Little Sayings

Seaweed Foraging with links to resources

September 1, 2021

“Experiencing the beach isn’t just swimming between the flags and eating a Calippo on the way home.” Oliver Brown Thus begins our coastal foraging adventures, experiencing more of what nature provides. Quite some time ago now, I watched an episode on Kate Humble’s ‘Back to the land’ TV show featuring seaweed foraging. The show was […]

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DIY upcycled art smocks

September 1, 2021

As a beginning sewing project, my girls worked on creating their own art smocks. They upcycled old shirts and made some deep pockets for arty bits and bobs out of pieces of fabric I had. It was a pretty simple project that involved: cutting off the sleeves cutting out large rectangular pieces of fabric for […]

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Vanilla Essence DIY Hack

August 30, 2021

I first came across this fantastic idea in Sarah Wilson’s, ‘I Quit Sugar: Simplicious’ cookbook. Her sustainable approach to food is something I just love. This vanilla extract hack I am sharing with you is one of those brilliant simple food saving ideas. I have since seen it on Pinterest as a great gift idea. […]

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Recommended Decodable readers

August 18, 2021

Firstly, let’s define what the term decodable means. Simply, a decodable text is a type of book that has been designed to be used alongside explicit systematic phonics instruction. They are simple stories used in early reading instruction using only words that are phonetically decodable, using the specific set of letters and letter sounds that […]

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Learning through play

August 18, 2021

My girls especially love to role play and they go all out in their play. I love that they absorb themselves in play even at their age. How lovely it is to be a child and just play. A big part of my homeschooling approach is to let my girls just play and be. The […]

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Modern Pallet Letterbox

August 18, 2021

We didn’t want to spend a fortune on a letterbox with moving into our new home. There are after all so many expenses to moving and new homes. We have typically just bought a cheapie from Bunnings that does the job, but I had in my mind a modern pallet letterbox that ended up being […]

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Mornington Modular Couch, Furniture Gallery Review

August 17, 2021

We got a new couch!! It’s so very exciting to finally get a couch that suits your space. And this couch is super comfy. We purchased this couch from Furniture Gallery. This furniture shop is a Perth owned and operated company with two showrooms, located in Osborne Park and Cockburn. Their website has been under […]

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Love Is Wedding Gift

August 13, 2021

This project was a gift for a special friend for her wedding day. It was more of a rustic piece and I loved how it turned out.                         See my other Love is word art project here.

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Love Is – 1 Corinthians 13 Wall Sign

August 13, 2021

The inspiration came for this project when my friend was giving up a couple of her large wooden framed paintings. I was not fond of the paintings, but I had a plan for the frame. My master bedroom had a nice blank wall space to hang a large vertical picture frame. The beauty of this […]

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