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 ]

Aussie Curves – Campari House, Melbourne

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The last six months have been intense personally, along side of that Aussie Curves has exploded into the community I had always dreamed it would be. Everyday hundreds of people apply to join the private facebook group and there are thousands upon thousands of instagrams using the hashtag #AussieCurves to connect and inspire. I was asked over the weekend how I felt about AC and all I could say was... I'm blown away. I always knew that with positive intention and peer support the community would ... [ Discover More ]

SWIM+

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The response to this year's issue of SWIM+ has moved me more than you know. I'm so very very thankful for all of you who took the time to look, to share and to comment or message me about it. It takes a lot of work, a lot of planning and what feels like a million emails but it's the personal heartfelt and often tearful messages from you that make it all worthwhile. Everyone who collaborated on this years issue did it with joy and out of love and I'm forever grateful because without them it ... [ Discover More ]

SWIM+ 2013 Behind the Scenes

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This Friday is the launch of SWIM+, my annual swimsuit summer inspired lookbook for curvy women over a size 14 and it's absolutely FREE! The swim and resort wear is photographed on gorgeous Australian models sized 16-20 styled and shot by me. I wanted to show consumers how garments looked on women who needed a little more physical and emotional support from their summer attire. From shyly showing the internet my body in a cheap ebay halter suit in my backyard, to posing on a yacht with my ... [ Discover More ]

It’s a Girl Thing

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A few weeks ago I headed into the city really really early to work out... I'm serious. I'm not a morning person so I'm still in shock that I actually managed to make the train and stay awake for the entire journey in and then punch out a work out. Did I mention I'd be working out whilst surrounded by polished magazine people and fitness bloggers? You could also say I was the token big girl but that didn't stop me being me and doing my thing... I was looking forward to trying the Pilates ... [ Discover More ]

How to Take a Pretty Licence Photo

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Licence photos aren't meant to be flattering but that doesn't mean you shouldn't at least try. I renew mine every year mostly because I like that I have the opportunity to take a new photo. As I sat and thought about how I could make "Danimezza's Drivers Licence of 2013" super awesome it also dawned on me that other people might give a crap about this sort of thing too so I decided to share my tips... enjoy! Lighting for these photos are always terrible so the best way to combat darkness or ... [ Discover More ]

LG Optimus G Giveaway

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I was gifted an LG Optimus G Smartphone and given the option to give one away. I was not paid for this post and as usual all thoughts and opinions are my own. Most of the time when I get invited to attend events I have an idea of how it will play out but sometimes I get surprised, this was one of them. LG had invited me to be a guest at an intimate product launch for their brand new phone the Optimus G in The Rocks. It seemed like a perfect excuse to get all dressed up. I had gorgeous new ... [ Discover More ]

How to Apply False Lashes

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Sponsored by Tarazz Earlier this year I placed my very first Tarazz order of Sephora products. After being introduced to the cosmetic powerhouse in New York last year I couldn't wait to get my hands on more goodies, especially at very reasonable prices compared to Australia's overpriced counters. Fragrances, skincare, make up... it's all there. In my last order I bought some high quality lip products and an eye lash applicator. When I showed you a few were keen to see it in action so here ... [ Discover More ]

Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: Childhood

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 If you've voted, commented or shared any of my posts for the Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50 Competition, thank you so much. If you haven't there is still time, just click the link, click on my face and enter your email address to go in the running to win $5000 cash! This week's post is all about "childhood" so I decided to mix up parts of my past with parts of our present. I hope you enjoy the video and the little sneak peek into what it was like for me growing up, almost a total contrast to ... [ Discover More ]

Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50: Day In My Life

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On Tuesday 15th May 2012 I decided to film everything I did that day for my entry in this weeks Kidspot Ford Territory Top 50 Bloggers Competition prompt "Day in my Life". It was a huge day but an even bigger drama trying to get the video uploaded. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek into my life and yep, this was all done in one day. I love my life. VOTE HERE ... [ Discover More ]

Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers Nomination Party

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The opportunity for entries to be apart of the finalist selection has closed and it's been wonderful to look through all the posts and be reminded that we're all here, doing what we do for the same reason. The response I've received for my video entry has blown me away, thank you all so much for your support. There is still time to vote for your favourites so if you haven't yet, click HERE. You can also check me out (as well as some of the other Top 50 Bloggers) in my mini interview with ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ Winter 2012 Catalogue Shoot

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Sometimes the most magical things happen when you least expect it. You could be sitting on your couch in your PJs, reminding your toddler for the millionth time that jumping off the couch isn't as cool as he thinks it is and then BAM you get a phone call about something awesome. I was lucky enough to receive one of those calls and I can't even begin to describe how surreal it all feels. I've been working with TS14+ behind the scenes for months, they're just one of those companies that got me, I ... [ Discover More ]

Help me win $5000 and a New Ford Territory for a year!

Back in March Steve and I took Aidan on a caravaning trip. We planned a brilliant route, packed everything we needed and headed off to visit friends and family. I was even presumptuous enough to assume that our trip would be so magical with a toddler that I arranged a five day guest post slot over at Childhood101 so I could share all my jewels of first-hand knowledge. Although we thought we'd taken everything into account, one thing we didn't plan on was us all catching the flu. ... [ Discover More ]

Bad Day for Pumpkin

As you might have guessed we're experimenting with Baby Led Weaning at our house, you can see the book that inspired me in the left sidebar. I've read the book twice and gone back and referenced it many times. It might not be for everyone and I know people are going to have their opinions on the matter. It's kind of why I've been hesitant to talk about it at all but I've had a few inquiring emails and thought I may as well share what we've experienced so far.For starters Aidan doesn't get solid ... [ Discover More ]

Bad Day for Pumpkin

As you might have guessed we're experimenting with Baby Led Weaning at our house, you can see the book that inspired me in the left sidebar. I've read the book twice and gone back and referenced it many times. It might not be for everyone and I know people are going to have their opinions on the matter. It's kind of why I've been hesitant to talk about it at all but I've had a few inquiring emails and thought I may as well share what we've experienced so far.For starters Aidan doesn't get solid ... [ Discover More ]

Toby’s Very Funny

Tuesday's are busy days at our house. Steve works late, it's usually pay day and Aidan and I have Mothers Group. This video was taken just after Mum, Aidan and I got home from group. Washing had to be taken off the line and Aidan was restless so hung out with Grandma. I was inside sorting some stuff out and I heard Toby barking at Aidan and then heard Aidan crying... well that's what I thought was going on from inside. I peeked out the window, a huge grin spread across my face and raced to grab ... [ Discover More ]

Toby’s Very Funny

Tuesday's are busy days at our house. Steve works late, it's usually pay day and Aidan and I have Mothers Group. This video was taken just after Mum, Aidan and I got home from group. Washing had to be taken off the line and Aidan was restless so hung out with Grandma. I was inside sorting some stuff out and I heard Toby barking at Aidan and then heard Aidan crying... well that's what I thought was going on from inside. I peeked out the window, a huge grin spread across my face and raced to grab ... [ Discover More ]

Conversations with Aidan

In the morning, after Aidan has had breakfast, I go back to bed and Grandma gets some one-on-one playtime with the baby. It's a lovely arrangement that suits everyone. I'm really going to miss those morning sleep-in's when Grandma goes home on Saturday and I think Aidan is really going to miss all those Grandma tickles. Grandma gets up to some pretty crazy stuff and always manages to catch things on camera. Everyday I wake up to new photo surprises like a silly outfit or crazy hats, or giggles ... [ Discover More ]

Conversations with Aidan

In the morning, after Aidan has had breakfast, I go back to bed and Grandma gets some one-on-one playtime with the baby. It's a lovely arrangement that suits everyone. I'm really going to miss those morning sleep-in's when Grandma goes home on Saturday and I think Aidan is really going to miss all those Grandma tickles. Grandma gets up to some pretty crazy stuff and always manages to catch things on camera. Everyday I wake up to new photo surprises like a silly outfit or crazy hats, or giggles ... [ Discover More ]