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{FREE PRINTABLE} April 2012 Calendar with to-do list

April is nearly here, I love April, the kids will be home from school, I celebrate my wedding anniversary with my sweetheart, Mr Organised and we can enjoy the excitement Easter brings to our household.   The April monthly calendar is available to be downloaded, for you to plan and be organised for the upcoming month. Plan your […]

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{INSPIRATION} Creative and fun Easter Bonnet ideas

Easter is approaching, with some schools and kindies celebrating this special time of year with Easter Bonnet parades.  I remember when we made our first easter bonnets, as I love crafts the kids and I had a great time putting them all together.  But to come up with something creative and a little different for all […]

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{The Twins Parties} 2 parties in 1 day – Part 4: The Lego Birthday Party

Pin It This is Part 4 of ‘The Twins Parties – 2 Parties in 1 Day’ series, view Part 1,  Part 2 & Part 3. Now that the Rainbow Birthday Party is over its time to swap over a few of the decorations, set the table for the next group of kids to arrive and have a little […]

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  • Well done. You did a fantastic job!!ReplyCancel

  • Great party idea! I have two boys and they both love Lego which leads me to my next question, how do you keep your Lego neat and organized? I feel like there’s bits and pieces everywhere all the time! Would love some tips!ReplyCancel

  • Amazing! I think even my husband would enjoy a Lego birthday cake :) thanks for sharing your ideasReplyCancel

  • Cath

    I LOVE your lego party….where exactly did you get the lego moulds for the small icing legos you made? thanksReplyCancel

  • Karen – see the large yellow Lego head in the picture it is a sorter & storage container available at most department stores. This is a fabulous party idea.ReplyCancel

  • I may have skipped over it accidentally, but how did you make the little lego pieces that are on top of the cupcakes?ReplyCancel

  • PouchieMumma

    So very very cool. I’m thinking of doing it for my LEGO enthusiast husband

  • You did a fantastic job. I will have to keep this theme in mind for future parties :-D ReplyCancel

  • Wow What a great party!! So simple yet so bright and colourful!!! I love it! Great for any boy of ANY age! (and us oldies who LOVED lego when we were younger!)ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful idea! I have twin boys who love Lego, I now know what to do for their next birthday!ReplyCancel

  • Great job! I am still in awe that you did two parties in one day! Great theme.ReplyCancel

  • Alison

    Fantastic party! Great menu, superb organisation and SO much colour! Loved it!ReplyCancel

  • What a fantastic idea for a themed party!ReplyCancel

  • Jo

    Hi Kat, fantastic job ! Do you know what icing your friend Carrisa used for the Lego bricks ? I have the brick & minifig molds but have not had any success with my icing mixtures & my sons birthday is in 3 weeks ! I wanted to perfect them by then ! cheersReplyCancel

  • Chelseamcpublicity

    This is just what I need to navigate my way through my son’s 5 year old Lego party!! Thank you!!!

  • Erik2254

    wow my party is going to just like yours .Iove the great ideas

  • You have just made me giddy with excitement! Now I really can’t wait to have this lego themed party in August! :D ReplyCancel

    • Anything with primary colours will match this theme. Have fun decorating and baking!!ReplyCancel

  • Mcbear73

    just wondering where you were able to get lego toppers for cupcake from – i have been unable to find in australia as yet?

  • [...] year the twins celebrated their birthdays with a party each on the same day, Lego and Rainbow parties. We decided many years ago, for my sanity that we would celebrate the kids [...]ReplyCancel

  • amna zeeshan

    no dought its wooooonderful +i even got alot of ideas from this party ,thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • […] Pin-The-Head-On-The-Lego-Man (Free Printable Here!) […]ReplyCancel

{Giveaway} 3 Sprouts Storage Tubs

I would like to give a huge thank you to Shelley from Lime Tree Kids, for being one of the wonderful business to sponsor me to attend the Digital Parents in Melbourne at the end of this month. I have watched Lime Tree Kids blossom from a little boutique to this wonderful store it has […]

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  • What state r u in organised housewife ReplyCancel

  • Rani Jeffers

    What a great comp, I love both your pages.ReplyCancel

  • Rani Jeffers

    I love the Lime Tree Kids storage cubes that fit perfectly into the ikea furniture, and the caddies.ReplyCancel

  • Lise H

    I’d love ANY of their gorgeous storage containers, I’m always in need of more to store the kids’ toys :) ReplyCancel

    • Tweeti

      The Storage Unit with 6 cubes is my fav
      From Lime Tree Kids…
      Might help me sort of the kid’s clutter!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah francis

    I love these storage containers, they are so cute! I am always looking for better storage ideas than my current big plaatic (ugly) boxes!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Gibbons

    I adore the 3 Sprouts range. Big enough to fit the bulkier toys in, and super cute to fit in with any decor!ReplyCancel

  • Suzea81

    These storage buns from Limetree Kids look fantastic & like we mums know you can never have too much storage with kids :-) ReplyCancel

  • Shelleys is an amazing lady, and I would love for my children’s playroom to look like hers (it’s not even close). Need a better storage system, so these beautiful tubs would have to b a start. Thank you ladies for the inspiration! :-) ReplyCancel

  • I believe she is on the gold coast deanne. ReplyCancel

  • Just purchased an Expedit shelf and now need to decide on some storage cubes. The tough question is which ones … plain coloured, dog, peacockReplyCancel

  • Always up so early lolReplyCancel

  • Hadn’t heard of Lime Tree Kids before this popped up on my FB feed. Love all the cute storage ideas, especially these tubs.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Moore74

    These storage Containers are gorgeous! Surely the kids will want to clean up their toys when they see these!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Borham

