special occasions

15 02, 2011

Part 1 of Noah’s 4th Birthday – Adventure Is Out There – an “Up” inspired party

February 15th, 2011|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |6 Comments

My little guy turned 4 last week. It has been a blur, these last 4 years. I can hardly believe it! They have been the best years of my life. Being a parent is the most beautiful blessing and I am truly honoured to be the mother of this little boy.Noah loves the Disney / Pixar move “Up” and for his 4th birthday I wanted to incorporate the movie into the theme. We decided to go with the catch phrase from the movie “Adventure is out there!”.I designed the invitations, cupcake toppers, bunting and […]

1 01, 2011

our new year

January 1st, 2011|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |1 Comment

We spent the time just relaxing with each other, the best way to start a brand new year!Home made waffles for breakfast also help. Yum!!We found out that a new year means a new trick! Time to move the mattress down to the bottom level for this little cutie.We had a quiet lunchComplete with more new years’ toppersAnd then a play outside under the shade of a trusty cubby house. This little munchkin really isn’t helpful when I’m trying to take photos, I am always getting a silly face! Although I am thankful that […]

29 12, 2010

Free New Years Printables

December 29th, 2010|Categories: printables|Tags: |3 Comments

I hope you had a beautiful Christmas!I also hope you enjoy these free New Years Printables! I’m trying out something new, a link to a direct download instead of having to e-mail me. {Hopefully it works!} Although I will admit I’m a little sad about it as I have really enjoyed getting all the individual e-mails because it means I get to hear from you!So feel free to e-mail me anyway! :o} Just to say hi!You can download the Happy New Year 2011 printables from here. {please leave a comment if you do, so I know that […]

23 12, 2010

mini christmas dessert table

December 23rd, 2010|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Tradition in our family is a Christmas Eve feast. That is our big event, Christmas Day has always been about going to church and then chilling with family and having left overs for lunch.So tomorrow night my family will sit down to a Traditional Roast Turkey dinner, with all the trimmings. And then of course, dessert. We will have a rice pudding {traditional dessert from Mum’s side} and my husband has declared pecan pie is our family’s new dessert tradition. But in addition to those, I designed this little dessert table for our special night. We […]

28 11, 2010

getting ready for christmas

November 28th, 2010|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |12 Comments

I have to admit I am usually much more organised than I am this year. But we have been having a lovely time with family visitors and just before their arrival the semester at uni was wrapping up so I’ve been busy and put it aside for a little while. Thankfully much of the gift buying had been done earlier. But from today, getting ready for Christmas is in full swing! I made these awfully cute little “Christmas Puddings” in a flash to start of the festive mood. A friend introduced me to these […]

25 11, 2010

perfect pumpkin pie

November 25th, 2010|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , |0 Comments

I know Thanksgiving doesn’t have anything to do with Australia, but I grew up with it and think it is a lovely little holiday. No big plans for us this year as it really does get lost here, but I did make pumpkin pie for my family and for a good friend {who is missing her home in America!}It is delicious. Really. Try it! It is perfect for the holiday season, with hints of clove and cinnamon. It smells divine, and tastes even better with a little whipped cream on top.I used Libby’s pumpkin […]

3 11, 2010

Halloween Buffet Table

November 3rd, 2010|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |5 Comments

It’s taken me a while to get back here to post photos of our Halloween Buffet Table. We had about 15 kids here {kids from my son’s Kindy class and some of their siblings + my 2 stepkiddos} for Halloween. All the little kiddies were 4 and under!For most of them this was their first taste of Halloween fun! I think some parents were a little apprehensive, thinking it would be all scary and gory. Most didn’t know that you can dress your child in anything! It doesn’t have to be scary, a witch, vampire […]

31 10, 2010

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2010|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Well I cheated a little and we had our Halloween party yesterday. It went really well and I am pretty sure all the kids had a great time!The food was all gone at the end so I’m hoping it was enjoyed by the kids and parents.Here is a little sneak peak at the stars {inspired by Bakerella} of the Halloween Buffet – more to come when we’ve finished cleaning up and had our trick or treaters turn up tonight!x

25 10, 2010

ghost bouquet

October 25th, 2010|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This little Halloween craft turned out super cute. And it was so easy to do.What you will need:LollypopsWhite crepe paper {it’s a little easier than tissue paper} or you can also use paper towelRibbonBlack penVaseBlack tissue or crepe paperStyrofoam block, florist foam or pebblesLet get started!Make your little ghosts by wrapping some crepe paper over the top and tying a ribbon around the base of the lollipop, making a ‘neck’. Draw a face with black marker. Place tissue or crepe paper in your vase. Organise it so it is almost coming out the top. Place […]

19 10, 2010

get the party started : gorgeous halloween printables by Shindig Parties

October 19th, 2010|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |1 Comment

I mentioned sometime last month that we were undecided on having a Halloween party. Well, we are certainly having one and I have been really enjoying all the bits and pieces involved in getting ready for a whole – lot – of – fun!I bought these gorgeous party printables from Shindig Parties TO GO! a couple of weeks ago and they really are too cute. Amanda has done such a fabulous job with these and they were just perfect as I was looking for a not too scary, very kid friendly design with your […]