A Little Delightful

4 12, 2014

{giveaway} a little love from Pretty Paper Label

December 4th, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |56 Comments

Day three of my Christmas giveaway week and this one is very special to me!! 
My beautiful friend Kate from Pretty Paper Label designs gorgeous vinyl labels for pretty much anything you can think of! Use them to label water bottles, buckets, jars, lunch boxes, pantry storage as well as use as beautiful wall decor. 
Kate puts so much love and dedication into each and every order of her gorgeous labels. You can really tell when someone loves what they do and I have really loved watching Pretty Paper Label grow over this past year.
I wanted to share with […]

3 12, 2014

Give Good this Christmas with UNICEF Inspired Gifts

December 3rd, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

This post is brought to you in collaboration with UNICEF
  
Growing up in Asia opened my eyes to a world that seems so far away from life here in Australia. On our daily drive to school it was not unusual to see people begging in the streets, or to see children selling what ever they could to earn a little money for some food. For many families, schooling and health care are financially out of reach and so their children never get the opportunity to better their life through education and families would suffer immensely without the […]

1 12, 2014

{giveaway} :: C is for Christmas, and Cookies!

December 1st, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |74 Comments

It’s officially December! Hooray!
I’m kicking off the official start to Christmas with a week of giveaways on the blog 🙂 
First up is this super cute wooden Melissa & Doug Christmas Cookie play set! A firm Christmas favourite at our house, this set is proving so fun for all those Christmas parties the kids stuffed animals keep getting invited to!!
You can slice up the cookie dough and bake your cookies and decorate them after. Once they’re done baking, serve them up with some hot chocolate or a glass of milk 🙂 

This sweet set comes with a dozen […]

27 11, 2014

create your own ‘Official Elf Mail’ letter – a pic monkey tutorial

November 27th, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

 

Alrighty everyone, I am super excited by this! Every year, our Elf Peppermint arrives with a letter on “Official Elf Mail” stationery which I do up in photoshop and print. You can read about our Elf and how we ‘Elf on the Shelf’ here and here.
Every year I am asked if I can make and sell letters to those of you who want to have your elf friend bring a custom letter to your kids, too. The truth is I hardly have time to breathe some nights let alone make Elf letters for you […]

25 11, 2014

Acts of Christmas Kindness – printable cards + journal

November 25th, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful, activities, printables|Tags: , , , , , , , |9 Comments

 
Yay! I am so happy to finally be able to share these with you! I have been having computer dramas, having to shut down and restart my laptop 50,000 times a day to get anything done meant zip zero nada blogging / photo editing / printable finalising so now that my laptop is working properly again we are good to go!
I am so excited about these Acts of Christmas Kindness cards and accompanying printable journal and I hope with all my heart that you love them too!
This Christmas I wanted to put more of a […]

6 11, 2014

Build Confidence with LEGO Juniors! Plus a chance to win! {now closed}

November 6th, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , |77 Comments

This post is brought to you by LEGO Juniors.

It’s no secret that we are big LEGO lovers in this house. I have posted here about our LEGO storage and LEGO sets are definitely high on my kids birthday or Christmas wish lists so I was absolutely thrilled to try out something from the new LEGO Juniors range.
I’ll be honest and tell you that when I first saw the LEGO Juniors sets in the stores I thought they were a different sized brick to the classic LEGO and LEGO DUPLO, but after taking a closer look […]

9 10, 2014

playdough and chickpea pies

October 9th, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We had some fun last week making playdough pies! The kids LOVE when I make pie and we have some left over pastry. They roll it out and play play play so I thought I would make some playdough pastry for them to play with and make their own little mini pies with some of our rainbow chickpeas!

I pulled out some mini pie dishes for them and grabbed my pastry cutter and a fresh batch of pastry coloured playdough and let them enjoy some chickpea pie making.
It was fun to roll out the pastry and […]

1 10, 2014

colour me happy :: how to dye chickpeas

October 1st, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful, crafts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Recently I dyed some chick peas for the kids for a little bit of fun imaginative and sensory play.
They’re such a great size and very different to the texture of our rainbow rice! 
It’s easier than you may think to dye pasta and rice, and the result is fun and vibrant and irresistible! 

You will need:
Dried chickpeas {you can get these from the supermarket or a bulk foods grocer will have them cheaper – if you are in Perth Kakulas in Northbridge is a great spot for things like this!}
Food dye {I use a gel paste […]

9 09, 2014

organised lego storage

September 9th, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful, organisation|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

I get a few messages about our organised lego storage most weeks, so I thought I’d do up a post to share with you all about it!
Noah (7 years old) had been asking and asking if we could separate his lego by colour and I honestly was apprehensive – it looks great and super organised when separated but I didn’t think he would keep up with it in terms of cleaning and packing up after a busy lego building session! And since he is responsible for cleaning up his own lego mess I really thought the […]

1 09, 2014

10 Questions

September 1st, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful||9 Comments

 
The ever beautiful Tessa from Down That Little Lane nominated me for the Liebster Award and gave me these 10 questions to answer after answering 10 of her own. If you don’t yet know Tessa and Down That  Little Lane, you absolutely must, right now, head on over and get acquainted! You will thank me later!!
 
If you were given an extra hour in the day to do what you wanted with what would you do?
Oh that’s easy! Sleep! ha. It’s now been over a year since I’ve slept longer that 5 hours in a […]