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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!
Recent Activity
We love all the gorgeous donut creations that are floating around Pinterest right now, but seriously, who has the time to make donuts from scratch? Bloggers, that’s who! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Patchworkcactus
I don't stress when my kids refuse to eat breakfast. I'm like, ok. Just have a milkshake. #suckers Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Patchworkcactus
Working from home can get a bad wrap sometimes but it's pretty sweet. I reckon that if you're not loving working from home, you're doing it wrong. I recently took a leaf out of Google's book and reformed my work-from-home life. Wanna know how? Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Patchworkcactus
This January has gone too quickly. Tomorrow Squawk starts a new preschool and the Lady is off to kindy on Wednesday. And I really just don't want this time to end. This week, this month or this season of our life. Anyway, this month has been everything. It started perfectly,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Patchworkcactus
Who needs to pretty up a table? You? Oh great then you should enjoy this five minute DIY Pineapple vase. It's all sorts of quick and simple. Not to mention super cute. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Patchworkcactus
I'm have handpicked 16 toys that I would be more than happy to trip over in the hallway and I'm giving one of you guys the lot! A $400 toy giveaway for Christmas. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
You should Google it Mum, basically gist is that she is a major declutterer.
Here is my actual real-life guide to finding more time, no outsourcing, no big spends, no glamour. Just a regular mum who wants to show my kids that life is for living, you know? So let's get to it. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
For everyone who has ever thought, man I like her kids clothes, this is your chance to win some for yourself. 13 giveaways, 13 awesome Australian kids fashion brands. Do it! Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
Every fortnight I write a Happy List for Child Mags blog. It's one of my favourite things to do because it really makes me stop and think about my happiness. I thought it was time I brought it Patchwork side so here are SIXTY things that make me happy. Also,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
Is there anything better than a deep dish pie? I don't think so. But I do think that you can optimise a deep dish pie, say with lemon curd? And good news, you literally can't go wrong with this one. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
Here are some beautiful sheds that I'm not building. Sheds that great novels are written in, that inspire romantic escapades, that exist in climates where hanging out in sheds isn't a health risk... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
I go through clusters of wanting to be out and busy to just needing to be at home, like really be at home, not just visit there. Needing to weed gardens and put up shelves, read books and work on projects. Right now, I'm in the latter. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
I just wanted to share a bunch of posts I have been writing over at Child Mags Blog because I thought you guys may enjoy them, so... enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
This spot is totally perfect, we just bought a new tent and I'm so excited to try it out.
it was beautiful, but really cold!
Oh thanks lady, I think so.
True that! It was really fun. Thanks so much!
Basically the only thing that keeps our week running smoothly is the night before preparation. As I am making dinner I just start filling lunch boxes as I cook. I have talked before about how organisation doesn't come naturally to me but one thing made all the difference. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
I made this pink disco cake eight months ago. Right? I'm a terrible tutorial hoarder. It started with some store bought sponge and was crazy easy, Do you know what that means? You can make this cake. Anyone can make this cake. You don't even need to switch on the oven. Seriously! Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
The sport thing is crazy! I went and hung with a friend while her son did soccer training tonight, we could see our breath, it was COLD and long, and I will be packing a thermos when it's my time!
I am savouring this last year before school drop offs and weekend sport. But I'm also super excited to watch the lady run the beach with the nippers come Summer. Knowing that this time is fleeting is bittersweet. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
If I'm honest, food is the first ball to drop in my world when things are busy. So I am fool proofing my week with carrot sticks chopped and ready in glass jars (because I need to see them yelling at me,) chia puddings in glass bowls in the fridge and some smoothie bags waiting in the freezer. Let me explain that last one to you. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at Patchworkcactus
This is the DIY detangler recipe I use, just three ingredients and it may even keep the knits away. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at Patchworkcactus