We’re THAT family

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I believe that there are little notes in computers in various places around the world, warning people of my family. No, I’m not having a moment of paranoia. I believe this is the truth. Those computers are sitting at the reception desk at the hotels we’ve visited. I swear they’d say, “PUT THAT FAMILY IN THE MOST SECLUDED ROOM OF THIS HOTEL. WARNING. NOISY FAMILY ALERT.” Traveling with kids is…

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Printables to keep the kids busy {and happy!}

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How are the school holidays treating you? We’ve kept busy in an attempt to avoid the screams of “I’M BOOOOOOORED!” This week we’re heading down the coast to a little shack with my girlfriend Rebel and her kids. Today I wanted to share six printables that I found online that are great to keep the kids busier for more than five minutes and most of all happy. Our printer gets…

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What I’ve learned: Releasing a popular iPhone App

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A couple of days and a year ago, I released an App. The Little Moments App. I had such little expectations when I released the App that I actually hadn’t thought beyond releasing it. And when I say ‘little expectations’ I don’t mean that I didn’t love it, I was and am still in love with it, I mean that I knew it was awesome and that it was going…

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Fun Photos

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Photo by: @MsMeowD So, in all my years of blogging {SEVEN YEARS} I don’t believe I’ve ever had so much fun with my little community. This project took fun to a whole new level. A handful of weeks back I gave out 150 little boxes filled with things to get people excited about taking photos, and to encourage them to get a little bit creative. And creative people did get….

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Photo A Day Challenge // Week 28

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Happy Friday! Or Fri-YAY as some like to call it. I hope you’ve had a great week. Today I’m sharing the photo a day list for next week, which has been kindly designed by Siobhan of me-oh-my-mum. Siobhan does awesome prints that are perfect for kids’ rooms. Check them out here. Here’s the list! How to play on Instagram + check out the photo a day list for the daily…

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The idea

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I cry every time I watch Toy Story 3, which seems to be a lot lately as the kids are obsessed with it. It’s the bit where Andy grows up and doesn’t need his toys anymore, so he gives them away. Oh man, I’m getting teary even now. I have to be all like, “Oh no, mama’s not crying. I just have something in my… eye.” I’m just not good…

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Who were you in high school?

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Social Media definitely makes the world smaller, doesn’t it? I have a friend Jodie. I’ll call her that because that’s her name. We met in preschool, and probably bonded over the fruit bowl. When I was in preschool the fruit bowl was shared and passed around the circle, each kid taking a piece and passing the bowl on. It would be a hygiene-nightmare in today’s world. From memory the bananas…

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Spiced Pear Crumble Cake

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Today I have the delightful Erin sharing another of her beautiful recipes. Thank you Erin. To visit her blog, simply click here. I love nothing more in life than baking on a Sunday afternoon. OK a few things more, but you know what I mean. The kettle goes on, the tea comes out and I search through countless cookbooks to choose the perfect recipe. I usually deviate from the recipe…

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The Fat Mum Slim project

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Recently when I was away traveling I was sitting at a group experience breakfast. There were three lizards on the table next to me, a lady with a snake to my right, a koala behind me and large birds perched on branches in front of me. There were also 25 other travelers also seated at tables, enjoying the same experience. Our host was an outspoken Aussie-to-the-bone ranger who had no…

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This matters to me

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Yesterday as I drove along a big rainbow filled the sky. You know when you see one you often only see part of one, the end or middle is obscured by something… clouds, buildings, anything. This was big, and clear and it spanned across the whole sky. I was driving along to breakfast with my Ma and Sis and the rainbow just kept getting bigger and brighter as we drove….

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Remarkable blogging advice! {from my favourite bloggers}

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As a blogger I’ve been part of an agency for two years now, and the agency is The Remarkables Group. So while I work alone for the most part, I am part of a smaller blogging community, which has some pretty inspiring and remarkable {funny that!} bloggers. They’re the people that I go when I have any blogging question or concern. They’re the people that will cheer the loudest when…

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Photo A Day Challenge // Week 27

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Howdy! I’m pretty excited about introducing you to the designer of this week’s list. She’s such a beautiful, talented photographer and just a very nice person. Nice people are good! Meet Mel, and see the beautiful list she created. I strongly suggest following her on Instagram {@melwhittlesea}, because you’ll be inspired. You will. How to play on Instagram + check out the photo a day list for the daily prompt…

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How to get depth of field on your iPhone {so easy!}

