Tuesday 31 January 2012

house painter - tuesday treasure

I saw  this post on lessons learnt journal and bearing the kiss theory in mind ( keep it short & simple )
this one is a beauty. You take a couple of buckets fill them with water then add food colouring and / or glitter, grab a house painting brush or two, and lead child to the outside. They can paint anything and its completely harmless no mess so they can paint the fence, the cubby, the house? Im going to set this up for littler boy this week, the photos are of a much smaller eldest boy flynn. He loves this i wonder if he will enjoy it at 4? i will let you know
love sassy

Sunday 29 January 2012

play with theirFood - thinking cap thursday + friday finds

Play with there food sometimes it gives them a giggle. I have resorted to this in the past to try and encourage my fussy bigger boy to eat but alas i don't think it makes hime eat much more than normal. However he loves it, in fact this week he told me i always make special pictures with his dinner, i asked if he liked that, yes mum its awesome.

counting yogurt

rabbit in forest

The blogsphere is full of fantastic bento box ideas for lunches, i find it really inspiring to see what some parents are doing with food to make their littlies smile.

meet the dubiens - bento boxes


kooky culinary

Bento #114 - Hearts & Rings

bentolunch.net  this site has a great weekly linky where you can get lots of bento lunch ideas!


Well i hope your feeling inspired to play with their food i know i am, look out flynnie tommors lunch is going to be playful. love sassy

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Numbers Game - Only human on Humpday

A Challenge was issued by me, to my sister noni - take photos for a few weeks based on a number theme......So we have and this is what we got.


This was all i managed to get but made up for it by colour overload x noni

Monday 23 January 2012

Play Sushi - tuesday treasure

Step 1. Make rice play dough, i found adding about a cup of rice to the play dough worked really well, and unlike the lentils and seeds i tried in lumpy bumpy play dough the rice stayed in the mix really well (must be a shape thing). I added the cup of rice once i had combined the dough. (basic play dough recipe) Colour wise i chose white for the rice and i was inspired by wasabi its a fantastic green!

Step 2. Found some green cellophane, i cut up the cellophane and wrapped up play dough dough like sushi rolls. Decorated with coloured sticks and sequins and so on. I cut out what i thought was cute little cake looking things. Gave him some chopsticks, a pair of tongs a Asian style soup spoon and voila a tray of pretty sushi inspired food.

Step 3. let child lose on it. He unwrapped, decorated pretend ate, dished up and generally really enjoyed the imaginative food play. My floor didn't enjoy it so much but i think the littler brother was to blame for most of the mess. Who cares about mess if you get a chance to clean the windows uninterrupted I'm going to make the most of it!

Sushi play dough tick, big success.  love sassy

Sunday 22 January 2012


1st day at kindy

Pirate Eli @ the postoffice

Sailing home from Fitzroy Island, bliss

Thursday 19 January 2012

Sweet Apps - friday finds

I recently got a new phone, and so now I'm on the look out for great apps. We also have a ipad that my boy 4 is allowed to play on, so i like collecting great games for that too. After a few conversations about apps with friends i realise that apps can really befit mums. Id would love to know what apps y'all recommend.

so on my phone I'm loving (and my phone is a samsung but iphone have all the same sort of thing)
  • the flashlight app
  • retro camera (pinhole camers and more love love love this one)
  • picsart (photo editor)
  • lightbox photos (photo editing)
  • movies (this tells me whats at the box office and whats coming up)
  • the supermarkets have apps that let me input my shopping lists and then tell me where to find it in my local store
  • Shazam (identifies what songs are playing, by taking a sound bite very clever)
  • word search (game)
  • Tetris
  • Pinball (omg in old school)
  • p tracker ( this tracks my period, i know not totally necessary but very helpful when your a scatterbrain like me. This also tells you when your ovulating ladies who are wanting babies)
  • Remember the milk. This one is great for my post baby brain its never been the same
  • Most major banks have apps too.
  • smart tools, i don't have this one but its one for my dh, it measures everything, + compass
there are lots of different fitness apps depending on your style of exercise
lots of budget apps
there's one called baby bump that will track your pregnancy. I don't know about you guys but second time around was no where near as good at knowing what week i was up to.

you can also get scientific calculators (free) which would be great for school kids and mums helping with homework, or nerds :)

And i discovered through a friend that there's an app to help you keep track of feeding your baby, where was that when i was breast feeding!!!

