5 Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Little Girls

5 Easy Hairstyles for Little Girls

I’m crap at doing my daughter’s hair and it often resembles a burst mattress!  For the last two years running I’ve forgotten to even brush her hair on school photo day. I wouldn’t have bought the photos but parental guilt kicked in.

During the school year I don’t have time to be faffing around with hairstyles in the morning, getting dressed in time is challenging enough.  My repertoire didn’t go beyond putting it in a knotted ponytail.

As it’s the long weekend and as predicted it’s raining so we thought we’d spend a few minutes playing hairdresser trying out quick and easy hairstyles for little girls.

I don’t want her to get hung up on her hair but was looking for quick and easy ways to keep it out of her eyes when she is running around playing.

Please be gentle, as it was my first attempt but with a bit of practice, I reckon they would work but most importantly she loved them.

The pictures on the left are the inspiration and my daughter is on the right.

Simple Twist

How to tie up little girl's hair

This one is dead easy.  Simply twist the hair and clip into place.  Thanks to Girly Do‘s for the inspiration.

Classic Plaited Pigtails

Classic Plaited Pigtails

I love the simplicity and innocence of this one.  She still looks like a little girl.  Simply put hair into two ponytails and then plait.  Found at I know hair!

High Ponytail with Hairband

Ponytail with Hairband

Clip her fringe back.  Then using fingers, messily gather hair on top of her head and put in a ponytail.  Finish with a colourful hairband.  Perfect for keeping her hair out of her face while she is playing and learning.  Check out Latest Hairstyles for some fab inspiration.

Bunches of Colour

Bunches of Colour

This one probably made her yelp the most.  Simply start with one pigtail on her forehead and then progressively, in section, add more bunches.  Using multi-coloured elastics makes more dramatic.

Knotted Hair

Funky Knotted Hair

I can’t believe after all the time I spend trying to get the knots out of her hair I voluntarily put some more in??? Unfortunately, I ran out of little elastics, but as you can see if I carried on it would have been very effective.  There is a video tutorial at Girly Do’s Hairstyles.

I hope to slowly add more easy hairstyles.  Which one do you like best? Do you have any suggestions?


Love Rocks!

Whenever I need inspiration for crafting, I always turn to my mate Maggie from Redtedart.com and once again she has come through trumps or should I say hearts!

These Love Rocks caught my eye as they are so simple and required very little in terms of materials.  I think they’re going to make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. However, posting to Canada or South Africa is not an option.

You will need

  • PVA glue (we watered ours down a bit)
  • Rocks
  • A selection of fabric
  • Scissors


  1. Dig some rocks out from under the frozen earth, wash in a colander and leave dry.
  2. Get your neighbour around who is brilliant with anything crafty and blag her to bring fabric, glue and scissors.
  3. Sit back and watch her do her magic.
  4. All joking aside the 4-year olds enjoyed it for as long as their short attention spans allowed.  But, Eva and I could be found carrying on long after they left the room.  However, she made me cut out my own hearts!

Happy Valentine’s Day!





Thai Green Prawn Curry Recipe

 Fish is the Dish –Top fish tips for all the family
We have a rule in our house, whoever, does the cooking doesn’t do the washing up.  For the most part it works.  I tend to do more of the cooking as I don’t work in the mornings.  However, this week I had a work deadline, so I didn’t manage to get anything organised.  Hubby was a bit disappointed at first but then jumped in did the cooking and the washing up!  He actually said it was a nice change as he was starting to forget how to cook.

Luckily for him, I had everything sorted including the recipe.  I can’t take a lot of credit for this as we’d been sent a plethora of prawns (one of our favourites) from the lovely folks at Lyons Seafood and a recipe for Prawn curry from Fish is the Dish.

According to hubby the recipe was incredibly easy.  Here it is.

Prawn Curry

Serves 5


  • 5 TBSP of Thai Green Curry Paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 2 packs of king prawns



  1. Heat the olive oil over a high heat and add the curry paste, mixing for a few moments to release the flavours.
  2. Add the finely chopped onions
  3. Add the tomatoes and coconut milk, then reduce the sauce on a medium heat until it starts to thicken.
  4. Once the sauce begins to thicken, add the prawns. They’re already cooked so you just need to heat them through for around 5 minutes.

We served ours on a bed of Jasmine rice.  Originally, we were asked for ways to improve the curry, honestly, it was lovely as it was, but if I did it again I’d be tempted to add some root ginger, kaffir limes leaves and garnish it with some sticks of cucumber.








How to make ice-cream

You won’t believe how easy it is to make home-made ice-cream.  I’ve made this a handful of times when entertaining and it takes less than 5 minutes to prep and I always get compliments on it.  If you don’t fancy lemon curd you could use brandy, strawberries, chocolate or whatever takes your fancy.

Someone also suggested crumpling some meringues into it before freezing!

The exact recipe can be found on the BBC – Food Recipes