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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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This is the DIY detangler recipe I use, just three ingredients and it may even keep the knits away. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Patchworkcactus
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As an Instagram addicted blogger, having a bright home is pretty high on my list of necessities; it’s nestled in right above easily accessible caffeine and just below futuristic speed wi-fi. This is because I spend so much time taking pictures inside my house – I really have become totally... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Patchworkcactus
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Painted patterns are everywhere right now, on clothes and handbags and pillows, I just went to Melbourne for the weekend and it was paint galore. I could have put 20 more items on this list but my time is a bit more limited than it used to be, because of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Patchworkcactus
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Hello lovelies, huge apology for the silence lately. I got a new job and we have all just been finding our feet. It's funny, everything had to change around here really quickly, my parents had to come down for the first week so I could go into the office and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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It’s not my job as a parent to smooth the word out for my children, but teaching my kids to find happiness wherever they can is what I owe them, considering how much of it they have brought to me. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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Sometimes it's good to get away, even if it is just for one night. Lake St Clair this weekend, it was exactly what we needed... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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I have been in a bit of a top knot funk for a while now, and the problem is that my topknot game is not strong. So I'm sharing 7 everyday hairstyles that aren't a topknot. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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This little unicorn piñata is something that anyone can make, all you have to do is upstyle a donkey and can I just say, her make over came out pretty nicely. Want the full tutorial? Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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I wanted to give you guys a chance to win some beautiful Minouche clothing for a little girl in your world. How does a $150 voucher sound? Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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It's been a while since I have done a Taking Stock post so I thought I would pop one together. I love looking back on them and because I do lots of tutorials and recipes on this blog sometimes I wonder if I will be sad that I didn't spend all this time just memory keeping. Anyway, welcome to the inside of my head. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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I have a little confession to make. I haven't been practicing what I preach. But I have been making you guys a free printable so hopefully all will be forgiven. Choose Happy baby. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
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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 May 1, 2016 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