(Because I didn’t share enough photos with you last week of our holiday (!!) here’s another of my gals)
I hope you had a great week last week – for me things were a bit slow – as they always are when you’ve just had a holiday or been sick (or in my case both!)… but I’m looking forward to sharing a few fun things with you this week!
And here’s my latest collection of lovely links…
- Adding to my library wish-list now!
- The perfect gift. We are taught and we can teach… and as the author suggests this whole idea extends far beyond the kitchen – and is much more about connection and learning about your family’s story than you may realise.
- The real purpose of pictures.
- Sandra from Raincoast Cottage has an amazing series of posts on her blog at the moment – we get to witness a real conversation between her and Jen from Classic Play – ‘Talking about Creativity’ – very thought-provoking and some great follow-on conversations happening in the comments section too – I definitely recommend you check it out – I’ve found it a very inspiring read.
- I also had the chance to read the inaugural interview in a series by Caroline of Salsa Pie – all about creativity in childhood. Another really interesting read!
Craft and activity ideas for the littles
- Sand candles look awesome (and super fun to make!)
- Love this idea for stained glass bunting
- This birthday party is AMAZING!
- A fantastic round-up of playhouses – definitely one of my wishlist items to make for the girls before they get too big!
- Once I get organised, I’m definitely going to put my name down for a culture swap via this website.
In the kitchen
- The Family Dinner by Laurie David is a current favourite book of mine – and I loved watching this video featuring five of her family dinner rules.
- Not the time of year for us southern hemisphereans – but these easy homemade pickles look yummy and beautiful.
- A great list of easy recipes kids can cook.
- The Monthly Spread – a pretty great sounding meal planning service. I know half my battle is actually deciding what to cook each night so this is right up my alley. I’ve just signed up to try it out – at $5 per month you can’t really go wrong, right!?
- This Asian Slaw sounds super yummy.
- I know these are meant for children, but I would really love a beautiful suitcase like this.
- My friend Jennifer has created the most beautiful e-magazine, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll. It is chock full of fantastic inspiration for celebrating summer – making me wish even more I was heading to the northern hemisphere right about now!
- This super cute DIY snow cone party garland is lovely – and would be another fantastic way to celebrate summer.
- I discovered this shop, Children Inspire Design, which has some really gorgeous artwork for children’s walls. (Especially loving the My Roots collection).
- Oh how I wish I could pull off some magical home organisation like this!
Wishing you a lovely week ahead – full of happiness and adventure!