    Lime Tree Kids is one of my favourite stores! I like the look of the 3 Sprouts storage caddies – they would make it easy to bring favourite toys from one room to another.ReplyCancel

  • oh they are soooo cute! Love the Zebra x ReplyCancel

  • The elephant is so cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Annmaree Leone

    Wow, these beauties have been on my ever growing wishlist for a while :) ReplyCancel

  • Nina

    I love all the storage products that Lime Tree Kids have – plus they stock the super awesome Inner-B mum organisers!ReplyCancel

  • We just had baby number 4 and named him Fox-perfect name to match the storage!ReplyCancel

  • I love them all but the cheeky fox is just too adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Taylor

    Love these storage tubs, so cute! Thanks for the give-away! Love your organizing ideas, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    These storage tubs are exactly what we need! I also love the 6 cube storage unit, so gorgeous and will definitely help keep the kids room tidy.ReplyCancel

  • Carly Taylor

    Oh and I love the 3 Sprouts Storage caddies – they would be so handy for nappy changes on the go around the house.ReplyCancel

  • elissa

    The 3 sprouts Fox Storage Bin is super cute and I also like the Babushka Cooper Canvas Print Storage Tub. The Lime Tree Kids website has really changed since I last visited!ReplyCancel

  • I’m off to ikea today to pick up a storage unit for the toy room we are building onto the kids room.. One of these storage bins would look delightful.. The elephant would go nicely with the coin operated elephant ride hubby picked up for our youngest (and the reason we now need an extension)!! ReplyCancel

  • Tonyandvic

    The Mocka storage units are my favourites, but love the 3sprout cubes too which would fit perfectly in my Ikea Expedit.ReplyCancel

  • Jonette

    I like the storage cubes, these would be very handyReplyCancel

  • I visited the Parents, Childrens and Babies Expo over the weekend and picked up a brochure featuring this brand! I started Googling when I got home and came across these on the Lime Tree Kids Website. The whole 3 Sprouts range looks GREAT (as do the rest of the products on the website)!!

    Isn’t it uncanny how you see something one day, and the next day someone is telling you about it? LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rivett

    Love the 3 Sprouts Storage Boxes, being cubes they fit perfectly on shelves, in cupboards or on the floor.ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    Love the lime tree kids storage bins, especially the little elephant and zebra,at the moment my baby boy has his toys in a nappy boxReplyCancel

  • Leonie

    These look gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    These are gorgeous and practicalReplyCancel

  • Carlie_love

    So hard to decide which storage product I like best, but it would have to come down to a tie between the wall organiser and the storage bins. The wall organiser because it would help to get toys off the floor and the storage bins to hold larger toys. They all look great and I love the fact that they are gender neutral – so rare these days!ReplyCancel

  • I can’t figure out how to comment on the limetree site! ARGH! My gorgeous 3 year old has told me, despite much “But the hippo is soooo cute” from mummy, that he loves loves loves the navy elephant. Does promoting on G+ make up for my lack of computer know how?ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Oh and I also love the wall storage. Great for all those little bits and pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rayner

    Out of the storage bins that are being given away I love the owl & hippo the best. Out of the whole storage section … I admit I love the 6 cube storage unit! It would be a fabulous addition to either my daughters bedroom or the kids play area … if only hubby would agree to the initial outlay! But I do love Lime Tree Kids in all other sections too!ReplyCancel

  • Cate Billing

    Such gorgeous storage bins! My kids and I can’t decide which is the cutest. We have a 4 way tie: the 2 elephants, the fox and the hippo! I think the hippos is the cutest of the lot… and would look fantastic in my room holding all my UFO craft things. (Un-finished objects: craft things that is…) ReplyCancel

  • May have figured it out thanks to above comments. *hugs*ReplyCancel

  • I did it, they are sooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jess vandeberg

    I love the storage caddies, great for the kids to run around and do a quick pick up of their things left lying around the house.ReplyCancel

  • Kiara

    Any of the storage cube units because they look like great sizes for the 3 little people in my house! :D ReplyCancel

  • Kari Hoffmann

    I’ve wanted some of these for ages – they’re so cute. My favourite is the elephant, or the square peacock cube.ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    These tubs are so cute, they would make a perfect addition to any child’s room!ReplyCancel

  • The doowell 5 a day chart looks really great. I like that one!

  • Mick

    I like the Babushka Cooper Canvas Print Storage Tub for Two reasons. The designs are fantastic and I have a nephew named Cooper ;) ReplyCancel

  • Staceywhitton

    I love the storage bags, we are about to start building our home, and these would be great in the children’s activity room, this way they could be packed away and then brought out at play times! I Love the monkey storage bin!! :D ReplyCancel

  • Aloma Davis

    I love the beautiful foxy design – but especially would find useful the 3 cube storage. It reminds me of the Ikea Expedit, but I think the Limetree Kids is better looking and the doors are nicer for kids to handle.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Campbell

    I like the Storage cube furniture, functional and attractive in the homeReplyCancel

  • Rtklose1

    All of these storage products look fantastic and would be perfect in any childs bedroom, as they all seem to collect so many toy. My favourite item is the Owly square storage basket, would look great in my daughters room.ReplyCancel

  • Nadia

    Definitely the Sprouts storage baskets, we desperately need more storage space in our home!!ReplyCancel

  • marypreston

    The STORAGE UNIT – SIX CUBES would be extremely useful & helpful. We never have enough storage.ReplyCancel

  • I love Lime Tree Kids. There is so many things there I am currently drooling over.ReplyCancel

  • Whoops hit the post button by mistake. I love the cube furniture. The two cube one would be perfect in one of my girls room.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia

