Tuesday, 28 August 2012

To Create: Brag Book

Hi Guys,

It was my Mum’s 50th Birthday last week and my sister wanted to do something really special for her and has asked for my help. Whilst we have the three boys and they are every bit my children, my family and I didn’t get to experience them from birth because they are my step sons.

In May we found out that my sister’s more than usual lethargic self (she is a chef, works upwards of 70hrs a week and suffers from transverse myelitis) was actually due to her growing a beautiful little human being! (Due Christmas Day and all) We are all so overjoyed it isn’t funny!
You know the Nanna’s Brag Book’s that you see? Well, my family is Italian, and we don’t have Nanna’s, we have Nonna’s. And we both seriously doubted we’d find a Nonna’s Brag Book.

So here’s the one I’ve created
- 4x6 photo album from Kmart
- Embellishments (stickers, letters, etc)

The embellishments and letters I already had in my collection of scrapbooking bits and pieces, but the photo album literally cost me $3.00 from KMart.

Left to Right: The Love Heart is a puffy sticker in a set that my sister gave me last Christmas (not too sure where she got that from). The Red paper was from a booklet of papers I got from the Sewing and Art Show this year which is kind of oriental themed. The black glitter letters I bought from KMart a long time ago.

You could do this for any type of occasion. Birthday, Christmas, Easter, or perhaps even just a collection of your favourite memories and add the recipient’s name to the front cover.

Just to add an extra "Nawwww" of cuteness, here's the card that the littlies made for their Nonna's 50th Birthday. Aaron bought them a big poster board from the Newsagents, and we folded it in half to make a giant birthday card. Aren’t they just Darling?! I can’t wait until Mum gets her pressies! We are heading to Tassie on Thursday morning, and I’ll be taking the Nikon for a spin so be prepared for some boring family holiday blogging when I get back!

Monday, 13 August 2012

To Contact

Thank you so much for reading. I am greatly humbled that you’ve chosen to spend some time out with me!

Are you interested in checking out my pinboards, my daily statuses, or my twitpics?

Contact me through social media and please feel free to share my blog on yours

Click to email Sheridan

Saturday, 11 August 2012

To Cook: Banana Bread

Hi All,

School Holidays just passed here, so I have been on the lookout for some fun activities to keep the kids entertained and out of mischief!

A while ago, I found a great website that's all about kids and teens. It's a great resource for recipes, health issues, parenting advice and advice for the young ones too!

I found this great Banana Bread recipe.

The only changes we made is to:

  • Substitute the vegetable oil for Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Add slightly less sugar than the recipe requires
  • We kept 5 slices of Banana aside until we poured the mix into the loaf pan, then placed them gently on top to add a little decoration!

I really recommend you try this recipe with your kids. We had some wonderful bonding time this morning, and now with a little salt reduced butter, and a sprinkle of cinammon we have a yummy treat for snack time!