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Artisse Organic’s mission is to develop, source and offer the very best in organic and allergen free food.  When one of their kids developed severe allergies, they quickly realised the compromise consumers had to make. The Aribars are both delicious and nutritious for children and are gluten, wheat and dairy free. The entire Artisse Organic […]

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  • Kimberley Belford

    My daughter just started to take boiled egg for mini break :)
    Finally something quite healthyReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    These Look Delicious sure my Little Boy would love themReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    My son Loves Cheese Blocks, Dates and Crackers.ReplyCancel

  • Allison

    Great! Might have to try these next time we go shoppingReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I find it really hard with my son, as he is underweight, but can’t have artificial colours, flavours, preservatives etc. So to try to get weight on him, but to keep away from all of the bad things is really hard.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki

    Would love to try these. We have lactose intolerance in our family amongst other intolerances, so finding dairy/lactose free snacks can be hard work.ReplyCancel

  • AmberB

    Fresh fruit and sandwichesReplyCancel

  • Kim m

    Carrot sticks and salad rollsReplyCancel

  • ebakkalis

    I make fruit skewers (with pieces of hard fruit that won’t spoil) and savoury skewers (with cheese squares, kabana pieces, cherry tomatoes). The kids love the colours and textures!ReplyCancel

  • frozen bananas (wooden skewer through the banana, pop in the freezer) healthy “icypole”ReplyCancel

  • Bananas, yoghurt and we resort to chocolate milk too…Having a COELIAC child makes it hard and she isn’t a fan of gluten free bread so we are always looking for new things for the lunchbox…..ReplyCancel

  • Crystal B

    Fresh fruit.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    They love grapes and strawberries when they aren’t too expensive (5 for $5) and a homemade biscuit or mini muffin.ReplyCancel

  • Fruit, vegie sticks, yoghurt, cheese and crackers, and a treat :) For the treats I have just recently bought Jude Blereau’s fabulous book – Wholefood for Children. We are slowly making our way through – and the kids *love* the recipes!! Particular favourites are the Dried Apricot, Date & Coconut Balls made with coconut butter and the Berry Jam Coconut Slice made with spelt flour. This book is fantastic – many of the recipes are GF and there is lots of advice in adding nutrition – well worth a look Kat :)ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Taylor

    This isn’t good for a lunch box, but for when the children get home from school I’ve just discovered banana whip. never knew just plain frozen bananas could be so delicious and creamy.ReplyCancel

  • these look greatReplyCancel

  • Mel Curtin

    no cook, raw apricot balls with coconut oil! yumReplyCancel

  • Irena

    Apples, cheese and crackersReplyCancel

  • Cassy

    My kids eat anything, which is great because I just buy what’s in season or on special… strawberries, grapes, cucumber, tomatoes, dried fruit, crackers… seriously anything!ReplyCancel

  • “star sandwiches”.. basically just wholemeal bread sandwiches and use a cookie cutter in the shape of a star. Means my toddler eats her sandwich every time.ReplyCancel

  • homemade goodies like muffinsReplyCancel

  • The kids loved to eat home made banana muffins but since the oven broke there isn’t a way for me to make them successfully.ReplyCancel

  • Carol James

    they have fruit and health fruit bars.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    Carrot sticks are a favorite & all kinds of fresh fruit.ReplyCancel

  • grapes and strawberriesReplyCancel

  • Claire

    Banana are guaranteed to be eaten as is yoghurt. He would eat muesli bars but the school is nut free, this looks like a good alternative.ReplyCancel

  • Watermelon, mangoes and strawberries are what my kids beg me to buy for their lunchboxes, takes a bit more time to prepare than packaged foods but I don’t mind one bit!ReplyCancel

  • Mick

    They love their grapes, blue berries, cucumber slices and celery sticksReplyCancel

  • Nerys

    I love to take a pot of dried fruit & nuts for myself and my daughter to munch on, keeps our energy levels up :)ReplyCancel

  • Ying Ying TAN

    My daughter loves her vegemite sandwiches, raisins, banana and LCMs =)ReplyCancel

  • Danya

    We love these already :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    My boys are teens and love sandwiches, nuts and fruit.ReplyCancel

  • ElissaK

    My daughter loves little gherkins, olives, carrot sticks, cucumber and cherry tomatoes in her lunch box with some gluten and dairy free hommus.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Beardsmore

    my little one has numerous life threatening allergies so we stick to fresh fruit (which he eats without question seeing as he has never had other things) and home made allergen free cup cakes and cookiesReplyCancel

