July 9, 2020

Half of my freezer is stuff frozen into cube form! 

From grated zucchini, grated carrot, passion fruit, blended feijoa pulp to gravy and grated ginger. 

It originally started when Scarlett started solids and I made all of her baby food and placed it into ice cube fo...

July 3, 2020

Did you know you can clean your face with oil?
Does it sound weird?

One of the most basic principals in chemistry is that 'like dissolves like', which means oil dissolves oil. By using an oil cleanser, you can clean your face gently and effectively while still nourish...

February 1, 2020

I have been making and using this recipe for the past few months, tailoring it and tweaking the amount of different mica colours.

This recipe is made up of two parts, the powder which is kept in a small jar and the oil mix that is used to mix the foundation as you go. 


October 10, 2019

There’s more to being a bird than flying!

From book to stage, the story of Tu Meke Tūī is being told as a stage show to delight young audiences at the Herald theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland.  

Because I have known this book since it was first published I feel like it is...

August 3, 2019

You can tell that there are many voices and experiences that have shaped this book. Which has important message of hope and a longing for connection when your loved one is far away.

Stardust explores the emotions from a young girl that come along with having a parent in...

July 8, 2019

Start your engines. Wizz! Roar! Zoom!

This children's book by Beck Wheeler explores our National Transportation history for kiwi kids.

With the help of my 7 and 5 year old below we have shared the first impressions of this awesome kiwi children's book. 

First impress...