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Planning Our Guest Bedroom Makeover

One of my favourite things about shopping trips to Dublin as a child was going into the Laura Ashley shop on Grafton Street.  I know it is a brand that many consider old-fashioned and terribly floral, but it has always been special to me.  I used to go in with my mother. She had some gorgeous… Continue reading Planning Our Guest Bedroom Makeover

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The Great Egg Race, or 3 Last Minute Easter Decorations

Do you remember the show on the BBC The Great Egg Race? I don’t remember much about the actual series but I was fascinated by the opening. I looked it up recently to show the children and was pleased they like it to. This post is nothing to do with the TV series and everything… Continue reading The Great Egg Race, or 3 Last Minute Easter Decorations

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Making Papercraft Bunnies with Toddlers

Easter ist almost upon us and I haven’t anything much done. Last year I was all about the Easter decorations. Now, with a job, a dog and a bunch of chickens to deal with as well as three children and the housework, there just isn’t as much time for faffing about with eggs, bunnies and… Continue reading Making Papercraft Bunnies with Toddlers

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Christmas Crafts: Pine Cone Decorations For Children

Last year our kindergarten made these cute little pine cone angels and Christmas trees with the children and hung them in the windows. The are so simple that toddlers can make them. Plus they are fun to decorate. You will need: Pine cones (obviously!) Paint Beads Glue Glitter in silver, gold or red Ribbon or… Continue reading Christmas Crafts: Pine Cone Decorations For Children