  • Different fruits cut up in small pieces in a little container or grapes or strawberries.
    Carrot sticks and hummus.
    NB: We’ve gluten and lactose intolerance in our family plus chocolate is a migraine trigger.ReplyCancel

  • Veggie stick and cottage cheese which the kids use as a dip, healthy and yum :)ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Bird

    My daughter takes a piece of fruit to school every day!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Alters

    My daughter loves fruit. Any kind. she eats like its going out of fashionReplyCancel

  • MissT

    My daughter is not at school yet but as a snack I make these yoghurt cereal bars. Just any yoghurt, plain or flavoured and you can use corn flakes or crushed wheatbix, ricebubbles. Mix a little SR flour into the yoghurt and mix in the cereal. Place in a greased and lined slice tray and bake for 15 minutes. So Yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Shiralee

    We can never have enough fruit in our house my children LOVE it ReplyCancel

  • Toni hill

    I like simple things in lunchboxes, a piece of fruit or a ham sandwichReplyCancel

  • Anne J

    I don’t have kids but love simple tasty snacks!ReplyCancel

  • Banana, watermelon and strawberries are definite favourites with my 4yr old son but he’s great with most fruits. Well he’s actually great with most foods in general… :)ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to try these. We’re very new to eating gluten free and to be honest I’m finding it rather difficult.ReplyCancel

  • my kids love apple and cinammon muffins for a snakc in thier lunchbox or popcorn.ReplyCancel

  • My son is very picky when it comes to snacks. He usually only eat fruits, crackers or yoghurt! Which is great :) Its hard to find a good healthy snack bar.. I bet he will love this.. Especially the cocoa one :p I will definately have a look in IGA next time im there!ReplyCancel

  • My boys enjoy a variety of fruits, such as grapes, apples and bananas. I try to make it something different each day :)ReplyCancel

  • My son loves apple and fruit bars.ReplyCancel

  • Merryl

    My son loves apples and would rather eat fruit than chocolate. Very strange!ReplyCancel

  • Bananas and strawberries are always a favourite :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Hay

    They love wholemeal crackers and cheese, yoghurt, dried fruit and fruit.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley C

    Apple pikelets are a huge hit in our house! No sugar at all and 100% healthy!!ReplyCancel

  • Fruit salad stick kebabs. :)ReplyCancel

  • Homemade trail mix and frozen grapes are always a hitReplyCancel

  • saltanas and applesReplyCancel

  • Karla Carey

    My kids are loving the wholemeal Sakatas in their lunchbox with some salsaReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    My little one loves saltanasReplyCancel

  • Jess

    We love Aribars in our lunchboxes, but also choose fresh fruit, zucchini slice (not at kindy, is egg free there), cheese/carrot/cucumber sticks, and popcorn!ReplyCancel

  • My daughter loves muslei bars and homemade fruit leatherReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    My daughter is allergic to dairy and loves Aribars. Great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • My kids love frozen grapes. When they defrost a little they are kind of like jelly. YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Dionne

    They sound good. Will have to try some at the next shop.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Childs

    My son loves sultanas and strawberries!ReplyCancel

  • Doulamum

    Homemade muffins and pikelets, banana cake, fruits, nuts, soy crisps and rice cakes are all staples for our boys lunch boxes. But I’d really love to trial these products for my nephew more than anything. He’s lactose and gluten intolerant so finding snacks for him is a challenge.ReplyCancel

  • Kath

    Carrot sticks or rice wheels are good but I’d love to try these!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    My son loves sultanas!ReplyCancel

  • Kobi

    Fruit is my kids favourite snack.ReplyCancel

  • Megs

    These look yummo – my kids would love these!ReplyCancel

  • Bev

    my grandson is gluten, and dairy free and his dad is finding it hard to get him to eat would love to try these for the little manReplyCancel

  • Sandy

    YES PLEASE YES PLEASE! I have wanted to try these but not sure what they tasted like! I could easily be converted with a sample! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Prue

    My son is dairy and gluten intolerant. He loves eggs atm so we often take a boiled egg with us when we are out and about for a snack. The more kid friendly options for daily and gluten intolerance the better – not much choice atm.ReplyCancel

