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Patchwork Cactus
A beachside suburb on the East Coast of Australia.
Blogger, Journalist, Copy Writer... Making, Baking, Parenting, Laughing.
Interests: Living a lovely life with two little ones in tow, making stuff, cooking stuff, teaching stuff, drinking wine, taking names. Chuck it all together and that's how you patchwork a cactus. Bam!
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Yay! Mother's Day is approaching fast and I for one am excited! Seriously, how cool is Mother's Day? I'm a HUGE fan. So I put together a little list of gorgeous things that I think would make great gifts for the lovely lady in your life. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Patchworkcactus
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Want to see what a 'normal' day in our world looks like? Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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Eleven little girls, unicorns in hand spent two relaxed hours in the backyard, wearing capes hunting for lollies and having fun at Scout's Unicorn Picnic Party earlier this month. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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Here are some awesome German-ish recipes that I thought you would like. While I'm in GERMANY! Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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I'm going to Munich on Saturday. Yup, I said that like someone who does these type of things often, dontcha think? Long story short it is a work trip for the hubby. This is not normal for us, people who wear orange shirts to work don't often get flown to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
Thanks so much! Let me know if you make them xoxo
For real? Thats so cool. Congratulations!
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Okay ladies, who wants to bathe in left over Easter eggs? I thought as much. Let me tell you how to whip it up. Because who doesn't love a good Friday DIY tutorial? Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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One of my beautiful blog sponsors sent the kids some scented play dough. As soon as I saw the gorgeous fresh dough, all smelling like lavender I just knew that I needed to ditch the box of plastic crap and give them something beautiful that would hold their attention. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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Even though I have honed my snap-ography skills (do you like that one?) I totally forget to apply them when it comes to special events so for Easter I put together a list of things to help myself and other parents get the great shots of their kids. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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This change of weather always makes me happy, I remember the day we bought the lady home from the hospital, almost five years ago, we got out of the car and I smelt wood smoke for the first time, then we all descended into that perfect newborn cocoon for a week. This Easter weather bring me right back to that special time, and it is perfect for crafting and eating chocolate and drinking tea so we are making the most of it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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Fancy paper floats my boat, has done since I can remember. I'm super cool like that so I made some square envelopes and paper then turned them into a free printable tutorial thingy, so you can make some too if you want. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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I have a few tips and tricks for smoother running parties that I have learned the hard way, being the conic over commiter I am. They range from cheats pass the parcel to pre-freezing cakes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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Here is a list of 100 Montessori activities to do with your preschooler at home. So next time they say, I'm bored...here you go. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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I love Summer, I really do. Buuut, Aussie Summers are long and hot and I'm pretty excited about Autumns arrival. Here are some images of the last days of Summer around here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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Give me pineapples, strawberries or watermelons any day. When it comes to fashion and decor I would be hard pressed to choose just one of those lovely decorative fruits buuuut. If I had to choose just one fruit to eat for the rest of my life I would choose the banana. And if I win the lottery I will buy that banana light. I will. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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A lot of the top Instagram accounts are full of pictures taken with phones but if it's just not happening for you there is a good chance that you are making one of these six common iPhoneography mistakes, let me walk you through them. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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Rafilk Mwema is basically a safe house for girls in Kenya who are the victims of horrendous sexual crimes. Young girls. Some as young as two years old. Toddlers who have been prostituted by their own parents in some cases. Hard to hear right, really hard to process too. You can help. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
How did it go? it's so full on. We just had a re-laps and he went from being fine to totally cracking it. NOOOOO!
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2016 on Around Here - Summer Days at Patchworkcactus
Thanks Jen, I'm proud of me too.
Thanks darling! It's lots of fun!
That is a good question but not one I have the answer too....it has never lasted long enough!
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2016 on What is nice cream? at Patchworkcactus
Thanks darling xoxo
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I made up this free printable to remind myself to keep exploring, keep finding new things, keep developing skills and keep searching. But most of all, to enjoy the journey. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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This seems like a weird thing to blog about. But I just finished reading The Happiness Project and the author talks about how happiness is compounded if you share it with someone else. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Patchworkcactus