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ROAR! I want to teach you one tip that you’re going to love with your iPhone. It’s how to achieve Depth of Field. First up, I know some of you are saying… Depth of What? Are we playing baseball? WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT? Hold your horses honey. Let me tell you what depth of field is. Depth of field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects…

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How to help your baby sleep better

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Brought to you by Johnson’s. I only have two children, but I wonder if parents with more than one child learn more about how to parent with each child that they have. Like that Duggar lady with all those children, did she get to the 15th one and just totally know what she was doing? Surely, you obtain much more wisdom with the more children you have? Is that how…

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Quick & Easy Mini Sticky Date Puddings with Butterscotch Sauce

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Today I have a treat for you. I have a little guest post and delicious treat from Lucy, who is the delectable blogger behind Bake Play Smile. After you’ve finished drooling over this recipe, I think you should pop over and drool over her no-bake Malteser slice. Thanks for popping by and sharing your recipe Lucy. x Hi everyone, it’s so nice to meet you! I have to say that…

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Disney foods: What to try when you visit

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Before we arrived in the States, Hubby and I had said that we wanted to continue eating well {just because we felt good and happy and wanted to keep that way}, but were happy to have a few treats. It was not long after we landed that we realised Disney is home to treats, treats and more treats and that healthy-eating idea was kinda going out the window. You can…

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35 things I’ve learned from my time on earth

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It’s official. I’ve been on earth for 35 years now. The only comparison I really have is my mum and dad, and when they were 35 I was 15 and totally hormonal and temperamental. I can’t imagine having a 15 year old right now. I thought I’d share what I’ve learned so far in life, in all the wisdom I’ve gained from this time I’ve existed on earth. There has…

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Double chocolate and caramel ice cream sandwiches

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Brought to you by Coles. I was recently asked to do a thing for TV where I’d go up against two chefs, competing to see who could make the best meal. It was Masterchef-style cooking. Can you imagine how stressful that would be? I imagine I’d set my tea towel on fire, under-cook my meat, or have my pavlova deflate right in time for serving. I said no, of course….

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Photo A Day Challenge // Week 26

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Hello! How are you? Happy Friday. I’m just quickly popping in to share the list for next week. It’s sure to make you hungry. The designer behind the list is the lovely Camille of Her & I {cutest leggings for kids, EVER}. You can see more of Camille’s beautiful photos here. How to play on Instagram + check out the photo a day list for the daily prompt + use…

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How to create candy-coloured photos

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I love candy coloured photos. They’re fun and surreal and a little bit arty. Earlier this year I discovered a talented guy named Matt Crump is turning the world candy-coloured through his photos. Here’s a few from his feed that he’s taken lately. Talented, right? Not long after I discovered Matt, I wrote a post sharing how you can make your own photos candy-coloured {i.e. bright and a little bit…

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The one thing I really want to tell you about Disney

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I’m going to share a few posts from our Disney trip over the coming weeks, but I felt like I wanted to address this first. I wrote this one afternoon while I snuck a moment to myself while we were at Disneyland, California. The first time I had a Disney ‘experience’ was in 2011 when I flew over to Walt Disney World for a conference. I used to watching Saturday…

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Letter to Luella: 22 months

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Dear Luella, Well, actually I should say Lulu because that’s what we call you, mostly. Our Lulu. I am so in love with you. You are so easy to love, and to parent, and just really enjoy. You make it easy to be your mum. For the most part you’re happy, unless you’re hungry… but that’s easy to fix. We’ve just spent a few weeks traveling, and I know you…

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Win my favourite winter essentials! {Over $500 worth of beautiful goodies!}

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Brought to you by American Express Offers. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a bargain hunter. I LOVE a bargain. There’s nothing more satisfying than saving money, or getting a good deal. We got our house for a bargain price which constantly thrills me no end {after I stopped feeling sorry for the owners. I did tell the Real Estate Agent to tell them I was…

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The best caramel slice recipe, like ever

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I have many goals in my life, but one of them is to find the best caramel slice in the world. It’s been a hard adventure so far. There have been many tooth-aching moments, when the caramel is too sweet, and many disappointing moments when the chocolate or base is too thick {there’s an art to getting that ratio right}. To be honest, looking for the perfect caramel slice isn’t…

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Above the knee

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There’s a big rite of passage that you go through as a teenager {well, for many females} and that’s the first time you shave your legs. I can remember it quite clearly. I have blonde hair on my body, so it’s fair but it’s visible. The thing with having blonde hair that everyone thinks that you shouldn’t EVER mess with it. “Don’t dye the hair on your head, don’t shave…

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