Photo A Day Challenge // Week 23


How are you? I hope good, and well rested and healthy and happy, and most of all ready to embark on another week of photo-taking. This week the list is another beautiful one, as they always are, and it’s designed by the lovely Megan of Makewells. I’m loving the softness of her artwork. Don’t you think it’s beautiful? I have to apologise because there was a glitch with the downloadable…

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5 fun eateries I found on the Gold Coast


Having just spent a very lazy and relaxing week on the coast where we indulged in such good food, I felt it a community service to share what we discovered. Our home is under an hour away from the Gold Coast, so we often head up to explore and grab something yummy to eat, but it was nice to be living right in the middle of everything for a week…

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So there’s something I didn’t tell you…


And it’s because I’m mortified. I probably need to back it all up and start at the beginning. While we were in Disneyland we were riding on the carousel and saw Mariah Carey. Like seriously we were going around and around and around, and she was metres away from us going around and around too, only surrounded by a big bodyguard, a nanny and a Disneyland escort. Later she picked…

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Quick & easy zucchini slice


Do you know when I feel like I’m most winning at life? When I can make a meal that lasts us two nights, or if I make enough for leftovers for lunch the next day. Sometimes it’s the small things. My favourite zucchini slice is delicious in so many ways, but every time I pour that oil in I get a bad case of the guilts. This recipe comes WITHOUT…

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In defence of the plovers

Masked Plover or Spur-winged Plover

I can’t believe I’m writing this post. But here goes… Do you remember a few weeks ago when I got attacked by plovers? If not, then read this and then come back. I’ll wait for you. So, I don’t much like plovers. They attacked me. They haunted me, and I don’t like them. When I wrote that post there were a few people that came to their defense. Like seriously,…

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The bests and the worst


Ah, I feel like my brain is somewhere up in the air, somewhere between the USA and Australia, yet my body is firmly planted here on the couch in Australia. The past week has been a bit of a wild ride, with seven full days in Disneyland. It was fun, like truckloads of child-like fun, but exhausting all the same. I was on a media event, invited over to celebrate…

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Photo A Day Challenge // Week 22


Hello! I’m coming to you from America today, and will be in Australia very soon. But I’ll actually lose a whole Sunday being up in the air. Weird. Sundays are my favourite day too! Sob! Today, like every other Sunday, I’m bringing you the new list for the week ahead. This one is a beauty. The prompts are easy and the design is super pretty. It just screams, “PLAY ME!”…

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Win an on-the-go prize pack!


Brought to you by Yoplait Bon Appetit. I’ve recently lost 10kg. Yes, throw the confetti. Blow up the balloons. But don’t worry about serving up the cake. My husband has also recently lost the same amount. We’re disappearing before our own eyes {well, not quite but I thought that sounded like something I should say}. But things have changed at our place. Before losing weight might have been about looking…

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Photography lesson: Mastering the rule of thirds technique


Hello and welcome students. Take a seat, get your cameras/phones/photo-taking devices out, and let’s get started. If you’ve been playing along with photo-a-day for a little while now, you’ll know that each month I share a photography technique as a prompt. It gives us all a chance to grow, stretch and explore a little more with our photos. Some are harder than others, and some are ones that I use…

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The celebrity experience


We’re in California, which means there are celebrities in the very near vicinity of our presence. On the drive from the airport to our hotel I had a very eager, jet-lagged eye out for the Kardashians. They’re like, everywhere, right? Last night I was locked in our room, watching Luella as she slept. Not creepy at all. And Hubby and Lacey went out to ride rides and have all the…

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Stupidly optimistic


I want to tell you that my kids get better at flying with experience, but they just don’t. Actually one does, Lacey is pretty much a dream on the plane. She people watches, makes friends with anyone sitting near her {does not care about their age, anyone will do} and watches movies until she falls asleep. She also makes friends with the hosties so she can get her fair share…

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Chicken, leek and mushroom slow cooker casserole recipe


Brought to you by Coles. I love this cooler weather. It means I can wear jeans, sleep better at night and not feel guilty about watching television in the evenings. And… I love winter food. There’s nothing better than a slow cooker meal. Do you love this cooler weather too? Slow cooker meals are good on those days when you’ve got a lot on {whether work or play}. Wednesday was…

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