    Gorgeous….I just love the Fox storage bin and the 3sprouts peacock cube would be so cute in our expedit unit.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Love these storage baskets! So cute! They could make picking up toys fun for everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Slinky_malinkys

    gorgeous products!ReplyCancel

  • Mrsrosiemoss

    I love the storage cube furniture :-) They are just gorgeous and so functional too!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Rayner

    These storage bins look great. My son has a jungle themed room, and we are a bit storage-poor in our home, so the elephant, hippo, monkey & zebra bins (spotted the hippo & monkey on the Lime Tree Kids website!) would go perfectly in his room! :) My daughters have a garden theme in their room, and the mushroom bin on the website would work perfectly too! I’ll have a dozen of them thank you! ;) ReplyCancel

  • littlepinkstars

    The stoarge cubes are gorgeous – perfect for our playroom!ReplyCancel

  • Tab

    So Cute! Would be perfect for helping clear up the mountain of toys in our small apartment…ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    I’ve been searching for a decent toy tub that wasn’t an eyesore. Love the look of these tubs, especially the pink elephant.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Edwards

    I like the large fire engine Storage basketsReplyCancel

  • Serves so many purposes- the cuteness makes Mummy happy, the novelty makes the kids more likely to actually tidy and the size makes them perfect for holding the toys we have ‘out’ for play!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie B

    The peacock storage cube is sooooo cute.ReplyCancel

  • Nattyj

    I love LTK’s! So many beautiful products I want! But one in particular is the kiddies quite book!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Thompson

    Love the cube storage cupboards. I’d love the six cube one.ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    I’ve just found your site and love it! Look forward to reading more!ReplyCancel

  • Tweeti

    The Storage Unit with 6 cubes is my fav
    From Lime Tree Kids…
    Might help me sort of the kid’s clutter!ReplyCancel

  • I like the storage caddies because it would be good to have somewhere to put loose toys at our house but also then for my little ones to take them to Nanna’s house. And the animals are super cute.ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    I do like the storage cubes. We have the ones that are a similar concept from Ikea, but I like that the LTK ones have fun kids colours – and doors!ReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    We have the storage cubes (with the dog) for our boys, They are very cute and pretty sturdy given the amount of use they are getting. A few more storage boxes would be very helpful, as these ones are pretty full and there are still a couple of empty slots in our Expedit units…ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    Great products! I like the suitcase sets!ReplyCancel

  • Girllovestosew

    I think the bins are really versatile. They could go in the kids rooms for toys, or even books, nappy storage or as a funky dirty washing basket. The designs are quirky enough I wouldn’t mind having them in the living room (the fox is particularly awesome!) – again for all of that kid paraphernalia or even magazines!ReplyCancel

  • The Zebra one would be my 9 year old autistic sons favourite as his whole room is black and white and full of zebra stuff!! It might even encourage him to pack up his room once in a while!!! The Elephant and Fox would go awesomely in the playroom !!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    How cute are those bins!!!!! Absolutely love them :-) ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Ooops didn’t read the entry correctly – I am checking out the wall organisers – our walls are bare and I have too much storage around the wall edges……..ReplyCancel

  • kyliem

    I have been looking for some sort of storage for my little girls room, am liking the height of the 3 cube storage :) ReplyCancel

  • Nadina

    I love the bright, fun designs on the storage cubes. Very cute and practical :) ReplyCancel

  • i love those bins!! i can never get enough storage for the kids rooms.. maybe with the animal designs and bold colours they might want to pack their toys themselves :) ReplyCancel

  • Oooo! These would fit into our house perfectly with the added bonus of making the mess my nieces and nephews make look good. ;) ReplyCancel

  • Seana

    I have been lusting after these for a while. The cubes look awesome too…and the big footstool things. I love this range. What a great comp,ReplyCancel

  • they are so cuteReplyCancel

  • I will soon be creating/decorating a play room for my 2 boys and with an already African themed home these would make a beautiful additionReplyCancel

  • Lorilee

    With three little children, we always seem to need more storage! I love the six cubes storage units, I could use them everywhere! ReplyCancel

  • Jbarram

    I have been looking for a cute idea to house my little ones stuffed toys and these would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • love these bins and the fact you can wash them should they get dirty. ALso love the weekly wall organizerReplyCancel

  • Anisa

    I think the caddies would be good for keeping books together in the living room.ReplyCancel

  • Venny

    I am LOVING the storage boxes – esp the Peacock one! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Angelrose

    The storage units would be so useful, think I’d need a few of them! All the products there are great. :-) ReplyCancel

  • Mic

    We have just started needing to organise and sort toys, what a beautiful and pratical way to do it!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy mason

    They r cery beautiful containers, they wld b very useful around the house for kidsReplyCancel

  • Cass

    Definitely the Peacock storage box. So cute and would be perfect for storage my daughter’s craft stuff in.ReplyCancel

  • I have had my eye on both the 3 sprouts storage caddy for little bits and pieces like cars etc (the handle will make it easy for the kids to tote around) and the storage cubes as they fit into the expedit unit – gotta love that!!ReplyCancel

  • I adore the 3 Sprouts “Fox” storage bin, my daughter carries her “Foxy” with her everywhere and adores him. This would be a wonderful new addition family for the storage of her Favorite toys. ReplyCancel

  • ooh, love the elephant storage bin!ReplyCancel

  • Tegie_devil

    they would look so good in my nursery :) ReplyCancel

  • The 3 sprouts storage cubes are gorgeous. So much more fun than plain cubes and I like that they are fabric instead of plastic which can crack and be sharp.ReplyCancel

  • looooove these!ReplyCancel

  • Kridi30

    Love these bins, they just add so much more to a roomReplyCancel

  • Natasha Murray

    The wall organisers look fantastic – help get the clutter off the floor!ReplyCancel

