Missed Moments

A sponsored post for Glaucoma Aware How seriously do you take the health of your eyes? I know for many people, it’s at the very bottom of the list of things we have to keep on top of. Our weight, exercise, skin, eating well, not drinking…being an adult is VERY grown up at times isn’t … [Read more...]

Real Quick

I have got a WHOLE lot of stuff to get done in the next few days. Washing. Packing. Organising. List making. Documents to explain the quirks of things in our house, what the kids like, where they need to be etc. So OF COURSE I have spent Maggie's nap time today on Pinterest designing an imaginary … [Read more...]

Being married for 12 years

This Sunday Rob and I would have been married for 12 years. Huh. While that wedding and life of doing whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted seems like a REALLY long time ago now and has been replaced with never ending planning, and noise and CHILDREN, it's been one hell of a whirlwind. What a … [Read more...]

Monday Meal ideas: Rainy weather food

Is it wet where you are? My goodness we have had some rain over the past week it's been extraordinary. Literally not stopping, ok from torrential to shower then back to torrential, everything feels wet and muggy and slippery and just gross. Including me! And don't get me started on the laundry situ … [Read more...]

Rainy weeks and goldfish brain

This morning I layed in bed and truly believed for about 20 minutes that today was Saturday. It was deeply disappointing when I realised it was 7.15am and that we had to run around for School. Anyone else feeling a bit like this at the moment? On Monday I picked some flowers in my sister's garden … [Read more...]

Little kid, big concert

I think I was in year one, so what? 6 or 7 years old when I went to my first ever "proper" concert. Mum's Uncle (who was married to Aunty June) had a connection with the Entertainment Centre so there were always free tickets for family, and we usually snapped them up. I remember so clearly getting … [Read more...]

The joy of setting a table

Ever since I was a little girl I loved to pop a flower in a vase and put it in my room. Perhaps on my bedside table, or in the bathroom, a little flower just showed that you cared, and I always loved to see a bloom on show. Rightly so in full view for everyone to enjoy! Not much has changed all … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting: 2017 Show

Well friends, our local Show (The Robertson Show) is done and dusted for another year and seeing as it was perfect weather (and results) I thought I better share some of the highlights with you. This year I decided to defend the 2016 Preserves Champion with the pickles cucumbers, the Date loaf that … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Bread

Whoosh...there goes another weekend that whizzed by and somehow it's almost Monday afternoon? I had an interview on ABC Newcastle this morning about working at home with kids after that BBC video went viral on the weekend. The irony was not lost on me that as I took the interview I had Mags propped … [Read more...]

At the Kitchen Bench with BabyMac – May 2017 ticket sales

Even though I had a anxiety dream the night before last where I had lots of people arrive for this event and all I had prepared was plain boiled spiral pasta (my kids would be happy with that) I am certain that these will be some great events. There are 2 dates released in May 2017 where you … [Read more...]

Me and my well worn {cranky} pants

Besides my cranky pants (which I never seem to take off) I thought I would share some of the pants that I wear day in, day out. My uniform if you will. You see, pretty much every day, all year around (including summer) I am in jeans. I love them. I am no aficionado though, and defo not into fancy … [Read more...]

One thing: The dodgy gate

As you know there has been a recent run of #onethings around these parts. The list that stares down at us from the wall next to the calendar has been taunting us with jobs and it has been a pure delight to cross a couple of them off. For those of you not playing along, #onething is where I do … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 7th March 2017 edition}

Oh my, the sun shone briefly yesterday which meant that I got some washing done at last! Now if that won't put a pep in my Maintenance Monday step after a week of constant rain then NOTHING will. There's lots to like around here at the moment, thought I would share a few. The green, green growth … [Read more...]

2017 BabyMac events: At the kitchen bench

After the great time had at 10 year Blogging long lunch last year (as well as lots of requests from people that missed out) I really wanted to try and get a few more events up and running again this year so it gives me a chance to meet more of YOU guys. While I have plans to head interstate and … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: It’s Show time!

Friends, it's a BIG week in the kitchen this week with our local show on this weekend. I have spent the morning closely studying the form guide and working out what I'll enter. Big pressure given the wins last year, but it's time to step up and defend the 2017 Champion Preserve which was indeed a … [Read more...]

Week 4 Update: #febulous (that’s a wrap!)

You guys! #febulous is done and dusted and despite having to use a Snapchat filter (I have three kids who can blame me?) I am all like THIS: Officially loving myself sick. I did it! And you can tell I did it! I'm feeling proud of my efforts and determined to try and keep the momentum … [Read more...]

A tide of flesh: getting fitted for a bra

This morning I had a spare moment and a feral toddler so thought what better than doing something I have been putting off for a LONG time: getting fitted for a bra! I know how to have a good time! It's been a year now since I stopped breastfeeding, and yet I found myself STILL wearing … [Read more...]

BabyMac & Beef: the REAL 15 minute meal challenge

A Sponsored post for BetteronBeef.com.au I know that we all fall into the weekly dinner ruts. I mean it’s RELENTLESS. I have my go-to’s that seem to pop up every week. I want something tasty and quick and I want to make sure that it gets eaten. That usually means I stick with things that are … [Read more...]

That thing from overseas

I'm finding it hard to focus on much at the moment...out trip to NY is fast approaching and becoming more real as each day passes. Rob and I email each other places to eat and go and do and sometimes just text messages about it with the countdown whilst it's best not to mention it too loudly with … [Read more...]

One thing: the old chest of drawers

Last week in the super cell of "getting shit done" I was on a ROLL. Found myself getting through so many annoying #onething jobs that I was pretty much looking for more just because I knew I would get them done! You guys will be happy to know that I also dropped off EVERY bag of goods to various … [Read more...]