Cocoon

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It’s almost 1am and I can’t sleep. I lay in bed the room dark and still, Steve softly snoring by my side. The ocean waves and wind chimes app that can usually lull me into slumber is obviously ineffective tonight as I stare blankly at the ceiling. My brain has been busy processing and problem solving. My hands have been busy tending our new home. My heart has been heavy, light and everything in between to the point of which I’m left dizzy. Usually I would write, finding solace in the soft ... [ Discover More ]

Bookcase Makeover

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I've been burying my mind in small tasks about the house, much easier that trying to process what's been going on health-wise and one big job on my to-do list was to buy Aidan a new bookcase. The old one he had was awkwardly shelved and didn't really maximise storage which would have been fine if the kid didn't love books so much. Luckily for us he does so I was keeping a keen eye open for a bargain that was cheap, functional and sturdy. I scored this beauty off a local facebook buy & ... [ Discover More ]

Expectations Limitations

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It's something people deal with everyday within every facet of our lives. Sometimes it's the outside influences that force our inner pendulums to swing. Other times the turbulence comes from within. Some are better at blocking out the outside noise. Others like me, are not. My mind has been calmer since I pulled myself off "the grid". For the most part I've enjoyed the silence. It's weird even writing that because right now physically everything around me is silent, just like most of the time ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Date Night

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Aidan insisted on being in this week's photos and I'll be the first to admit that the kid outshone his Mumma in a big way. We had plans to go out to dinner with one of my besties who I've known since high school in the Northern Territory so it seemed like the perfect time to jump back into the challenge. Yeah, sorry about being so absent, lots going on... but anyway, enjoy the photos! Danielle New Look Polka Dot Dress - ASOS Black Stockings - Sonsee Ankle Boots - Target Earrings ... [ Discover More ]

Tend and Nurture

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I've found it really difficult to write since we moved to Old Faithful, that's what I call the new place by the way. It has nothing to do with bad juju or anything like that, entirely the opposite. I'm so happy and in adoration with this tiny home I find myself spending every spare moment gently tending it's garden, fondling the linens and cushions or finding warm spots to enjoy the breeze and soak up the sunshine. The boys have taken a walk to the park, my sister has gone up the coast to visit ... [ Discover More ]

DIY Shower Caddy Revamp

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I bought two of these Shower Caddies from Amazon in January 2012 and they have been the best I've ever bought. Yes, I bought them from the USA and yes I'm quite particular about my bathroom storage. Space is quite limited and I have a lot of products, even Steve is a product junkie so we needed a Caddy each. So, why am I so fussy? I wanted one that hung off the edge of the shower screen and not the shower head. I wanted one with lots of hooks and that could hold razors. I wanted wide shelves ... [ Discover More ]

It started with a stool

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For the past few weeks my excitement around the new house (AKA: #DMOldFaithful) has been growing. Over the past 8 months I've been gutting our house of any unnecessary things. A purge, a cull, call it what you will. Basically I was digging through it all to find our clean slate, I just didn't expect to find it in an entirely new house. We finally signed the lease and we move in next Wednesday... it's as thrilling as it is daunting. I already knew exactly what we owned so as I walked through the ... [ Discover More ]

When I’m Ready

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I've learnt that there is no rushing the natural. You can't change the weather, you can't change time and you sure as hell can't blog when you "have to" and especially not when you're "expected to". The posts I feel really good about, the ones I'm proud of, the ones that seem to reach out and build an emotional bridge to you through my computer screen, they just happen. I'll be honest, I forgot that. That's right I'm flinging my hand up in the air and saying "My Bad" because it really is all ... [ Discover More ]

Curve Embracer – Part Two

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I'm so glad that I decided to follow my instincts because you guys loved the last post that featured my sister Stephanie wearing Jeanswest. I got so many emails and comments from readers who've never commented before because they felt like I was listening to their needs too. These posts wont happen as often as I'd like due to Stephanie living in Tasmania but when she does come to visit I'm sure I can twist her arm to pose for some photos. These are the exact same Jeanswest "Curve Embracer" ... [ Discover More ]

boohoo plus

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Over the years I've been lucky to have met plenty of people who inspire me, Donny Galella is one of them. When I was invited by boohoo to catch up with Donny and talk fashion, style and the label's latest offerings I couldn't refuse! You might remember our last collaboration but since then we've run into each other a lot on the Sydney fashion circuit. A car came and picked me up to take me to the city, it's always such a treat! I used the time to put my face on and answer emails, messages and ... [ Discover More ]

Bridal Lingerie Editorial

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In February I was sent an editorial outline for Plus Model Magazine containing my schedule of content for this year, it was exciting! What excited me even more than my agreed contribution was the gaps open for editorial consideration. Opportunity is golden and I grasped it with both hands. The first opening was in the April Bridal Issue so taking into account deadlines I had to organise, shoot, edit and submit within less than two weeks. I don't have a local established team of creatives that I ... [ Discover More ]

Nothing about this is easy

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Lately, if I'm honest, there has been a lot going on and not all of has been easy to process. I'm not talking about the move, yeah sure it's affected us but as more of an inconvenience than a stress. Moving just added to the list in a big way but it's do-able. Everything is do-able. Actually, moving into our new place has got me really excited but more on that later. Last year a big, emotional, personal shift occurred within me. I've spoken a little about it here but basically I felt lost. As ... [ Discover More ]

