Phoebe's trolls party

Phoebe’s Trolls Party

We are a little obsessed with Trolls in our house. We listen to the Trolls soundtrack everyday – so much so, Phoebe knows the words to every song. Whenever she […]

33 things i know

33 Things I’m Thankful For

I often get reflective when my Birthday rolls around. I usually share things I’ve learned, but for today’s post I wanted to share 33 things I’m thankful for. It’s easy […]

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Smoko Snacks – Easy Mandarin Meringue Pie

If you love lemon meringue pie, then you will really enjoy this easy mandarin meringue pie. I used a ‘cheat’ recipe to create it based on a Kidspot recipe. The […]

my toilet is leaking brown water!

Help! I Have a Toilet Leaking Brown Water

When you have a toilet leaking brown water, it’s normal to think the worst. Someone has either missed the bowl or the toilet is leaking contents that should be flushed […]

fear wisdom

Sometimes It’s Not Fear That Holds You Back, It’s Wisdom

I think quotes and inspirational memes can confuse the crap out of us. Well they do for me. One moment I’m charging through life, making goals and then the next, […]

Tradies lunchbox bolognese sausage rolls

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Bolognese Sausage Rolls

If you’re looking for a way to use up bulk Bolognese sauce, these Bolognese Sausage Rolls are a great way to do it. Whenever I make Spaghetti Bolognese, I try […]

bathroom storage, 10 ways without having to renovate

10 Ways to Add Bathroom Storage Without Having to Renovate

An important aspect to any bathroom is its storage capacity. Bathroom storage is a necessity. But what do you do when you can’t afford to renovate, and there is limited […]

my first hair straightener from 2003

My First Hair Straightener from 2003: When Hair Straighteners Were the Size of a Sandwich Press

I got my first hair straightener 16 years ago when I was 17 years old. I used to have blonde hair in my late teen years and Stefan was my […]

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5 Ideas to Create a Ceiling That Effortlessly Stands Out

Guest Post You may not realise it but a ceiling can make a huge difference to how your room appears. It is the first thing that you notice when you […]

holidays and end of an era

Holidays and Seasons

We’ve made it. We’ve finished the first semester of school and we’re officially on holidays. No more rushing to do two (sometimes three!) drop-offs for the next two weeks. No […]

tradie's lunchbox pumpkin and feta pinwheels with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream

Tradie’s Lunchbox: Pumpkin and Feta Pinwheels With Sweet Chilli Sauce and Sour Cream

One of my favourite 4 ingredient recipes is a pumpkin, sour cream and sweet chilli sauce tart. It’s an easy recipe and always tastes delicious when I make it. So […]

black and white bathroom renvoation

Before and After: Black and White Bathroom Renovation

My hairdresser, Hayley and her husband Mark, recently renovated their main bathroom. I shared their kitchen renovation last year, and after that was completed, they decided the bathroom was due […]

open plan living for families

Five Reasons Open Plan Living is Great For Families

This week, I saw my friend Rebecca Bowyer, share this article about how open plan living is pretty much overrated and is like living in an ‘echo chamber’. The writer of […]

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The Biggest Asset In A Tradies Business That Won’t Fit In The Toolbox

Last year I had a question from a wife of a plumber, asking me how she can better assist her husband with his plumbing business. I sent my advice and […]

6 easy slow cooker meals that can be reheated for lunch

6 Easy Slow Cooker Meals That Make The Best Leftovers

If you are looking for some easy meals to make this winter, you must bookmark these 6 easy slow cooker meals that make the best leftovers. These recipes are from […]

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The Must Have Book for Home Decorating – HOME: The Elements of Decorating by Emma Blomfield

Around a month ago, I headed to Target to buy The Barefoot Investor after reading a review on She Shopped. I’ve seen so many recommendations on this book. But of […]

5 lessons I learned out in the country

5 Things I Learned While Out in The Country

This time last week we came home from our weekend away to Stanthorpe. It frightens me how fast time flies. One morning this week, I thought I had Maggie nudging […]

antipasto bento lunchbox

Tradie’s Lunchbox: Antipasto Bento Lunch Box

This week for Tradie’s Lunchbox, I’m sharing an antipasto bento lunch box idea, using deli produce bought from our trip to Stanthorpe. Of course, you don’t have to use the […]

before and after modern black and white kitchen reveal

Before and After: Modern Black and White Kitchen Renovation

I’m excited to share this before and after reveal with you of a modern black and white kitchen renovation, for three reasons: 1. It’s another friend’s home. 2. I know the […]

kid friendly getaway to stanthorpe

Our Kid Friendly Family Getaway to Stanthorpe

If you’re looking for inspiration for a kid friendly family getaway to Stanthorpe, this post is for you. Last weekend we headed away to Stanthorpe for a much needed break. […]

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Kitchen Styling: How To Organise Your Kitchen Bench

Kitchen styling is something I admire, but am not always good at upkeeping. At present, our kitchen plants have been thriving, but one succulent has thrived a little too much […]

prophecy understood in reverse

A Prophecy Lost in Translation… Or So I Thought

Phillip Yancey once quoted “I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.” Life requires a lot of faith decisions. The decisions vary […]