Fathers Day giveaway from Mister Goma worth $299

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Eeeeek, I just figured out that it's Fathers Day next weekend. And not to alarm anyone unnecessarily, but it's SEPTEMBER next week. Sheesh. One of my readers has given you guys one hot giveaway for Fathers Day next week. That way you don't even have to come up with a present. How good is that? … [Read more...]

New Spring catalogue in the Oxfam Shop

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One of the things I enjoyed learning about when we were down in Melbourne last month visiting Oxfam was the Oxfam Shop. Oxfam Shop is a passionate supporter of fair trade and work with 136 Fair Trade and ethical producer partners in 38 countries around the world, including Australia.  Through fair … [Read more...]

Win a Family Photo Shoot worth $450

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I got an email from a reader Katherine (or as she likes to be called, Pez) a few months ago. She's a photographer and a Mum and had her third baby (a beautiful little girl) the day after Maggie was born. We finally got ourselves together (no mean feat with TWO baby brains at play) and met on Sunday … [Read more...]

Make your 8 year old fall in love with reading {again}

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Recently Rob and I have noticed that our once keen 8 year old reader Daisy had started getting lazy. She was spending more time watching Merlin, than reading about him. Asking for picture books before bed rather than chapter books and generally just showing a lack of interest. For book lovers like … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 76

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Wet where you are? It's pissing down here. I wish I could enjoy the rain however whenever it's like this our septic tank doesn't enjoy it and we usually end up with that flooded, a busted pump and unable to wash/use anything inside. It's glamorous. I hope you are dry where you are. Something … [Read more...]

One thing: The windows

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Being the clean freak fruit loop that I am, I tend to attack the windows in the house every 6 months or so. Our windows are gorgeous, with lots of little window panes, but boy are they are a pain in the arse to clean. With the shoot we had a week or so fast approaching, and a baby, and a case of … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: super quick cooking

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We've got another busy week ahead of us. Rob and I were drinking our coffee this morning in the kitchen, ready to tackle the girls breakfast and school lunches in disbelief that it's September next week! Dead set, where does the time go? It's been a busy year for us thats for sure. And in 3 weeks … [Read more...]

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As every Mother would know, the pressure in the daily kitchen is immense. The judges tough. And the pressure, unrelenting. Faced with the daunting task of yet another high pressure cook, tonight I took the risky move of attempting to plate up two dishes. … [Read more...]

Cleaning from the inside out: Probiotic Solutions

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A sponsored post for Probiotic Solutions I’ve recently discovered the benefits of taking a daily Probiotic tablet to keep my insides happy. Since having Maggie I have been making sure that I take one each day along with my other postnatal care tablets. Whilst it’s keeping my guts happy (haven’t … [Read more...]

The Baby Files #1

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I figure that I can no longer call Maggie a newborn right? Now she is 3 months old we are through the Newborn phase I think? Not that you would know with the amount of sleep going on around these parts. This is where we are at week 13.5 #wokeuplikethis DEAR SWEET BABY CHEESES MARY IS … [Read more...]

The big scary thing

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There's this thing. That I have meant to do for some time now, but it's been so big and scary in my head that I have put it off because: SCARY. My mind has made me think that it's scarier than it probably will be (as minds tend to do with scary stuff) and I have put it off, and off and OFF until … [Read more...]

38 goes alright

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As the clock ticked over to my 38th birthday I was amazed that I was awake, feeding our new beautiful baby girl. Oh what a year its been. Last year Rob and I went away for the night for my birthday and had a serious discussion about whether we would or wouldn't try for another baby and look at us … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: mid week easy dinners

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What a weekend! A wonderful birthday yesterday (more details on that to follow later on today) and here we are staring down the barrel of another bloody week. How does it happen?! The term is whizzing by, our big OS holiday is fast approaching and there a million and one extra cirricular things … [Read more...]

Maggie is 3 months old!

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THREE. We're both shocked. That newborn babe has disappeared (my goodness this all goes by too quickly). We've got a little lady on our hands, one who is just about to bust out of all her 0000 jumpsuits that she's lived in since she got home from the hospital. She's got to be the … [Read more...]

House proud

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Today you will find me on the couch with my top button undone eating pie and drinking coffee. I'm EXHAUSTED. It's been a big week running around for the photo shoot with Highlife magazine but it all went well and everything looked fab (well I think so anyway). Best bit? I have the world's tidiest … [Read more...]

Go go kitchen gadget!

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We've got an excellent cooking supplies shop here in Bowral (Cookshop Plus for the locals playing along) and if I have a spare moment I like to pop in and have a browse around. I love seeing the different gadgets that are out there and I am usually reminded when browsing of the bits that I always … [Read more...]

One thing: that sunny spot

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I think that when you move into a house it takes a long time to make it a home. I think you need to live in a space to work out what's needed, where the good spots are, the places you want to spend time in a room and then what needs to go in there. Our house has been a continual process filling up … [Read more...]

Season of Salt & Honey winners x 5

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I loved all the entries to this giveaway - so many of you keen for a new book and to discover a new author. I'm hoping that my reading mojo comes back soon it seems that we all need to get back on board with the BabyMac book club...anything to stop us from the easy option of our phones and … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Sweets for my sweet

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This breastfeeding business has given me an insatiable hunger for all things sweet. I just cannot get enough of that sweetness, mixed with some butter and eggs and I am DONE. My baking has been prolific during this time and while I know it cannot last, I figure the extra fat is keeping me warm in … [Read more...]

Mr. J Frost pays us a visit

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I love opening the curtains of our bedroom each morning. Mostly because it marks the start of a new day...you can leave behind the night before and the lack of sleep that came with it. I also look down to Maggie's cot that's right there and get the biggest, gummiest smile in the world that will … [Read more...]