The Hawaii List

Hurrah. It’s no more sleeps. Today we get off to Hawaii. I couldn’t be more excited {and more nervous about the flight, hello baby that doesn’t like to sit still for more than 3.47 seconds}. It’s happening. I got soooo many great recommendations after I wrote this post, so I’m putting them all in once… 

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Why don’t you do something good?

The other day I was at the local shopping centre, and it wasn’t very busy. I had a trolley full of groceries and was headed for the escalators down to the carpark. At the same time there was a woman coming up the escalator, and a man walking past us. Just the three of us…. 

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Frock on! 9 dresses for curvy girls

Dresses are so easy. They’re my staple outfit. You don’t need to match anything. You don’t need to find this to go with that. You grab one piece from your wardrobe, put it on and you’re good to go. Dress it up, dress it down. Do whatever you like. I’m ALL about the dress. Here’s… 

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How to out-gift the gift king

I am the gift queen. I love to make people feel good, and I make an effort to get just the right present. I’m hit a home run a few times. Yeah, I’m talking myself up, what about it. Ha! And then my brother-in-law came along. And boom. I was out. He knocked me down,… 

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Being a grown up sucks. Here’s why.

Brought to you by Holiday Inn. Do you remember being a kid and someone asking what you wanted to be when you grew up? And you were just excited to be an adult, because no bedtimes! Eat what you want! Watch M-rated movies! Huzzah. Being an adult was going to be the BEST THING EVER?… 

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Brace yourself. The best chocolate cake

Aren’t they pretty? Last month, when I went to Melbourne for the Olympus lunch, I was given lots of beautiful gifts from the ladies who attended the lunch. One of them was a beautiful box from a girl named Cara. I wasn’t expecting gifts, and especially not that many, so I was struggling to fit… 

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Head space

Do you meditate? My mind runs at a million miles an hour and when I’ve tried to meditate in the past, it’s gone something like this. Me: Think of nothing. Try and think of nothing. Me: Oh, something! Me: You’re supposed to be thinking of nothing. Be all zen, lady! Me: Nothing, nothing, nothing, I’m… 

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Trick or treat: How to make Halloween gifts

Brought to you by Allen’s Lollies. I know when it comes to Halloween, some people are into it and some people aren’t. I guess because we live in Australia and it’s not as widely celebrated as other parts of the world, it hasn’t quite taken off. Our little neighbourhood is a hive of activity on… 

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The very best diaries for 2015

Would it be sad to reveal that I already bought my diary for next year? Yep, I’m a sad sack. I did. I bought one. Like a kid in a candy store, I went and bought one three whole months out from the New Year. Because I like a little drama and suspense, I won’t… 

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Hawaii-bound: Share your advice please!

Do you have a dream destination in mind? Somewhere that you dream of traveling to? Mine used to be the Maldives. That was before kids. And now it’s Hawaii. Hubby and I started dreaming up a trip for next year, because it’s been a dream of ours for a very long time. We were working… 

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The one where we take Roxie and Lulu to the

Brought to you by Nissan X-TRAIL. On our maiden voyage with our dear Roxie {if you’re wondering if I’ve gone nuts, you can read here about how I like to name our cars}, we decided to head up north to Australia Zoo. We’ve got Roxie for six months and she’s been to the beach, to… 

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Win an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Camera

Brought to you by the Olympus OM-D E-M10. I’m feeling a little bit like Santa at the moment, because this is the third camera I will have been able to giveaway this year. Two cameras have made their way to loving new owners, and now this one could be yours. I want you to win… 

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Bill Granger’s Banana Butterscotch

I can’t master the art of banana consumption in our house. Well, we know how to eat them, but I haven’t yet perfected the art of knowing just how many to buy. We either have too many, or not enough. Luella has just started to love bananas and will jam a whole one into her… 

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