The weekend


Each time I think about the weekend that just went by my hands immediately go to my head, and I feel overwhelmed, or mortified, or glad it’s over. Even more, I wish it hadn’t happened. Last week, on Friday, we buried my cousin’s son. It was the most beautiful funeral I’ve ever attended. He had so many friends and family, and it was really a celebration of his life, and…

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Epic Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

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I recently spent the day out at my mum’s house going through her recipe collection. I don’t know if it’s because I love food and I’ve been chubby forever, but I’ve loved flicking through her recipes ever since I can remember. Doing it again all these years later made me so happy and nostalgic. There were recipes there that have been passed down through her family, and I am so…

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Photo A Day Challenge 2015 // Week 32


Howdy! I’m going to jump right in and show you this new list for photo a day, because it’s simply beautiful… and I can’t wait for you to see it. Kate, the designer of this list, is so super generous and so talented. You can check out more from her here. Thank you so much for designing it Kate. You’re so clever! How to play on Instagram + check out…

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Hello. If you get my newsletter, or follow me on Facebook, you might know that last week we had a loss in my family. My cousin lost his son. He was on a trip overseas and he drowned. It’s shocking and sad and unbelievable. Death and I, we don’t do well. It makes me question everything. I don’t want to believe that we’re all only here for a short time….

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THE online plus-size shopping guide

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I’ve always had to shop in the plus-size section, but when I was in my teens and early 20s, there didn’t appear to be any plus size clothes. It wasn’t fun. I love fashion, and I now love that there are so many options for dressing our bodies. I wanted to put together a guide for all the online stores I love to look at that feature plus size clothing….

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Photo A Day Challenge 2015 // Week 31


Hello you. How are you? Good? Good. I hope you’ve had a good week. Mine was good, with the highlight being grabbing some Oprah tickets. I am so stinking excited. Today I want to share with you the list for next week’s photo a day. It’s been kindfully designed by Jeni, of Jeni M Design. Pop over here to check out her beautiful art pieces for kids. Here’s the beautiful…

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10 years


I actually can’t believe it, but in a few short months I will have been married for 10 years. I think it’s a miracle just quietly. Not because my husband isn’t the most amazing person to walk the planet, but moreso because I get sick of people pretty quickly and I’ve been waking up to him for 3650-odd mornings, and that mere thing still makes me smile. I knew he…

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Why you should never, ever lie… ever


I always believe it’s best to be completely honest, except when you’re telling little white lies. Little white lies are a-ok. On Monday I woke up and my phone had a weird pattern on the home screen. It was like I’d woken at midnight and taken a photo of a ghost, except I didn’t. As the day went on the screen worsened and the ghost got bigger. I asked myself,…

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5 ingredient {easy peasy!} banoffee pie recipe

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Each month Erin, of Erin Made This, emails me through a recipe that she’s made for us. Each month it’s like Christmas. I’m such a big fan of what she does {easy recipes, stunning photos!}, and I love that I never know what I’m going to get. This month she kinda blew my mind, and now I’ve got a hankering for something very sweet. Like these… I think it’s important…

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Exciting news!


It’s been a while since I’ve had an exciting announcement to share, and today I’m pretty darn excited to be sharing this one. OK, so things you should know about me. I love photography {der!}, I love food {double der!}, and I love meeting my readers {triple der!}. I love those three things, A LOT. And when they come together, well that’s a moment of awesomeness right there. Next month,…

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Fat Mum Slim Birthday Giveaway: Day Five {over $800 worth of goodies}


Aww, it’s the last day! What a week it’s been. Today I’ve got some really good goodies to end a brilliant week of giveaways. Good luck! A $200 Triumph lingerie voucher We’ve all heard of Triumph, and maybe even got a piece of two in your underwear drawer. Whether you like fancy or plain, or tummy sucker inners or something sexy, there’s something for everyone. Now you can give your…

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Photo A Day Challenge // Week 30


Hello! How are you? I’m over here feeling like I’m sitting in an igloo. Is it cold, or IS IT COLD? OK, so I think my idea of cold is the same as other people’s summers… but it’s colder than normal and I’m ready for it to be over now. Who do I have to speak to to make that happen? This list seems fitting, with it’s ice blues, don’t…

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