As I’ve mentioned before, I organise a “craft” once a month for our MOPS* group. Last week at MOPS we made Anna’s Emergency Cookies. It even comes with a free printable….and you know how I feel about those, as well as having a soft spot for things in jars!

As the school holidays were coming up I felt it the perfect item to have on the shelf when looking for an activity for the kids or if someone is coming over. Also a good gift for someone who has just had a baby. Of course we had to test it out…

& there were a couple of very willing helpers, especially when it came to licking the spoon.

It just so happens that we have had such emergencies more than once over the last couple of weeks. I have never been good at biscuits but these are the best biscuits that I’ve made in a long time! Nice and soft and chocolatey & by the fingers in the photo below you can see I’m not the only one that feels that way…

While we are on the topic of Anna… She passed on to me a lovely blog award a month ago now… thanks so much – I’m honored! Anna’s blog Shiny Happy Art is one of my absolute favorites, for her honesty & sense of humour, her fantastic artwork and her shared love of birthday parties & simple meals.

As part of the Liebster blog award, I need to list three other blogs that I like which I feel are worth some “extra attention”…

Sarah from Oesch & Doots – for her beautiful photos & thoughtful thoughts on motherhood.
Brenda from Mira Narnie – whose been a friend right from the start of this blog and has great recipes & craft ideas!
Kate from Loose Change – although she hasn’t blogged in a while (hint, hint) I really enjoy her intelligent and down-to-earth writing. I also feel privileged to have her as a friend in real life!
Lucy from the Kitchen Maid – for her creative writing and yummy recipes – someone else already gave her this award, so I thought I’d just give her an honorary mention!

* Mothers of Pre Schoolers. The other MOPS craft activities that we’ve done this year are here and here. All things that can be made quickly and very easily. The activities are for the Mums while the kids have their own program.


Thanks to Melinda from Here We Go Loopy Lou
(check out her gorgeous fabric covered cards!)
I have been given my first blog award.

Not really sure what that means, except that I need to tell you 7 things about myself that you may not know….

1. I grew up in a very very small town in country Victoria, with a population of 380, where my Dad was the local vet.

2. I was a youth worker prior to having my 3 kidlets and I have a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Affairs.

3. I have lived in more than 10 houses in the last 10 years, thanks to my husbands work, of these the most exciting was Alice Springs and the favorite was Bendigo, and I’ll always have a soft spot for the others.

4. I once had a little business going in high school selling scrunchies, that I made on Mum’s sewing machine using her material scraps, to my friends.

5. I do not drink tea or coffee as I just do not like the taste.

6. I absolutely love to read and do Sudoku puzzles – although I can’t really stay awake to do much of either these days.

7. I learned classical ballet for 9 years when I was a child.

Now to pass on the award to some other wonderful bloggers out there……

Kate from Loose Change
Hannah from Chicken Willow
Aimee from Greentree
Emily from ScreamStress

Consider yourselves tagged!

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