Ok onto the game world of the ipad and my son and i love

  • Angry birds, Angry birds reo, Angry birds seasons
  • bugged (squash the bugs even eli 1 can do this one)
  • the machine (the increadible machine) daddy & flynn fave
  • clicky sticky
  • sprinkle (fight the fires so fun)
  • shrek carting
  • playschool art maker
  • animalia
  • star wars
  • i hear ewe ( for the 1 year old)
  • create a car
  • farm flip
  • sonic
we also have puzzles and spot the difference and lots of interactive stories

ok hope you all have a fantastic time app-ing
love sassy

Box's are anything - thinking cap thursday

I love Box's

I can see the potential of a box to be an inviting space for a child
Box boats, Box trucks, Box spaceships, Box robots, Box houses,Box planes and Box cities with Box roads its endless.

 Show us on on sassy's sanity facebook page what you have done with boxs :)
love noni and sassy

Wednesday 18 January 2012

tile paint - only human on humpday

Hi all,
hope your having a great week. So whats been going down in sassy town?
Well apart from taking my wedding dress out of the plastic wrapping, and having a little taste of what is to come trashing wise, look out dress i have organise with my mate to really give you a trashing...so what else has happened ummm
Last week i had this idea that i could paint the tiles in my kitchen as they are so so so late 70's retro in a bad way. We had some chalk board paint left over from the kids cubby, and i thought hey can't make em any worse...might be a bit weird but black has got to be better than brown flowers. So i went to the garden shed that makes me all jumpy and paranoid about snakes, there was no snakes, i found the paint. I cracked the tin open, nice rubber blob of paint i jabbed at it with the screwdriver, " awesome sarah that's not going to paint anything ever" put the tin in the bin.
Kitchen just after we moved in i had already hit top shelves with paint,
 they were brown with black glass doors.

On The weekend i tell dh, I'm going to paint the tiles, I'm going to the hardware store I'm going to buy some tile paint, I'm giving you 5 mins to think about it. I go off google the hardware store paint section have small spas attack when i see that tile paint is $42 dollars for 1 liter, man i thought it would be pricey but id expected around the 25 to 30 dollar mark.
Go back to dh and say tile paint is exorbitant, "surely you have something left over that can do the job?" My hubby is a automotive spray painter by trade. "I don't care what colour it is, honey anythings going to improve the look"......Dh thinks and sighs a lot......
dh"i have a whole %^*&$# load of filling cabinet beige / baby poo"
me " i said i wanted to improve it, not make it worse, i don't care what colour it is but filing cabinet beige how about anything else, what about prelude blue? i know you have some of that left over...."
dh with reservation " lets go look in the shed"
me with bouncy enthusiasm  " yeah lets totally do this! lets pimp our kitchen"

So what he found amazingly was some left over off white, freaking perfect!!!!!
try and palm off his crappy poo coloured old land rover paint the cheek of my man.
not only did i have enough to paint the tiles, i decimated the lime green counter top and its tres tres chick teal coloured bench top on the opposite side of the kitchen. Stylish right tow hideous greens mismatched in one kitchen, but now they are shiny and white and modern looking yay. I also went over the cupboard doors. When we moved in these were wood panel dark brown and i hated them so much i slapped some ceiling paint over them. Big mistake as the kids scratched paint off in lovely random patterns. Well now the cupboards look nice and the car paint is super super tough and should be resistant to my son's picking little fingers. Just have to ignore the random flaws in the kitchen and bask in the now light filled space. Fantastic. I can make it through the next 6, 8, 12 months or however long it will take to come up with the cash to renovate the kitchen because this band aid solution totally transformed the space for the better.

yay for crazy sanity saving ideas.
love sassy
ps, paint fumes were fairly fantastic too


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