20 March 2013

MOPS Craft Lesson - Face Washer Bunnies

Yesterday my local MOPS (Mother's of Pre-Schoolers) group celebrated Easter for our final meeting of Term One. As a member of the creative team, we came up with the idea of teaching the ladies 'How to Make Face Washer Bunnies'. Everyone had fun being creative and decorating their own little bunny rabbits to give as gifts to loved ones next weekend. They are super easy to make and a great craft activity for children (chocolate eggs are an optional extra!)

Tutorial instructions are available HERE

16 March 2013

Family Favourite: French Toast

We normally have a hot yummy breakfast on Saturday mornings before my hubby goes off to work for the day as we are lucky enough not to have Saturday sport yet (plus Sundays are always a rush to get to church on time!). French toast is definitely a family favourite and enjoyed by everyone! Here's my best recipe to date... 


4 eggs
2/3 milk
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
6-8 slices of white bread
Butter for pan

  • Mix eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla essence, salt and cinnamon well. I use a blender to ensure there are no lumps in my batter but a whisk would also do the job.
  • Heat frying pan and add butter to melt. Reduce heat if pan appears to be burning butter. 
  • Dip a slice of bread into the batter and allow to soak for around 30 seconds a side. Place in the pan and cook each side until golden brown.
  • Serve with your choice of  icing sugar, maple syrup, sugar & lemon or with some delicious bacon! 

12 March 2013

Lavender Cuddle Bags

Thank you to for featuring Ernie and Bird on their website's homepage today as part of their 'The Hungry Caterpillar' showcase! 

Ernie and Bird Lavender Cuddle Bags are made with cotton and corduroy fabrics and filled with Australian grown wheat and lavender. Ernie & Bird Cuddle Bags can be used as heat packs that are heated in the microwave or cold packs that are kept in the freezer.

Cuddle Bags easily mould to the contour of your body and are perfect to cuddle up on the lounge with, use while traveling or take to bed to keep your tootsies warm! As they are filled with lavender they are an excellent sleep companion and may assist in settling young children and relaxing adults! 

Due to the variety or microwaves out there, heating is recommended in 10 second increments to ensure the wheat does not overheat and burn (not a pleasant smell at all!) Cuddle Bags measure approximately 25cm x 20cm. Lavender Cuddle Bags are $15ea and can be purchased online