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

Hello Fresh via www.clairekcreations.com

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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Decluttering kids toys

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Decluttering kids toys Before we started decluttering kids toys, I used to have this argument with my husband… Husband: (after cleaning up the toys for 30 minutes) ‘They have too many toys we need to get rid of some.’ Me: ‘You don’t understand. I need so many toys to keep them entertained.’ So then I’d…

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A mum with anxiety

Being a mum with anxiety

RUOK? Are you ok? Are you okay? I am a mum with anxiety. Wow I don’t think I’ve actually written those words before. I may seem to the outside world that I totally have my shit together. I may look ‘put together,’ people may ask me how I ‘do it all,’ and you might think…

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How to use soapberries or soapnuts

How to use soap berries or soap nuts

How to use soapberries or soapnuts I’m a massive nerd at heart. Nothing gets my little heart beating more than experimenting with something that I don’t really think will work, only to have it work brilliantly. Over the years I’ve been on a bit of a quest to ditch the chemicals in our lives. Skincare…

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How to declutter your iPhone

How to declutter your iPhone via www.clairekcreations.com

How to declutter your iPhone. I know, it’s a far stretch from the usual recipes you see around here but I’m taking a bit of a, I won’t say change of direction, more extending my reach a bit. There’s so much more than just food that I want to share with you. In the last…

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Mulberry jam

When I was growing up we had a giant mulberry tree in our driveway. Come to think of it, it might have been in our neighbour’s backyard but it hung over our driveway so that made those berries ours right? My sister used to eat them by the bowlful and I can still remember her…

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Spinach pumpkin and feta fritters

Pumpkin spinach and feta fritters via www.clairekcreations.com

Ah winter. Every year I dread your arrival. I’m not a cold bunny. I don’t deal well with being cold. I’m quite like a hibernating bear actually. I love cooking warming foods, rugging up and bunkering down until the warmth of summer arrives. Ok so a cold day here is just under 20 (celcius) but…

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Quick and easy salad dressings

Salad used to be a dirty word for me. It was the days of the iceberg lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber and red onion smothered in some sort of vinaigrette. You know – the type of salad you used to get on the side – probably still do at some – when you order…

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Pumpkin scones the old fashioned way

Pumpkin scones the old fashioned way via www.clairekcreations.com

Cravings are a funny thing aren’t they? I often wonder how my body can suddenly desperately need something I might not have thought of in ages. This pregnancy has had quite a few of those moments. When I was about 11 weeks I was getting ready to take lunch to a friend who had just…

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Shredded beef

Slow cooked shredded beef via www.clairekcreations.com

The slow cooker is my best friend. Alright so I might exaggerate slightly but you’ve probably heard me say before just how much I like it. How can you not like something that you can literally put two ingredients in, turn it on and walk away then come back to it 8 hours later and…

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White chocolate & raspberry blondies

A boss walks into his office one day to find one of his blonde female workers hanging from the ceiling. ‘What are you doing?!?’ he asks. ‘I’m a light bulb, I’m a light bulb,’ she responds. ‘You’ve clearly lost it, I think you should go home for the day,’ The blonde gets down from the…

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