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Christmas this year has been going strong since November which is when I started putting up the decorations. Aidan's excitement was infectious and let's face it, it was a beautiful distraction during a difficult time. I revamped a tired old wreath (using glitter and metallic spray paint) that I found in an op shop and gave it to Monica as she'd never had a wreath of her own and I wanted her to have one that was totally unique. She was close to tears when she discovered it, hanging proudly on her ... [ Discover More ]


Danimezza Aussie Curves Plus Size Blogger Outfit Challenge Printed Silk Dress Madeleine Charles -5

The party season has been in full swing and whilst I love socialising, drinking and eating delicious things, planning my outfits and getting dolled up is still one of my favourite parts. Last week I had the Preschool Committee and Staff Christmas Party to attend and since they usually see me half asleep in my gym gear I thought I'd go all out. It was the first chance I'd had to wear my beautiful "Stella" silk printed dress and "Becca" slip, both gifts from Australian designers Gabi & ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ MSFW Moments

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This post was brought to you by TS14+ I've been a little bit all over the joint the past few months, most recently on the Gold Coast but just prior to that I was jetting off to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week to see TS14+ on the runway. I've spoken about my relationship with TS14+, the make up looks and a now I want to give you a bit of insight into my trip. I arrived in Melbourne around midday the day before the show and the weather was absolutely beautiful, in all my trips it has never ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Pyjamas

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I'd like to start by saying that I usually sleep in the nude but I feel I've been naked enough on the internet for the time being so I'll show you my go-to PJs set. I'm also wearing a bra and that usually doesn't happen either. I'm practically a nudist when I'm at home, I've always been that way. I guess in some ways it's helped me be more at ease with myself, just as I am. Too much naked talk? Here, distract yourself with some Jarrah Hot Chocolate and some digestive wheaties. I usually just ... [ Discover More ]

DMNYC Casual Sunday

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After spending the first day in NYC wandering close to our hotel my roomie Caitlin and I decided to go further up the block and explore a little more. I finally got to see Macy's but I was too intimidated to go in, deciding it would be less crowded during the week. I was wrong about that but that's another story. Wanting to get our phones sorted as soon as possible was our goal and in the end we just sucked it up, realised we were screwed regardless and Caitlin and I each bought prepaid ... [ Discover More ]

Little Bites


I forgot to set my alarm. I scrunched up my face and buried it back into the pillow. "So much for new years resolutions Danielle, you've already failed at your first one. What a great way to start the year... failing." I can be pretty mean to myself, I don't need anyone else's help in that regard. It's in my mindset, my old mindset, the one I no longer give two shits about. The mindset that enabled me: to be fat, to be lazy, to have frizzy hair, to have hairy legs, to not call my friends, to not ... [ Discover More ]

Smoothie Cubes


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


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 ]

Achievable Delusion

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This post isn't a whinge I promise but it may sound like it, my mum says I have a knack for it. I'm feeling a little burnt out because I've been doing too many fabulous things. I know, you hate me right now but hear me out. I'm just one person and sometimes what you see in a post takes weeks or even months to turn an idea into an action and from an action turn into a publication. Often fabulous things overlap each other and almost always in a short space of time. You're probably thinking I ... [ Discover More ]

Blythe Swap with Something for Kate


"Eeeeeeeeek, Mumma it's the last present from the swap!!!" "Oh I'm so excited!!! (rip-tear-shred)" "Umm sorry about the mess Mumma, I just couldn't wait." "Look I got funky knee high socks and OMG... PINK BOOTS!!!" "Not only that but I also got the cutest handmade smock dress *squeal*!!!" "Hey, check out my new kicks." "What was that Mumma? You want a pair in your size?" "Thanks Kate for my new threads and kick ass boots!" I feel totally spoilt, thank you Kate for being so ... [ Discover More ]

Blythe Swap with One Crafty Mumma


"Mumma I got another present! Can I open it? Pretty pleeeeeeeeeease!" "Oh WOW,  Mel from One Crafty Mumma sent me a dress from one of my favourite designers! How did she know I already owned two? I love it so much..." "... but just between you and me Mumma, I think the little pink cardigan is the bomb-diggity." "Look at the stitches and the colour, oh the pink is divine!" "Seriously Mumma, it will go with absolutely EVERYTHING I own!" "Check out my new dress and matching beret, it ... [ Discover More ]

