Blog Posts - Diy, Arts And Crafts



Face Painting With Pirate / Toddler L On A Rainy Day

This Summer hasn’t quite been the awesome weather that we expect every single bloody year. There’s been a few hot days, some OK days and plenty of crap days – don’t worry, I’ll get to my point in a minute, this isn̵...
by The DADventurer on Aug 3, 2016

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Having realised that a nine month old Baby L was an artistic genius after she painted a canvas picture for our living room wall last year, we’ve done our best to encourage her talents. She’s not yet at the level of world-renowned artist...
by The DADventurer on May 17, 2016

Landscaping Our Garden: Furnishings And Accessories

Having recently completed our garden landscaping project – which you can catch up on here, here, here and here – the next step was to get the finishing touches. All of those odds and ends needed to turn our brand spanking new outdoor s...
by The DADventurer on May 8, 2016

Landscaping Our Garden: In Progress (Day 10, 11, 12)

What’s up garden biatches? I see you’re back to hear me talk even more about my wood, bush and rear entrance. Sadly, I’m just going to talk about the final week of our garden landscaping project. At the time of writing, the garden i...
by The DADventurer on Apr 15, 2016

Landscaping Our Garden: In Progress (Day 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

*GARDEN KLAXON ALERT* – yes, I’m still talking about our landscaping project. Sorry about that. Normal service will resume in the not too distant future. Well, unless I pack it all in and start a new job as a poor version of George Clarke...
by The DADventurer on Apr 11, 2016

Landscaping Our Garden: In Progress (Day 1, 2, 3, 4)

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that the word “garden” has appeared more often than usual. The reason being that we’re currently having our garden landscaped to make it a more family-friendly place to be R...
by The DADventurer on Apr 2, 2016

Landscaping Our Garden: Before – Day 0

Next week sees a pretty exciting time in the DADventurer household as we call in the professionals to renovate our garden. I’m not going to lie, it’s been a long time coming and we’re stretching ourselves a bit financially, but the...
by The DADventurer on Mar 23, 2016

Landscaping Our Garden: Stage 1 – Before

Next week sees a pretty exciting time in the DADventurer household as we call in the professionals to renovate our garden. I’m not going to lie, it’s been a long time coming and we’re stretching ourselves a bit financially, but the...
by The DADventurer on Mar 23, 2016

3 Alternative Days Out With Your Toddler

Finding things to keep an active toddler entertained, occupied and out of trouble can be pretty challenging, not to mention bloody expensive. If I look at what Toddler L and I do on a daily basis, it’s quite boring if I’m honest. I’...
by The DADventurer on Mar 8, 2016

Turning Your Home Into Soft Play

I’m in two minds when it comes to soft play. Part of me really enjoys watching the sprog climb up stairs, go down slides and throw soft shapes at my head as she develops her motor skills and confidence. The other part of me hates it – unr...
by The DADventurer on Feb 17, 2016

3 Christmas Activities To Entertain The Kids

Since becoming a dad, I’ve found a renewed passion and excitement for Xmas. I’m not quite on the scale of Buddy the Elf – I’m yet to spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear, but I have considered buying a pres...
by The DADventurer on Nov 28, 2015

Baby L’s 1st Birthday ‘Cake Smash’ Photoshoot

To mark her first birthday in early August, Baby L did her first ever cake smash. Now, to clarify, ‘cake smash’ is not street slang for cocaine. Nor is it when a group of obese people descend upon a bakery to eat everything in sight. It i...
by The DADventurer on Aug 30, 2015

Easy DIY desktop accessory...

We have graduated from Pottery Barn Kids to Pottery Barn Teen around here.  LM loves perusing the catalogs and when it was time to get new bedding she chose it from PB Teen.  The newest PB Teen catalog is full of fun inspiration like the li...
by September Acres on Feb 15, 2013

ALTERED BOOK: JOURNAL MAKING

For the MOTHER AND DAUGHTER activity of Rosevale School here in Cagayan de Oro City, GOODIE BOX CRAFTS conducted an ALTERED BOOK: JOURNAL MAKING activity and just added more spice to the afternoon's theme of simply enjoying each other's company while...
by GOODIEBOX on Oct 10, 2012


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