Nespresso Mug Cake

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I used to hate the smell and taste of coffee but as I got older it started to grow on me. My first awesome cup of coffee that I actually loved was by Nespresso and since then I casually receive surprises in the mail from them. Like the box I got on Friday with their new Colombian Grand Crus to try and a challenge to create my own Colombian inspired recipe, not sponsored just a bit of fun. Now I know I don't talk about food much on the blog but that's simply because I love to cook at night when ... [ Discover More ]

How I Curl My Hair

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Those who have followed me for awhile know I'm a teeny tiny bit vain about my hair. I've learnt over the years that it always looks best when I embrace it's natural state, if I try to make it be other than it is, it fights back against me. I was obsessed with straightening my hair for a couple of years then I suddenly realised that I'm not a slick and straight kind of girl. I'm a messy, curly wurly girl and that's just as sexy. My hair has a lot of volume but these days I'm actually trying to ... [ 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 ]

Party Princess

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A few Sunday's ago we attended our first proper little kids birthday party. When we've attended in the past Aidan's been much younger and didn't move around much so this was a totally different ball game. The birthday girl was adorable in her little tutu and all the kids ran and danced about the hall which was hired for the party. There was a definite pink theme and Barbie was everywhere... I was in heaven! There was so many cute details to the party. In all the excitement the ... [ Discover More ]

Cheap Easter Gift in Less than 1 Minute

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We'd spent all weekend up the coast relaxing and forgetting about the real world only to return home to a never ending to-do list. One of those things was Easter, the time of year when mothers across Australia get their craft-on and buy all the feathery, shiny and crepe-papery things from the $2 shop. I already had a game plan, I had to make some for Aidan's teachers and a few for his friends. It was so simple that I could: Make it in a Minute! Here's what you'll need*: Printed Paper ... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Aidan’s BIG W Style

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Sponsored by Nuffnang Australia Earlier this year you might remember that BIG W gave Aidan a voucher for some boys clothes and then we all headed out and had a rough and tumble photoshoot with Rachel Devine. It was probably one of the more memorable family sponsored posts I've done so when they contacted me asking if I'd be up to doing it again... how could I refuse?! The giant baby catalogue may have landed in your mailbox by now and I'm sure you circled a fair few things like I did. ... [ Discover More ]