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Karana: The Story of the Father Emu by Uncle Joe Kirk

8 June, 2014
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Karana: The Story of the Father Emu is an Indigenous Australian story of Karana, the father emu.  Karana cares for his chicks and teaches them everything they need to know to survive in the bush. With playful illustrations of Karana and his chicks this is a perfect read-aloud story with a lively rhyme. ‘Karana makes a beautiful nest, and grooms his feathers to look his best.’ About The Story : The emu plays a significant part in Wakka Wakka culture.  He…

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Biozet Attack Rapid – The Laundry Revolution You Need Is Here

5 June, 2014
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I bet you have been wondering where my whinging posts are about my mountain of washing and the many hours spent in the laundry have been. I bet you have been thinking I have a maid or managed to find someone to invent a washing machine that automatically washes, drys, folds and puts away AS SUGGESTED HERE. Or maybe you thought Mr MMM has taken on all of the household laundry, in return for the many hours he spends training, for…

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Babe On The Run – PacaPod Nappy Changing Bag REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

20 April, 2014
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Recently, I was sent a PacaPod Nappy Changing Bag to trial and tell you all about.    I was pretty excited to be reviewing the PacaPod as it is one very good looking nappy bag and lets face it … looks are almost everything when it comes to any type of bag 😉 After reviewing the PacaPod, it become very clear from the first day that this bag not only looked fabulous, but it’s unique design made it a very…

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We’re Going On An Egg Hunt by Laine Mitchell [Book Review]

12 April, 2014
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I think every child should receive one less Easter Egg from Easter Bunny and a lovely book in it’s place.  That is the Mother in me.  The one that cringes at the sugar fuelled craze that hits at around 8.30am on Easter Sunday.  It is also the book lover in me. We’re going on an egg hunt. We’re going to find the biggest one!   I can’t wait. Chocolate for you and me! This lovely Easter book tells the story…

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Health Reviews

Starting Your Day Off Green & Smooth [SPONSORED]

6 April, 2014
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Have you jumped on the Green & Smooth  healthy eating bandwagon yet? I cannot tout eating more raw foods, in particular green leafy vegies enough.  The very best way to do this is with a delicious Green Smoothie.   Without a doubt, after a few days of having a green smoothie daily, you will find the cravings for sweet foods quickly disappears.  Within a few weeks you will feel more energised and your skin will be GLORIOUS. Convinced to whizz…

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Meet Gus, The New Coffee Man In My Life

17 March, 2014
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If you want me to seriously review something, you send me a coffee machine. I am sure you can imagine the little jig that was displayed in front of the post office lady, when I picked up the rather large box marked Delonghi a couple of weeks ago.  Excitement reined as I forgot all other downtown chores and drove home to start reviewing instead. Now our family is late to the coffee pod machine party. We have a traditional coffee…

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Sweetest Tomatoes You Will Ever Find Yourself Snacking On [Sponsored]

3 February, 2014
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We were lucky to be sent a box full of Aldi’s  beautiful Bellino Snacking Tomatoes last week to trial and tell you all about. Now, most of you that follow me on Instagram will know that I am a completely committed Aldi Shopper.  I do have my days where packing my own groceries drives me crazy  and I never seem to have a buck in my wallet to get a trolley, so I have to trudge in and buy a…

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My Daddy Ate An Apple [Book Review] Written by Craig Smith Illustrated by Scott Tulloch

27 January, 2014
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This book has Lil D obsessed! Let’s face it though, if a book contains bums, pooping or farting my kids will just love it.   I bet your’s are the same. Lil D is obsessed to the point he dreams of  his own Daddy eating an apple with a great big fat green worm inside it.  Just in the hope that he can take put him in hospital, for the Dr to give him some medicine and have him poop that…

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Not In The Shops [Review]