  • Mara

    Carrot and HommousReplyCancel

  • Jasmine1485

    I love to add a few marinated olives, garlic yoghurt for dipping vegie sticks in, or homemade muesli bars :) I mostly make my own baked goods, because I have to eat gluten free, I’d be very excited to win these instead!ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine1485

    P.S. Logged into Rafflecopter as Kate RyanReplyCancel

  There are so many different ways you can organise and store Lego.  Today I will share with you some more ideas to inspire you.  There are so many different storage ideas for Lego… boxes, tool chest or mats.  Have you seen the Brikbag?  Basically it’s a round fabric mat  with a string around the […]

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  • Snotface Stinkbum's Mum

    my friend has an old timber side table (similar height to the IKEA ones, but larger surface area) with a piece cut out in the centre trap-door style – it hides a supported basket/bucket to place all the lego in. another great idea my Dad had for my brother was to create a lego board – one piece of timber about the size of a door, a couple of handles on the edge, glue the lego boards to it, and it used to slide under his bed. we could build cities and leave them set up on the board, stored under the bed – it was awesome!

    • That sounds really cool, would love to see a photo if she doesn’t mind you sharing it JReplyCancel

    • Sharon

      that is awesome! Have to tell my hubby about that one! Good use of under the bed too!ReplyCancel

      • I designed a bit of an Ikea Hack and got my hubby to make it. I will share the photo with you.

  • JJ

    I love the tool box idea,

    • I think a toolbox would look really good in a boys room. Rough and tough JReplyCancel

  • We store each set made/or not in a zip lock bag (I have 12’x12′ for big ones) and then sort in draws according to type, eg hero factory, star wars etc.
    We also have a bag of assorted bits that have gotten seperated from their sets. Then everyone know where to look when a bit is missing.ReplyCancel

  • Nani

    I bought the Brick Bag for our girls in 1987! It’s still in daily use by my family day care kids and my grandson and its in perfect condition.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    Thanks for sharing the brikbag. I had something similar when I was a child for our lego and had been looking for my own children’s lego! I think storing it might be a problem though – you would probably have to hang it up which might take up a lot of space! ReplyCancel

  • virginie D.

    My favorite is the bag. I had one when I was younger. My mother did it herself. Few month ago, she did an another one for my kids… I have to admitt it’s easy to clean the room after we hang the bag…ReplyCancel

  • I love the little IKEA table with the lego boards stuck on!
    We just have 2 large sturdy plastic boxes – one for hero factory pieces and the other for ‘just lego’ pieces & for now they live side by side in Mr 6’s wardrobe and he opens the door, sits down and starts playing :) ReplyCancel

    • It’s a great idea isn’t it, perfect height for the little kids to stand and playReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    I use the containers from the napisan and washing pod containers :-)
    they stack nicely together as wellReplyCancel

  • Chantal

    Ikea’s Glis boxes are perfect for storing Legos. The large ones for bricks, the small ones for built sets like cars. Stack perfectly. I put stickers on the front with pictures of what’s in there, so the boys can play independently. Works really well so far.ReplyCancel

  • Chantal

    I never sort by color, but rather by size or type. It’s great to have the visual effect of sorting by color, but try finding a ‘1’ brick in a box full of reds! Much easier to find a red in a box of ‘1s’.ReplyCancel

    • I love that you said 1’s… that’s how we describe the different sizes too! 😀ReplyCancel

    • Amber

      My thoughts exactly. I’ve never understood sorting by color. We sort by type. “One bys”, “two bys”, wheels, technic, sloped pieces, plates, etc…ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    I went to Masters and bought two closetmaid mini 6 cube units and fabric boxes. Found lego labels online- free printables- printed out and stuck them on with clear contact. They are sorted in colour + wheels, people and special bits. Works a treat. Its now in his room, stacked on top of each other on side of his desk against a wall.Son decided how he wanted them sorted. He can make on the desk and leave the mess right there! He is 9 so things that are created do not get packed away!ReplyCancel

  • Felicity Jorgensen

    My Dad purpose built a Lego storage box when we were kids (4 of us ) it has different sized sections for each sized bit. It has 3 levels and a lid. Each level can be placed out separately for play or stacked up to pack away. I agree with size sorting, much easier to find a colour in sizes than a size in colour. Will post photos after my next visit to the parental units house!ReplyCancel

