10 Top Posts For August

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Goodbye August, Hello September! This month’s collection of posts have been split between craft and family organisation 50:50. There is always so much great stuff to read in the blogosphere, it is difficult to choose only ten, but here are ten fantastic posts that I read during August:

(1). Home Made Lanterns
From the Crafty Girl site, this is a charming little creation, that would make a beautiful gift or add a touch of uniqueness to a party.

(2). My New Favourite Skirt
I am actually going to try and make this skirt. It is dubbed the five minute skirt and I am certain that it will take me longer than this, but I think I just might be able to do it. With an elasticised waist it should be perfect for pregnancy as well.

(3). Craft Blog List – Melbourne
Two things that I love very much – Melbourne and Craft. Kootoyoo has gathered together a fantastic list of Melbourne craftsters who blog and listed them in the one spot.

(4). Eco Friendly Art Supplies
Not only does this post list where you can buy eco friendly art supplies, but it also has instructions on how you can make some of your own.

(5). Wet Weather Button Sorting
Ever wondered what to do with all those single buttons that you have accumulated over the years. Jane has a wonderful idea that will keep the kids entertained while you can craft.

(6). 12 Ways To Get Back To School Right
Although in the Southern Hemisphere we are already in school, the Northern Hemisphere are about to finish up their summer breaks and head back to school. This is a handy check list of how to get organised for school any time of the year really.

(7). Travel Tip Tuesday – Packing Lists
Laine at Ickle Kids has started a regular post on Travel Tips each Tuesday on her blog. This is certainly something that Laine is experienced in, as she has already traveled twice internationally with children this year! These packing lists are a great first step to getting the family holiday organised.

(8). Organising Puzzles
A very simple idea on how to keep the children’s puzzles organised and easy to access for children.

(9). Family Fun On A Budget
Rachel (aka Juggling Mum) has five children and has some great tips on how with a little bit of thought and planning you can have a lot of family fun without spending loads of cash.

(10). How to be Disorganized & Unproductive, # 1: Don’t Enjoy Your Job
This post is the last in a six part series on how to have a Disorganized, Unproductive Day at Home. This is a series aimed at stay at home mums and if you are feeling a little overwhelmed with the work load of your “at home job”, then I can recommend giving these posts a read.