February 13, 2017

Girlie Pretty Party

Our little Maisie Boo turned 4 at the very beginning of January and we finally got round to celebrating her birthday in the second weekend of February.  I'm sure most December and January babies (I'm one too!) can relate to the agonizing wait as a kid for your birthday party until your friends are all back from their summer holidays.  Last year Maisie didn't even have a party - we took her to Rainbows End and told her that was her party.  She thought it was awesome!  No such luck this year - she completely understands about birthdays and she wanted her special day.  Fair enough too!  The theme was almost Doc McStuffins but she caught a glimpse inside my party supply cupboard and decided on a pretty party instead.

December 15, 2016

Christmas Charity Support 2016

Unsure what to give the person who has everything?  Want to give back this Christmas and make a contribution to society?  Or want to teach your children that Christmas is a time of giving?  Below are four charity organizations that have made their Christmas appeals known to me and I thought I would share with my lovely readers.

North Pole Breakfast 2016

Earlier in December we hosted our fourth annual North Pole Breakfast - the day our two Elf on the Shelf, Ice Cream and Snowflake, arrive from the North Pole and the start of our Christmas festivities.

December 5, 2016

Easy Summer Entertaining with Regal Salmon

The chaos of the festive season is upon us with endless (but oh-so-fun!) end of year lunches, drinks and catch ups.  If it's your turn to host, but you don't want to be slaving over a hot stove in the heat of summer, then this is the recipe for you!  Easy to prepare in advance in a "throw it all together kind of way", absolutely delicious, light for a hot summers day yet completely satisfying - this Regal Salmon Summer Salad is the one for you!

December 3, 2016

Free Printable - I'm Soda-Lighted Gift Tag

It's always tricky coming up with interesting and different teacher gift ideas each year but this idea came together so easily that I knew I was on to a winner.

November 28, 2016

Christmas Toy Gift Guide

Want to know what's hot for Christmas in the world of six and three year old girls then look no further!  My girls have been scanning the toy catalogues and writing, revising, and rewriting their Christmas wish lists for weeks now but there are some items that are staying firmly at the top of their lists.  Read on for some amazing, easy to find gift ideas - straight from the source of what's cool - my girls!  And if you make it all the way to the bottom of this blog post there are details on how you could win some of these awesome goodies in time to pop under your tree! 

November 21, 2016

Summer Linen Refresh - Maisie's Room

Part two of my girls summer bedroom refresh.  Here are all the details about little miss Maisie's summery bedroom update.

Little Miss Enchanted

Last week Madeline and Maisie were invited along by Snow White and Aurora for a little private party at Little Miss Enchanted.  Now, I thought I knew most of the awesome kids party venues in Auckland but it turns out there are some amazing places tucked away that I don't know about and this was one of them!