Life Behind The Purple Door

inspiring and encouraging mums of big kids (because little kids grow up) to create family adventure every day

Monday, 18 June 2018

Hello Monday

Inside - saying hello to Monday has become a way of overcoming Mondayitis and embracing the week ahead. I use it as an opportunity to share snippets of right now, as well as set goals for the week ahead, and remind myself of upcoming events.


hello heater. I think the current cold snap we're feeling in Queensland is being felt across Australia. Chloe tells me it's freezing in Tasmania, and it was colder in Julia Creek this morning, where Steve has been based all weekend, than it was in Brisbane. I'll happily turn my heater on all day for that level of cold.
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Monday, 11 June 2018

the world doesn't fall apart without me

It's no secret I'm a great lover of social media.

From being not-quite-married for a year, with a 6 month old and two kids at school when I first joined Facebook; to being 11 years older, 2 more babies, a house renovator, dog-mum, still married with all it's ups and down, social media and I have an intense love affair.


You've probably been there yourself.
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Thursday, 7 June 2018

5 ways to support your favourite blogger

Inside - 5 quick things you can do to show bloggers how much you love their work.

Blogging can be a bit of a heart-on-sleeve experience, especially when you share personal stories.


Posts can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to write (but those 3000 word missives take even longer), sourcing images and turning them into Pinterest eye candy can take even longer, and then we need to share it in all the places so as many people as possible can see it.
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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

3 reasons you should become friends with your neighbours dog

Inside - the neighbour's dog is driving you mad with barking, how do you stop it quickly?

"Yip, yip"

The new neighbours have a new dog.


Only 8 weeks old when she was brought home, she's a tiny ball of fluff next to Daisy and Gus.

And as dogs do, they go mad every time they hear her
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Monday, 4 June 2018

Around Here

Around here, winter is finally poking her head out.


Around here, tantrums reign after school, and Sophie is exhausted.
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Friday, 1 June 2018

Goals in June

Last Monday I made a decision that when I came home from the school run I would create a scrapbook page, then a blog post, then start my day.

Creating more layouts is something that I've been trying to figure out how to do for well over a year.

I've drawn up plans for ideal days, researched morning routines, drafted out daily schedules and pinned everything I read.
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Stop with the Spotto!

Inside - my kids are caught up in the SPOTTO craze, and it's contagious!

As I pull into the carpark, I spot a yellow car


"Spotto" I mutter to the empty car

"Argh, now they've got me doing it!"
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Monday, 28 May 2018

Hello Monday


hello June. I can see you poking out at the end of this week. June means school holidays and two birthdays and winter is finally on her way to Queensland (although I had my heater on over the weekend, the house was cold!)
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