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Speedy circle present wrap idea using children’s art – repurpose art challenge #5

Here’s a quick present wrap idea. Got some scissors, paper and a stapler? Cut a circle out of some artwork, paper, a magazine etc and then staple the two pieces together. Leave a space at the top to insert your gift and you’ve got a neat way to wrap a present. Or check out my

Thai beef salad with cranberries – dinner winner!

So, here is the “dinner winner” at our house this week. It’s an old recipe I used to make years ago. I used to make this for my husband when we were first lovers! Seven years later, it’s still yum, and as I’m on a bit of a health kick, (summer is a coming you

Repurposing artwork into magnetic dominoes – RAC #4

Introducing Ella’s beautiful drawing. I love it, it’s gorgeous! As part of my Repurpose Art Challenge, I decided to turn this pic into a set of magnetic dominoes. I’ve always wanted to have a set of dominoes on the fridge. So when I saw this image come in, I knew it would also be a

Tomfo – Tomorrow’s Family Organiser – Where did July go?

Hey there, it’s nearly the end of July already! You’re kidding right! So close to August I can pretty much touch it! If you haven’t already got one of these Family Organisers you’ve still got till 25th July to enter for a chance to win one of 25! I love this organiser, it has a

1000 Awesome Fans – Thanks guys. I’m nuts about you!

Seems I am forever saying to my little guy, “What’s the magic word? Please? Thank you?” Only fitting then, that I should live by my words. Tomfo started 4 months ago, inspired by Tom, I reckon he’d be giving me high fives for reaching 1000 “smoking hot” fans! So… I wanted to say thankyou for hanging around.

Make a paper necklace from your child’s artwork -Tomfo Repurpose Art Challenge #3

When I received these artworks from the beautiful Ruby and Jess for the Repurpose Art Challenge, I initially had another project in mind. But, after looking at the colours, I decided to make some beautiful beads and turn these into a necklace that their mum can wear (if the girls let her!) I think being

Quick present wrapping with kids art – Repurpose Art Challenge #2

Need a quick way to wrap up a present? Try this easy idea with your child’s art and a stapler! No sticky tape necessary! I had some artwork scanned in from the Repurpose Art Challenge #3 so I printed out a couple of pages and made this quick wrap idea. You will need: Paper Stapler

Apricot balls – “no cook” easy treat to make with the kids!

When I was a kid, I used to go over to the neighbours and make cakes and things. These apricot balls are etched in my memory, every year we get together at christmas and my neighbour still brings a selection of her slices and these over. Probably where I got my love of condensed milk

Repurpose kids art into a clock – Introducing Charlie’s Clock

Introducing the first piece in my Repurpose Art Challenge, this one’s from Charlie. What a fab piece of art, it’s ink on paper towel (a great idea mum, think we might give this technique a go too!) the colours are soooo beautiful, I love the fluidity! I decided to turn it into a clock…  Here’s

Easy Chicken Pie

Looking for an easy dinner that works every time? I make this chicken pie, it’s simple and my guys love it. I’m making a collection of my easy meals that I’ve made and tried, so I have a place to come back to refer to them. This was an old recipe I used to make

Repurpose kids art into storage for their artworks

  I said to my little guy, “I’m sooooo excited today!” He said, “Why… are you getting chocolate?”   Too cute, I wasn’t getting chocolate today, but I might just treat myself now. I’m writing for Mum’s Lounge! My first post is up over there today, it’s all about repurposing kids art and then using

Repurposing art challenge – the details

I have set myself a challenge… Are you interested? Fancy me turning a piece of your art into something else? Maybe it could be a clock, something for the fridge, a totally new piece of art, a sculpture? I’m keen if you are.. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS 1. Scan in your art Preferably A4 size, (must

Fold a dollar note into a shirt present

What do you get someone who has everything? I have a few cousins that are at that age where it’s difficult to buy a gift, we usually send them a voucher or deposit some money in an account for their birthday. I saw a dollar note folded into a shirt and thought this could be

Repurpose your child’s artwork onto tin cans and stick them on a magnetic knife rack!

I’ve been saving tin cans for a while now, here is a way to give them a facelift and then hang on a magnetic strip for more storage. I scanned in some of our blow straw art from this post (and a few others that we did making butterflies by folding the paper on blobs

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Organise your drawers- fold clothes vertically/on an angle!

I have been meaning to organise my sons messy drawers for ages, I finally did it! The secret… fold clothes vertically. On the odd occasion when friends were over and needed to borrow a spare t-shirt or pair of shorts for their little ones, I would cringe and say “Don’t look at the mess!”. There were

TOMFO – Tomorrow’s Family Organiser – June postcard

Winter has appeared, it’s June already! Here is our pic for the month of June. What’s on for you this month? You can keep track of everyone’s activities, birthdays, meal plans, bills to pay etc, with TOMFO – Tomorrow’s Family Organiser.   I thought I’d share with you a comment about our Family Organiser by

Pulled Pork Shoulder with BBQ Chilli Glaze – slow cooker meal in a box!

We tried the Pulled Pork Shoulder with BBQ Chilli Glaze, the new Made Easy range from Coles in a box! So yum, had to share it with you. The recipe called for rolls and a coleslaw type salad. I tried this Cabbage Salad with Wafu Dressing from Feast Magazine  and it was a cracker too,

Epic in 3D – my first movie review!

On the weekend we took a trip to see the preview of Epic in 3D. The Natural Cordial Company extended an invite to a sneak peak, needless to say we jumped at the chance. Two 4 year olds, a ten year old and two mums. It was 3D so the guys were excited! On the

Blow Paint Envelopes – Repurpose Children’s Art into a Thank You Gift

These are the creations the kids made at my little guys party, they were too wonderful to throw away so I cut them up and put them into our “blow paint envelopes” so they could keep their masterpieces. Here’s how we made the envelopes… BLOW PAINT ENVELOPES You will need: Envelopes Straws Ice cube tray –

A birthday party for a 4 year old! The Malteser Chocolate Cake + Tissue Pom Pom Balls + Party Games

I do love organising a party, and especially for my little guy. Here’s a few of the things I did for his 4th birthday. The theme was blue this year. Everyone knows a party is really all about THE CAKE and my little guy loves chocolate, so we made this malteser chocolate cake. I saw

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Here’s how it works! • Whenever you feel like it, or see it, take a photo that means more than money to you. It could be a person, a thing, a texture, nature, anything! • Once you’ve taken the photo then share it. • You can take a photo every day, once in a blue moon or

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Sarah-Preston-TomfoHi I'm Sarah, I'm a blogger and an artist who’s made the sea change and moved to the north coast of Australia. I love an easy DIY and making my house my canvas, my new home has become my greatest project: Yamba Scandi. Come visit me in my shop to view my collection of prints, canvasses, home decor and paper goods READ MORE.

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