Let’s do lunch, Melbourne!

Brought to you by Olympus. Lunch times at my house pretty much means mess, or it means playtime. It’s amazing how a very innocent vegemite sandwich can act as a painting tool for a one year old {I can’t believe I’m writing one year old, is she really that old?}. Luella has mastered the art… 

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Scone for one: Just three ingredients!

I’m a big fan of the scone. If you read this blog, you probably know it already. A few years ago I made this recipe for a one-person scone. The photos were a bit… well… crap, so I did a little reshoot. Anything for a scone. Anything. There are moments when life calls for a… 

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Body after baby

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll probably know that my relationship with my body is a strained one. It’s one I haven’t written about in a while, and not one I’ve been as open about as in the past. Back when I began my blog it was all about my body… 

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be a rainbow

What can we do? Maybe this.

Man, the world seems overwhelming right now doesn’t it? Really good people are choosing to leave it, others are dying, nations are at war, people are leaving babies behind, planes are falling out of the sky, people are killing others… it just seems so… heavy. I’m not very good at processing this stuff. I can’t… 

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Can I steal a moment of your time?

Put on the kettle and grab a cookie, I want to ask a favour. Can I steal a moment of your time to fill out this survey? It will just help me in planning my blog for the future, figuring out what you like and what you don’t, and a little bit more. One person… 

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Celebrities on Instagram 2014: The best

It’s ok, you can roll your eyes at me. I secretly {or not so secretly} love to check out what celebs do in their spare time. I do. And I used to buy those trashy magazines with all those made up stories {Affairs! Pregnancies! So many fibs!}. But now I love that there is Instagram… 

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From the depths of sleep deprivation…

I wrote this post the week that I asked for help with Luella’s sleep issues. I was going through my draft folder recently, cleaning it out, and I thought about deleting it… but I think it’s still relevant and important for people to know the reality of sleep deprivation. I actually didn’t realise just how… 

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The Clever Cookie School of Blog - Pink + Spots

The Clever Cookie School of Blog is now

While everyone was out partying last night and having a good time, I was being all studious and geeky… launching The Clever Cookie School of Blog. So many moons ago I had dreamed up an idea to start an online school of blogging. I started jotting down ideas and getting excited, but I was working… 

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9 things your blog really needs to have. Get

More and more blogs are popping every day, but there are 9 essential things that every blog should have. Does yours have them? 1. A really good blog header If you click over to a blog, the header is really the first thing you set eyes on… and it’s the first impression you get of… 

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How to travel with kids and not go kerazy

I wrote last week about our trip to Hamilton Island. The night before we were about to leave I asked Hubby if he was excited, and he replied with a “Ah, not really”. It wasn’t that it wasn’t a beautiful destination or that we weren’t grateful for heading off to one of the most beautiful… 

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Exciting news + Let’s do lunch on the

Brought to you by Olympus. I’ve got some exciting news to share today. Exciting enough that I’ve pulled out the confetti. Yay! So you may well know I’ve been doing some work with Olympus. I had lunch with 10 readers in Sydney a few months ago, and I also gave away a camera to one… 

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Mid-week meal: Slow cooker baked potatoes

I know it seems lazy to put potatoes in a slow cooker to cook, but you can’t knock it until you try it. They taste different. Better. They’re one of our favourite dinners. Easy, and delicous, and not messy at all. Ingredients Large washed potatoes, as many as you have people in your family (for… 

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Best clothes for babies: Where I love to shop

I’m going to miss shopping for a teeny tiny baby. Thankfully I have lots of nieces and nephews on the way {I say on the way like all my siblings are pregnant, which isn’t the case… I’m just hopeful!}. I was very restrained with Luella because I knew that the time passed so quickly and… 

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