  • This is an Ikea Trofast storage system. My husband bought some MDF from Bunnings he routed the outside edge to make it smooth and then sprayed it white. He then attached it to the top of the unit with screws. We actually use it as a craft table. Each of the draws has different things like colouring in books, paper, spaghetti tins hold pencils and texta’s, Stickers, etc. The kids love it. As the get taller we can add feet to the bottom.ReplyCancel

  • Coubay

    We have tried it all, sorting by type and size, sorting by colour and so on. My son’s collection is huge and they just inherited their Dad’s collection that his Mum had kept since he was a kid (a giant storage 100L container full), they already had enough to fill 1 and a half of those things.
    They can never find the bits for set A or set D so now we are putting each set together, placing it in a ziplock bag labelled with which set it is and then the different types go in a container together. A container of start wars, a container of city, a container of Atlantis and so on.
    It’s big job, wish we had never sorted by colour or type.
    Oh they are all kept in a white free standing pantry in a corner of the dining room, it also houses their big sister’s Home Schooling stuff on the second shelf (home schooled due to ill health), they have the bottom 2 shelves, the top shelf is for Mummy and Daddy’s stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    My grandmother bought us a brick bag around 1980, which was used a lot. My 3 kids now have it, along with our old lego and they love it! The bag hangs in a corner of the lounge when not in use. The newer sets are stored in icecream containers inside one of those large wheeled storage boxes with a lid, slides into the bottom of the wardrobe when not in use. Lego is a fantastic timeless activity!ReplyCancel

  • Simone

    We have nothing to sort it out, it is pretty much all made up and he won’t break it up, I am running out of room to store it, have a Lego table, chest of drawers full of made stuff and the top of the tv cabinet in the kids room is covered…. don’t know what to do, any suggestions?ReplyCancel

  • […]  and in this post are loads more ideas […]ReplyCancel

  • JJScraps

    I’m always looking for more Lego organizing ideas!! We sort by shape (i.e.; small blocks, single rows, studs, rods, etc.) but, these tables and drawers are perfect!

    you can see our lego organizing system here-

  • Michele Lents Moody

    We currently sort by color, but I’m considering changing. If you sort by shape, how many drawers do you need for that? I’m imagining all the different shapes and it seems like tons. Do you just group all the unique pieces together.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    We sort by type in a card catalog. It works great, and there were already label holders on the drawers!ReplyCancel

  • […] I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the Lego sorting and organising posts that I shared last week.  Lego storage and organising ideas for a boys bedroom and more Lego Storage ideas […]ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    In addition to drawers, we use a clear, plastic over the door hanging shoe rack.
    It works great- can see all the pieces, it’s always available, but doesn’t take up any space :)ReplyCancel

  • Dean Ashby

    That’s some REALLY organized Lego storage items right there! I’m definitely going to have to take home some of these storage ideas for my garage too!ReplyCancel

Like all boys my son loves his Lego, he loves to make and build all different creations.  Over the years he has received Lego for his birthday and Christmas so he now has quite the collection.  As soon as he receives a new Lego set he is really eager to build it.  However over time […]

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  • Love this – and so would my Lego mad son!ReplyCancel

  • MrsMcK85

    That is fantastic!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • This is awesome! My 7yr old is sitting next to me and said “we should do that mum!”, guess I should work on something similar now!ReplyCancel

  • I have done something similar, I will take a photo and share it if you like.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    its a great idea but is your son uber organised as well…mine would still manage to mix the pieces over time or do you check it regularly? Im not making fun but just wondering :)ReplyCancel

  • del king

    This is fantastic however in a completely Lego obsessed family (all of us – we received Lego as a wedding present!) we would need about 4 expedits to fit the completed structures in. I am working on a shelving system that will display creations to get them out of the study. We also have all the lego sorted in to colours, they are kept in a drawstring bag that opens out to make a play mat making it easier to clean up.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Brown

    Love this, wish I had seen this idea when my kids were into Lego – at the moment it is in one huge box – may even do this and store in the garage for their kids. ReplyCancel

  • Una

    Oh I love that – I wish we had room in our kiddies bedroom for that, I’d so do it, we organised our pieces into colors once, but then it just got put back into the big tub, very cool indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic! My son already has a big expedit (a recent addition to his room), I think I will have to implement a few of your tips into it, TFS :)ReplyCancel

  • jo

    I have just finished displaying completed lego sets in my older boys’ rooms – looks great and they play with them more. I do have one problem though, they used to share a room and the loose lego was just stored in a tub in their room. Now they have separate rooms and I’m not sure what to do with that tub – divide in half or some sort of share arrangement? Suggestions anyone???? ReplyCancel

