Best clothes for babies: Where I love to shop


I’m going to miss shopping for a teeny tiny baby. Thankfully I have lots of nieces and nephews on the way {I say on the way like all my siblings are pregnant, which isn’t the case… I’m just hopeful!}. I was very restrained with Luella because I knew that the time passed so quickly and you don’t need that much clothing. Plus I still had lots of hand-me-downs from when…

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Sleep tight: Six pillowcases to make your bedroom happy


I never much cared for bedlinen before moving into our house. Because really, you sleep on it, so who cares? But then I bought my first set of Castle and Things pillowcases and it was love. I love decor that makes me smile, and a good, bright pillowcase makes me happy. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. Here’s six I’m loving right now… ONE: I love linen | TWO:…

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Top 5: TED talks that will pretty much change your life

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You might not have heard about TED. Or have you? TED is basically ideas worth spreading, a series of conferences over time where people with the ideas they want to spread come together and share them on stage. These talks then go online and often go viral. There are loads of them. So many that you’ll probably always be able to stumble across one you’ve never seen before. I’ve never…

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Top 5: The things I’d really like for Mother’s Day {& they’re practically free!}


1. A glorious sleep-in Oh, how deliciously perfect would a sleep-in be? And I don’t have to ask Hubby or Lacey for that, they’d happily let me snooze until whatever time I liked. I need to have a word to my body clock to let me sleep past 5am {sometimes 3am}. Does anyone know the direct line to The Body Clock Corporation? 2. A massage I know this is going…

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Top 5: Tea towels {that just might be too good to even use}

Top 5: Tea Towels

Did you ever visit a house as a kid that had two lounge rooms? You know the fancy one and then the one that the people actually use to lounge in? Perhaps your house had them? Two lounge rooms seemed like a luxury to me. Still do. That fancy lounge room is the equivalent of the fancy tea towel to me. It’s the one that you hang up on the…

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5 ways to make someone’s day

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Don’t you love when someone does something that changes your mood from a frown to a smile. Doing something little for someone else is a nice opportunity to embrace that warm, fuzzy feeling and spread it a little further. Here’s 5 ways you can easily make someone’s day today: One: Be thoughtful When I was about 12 years of age, we went on a little road trip to visit my…

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Top 5: Apps to help you be a total Christmas whizz


  One: Elfster You’re going to LOVE this one. A few years back I introduced Kris Kringle to my immediate family. It meant that each year all the names would get thrown in the hat and we just buy for one person. The budget is $100 and on Christmas Day we exchange gifts. It’s fun. No money gets wasted. And it really takes the stress out of having to buy…

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Top 5: Cushions I’m crushing on


Riddle me this: Has the world always been cushion-crazy or is it a new thing? I’ve never noticed cushions before, probably because I’ve never, ever had a need for them. But now that we’ve moved into a house and I need/want some for my couch and bed, I’m seeing them everywhere. They’re like an enticing lolly shop, I want EVERYTHING. All of them. I do have my limits though. I…

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Top 5: Diaries for the new year


I get a little too excited about stationery, particularly about diaries. Forget shoes or jewels, for me it’s diaries. I love the idea of being all organised and starting the year afresh. I may have already purchased my diary for the new year. Oh yes. Sad, aren’t I? Here’s five that I was lusting after: One This is the fanciest of all the diaries, with it’s goatskin leather outer and…

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