Blythe Swap with My Poppet Shop


As I mentioned in my last post about Ellie, I participated in a swap with a few special ladies. We each had to made three little gifts to send out to one another, all relating to Blythe in some way. I'd never participated in a Blythe swap before and it was quite nerve wrecking being a total newbie. The first package arrived from Cintia at My Poppet and Ellie was so excited!  "Oh look Mumma* I got a parcel and check out the packing tape... Soooooooo Cuuuuuuute!!!" "Ohhhh and look at the ... [ Discover More ]

Cheeky Clean


One of my favourite reads since before forever has been Marriage Confessions, sometimes it's like we've been living parralel lives. Katie has a little boy around Aidan's age and on a domestic/marriage/everyday level she just clicks with me. Besides a few random facebook messages and tweets we've hardly spoken but I feel like if we lived on the same street or better yet, the same continent we'd be friends. Anyway... the point of me telling you all of this is to share this cool idea that Katie ... [ Discover More ]

How to make Cob Loaf


I never really got into blogging recipes, I cook a lot but I'm generally too busy in the kitchen to stop and show you what's going on in there and my camera is too bulky and expensive to keep in my tiny little kitchen. Monica came over today and I offered to make lunch, we'd have Cob Loaf. When she heard that she perked up and asked how to make it, she'd always been curious. I'd made it earlier in the week when my family visited and they asked too, as did a few ladies at the bakery and at ... [ Discover More ]

Polly Dolly V.2 WK 33


Welcome back for this weeks Polly Dolly Polyvore challenge! Every Thursday (usually lol) I’ll post a new Polly Dolly Theme Challenge, then you toddle off and get creative. You can credit the items if you want and add a bit of an explanation of why you chose the pieces or you can just share your clipboard… it’s up to you. When you’re done maxing out your imaginary credit cards, simply add your link below using your blogs name as the “title” and a direct link to the specific blog post. Polyvore ... [ Discover More ]

Ring My Bella Giveaway


I'm a perfume addict. There, I said it. I long for the change in season, it's how I justify changing my fragrance and investing in new ones. Now that spring is here magazines have been luring me with their glossy full page, scented advertisements. You'll find me rubbing my wrists furiously against the paper, desperately trying to release the scent embedded within the pages... oh yeah, I love perfume. So when Benefit Cosmetics sent me their newest floral scent "Ring My Bella" in their cute ... [ Discover More ]

Get your Gok On!

A few weeks ago I posted about my interview with Gok Wan and gave you the chance to win a signed copy of Gok's autobiography. The competition is still open until the 16th of May and all you have to do is take a photo of your favourite body part, write a personal blog post about why you love it on your own blog and then come back here and link it up so everyone can see it.I was pretty disappointed to find that only 6 readers felt like sharing their favourite body part with the world. I ... [ Discover More ]

Six Take – Breaking the Rules

When I went to visit the Damn You Alexis studio a few weeks ago Megan got me trying on almost every one of her pieces and absolutely insisted that I take the Space Skirt home with me. Initially I said no, I had nowhere to wear it, that my bum was too big and my legs weren't that great. She told me to "shut up and just take it". Some might consider it harsh but it was said kindly, just like a best friend would say. We both knew it was my lack of confidence, not the skirt. She said to hang it ... [ Discover More ]

Giveaway Winners

BLOG WINNERS Autographed Sally Seltmann CD, Autographed Jessica Says Single & Harmony to my Heartbeat Tote BagAutographed Jessica Says SingleFACEBOOK WINNERThis was a little disapointing, no one entered to win Autographed Jessica Says Single & $10 Cotton On Gift Card so I'm giving it to my loyal facebook commenter "Melissa" from Suger Coat It. Congratulations to all the winners, I'll pop them in the posts as soon as I've received your addresses. Thanks for playing everyone! ... [ Discover More ]

2011 Blog Meets

{image} Ok ladies, this is all very exciting! Please understand that this is all still in the design phase, I'm just gathering information, sourcing locations and special goodies to give away to those that attend. If you thought the recent blog meet in Parramatta looked enticing, wait until you see what I have planned. The reason I wanted to organise meets was not because I thought I was "the-shit", or "all-that" but because I honestly believe I don't fit in a themed category and that it might ... [ Discover More ]

GIVEAWAY – Harmony to my Heartbeat

A few weeks ago I decided I needed a night off from blogging and the photography business and just have some downtime on my own. So I drove up the mountain to Katoomba and went to the Sally Seltmann concert at The Clarendon Guesthouse and I didn't take my camera. I did it on purpose because I really wanted to just sit back and enjoy the show as I tend to want to share everything I do with you guys... well I was kicking myself majorly when I arrived to find the venue was so intimate that I was ... [ Discover More ]