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Braveheart ambassador: Who are you protecting?

I am blessed with two beautiful girls who I adore with all my being. I feel it a monumental and essential role as their mother to protect them for all their life. It makes me feel vulnerable and scared, and hopeful that I can give them the childhood that I didn’t have. This year I… 

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PHOTO A DAY AUGUST

August Photo A Day 2014: The list, the rules

Hey Got your camera ready? It’s been a month since Little Moments was released and it honestly feels like a lifetime since then. It was one of the highest highs I’ve ever experienced, resulting in a whirlwind of emotions quickly after. I’ve loved using the App this month. It’s definitely made life much easier for… 

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Make it fancy: Hello sunshine free printable

Long time readers of this blog may well know that tucked in the beautiful streets of Double Bay is my very favourite store of all time. {Yep, ALL the times!}. It’s called Papier d’Amour. I like paper and trinkets and quirky things and that store is filled with them. I near have an anxiety attack… 

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Rebel’s delicious egg-y quiche-y things

I know, I know. I’ve committed the ultimate blogger sin by sharing a VERY ordinary photo of something I made. Yep, I’m no food stylist {in case you didn’t know already}. But I had to share. My friend Rebel made these quiches for Lacey’s birthday party earlier this year, and I usually keep my distance… 

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Travel diary: Our Hamilton Island getaway

Last week we jetted off to Hamilton Island for three days as a family. I’d been to Hamilton Island before, but never past the jetty right near the airport, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. About a decade ago, when Hubby and I went to Daydream Island, we were told that it was a… 

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How to ditch that pesky bloggers’ block

It happens to the best of us. You open up your laptop, log into your blog and you’ve got nothing. Your mind is empty, your creativity isn’t flowing and you just don’t know what on earth to blog about. You’re not alone. Trust me. I’ve been blogging for 6 years now and it happens to… 

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Nigella Lawson’s choc-chip muffins

Today I want to introduce you to a beautiful friend of mine, Sam, who I know you’re going to love. She’s bubbly and happy and it’s just so infectious. She writes over at The Annoyed Thyroid {think lots of great recipes, a super inspiring back-story and good times}. She’s fulfilling a big goal of running… 

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Copy cat

I was heading off to speak at a morning tea down the coast, so I snuck in to my bedroom to get ready without the resident little people competing for my attention. I don’t take long to get ready. I quickly do my hair, my make-up and get dressed. As always, Lacey came looking for… 

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Macro photography: 3 tips to make it happen

photo credit: Tim Good: Photography by Tiwago Hello! So you might know that on the 23rd of this month the prompt for the Photo A Day challenges is macro. If you played along last year, macro was a huge hit. People loved exploring the photography technique, myself included, so I thought we could explore it… 

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Bloggy-type help: Writing your first blog

I started a thing a while back, about helping people that email me about blogging. Usually I just reply back to them and give them advice, but I thought it’s probably more useful to share here so that other people can take something from it as well, hopefully. This email popped into my inbox: I… 

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Fun! Win a gaggle of my favourite super-fun

Sponsored by the Allen’s team. We’ve been taking more little road trips lately. Luella used to hate the car, but she’s slowly getting better as she gets older, so it means we get to explore more. Our first long trip was 3 hours north to Noosa, and then more recently half an hour down the… 

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Craft project: Make a set of triplet softies

Today I’ve got a little treat for you. Trixi from Coloured Buttons is here to share a little craft/sewing project that you can tackle this weekend. Enjoy! Peanut shaped softies are easy to make and sew and, with a bit of imagination, you can use this shape to create all sorts of new projects. In… 

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Get your FREE Penny the Pirate Book & Kit

Brought to you by OPSM Just recently we were sent the Penny the Pirate kit from OPSM {which you can grab for free from any OPSM store in Australia, or alternatively try the App}, so after putting little Luella to bed for a nap one afternoon, Lacey and I sat down to get our pirate… 

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