Six oh-so-beautiful script fonts that you need to try

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I’m a font freak, and I really mean a freak… every day of the week. Well not every day, but I like it. If I find someone using a font I like {or love} I can go near insane trying to figure out what it is. FONT MATTERS PEOPLE. Today I’m putting together six fonts I love. They’re kinda handwritten, scripty and really beautiful. They aren’t free, but they’re not…

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Want a FREE fun kit? Here’s how to get one.

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Happy Friday! Last week I wrote about my exciting news {I’m an Olympus Ambassador! Woot!}, and about how I was going to be giving out some Fun Kits. For those that aren’t in the know, The Fun Kits are a box filled with six props that people can use to get creative with their photography. I’ve spent the past week packing and sorting, and making things fun. You don’t want…

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Cheaty, no-bake Mother’s Day cake

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This is for the non-bakers. The I-don’t-have-timers. The I-want-to-but-I’m-just-not-sure-I-caners. This is for the kids who would most likely burn down a house if they ever attempted to bake a cake. And this is for the dads who want to impress their wife {or baby mama} but wouldn’t know how to cream butter to save their lives. It’s the totally cheaty, no-bake cake. I’m the chief cake-maker in my family, so…

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Nominate a mum + win her a beautiful prize pack

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Our dishwasher died last weekend and we had to buy a new one. It wasn’t a fun purchase, but it needed to be done. For the record, we went with one with the cutlery drawer. Not sure what I think about it, to be honest. As I waited at the checkout with the salesman we did our best attempt at small talk. He told me about how his kid cracked…

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Nigella Lawson’s Simple Macaroni Cheese

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I don’t want to sound like I’m throwing a pity party, but well… I kinda am. At some point last week I hurt my back. There’s nothing like back pain, well I know nothing like back pain. It’s debilitating, and makes me so grateful for my health when I have it {and how dearly I want my normal, healthy back to return}. If you’re going to throw a pity party,…

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When did we get so nosy?

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I was at the supermarket the other week, by myself. Yep, it can and does happen. I was just doing a quick shop, so placed my basket of purchases on the conveyor belt thing. There was an older couple in front of me debating the merits of Fly Buys, but the husband quickly became distracted as soon as I put my basket down. He walked over, stuck his head right…

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Photo A Day Challenge for Week 18. It’s here.

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Hello! Last year at some point I found someone {or she found me, I don’t know which} named Melyssa. She’s creative, and inspiring, and I really just love everything that she does. We’ve worked together on lots of things. She’s created a design pack for the Little Moments App, she’s designed loads of things for my blog, and we’re working on a few other projects together too. It only made…

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Good news day

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Howdy! Today I’m sharing some exciting news that I’ve been sitting on for a while {not literally or that bugger would be mighty squashed}. Last year I was an ambassador for Olympus which meant I got to do some really cool things that involved you guys {lunches up and down the east coast, which were the highlight of my blogging life}. I also gave away cameras and did lots of…

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The things I’d do for a dumpling

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I love me some dumplings, maybe even more than I love my husband. {Shane, I joke! I do}. It’s the one thing my life has been void of since moving up North, and I haven’t failed to mention that to anyone that will listen. I MISS THE DUMPLINGS. I was looking on Facebook on the weekend and someone had written an article about the ten best dumpling places in Sydney….

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Photography lesson: Fill the frame!

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Hello you. So if you’re playing Photo A Day you might have noticed that the prompt is Fill The Frame. It’s a photography lesson prompt so that you can learn, stretch and grow, and try new things with your photography. Plus it’s fun to try new things. This is such an easy, and cool technique to try. It doesn’t require fancy lenses or anything special, all you need are your…

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Fun Play: Learning colours & Win a DUPLO prize pack

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Brought to you by LEGO DUPLO. When was the last time you went to the bathroom without an audience? I actually can’t remember. One time I tried to use the bathroom with the door locked and the kids started sliding drawings underneath, and then screamed as they tried to slide their own bodies under too {kids, it’s a 1cm gap… you WILL NOT fit}. We’ll do anything for five minutes…

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The best chewy choc-chip cookies EVER

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We all know there are two types of people in the world: the chewys and the crunchies. I happen to sit on the chewy side. Give me slightly undercooked and deliciously soft any day. I don’t not like crunchies. They’re perfectly fine people. They just don’t know what they’re missing out on. Like really. With the end of daylight savings and kids being excited about life in general, my girls…

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The little girl who knew what she wanted

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The afternoons have been beautiful since summer finished. This one afternoon we were out the front, playing before night fell. The sky was filled with pinks, oranges, blue and purples as the sun set. “That is the most beautiful sun set ever,” I said to no one in particular. Moments later Lulu waddled up to me and said, “HOLNE HOLNE HOLNE.” Not quite sure what she was asking, I tried…

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Photo A Day Challenge: Let’s do week 17!

