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Easy DIY Christmas Cards to make with the kids

Dec 14, 2018
Just a Mamma Christmas craft_7026

Anyone else into some festive sentiment? What better way to pull at those family heartstrings (and keep the littles busy) than with some DIY Christmas Cards. They are always a hit and treasured keepsake. This year I was super excited to get Ava involved too. Supplies needed: Paint Texture art paper or craft cardboard A palette or plate for easy use  Con-tact paper Scissors A pencil with an eraser at the end An apron for protection when things get messy …

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The Ultimate Christmas Movie List for 2018

Dec 12, 2018
just a Mamma Christmas Movie List

Get the popcorn because it’s that time of year when it’s okay to be a little naughty, and overindulge in some good old screen time. Find out which movies we watch year-after-year. Which animations are our favourite, the romantic comedies that give us all the feels and the movie releases we are most looking forward to. This is the only Christmas Movie List you’ll ever need, with something for everyone! 10 Christmas movies we watch every year 1.The Lord of…

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#1 on every Instamama’s Christmas wishlist: The Instax Share SP-3 SQ printer

Dec 7, 2018
Instax Share SP-3 SQ printer

So you love the look and feel of an Instax print yet getting the perfect snapshot of our your busy body seems impossible. And finding a spot for an Instax camera in your diaper bag isn’t easy. Also, why is it that I always seem to forget mine at home for those unexpected moments that needed to be documented…? Mamas, Instax knows all about our troubles and they’ve got it covered. Drumroll please…. It’s the Instax Share SP-3 SQ printer!…

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How to make a Gingerbread House with Gingerbread House Kits SA

Dec 4, 2018
Just a Mamma Gingerbread House Kits SA 2

There’s just “something” about a beautiful gingerbread house that makes me happy. I’ve always wanted to know how to make one but I’m no baker… Thank goodness for Gingerbread House Kit SA! These kits promise to be fun, easy and something for the entire family to enjoy – making a regular “Stepford wife” out of any mama. So, we gave it a go… The kit comes in a pretty box designed to keep every piece safe and can be mailed…

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Easy Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Dec 3, 2018
Just a Mamma Elf on the Shelf ideas

Last week was Elf on the Shelf® returns week and all over the world elves have arrived. Little him and her, Scout Elves are having fun spreading Christmas Magic and bringing many giggles to the homes they call their own for the festive season. Meet our Elf on the Shelf®; Eddy McJingles. Eddy is a sneaky fella, going all Houdini on us every evening but, we don’t mind because come morning we can’t wait to find him. Sometimes he simply…

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Vacation skincare: The Oolala Collection Mini SkinESSENTIALS Jetsetter kit

Nov 28, 2018
The Oolala collection

Taking care of our skin has been a top priorities this year and with the help of the Oolala Collection we are learning how. I’ll be the first to confess that sticking to a good skincare routine, especially while on vacation can be hard. The Oolala Collection Mini SkinESSENTIALS Jetsetter kits are aimed at making things easier for him and her. We got to try both these kits during our recent trip to Greece and this is what we think… Basics about the…

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Cheat’s Festive Sangria Recipe

Nov 27, 2018
Just a Mamma Easy Sangria Recipe

Christmas isn’t all white and snowflake covered, especially not if you live in the southern hemisphere. Nope, to us it’s about long summer days, cooling off with a splash and late afternoon thundershowers. You’ll definitely be needing a festive drink to keep you cool. So, be sure to keep our cheat’s Sangria recipe close. For our Sangria recipe you’ll need a Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay – A crisp wine with fruity undertones. This Sangria is light and refreshing (and headache…

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Easy Eggnog recipe everyone will love!

Nov 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Easy Eggnog

Christmas is a time for family, slowing down, counting our blessings and totally forgetting about the calories! Eggnog is a MUST and after trying loads of recipes, we’re sharing our favourite – tweaked just a bit to make it extra tasty and decadent. You’ll need eggs, sugar, loads of full cream milk, some vanilla extract and ground nutmeg. Evaporated milk and light cream, but I actually prefer going for double cream… The creamier, the better! First up, combine the eggs and sugar and whisk well. In a separate bowl combine 1 cup of full cream milk with cream and evaporated milk. Once again, whisk well. Now,…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Our Barbie Christmas wish list

Nov 23, 2018

It’s no secret, in our home we are all massive Barbie fans – even Mr. Perfect plays his part as Ken (and sometimes Skipper too). This year we’ve especially enjoyed getting to know the brand we all love so dearly. From celebrating Barbie’s 59th birthday to designing gorgeous dresses, amazing shopping hauls and reviewing the new “You can be Anything” book series… Barbie has been a positive, uplifting and motivating part of our lives and a constant reminder that it’s…

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Christmas Gift Guide for kids: 10 Toys they’ll keep playing with after Christmas

Nov 20, 2018
Just a Mamma christmas gift ideas

Christmas is around the corner and in our home we like spoiling one another with a little surprise under the tree. I love seeing the girl’s eyes light up as they unwrap a special toy they’ve been asking for all year and nothing beats playing together on the carpet Christmas morning. It can however become a land of waste a few days later with items not living up to expectations or worse, breaking instantly. Quality over quantity always wins and we’ve…

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