We’ve just made the NBN switch: here’s what you need to know

A sponsored post for iSelect As you’d be aware of, the NBN is rolling out across the country right now (with full rollout expected to be completed by 2020). Being in a rural area we weren’t sure how long it was going to take to get to us connected but we were thrilled to discover a few months … [Read more...]

And we wonder why we’re tired…

Monday's are always big days for me. There's a weekend tidy up to do, an overflowing inbox, work and planning the week, plus life with a 2 year old and big kids. I'm not alone, I'm just one Mum, having a crack, like millions of others out there. Want to know what my day looked like? It's not … [Read more...]

First Date

This morning I got a notification that Robert Macdonald had tagged me in a post. Thinking it would be something silly I was surprised to see a public declaration of his love. Nothing says I love you like a Facebook status update. You see, today it's 14 years since our first date. At the … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

We're home. And unpacked. Order being restored with excessive sweeping and swiffering on my behalf as well as watering. Geez we need some rain. Don't get me started on the pile of washing I have to get through too. We had such a lovely few days away at the beach with all the … [Read more...]

Long weekends filled with kids & sunshine & School holidays

We have escaped the Highlands this long weekend for the final (PROMISE, I really mean it this time) bit of my birthday with my sister from Melbourne and Brother in Sydney and their kids. The sun has been shining and we have been happy to have a few days in each other's company again. It's pretty … [Read more...]

Moments to remember: September

As we head hurtling towards October (how? HOW?) I thought I'd take a moment to reflect on all the goodness that happened this month...every month really. I truly can't believe how fast time flies by...here we are again at this time last year when #notafatmoleforchristmas started. A year, just like … [Read more...]

Day 2 of the School holidays

You know there's a thing at the start of every school holidays where like nothing goes to plan right? Where the visions of lazy days in the sunshine with everyone happily pottering about doing their own thing is replaced with bickering, fighting, physical fighting and much screaming from the parent … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with cousins and candles

Friday afternoon we escaped the end of term and headed off not too far from here for a weekend away to celebrate Rob's Mum's 70th with all the family. The weather was heating up and I was STOKED to be able to escape home for 2 nights as were the kids who had a chance to catch up with their cousins … [Read more...]

This & that with a side of exhaustion & sickness

This was me around Tuesday, 10.30am. This week, on top of this past month, maybe term, who-eeeeee will I be glad to see the end of it! I did my normal post event collapse into a mess of tiredness and exhaustion and of course any of the sickness that I was too busy to deal with last week … [Read more...]

Doing it for the kids

I am the third child in a family of four kids. Growing up I had a standard line that I used to tell people just where I fit in: there's my oldest sister, then the baby sister, then there's the only boy, and then there's me. When my Grandmother was suffering from alzheimer's and forgot so much, she … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

What a whirlwind of a week it's been here - two in fact! Apparently I travelled half way across the world and then back again? How?! And how good was it?! Somehow I was bobbing away in the Indian Ocean? And apparently wearing a two piece whilst doing so? Who even am I? That spray tan did the … [Read more...]

The unexpected expense

Anyone else sighing with relief that the Mercury retrograde is over? Me too. I always seem to break stuff, or things seem to break on me during that time so it came as no surprise when I arrived home at 9pm on Tuesday night that the first thing that happened to me appeared to be something broken. … [Read more...]

Corners of my mind: Childhood Homes

Whenever I am having trouble sleeping and all else has failed in resetting my brain to stop thinking and start sleeping, I try and walk through the childhood homes of my best friends and the homes that we have lived in. I am always amazed at how I can recall each room, down the hallway, the things … [Read more...]

Heaven on earth found at Ocean Farm

I think I stumbled across Ocean Farm for the first time on Instagram maybe? You come across a photo that literally takes your breath away and you dream one day...one day we will get there. And bonus! It's just 45 mins from home. I wanted to head away somewhere after my birthday with the family, … [Read more...]

Help you need: Gather my Crew

As you guys would know all too well from experience, bad things happen to good people every day. Whether it's sickness or death, crisis can hit ordinary, good families in one quick moment and life is never the same again. I was talking to Megan about this recently when we caught up in Brisbane, … [Read more...]

40: the day, the loot and so much love!

Well here I am, the flip side of the birthday and what a great one it was. JAM packed with well wishes and love and kindness showered on me the whole day. What more could a gal ask for? The house smells amazing from all my gorgeous flowers given. My pants are entirely tighter today after … [Read more...]

Things I like {the I’m still in my 30’s edition}

You guys, I think it' going to be a good week ahead for me. Actually, the next few weeks are going to be pretty good all round I think. Next week is my birthday week, and in true Styling You fashion there may be a little bit of a festival happening. I've already started to get a few cards and … [Read more...]

Many hands: The hard work of Fundraising

A sponsored post for CUA School Fun Run As you guys might know, our girls go to our local Public School here in our village which is known as a Small School. There are just 29 kids in the whole school from Kinder to Year 6 divided into 2 classes with 2 teachers. It’s a truly amazing little place … [Read more...]

3 things I’ve been doing lately to boost productivity

I am so sick of wondering where the day goes lately, looking at my to-do list on a Thursday from Monday and generally feeling out of control that I decided to try and make some small changes to every day life. Here's 3 quick and simple things I have tried that have been working (it hasn't been long … [Read more...]

My thirties: the decade of exhaustion & learning

I'm turning 40 next week. I know I keep mentioning it, but you guys, it's in my head quite a bit. What is it about a new decade that causes reflection and pensiveness? I've been a little pensive and I must say, I don't think it's going to go away before next week, in fact, it may reach fever pitch, … [Read more...]