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Good morning sunshines! {Or afternoon if that’s what time it is where you are}. Today I’m bringing you the list for week 17. Can you believe we’re already SEVENTEEN weeks into 2015? Weren’t we just celebrating the New Year? Time flies when you’re taking photos. The list this week is fun in design and in prompts. Who doesn’t love jelly and rainbows? Irene of Missy Minzy designed the list for…

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The best camera bags {well, my favourites!}

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It’s no secret that my camera is one of my prized possessions, so it only makes sense that I should house it something equally as special. Today I’m sharing a few of my favourite camera bags from around the world. They have room for the camera, and the various lenses and other bits and bobs. ONE: Kelly Moore + A Beautiful Mess TWO: Grafea Leather Camera Bag THREE: Epiphanie Chelsea…

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20 things about me

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I’ve been asked to do this a lot on Instagram, and I thought I’d do it here instead. What? You’re calling me lazy for not wanting to type it all out on a teeny little phone keyboard. Ok, you got me. Lazy I am. 1. I actually hate typing on the phone. So text messages, Facebook messages etc all get ignored until I get to my computer… and then sometimes…

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Win an InviteMe Party Pack valued at over $200

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Isn’t this the kind of store you could get lost in? I love these stores, there’s always something to look at or touch or be inspired by or to buy. I love it. And usually so much paper too. I love paper! This shop is called Invite Me, and it’s located in Melbourne, but it’s also an online store too. Simone and I have teamed up to create a little…

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Anzac slice recipe with choc-chips

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I’m a lover of Anzac biscuits. I’ve made them a trillion times before {maybe not a trillion, but you know what I mean}. These ones are the business if you want to try a standard recipe. This year I tried something new, and I’m oh-so-glad I did. This is an Anzac slice recipe with choc-chips. Choc-chips make EVERYTHING better. For those who aren’t in Australia, you might be wondering what…

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Easy hair, yeah yeah

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My family wasn’t blessed with the best of hair. We’ve got frizzy, nothingness hair. I am sorry family, but someone had to say it. It’s just not that cool. My siblings have brown hair, and I’m the only blonde. My two sisters have curly hair, and I have frizzy. Blessed are we. My little sister has just given birth to a new baby boy. Evidence below. He’s just happy to…

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Shop the supermarket: Budget-friendly beauty buys

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Brought to you by Coles. I’m not the sort of person that likes to hang out in the beauty department, or spend hours searching for the perfect foundation, or spend a gazillion dollars on a face cream. I love beauty and beauty products, but like everything I do… I like to do it quick and painlessly. It’s how I roll. Coles is having a big beauty sale in supermarkets around…

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If you had to eat your feelings, what would they taste like?

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Over the weekend, everything went to crap. My blog died and I wasn’t sure it could be revived. Now, I know when I say something like that there will always be someone that wants to put it into perspective for me. Let me just say I’ve put a gazillion years into this thing and I love it like it’s a third child {and it sleeps better, and doesn’t talk back…

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Photo A Day: Here’s the challenge list for week 16!

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Morning! Autumn has finally arrived and I am so excited about the cooler weather. I’m far too excited about a change in weather, but I tell you it’s justified. The summers are so humid here, that we all just want to wrap our arms around the new season and never let go. Cooler mornings and nights, and then perfect days… come to mama! As the seasons change all around the…

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Breakfast Tarts: The perfect weekend brunch recipe

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Happy Friday! Today I have the lovely Erin, of Erin Made This, making beautiful breakfast tarts. Flaky pastry, gooey egg, a little prosciutto. Yum. I hope you enjoy. x I am love a tart. Sweet or savoury, it doesn’t really matter. I love them so much for their simplicity. There is nothing easier or more satisfying than throwing your favourite filling in some pastry then baking it to perfection. They…

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Five of the best: Adult colouring-in printables

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LINKS TO DOWNLOAD: ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE I don’t know about you, but I’m a pretty big fan of colouring-in. It used to be my favourite thing to do as a nanny, and now as a mama. But now adult colouring-in is a thing. Well, it’s always been a thing, but now it’s not something we do in secret. There are colouring sheets made just…

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What I learned on the weekend

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Last week the family and I went to stay at a resort up the coast for Lacey’s birthday. She was desperate for a birthday party, and I wasn’t so enthused about throwing one, so I bribed her with a stay at a hotel instead. Yep, I am going for mother of the year. Now don’t go thinking we’re fancy, because the resort that is in your head right now is…

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