Bedshed Collage

Be Awesome to Somebody

About a month ago my hubby and I met a group of really amazing young people from Cinderella Kids at a beautiful high tea put on by C Restaurant. I was very struck by one of the young men.  He was tall, well mannered and polite. I later learned he had never had a bed. This stayed with me and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I said to my … [Read More...]

Easter Cupcake Collage

Easter Cupcakes

I adore Easter. Such a beautiful time of year to spend with family and friends. And let's not even get started on all the delicious treats. YUM! Hot Cross buns. Easter Eggs. And of course, Easter baking. I recently made an Easter version of my Bill Granger Rainbow Cookies by simply adding a Cadbury Mini Egg on top of the cookies … [Read More...]

Basil and Amy Collage

Five Life Lessons From My Hubby

I'm always fascinated by successful people. What is it that gives them the edge and motivation in their chosen fields? Determination. Resilience in the face of set backs. Having a positive 'can do' attitude. And undoubtedly hard work. My … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Soup Long

Delicious Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

This soup is seriously delish and a family favourite. I first posted it a few years back and have since played around with the ingredients. Packed full of immune boosting carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin and garlic - the hit of curry adds soothing … [Read More...]

Sodashi Collage

The Importance Of Self Care

There's nothing like walking smack bang into a glass door and nearly knocking yourself out for the universe to tell you loud and clear, it might be time to slow down. That's exactly what happened to me last Friday morning. I could feel the … [Read More...]


Beat The Peak – Take The Dog For A Walk

On the blog last week I kicked off a series of 'Beat The Peak' posts about shifting energy consumption at home, during the peak period of 4pm - 8pm when many people come home from school and work and start turning on the TV, air conditioning and … [Read More...]

Rainbow Cookies

Bill Grangers Choc Oatmeal Cookies

YUM! Who doesn't love a home baked cookie? I posted this delish Bill Granger cookie recipe a few years back, not only is it a family favourite - it's one of my most popular posts. I recently substituted the choc chips for mini M & M's for … [Read More...]

Main Trends Collage

Autumn 15 Trends: Taking it Back to the 70’s

By Elise Papamihail, contributing guest stylist & fashion writer. Without a doubt, Autumn 15 is all about the 70's, taking cues from New York City, the original independent ladies of Manhattan and the recent NYFW street style looks. From … [Read More...]


Beat the Peak – Head For A Bike Ride

My hubby and I have always been very conscious about energy consumption at home. During the hot Summer months we throw open our sliding doors and windows each morning to allow cool, fresh air in and then as soon as it starts to heat up - we close … [Read More...]

Ava's Birthday Collage

Ava’s 4th ‘Beauty and The Beast’ Birthday Party

Special memories and magical moments. That's what childhood is all about. We had the most wonderful morning celebrating Ava's 4th 'Beauty and the Beast' party with close family and the best of friends. Ava said it was 'The best day … [Read More...]


Happy Friday

It's Friday! YAY! How's your week been? Cruisy or crazy? Mine got off to a crazy start, the domain name for my blog expired on the weekend (my own fault!) and it took me a day to get my blog back up, then I couldn't log in AT ALL for another … [Read More...]

You Plate It Collage

You Plate It

Brought to you by You Plate It Dinner time for my hubby and I is often the first chance we get to have an uninterrupted conversation and catch up on our day, but it's also the 4th meal of the day that I've prepared and coming up with new and … [Read More...]

Luxestaples Collage

New Season at Luxestaples

I had lots of fun popping in to see my friend Pia at Luxestaples earlier this week and playing dress ups.  Her new season pieces are so beautiful, soft and wearable. I'm a big fan of leather and Pia has just stocked Aussie mother - daughter label … [Read More...]

Happy Place Collage

Our Happy Place

Brought to you by Youi Our home is our happy place. Where we play, laugh, live and work. The last few years we've spent a lot of time turning our apartment into a child friendly, functional space as well as freshening it up with new carpet and … [Read More...]