So, you want to be a blogger?


I got an email from a reader last night, and it’s an email that I get quite often about blogging. It’s from the beginner blogger. The thought of blogging can be overwhelming and seem huge. HUGE. So, I thought I’d try to help by answering some of the questions here. Grace wrote: I would really […]

Photo competition: Share what makes you feel PUMPed to win!


In just over a month my sister gets married. I’m going to put it out there and say that it might just be the wedding of the decade {I’d go century but I was married last decade and clearly I win for that one!}. My sister is an Event Planner extraordinaire. She’s done big concerts […]

How to fake a clean home

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I woke up this morning and my house looked like a bomb had hit it. Seriously. I’ve been feeling poorly, and then yesterday Hubby, Luella and I just escaped it all and spent the morning at the beach, swimming lessons, sushi and school pick-ups, you know… avoiding it. Pretending that our messy home did not […]

Letter to Luella: 6 months old


Dear Luella, I watched a movie the other day, and by the time you’re old enough to read this {or more, old enough to care to read this} it will be totally old school. Perhaps you’ll call it that ‘daggy movie that mum once watched’. But I’ll tell you about it anyway. It was called […]

A Scatter Love story


I don’t know about you, but I love getting mail. Love it. And that’s the idea behind the Scatter Love project. We love the power of making people happy, and how that can really spread {hence the ‘scatter’} so we dreamt up the Scatter Love project, where people send on happy mail to people around […]

March Photo A Day 2014: Get your glad rags on, it’s time to have fun

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Hey you. How has your year been so far? Mine has been running away from me, and I’ve been desperately trying to catch up to it. THIS week will the week that I find my feet. Has it been running away from you too? THIS month, will be the month that I take my best […]

Photography tips: 7 ways to play with light


Hello! Day 26 of February Photo A Day has the prompt light, this is a photography lesson prompt, which is a chance for us to get creative and explore photography a little more. I’ve put together 7 fun ways to play with light. Enjoy. photo credit: Sheye Rosemeyer Oh-so-sweet sunflare I’ve always loved photography, but […]

Scatter Love is back baby!


Well, everyone went positively crazy over our Scatter Love cards. It’s been amazing to see them travel all over the world, and then be sent on to more people. Happy Mail is truly in action. Emma and I have been stalking the #scatterlove hashtag and seeing people so excited and happy. We’re beyond thrilled, happy […]

Friends don’t let friends go out to dinner with babies


On Saturday we went out to dinner with friends. And by we, I don’t mean that Hubby and I intelligently got a babysitter, left the kids at home and had a peaceful dinner. No, we went out to dinner with the kids. The restaurant has a play centre attached so we dropped the big kids […]

You’ve got to try this one: Twix cookies recipe


My sister is getting married. Slowly, slowly my siblings are coming across to married territory. First it was me, then my little sister, now my older sister and then eventually my brother and his beautiful girlfriend will follow {I pretty much can’t wait}. For a long time Hubby was the only in-law in our family, […]

Fun photo competition: Share your mama moments to win daily prizes

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Brought to you by Tommee Tippee. Over dinner last night Hubby and I were talking about how quickly these past {almost} 6 months have passed. One minute we had a newborn and we were walking out of the hospital, and the next we’ve got a grown, wriggly baby on our hands. The times has really […]

Recipe: Afternoon Teal Cake


You know when you don’t really feel like doing anything, you’re bone tired {I think I finally figured out what that feels like, so tired down to the bones}, your hair has regrowth majorly, a pimple has taken up residency on your chin and you’re just not in the mood? But then you do, you […]

Dancing and distractions


The littlest person in the house is a little under the weather. Poor little thing. She just wants to be held all day long, by me. Only me. I’m happy to dispense all-day cuddles. Time for a little distraction, and dancing. Last week {or the week before?} an invite arrived in my letterbox for a […]

It’s kinda a big deal.


This week Lacey started big school. It’s kinda a big deal. The morning of the ‘big’ day I mentioned on Instagram that I was nervous. I had one comment from a person saying they didn’t understand why people {mums/parents} cry, and that attachment issues can’t be good for the kids. Lacey was so ready. I […]

What sort of student were you? {+ get a free trial}


Brought to you by Reading Eggs. I have something to confess. I was a bit of a nerd at school. I was voted either most proficient or most conscientious each year in Primary School, which meant at speech night I’d be given a sweet round medal at each speech night. By the end of year […]

An update: The Scatter Love Project


We sat in a dark, dark room in silence. Each person held an unlit candle, and we waited. One person lit their candle, and put out the match. There was that one lone light in the room. That person then reached over, using his candle, and lit the candle of the person next to him, […]

February Photo A Day 2014 List: Feel the love baby!

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Hey you. Today I’m sharing the new February Photo A Day list with you, and introducing you to another artist who has designed the list. This month the lovely Lindsay of Pen & Paint put on her clever clogs and gave the February list a bit of a loved up look. If you haven’t met […]

The Scatter Love Project


I’ve always loved snail mail, so much so that I used to subscribe myself to some pretty weird stuff {you know that you see in the TV guide?} just so I could get mail. I’ll take what I can get, junk mail even makes me happy. But as I’ve grown snail mail has become an […]

Behind the blog: This totally happened in January


I thought that each month this year I’d share a little bit {in photos} of what happened behind the blog. So this is what happened in January… We went to the beach. A lot. Poor Bronte hasn’t had as much exercise as she should have since having Luella, and we realised that we’d been feeding […]

Chopped salad: The one where you empty your crisper and chop it up

chopped salad

Well, it’s not quite as the title suggests. I certainly don’t want you just emptying your crisper and thinking it makes an ace salad. We all have varying degrees of quality lurking in our fridges. I will wear my halo and let you know I do a market shop for most of our fruit and […]