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Get Summer Sorted

Spring is here and apparently we will be getting warmer days soon.  Meanwhile, as we are all starting to dry out summer wardrobes are being aired, and most families are discovering that what fitted in March is no longer suitable for wear, well at least that is what’s happening here!

Getting ready for summer uniforms has never been easier.  At Made For School, we deliver great quality clothing straight to your door.  Whether its the full kit to get you through summer or some new shorts, skorts and polos to see the kids through term four we’ve got the lot.

Take advantage of the change of clocks and get outside and have some fun with the kids.  Order their school uniforms online, and we’ll deliver them to your desk or door.

We’ve got summer covered with a great range of hats for sun protection, polo shirts to suit every personality, shorts for school, sport and play.  The girls have a great summer range to choose from with classic check dresses, skirts and skorts, shorts, and a range of school shirts.  We’ve got a great range of accessories to finish every uniform off in style.  From backpacks to scrunchies and even rain jackets to keep you dry for the inevitable 3 pm shower!

Don’t waste your summer in shops; shop school uniforms online with Made For School.

Natalie

GEAR: Smith Flexiwaist Skirt

GEAR: Smith Flexiwaist Skirt

GEAR: Smith Flexiwaist Skirt

Summer Uniforms have never looked better with our Smith Flexiwaist Skirt.  It adjusts for the perfect fit every time.

 

BAD DAD JOKE: Footy Drinks

This weekend, most Aussies will be glued to the TV’s to watch the grand final for both NRL and AFL.  So I couldn’t let an opportunity pass for a Bad Dad Joke for all the footy fans, here’s hoping it crosses the line for you;

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BAD DAD JOKE: Footy Drinks

Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Aussie summers are filled with beach cricket, mosquitoes, icy poles dripping down your arm and harsh UV rays drenching our skin.  The Slip, Slop, Slap campaign has done an amazing job at making sure we keep ourselves protected from those rays over many decades but talking SunSmart practices with your kids is a great way to ensure our Aussie kids know to cover up.

At Made For School, we pride ourselves on quality products but did you know that we have a large number of garments made with UPF rated fabrics?  Not only that but we have a great range of hats, one to suit every personality and sun hat preference.  This year we have introduced a new legionnaire hat made out of soft microfibre.  Our Baker Legionnaire hat will not only protect your child from the UV rays but will also repel water during those inevitable water fights.

Whether you’re after a hat for the beach, school or cricket we’ve got you covered.  Come and check out our range of hats and UPF rated Polo shirts and be ready for fun in the sun this summer.

Natalie

GEAR: Richards Rugby Knit Shorts with Zip Pocket

GEAR: Richards Rugby Knit Shorts with Zip Pocket

GEAR: Richards Rugby Knit Shorts with Zip Pocket

Our soft knit rugby shorts are perfect for school and play.  Featuring a zip pocket, house keys, and coins won’t get lost at the park or in the sand this summer.

 

GEAR: Dexter Short Sleeve School Blouse

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GEAR: Dexter Short Sleeve School Blouse

The essential girls’ school blouse finishes off summer school uniforms in style

RECIPE: Parmesan Popcorn

RECIPE: Parmesan Popcorn

RECIPE: Parmesan Popcorn

Growing up when Dad got home from work on Saturday afternoon and we had all finished our activities for the day he would pull out the stock pot and make us all a big bowl of popcorn.  The rhymic shaking of the pot, the popping sounds against the lid all meant one thing, we were about to cuddle up together and enjoy popcorn and TV after a long week.  These days there’s air poppers, microwave packets but my favourite popcorn is always the way dad made it for us, on the stove with all the shaking and popping to enjoy.

I usually make a batch once a week and pop individual serves into snap lock bags, so there’s a delicious and easy snack to pop in the kid’s lunch boxes or for me to crunch on at the computer.  I was looking for some inspiration and came across this idea on Pinterest, so I had to give it a go. Popcorn loving Master 8 loved it to the point where I was squirrelling away a bowl for later.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil, enough to coat the bottom of the pan once warmed
  • 1/2 cup popping kernels
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Italian herb mix

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, you can cover, add the parmesan cheese and Italian herbs.
  2. Add oil to a large metal stock pan and cover with lid.  Heat the oil over a medium- high heat.  Add a kernel to test the temperature of the oil, if it pops fairly quickly then add the other kernels and cover with the lid.
  3. Once the kernels start popping, gently pick up the pot and swirl the pot to ensure all the kernels pop, and they don’t start to burn.
  4. Once the popping slows down, so it is the odd pop, remove from the heat and pour the popcorn into the bowl with cheese and herbs.
  5. Cover the bowl and shake to ensure they are all coated with the seasoning.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

I’ll be looking for more ideas for snacks so if you’ve got one let me know.

Natalie

RECIPE: Family Block Slice

I’ve seen caramello slice a number of times in my news feed lately so I thought I’d try it with fruit and nut chocolate instead.  Let’s just say that we imaginary friends who consumed the lot, as it was gone within days!  This recipe is easily adapted to whatever family block of chocolate is a winner in your house.  I’m going to make it with peppermint next followed closely behind with Caramello.

If you’d like a new slice recipe that whips up in a matter of minutes and disappears before your eyes, this is it.

RECIPE: Family Block Slice

RECIPE: Family Block Slice

Ingredients:

  • 200g block of fruit and nut chocolate, or whatever you prefer
  • 250g packet of marie biscuits
  • 60g butter
  • 3/4 tin sweeetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 200g milk chocolate

Method:

  1. Crush the biscuits in a food processor, or smash them in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin.
  2. Break the fruit & nut or flavoured chocolate into pieces and place in a medium microwave dish along with the butter.  Melt on 50% power for 1-3 minutes, checking every 30 secs until melted.
  3. stir in condensed milk, coconut and crushed biscuits
  4. Press into the slice tin and refrigerate.
  5. Melt the remaining block of milk chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 1-3 minutes, checking every 30 secs until melted.
  6. Spread evenly over the slice and refrigerate for a couple of hours or until completely set.
  7. When ready to serve, take the slice out of the fridge for 20 minutes and cut into squares.

Happy Baking!

Natalie

 

Bad Dad Joke: Fishy Fun

Heading off for some fishing in the holidays?  Share this one over the line it will be the best bait for a laugh there is!

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Bad Dad Joke: Fishy Fun

Happy Wednesday!

Natalie