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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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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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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