Change Room Confessions: Target

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I have some exciting news... I'm an official blogger for Target Australia and I'll be writing one post a month, showcasing finds I love. I'm given a budget of $100, I shop my ass off and come back here to tell you all the things I think are worth checking out. With Aidan ready to head to school a few extra days a week (hold me) I figure I'll have a little more time up my sleeve to start doing Change Room Confessions again, you might remember them from my City Chic days.Basically I create a few ... [ Discover More ]

Negatives & Positives

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One day you're sitting at your computer and you discover that someone has attacked you somewhat casually online and for a brief moment you reexamine your entire existence. Initially you're shocked and hurt, you question what would drive a person to say negative things about you in such a public and seemingly meaningless way. You consult your friends who rally behind you and suddenly the world doesn't feel so small and the problem all consuming, soon it all just become silly. You brush it off and ... [ Discover More ]

Appletiser: Get Your Sparkle On

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Sponsored by Appletiser I'll admit it, I love when parcels get delivered to my door and who wouldn't when they look like this! The lovely people at Appletiser sent me a lovely sparkly care package filled with loose green glitter (yeah, still cleaning that up, thanks!) some yummy cupcakes from the Sparkle Cupcakery, sparklers and everything I'd need to mix up a yummy cocktail. They wanted to help me celebrate the silly season in style and who was I to object. Free booze always comes with ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Dark

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I interpreted this week's theme "Dark" as more of a mood rather than a colour scheme. I was sent this beautiful Clements Ribeiro Swan dress from Evans several weeks ago but I never had a suitable event or occasion to wear it to, to really do it justice. When Suger came to stay we both knew I'd have to wear it for this week's challenge and it was so fun to have her take these photos for me. Suger also suggested that I wear my red hot pumps for the shoot to match my Make Up Forever, Aqua Rouge ... [ Discover More ]

Get Steamy with Sunbeam

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You know I wouldn't write about an iron if it wasn't fabulous right? Well here I am writing a post about one and yes, I'm even giving you the chance to win one! When Sunbeam offered to send me the Pro Glide Plus 8700 (valued at $399) to review I couldn't resist. I hate ironing to the point where Steve and I will purposefully buy clothes that don't require it. On the odd occasion when we needed it, we'd drag out the Tobi Steamer but it was cumbersome and fiddly and if you wanted a crisp collar on ... [ Discover More ]

Dinner, a Birds Eye View

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Sponsored by Nuffnang Australia The last few months have been manic. In order for me to balance out my work flow, the housework, playtime and downtime a few things have had to slide... fancy elaborate meals at dinner time were one of them. I don't feel guilty though as I made sure they were still healthy. Coming into the warmer months has made it easier, lots of pasta salads, quick sizzling steak and fresh seasonal salads. We've also been eating a lot of steamed vegetables and fish so when ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Strapless

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Strapless... wow, now that's something I haven't done in awhile. For years I bought dresses and tops that were totally cute but seriously not practical, this is one of them. I bought it from City Chic many moons ago and I keep trying to sell it and then lose my nerve last minute. It's a size S and it really is a bit too small but I don't care, it's the fabric... I'm in love! Black Forrest Necklace - Wild Bling (similar) Blue Foil Strapless Top - City Chic circa 2007 Adore Contour ... [ Discover More ]

Raising Money, Raising the Roof

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For the past few months I've been busy behind the scenes organising a charity fundraising event. Last year I hosted a Curvy Clothes Swap and it was awesome, basically an excuse to get together with my girls and party. The money I raised from that event went towards Girls Night In, a fundraiser anyone can be apart of. The event was so successful and so much fun that I decided I wanted to do it again this year, but bigger so Plus Size Fashion Weekend Australia was born. For the past six months ... [ Discover More ]

Chobani FroCHO Pops

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Earlier this week Chobani sent us a great big crate of yogurt awesomeness, this stuff is crazy good. They sent us a package around this time last year and Aidan was thrilled with it so I was keen to see what was in this one as they're always a surprise. In case you're wondering Chobani is an all natural greek yogurt company. Aidan and I knew straight away what we would make... FroCHO Pops! Aidan's confident in the kitchen so I let him make them, he was so pumped. I sliced up some ... [ Discover More ]

Sugerfied

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Just quietly, this week has been mental. We've had Melissa and Kelvin from Suger Coat It here since last Thursday afternoon. The house has been a buzz with blog talk, outfit photo marathon sessions and laughter, lots and lots of laughter. Aidan's deemed "Kelvy" as his favourite and follows him around like a little shadow. As you can see from the photo, they've made themselves at home and I couldn't be more happy about it. On Friday Suger and I were invited to attend the Sydney Bloggers Brunch ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Pastels

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I'm pretty pale, there's no denying it, so wearing lighter colours often leaves me looking washed out and a bit sickly so I was nervous about "Pastels". I knew during summer I'd want to embrace lighter clothing with easy layers and lots of white, it's a fun colourful trend I didn't want to miss out on. I decided to blend a pastel shade of aqua with white and neon to funk it up a bit. I also wanted to show you that white pants weren't just for old ladies or skinny women on yachts, big girls can ... [ Discover More ]

Smoothie Cubes

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I am not a morning person. For me to function even in the slightest way, the morning needs to be an easy time of day. Aidan's even learnt that he has to wake me up nicely and gently or the day goes downhill swiftly. So the idea of peeling and chopping fruits and vegetables as soon as I wake up... well it just isn't going to happen. I did try, for a whole week but by the second day I resented it. When I saw the Smoothie Cubes at Aldi I figured it couldn't hurt to try and now I'm hooked. For ... [ Discover More ]

Chilli For Whimps

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I posted this photo on facebook tonight, sharing what I'd made for dinner and I was instantly asked to share the recipe... so here I am. You wont be blown away though, it's pretty simple and yes, it involves a packet mix because I'm lazy and enjoy consistency. CHILLI MIX: 1x Chilli Con Carne Spice Sachet from Aldi. 500gms Beef Mince. 1x Brown Onion, diced finely. 1 Tbs Olive Oil. 1x Can Red Kidney Beans. 1x Can diced Tomatoes. 1x Cup frozen Corn kernels. 1x Tbs Tomato ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Polka Dots

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I don't own polka dot stuff anymore. I went through a phase a few years ago prior to Aidan, my true love is florals. I had to borrow a stock item I used in a photo shoot to be able to participate this week. It's a tankini top but because the support is so good I can wear it like a top without a bra, love that! Polka dots scream "RETRO" to me so I knew I'd have to wear these funky sunglasses Suger gave me a few months ago. Once I had the two items I built the rest of the outfit around them. I ... [ Discover More ]

Curvy Girls NuVo

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I was on twitter last night just minding my own business when I was alerted to the fact that I was on TV in the USA... WHAT?!?!?! Apparently my Skorch Magazine Cover (Nov 2011) was featured on NuVo's Curvy Girls TV show so of course I went looking to see if I could find it. I did. There I am on Episode 6 at 10:35 right on the top of the pile, I was so excited!!! You can also see my gorgeous friend and Aussie Plus Size Model Samantha during the Lane Bryant shoot! Want to see more behind the ... [ Discover More ]

Retro Races

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I have a confession... I've never been to the races. I'm 27 but that's not too late to the game surely? I put some feelers out a few months ago, gently suggesting it would be a fun thing to do and got no interest at all, nadda. To say I was disappointed was an understatement. I found out today that the Hawkesbury Race Club is hosting the annual Ladies Day in two weeks time, admission is only $10 and I want to go. I don't have a big group of girl friends I can party with at these type of things. ... [ Discover More ]