Festive times

Over the last two weeks there have been so many fun times. Christmas get together a and holiday cheer! I went for pre Christmas drinks at my Uncle’s house in Roleystone. I wore my new Sunny Girl 1950s style floral skirt with a plain black singlet & my favourite Japanese cherry earrings!

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My brother and I sharing some drinks!

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Christmas Day is always fun to dress for!! I wore my Miss L Fire fruit hat lady shoes, cherry Revival dress from Dangerfield and once again my Japanese cherry earrings!

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My brother was home for Christmas which was wonderful! We bought him a beautiful ring πŸ™‚

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We had so much amazing food! My aunty and cousins made the most amazing Australian themed gingerbread house!

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I got some amazing Mexican vintage earrings!

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Casey xxxx

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DIY Paper Christmas Wreaths

These were a bit tricky for my class of year twos but they managed to pull them off and they look super sweet! We started off with a piece of A3 green card, folded it “hotdog” style length ways, ruled a line that wasn’t on the fold & then ruled lots of lines to cut. The full instructions are on my Pinterest board: Christmas Wreaths

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Once the kids had cut all the lines, they folded the paper around into a cylinder shape (pretty tricky) and then I stapled it. They then glued on red bows and berries!

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I then hung them up in the classroom off some tinsel πŸ˜€

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Casey xxxx

DIY Paper Snowflake Chandelier

I love doing Christmas craft and activities in class. The kids are getting excited for Christmas and the teachers are excited it’s nearly holidays. Snowflakes are a fun thing to make (even though it doesn’t snow in Perth).
I photocopied the template from Pinterest Pinterest
and got the kids to fold and cut.

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I then got a hula hoop, tied different lengths of string into the hoop and started sticky taping snowflakes onto it.

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It started looking like a beautiful dream catcher.

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Once all the snow flakes had been stuck on, I tied the hula hoop to wire across the classroom ceiling.

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Casey xxx

Weekend fun!

The weekend was so lovely! The weather is warming up and it’s nearly holiday time! We started the weekend off with a treat! Red Frankfurt hotdogs!!

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Saturday morning we went shopping and I got a new phone! I’ve had mine for a few years and it was getting so slow! We headed out for a friend’s birthday that night and couldn’t resist a selfie with my new phone and cover!

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Sunday we headed to the Leederville Festival!

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We ate some delicious paella and watching my husband’s cousin play. They are called Wisdom 2th and are hip hop but something so different! They were so fun and just great! Check them out!! Wisdom 2th

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This weekend can’t come quick enough!!

Casey xxx

More Japanese Art and Craft

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I can’t get enough of Japanese culture. Sharing it with the kids in my class is so fantastic!

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We made these super sweet carp kites. To begin we got large A3 coloured card. The kids drew scale patterns with oil pastel crayons, stuck paper fins on, white eyes and then I stapled the paper around to make a cylinder shape. We then stuck streamers into the bottom and I hung them up in the classroom!

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The kids then followed a step by step picture and drew two koi fish. After using pencil then went over it with oil pastels and they then painted it with edicol dye!

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I got both ideas from the wonderful Pinterest! Follow my link to view more fabulous ideas for teaching kids about Japan!!
Pinterest

Casey xxx

Our Wedding Day- The Ceremony

Our ceremony was held at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Nedlands. It’s a beautiful little church that Josh’s parents attend.

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Our amazing vintage jag pulling up outside the church.

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My father in law inside the church. The guests waiting for my arrival and the boys πŸ™‚

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My handsome father and I walking to the entrance. I was feeling my most nervous at this point!

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Walking down the aisle to my gorgeous man!

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In love with my red, polka dot wedding shoes from Alannah Hill

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My amazing father giving me away πŸ™‚ The serious part of the wedding!

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The wonderful best man, Brendan. Our guests and my beautiful parents!

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Exchanging of rings and the groom kissing the bride!

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Signing the wedding documents! The gorgeous wedding party!

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Walking down the aisle as husband and wife to Sam Cooke- Send Me. It was so beautiful!!

Casey xxx

Japanese art and craft

At school this term I have been teaching my kids all about Japan! We have done some awesome Japanese art and craft!

Here are our cherry blossoms! I started off by painting a thick line of black edicol dye down a piece of long white card. The kids then go a straw and blew the dye so it created branches.

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Once they had dried we got purple, pink and green paint. The kids then used their fingers, dipped them into the paint and carefully created the blossoms and leaves. They were then mounted on black card and put up in the classroom!

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We also created traditional Japanese fans but the kids painted Australian symbols on them. I love the colour they add to the classroom!

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Casey xxx