  • Yvette

    AWESOME :) so totally perfect for any boys room!!! well done! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    Great organisation Katrina . I love my expedit units too. ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow…this is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Nice idea, and
    would suit me to a T, but according to my 3 sons and my husband, more than half
    the fun is searching through a massive pile of Lego looking for THE piece that
    you need! If I tried that here (and i am speaking from the experience of trying
    something similar last year!) there would be a massive revolt! As long as i
    don’t find random pieces of Lego on the floor in the middle of the night with
    my bare feet, we’ve reached a mutually satisfying compromise – I don’t try to
    colour/ size code their Lego, and they pack it all away into several Lego Heads when asked. Otherwise,
    it stays spread out on an old train set table, where it provides hours of
    entertainment for at least a couple of the 5 kids every single day.ReplyCancel

    • I agree it really depends on the personality. My son get’s frustrated really easy when he can’t find a piece is more likely to stop playing.ReplyCancel

  • LinQ

    I would need 12 of these to store my boys Lego.ReplyCancel

  • You da BOMB! I LOVE this. My kids are total Lego freaks and I am always looking for new ideas to store them. Besides now I am so going to have to go to IKEA and buy and expedit….oh the suffering he he xxReplyCancel

  • Carmel

    I have done something similar, and my husband and son who were not at all convinced of the merits of colour sorting have now admitted that colour sorted Lego makes “free building” much easier….ReplyCancel

  • Awesome! My partner and I have a decent-sized collection of legos, and that red Expedit is just so perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Enid Bite'Em

    The complete answer to my 5-year-old’s lego problems!! (He and his dad have been sorting them into colours since he was 3, but alas!, we don’t have IKEA in Tasmania … I’ll have to shop around. Thanks for the idea).ReplyCancel

  • […] I picked these up at my local Howards Storage World they were on display and used to sort Lego, brilliant idea as they are on wheels they can easily slide underneath the bed and be brought out […]ReplyCancel

  • […] created an organised space for Mr 9′s Lego.  There are also more Lego storage ideas […]ReplyCancel

  • MamaLuv

    I luv it! I might have to incorporate some of this into my son’s storage now that he has more Lego’s.ReplyCancel

  • Looks great, but we find it easier to sort Lego into categories (tiny pieces; bricks; flat bricks; windows, doors & roof tiles; figurines & accessories; transport pieces etc etc)ReplyCancel

  • […] on facebook I shared our Lego Storage for my sons room and then asked to see some of your Lego storage creations.  I can’t thank you all enough […]ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Allan

    Such an *awesome* idea. (I personally love the color co-ordination. No such thing as too organised :P)

  • Katherine Jooyeon Oh

    Where did you get the plastic storage organizer?

  • Katrina Wilson

    Where did you purchase the red unit

  • […] 11 loves his lego and has many all set up displayed in his bedroom, but there are some that he has pulled apart, they are stored in large ziplock bags in this Kis […]ReplyCancel

  • […] My sons Lego Storage Unit […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Stay tuned, next week I will share with you how I store the girls Lego, a little bit differently to my sons Lego area. […]ReplyCancel

  • Margi

    This post is so timely! We are at the stage of lego overload for our little storage system. Lookout IKEA I’m on my way!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Fantastic! Ikea is great for Lego storage containers and cubes!ReplyCancel

Yesterday I shared with you how I painted the striped wall in Mr 9’s bedroom, today I will show you the finishing touches and how I decorated his bedroom at little expense. I like my kids bedrooms to be a place they love, feel safe and enjoy spending time in. When they were younger I […]

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  • Jac @ Common Chaos Chronicle

    I love using old calendars for images too. Sometimes I will just print out pictures as well. ReplyCancel

  • love the red bookcase!
    t-shirts are also great to use as wall art. esp if they have outgrown the size but the print is still loved.
    I use souvenir t-shirts or fabrics from overseas as art in my home – also stretched and stapled over a canvas.ReplyCancel

    • Georgi

      Genius! Thank u! Now I know what to do with old keepsake tees besides storing them in mothballs!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Utterly Organised

    The removable wall art stickers are amazing and don’t ruin the walls when you out-grow or get sick of the design. I love the striped walls.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    WoW! My 7 yo would adore that room. You have inspired me …ReplyCancel

  • Inspired...

