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Fun and creative kids easter bonnet ideas for both boys and girls – I’ve put together a great selection of ideas for you including step by step tutorials.

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  • Sadly our kids new school doesn’t do an easter hat parade :-( I am going to miss it, but agitate for them to start one next year :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My kids school didn’t do them last year either and I was so disappointed as I found it so much fun when I was younger. No word about it at the new school, but then again, my youngest is in Grade 5 so perhaps she maybe too old :(ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina, what a great round-up of Easter bonnets. Soooo cute! Can’t wait for our parade on Thurs. Thanks also for including my Easter hat tutorials on Bondville. So lovely of you. Steph xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My pleasure Steph x
      Ooh i hope all the kiddies have fun on Thursday.:)ReplyCancel

Weekly meal plan family friendly recipe Ideas to help you work out what to cook for dinner

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  • Yum! I’ve just grabbed some chicken out of the freezer but now I need to make the big decision of whether to make your pasta bake, spaghetti or the burritos… they all look great!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL i totally hear what you are saying, Lucy! They are all so yummy.:)ReplyCancel

A lovely meal for a cold night, sausages are always a hit in our home,we love a bit of mash and sauce/gravy. This is a thermomix recipe,I’ve made a delicious Sausage Strogonoff before that you will enjoy as a regular stove top recipe. Ingredients: 8 thin beef sausages 1 onions, brown, peeled and quartered 1 […]

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  • Kimberly

    Hi Kat,
    This devilled sauce is a favourite in our house too! On BBQ night at our place, we cook up a huge 24 pack of sausages, the kids eat a few, then I dice up the remaining into 2 or 3 portions and freeze them. So easy to whip up the sauce in my thermomix and throw in the diced sausages to warm. 10 minutes and dinner is served with salad and pasta or rice! And the 24 pack gives us 3 or 4 meals! =)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic idea, Kimberly! I love it.:)ReplyCancel

I had quite a few zucchini’s that I needed to use up recently so I made the kids some Cheesy Zucchini & Ham breadfor their lunch boxes. I was pleasantly surprised that they loved it and asked for it again the next day. Thelunchbox below can be found here. This is a great way to […]

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  • Kaitlyn

    Perfect timing I have quite a few zucchini’s that need using up, I’m going to make this for afternoon tea for the kids.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I’m sure they will love it, Kaitlyn.:)ReplyCancel

  • Mmm, this looks good! Definitely giving it a go! If I cut into slices, would I be able to freeze them to extend the life? Pinned so I can remember!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Sure i think it would freeze just fine.:)ReplyCancel

  • I have a very similar recipe, I love zucchini bread! The corn and ham really makes it tasty! I haven’t made it for awhile so thanks for inspiring me to make it again.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Kelly.:) My kids just love this recipe.:)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Silk

    Do you have a Thermomix recipe for it?ReplyCancel

  • Yum! I haven’t tried your recipes before but I think this one would be a great one to start with! Always looking for ways to get veggies into my toddler’s tummy! :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you Lauren.:) It is a wonderful way of adding in extra vegetables and the kids just love it.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kat I swear you must be a fly on my wall! I was just saying that I need to use up some zucchinis! This is going to be perfect. Thank you – I’m off to make it now (all ready for lunch!).ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL if only I would really enjoy eating all your yummy baking!! Our local fruit and veg shop put together cheap zucchini packs, so we often have spares at the end of the week, hope your kids enjoy this one too!ReplyCancel

I often mention ‘purgingclutter‘in my cleaning and decluttering tasks. To me purgehas many meanings. When I refer to purge I mean for you to doone ofthe following with the item you are ready to part with: Donate This item still needs to befully functional, clean and in good condition. I have a basket in my […]

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  • Erin

    I like to donate on my local Pay it Forward facebook page. That way I know it’s going to someone who needs it.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Love this idea, Erin!Good on you.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kody

    I just cleaned my bathroom as per my weekly cleaning checklist and decided it was time to declutter and get rid of my wrought iron towel holders. Advertised on a local fb buy, swap, sell and the sold 1 minute late and were gone within the hour.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      WOW That is fantastic Kody! Good on you, a good clean out and making extra money at the same time!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Can you publish instructions on how to sell on the local facebook page please?ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette O'Meara-Corral

    Hi. …the image with the little house and the quote looks to be by an author called Susan BranchReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You are wonderful thank you Jeanette, I am updating the post now!!ReplyCancel

Sweet and sour meatball recipe is enough to feed a family of 5 for 2 nights, serve with potato & vegetables then reheated on bread rolls the following night.