  • Loving all the storage baskets/bins. They are so cute. The fun animal appliques will look good in the room and will get kids get organising.ReplyCancel

  • Traciscott17

    The storage bins Definately!! Need these in my boys room they are simply devine!! ReplyCancel

  • All of the animal designs are SO adorable! I like the square baskets for storage above the wardrobe and the bins for toy storage in the lounge room (for a quick tidy up!). But most of all I’d like one of the caddies for my kids ‘craft box’, it can go room to room or even in the car for long trips!ReplyCancel

  • S Winter

    Love the storage bins and caddy’s – between the two any room could be tidy again within minutes! ReplyCancel

  • Julie Van Itallie

    I love the storage bins. I have been looking for something different to keep all of Miss 1′s blocks in the same place!!ReplyCancel

  • Sophie Hills

    The zebra storage cube is sooo cute. I could even put it in my room! ;) Love black and white!ReplyCancel

  • Adrianshana

    Beautiful! I am thinking what great easter egg hampers they would make. Once easter is over, they could then be used in the toy room. Love!ReplyCancel

  • Shara

    Wow, these are such a great storage idea, and super cute too!! My kids would love these in their bedrooms, and may even help them to pick up after themselves, lol!ReplyCancel

  • Julene

    These storage solutions are fantastically awesome. Love the canvas storage the best!ReplyCancel

  • Marelle

    Wow my daughters would love these for their rooms thanks for the opportunityReplyCancel

  • Amie

    Thanks for bringing my attention to this clever business. I am in love with the penguin wall organiser!ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Rock

    the crocodile wall organiser would be perfect for the kids room, get things off the floor!ReplyCancel

  • Nadinec

    the 3 sprouts caddy! perfect for throwing the toys back in at the end of the day to return them to their rooms!ReplyCancel

  • suzieblonde

    oh!! I love the storege bin with the elephant, he is gorgeous ?ReplyCancel

  • The storage cubes are perfect!! Hopefully help my lil squirts keep their toys together not all over the floor!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Hay

    I love the storage cube units- and I particularly love the one with 6 squares- it would fit in great in my daughter’s room for storing all her bits and pieces :) ReplyCancel

  • evelyn

    The storage cubes are awesome! I love organising my kids toys and belongings :) and i just love all the things that Lime Tree Kids have!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda

    definitely the storage cubes, Miss 6 struggles with draws, everything always ends up on the floor, shelves and baskets are better for her…..ReplyCancel

  • Karina wong

    Wow how cute. Love the Zebra one!ReplyCancel

  • E-store

    So So Cute Will make a great addition to any kids bedroom.ReplyCancel

  • Birdie

    I love the three unit storage cube and also the six unit storage cube (can that turn on its side?)!!

    Love the Peacock storage box, the Fox storage bin and the Owl storage bin.

    Ok, I actually love them all!!!


  • So darn cute! That is all.ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine

    SO CUTE!ReplyCancel

  • Thanh Luu

    I love the zebra one!ReplyCancel

  • Mary

    We’d get a lot of use out of the storage cubes – so much lego here and I think that would work well with some storage tubs.
    The Hippo storage bin is so cute! Would be perfect for Master 3s baby toys!

  • Joyce Tan

    I love the storage seat pew, anything with dual functions, I am up for it =)ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Mediero

    What a Cute, Handy, Bright and Colourful way to help keep kids rooms clean! Well done! :) ReplyCancel

  • Oh my gosh! My littlest one, a 20 month old girl, is obsessed with Owls! I think it comes from watching Giggle and Hoot on an afternoon when her sister gets home from school. She would absolutely be smitten with the Owly Square Storage Basket! A fantastic item, and one which compliments her as we now slowly teach her to put her toys away when we finish playing.ReplyCancel

  • Nicci

    Im thinking the doowell large family chart with my daughter getting ready to toilet train i think it will come in handy. i also think it will work for my partner and I so we can work towards a ‘treat’ tooReplyCancel

  • Sharyn Logan

    Would love the fox one for one of my Grandsons as he likes anything that goes fast, and would also like the owl for my 2 grandchildren who live in QLD as they both love Hoot the owl.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine

    Thanks for offering a great giveaway – these look great and sound so practical.ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra Merrick

    love the 6 strrage cube, we dont have alot od storage and this would be greatReplyCancel

  • Adele Smith

    Wow! These are absolutely adorable! Love Love Love themReplyCancel

  • Amy Rea

    I think the fox or raccoon storage bins would look so cute in my boys rooms!ReplyCancel

  • M Gray

    love the Owly Square Storage BasketReplyCancel

  • Adele Smith

    Sorry forget to say how much I loved the Elephant Storage Bins :) ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Boan

    The Owl Storage Caddy is my favourite. It would be perfect for my daughter hair pretties.ReplyCancel

  • ltcreations

    I love the zebra and elephant storage bins, we don’t have much storage in our house, there isn’t much cupboard space at all so these bins would be great for toy baskets, and would be great to teach my daughter to put her toys away after playing with themReplyCancel

  • Ros

    The elephant storage bin is lovely, my new Grand daughter would be able to fill this very quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine Harris

    Love the storage bins. Would be great for bubbas toys, at the momment there just in a bucket. and they even match his jungle themed room!ReplyCancel

  • I love the storage cubes – so neat and tidyReplyCancel

  • Jac

    Wanting to do a jungle themed room for my littlest one (have done dinosaurs and forest friends for other 2), so the storage bins would be wonderful! And with no built-ins in any of our bedrooms, would love to have more storage spots, that look great too!ReplyCancel

  • Noske

    At the moment this household is becoming obsessed with elephants – the storage bin would be like an ‘invite’ to clean up the toys :-) ReplyCancel

