The Naked Cowboy … New York City …

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  I ♥ N Y … you will see that message emblazoned on t-shirts everywhere you look and I guarantee that, once you’ve visited, it will steal your heart as well.  We’ve been to New York City twice now and, on our first visit with the kids, we encountered the Naked Cowboy, who has become one of […]

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How to Organise the Bathroom Drawers (Part 2) …

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  Last week, my decluttering task was to clean out the top drawer in the main bathroom and I’m pleased to announce “Mission Accomplished”.  Doesn’t it feel great to achieve something that’s been on your “To Do List”?   This week I’ve decided to tackle the next two drawers.  The top drawer held most of […]

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Lemon and Coconut Bliss Balls …

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  I’m always looking for new and exciting things to add to my daughters’ lunchboxes.  These Lemon and Coconut Bliss Balls are a great little healthy snack and you can whip them up in not time at all.  These are a particularly great option because they contain no nuts.   5.0 from 1 reviews Lemon […]

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10 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Morning …

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  What’s the first chore or job you complete in the morning?  For me, I always make the bed when I get up (unless, of course, hubby is still asleep) and open the curtains.  I suppose it’s a habit that I developed from a young age, so here are ten good reasons to make the […]

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Party Invitations … Little Monsters … Free to Download …

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Perfect for an upcoming party for a small child, I’ve created this cute birthday invitation that’s available for you to download and print (just click on the download button below or visit the “Free Downloads” tab on the right-hand side of this page).   In the coming weeks, I will create more gorgeous invitations for […]

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A Letter to My Girls …

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Today, I thought I would share a letter I wrote to my beautiful daughters a couple of years ago …     To my Darling Girls,   The road you travel through your teenage years can be full of potholes and obstacles, destined to trip you as you walk this difficult path.  But with a […]

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Chilli Con Carne …

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  This is a favourite in my house and I cook it quite often.  Chilli Con Carne is basically a stew containing meat (usually beef), capsicums, tomatoes and beans.  While the name suggests that this will be a spicy dish, it’s really up to you whether you make it mild or hot.  This recipe is […]

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How to Organise the Bathroom Drawers (Part 1) …

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  Bathroom drawers can get very messy, especially if you have teenage girls living in the house and they have a particular fondness for makeup.  Raise your hand now if you know what I’m talking about!   Miss 21 has claimed the main bathroom as hers, which is okay because hubby and I have an […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Muffins …

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    Okay, so a muffin isn’t necessarily going to be the healthiest snack out there but this recipe is definitely an improvement on one of my old favourites.  I’ve added apple puree, which reduces the quantity of butter used and I also used low fat or skim milk, which I do in most of […]

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An Attitude for Gratitude …

An Attitude for Gratitude

  Let’s be real … life can be tough … very tough!  You only have to watch the nightly news for evidence of the stuff that’s happening, not just in our own backyard but indeed all around the world.   It would be so easy to let fear take hold and to hide in our own […]

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Party Invitations … Elephant … Free to Download …

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  Last week I shared with you the “Two Little Owls” invitation that I created and that is available for you to download and print (just click on the download button below or visit the “Free Downloads” tab on the right-hand side of this page).  I’ve been busy again this week and have created another […]

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Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup …

Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup

  As a young teen growing up, Mum and Dad would take us to our local restaurant for a treat, the Oriental Chinese Restaurant.  It was located in Southport and had been there as long as I could remember.  If memory serves, it only had room for around eight or nine tables and each one […]

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