So, I went to Melbourne and this happened…

Brought to you by Olympus. My heart just feels so full right now. This week I flew down to Melbourne for the last of three lunches with readers {I’d love to do more, but at this stage we don’t have any planned}. When we first talked about having reader lunches, I can’t tell you how… 

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That thing that scares the bejeezus out of

Playing musical statues at my session | Image via Veggie Mama Can you hear that? It’s me, breathing a huge sigh of relief. The biggest sigh of relief there ever was. Many months ago, about ten to be more precise, I got an email asking if I would speak at the ProBlogger conference. Those sort… 

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18 ways to get noticed as a blogger

1. Write consistently I know this sounds boring, doesn’t it? Quit yawning because it’s really important. You can’t expect for people to notice you if you wrote one post in 3 months. You need to be committed to creating content, whether it’s daily, 3 times a week or whatever you choose. Be consisted and committed…. 

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How to create one big idea

How to create one big idea

Hello Bloggers! Today I’m speaking at ProBlogger on the topic of growing your blog. Now usually when you hear that topic, you might expect to see graphs and stats and strategy. But, that’s not how my mind works. In fact, just typing strategy makes me want to run away and rock in a corner. I… 

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Off and away…

Hello! I’ve got a busy few days ahead of me, so I’m logging off. Have a great few days and I’ll see you next week. xx Image by Stephy Pariande Marzian


On my reading pile, what’s on yours?

Brought to you by audible.com.au As a kid I was a huge lover of books, particularly Roald Dahl and Judy Blume. I would devour books in one sitting. I loved getting lost in books for hours and hours, and then emerging only to feel like I couldn’t shake the story {and I kinda didn’t want… 

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Creating a big girl room for my biggest girl

This post contains items that were gifted. After having Luella, Lacey just seemed to grow up quickly. I guess at six years of age it’s probably time to stop sleeping in a toddler bed! It was all my doing, and none of hers of course. My decorating style probably isn’t a style at all, instead… 

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Are your photos social media ready? Read

So you’re a blogger and you’ve probably got that writing side of things sorted, but what about photos? Let’s chat about those. In the beginning of blogging it was enough to just share a photo… any old photo, but now we need to think a little bit bigger? Does it tell a story? Is it… 

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Let’s do lunch, Melbourne!

Brought to you by Olympus. Lunch times at my house pretty much means mess, or it means playtime. It’s amazing how a very innocent vegemite sandwich can act as a painting tool for a one year old {I can’t believe I’m writing one year old, is she really that old?}. Luella has mastered the art… 

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Scone for one: Just three ingredients!

I’m a big fan of the scone. If you read this blog, you probably know it already. A few years ago I made this recipe for a one-person scone. The photos were a bit… well… crap, so I did a little reshoot. Anything for a scone. Anything. There are moments when life calls for a… 

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Body after baby

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll probably know that my relationship with my body is a strained one. It’s one I haven’t written about in a while, and not one I’ve been as open about as in the past. Back when I began my blog it was all about my body… 

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be a rainbow

What can we do? Maybe this.

Man, the world seems overwhelming right now doesn’t it? Really good people are choosing to leave it, others are dying, nations are at war, people are leaving babies behind, planes are falling out of the sky, people are killing others… it just seems so… heavy. I’m not very good at processing this stuff. I can’t… 

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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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