  • Love the Storage Cube Furniture
    - MarianeReplyCancel

  • Love the Storage Basket – Owly Square – super cute!ReplyCancel

  • What a great giveaway – i love these storage bins!ReplyCancel

  • Lucinda

    i like the do well charts – what a great ideaReplyCancel

  • Rachael Collofello

    I love the stotage cubes.ReplyCancel

  • Mia O

    Okey Dokey. I already LOVE/like both pages and buy from the wonderful LimeTree Kids so hopefully I get the steps all correct! Love the storage containers and all that know me and my poor house, and honest comment is – I NEED THEM! :) Thaks for the opportunity to enter and love both pages. xReplyCancel

    • MIa O

      Well I thought I had to click like on the FBk page, so not sure if I went through web and not page. So all good, like now;) ReplyCancel

  • Mia O

    Ah, not sure if I did it correctly – I love the storage cubes and storage bins, practical, great pictures on them and sensible! ReplyCancel

  • Josie

    love them!! the elphant is simply too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Tydeman

    Gorgeous, organisational and practical! That is definitely one to LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Anything that helps contain the mess, and looks stylish has my tick!!!

  • Belinda Black

    I need a SippiGrip for the pram when we have to do the school run for the older kids! But I do absolutely adore these bins, might have to buy some regardless :-) ReplyCancel

  • Nicole McLaughlin

    I love (and need) the storage cube units! We don’t really have storage at the moment, so A couple of the 6 cube units with the sprouts storage boxes and a few of the storage bins would tidy up the children’s “mess” room – which is generally known as a toyroom :) ReplyCancel

  • Crystal-leah-smith

    The sprout storage tubs are fabulous! as are the hanging organisers for the wall! ReplyCancel

  • Michael Potter

    I’m a fan of the Cow Wall Organiser! I think I need one… in my office!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Tebbetts Ouellette

    These storage bins are the cutest things I have ever seen!! This is just what my playroom needs! Absolutely adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Love the wall organisers, they look great!ReplyCancel

  • caitlin

    Love the tubs! Great for so many things!ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    Love the caddies want one each for my five kids to keep their personal stuff together and not only that they can take it with them :) ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    I love this shop and my fave storage item would have to be the owl storage caddy because I have a thing for owls and I think the handle is a really useful idea.ReplyCancel

  • I love LTK & TOHW! Definitely in need of all storage tubs for my sons toys, would love to win any of them. Particularly the owl one :) ReplyCancel

  • Love the storage tubes great idea to try to keep my 3year olds bedroom a bit tidy :)

  • Just really loving your blog lately Katrina, between you and Peter Walsh, in a couple of months my house will be sorted out and spic and span!! (well, maybe) ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Love them, how would I ever decide which animal to choose?!?!ReplyCancel

  • MC

    Oh my goodness so cute! Love them.ReplyCancel

  • Jmeh

    The winner is Storage Basket Large Fire Engine coz my 2 year old son just loves trucks.ReplyCancel

  • The Wall Organisers are a fabulous way to get clutter off the floor and utilise an undervalued part of any home – the walls!ReplyCancel

  • Vija

    What a great idea. Lightweight for portability and heavyweight for the amount of storage. ReplyCancel

  • [...] Congratulations to Natalie M, you have won a 3 Sprouts Storage Tub from Lime Tree Kids. [...]ReplyCancel

Will you be making an Easter bonnet this year?

Sadly our school don’t have easter bonnet parades.  It was once said it was because of the different religions in the school but last year it was because of all the other activities through the year that they couldn’t fit in so many.  I was sad to see the Easter Bonnet Parade was the chosen […]

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  • My kids school doesn’t do them either, such a shame as I remember having so much fun helping mum with mine as a kid.ReplyCancel

  • Ours isn’t for a couple of weeks, but one of my girls had a friend over, so it was fun to make Easter Hats together, and it really did “kill two birds with one stone” as the saying goes.ReplyCancel

  • Yes, Definately! I don’t care if the Skools don’t allow them! Making an Easter Hat & wearing it is my children’s rite! :-) It’s so much fun & so many memories!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • I remember making them and having the parades at school. It was one of the best days. Even though my child isn’t in school yet we will still be making one, just cos it’s fun :) ReplyCancel

  • I too am disappointed that my kids won’t be having easter hat parades, I remember it so fondlyReplyCancel

  • Hi all, I’m wanting to share some easter bonnet photo’s, to get some creative juices flowing if you need to make one this year. If you would like to share your previous years photos can you please email them to me, using the form in the post link above :) ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    My daughter’s daycare doesn’t do it & it really saddens me as one of my treasured memories is my kindy Easter bonnet parade tooReplyCancel

  • Our kids have a parade but it’s not Easter themed.. They make hats and dance around the circle.. (Although they do get a chocolate egg each in a little basket they make in class, while the parades on. Then they come back to class and find the egg, like the bunny’s been there ) It’s cute.. But yes I remember our Easter hat parades were so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite hat was when I was about 8. Mum helped me to make a paper mâché egg (covered a balloon), we cut eyes into it and put it over my head, it was covered with a layer of tiny pieces of foil paper. I felt as pretty as an Easter egg! ;) ReplyCancel

  • I think I need therapy after my Easter hat parade childhood experience…..needless to say my mum wasn’t very crafty and my ‘hat’ consisted of a sheet of cardboard rolled into a cylinder with coloured cotton wool balls randomly stuck with Perkins paste, and if was stored in the wardrobe and dragged out 6 years in a row. I never won the prize- no surprises there- and had to suffer through everyone’s fabulous lovingly made bonnets…..I’m so glad my kids aren’t subjected to this ritual! ReplyCancel