13 January, 2014
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Just before Christmas I was given $50 to spend in the Not In The Shops  website and to tell you all about how I found my online experience. Well, to start with I had difficulty deciding on what to spend my $50 on.  Not In The Shops is jam packed full of fantastic personalised and unique baby and kids gifts. It is a 100% Australian owned business and has free shipping Australia wide, with no minimum spend.  Yes you heard that…

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Amazing Life Hacks Family Reviews

Stop Covering School Books – Amazing Life Hack #3

8 January, 2014
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You need to stop covering your kid’s school books the old-fashioned way… it is time-wasting and taxing on the nerves! Yes I am talking about contact or that sticky decorated plastic which can cause any mild-mannered Mother to start spitting all sorts of profanities across the universe. You know how it goes don’t you?  You think you have the perfect book cover happening only to turn the darn thing over to discover it is all bubbled?  arrggggh! [insert swearsies] I…

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Family Health Recipes Reviews Sponsored

Sugar Free Ice Chocolate Frappe’

5 January, 2014
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It has been so hot here the last few days so I called FRAPPE’ yesterday afternoon and all the kids came running. Now you will be pleased to hear I have been doing some experimenting with the Vitarium Drink mixes we were sent to trial and have come up with a smashing Ice Chocolate Frappe’ recipe that you are just going to love. Vitarium Drink Mixes are sweetened with Natvia, a 100% natural stevia sweetener, so just perfect for those trying…

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My Merry Christmas By Rosie Smith & Bruce Whatley [Book Review]

11 December, 2013
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Whether big or small, feathered or furry, everyone loves coming together at Christmas! My Merry Christmas by Rosie Smith & Bruce Whatley is a beautifully illustrated  children’s book that tells the story of how everyone comes together for Christmas, big, small, feathered or furry. I just love the family traditions that Christmas brings and this book is a little reminder of those little things we do that mean so much. RRP : $16.99 NB. We were sent a copy of…

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Christmas Crackers By Bronwen Davies [Book Review] and Busy Wheels GIVEAWAY

29 November, 2013
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The book in the hands of our Miss M this week is Christmas Crackers by Bronwen Davies. When you are 8 being able to tell a good joke is an extremely important skill.  So this little book has not left Miss 8’s side with it’s giggle worthy festive jokes. What do monkeys sing at Christmas Time? Jungle Bells! With RRP at $9.99 Christmas Crackers is a great little book for a young reader. Perfect as a stocking stuffer ! Now…

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Family Reviews

Waterwipes – A Little Bottom Review

24 November, 2013
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Have you come across these wipes in your travels yet? We were sent a small pack of them to trial and given that Lil D suffers from problematic skin I was a little anxious to even change wipes even for a day. Holding off for as long as I could, last weekend we gave them a whirl. Here are the things I really like about them : 99.9 water .01% fruit exract They pull easily out of the packet using…

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Brisbane To Sydney and Back In A Day With The Panasonic Lumix GM1

23 November, 2013
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If you are only catching up now with my little adventures this week, you may not just realise that I flew to Sydney and back in just one day for the preview of the brand new Panasonic Lumix GM1. I was soooo excited.  I have been toying with moving from using my iPhone for my day to day picture taking to something of better quality, but I was lost!  Lost in a sea of DSLR’s that just do not work…

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Family On Our Bookshelf Reviews

We Wish You A Ripper Christmas By Colin Buchannan and Greg Champion [Book Review]

11 November, 2013
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We read this book today! Actually, we sang this book today. A fabulous tale where Santa Wombat loses his naughty and nice list and sets off to see if other Aussie Animals can help him find it in time to deliver the presents and make this a Really Ripper Christmas! I love a great Aussie Christmas tale and try to add a new one to our bookshelf each year.  We Wish You A Ripper Christmas really is a delight to…

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Beauty Blogging Fashion Mummy Mayhem Reviews

