Saturday, January 24, 2015

DIY: Clothing Labels

Until recently I had no idea how much prep went into starting school (buying uniforms, backpack, school supplies, lunch and afternoon tea prep to name a few. I thought I had everything under control until I read the kindergarten manual again the other day. I completely forgot that I have to label all those uniforms, backpack, school supplies and lunch tupperware! After searching the internet for a company that makes cute and affordable clothing name tags I gave up. The cute ones were way too expensive (over $30 shipped) and the cheap ones were just that, cheap. So I came up with a very inexpensive and easy alternative. I made my own! For more photos and directions on how to make your own clothing name tags, click below.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

School Snacks: DIY Fruit Roll Ups

Only a couple more weeks until the start of school, so now is the perfect time to start bulk making school snacks. Following on from last week's post, here is a really simple way to incorporate more fruit into your child's diet. Luckily the little bears LOVE any and all fruit but for those that find it difficult to get all 2-3 serves of fruit in each day, this might be a solution! This recipe is also a great way to use up fruit that may be overripe and would otherwise not get eaten. For the step by step recipe and more photos read on. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

School Snacks: Apricot Muesli Balls

I can't believe one of my little bears is big enough to go to school this year! Where does the time go? While she's super excited to head off to big kid school, I am trying not to think too much about it. I'm going to miss having one of my sidekicks with me during the week but it's really time for her and she's getting pretty bored of me. One school related thing I have been thinking about is healthy yummy snacks for her to take. I thought now would be a great time to post a healthy snack recipe once a week in the lead up to the start of school. Each recipe can be made in bulk and frozen. Read on for how to  make these delicious apricot muesli balls.