  • My 6 year old is in the process of making a bonnet for his school parade. I have been doing this for 3 years as my eldest has made 3 bonnets over the years! @Sarah Hartwig-the paper mache sounds like a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Only our Kinders, preps and gr1s do the paradeReplyCancel

  • I was going to Google to see if I could out-source it……!ReplyCancel

  • My girls school luckily does it up to grade 3 & they get to make it themselves at school. I glad they get to have the fun of easter!ReplyCancel

  • My kids have a parade just in infants. All their hats are emty ice cream containers that we send in with their Easter decorations. They get their “buddys’ to help make them for the parade and it’s not a competition. They d have a Easter egg raffle raising money for a charity. The kids love them. I seReplyCancel

  • I have sent you some pics.ReplyCancel

  • I won’t be… but my daughter will. She’s in grade 2 and will have to compete with all of the mother-made bonnets :P But she has so much fun making it and I am so proud of her for her hard work :) ReplyCancel

  • my kids are at a different school this year … i hope they do one :) ReplyCancel

  • [...] the readers that shared your wonderful photos.  If you would like to add to the gallery, please email me your image, we would love to see it! [...]ReplyCancel

Love it, Like it, Link it – #11

Welcome to the another ‘Love it, Like it, Link it’ Blog Link Party!! If you have a blog please join in the fun linking up below your favourite blog post of the week (only one please) and there maybe a chance you are featured next week. HERE ARE 5 THAT I LOVED & LIKED Happy […]

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{PRINTABLE} Keep Calm and just be the best you can be

Pin It Sometimes life can get a little overwhelming.  Behind closed doors EVERYBODY has their moments of struggle and frustration.  When this happens it’s easy to compare yourself to others and wonder how they keep it together, but more than likely they have their times when they feel exactly the same.    Please remember to […]

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  • What state r you in as gosh your up early ReplyCancel

  • I needed that! Thank you :) ReplyCancel

  • As a teacher, I like the ‘keep calm and pretend it’s in the lesson plan’.ReplyCancel

  • Thank you! Just what I needed this morning!ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    Kat, I love the Keep Calm and Carry On saying, and all the spin offs! Did you know the actually history of it? See my post from 10Mar12 for a quick history lesson, it’s amazing. Renee from belleamiemotherofthree.comReplyCancel

  • Amy McCready

    LOVE the “Be Calm” printable! I just shared it with our Positive Parenting Solutions Facebook audience! Thank YOU Organised Housewife!

    Warm regards,

    Amy McCready
    Positive Parenting SolutionsReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Amy, I really appreciate you sharing and sharing the message to just be you!ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Thank you Deb, this is EXACTLY what we need in our house right now!
    Kate @ Whale SpoutReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    Thanks for the printable. Its just what I need today. I have come back from my GP having been told it looks like I have Lupus, I am also premenopausal( I’m not even 40) and probably should go on HRT patches. I also have a good friend who is the same age and has cancer and has been told there is no more they can do for her.
    I will print this out and frame it then add some chocolate :-)

  • Sally Wright

    Thank you!!ReplyCancel

{LUNCHBOX SNACK} Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies

Pin It I had such a busy past few day’s I didn’t get time to post my weekly meal plan, if you are in need of some inspiration, please pop back through some previous plans here. I made these delicious crunchy cookies last week for the kids as an after school snack, they gave them […]

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{Our Blog Journey} If I could do it again what would you change?

Pin It I have been receiving questions from readers wanting to start their own blog journey and those that are established seeking advice and tips.  I am thrilled to start a  new series to help share some of mine and other bloggers ideas to help build your blog. When I first started blogging Tina Gray […]

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  • Fantastic post. While I don’t want to become “famous” in the world of blogging, I would like to know that people read my blog, and enjoy it’s content etc. This has been very informative :-D ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for this information, as a new blogger i found it so invaluable for my road down a blogging path!

  • Thanks for sharing this info kat. I love reading more about bloggers journeys – the parts we don’t see on the blog! Look forward to reading more of the series.ReplyCancel

    • It some great insight and hopefully help those that just starting out :) ReplyCancel

  • Deb @ Aspiring Mum

    Thanks for all this information! I’m in the process of moving from Blogger – and it’s great to glean some advice from others. I also am not keen on Twitter…I am more comfortable with facebook and I think I will continue with that. ReplyCancel

  • What a cool post – so interesting to see everyone’s thoughts above :) ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous post, Thanks! Loved the bit about not needing to do everything. Sometimes ‘everything’ can be so overwhelming and not necessarily work.ReplyCancel

  • Very helpful post! I just added the plugin that sends an email to readers when I reply to their comments. Very helpful! ReplyCancel

  • Great post guys – Katrina – would love you to add it to my Saturday linky – there’s no rules or buttons or anything, I’m just trying to give bloggers as many resources as possible on top of what they get from my Saturday posts and you all have so much to offer!