    Thank you thank you thank you…. I have two panels to hang up and have not been too keen on sewing them… stapling them onto a canvas is so easy… Thank you Thank you Thank you for saving me hours of heartache!!! ReplyCancel

  • louhickey

    That looks fantastic! Well done! I was wondering what the green object under his bed is. My son keeps pushing things under his bed, accidentally or not, and there’s always a massive pile under there! I was wondering if you had any ideas (apart from buying a new bed with in-built storage drawers) to stop things from slipping under there…..ReplyCancel

    • s. davey

      to me it looks like a spare mattress or easy-fall mat (like they have in kinder gyms etc.) for if a friend is staying over.ReplyCancel

This post is very overdue, but I am finally able to share it with you.  However please excuse the absence of before photo’s I just was not thinking at the time I redecorated this room. My little man (now 9) is growing up and outgrowing his baby blue wall feature in his bedroom along with […]

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  • Eleise Bott

    That is awesome! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Ryan

    Very jealous here. This looks awesome and I will be copying it one day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alyce {Blossom Heart Quilts}

    How beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Jac @ Common Chaos Chronicle

    Looks great!!!ReplyCancel

  • […] I decorated my sons room back in 2011.  He has just celebrated his 11th birthday (ooh he’s growing up so fast) and asked if he could change a few things in his room. […]ReplyCancel

  • Nicky Berryman

    Wow – that is fabulous! What are the paint colours you used – I love the combo!ReplyCancel

  • fiona

    Hi there

    I love the color of your blue and green that you have picked up above for your boys bedroom, would you mind if i asked whats the names of them?
    Thanks so muchReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Fiona, I’m so sorry it was so long ago. I matched it off his quilt, i took in his pillow case to Bunnings and they matched the colour for me.ReplyCancel

  • Pramila

    Simply amazing, can you please let me know where can I buy a wooden toy bin/storage.ReplyCancel

Chewy raisin and oat biscuits Serves: Cook Time Total Time 14 mins 14 mins Ingredients 1 cup raisins (I used sultanas) 1 cup cornflakes ¾ cup rolled oats ½ cup SR Flour ½ cup wholemeal SR Flour ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup olive oil 1 egg Instructions Preheat oven to 180C, line baking trays. […]

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  • Tracey @ Bliss Amongst Chaos

    Oooh yum! I’m going to have to try these for my boys lunchboxes! Thank you! :)ReplyCancel

  • bec

    I don’t have cornflakes, can you think of anything I can use instead? I do have dried coconut flakes? Might be too coconutty with that much coconut though! ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Miller

    Just made these with mashed banana, coconut, spices, pumpkin, sesame and chia seeds. This is my go-to recipe for my little girls preschool lunches. My resolution for this year has been to stop buying ‘kiddy’ packaged food from the supermarket. These are the muesli bar alternative. Thank-you!ReplyCancel

  • Chamber Mae

    Hi wanna know what is SR flour??ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    What can I use instead of SR wholemeal flour?ReplyCancel

You can find the recipe for this apricot & Coconut biscuit recipe at

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    Hi there,
    I am interested in the Donna Hay Apricot and Coconut biscuit recipe, but it has been removed from The Donna Hay website. Do you have the recipe by any chance?
    Many thanks, Mel.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Mel, no sorry the only recipe i have is the this one on my blog.ReplyCancel

This weeks meal plan My hubby was away for a few days at the beginning of the week and I forgot to take photo’s of our meals, then I was away for the end of the week  so wasn’t home to cook.  Instead, this week I will share a meal plan using some of the […]

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  • Some yummy suggestions there! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jane B

    Lamb dippers, mash & veggies, Yumm..
    A very delicious meal plan.ReplyCancel

  • flyingdrunkenmonkey

    Oh cool to see that I inspired you! Will love to see what you think of it :)ReplyCancel

Lime Tree Kids has been my longest running sponsor on this blog.  Shelley has been a wonderful support of The Organised Housewife community.  I have watched LTK grow rapidly over the past 18 months with so many new products available. Their range is for babies, toddlers and mum, with unique products that you won’t find at […]

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  • I *need* that clock. My girls have been getting up anywhere between 2am and 10am the last few weeks and I’m exhausted.ReplyCancel

    • That clock is pretty awesome, I have been telling people about it all weekend. Wish I had one when my Miss 9 was younger she get’s up so early.ReplyCancel

