Budget Friendly Winter School Holidays Ideas

Yesterday was the last day of term 2 in NSW. This post was supposed to go up then but apparently I was already in holiday mode and it just didn’t happen. Better late than never though right?

Be sure to have a look at some of the school holidays activities I have posted previously.

  1. Whale Watching – If you are fortunate enough to live on the East Coast of NSW (or you somehow find yourself there these holidays), make sure you spend some time whale watching. Rug up warm, check out this website for the top spots in your area and enjoy a great day out.
  2. Play ‘The Floor is Lava’ – Some days it is just too cold to venture outside but the kids still need a way to get their sillies out. Tell them that the floor is now lava so everyone has to stay off it for the day. This seems to be everywhere on the Internet right now, but it’s also a great way to amuse the kids. Spread some pillows around so that there are safe areas to jump between and spend the day hopping around the house. Make sure to have a good giggle when someone inevitable forgets and “melts” in the lava.
  3. Make hot chocolate – Hot chocolate is a great way to warm up when it’s chilly outside, and is a great treat to enjoy for morning or afternoon tea. Whip up some cream, get out the sprinkles, and let the kids go to town.
  4. Have a pyjama day – These are my son’s favourite days. The days when he gets to wear his jammies ALL day, no matter what we do. I don’t always participate but some days it is just too tempting to stay snuggly and warm in my pyjamas and slippers.
  5. Make soup – Soup is another great way to warm up when it’s cold. Add it to your meal plan one night and then get the kids to help measure ingredients and chop vegetables. They’re more likely to eat it if they helped make it!

What do you have planned for the school holidays? I’d love to hear some more ideas in the comments.

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#23 Meal Plan Monday 2017

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Monday – Chicken Soup
Tuesday – Beef ravioli
Wednesday – Satay Chicken
Thursday – Curried Sausages
Friday – Pizza Party Friday Night!
Saturday – Dinner at my Mum’s
Sunday -Sushi

What’s on your menu this week?

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#22 Meal Plan Monday 2017

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Monday – Pumpkin soup
Tuesday – Fajita stack
Wednesday -Meat pies and chips for Origin!
Thursday – Chicken Carbonara
Friday – Pizza Party Friday Night
Saturday – Homemade burgers
Sunday – Chicken Schnitzel

What’s on your menu this week?

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#19 Meal Plan Monday 2017

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Monday – Spaghetti Bolognese
Tuesday – Satay Chicken
Wednesday – Lamb Korma
Thursday – Creamy Chicken and Bacon
Friday – Pizza Party Friday Night!
Saturday – Red wine garlic beef
Sunday – Dinner out for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day on a Budget

Mother’s Day is coming up in Australia so this week I thought I would put together a list of budget friendly gift ideas. These are just little things that I would love to receive that don’t cost an absolute fortune.

breakfast-1869599_640Coffee mug – I love a cute coffee mug, or tea cup, depending on what time of the day it is but my “Mum” mug from my son is my absolute favourite.  Kmart have some super cute ones this year. You could also include some of her favourite treats with it to make it extra special.

Chocolate – Lindt chocolates are my Mum’s favourite so my son likes to give her a box every year, and this year will be no different (sorry Mum if you’re reading this, but we both know you were expecting it anyway). It’s just a little something for him to show how much he loves her.

A Gift Voucher – I know some people think gift vouchers are impersonal, but to me a gift voucher to a shop I love but feel guilty spending money on myself at is a lovely gift idea. Two of my favourite places would have to be T2 and Lush.

slippers-795631_640Slippers – Winter is coming, so this is the perfect time to get Mum something to keep her tootsies snuggly and warm. My bunny slippers (a Mother’s Day gift from years gone by) are looking a little worse for wear so this is what I am hoping for this year (*hint hint* hubby if you’re reading this). I love these quirky ones from ASOS.

A break – Let’s be honest, as Mum’s this is what most of us are actually hoping for. A day (or even just a couple of hours) of peace to relax.

What are you hoping to receive for Mother’s Day this year?