Monday Meal Ideas: Getting organised for the month ahead

Good morning friends! Here we are at Monday yet again....and boy am I feeling a little weary today after a BIG weekend of driving around the countryside. It's so good to be home though, the sun is shining, the washing machine will be pumping and I will be throwing myself into Maintenance Monday with … [Read more...]

Girls on Tour: Day 2 (Orange to Young)

Another beautiful day yesterday as we travelled from Orange out to Young and back again for the second day of our Girls on Tour trip. You can read about this trip here and then here. We started our morning out with breakfast at Byng Street Local Store & Cafe which was pumping on a busy Saturday … [Read more...]

Girls on Tour: Day 1 (Bathurst to Orange)

Yesterday morning we hit the road for day 1 of our regional shopping tour : a group of business chicks who have customers based out in regional areas who wanted to showcase the great businesses out in these areas and encourage people to visit, shop online and follow these stores over Christmas and … [Read more...]

End of year ladies lunch for under $65 and less than 30 mins prep

A sponsored post for Woolworths Now that Melbourne Cup has been and gone, I think we are officially into “silly season”. Christmas parties will begin, end of year catch up and drinks and socially you will be busier than ever with school stuff, concerts…you name it! If you are like me, you will be … [Read more...]

Girls on Tour: NSW Drought awareness road & shopping trip!

It's been a few months now since the media attention for the drought that has hit so many parts of our country. We were inundated with information on how to help farmers and businesses doing it tough, and after we have seen some rainfall and can believe that Haz and Megs stopped the drought with … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Hello friends! Thought we better sit down and have a proper catch up as it's been a BUSY week (isn't every one that way though?) and let you know what I have been up to over the pat few days.  I'm still adjusting to the new rhythm of life with the shop (shooting, packing, sending, re-ordering) and … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: mid week dinners packed with veggies

Good morning friends! Hard to believe we are back at the start of another week isn't it? They are FLYING by at the moment and we are hurtling towards the end of the year. I kind of wish everything would slow down a little...I'm not ready! The school weeks are so full at the moment too and are only … [Read more...]

On jumping out of your comfort zone

I always learn lessons from my kids and toddlers especially seem to be able to show us (very loudly and passionately) how our minds work without the filter of good manners. When Maggie is happy she is REALLY happy. When she is frustrated, man do we all know about it. There's very little in between … [Read more...]

7 reasons why you need a girl’s weekend away

Last weekend a group of friends from home escaped our homes and families for 3 nights of pure bliss....a girl's weekend! Now these things take planning. They take many, many whats app messages. They take time to plan, lots of text messages and effort that at times make you think "ah stuff it, it … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Sensational spring food

It's feeling a little more like summer than spring these past few days isn't it? Windows open at night, fans on again and long sunny days. It's re-set my eating habits and I am ready to embrace the lighter, delicious food that comes in the warmer months with lots of salads and greens. Here's some … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting: The Halloween edition

We're still reeling from the mother of all sugar come down tantrums from one of our children last night (remain unnamed) but I *think* we had a good time yesterday! Our little village all comes together for a trick or treat with people that want to get involved putting a balloon up out the front of … [Read more...]

I’m bringing low-key lunches back

A sponsored post for Woolworths Much like a new Mum who gets COMPLETELY overwhelmed by ALL OF THE THINGS/INFORMATION/ADVICE when they have a new baby, I think the next big time that this kind of overwhelm can kick in is when the kids start school. Of course besides all the ADMIN and routines, … [Read more...]

Harper Turned 9!

You guys! Look what happened on the weekend! Harper turned NINE. It's hard to believe isn't it? I can't quite get my head around it. We had a very quiet time for her birthday as this coming weekend she is going to Luna Park with her cousins and that's what she's REALLY excited about. Friday … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Cold and flu killers

Is it just our household that has been riddled with colds and flus for the past few weeks? It's always the way here - in spring and in autumn when the weather starts to turn and you have cold weather, than hot, then cold again that we get hit. We are all the mend now from a big attack a week or … [Read more...]

Around the Grounds: Spring doing its thing

You all know that one of my all time favourite things to do at home is have a bit of a faff about. Whether it's when I get home from being away and I do a bit of a unpack, clean up and dust, water the plants and replace any dead flowers in vases. It's how I soothe my soul...making things right, … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers hit the Royal Tour Road + special podcast episode

For Royal tragics like Stacey and myself, the past week has been a TREAT for all things Megs and Haz! There's been baby news! Excessive hand holding! Baby bump watch! Costume changes! And what appears to be, better fitting shoes. With Harry and Meghan on our home soil it would have been rude to NOT … [Read more...]

Add to Cart is here!

Friends! The time is here and I am SO excited to be able to finally share with you a special project I have been working on with my sister for the past few months... It's an online shop! Called ADD TO CART! And it's filled with all of my favourite products and brands that I have been using … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 years, 5 months

Our Miss Maggie is growing up you guys, all of a sudden there's long legs and big kid and all little girl and very little sign of toddler and it's scary and wonderful and exciting and sad. Being a Mum is a complex thing isn't it? Things have been great with our littlest lady - you'll remember … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers: A podcast for Royal Enthusiasts {Ep 10}

Real life footage last night of Veggie Mama and I last night when we heard the news that Haz and Meggers were preggers! What WONDERFUL news! But of course when we recorded this episode 10 of the The Throne Rangers we had no idea of what was about to be announced, although I think you will … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Biscuits

Hello Term 4! It's good to see you after 2 weeks of wet school holidays I am not afraid to say that I am happy to see the kids out the door this morning. Mostly because I know they will be having more fun than they would be having at home here, like last week, while they waited around for me to … [Read more...]