3 Stresses That Didn’t Ruin Our Wedding Day

3 things that almost ruined our wedding & how to keep your head when something goes wrong

I got married recently & it was the most perfect day. But a perfect day doesn’t just happen without anything going wrong first. If you only want to read about our day & all the amazing events that happened to get there then you should read this post. But if you want the uncensored truth behind the perfect day, you’ll find the 3 main things that caused my wedding stress below. From day one you’re told all about ‘wedding stress’ & how hard it can be to plan a wedding & it can be, depending on your personality.  I feel […]

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Love, Proposals & Marriage – Part 1

My story of finding Mr Right, the proposal & the marriage.

I’ve been told from the woman folk in my life that two of the happiest days in their lives have been their wedding day & the birth of their child/children. For the first time in my life, I can understand what they meant & how they felt. On May 6th I married my handsome husband. It was a stunning day filled with love, joy & laughter. And yes, it was the happiest day of my life so far. And how could it not be, I was surrounded by friends & family in my favourite place, marrying the man I love. A […]

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A Different Tack

Is it odd that my inspiration to start writing for my blog again has come from watching a movie about one of America’s greatest writers? I suppose it’s not really that odd. If you can’t get inspiration from a famous writer, then where can you? I’m currently sitting here at my computer after spending the last half hour contemplating where I want this blog to go. I couldn’t sleep, and for me, that is a rarity. So here I am sharing my thoughts with my long-lost audience. I think I might change my tack a bit with this blog, not […]

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How to make the Perfect Pickle

Check out this super tasty Pickled veg recipe!

“I’ve got a Pickle, I’ve got a Pickle, I’ve got a pickle, hey, hey, hey, hey!” And you will too after giving this tasty recipe a go. This year I’ve decided to give the gift of homemade goods. And these yummy pickles are up on the top of my list. They’re so easy to make and you can make them weeks, even months, in advance. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use pretty much any veggie you want, I even added a sliced up granny smith apple. You can mix up the spices to suit too. As […]

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Pesto Meatballs

Super tasty pesto meatballs are great in a chicken broth or a hamburger patty

We are currently on a serious budget with the wedding coming up and our trip overseas. This month we’ve challenged ourselves with living off what’s in the fridge & cupboard & only spending $50/wk (or less) on groceries. This would be fine if at the same time I wasn’t trying to be super healthy. We could just carb load on homemade pasta & bread, I have heaps of goodies in the cupboard that’d work wonders with them! But, alas, I must at least try & stick to my goals as much as possible. Step in Pesto Meatballs in a Chicken […]

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The Tickets Are Booked

3 awesome tricks to help you get cheaper airfares

Please note that this page contains affiliate links, this means I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend links that I use and trust. The tickets have been booked and we’re going on our long awaited adventure. I don’t know about you but this is only the second time I’ve flown overseas and booking the tickets was very exciting. For some reason though, I feel like it’d never stop being exciting.  Because of our lack of experience in the whole ticket booking process for going overseas, we used a travel agent.  Since booking the tickets I’ve […]

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Believe In Yourself

To achieve your dreams you need to believe in yourself. These are a couple of tips to help you get there

The date is set, the tickets are booked, the planning is underway. I am finally going on my overseas adventure, and I am so so so very excited because I’ll also be sharing it with my husband! Well, he will be my husband by the time we leave. I’ve had this dream of going and living in Europe for years, probably since high school actually. Then life got in the way and I never really had enough money or I created other responsibilities that would affect my ability to travel. But really, what it came down to was me making […]

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5 Places To Cool Off In Cairns, Tropical North Queensland!

5 Places To Cool Off In Cairns, Tropical North Queensland!

About 2 years ago I got back from living in Tropical North Queensland. I spent the better part of five years living in Cairns and I absolutely loved it. I loved the lifestyle, the social life, diving on the reef, exploring the rainforests, and hunting for the next swimming hole. I’m even going to go as far as saying that I loved the weather! Crazy I know, but you really do acclimatise and end up cold in winter. If you ever get the chance to visit Tropical North Queensland then Cairns is the place to visit. I’ve put together a list some […]

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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

Delicious & easy family chocolate cake recipe!

This is the best chocolate cake in the world!! Massive claim hey? But really it’s so good. Ok, ok I haven’t tried every chocolate cake in the world but I’m sure if I did it’d definitely be up there! I don’t really remember where this cake recipe came from. Mum got it from a friend I think. All my memory of it is that one minute there was life with no Deep Dark Chocolate Cake and the next minute there was life with Deep Dark Chocolate Cake.    Ok, so why do I think it’s the best chocolate cake? Well, […]

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