The Magic Mix

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A sponsored post for Palmolive Divine Blends There are things in this world that, while beautiful on their own, can become unbelievable when combined with something else. The blend of the two makes something unique and special…a little like Rob and I, or me and a good nights sleep. Spicy hot … [Read more...]

#fucktober for Eden

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Do you know my friend Eden? Even if you don't "know" KNOW her, you may know her from her blog. Kind of like how you 'know' me even though we have never met. And you know what? You DO know someone from reading their blog. Especially when you pour everything into your blog. Your secrets. Your … [Read more...]

Sailing the Whitsundays #thisisqueensland

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Rob was feeling a bit guilty about being a plus one on the weekend so he took his camera along. Here's a little something that he whipped up that captures it PERFECTLY (as only he knows how). Pour yourself a drink, sit back and soak up a little sailing around those beautiful Whitsundays! … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 17th September 2014 edition}

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Being home. Fancy hotels and time alone with your partner is VERY special, but there's no place like it. I feel more like me when we are all together than any other time. Freshly planted pots thanks to Mum who stayed on the weekend with the girls. THANK YOU MUM! All that new spring … [Read more...]

Frank the Tank

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It's been, oh, say 2 or 3 years now of constant nagging. Asking. Pleading. Polite suggestions. Drawings. Craft.  Crying for. Requests for a dog. I have always known it was going to happen, just not sure when. I mean DOG. Mess. Poo. Chewing. Crying. Barking. CHEWING. POO. But then...DOG. Love. … [Read more...]

Qualia resort

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On the last day of our weekend trip to the Whitsundays we decided to crash Styling You's romantic 10th wedding anniversary with a night staying in one of Australia's top resorts, Qualia. Given that we had been given 2 nights away we thought that we would fork out the cash for a once in a lifetime, … [Read more...]

Sailing in the Whitsundays: The debrief

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So now that we have seen all of the pretty photos of our weekend of sailing now it's time to give the low down on the how it all went. The ins and outs of spending time on a boat sailing for any length of time up here in these beautiful Whithsunday Islands. I have always wanted to do this trip - … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Chicken

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If there's one thing guaranteed to get a run on our menu through the week it's chicken. Thigh, breast, wings, or whole it's hard to go past as a staple. Here are 5 favourite recipes of mine for the week ahead. Chorizo chicken (one pot wonder) Chicken noodle soup Chicken quesadillas Thai … [Read more...]

Sailing in the Whitsundays: Saturday

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I was up nice and early to see the sunrise and have a chat to some friendly cockatoos before we head off for the day of sailing out in the islands. We ate breakfast on the boat, grabbed a hot shower from the amenities on Hamilton and set sail around 9am. We headed to Whitehaven (moored around the … [Read more...]

Sailing in the Whitsundays

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This afternoon we (Styling you and her husband, Rob and I) arrived at Hamilton Island for a taste of sailing in the beautiful Whitsundays. We are VERY lucky enough to be here for 2 days care of Tourism Queensland & Tourism Whitsundays onboard our catamaran from Cumberland Charter Yachts to show … [Read more...]

A place of her own

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Harper has been sharing a room with Daisy for the past 18 months or so. They share bunk beds and poor old Harps has just had to accept that ALL of the stuff was Daisy's and she tried to fit in her bits and pieces where she could. Most of the time anyway she is in our room at night so she has been a … [Read more...]

How to make lasagne

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Comfort is baked cheese. I don’t care what form it needs to take, but if you have some crispy, golden baked cheese over the back of something, you will be comforted. Throw some pasta and bolognese sauce with a little white sauce into the mix and you will be in comfort PLUS. Put your soft pants on … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Dark Places

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I can't tell you how proud I was that I actually knocked off a book in non-holiday season for Round one of #babymacbookclub. Thanks to all of you who joined in and read the book, left a thoughtful comment and then came on over and had a chat with me on Facebook. I was so excited to move from one … [Read more...]

Hardest working toy

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As you know I have been on a cleaning FUH-RENZY these past few days. The ghost of spring cleaning has taken over my body and I am powerless to refuse its force. Today I dropped the kids at school, went via the reject shop to buy some storage containers, quickly met a deadline and tackled Daisy's … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Fish

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I am getting better at putting fish into our menus. I was scared of it for the longest time, but really, if you get fresh fish it needs very little prep, not much cooking and you are good to go. Here are some ideas for getting fish on your plate this week: Tina chimichurri & chips Salmon … [Read more...]

Sunday lunch

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If there's one thing the Dad that lives in this house likes, it's some tasty mexican. Having travelled through Central and South America he fell in love with heat. And tortillas. And jalapeños. So I thought I best whip up a bit of a mexican fiesta for the old boy today. I slow roasted some pork … [Read more...]

Set it on fire

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This morning I woke up and spent the next hour chasing small people to get ready (fed and dressed) for hockey. Yes, the season was STILL going. If this wasn't enough to make me cranky I had a lost mouth guard, a kid with a sore finger who wouldn't stop complaining about it and a 4 year old who … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 54

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The calendar says 5th September today but it seems like the 5th July. Dreary and miserable and cold and did I mention wet? I have not done well with this late winter, that taste of summer for 5 weeks just completely shook up my ability to cope with the cold. Lucky I am getting another delivery of … [Read more...]

7 Good things about being a grown up

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Sometimes being a grown up just plain SUCKS. There's bills to pay, insurances, car registrations, mortgages, rent, loan repayments, grocery bills, school fees...it's endless. Then there is having to get up and go to work, or wipe someones bottom, or get into swimmers and go through a kids swimming … [Read more...]

The first time

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Rob was up in the big smoke last night catching up with his Dad when he sent me through a snap as he walked to the gallery he was headed. This was the place where we met the very first time. I first time I ever saw him walking, existing, laughing. The VERY first time. I have written about how we met … [Read more...]