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  • These look so delicious Kat! I love the idea of adding the vegetables on top too :DReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It works perfectly, Lorraine and so super easy to make.:)ReplyCancel

  • fran

    Hi! I make this recipe for dinner today! It’s very simple, perfect! Greetings from Spain!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hw wonderful Fran.:) So glad you enjoyed it xReplyCancel

  • Meatballs are a big favourite in our house too Kat! I have never made a sweet and sour version though – what a fab idea! I’m going to have to make this recipe next time!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There are delicious,Lucy.:) And so easy to make, just a nice variation.:)ReplyCancel

  • Thank you Kat. This is going in my meal planner!! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    I also love the idea of the vegetables over the meatballs, so simple and trying this for the first time as meatballs are a quick and easy meal for my 3 kids (11, 8 and 4)… I have been going through your meal planning/recipes and I can proudly say I have 2 weeks orgainsed as I wrote down all the meat I have in my freezer and just worked around what my kids likes :)ReplyCancel

    • Tracey

      Just letting you know Katrina, my Kids loved it and so did my partner! A winner in this house and looks like it will be a favourite too. I also added both red and green capsicum for colour :)ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Fantastic! It is such a easy and delicious meal, perfect mid week dinner.:)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is wonderful, Tracey! I am so happy to har you have meal planned for the next two weeks! YAY i’m excited to hear that!.:) xReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    Lovely recipe Katrina ! I made these tonight and just added some red capsicum for colour. I used a mixture of Pork and Veal Mince to carry on the Asian theme of the recipe. As DH is working away from home – I used 1kg of mince and made two batches – we had one tonight and the other is in the freezer.
    I particularly loved this recipe because I could assemble it earlier in the day. When I got home from soccer training with my two youngest kiddos – I cooked up some rice and pre-heated the oven. Then I popped the meatball dish in the oven as I left to collect my eldest DD from dance practice. When we arrived home – dinner was practically on the table !
    Did you make this recipe up ? It’s a winner in my book – well done !!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is wonderful, Julia! It is a real winner in my house too.:) I love the idea of adding red capsicum, i too love to have a bit of colour in my meals, i think it looks nice on the plate.:)ReplyCancel

  • Sherelle Lock

    Can this be frozen?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely, Sherelle.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Great idea! I do something similar but put it in the slow cooker instead. YUM! We get 2 meals out of it too.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great idea in making them in the slow cooker! I love how it makes a lot, perfect for leftovers or to freeze and have another night!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    I love all of your easy recipes. Could I add a suggestion? I see you have a print button to print the recipe but what if you want to save the recipe in a folder for later? Could you possibly add a button to make it easier to save the recipe for later use.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Jenny, That is a fantastic idea! I don’t have a save button but it is something i could look into. The other alternative is you can save recipes in Evernotes.ReplyCancel

Typically when cleaning we dust surfaces, clean appliances and wash floors, but one of the most used areas in each room gets neglected and can be the most grotty… the light switch. This is another great task to do while on the phone, it only takes a matter of minutes and all your light switches will be dirt and germ free. Read further for my tip on how to clean a lightswitch

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  • Renee

    Hi,
    I love these weekly cleaning tasks, is there any way to subscribe to have it directly come to my email?ReplyCancel

  • Molly

    i do the light switches and power points when i clean each room. the light switches can get so grubby with little kids…ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That’s wonderful, Molly! It’s great that you keep on top of it, i must admit it is an area so easily overlooked.ReplyCancel

Here is a summary of all the quotes that I share on Facebook and in the newsletters into one blog post, as an easy reference to refer back to when youneed a little inspiration. all images were created by and copyright to The Organised Housewife February’s 2015 Daily Inspiration

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  • Mascha

    I always LOVE getting these inspirations. I have saved quite a few on my computer and have them as my changing desktop background (together with some great pictures)… They make me smile and happy during a difficult working day!! Thank you for the smiles :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I agree, Mascha.:) They are perfect for a desktop background. I also like to hang so up aroung the office.:)ReplyCancel

  • I love the one about pyjamas. I’m a PJs kind of person. I also love the one about being awesome, not average. I’m going to stick that one in my study space. :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Aren’t they great! Yes i really love the one about being awesome too.:)ReplyCancel

Pikelets are one of those awesomely easy recipes that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, cooked and eaten straight away, no fuss.

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  • Lisa

    Just wondering if you can freeze them?ReplyCancel

  • Such a simple and yummy recipe Kat! I love your idea of making the batter before the school run – perfect!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thanks Lucy.:)xReplyCancel

  • Tina

    ARGH!!!! Kat, are you sure the measurements are right? Mine turned out super thick… Maybe it’s me, but I’m sure I measured right…ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no Tina! Yes i just double checked, maybe you could try adding a fracion more milk. I’m not sure why they didn’t work out for you.:( Please let me know how you go next time round.:)ReplyCancel