15 Christmas gift wrapping ideas using brown paper

15 Christmas wrapping ideas using brown paper

Last week I shared three ideas to make Christmas less stressful. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas but as a mum, there is so very much to do. Buy the presents, wrap the presents, organise the food for the day and all the celebrations in the lead up, get the house sorted for…

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Maple walnuts

Earlier in the week I did a Facebook live in the Facebook group showing the world’s easiest homemade foodie gift – maple walnuts… I made these years ago and then promptly forgot about the recipe but they are, hands down, the easiest, most delicious homemade snack/gift idea I’ve ever made. They take about 5 minutes…

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The Advent of Kindness – 24 days of random acts of kindness

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I’m no scrooge. I’m not going to deny my children their right to a tiny rubbish chocolate every day from the 1st to the 24th of December but this year I’m going to make it a little bit more meaningful. My goal one day is that it will be filled with fun activities we can…

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Macadamia Dukkah

Working for myself has so so many benefits the best of which being that I get to be home with my boys but there are a few things I miss out on. Besides daily interaction with more than a few adults the thing that I really missed was Secret Santa. I remember when I was…

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Three ideas to make Christmas less stressful

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Christmas is meant to be a joyful and exciting time of year right?   I LOVE Christmas but, as a mum, it can be, ok it usually is, pretty stressful! Over the years, I’ve come up with quite a few ways to make it less stressful and more enjoyable and I’m going to share three…

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Savoury ham cheese and corn muffins

Savoury ham cheese and corn muffins via www.clairekcreations.com

We have a grocery budget. It used to be that we had a ‘budget’ that we were meant to stick to but in reality, we’d put the groceries on the credit card and usually go over the allocated amount. About six months ago, we switched the groceries to their own debit account with its own…

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Best ever easy chicken nuggets

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Efficient is kinda my middle name. (I’ll get to the easy chicken nuggets I promise) I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve said to my husband that his way of doing something is inefficient. Yep I’m a real pleasure to live with sometimes. It’s probably why I didn’t go very well working in…

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How to keep the kids kitchen stuff under control

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I’m going to share a little change I made in our kitchen that has made a BIG difference to my sanity levels (aka how to keep the kids kitchen stuff under control). A few months ago, I’d put the kids to bed and I was doing the big pickup… you know all the stuff that…

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Super quick wholefood vanilla cupcakes

Super quick wholefood vanilla cupcakes via www.clairekcreations.com

I’m a celebration cake kinda girl (read on for the recipe for super quick wholefood vanilla cupcakes). I love making Birthday cakes and even better if there’s a theme. Now I’m no pro, there aren’t any sculptured edible decorations (well apart from the monkey I made for my older son’s 1st Bday cake) but I…

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Why exercise for me has nothing to do with weight or fitness

I used to sweat it out at the gym. I was there at 5.30am waiting for them to open their doors so I could run on the treadmill before my 6am spin class so I had time to get home, shower, have breakfast and get to work. I had a heart rate monitor but I…

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How to make baby wipes

How to make baby wipes via www.clairekcreations.c

Before I became a mum, I was going to be an ‘earth mother.’ Not in a hippy, wear cloth clothes and let my armpit hairs grow sort of earth mother but I was going to do everything naturally. Everything would be organic. I would make every meal that passed through their beautiful little cherub lips.…

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Hello Fresh saved my week

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Hello Fresh saved my week that started pretty sh!t! Sundays are usually the day I do our meal planning and prep. They’re also usually the day I get to laze in bed while my husband gets the kids up. You can only ever really say usually with kids can’t you? Always doesn’t seem to be…

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