insta platters

Source: http://apairandasparediy.com/2016/01/how-to-create-a-seriously-instagramable-platter/

Spring Pinspiration

Spring is well and truly upon us, so now is the time to get your house in order, prepare your garden or outdoor area for summer, and make the most of fresh seasonal produce with delicious new recipes. We’ve rounded up our favourite pins for you to try yourself.

Spring cocktail recipes edible flower ice cubes

Source: http://eats.coolmompicks.com/2016/04/08/spring-cocktail-recipes-edible-flowers/

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/228135537353306226/

These gorgeous cocktails are almost too pretty to drink, but they’ll certainly impress your guests and make you feel like the host with the most! From simple floral ice cubes to more complex recipes and even mocktails, there’s something here for everyone.


Bubble wrap blossom tree

Source: https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/bubble-wrap-spring-blossom-tree/

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/383439355760561629/

Here’s a simple, but fun art project you can do with the kids. Recycle that bubble wrap from your last online order and create gorgeous new artwork for the play room – it also helps you explain the concept of seasons and change to the little ones.


Champagne Popsicles via Bakers Royale

Source: http://www.bakersroyale.com/champagne-popsicles/

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/764767580443548361/

Beat the heat with these naughty, adults-only icy poles. Seasonal fruit and champagne come together to create the ultimate indulgence, best enjoyed outdoors while soaking up spring sun!


Deep Cleaning Checklist

Source: https://www.blesserhouse.com/2017/01/how-to-enjoy-deep-cleaning-your-house-2-awesome-freebies.html

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/303922674839189290/

This deep cleaning checklist is the ultimate bible of spring cleaning. De-clutter, clean and re-organise your house to have it feeling brand new again. Simple tips like focusing on one room at a time while cranking your favourite tunes may even have you, *gasp*, ENJOYING the process!


caremelized onion

Source: https://peasepudding.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/caramelized-onion-beetroot-feta-tart/amp/

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/511651207650409839/

These delicious caramelised onion, beetroot and feta tarts make for a lovely spring lunch when served with a side salad. Pair them with one of the spring cocktails or mocktails above for a meal as pretty as a spring postcard!


seed planting

Source: http://rainorshinemamma.com/egg-carton-seed-starter-for-kids/

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/330873903860609290/

Involve your kids in spring planting and watch their appetite for fresh fruits and vegetables ‘rocket’! Not only is gardening relaxing and enjoyable for children, but it’s one of the best ways to encourage them to eat healthy food – without prompting.


Organized Pantry

Source: https://www.honeybearlane.com/2017/01/10-steps-to-an-organized-pantry.html

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/370984088039922619/

For many of us, the pantry is one place that constantly needs tidying up. Use these tips to clean out and re-arrange your pantry, transforming it into an organised space that allows you to see what’s there at all times.


insta platters

Source: http://apairandasparediy.com/2016/01/how-to-create-a-seriously-instagramable-platter/

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/431360470544344750/

Warm weather means more outdoor entertaining, and what better way to impress your guests than with an Insta-worthy grazing platter such as this! It’s actually a lot easier than it looks, and this post from APAIRANDASPARE will have you creating these edible masterpieces with minimal effort.


outdoor bowling

Source: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/build-an-outdoor-bowling-alleydu-cote-de-chez-vous-186191

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/448882287835078553/

Here’s a fun way to spend more time outside this spring – build your own bowling alley! Easy to construct and pull apart, it’s a great weekend activity the whole family will enjoy.


Flower Playdough

Source: https://www.pre-kpages.com/flower-play-dough-for-spring/

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/61431982395548247/

Jazz up the kids’ homemade play dough with pretty flowers. Make it a whole day’s activity by foraging for pretty petals, then using them in this recipe. Add scented oils and your play dough is even nicer than the shop-bought stuff!


Spring salad

Source: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/proud-italian-cook-4132222/spring-salad-with-asparagus-goat-cheese-lemon-4289238732

PIN: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/252623860327291670/

This divine salad brings all of spring’s best green produce together on one plate. Serve it with freshly-baked, crusty bread and a cold glass of white wine for a meal that’s light on the hips but tasty on the lips.