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Oh yeah! Sour cream banana cake recipe

I’ve already found the best banana cake recipe ever, but I’m the sort of person who is always searching for that something more. Perhaps there’s an EVEN better banana cake out there that I haven’t met. And perhaps it contains sour cream. Sour cream is the secret ingredient to making any cake the best cake… 

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Celebrities on Instagram 2014: The best

It’s ok, you can roll your eyes at me. I secretly {or not so secretly} love to check out what celebs do in their spare time. I do. And I used to buy those trashy magazines with all those made up stories {Affairs! Pregnancies! So many fibs!}. But now I love that there is Instagram… 

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From the depths of sleep deprivation…

I wrote this post the week that I asked for help with Luella’s sleep issues. I was going through my draft folder recently, cleaning it out, and I thought about deleting it… but I think it’s still relevant and important for people to know the reality of sleep deprivation. I actually didn’t realise just how… 

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The Clever Cookie School of Blog is now

While everyone was out partying last night and having a good time, I was being all studious and geeky… launching The Clever Cookie School of Blog. So many moons ago I had dreamed up an idea to start an online school of blogging. I started jotting down ideas and getting excited, but I was working… 

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9 things your blog really needs to have. Get

More and more blogs are popping every day, but there are 9 essential things that every blog should have. Does yours have them? 1. A really good blog header If you click over to a blog, the header is really the first thing you set eyes on… and it’s the first impression you get of… 

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How to travel with kids and not go kerazy

I wrote last week about our trip to Hamilton Island. The night before we were about to leave I asked Hubby if he was excited, and he replied with a “Ah, not really”. It wasn’t that it wasn’t a beautiful destination or that we weren’t grateful for heading off to one of the most beautiful… 

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Exciting news + Let’s do lunch on the

Brought to you by Olympus. I’ve got some exciting news to share today. Exciting enough that I’ve pulled out the confetti. Yay! So you may well know I’ve been doing some work with Olympus. I had lunch with 10 readers in Sydney a few months ago, and I also gave away a camera to one… 

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Mid-week meal: Slow cooker baked potatoes

I know it seems lazy to put potatoes in a slow cooker to cook, but you can’t knock it until you try it. They taste different. Better. They’re one of our favourite dinners. Easy, and delicous, and not messy at all. Ingredients Large washed potatoes, as many as you have people in your family (for… 

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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… 

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Brain dump: 18 thoughts from the inner

Last week I read this post by Lana, and thought it was time that I did my own little brain dump here. Here are the thoughts in my head. 1. I can’t get the story of Baby Gammy out of my head. I just can’t imagine leaving your own baby behind. I just can’t. I… 

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Dreaming new dreams

I know this is going to sound like a total first world problem to have, and I know it is, but I wanted to share it anyway. For a few years now I dreamed of having an App for Photo A Day, and I worked at it for so long… which was hard because Luella… 

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Braveheart ambassador: Who are you

I am blessed with two beautiful girls who I adore with all my being. I feel it a monumental and essential role as their mother to protect them for all their life. It makes me feel vulnerable and scared, and hopeful that I can give them the childhood that I didn’t have. This year I… 

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August Photo A Day 2014: The list, the rules

Hey Got your camera ready? It’s been a month since Little Moments was released and it honestly feels like a lifetime since then. It was one of the highest highs I’ve ever experienced, resulting in a whirlwind of emotions quickly after. I’ve loved using the App this month. It’s definitely made life much easier for… 

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