• Disneyland,  Travel

    Disneyland | Days 1 & 2

    Nine Days at the Happiest Place on Earth We have just come back from the most amazing trip to Disneyland, California! My family and I, spent 11 days in Anaheim with 9 days at Disneyland and California Adventure. Here is how we spent each day, the rides we went on, shows we watched and the Disney food we ate. As Australian (or New Zealand) residents we were able to get 10 day passes to Disneyland for only $13 more than the 5 day passes. For us this was the best and most cost effective way to go to Disneyland. It meant we didn’t have to try to pack everything into…

  • Disneyland,  Travel

    Disneyland | Days 10 & 11

    We have just come back from the most amazing trip to Disneyland, California! My family and I spent 11 days in Anaheim with 9 days at Disneyland and California Adventure. Here is how we spent each day, the rides we went on, shows we watched and the Disney food we ate. To find out how we got from Australia to Disneyland and our first day at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ check out this blog entry. To continue on with our adventures and read about our first day at California Adventure click here. Day Ten | Disneyland We arrived at Disneyland at around 10 am. Zoë was all dressed up…

  • Disneyland,  Travel

    Disneyland | Days 8 & 9

    We have just come back from the most amazing trip to Disneyland, California! My family and I spent 11 days in Anaheim with 9 days at Disneyland and California Adventure. Here is how we spent each day, the rides we went on, shows we watched and the Disney food we ate. To find out how we got from Australia to Disneyland and our first day at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ check out this blog entry. To continue on with our adventures and read about our first day at California Adventure click here. Day 8 – Disneyland After a late night the night before, we had a pretty relaxed start…

  • DIY,  Make

    Magazine Christmas Tree

    Last week my daughter Zoë and I were grocery shopping when she noticed a huge pile of magazines offered by the supermarket. For some reason (maybe because they were the Christmas edition), they reminded me of the old magazine Christmas trees we made in primary school. So feeling a little nostalgic, Zoë (5) and I decided to make one. My son Max (7) also got excited by the idea and joined in the fun. Here’s how we did it: Step one | Choose your magazine. The thicker the magazine, the fuller your tree will be. The magazine we used had 160 pages. Step two | Open the magazine to the…

  • DIY,  Make

    Lego Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

    One of my most favourite memories of Christmas as a child, was counting down the days to Christmas on the old fashioned cardboard advent calendars. The ones with the beautiful Christmas scene and the little perforated doors hiding a cute little Christmas picture. We would hang them in the window so the sunlight shone through. These advent calendars have been replaced almost entirely with the chocolate ones these days or the fairly expensive ones with toys or stationary inside. I wanted to share the fun of counting down the days to Christmas with my children without them ‘getting’ something each day. So I started scanning Pinterest and the internet for…

  • Disneyland,  Travel

    Disneyland | Days 5, 6 & 7

    We have just come back from the most amazing trip to Disneyland, California! My family and I spent 11 days in Anaheim with 9 days at Disneyland and California Adventure. Here is how we spent each day, the rides we went on, shows we watched and the Disney food we ate. To find out how we got from Australia to Disneyland and our first day at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ check out this blog entry. To continue on with our adventures and read about our first day at California Adventure click here. Day 5 After a bit of a sleep in we arrived at Disneyland at 11 am and…

  • Disneyland,  Travel

    Disneyland | Days 3 & 4

    Nine Days at the Happiest Place on Earth We have just come back from the most amazing trip to Disneyland, California! My family and I spent 11 days in Anaheim with 9 days at Disneyland and California Adventure. Here is how we spent each day, the rides we went on, shows we watched and the Disney food we ate. The first day of our holiday was a travel day. We spent our day travelling from Melbourne, Australia to LA, facing all the “fun” things about overseas travel such as flight delays, passport problems and the mad dash across the airport to catch our flight. The second day of our trip…

  • Book Week 2019
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    Book Week Display 2019

    This week I finished my Book Week display for this year’s theme “Reading is My Secret Power.” For this year’s display I did the more obvious superhero take on the theme, creating a city for my superheroes (students) to hang out in. My display also doubles as a photo booth. During Book Week students will be able to step inside the display and have their photos taken. I then display the photos on the TV in the library. The students love seeing their photos and sharing them with their friends. The photos look fantastic when they are in their costumes for the Book Week Parade, and I will have a…

  • Doll house makeover
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    Doll House Makeover

    Over the last few months I have been busy renovating a doll house for my daughter’s 5th birthday. The whole project actually started last year, when inspired by the doll house renovations on Pinterest I decided I would like to give one ago. So last November I started looking for doll houses on Gumtree and I got one for just $30. It was going to be a Christmas present, but I ran out of time to do the renovations so it ended up being her birthday present instead. The doll house wasn’t painted in anyway except for the roof, so I didn’t need to sand anything back. It was however…