When Fashion Bloggers Do Brisbane

20 October, 2013
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Have you ever visited a City and thought you knew where to find all the retail therapy locations you would ever desire but really on proper investigation are left feeling rather dissatisfied? Well this was me.  I visit Brisbane quite a lot and just lately my usual haunts just haven’t done it for me.  They seem to lack individuality, personality and class.  Yes I am talking about one of those major shopping centres…eeeek! Enter Shop In Style Escapes. On a…

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Fashion Reviews

Spring Racing 2013 – It’s All In The Clutch

19 October, 2013
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One word ladies.  GLOMESH. Just the word throws my mind back to the the glamorous roaring 20’s.  The new Olga Berg range at Everme hosts some gorgeous lashings of glomesh and beaded clutches that fit fabulously with the Vintage Style fashion that is so very in this year. Everme is one of those great online stores that showcase on trend handbags of all shapes, sizes and styles and shipping is free for any purchase over $70. Now don’t blame me…

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Fashion Reviews

Spring Racing 2013 – Fancy Hats and Fascinators

18 October, 2013
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So Melbourne Cup is just around the corner! If you read the post I wrote about Spring Racing 2013 On A Budget, you will have found your outfit hidden in your wardrobe (or your besties) and now on the hunt to find the perfect fascinator or hat to give the wow factor. You need not look any further now, as I have found a fabulous Australian Online business called Fascinators Direct. Fascinators Direct’s  main aim is to offer beautiful, high…

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Family Giveaways Health Reviews

A Little Chat With Rafferty’s Garden’s Nutritionist {SPONSORED REVIEW}

1 October, 2013
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A couple of months ago we were sent a selection of Rafferty’s Garden products to try and I was given the opportunity to ask their nutritionist some questions on children’s nutrition. Well… we absolutely loved our box of goodies and have continued to restock our pantry with them for all 3 kids not just the toddler. If you don’t already keep a stash in your pantry you really should. They are great lunch box alternatives even for older kids.  …

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Nivea In Shower Body Lotion – Review

5 September, 2013
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About a month ago I was sent a lovely parcel in the post from Nivea. Spring hadn’t quiet sprung but the weather was warming and on close inspection of my skin … It was clear I was a little parched. Luckily inside my parcel were two bottles of the new Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion. At first I was a little sceptical and thought I would be better off with a good moisturiser after my shower. (Being a Nivea devotee from…

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Philips PerfectCare Aqua {SPONSORED POST}

5 August, 2013
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If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you will know that recently we acquired ourselves a new iron to review. Mr MMM whom has always been our primary ironman (pardon the pun), quickly took the Pillips PerfectCare Aqua into his care. I can honestly say, I have never seen a man iron quiet as good as Mr MMM even prior to the AquaCare Aqua. Not even my brother who was in one of those armed services areas is as…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

The Big Beet by Lynn Ward

3 August, 2013
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What is an Aussie BBQ without a burger? What is an Aussie burger without a slice of beetroot ? Now canned beetroot just doesn’t do when out the back in the veggie patch is a mighty big beet. This is an Aussie take on the Russian Tale, The Enormous Turnip. Bert and Thelma Magee’s beet dilemma proves that working together can create great things. With bright and eye catching artwork by Adam Carruthers this book is just awesome! Publication Date…

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Family On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Reading Eggs Apps [Review]

21 July, 2013
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I was contacted by a lovely PR lady just over a month ago and asked if we would like to review the Reading Eggs Apps. Of course we wanted to! We have been using Reading Eggs on our PC for a few years but the move to iPads in our home meant the program just wasn’t being used unfortunately. With so many learning products available to support our children do you find it daunting to decide where to invest your…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

The Very Brave Bear by Nick Bland {Book Review}

5 July, 2013
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So we are becoming huge fans of Nick Bland in this house.  His latest book The Very Brave Bear certainly has not disappointed.  This is Nick’s fourth book featuring the delightful and endearing ‘Very Cranky Bear’, but this time  The Very Cranky Bear faces Boris Buffalo in a battle of bravery.  The belly laughs in this house each time we read this story places it on our favourites list and therefore the reason we are sharing with you. Suitable for…

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