  • Jane Williams

    Wondering if spelling organized with an s instead of a z was for a reason? …the only way to get that title? It really bothers me, but just wondering what the thought was?ReplyCancel

    • Hi Jane, it’s because I’m an Aussie Blogger and we spell a few words slightly differently, ‘organised’ being one, I know it’s hard but please bare with it! ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for this post:) Im looking at moving from blogger becuase I really dont like it. I notice no one has mentioned or used typepad (spellcheck), is there a reason? I would love some feedback:) Thanks, Jodie.ReplyCancel

    • Ooh, I haven’t used or heard much about typepad, but I do know how easy wordpress is to use and all the great plugins that are availableReplyCancel

  • [...] Kat answered the first question – If you could do it again, what would you change? [...]ReplyCancel

  • [...] If I could do it again what would I change? [...]ReplyCancel

  • I use WordPress and it’s lovely. The themes are great, there are loads to choose from and I found it really easy to find my way around during the setup process. Only thing I can’t work out is how to get my profile picture on there!?!
    Can highly recommend the program!
    LM xReplyCancel

Love it, Like it, Link it – #10

Welcome to the another ‘Love it, Like it, Link it’ Blog Link Party!! If you have a blog please join in the fun linking up below your favourite blog post of the week (only one please) and there maybe a chance you are featured next week. HERE ARE 5 THAT I LOVED & LIKED Mummy […]

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  • Delilah Love

    Thanks so much for hosting Katrina! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • bjchabs

    Katrina I was just on your site and found a lovely surprise….. you have featured my bathroom vanity organising post in your top 5 love it, like it, link it..just wanted to say thank you…you made my day..ReplyCancel

    • It was so beautifully organised I just had to share it!! Thankyou for linking up last week!ReplyCancel

  • Wow that entry/command center is fantastic! Thanks for hosting! ReplyCancel

Super easy lunch box snacks Vegemite and Cheese scrolls

One of my kids favourite lunch box snacks for school are Vegemite and cheese scrolls.  At times I do make them from scratch but when I don’t have time I cheat. They can be made the night before, however, this is how I make them before school.  I grab 2 sheets of puff pastry from […]

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  • Haha! Just made some last night for my crew! They love them :) ReplyCancel

  • My kids love them, I also do a pizza oneReplyCancel

  • we love them, but they never seem to make it to lunchboxes LOLReplyCancel

  • Never made them wIth puff pastry! ReplyCancel

  • I’m going to do this right now :) ReplyCancel

  • oh thank you!!! I can’t wait to make these for my kids!!ReplyCancel

  • I’m going to make these right now too!ReplyCancel

  • I made a batch of these and one of pizza scrolls on my day off, I freeze them in snap lock bags for lunches.
    I actually make a dough for mine, but will try the pastry idea too. Although the dough takes longer, it makes them more substantial I think. ReplyCancel

  • Froggooseandbear

    I am so making these! My non-sandwich eater would love them. Thanks!

  • how do you make the dough?ReplyCancel

  • I make the pizza ones, never made vegemite ones before.ReplyCancel

  • I also add finely grated carrot and zucchini to mine. Gives them a bit more substance and my Kids love them. They are my Vegiemite scrolls ;) ReplyCancel

  • Yep have made these several times now and just made another batch for lunches. ThanksReplyCancel

  • I use wholemeal flour for extra goodness..ReplyCancel

  • Cass

    I made a similar version of these this morning using tomato paste, thin strips of salami, olives and cheese. :) ReplyCancel

  • Monica

    I loved your mini salad roll idea – my girls went off with this in their lunch boxes this morning and now this wonderful idea. I am always looking for different ideas. Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Caz

    I do these as twists for party food or special snacks. I started doing them for the kids when I saw them in the Cauliflower Conspiracy book but always have to bake more as the adults devour them too. Pesto is great for more developed taste buds.ReplyCancel

  • i love these i always do them, mine also like them with tomato paste, with ham and cheeseReplyCancel

  • Try sweet mustard pickles, ham and cheese – yummo! My friend makes them with sweet chilli sauce and they’re really nice too!ReplyCancel

  • Oh yum! I normally make mine with dough that I make in the bread machine, but these sound super delish!ReplyCancel

    • brella

      Hi Tanya. This sounds like a good idea. What dough recipe do you use? BrendaReplyCancel

  • mine are in the oven right now, fingers crossedReplyCancel

  • OMG I am LOVING you right now. I’m a bit challenged in the cooking department but these I can definitely do. Making them today! Thank-you!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Just made these for the first time. So easy & delicious. My two year old loves them!!ReplyCancel

  • @ Lisa – I will post the recipe I use when I’m home tonight.
    The pizza ones are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Guess what my kids are having in the lunch box tomorrow!ReplyCancel

  • Again.. can I have a grown-up lunch box please? These look delicious. What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • My sister makes these, so easy and very yummy !ReplyCancel

  • Nataliepola

    Thank you!!!! LOVE this!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissaannacox

    Ive also made these with ham, cheese and pineapple :) ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    my adult version is – spread with a curry base (I like tikka masala) sprinkle with grated cheese, feta and ricotta, chopped baby spinach. Fabulous quick party nibblesReplyCancel

  • Thank you! I just made them for the kids lunches tomorrow – YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Juliettemckeown

    Really like the photos – and of course the recepie!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Nelson

    These look marvelous! Unfortunately, to my knowledge, we do not have Vegemite in Canada… Any ideas for alternatives??ReplyCancel

    • hmm, I’m unsure, is Marmite similar?ReplyCancel

      • Rosie

        Yes Marmite is similar. Slightly different taste, but more or less the same thing.ReplyCancel

  • We made these and they were gone in an instant. ReplyCancel

  • [...] found  this recipe for Vegemite Scrolls over at The Organised Housewife [...]ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    I just made these, and in the print friendly version you don’t mention to put them on their side to bake…!!! Doh – i have a lot of runny cheese on the baking paper !!!! Nevermind, i’ll try againReplyCancel

  • Lizzie

    Just wondering how these would freeze? I’d love to make a huge batch and freeze if possible, is that what you do? btw, I love the way you freeze sandwiches. Im going to buy a nice big plastic container and start doing the same as my first born has just started preschool, and even making him a lunchbox once a week is annoying me already lol… Im going to be terrible when he has to go everyday…… ReplyCancel

    • Lizzie

      Nevermind lol, I just realised they were in the freezer friendly section :) ReplyCancel

  • FergDelight

    Hey Katrina

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while and was hoping to engage you as a
    ‘journalist/writer of sorts’ for an initiative I’m working on for a
    client. I love your content, your pictures and all your tips and
    my ‘foody’ client loves your content too.

