Tuesday, 18 September 2018

How Christmas can make you sick

Inside - how stress affects us, and how to overcome it with a Christmas plan.

Imagine it's Boxing Day.

There's no place to be, the kids are happy playing together, and all the chores are done.

You sit down to finally watch your latest Netflix binge, and feel a tickle in the back of your throat.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Gingerbread Slice with Cream Cheese Frosting

Inside - taking gingerbread out of the traditional cookie, and mixing it with cream cheese, yum!

As the warmer weather ramps up around here, I start experimenting with Christmas recipes and ideas.

Gingerbread is a fairly recent taste acquisition for the kids, although I've always preferred spicy over sweet (which strikes me as strange, given my chocolate tooth.)

Monday, 3 September 2018

Hello Monday

Inside - Hello Monday is a semi-regular series that embraces Monday by sharing the goals ideas and plans for the week ahead.

hello Christmas Planner! You knew I'd mention it, didn't you? I'm so excited to have finally sent this out into the world! And proud of myself that even when the mindshit threatened to drown me, I didn't quit. So, it's out there now, now I need to market it! I've set a goal to sell ten this month. Doesn't seem like a big goal, but it actually feels like a stretch goal right now. Who knows, once people get over the pushback that Christmas is too far away, I might sell heaps! [visit the planner over here]

Saturday, 1 September 2018

How to Save Time, Money and Energy by Planning for Christmas Now

Inside - Now September is here, it's time to start planning for Christmas, and save time, money and energy as the season draws closer.

It's the start of Spring in the Southern hemisphere.

And it's 115 days to Christmas.

I know, I can hear my mum yelling now "Cate, stop!"

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

11 lessons from 11 years of blogging

Inside - celebrating the lessons from 11 years of blogging.

In the world of blogging, we're old, my blog and I.

And while we wax and wane each week, we come back together, to share our words and our wisdom, and hopefully inspire and delight (and educate and remember.)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

12 things you can recycle but probably aren't

Inside - Recycling and reducing plastic use is on everyone's mind, but are you really doing everything you can at home?

There's been lots of noise in the media this year about our slack recycling habits. From Ipswich City Council planning to stop separate recycle rubbish collections, and quickly backflipping; to single use plastic bag bans across the eastern states and people scrambling at the last minute, we are finally taking notice that our lazy habits really are impacting the earth.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Hello Monday

Inside - Hello Monday is a semi-regular series that welcomes the week ahead with goals, stories and ideas.

hello night shift. It's been a couple of years since Steve has worked night shift, but his current project is wrapping up around Brisbane and he was rostered on for it. Sophie was excited to wake him up when she left for school this morning (and it means I'll sleep better tonight, I like my quiet evenings without snoring!)

Monday, 6 August 2018

Hello Monday

Inside - Hello Monday is a semi-regular blog series about kicking Mondayitis to the curb and embracing the week ahead through sharing goals, plans and ideas for the week ahead.

hello August. Winter is shrugging off her hold on Queensland, leaves are starting to fall from the trees (because they're weird like that) and the slightest hint of spring is appearing in the magpies. Hello August.
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