my last minute coffee date

My Last Minute Coffee Date

On Monday I was feeling a little flat. Nothing unusual had happened, but I had a lot on my mind and Esther was home sick and I was worried she […]

ryobi cordless pole hedge trimmer

The Review I Couldn’t Do – Ryobi Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer Review

Back in February, I noticed, well Jacob made me aware, that our next door neighbor’s Lilly Pilly hedge was growing over the top of the side of our fence. It […]

in the waiting shirts

In The Waiting

A couple of weeks ago I was going through the depths of my wardrobe to give it a really good clear out. I’m still hanging onto items that I wore […]

paid with exposure

You Can’t Live Off Exposure

I was called to fix a small leak at a house a couple of suburbs away from my home. The job was going to be easy enough and I was […]

toilet paper storage

Unusual Toilet Paper Storage Solutions For The Bathroom

We keep having toilet blockages at our house and it’s not because of excessive number twos. Phoebe is entering the terrible twos, pulling off whole rolls of paper and dumping […]

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Life Happens – Inspiration from the Migas Excellence in Trades Awards

Last Friday night I headed to the Migas 2016 QLD Final and National Gala Dinner Excellence in Trades Awards. It’s a bit of a mouthful to type and write. But […]

a good plumbing story

A Good Plumbing Story

When you choose a good plumbing product from a good plumbing retailer and hire a good plumber to install said product, you’re going to get a good outcome, even if […]

a pull towards my old life

A Pull Towards my Old Life

Last Thursday night, as I dished out dinner for the kids and Jacob, I announced my last minute decision to attend the Southside PIPE Plumbing Expo, coordinated by the Master […]

bob the plumber

Bob The Plumber

Yesterday morning after I dropped Esther to school, I made a quick phone call to my dad to organise a time to catch up. Sickness and medical emergencies had prevented […]

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Six Instagram Accounts That Define my Interior Style

When it comes to social media, I’m usually a late adopter. I only joined Instagram a couple of years ago and have often struggled to know what to share on […]


What Went Through my Mind When I got Gastro

Gastro is a nasty nasty bug. So far my girls have been really lucky not to have experienced gastro which means Jacob and I have been fortunate enough not to […]

kids with fingers stuck in bath drain

Help! My Toddler’s Fingers are Stuck in the Bath Drain

A couple of weeks ago, a toddler in Brisbane got her fingers stuck down a bath drain. The story made national news because of the time it took for emergency […]

being recognised in public

Being Recognised in Public

A couple of weeks ago, I organized to meet up with my grandparents at our local shopping centre. I arrived a little early with Phoebe and Maggie, so I took […]

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Homeware Hampers Are The New Way to Style Your Home

It’s an art to style a room. I know this because I’ve tried my hand at styling my own home and despite my efforts, I don’t always feel I get […]

out of hours plumbing

When The Poo Escapes The Pan – Out of Hours Plumbing

This post has been written in collaboration with Gladesville Plumbing Services Out of hours plumbing call outs are not ideal. They’re not ideal for homeowners because they pay a higher […]

if you want to get rich, become a plumber

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Plumber. Apparently.

This week the media has decided to cause a stir by reporting on what tradies around Australia earn per hour. First it was this report from MSN news, Which tradies get paid […]

my what big eyes you have

My, What Big Eyes You Have

This last weekend was one of the most enjoyable and productive weekends I have had in a long while. I recently cancelled swimming lessons just so we can have a […]

the modern day mum is stronger than she thinks

The Modern Day Mum is Stronger Than She Thinks

I don’t know how many times I have looked at the clock since becoming a mum and have willed those handles to spin a little faster. There have been many […]

Why Do I Have no Water Coming Through my Shower Head

Why Do I Have no Water Coming Through my Shower Head?

Last Thursday night, I was asked about a plumbing problem on Facebook by a follower named Carly*. It was an enquiry about ‘why do I have no water coming through […]

The Unglamorous Mum is Beautiful

The Unglamorous Mum is Beautiful

Last Friday afternoon, I caught sight of myself in a mirror at Rockmans as I was heading to the change room to try on a pair of jeans and I […]

Mount Tamborine Day trip with kids

Mount Tamborine Day Trip With Kids

Yesterday, Jacob and I celebrated 11 years of marriage. The weather on the day was quite similar to what we had on our special day all those years ago. We […]