• Halloween Hacks. If your skill doesn't happen to be of the creative variety, don't worry I've got you covered for an Instagrammable Halloween with very minimal skill or effort required! It's ok, you can thank me later :-)

    Halloween Hacks: How to do a Budget Halloween Even if You’re Not Creative

    Autumn is the time of year that all my juices start flowing. There’s a whole bunch of amazing sensory things going on, from smells to colours, textures to taste. And there’s something about these sensory treats that sets off the creator in me, especially with events like Halloween, Guy Fawkes (bonfire) Night, and later Christmas, to start planning. Halloween is the first of the bunch, and perhaps the most obviously creative given that it’s traditional to carve elaborate and spooky faces (and other things) into great big pumpkins. The carving involves first planning and drawing something spooky, followed by hollowing out and actually carving the thing. The thing is, not…

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    Birthday Cards: To Keep Or Not To Keep?

    As with any 3 -year-old, Amelia got a ton of cards for her 3rd birthday last month. Not only did she get a ton of cards, but she also got quite attached to a few of them. One of them even had to go to bed with her a few times. With Mr C’s birthday upon us this weekend, we have broached taking Amelia’s cards down from display with her. Naturally her response was a resounding “NO!” So I got to thinking about ways that we could preserve the cards without me having to a) have them on display until her 4th birthday, or b) store 40 cards every year…