  • I could so do with one of the clocks sooo bad :)ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    I can’t see the competition :( I’m not on a mobile or anything either, it keeps saying bad gateway.ReplyCancel


  • I’m not on Facebook, so I can’t enter the competition. What a pity, as the’re some great Christmas gift ideas there. :(ReplyCancel

  • Moinka

    Really lovely giveaway… such gorgeous products!ReplyCancel

  • the gro-clock is a fantastic idea, why hasn’t someone thought of this before, my grandkids would love thisReplyCancel

  • cant get any of the giveaways to load at the moment. Very frustating.ReplyCancel

  • The clock is really amazing. Can’t get the rafflecoptor to work though :-(ReplyCancel

  • Very generous giveways, lovely to see xReplyCancel

During the school holidays we realised my youngest needed a new bike, her big sister has nearly outgrown her bike so we handed Miss 9’s bike down to Miss 7.  This meant Miss 9 had to buy herself a new bike (Miss 7 is helping contribute some money).  Unfortunately she didn’t have enough money in […]

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  • Love this idea, Kat! It can be difficult sometimes to teach kids the value of money and I think that when they save the money themselves, their purchase is much more special :)ReplyCancel

  • Jac @ Common Chaos Chronicle

    This couldn’t have come at a better time for us Kat! I am in the process of trying to teach the kids (ahem, and the hubby) how to save for those items that they long for. At the moment, Jai is saving his pocket money up to buy his own iPad. He’s fed up with the others deleting his games. I said I’d match him dollar for dollar but I have no idea what he is up to.
    Thanks so much for this, and a big thanks from The Monster Squad for helping them with a life-long skill. xoxReplyCancel

  • That’s a fantastic idea Kat…especially leading up to Christmas. The kids are so oblivious to what things cost sometimes. Such an important skill to learn. ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    A great idea Katrina. It is great for math skills too.ReplyCancel

  • This is a wonderful idea especially in the lead up to Christmas! Teaching our kids good money habits is a MUST!! Thank you Katrina! ReplyCancel

  • Hfrankie

    I am just starting to think about introducing pocket money for my oldest, but not sure if she’s too young. What does everyone think is a good age to introduce pocket money?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina, Thank you. Going to purchase this now. Miss 4.5 has been asking Santa for an iPad for Christmas. There is no way Santa can afford this so Hubby and I have decided she can get an iPad Mini however she has to contribute to it and we will match her $ for $ for every $ she earns doing chores for pocket money! This will make it so much more tangible for her. THANK YOUReplyCancel

    • That is such a great idea, I have heard so many other parents doing the same, matching $ for $ for chores, helps the kids to learn about earning and responsibility!ReplyCancel

We believe we can do it all, when we are sick dinner still needs to be cooked, washing still needs to be hung out, we work through it, we have to. We balance family, friends and commitments, far to often having so much to do. Can we really do it all, do we have to […]

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  • Congratulations Katrina! I’m so proud of you my friend. Here’s to even bigger and better things in your future.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Barton-Collins

    Congratulations! ReplyCancel

  • Alyce

    So excited for you!!! Congratulations my friend, may this help you have some more time!!ReplyCancel

  • Wish I lived closer I would volunteer to help you with email in exchange for some of the delicious meals you cook :)

    Congratulations on the Nuffnang Talent Program.ReplyCancel

  • wish I knew where to start being a work at home mum…. can’t bear the thought of returnin to work…ReplyCancel

  • Good post! I only hope to my girlfriend doesn’t see this post otherwise I might get assigned to a lot more household chores if she starts to delegate them to me. All joke aside this was very informative post :)ReplyCancel

  • Kruppy

    We can’t wait to continue the journey Kat. A worthy addition!ReplyCancel

  • Marissa Roberts

    Congratulations! So proud of everything you have achieved Kat, you’re doing a fantastic job! ReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Masters During the 20 Days to Organise & Clean your home challenge, I shared with you some before photo’s of my daughters wardrobe.  The organising hanger we were using was falling apart and couldn’t be easily fixed.  We had used this hanger for a good few years, it was time […]

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  • Wow!!!! To all of it! Boo to me not being the winner lol ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Hi, that all looks so neat and tidy. I was just wondering what you used, and how did you hang the mirror?ReplyCancel

  • Utterly Organised

    I love the use of the cubes in the kids rooms, I must do this one as I just have a book shelf type thingy at the moment and a lot of wasted space at the bottom. LOVE this Kat xReplyCancel

