Save the Broccoli Stems

Like many other countries around the world, Australia has been experiencing inflation at a somewhat alarming rate. Pretty much everything is going up in price, but perhaps the most notable is the cost of groceries and in particular fresh fruit and vegetables. Recently, news sites and social media were flooded with images and articles of…

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Reducing Grocery Costs at the Checkout

First of all, it has been a longgggg time since my last post for which I apologise. Life has been busy! But on that note, life has also been expensive. I feel like my news feed is full of articles about the rising cost of living, namely groceries which I feel like is all people…

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Travel Savvy

After a two year travel pause, the Australian borders are open. I can’t quite believe it but my husband and I are looking forward to a trip to Singapore. We had a trip booked in August of 2020 but obviously that trip was cancelled due to COVID-19. It was super exciting to be able to…

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The Kitchen Sink

Having completed our bathroom renovation recently, we have now turned our minds towards the kitchen. Our laminate cupboards are peeling, the self lighting gas stove no longer self lights and the oven is falling out of the wall (legit). It’s time. But, it’s also going to take some time too. When we went through the…

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Our Budget Bathroom Renovation

Apparently in Australia, the average bathroom renovation costs upwards of $10,000. I’m talking the entire gut job, replace everything, the works. And that’s a small bathroom. My husband and I live in an older home (30 plus years to be more exact) and the bathroom has for some time needed to be completely redone. Everything…

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At Home Beauty Substitutes

Beauty products generally come with a high price tag attached. Moisturisers, cleansers, exfoliators, shaving, waxing, nailpolish. You name it, we, and women in particular spend a lot of money annually on these types of self care and pamper products. I feel like a lot of the expensive products on the shelf can be made at…

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What are you Baking this Christmas?

Like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas stock is already starting to pop up in some stores and I’m just waiting to hear that first Christmas carol (although as I’m writing this I am watching Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas on Netflix which was my inspiration for this post). As…

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A Disco Party

Last night I went to a disco themed party and you know what that means – dressing up. A dress up party, depending on the theme, often involves having to purchase an item of clothing or an accessory in order to fit in with said theme, because let’s be honest and say that a lot…

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Recipes with Long Ingredient Lists

I don’t know if I’m just being lazy, feeling overwhelmed or if it’s the minimalism in me, but I always tend the shy away from recipes that seem to have a list of ingredients as long as my arm. I’m constantly looking for new recipe ideas (usually one pot wonders) or anything that’s quick and…

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Lockdown April 2021

My city two days ago entered a snap three day lockdown. Unlike most of the world, Australia has fared extremely well during the pandemic largely due to closed borders, individual states adopting strict measures early in 2020 to stamp out the virus and our hotel quarantine system. As a result, for most of the last…

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