Plum & Vanilla Jam

Try your hand at some home made jam. This is one of my faveourite jam recipes. It's easy and delicious!

I love making jam. I don’t know why or how I came to love making jam, but I do. Maybe it has something to do with my mum and aunt making it when I was younger, I don’t know. The first time I ever made jam, it was a marmalade actually, was when I had a whole heap of oranges and very little time to eat them because I was going away for a couple of months. Terrible forethought on my part, might I add! It turned out to be the nicest marmalade, it was beautiful and clear and had […]

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Burnt Caramel Upside Down Cake

A cake that's as good as a dessert! Give it a try, It's definitely one of my favourites!

It’s now the season of sunshine, fun at the beach, holidays, parties, BBQs, and stone fruit! Stone fruit is one of those foods that around my pubescent and just post pubescent (yep, I went there) stages I didn’t like, along with eating chicken off the bone and Parmesan cheese. Parmesan cheese! What was wrong with me! Thankfully my pallet/mind has readjusted and I now love all these things again plus a few extras. Which brings me to my new favourite cake! I found this recipe while on the hunt for your normal upside down cake. Originally it was  a Golden Pineapple […]

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Self-Discipline

Give some of these self-discipline tips ago to see what works best for you

I’ve discovered how truly unfit I’ve become. My muscles are so sore today! Increased Exercise  It’s been 5 days straight now and all up I’ve done 240 lunges, 120 squats, 85 push-ups and 12.8km of walking and about 5.5km of running. And boy does my body know it. It’s funny though, the pain kind of feels good too. I guess it’s because it symbolises a change to me. My muscles have been at rest for so long that just this small amount of strain has made them wake up and start to build strength again. So I have pushed through […]

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Concrete Stools – D I Y designer stools!

The Required Tools & Materials

The Inspiration About 6 months ago I was at a gorgeous little cafe and homewares shop up at Belmont, NSW and they had these concrete stools. They looked so good and I decided they’d make just as good a bedside table, so I added them to my project list and here they are. The Flaws The concrete stools I first saw had one flaw, the legs had fallen out and been glued back in. This got my mind ticking, trying to work out the best way to improve on this design. After many brainstorming moments, which usually tend to happen right […]

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5 Tips to Help you Unwind

These are some great tips that I highly recommend to help you unwind!

I often like to get up early and go to the beach to do my exercises. And it was such a beautiful morning this morning that it inspired me to share it with you. I usually try to go to the beach at least once a week. I find it soothes my soul and helps me unwind. The beach in the morning is definitely my calming place. It’s just so peaceful, a great place to stop and think. Do you have a place you like to go above all others to just relax and unwind? 1. You Time Take a couple […]

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Yummy (Healthy) Pasta!

A healthy & yummy alternative to you standard pasta! Try it with any of your favourite sauces

So far I’ve been sticking to my goals! I threw out all the junk food in the house. Yes, threw it out, I’m proud to say I didn’t eat it. Such a strong moment for me. And I’ve been substituting certain meals with a healthier alternative. My favourite so far is Zucchini Spaghetti. I’ve had a spiraliser for ages. My friend bought one and never used it so gave it to mwa! It’s so simple to use and relatively quick, quicker than making pasta at least. The beauty of zucchini spaghetti as a meal is that you can use any […]

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Achieving Your Goals

Goals

  Goals Setting goals is a very important part of getting through life and achieving the things you believe in. Be them goals that you consciously set or ones that just happen in everyday life. By setting goals you help yourself to succeed. Without goals you can lose focus and direction. If your goal is to become a millionaire, practice acts of charity, learn a new skill, or like me, rebuild your fitness and health you need a defined path to help you on your way. To simply say ‘I want’ and to think it will happen will always leave you […]

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