  • Aileen

    Thanks so much Katrina. Looking forward to getting to Masters and shop, shop, shopping! I love that photo frame you’ve recommended, we will get a couple of those as it’s easy to keep it updated with all the photos frames being the regular 4×6 sizeReplyCancel

  • Angela

    I have just done the same thing in my two kids bedroom wardrobes last week, the cubes are amazing for clothes storage, and we have removed the dresser drawers from their rooms so they have alot more space to play in there now. I found the cube storage towers for 2 tier was $20 for 2 sets and 3 tier was $24 for 2 sets, bargain :-)ReplyCancel

    • Danielle

      Hi can I ask where you purchased your cubes?? There is so many diff typesReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Hi Danielle, You can purchase them from Masters and Big W.ReplyCancel

  • Looks great I’ve been waiting to see how you used them as I was planning on getting them for my kids wardrobes as well. My girls already have beautiful chest of drawers in their room but I think I will skip getting one for my son using this system he wont need one which helps because he has the smallest room.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth

    We don’t have a Masters store in our area. Is there somewhere else that would sell the storage cubes?ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    What a great idea – putting the storage cubes inside the wardrobe is such a space saver. Will definitely be implementing this one! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • I love what you have done to the kids closets! We have The Warehouse here which is kinda the same….the shelves and the fabric boxes are the same anyway and Im excited to see that I can do the same thing for peanuts here in NZ! Now just to get rid of the clutter in the closets and Im all set.ReplyCancel

  • Mel Hince

    You inspired me to clean up my wardrobe in my craft room – thanks so much. It really needed doing.
    I blogged my new craft room here:

  • Lori

    Hi I was just wondering which coat hangers do you use for both wardrobes? I struggles with the right sizes and types for my children and think these ones look great :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    Brilliant idea for the shelving inside the wardrobe! I am going to do that for DD6 this year!ReplyCancel

  • […] year I reorganised the kids wardrobes, they are all functioning fine, except for Miss 10′s.  There were a few reasons her wardrobe […]ReplyCancel

  • […] clutter, a lot was boxes from christmas gifts and school books.  Putting most of the toys away in her wardrobe and chest of drawers, we then realised we could do away with the little bookcase.  It looks so […]ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Love, love, love what you did with the closets!
    I just thought I’d pop in to say that the tall shelves (well, even the short ones too) might encourage little ones to climb up to reach their clothes, and so they should be safely secured with furniture straps at the back.
    I read through your post and didn’t see that step mentioned, so if you did do it, my apologies. And if not, just maybe something you’d consider mentioning in case someone has a little climber like me!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    Wonderful! Just the inspiration I needed. Have been online and ordered from Masters. Thanks Katrina ????ReplyCancel

  • […] My youngest has put her Lego in a storage box under her bed, along with some in her wardrobe. […]ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra

    I got sick of my son throwing clothes and toys on the floor all the time so we bought an 8 cube to stand up right at the end of the wardrobe for his clothes and and 9 cube with 6 boxes for all his toys from Bunnings… All that is in his room now is his desk, bookcase and bed, so much more tidierReplyCancel

 Thank you to Dettol for sponsoring today’s post I missed receiving some of the emails, can you please forward me the ones I am missing?   Unfortunately the newsletter service I use does not allow me to resend individual emails.  However, all the tasks to the 20 day challenge can be found on the website. I […]

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  • Vikki

    Hi Katrina. In answer to your “borax” question. I *think* it is available at most pharmacies too :-)ReplyCancel

    • Kirsty

      I’ve seen it at Bin Inn too (in NZ)ReplyCancel

  • Eli

    Hi Kat, I absolutely LOVED following the challenge everyday and looked forward to the evening email in readiness for the following day. You have done a fantastic job and have reinspired the pride in my house and the way it looks and functions. I have kept all of the printables from each day in my folder. I was wondering if you might consider making up a blank template of the daily sheet as I love the design and would love to keep all the pages looking consistent. Maybe even a cordinating a weekly list? They are so pretty.
    Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • FYI: I found borax at Coles, but not WoolworthsReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Borax can be found in the laundry department at many stores. Here we have it at Walmart & Food 4 LessReplyCancel

  • Emma Clements

    Hi, I can’t download the pdf’s anymore, is there a way I can get them please? xxReplyCancel