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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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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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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5 Things I Learnt From Doing A Semi-Private Gym Program

5 things I learnt from doing a gym program

  My Bad Christmas Christmas was pretty bad for me in terms of over-eating and lack of exercise. But the worst thing about it was I knew I was doing it and I didn’t care because again I knew I was kick-starting the year with a 28-day high-intensity gym program, which included a weights and nutrition plan. GYM! DC Health Performance to be exact, but still, A GYM!!! I haven’t done weights in my life unless you count pushups but really that’s just your own body weight and I’m pretty sure my trainer wouldn’t count it. Anyway, I signed up […]

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Bradleys Head Reserve – Bushwalking in the City

A beautiful walk in the heart of the city

  Bradleys Head Reserve Last Thursday the Fiance and I got up nice and early to go get some pretty shots of the sunrise, and to kill two birds with one stone (slightly brutal, I know) we decided to explore the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk. For me this is fine, I’m an early morning kinda gal, but my fiance?? Not so much. He isn’t the best morning person but he knows how much I enjoy doing these things with him and that he tends to regret it if he doesn’t come along. Unfortunately for him, I forgot to check […]

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D I Y Terrarium

Great instructions on how to build your own terrarium at home

Now I may be a bit behind the 8 ball on this one but I figured I’d give it a shot anyway.   Terrariums have become really popular of late and I now understand why.                                 ‘They are so easy to make!’ Go figure! This literally took me about 20mins after work to whip up. Admittedly I had all the bits and pieces required all ready to go so I could do it in a pinch. But still, they’re super easy and look fantastic! I decided […]

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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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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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