School Bag Organisation

Bags, Bags, Bags! School bags, sports bags, library ags, swimming bags plus all of the school stuff! Over the years we have constantly been on the hunt for the perfect storage and organisation solution, for school “stuff”. When we had just one child at school it was easy to...

The Launch Pad – A peek into our Mud Room.

I can not believe it is Term 2! I know for a fact, that every term I say this term will be busy, but….THIS TERM IS CRAZY! Me – Full time work, part time study of my Masters, a house to manage and most importantly three kids with crazy...

Meal Planning 101

We have now been meal planning for more than six years!  I have to admit we have been a bit relaxed about meal planning during the holidays (read too relaxed to do much of anything!) but we are now gearing up to get back on track.  We have had...

Easter Biscuits

A quick, easy, cheap and delicious Easter or Party activity for kids! With Little Miss A’s 9th Birthday Party being during the Easter Holidays it was an easy decision to make it Easter themed!  To keep them entertained we decorated Easter Biscuits. Ingredients: Arrowroot Biscuits – One pack was...

The Play Room

I think our play room would be up there with our most written about room in blog posts! To give you a bit of context, we have always had a play room.  Before I was a mother, I was a teacher so had amassed a massive collection of books,...

2019 Family Life Update

Well they say every year goes faster than the last and 2018 was no exception. What can I say? Life for our family has never been busier. At the end of 2016 I left the classroom (and my school of 12 years) to pursue a leadership position at a...

101 Lunch Box Ideas and a Lunch Box Planner!

Can you believe it has now been 7 years since I first started packing lunchboxes on this blog! The days are long but the years are so short. What has changed in that time?  We now have Master O entering his last year of Primary school, so no more...

Hamptons Style Kitchen Inspiration

Well to say it has been a long time between posts is understatement.  It is all down to one thing…..The Lakehouse. After spending months (6-7) talking to the one builder and architect (see the last post)  and having all our hopes in them, we were forced to pull the...

The Building of The Lake House –

Once upon a time a young newly married couple scoured South East Queensland looking for a good place to settle.  As fate would have it after only a few weeks in Brisbane they both scored jobs in the same suburb!  It was a rapidly growing estate.  It was small...

To Buy or Build? – The Essential List for Homeowners

 Deciding to become a homeowner is a big and very exciting decision.  Followed very quickly by another big question.  To Buy or Build? Each comes with its own unique sets of challenges and rewards.  As homeowners we have experienced both.  Our first home we bought an established property and...