    Lunch box ideas is actually an area of focus for us this year and you have such great
    material already, it would be amazing if we could collaborate. You already use most of their products actually as part of your content.

    Not asking for a freebie. Just an opportunity to speak to you
    about the client, and what we’re hoping to do this year.  I think you may already work with one of my clients other brands previously: Chux. And you may already kinda know me behind the scenes, via some of the projects
    I’m associated with for Macleans Mums (and SJ).

    Anyway, I’m a working mum of two myself and the content you create is really invaluable. Life saving a lot of working mums like me would say. I just want to work with you to bring your content to my client’s audience. Can I give you a buzz about it this week?

    Look forward to hearing from you.


  • Belinda

    Think i might make some using a scone base! feel like cheese and vegemite now lolReplyCancel

  • I make the dough with
    approx 2 cups of self raising flour
    about 30grams of butter and
    about a cup of milk
    and a pinch of salt
    in the food processer untill just combined you dont want it to be sticky if sticky add more flour if to dry and crumbly add more milk. also I put the vegemite in the micowave for 10secs on half power to make it easyer to spread. I make up about lots at once and freeze the dough therefore you only need to clean the food processer once. also sometimes I add dryed mixed herbs in the dough. you can put any filling in the scrolls and great when you run out of bread and can’t be bothered to get moreReplyCancel

  • Jell

    I’ve done these several times, they don’t last long. Also do pizza scrolls – spread with tomato paste or BBQ sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese and diced bacon bits. Be creative and try other fillings.ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    Great idea… kids will love them – so will us grown ups! What brand of puff pastry do you use Katrina? I’ve never seen the large rectangle ones before. Where do you buy it?ReplyCancel

  • Brea Walker

    made them for lunch today… big hit. Thanks for the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Dana

    Do you freeze the pre-prepared rolls, ready to dethaw, slice and cook, or do you cook first then freeze??ReplyCancel

  • Try the same recipe with spreading olive paste/tapas and crumbling Greek feta cheese. Before putting in the oven sprinkle some sesame seads on it.ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    My mother has been making pizza pinwheels for years it was our take a savory plate that was always a hit. We use spreadable cream cheese, tomato sauce and chopped up salami. Very simple and yummy!!ReplyCancel

  • Racheal McBurney

    hey katrina, do you freeze them cooked or rolled and fresh? xReplyCancel

Lunch box ideas – mini salad rolls

It has been awhile since I shared with you a snapshot of the kids lunch boxes, here is an alternative to a salad sandwich: Mandarin (peeled because my youngest finds it hard) Shape biscuits Cinnamon crumble muffins Bake at home dinner rolls, filled with sliced deli chicken, capsicum,  lettuce and cheese What salads do your […]

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Cars are getting so clever, I feel very lazy

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang I was fortunate enough to test drive a  brand new Mitsubishi Outlander for a week, I am blown away at how clever this car is.  It was such a beauty to zip around in. I am not at all a car enthusiast, what is under the bonnet really doesn’t […]

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  • Karen Fogo

    Wow Katrina you got the deluxe one! I regularly drive an Outlander for work (outreach nurse driving to rural properties) and I LOVE it, but it has none of the bells and whistles. I love the boot size – I can fit 200kg of equipment in the back behind the parcel cage in it, and the little door a the bottom of the boot that makes flat loading a breeze (took me a little while to find that though!).
    It’s nippy enough to deal with the hills and highways here, but miserly enough to get almost 600km out of one tank of fuel – not so much important about the cost, more about the distance between petrol stations! And I can get out of the car after a 200km drive and actually walk! I always request my Outlander (we have a fleet, so have a few of them, and a few other brand SUVs as well). Unfortunately though, we’ve been told that they will be replacing them with something else next time round. :( ReplyCancel

  • These features have been around for years. There are so many more amazing features in the Mazda range, you need to get ur hands on one of those. ;))ReplyCancel

  • Sounds wonderful. If only we could afford to upgrade!ReplyCancel

  • I would loveee a kluger.. maybe one day… the outlander sounds good too =)ReplyCancel

  • Love our Outlander, same color too :-). ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    Get yourself a Nissan Murano which has all that and MORE. How about the press of a button the tailgate and it lifts up automatically ;-) oh and press it and it goes back down againReplyCancel

  • I love my outlander too!! Mine is exactly the same as this one, but black. Ok ok – minus the reverse camera (sensors instead), and rain sensing wipers. Oh and also my kids dvd players are of the non-built-in variety!! Although the 7th seats are not the most comfy, with 3 kids I use them only on odd occasions. I bought it for the 4wd option for towing and a little off-road. If you don’t need that, my sister just bought a Mazda CX9 (+$$$) which is just awesome and her extra seats are more comfy.ReplyCancel

  • Can i ask what car you have been driving because these features have been around for quite a few years now :) ReplyCancel

  • Mel Farrows – we have just bought a Kluger….I’m in love. It’s fantastic – I’ll never go back to anything else!ReplyCancel

  • Raelene

    I have this one – same model same colour. Love it! Not to mention gutsy! If u put ur foot down it goes! And super safe with the kids!ReplyCancel

  • Pru

    We just picked up our new Mitsubishi pajero yesterday and was the same a cars a cars as long as its safe and fits everyone in! But…. I’m in love with the pajero!!!! Love the warrenty that comes with it!! Bluetooth, sat nav, reverse camera,climate control. Love love love!!!!!ReplyCancel