Halloween 2018 – Spider Biscuits

With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, it was going to be a busy afternoon for the boys!

On Wednesdays, our son does tae kwon do after school with a couple of his mates. They go straight from school to one of the boy’s houses as he lives close to where the class is held.  So, to make some sort of contribution to this weekly visit, I make afternoon tea which I deliver during the day. Mimi’s chocolate cake is a favourite, but I try to make different things and try out new recipes from time to time. So it was a perfect opportunity to make a Halloween-inspired treat! Continue reading

Book Week 2018 – UFO Costume

It’s that time of year when parents of primary school aged children in Australia either spend every spare moment trawling Pinterest for ideas for Book Week costumes…or they curl up in a corner and wish it was all over…lol. Ok, perhaps there are plenty of parents who are somewhere in the middle!

This year is our last year of primary school, and therefore the last year of having to come up with a costume for Book Week, so we thought we’d try for something BIG! And after a bit of searching, we found a costume idea that fit the brief. You can follow my Pinterest board of ideas here. Continue reading

‘Elegant Swamp’ style

It could be the next big thing in home decorating and design: Elegant Swamp style. You heard it here first! Just wait, it will become a common design request on TV shows like House Rules and The Block, mark my words!!

Or maybe it won’t…

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might remember recently seeing me post a photo of the day’s project – ogre ear headpieces.

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These were for our group’s theme for our school’s trivia night last weekend. Since there were 3 Fionas on our table (including me), can you guess the theme we went with??! Continue reading