Letter to Luella: Two years old

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Dear Luella, I feel like that with each of these letters I’ve written to you, I’ve said all the same things. I’ve told you how cute you are, reminded you how loved you are, and more about how cute you are. I didn’t want to really say it again, but you are so cute. YOU’RE CUTE. There, I said it. Parenting the second time around is different, and slightly more…

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Dinner idea: French onion meatballs

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My little sister and I met up recently, as we do, to let our kids play together. We had grand plans, as we do, to take them all out to sushi and have a fun lunch, but then we remembered that we had two tired toddlers, one baby, and not very much sleep the night before. So we headed to my house instead. Jenna was playing with the kids and…

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I get it, dad

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I am one of four kids. There’s Sarah, then me, my brother Tim and my sister Jenna. Back when we were all under the same roof, plus with two dogs named Ellie and Taylor, it was quite the full house. To me it was my normal, it was all I knew. It was more than one, and less than a netball team. I liked it. My dad though, he struggled….

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Can I steal a moment of your time? {Psst. There’s a $100 Etsy voucher up for grabs}.

Can I steal a moment of your time?

I’ve felt a bit of a shift of late. I’ve been changing my priorities, putting myself at the top of the list, and just simplifying things. I kinda like it. It’s never easy, particularly for mamas who have people they want to nurture and care for, and other interests {Businesses! Work! Health! Lovers!} they need to tend to. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Work is a big…

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The Sydney Workshop

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On Saturday I flew down to Sydney to have lunch with a bunch of lovely readers and their children. I was a little nervous, because there were kids involved. I don’t know why. I used to be a nanny. I am a mum. Together with Olympus and Rachel Devine, we dreamed up an idea to pass on the passion of photography to a new generation… to my readers’ kids. I…

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Photo A Day Challenge 2015 // Week 36

Photo A Day Challenge 2015 // Week 36

Hello you. How the heck are you? Good. I hope good. I’ve got another beautiful list to share with you this week, and this one is stunning. I love this beautiful blackboard style artwork, created by the lovely Val of Lily & Val. Thank you lovely lady! How to play on Instagram + check out the photo a day list for the daily prompt + use your phone or camera…

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Dear Boobs

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Dear Boobs, I’ve never written you a letter before. Oh, actually, maybe I did when I was in my teens willing you to grow. Maybe I didn’t. I don’t know, but this is actually quite, very much, weird. But I shall continue… If I was to write a letter to my whole body, it wouldn’t be very nice. I’d hate on my thighs, and give my belly a hard time,…

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Coca-cola pulled pork stuffed potatoes + Win a $250 Coles Voucher

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Brought to you by Coles. When it comes to cooking meat, I have to admit I’m not that great at it. Except if it’s meatballs, I can rock a mean meatball. Hubby though, he rocks the meat thing. Always. Last weekend Hubby and I decided to do a little cook up. We’ve been doing a lot of breakfasts for dinners, because life has been stressful and we stopped making an…

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I’m not even kidding…

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Yesterday I went and did the grocery shopping, alone. Yes, I can hear the squeals of envy from here. I went ALONE to the supermarket, and I took my sweet time as well. I lingered in that cereal aisle like my me-time depended on it. It’s only a short, twenty minute drive to the supermarket from my house, even when I take the long way. So, that’s about four songs…

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Photography tips: 7 ways to play with light

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Hello! Light is one of the most important aspects of photography, and can make such a difference in the photo you’re taking. I’m obsessed with it. I’ve put together 7 fun ways to play with light. Enjoy. photo credit: Sheye Rosemeyer Oh-so-sweet sunflare I’ve always loved photography, but one woman deepened my love affair with it, and that’s Sheye Rosemeyer. She’s a lover of natural light, and once you start…

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Photo A Day Challenge 2015 // Week 35

Photo A Day // Week 35

Hello you. I hope you’ve had a great week. The photo a day for next week is brought to us by the lovely Kim of Hello Frankie, a beautiful designer stationery store. You can check it out here. Thanks Kim for being so great to work with. The list is beautiful. How to play on Instagram + check out the photo a day list for the daily prompt + use…

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Yuk to yum! Win a $250 Coles Voucher!

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Brought to you by Coles. I haven’t met a vegetable I didn’t like. OK, I lie. When I was about 10 my Pop gave us way too many chokos that he’d grown himself and we ate too many. Or moreso, I was forced to eat too many. I haven’t had a choko since. I was choko-ed out. But every other vegetable is fair game. I’ll eat anything if it’s good…

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