Tradie’s Lunchbox – Rocket, Pear and Feta Risoni Salad

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I know we’re heading into winter and you’re probably craving more warmer meals for lunches, but I couldn’t not share this rocket, pear and feta risoni salad that I made […]

Unicorn Toilet Roll Craft

unicorn toilet roll craft

If you recycle toilet rolls like I do for craft activities, you will love making this Unicorn Toilet Roll Craft. We go through a few toilet rolls each week. Not […]

Teaching Children How to be Water Wise

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Today is World Earth Day and there are many events being held around the world, to raise awareness about climate change and other threats against the environment. As part of […]

30 Ways to Save Water at Home

30 ways to save water at home the plumbette

A couple of years ago, I was asked to write a guest post sharing ways to save water around the home. I came up with 16 ways, and in this […]

5 Easy Steps to Declutter Your Bathroom Vanity

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Our modern lives in the western world are all so busy and everything we do takes time. More and more we are becoming aware of how we can spend our […]

And That Was Easter Holidays 2017

easter holidays 2017

And that was Easter holidays 2017. All over red rover for another year. I think cyclone Debbie put a dampener on Easter this year. The last two days of school […]

My Wealth Is In The Cross

wealth is in the cross

This time two years ago, I thought I would have to close my blog down and start again. When you win awards, and your blog name becomes part of your identity, […]

Smoko Snacks – Milo and Maltesers Hot Chocolate

milo and maltesers hot chocolate

Milo and Maltesers Hot Chocolate… could there be anything more decadent? Probably. I’ve devoured many hot chocolates in my time, topped with cream, ice-cream, caramel sauce, chocolate fudge sauce, Tim […]

When Life has Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Moments

very bad moments

When I feel overwhelmed by my family and life in general, I like to watch a movie that reminds me I much prefer my crazy than someone else’s. I love […]

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Pumpkin and Feta Muffins

pumpkin and feta muffins

These pumpkin and feta muffins are delicious! The mix of sweet and savoury gets me every time and I love the saltiness of the feta mixing with the sweetness of […]

The Kinder Surprise for Adults – Royal Essence Candle and Bath Bomb Giveaway

royal essence, kinder surprise for adults

I love surprises. Well not the unexpected bill surprises, or the surprises kids like to pull on me when they’ve been awfully quiet in the house. I love unexpected positive […]

Why My Kids’ Fussy Eating Habits Don’t Bother Me – Hivita Liquivita for Kids Review

hivita liquivita for kids review by The Plumbette

This post has been written in collaboration with Hivita If you have kids with fussy eating habits… you’re not alone. I have some of those in my household too. That’s […]

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Southern Style Coleslaw with Pretzels, Cranberries & Walnuts

tradies lunchbox southern style coleslaw with pretzels, cranberries and walnuts

Whenever I share a salad recipe here, my dad sometimes gives me a dig, saying no one has time to chop up the food to make my recipes. And I […]

Three Times a Safe Protected What Was Precious To Me

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This post has been written in collaboration with City Safes Like most things in life, you don’t realise you need something until you really need it. One of those items […]

Bunny on a Hill Easter Hat

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If you’re looking for an easy Easter Hat that you can create at home with recyclable materials, this hat is for you – well your kid actually. This Bunny on […]

Features of a Contemporary Bathroom in 2017

contemporary bathroom in 2017

Houzz is my Pinterest. I could happily scroll through bathroom and kitchen images on Houzz for all sorts of interior inspiration. Through my ‘research’, I’ve noticed there are some key […]

Parties Make The Best Childhood Memories

parties make the best childhood memories

I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve written a post about our family life. We’ve had so many busy – yet fabulous weekends catching up with family and friends. […]

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Sour Cream Quiche Tortillas

sour cream quiche tortillas tradie's lunchbox recipe

If you’re looking for something less salady for lunches, these sour cream quiche tortillas may be just what you’re after. They are so easy to make and are a versatile […]

5 Things That Will Delay Your Bathroom Renovation

5 things that delay a bathroom renovation by the plumbette

It’s an exciting time when you have finance approval for a bathroom renovation. Whether you’ve saved or organised a loan, making the decision to renovate and modernize a room in […]

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Easy Curried Brown Rice Salad

easy curried brown rice salad

This easy curried brown rice salad has become one of my favourite salads for lunch because it’s got a lot of flavour and is very filling. One serve filled me […]

Protecting Your Home From Floods and the Importance of Flood Insurance

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This post has been written in collaboration with Westpac It was the 11th January 2011 and I had 6-month-old Esther resting on my hip as I stood to watch the […]

QLD Has a New Female Ambassador for Plumbing 2017

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Officially, today is World Plumbing Day, but many plumbers and those that work in the industry, celebrated yesterday morning with a breakfast at Hillstone where we also found out the […]