What it means to Stay Gold

What it means to Stay Gold

What does it mean to Stay Gold? If you’re familiar with the teen angst story The Outsiders by S.E Hinton and the societal and emotional battles that rage between the Soc’s and Greasers you will instinctively know it’s about living your truth despite what is thrown at you. The Outsiders was originally published in 1967 and is now a Puffin Modern Classic and in the words of Julia Eccleshare (Puffin Modern Classics series editor): “The best books grow old gracefully. They retain their importance and affect each new generation as powerfully as the one before.” I could not agree more…

Are you feeling lost with your Personal Style?

Are you feeling lost with your Personal Style?

  I want to be the one to help if you are feeling lost with your personal style and self care. Being a mum to three crazy kids I understand how much it can be a challenge to prioritise self care let alone personal style. However I know first hand the profound impact making myself a priority and taking time  for self care, and  honouring my personal style has had on my life and my families growth and development. I have learnt through personal challenges and trauma that taking time for self care has been crucial to my overall well…

You don’t need to approve my beauty standards

You don’t need to approve my beauty standards

We live to in a world now days where the word BEAUTY appears to have a one dimensional definition. That definition being of course one where society as a general rule deems women’s appearance to be pleasant or not. It’s time to flip the power and say: YOU DON’T NEED TO APPROVE MY BEAUTY STANDARDS. With an ever increasing surge in positive body movements across the globe, it’s a powerful time to unite with others. In doing so you will not be alone as there are millions of others out there, wanting to regain their power too. It’s time to…

Prioritise Self Care with One Simple Question

Prioritise Self Care with One Simple Question

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with there being so much to do, that trying to prioritise self care seems impossible and anything but simple? When you consider your to-do list do you feel defeated before you even make a start? These days, feelings of overwhelm are often associated with being busy and having too many pressures and commitments upon us. One of the things with the “I’m so busy” treadmill overwhelm is that we unconsciously use it to avoid tackling personal issues. The paradox of self care is that, if we spent time tackling some of those personal issues, we…

How to Make: Craft Stick Catapult that Fires Marshmallows

How to Make: Craft Stick Catapult that Fires Marshmallows

I have kids who like craft and kids who like things that catapult objects at one another. With endless craft supplies on hand there are always projects on the go. These super fun craft stick catapults were quick and easy to build and delivered immediate fun. Throw a bag of marshmallow lollies into the mix and you have smiles and laughter all round, as they hurtle across the table and all sorts of games ensue. You can check out some of the fun on our YouTube channel. This is such an inexpensive and easy activity to take on, with the school…

Super Easy Way to Get Your Child Drinking More Water

Super Easy Way to Get Your Child Drinking More Water

Do you have a crazy child you worry about who needs to be drinking more water throughout the day? I do and it’s an ongoing issue and of particular concern coming into the warmer months, when on school days. When she is at home we can prompt and remind her and keep an eye on her consumption. Over at Healthy Kids it’s recommended that the daily water intake for a child of Sarah’s age be five glasses of water a day, which is around one litre. Healthy Kids has a breakdown of the recommended daily intakes for various age groups…

Why Mother’s Self Care is Vital to Children’s Happiness

Why Mother’s Self Care is Vital to Children’s Happiness

It’s Sunday morning, and we have no plans for the day. We’re all collectively pottering around doing our own thing. We’ve had a big week and we’ve all got sniffles, sneezes and allergies bugging us.Many would say it’s one of those days that are great for staying in pyjamas, laying around the house and a little self care. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for relaxed days at home and no plans, but I find if I stay in pyjamas all day I feel “blah”. My spirits and outlook on the day are always lifted when I slip on some…

Boost Children’s Creativity & Storytelling Skills with Story Stones….

One of the extra surprising joys of it be the summer school holidays and having the kids home, is that there is so much more time for arts and crafts. I get to do so many more projects myself as well, because the kids and I are able to work alongside each other on various things. A few weeks before the end of the school year last year on you might have seen me share some story stones I was working on for the kids on Instagram if we’re with each other there. I had been doing them in secret…

Top 4 Tips for Buying Genuine Vintage Coloring Books…..

Vintage coloring books are a collision of my hobbies and passions these days. You all know how much I love vintage baby and children’s items and I have the softest spot for vintage children’s books. So it’s no surprise that it my interests extend to vintage coloring books as well. Over time I have had countless vintage coloring books pass my way through my business, through buying bulk lots of children’s books but sadly most have seen better days. Do you know though, there is quiet a collector market for vintage coloring books with vintage paper-craft and ephemera collectors? When…

How To Make a Tape Measure Brooch…..

I’ve been making and wearing tape measure brooches for the last few years and for just as long I have been meaning to show you all how you can simply and easily make your own tape measure brooch in just a few minutes. So here goes this is a simple and easy crafty project that you could finished and be wearing in under ten minutes. What you you will need to get started: * Tape measure (thrifted or cheaply bought inexpensively)  * Hot glue gun * Scissors * Stapler  * Buttons (I’ve actually gone with an old clip on earring…