icing to look like footballs.|
|One of the most popular items was the healthy options of the veggie platter and small apples. |
Also the frogs in a pond were at hit with the kids.
|Sporty games run by Hubby. He did a great job!|