#everyBODYisflawless

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I was just scrolling through instagram as usual and then... BAM!!! These women just blew me away, I literally ran to my laptop to repost and give them as much support as possible. I just can't even... right now... no words... just utter awesomeness. Don't delay any longer, just watch... "This video is dedicated to the mainstream media, to the fashion industry, to internet bullies, and to anyone else who thinks it's their right to try to make us feel less than because of their ... [ Discover More ]

Hayley Hasselhoff in Cosmopolitan Australia

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Hayley Hasselhoff is in this month's issue of Cosmopolitan Australia and I thought she looked kind of amazing... then I realised she was wearing boohoo.com curvy range!! So I thought I'd do a little "Shop The Look" for you all! I personally have a few of these pieces which is why I recognised them. I haven't done a post like this in awhile but I am right now, because I'm excited! Why? Let me break it down for you: There is an international celebrity. In an Australian glossy ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Time Saver

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I'm chronically 15 minutes late, ask anyone who knows me. I never intend to be, I just have trouble prioritising and as an added bonus I feel like I have the capacity to do ALL THE THINGS all at once... it drives Steve up the wall. Time just never seems to be on my side and my day-to-day outfits usually reflect that. It needs to be an effortless, simple outfit to get me out the door on time. For a fancy event I'll usually allocate half a day in order to get ready and arrive in the city on time, ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Sparkle

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You're probably wondering "Where the hell is the sparkle?" but bear with me, this year I'm doing sparkles in an understated fashion... sorry, a blurry understated fashion *sigh*. Somedays just aren't my days and this was one of them. It was Steve's birthday so I wanted to look nice for whatever the day had in store for us. As you can tell we were winging it, moving doesn't allow much room in the budget for fun. Turns out an entire afternoon the Apple Store genius bar isn't as awesome as it ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Green

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I know "Sparkle" week started today but I'm not feeling entirely sparkly right now. We found out on Thursday night that the owner of the house we've been renting for the past 6+ years has decided to sell the property but needs to do some work on the house before it can be put up for sale so we're out of there. We've got three months to move but I want the whole thing over and done with so we spent the weekend looking at properties and I'll be applying for two tomorrow morning, wish me luck! I ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Hipster

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I'm back baby! March and September are my busiest months of the year and the past few weeks kicked my ass with both awesomeness and crap I don't want to talk about just yet. It's pretty poor form when the founder of Aussie Curves can't even manage to pull an outfit post together but you know what, who cares? There are so many inspiring ladies within the challenge now and I've always said you don't have to participate every week, just when you can. I couldn't, I was tapped out and just not ... [ Discover More ]

Curve Embracer

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This is my little sister Stephanie, although it seems a bit redundant to call her that now she's a fully functioning and independent adult... but I'm her big sister so I guess I can call her what ever I like! We've grown really close over the past few years, it's really nice. Before we just kind of swung around in our own orbits, occasionally colliding, often resulting in tears. Not only have we become closer on a personal level but she's also been learning more about what I do for work. So ... [ Discover More ]

Hall of Fame – Kidspot Voices 2014

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On the weekend I was honoured to be inducted into the Kidspot Voices Hall of Fame for blogging. I've been a part of the competition since it's inception many years ago, I even came Top 5 in 2012. A special thanks to the unwavering support, love and nominations from new and loyal readers of my blog. It's so exciting to see fresh faces entering the arena even if I did feel a bit like a dinosaur, because not only was I celebrating the induction but on Monday my blog turned 8 years old. I spent ... [ Discover More ]

City Chic Outlet Shopping

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On Sunday Jo had organised an Aussie Curves Meet Up Event at the City Chic Factory Outlet in Campbeltown, NSW. Jo and I were on the tail end of a huge weekend (more on that later) but we were still excited to go shopping with Claire, Rachel and Sunny. I've only been there once before and I have to say that going with a group of friends is way better than going alone. Of course I didn't want you to miss out on the fun either so I filmed it all... City Chic Outlet Store Brands On Sale 32 ... [ Discover More ]

ASOS Curve Wide Fit Shoes

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I'm pretty sure everyone in my town just heard me shriek with joy, car alarms and dogs are going off like crazy. The reason I was so excited was because I ordered shoes online and they fit. Kk, to most people that's not a huge deal but for me it was monumental, a complete and utter game changer! Now I know I can buy wide fitting shoes online from overseas but it comes at a huge cost for shipping alone and then there is the high probability that the sizing is wrong. I know a lot of my ... [ Discover More ]

MBFWA Trends Translated To Plus – Part One

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All this week designers are showcasing their collections at #MBFWA and I'll be following the action from home this year. I couldn't miss it completely so I'll be live streaming the shows and stalking instagram for all the best shots. I understand a lot of Aussie Curve women aren't attracted to fashion week as we're undoubtably excluded as far as actually being able to buy and wear pieces but I personally find the whole experience thrilling. I also wanted to show you how I see trends on the ... [ Discover More ]

Curvy Couture Roadshow Attendee Outfits

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I know you're all waiting for outfit photos from the day so here they are in their simplest form. If you see yourself, right click and save away. Post it to Facebook, put it on your blog, print it out and show your grandma... I don't mind but credit would be nice. I think for events from now on I'll just wear jeans and a shirt because I spent so much of my time running around filming and photographing that my look wasn't as polished as I had planned, this photo was taken at the end of the day. ... [ Discover More ]