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January – Getting back into monthly meal planning and grocery budget

Whew we made it through that crazy Christmas and New Years period. That period where no matter how much you budget and plan something always comes up that blows it. Or well for us it does. Our December budget wasn’t…

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Christmas Eve Box

This year I have decided to start a new tradition with the boys. A Christmas Eve Box. The hubby isn’t too keen on this one and he can just sit it out. I’ve seen these all over Instagram for the…

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Daycare Teacher Christmas Gifts and Why We Are Doing It This Year

Daycare/Kindy Teacher Christmas Gifts who does them? This is our first year doing them. Xavier and Ezra moved in January of this year to a new daycare and it was the best move we could ever have made this far…

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Christmas has started in our house

Can anyone really believe that it already the 11th December? I mean where has the time gone? For our house the hubby wouldn’t allow the tree to go up until the 1st December unless I put it up while he…

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Introducing baby Damian

As I sit here. Listening to Christmas Music I thought I should update you on something pretty big. Baby Damian has arrived. Damian is now three weeks old. He decided to come before his induction date thankfully and arrived on…

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Our Family Morning in Wellington

This morning I had the boys up feed and dressed and ready to leave for Wellington by 7.30am. The hubby was up and we left at 7.50am and headed in for a morning in Wellington. Our first stop was the…

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A Quick Stop At Avalon Duck Pond and the Dinosaur

Today we stopped off at Avalon Park after an appointment so Xavier could do a bit of exploring. They have a huge playground but he seemed more excited about the duck pond and the dinosaur. On the weekends Avalon park…

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Family Day at Staglands

Recently we did a family day out at Staglands. We were pretty lucky because it wasn’t an overly hot day. It was cloudy enough that we could enjoy the day without getting too hot. Staglands is a place where you…

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Simple School Tray Bake with Sprinkles

I remember having this as a child in the UK. A Simple School Tray Bake with Sprinkles it was such a quick and easy recipe for everyone to make.This week I decided to make it with the boys so I…

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Baking with the Kids

One thing I love to do is bake. One thing I am starting to love is having my kids involved in baking with me. I have always had this vision for when I bake with my kids and that is…

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Our Monthly Food Spend Budget

I have recently been asked what exactly our monthly food budget is. I was a bit hesitant to share what exactly our monthly budget is. But here it is. Our monthly budget is $700 max. BUT I am always aiming…

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