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Yummy toddler snacks (that adults will love too)

A yummy little treat for toddlers, and big kids alike. To make it healthier I guess you could leave out the chocolate….

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Ingedients:

2 ripe bananas

1 cup of oats

about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter

chocolate chips (to taste)

Mix all the ingredients together and roll into little balls.

Then bake at 180 degrees for about 10-15 mins.

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Christmas project challenge Day 3: Christmas tree sandwiches

A gathering of friends with little ones the same age as mine, was the perfect reason to make Christmas Tree shaped sandwiches.

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Thankfully I already had a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter, so all I had to do was make some tasty sandwiches and cut them out, and my ‘share’ plate was done. The only down side was the wasted crusts and bread, as I could only get one tree per sandwich….

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Christmas project challenge day 2: Recycled tissue box tags

We go through lots of tissue boxes in our houseand, and I realised the other day that the patterns on the boxes can (sometimes) be quite nice. So I had an idea to save the cardboard in case it could be used for some crafting endeavour. Then I had another idea; that I could make my own simple and upcycled Christmas tags to place on the presents this year.

I started with this tissue box:

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Then cut the sides from the box and draw the shapes you would like on the back, and cut out the shape. I wanted Christmas trees.

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There you have it, Christmas tag ready to be tied onto a present…just punch a hole in the top and it’s good to go.

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Christmas project challenge Day 1: Decorating

Day One: First day of the Christmas project challenge, and to get the ball rolling I’m starting with an easy one; setting up the Christmas decorations at home (the harder challenge will be keeping the decorations up with a toddler around!)

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Bunting is the best. This is Christmas bunting I made a few years ago. Needs an iron, but still looks good.

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Nothing says Christmas like stockings hanging over the fireplace.

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Day One challenge complete.

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My Christmas project challenge

I am setting myself a challenge for this Christmas (a challenge advent calendar if you will):

For every day of December in the lead up to Christmas, and on Christmas Day, I will (attempt to) complete one project. Some may be quite small, and others may be large, e.g. baking a slice, making a Christmas wreath etc etc.

I will compile a list of some ideas that I have already, that will help with the challenge.

Project ideas:

Reindeer brownies

Ice-cream pudding (will make this for Christmas Day)

Reindeer noses (gift idea)

Christmas gift tags / Christmas cards (from recycled tissue boxes)

Christmas bow tie for toddler (and matching one for Dad and grandad)

beeswax wraps (gift idea)

Christmas present wrapping

Baby foot print cards / decorations

Wreath or flower arrangement

games, puzzles to play on Christmas day

Nutella pastry Christmas tree

Rocky road

Decorating home, setting up tree and decorations

Xmas party food

Party hosting ideas

 

 

 

 

 

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Triple decker birthday cake (Mars bar mud cake and vanilla strawberry cake)

This is the birthday cake I made for a Thirtieth Birthday party.

One layer of vanilla strawberry cake, sandwiched between two layers of Mars Bar mud cake. Caramel buttercream icing between each layer and a white chocolate ganache icing (coloured different shades of pink)

I think I over cooked the mud cake a little, but it didn’t affect the end result. The most important part: the birthday girl (and guests) all loved it.

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30th cake topper DIY

I have the task, nay, the pleasure, of making a cake for my sister in law’s 30th birthday.

I’m planning on making a double layer mars bar cake, with caramel buttercream icing….(I’ll make the cake closer to the party)

But to finish it off I wanted to make a unique cake topper. So I made a gold ‘30’, and mini bunting.

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For the 30. I used cardboard from an old tissue box and drew the numbers to the size I wanted, then coloured with gold texta, and then covered in glue and gold glitter. Finally used a hot glue gun to stick part of a skewer to the numbers.

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For the mini bunting, I used some pink cardboard to cut small triangles, then cut a length of string and attached the string to the posts. Then use hot glue gun to attach the triangles onto the string.

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Can’t wait to show you the finished product a top the cake! Stay tuned.