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At Home Baking With Kids // Simple Easter Cookies.....

Gosh so I'm still in a little shock that the easter eggs even made it to the cookies lol. Yesterday we were just hanging around the house, and to keep the kids busy I thought it might be nice to let Alba bake some cookies for her friends. We lost a few easter eggs along the way (you can pick the guilty party in the photo!) but I was very surprised to see that most made it, and with a few left over. These are very simple little cookies, and you could use this recipe after easter too. Instead of easter eggs just add choc chips, grains, raisins or even nuts.

INGREDIENTS

125g Soft Butter
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Large Egg
2/3 Cup Self-Raising Flour
1 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Cup 100s & 1000s (optional)
10-15 Chocolate Easter Eggs (We just used milk chocolate)

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees fan-forced.
Line a flat baking tray with non-stick baking paper and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until light and creamy. You …

Sunday Funday // Avoca Beachside Markets...

You don't need to know me very well to know that I love a good day out at the markets and the Central Coast certainly has it's fair share of fabulous markets. Although I have been to the Avoca Beachside Markets a few times now, it never disappoints me (well unless it's bucketing down and gets cancelled for the day!! that always puts a damper on it haha ;) Never the less it's the perfect place to spend with the family or even on your own, as I did on Sunday for a few hours. 





Things I really love about this market are it's so colourful, the music, the food, and the amazing wide variety of creative stores. A few of my personal favourite stallholders would have to be lolli & bean, House of Bec,Farrah's Stone, My Little Succulent, and Charlie and Bella Cupcakes

Get along to this gem of a market and enjoy a relaxing, creative environment. Take the kids, grandma or every your little furry friend. The Avoca Beachside Markets is on every fourth Sunday of the month, …

How To Make Your Kids Artwork Into A Gift Bag....

Ever had one of those "Oh No!" moments? The gift is ready to go, but there's no wrapping paper! Well rather than throwing the kids in the car to race to the shops, why not get creative?

If you have kids then no doubt you have an abundance of beautiful artworks at home, made with love and artistic flare. So wouldn't it be wonderful to turn some of these artworks into gift wrapping that is almost a present on it's own?

My little lady has a party to go to and I thought lets make her artwork in to a treasured little gift bag, with a matching card. So I rolled out the paper and let the her paint, paint, paint to her heart's content.

LET THEM BE CREATIVE
Turning The Master Piece Into A Gift BagThe artist has finished. The artwork is dry. Now you can get started making the gift bag with these simple steps below.
Materials You Will Need

Artwork
Scissors
Sticky Tape or Washi Tape 
Sheet of cardboard
Two x Ribbon

Method - (pictures below to help guide you)
The size of your finis…

52 Weeks Project // WEEK TEN....

A Portrait of my children, once a week, every week, 2015 Linking up with Practising Simplicity for the 52 Weeks Project
Alba & Axel: The simple things in life are sometimes the most fun. Climbing trees at the park by the waterfront. 
Remember how much fun it was to hang out of a tree as a kid? Roll down hills? Do handstands and cartwheels? 
Recent posts you may have missed  Brown Rice Summer Salad - Make Friends With This Salad... The Handmade Series // How To Knit A Blanket..
A Weaving Workshop With Miss Kizzy.... 52 Weeks Project // WEEK EIGHT...
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The Handmade Series // How To Knit A Blanket With Greta's Handcraft...

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back to 'The Handmade Series' this is part two. If you missed part one you can read up here (Part One - What's In The Basket...). This month you will find below a brief description on just how to knit a blanket with my guest Vivienne @gretashandcraft. Enjoy and thanks for visiting this blog. xo Bec

Summer is now behind us, and to me that is exciting as it means lots of NEW Winter stock arriving with beautiful NEW colours to create lovely NEW warm knitted wooly projects!!!
With the cold Winter months on their way, there is nothing so special as cuddling into a warm knitted woolly blanket!! Now don't shudder & say "but it's such a big project", lol, as I am going to tell you how to break it down into a really manageable & fun project!


1. Decide on Size - I find for your first throw, don't go too big, do a cot size, or a nice Knee Throw to snuggle on the lounge.
2. Colours - look around your house, childs room, see what colours ar…