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A collection of art and craft idea to help children learn about Anzac Day.

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Create beautiful moments and memories spending time with your kids doing som fun easter crafts. There are so many cute Easter craft ideas floating around the web at the moment, hope you enjoy some I have shared.

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This is a guest post by Christie Burnett from Childhood 101 Given my passion for art as a means for children learning and self-expression, I am often asked which art supplies I recommend as must-haves in a home art cupboard. While we definitely have a few favourites on high rotation, these are my top picks for […]

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To be completely honest my hubby and I don’t celebrate Valentines Day, but I always do a little something for the kids just to let them know how much I love them. Usually it’s a little heart chocolate or note in their lunchbox, but this year it falls on a weekend so I could be […]

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  • Oh gosh everything is just so gorgeous. I can’t go past your triple chocolate cheesecake though – that looks amazing!!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is so good, Lucy.:) But ooh so addictive too lol!ReplyCancel

  • I like “Will you beer my Valentine?” It’s funny and creative. There are other interesting Valentine’s day gifts in this post too. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It’s very cute.:)ReplyCancel

  • Some really great ideas! I love how simple but effective the cut out watermelon hearts are too! :DReplyCancel

Do you have lots of left over Christmas meat that you want to use up?  I have shared a few of my favourite recipes to use up left overs below, hope you enjoy! Left over meat storage We usually slice up all the meat so it’s easy to get to for future lunch and dinners.  I […]

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  • Kat

    We’re having a bunch of friends over for New Years who are all going to stay over, so this year leftover ham will be used for ham & egg rolls on the bbq for the recovery breakfast!
    And the turkey will be for sandwiches and for a brown rice, turkey & apple salad with cranberry sauce vinaigrette for Boxing Day dinner.ReplyCancel

  • I’m baking my ham tomorrow and will definitely be using some if these recipes to use up the leftovers!ReplyCancel

I was so honoured when asked by Stockland if I would contribute some of my Christmas Organising Ideas to their easychristmas.com.au website …. would love to, you know me I LOVE Christmas! Easychristmas.com.au is filled with some Christmas inspiration, recipes gift ideas and handy tips so that you can enjoy all your special Christmas moments.  Pop into your […]

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  • Greta

    Kat, I just love how simple your tips are, I always hurt my back wrapping presents on the floor, never ever considered using the ironing board, sheer brilliance.ReplyCancel

My kids have such a blast making reindeer food each year and it’s also such a wonderful gift to give another child.  Sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve so the reindeer’s have something scrumptious to eat.  Last year we made some as little gifts to give the kids friends.  There are 3 great Reindeer […]

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Over the past few years I have made icecream gift boxes up to give to friends.  This is a beautiful gift to give a family…. a DVD, some popcorn and ice-cream pack, a nice reason to relax and enjoy some time together as a family. What you will need: Decorative box to place contents in, […]

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  • Bronwyn

    What size Mason jars did you use? They look ~100ml.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Bronwyn, yes they are around that size. Although i did get bigger ones as well just because my husband enjoys a bigger salad than me.ReplyCancel

We found this fabric last year at Spotlight, a DIY Christmas Bunting fabric sheet.  I have found in previous years this has sold out very quickly, so when I saw it, I grab a length straight away. I then used pinking shears to cut around each triangle.  This saved me time, rather than sewing a seam around each. […]

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  • I love this! We are having a Christmas party very soon at our house and this idea will be perfect.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh wonderful, Briohny.:)ReplyCancel

This is a guest post from reader Carissa G Thank you to one of our readers, Carissa for sending through a step by step tutorial for making a Christmas Lantern, a perfect table centrepiece. Before An old unused lantern. Step 1 Clean lantern ready for painting Step 2 Paint lantern.  I used a brush, however you […]

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It was Teacher Appreciation Day recently.  My youngest daughters teacher has been absolutely amazing this year and whilst I admit I forgot it was teacher appreciation Day until the night before I wanted to take the time with Miss 9 to put something together for her teacher.  A little thank you from us for always […]

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  • Caroline

    I love these!My children are all grown up now but they would make good gifts for neighbours I’ll be making some for mine this year.ReplyCancel