About ME

Collectively ME

Welcome to a little piece of ME!

I’m Mardi and this is my blog about a bit of everything. I’ve been a tad eclectic my josh-i-bwwhole life so why stop now!

I love everything bright, fun & pretty, the sun, flowers, friendships, family, the ocean, the snow, and the goodness in every day. My favourite flowers are poppies (at the moment), I love fun music like swing and jazz and well pretty much most music (minus the angry stuff), and my favourite quote is from Axel Munth:-

“My home shall be open for the sun and
the wind and the voices of the sea
– like a Greek temple –
and light, light, light everywhere”

My goal here is to share with you the things I love.
Here is a little insight into why I’ve chosen the things I have.


I love cooking! Anything from cakes, to fancy desserts, to pretty canapés to seafood.
My style is a little different though, I’m a mixer. I’ll come up with a plan in my head and then try to find a recipe for it, the majority of the time there isn’t one so I find recipes for the different components of what I’m making and mix them, with my fingers crossed that they work. The majority of the time they do. I also like experimenting without a recipe to create my own. And don’t stress, all the recipes I have up here are all tried and true.
You’ll also find jams, chutneys, preserves and pickles.  So Enjoy!


I love a good adventure. Be it camping, hiking, fishing, diving, or even getting lost. I’ve grown up camping every year at places like Innaminka, Mast Head Island, Bundjalung NP, Mutawintji NP, Mungo NP, Ben Boyd NP and many, many more.  So I have a great appreciation of going and finding new and interesting places. I’ve also just spent the last 5 years exploring new and wonderful places with my old job! So you’ll be finding a few write-ups on places I’ve been to and hope to go to.
And on a super exciting note as of July 2017, we will be leaving our beautiful country for 18months of travelling & exploring. So be sure to keep an eye out for all the blog posts and maybe even vlog posts on our travels!

D I Y:

I love making things. When I was 15 I taught myself the basics in sewing. One day I came out with a t-shirt that I’d sewn shooting stars onto it to show mum. And not long after I felt that I had to make a bag so I then found some old material and sewed a bag, because, hey, why not.
Sewing isn’t all you’ll find here though I also enjoy dabbling in other things like a little DIY furniture making (I’m pretty handy with the power tools if I do say so myself). As well as a little soap making, DIY homewares, and whatever else takes my fancy. So be prepared!


My lifstyle menu is filled with tips & tricks, and great posts dedicated to helping you, my awesome audience, to improve your everyday lives. I am dedicated to inspiring you with fantastic ideas, my passion to try new things and  to think outside the proveribal bubble.
I must note though, that anything that I write about is my own opinion supplemented with the research I have conducted on the web.

My fiance, soon to be hubby, is also embracing my new passion for this blog and is now my pinterest & social media co-ordinator and will be guest posting every now and then, so keep an eye out for his opinions!

How I live my life:

And on a final note, because I feel this sums up how I want to live my life just perfectly;

“Stop worrying about tomorrow like you worried about today, yesterday because today is fine and it’ll be the same tomorrow just like yesterday…enjoy, have fun, explore, experience, take risks, live as if you’ll die tomorrow, dream as if you’ll live forever.”


So those are a few things you’ll find here on my blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed creating it!


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