Hair Cut & Colour: Brown & Caramel Highlights

hair cut & colour -- dark brown with carmel highlights

I was as tired as I look in the picture below (bad lighting doesn’t help). I felt a bit sick actually. This was the week before I was going away to speak at the Digital Parents Conference and trying to pull that together was huge. There is so much to organise with the children before I […]

2014 Health & Fitness Challenge: Week 8-9 – Fitness

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Learning to love (and do) exercise I’ve always enjoyed exercise to a degree. That doesn’t mean I always feel like doing it though!  At different times in my life, I’ve found doing exercising more challenging for many different reasons, including raising young children and anxiety. It can be easy to focus on simply just doing […]

2014 Health & Fitness Challenge: Week 7 – A Dress

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I haven’t worn this dress in years! Year! So it felt awesome to wear it the other day. Whoo hoo!  In the recent years, I’ve made small sustainable changes to the way I think, eat and move.  Following on from that, at the start of this year, I started a challenge with my group PT […]

Fitness: 15 Minute Circuit (you can do at home)

I’m not sure I can do this, I thought as my legs burned beneath me and my heart threatened to explode outside my chest.  500 metres! 500 measly metres: that’s all I could manage when I began training for my first 5k fun run (over a year ago now). I remember feeling depressed after walking-jogging-walking most of the […]

2014 Health Challenge: Week 5-6 – Keep asking Why

Clean eating - week 6

I’m doing a health challenge with my group PT instructor Lauren from Phyzique to start 2014 off.  This challenge follows five years of slow sustainable progress and you can read more about this period of my life here:  Health & Fitness – Week 1 and a follow up in my food diary in Week 2 – 4. I’ve […]

2014 Health Challenge (week 2 – 4)

Clean Eating - Week 3

My daughter came up to me the other day, and told me how proud she was of me: of my determination & commitment to health and fitness.  Sometimes I forget how being an example, living it out, is the best way to teach our kids, and I felt so encouraged by my daughter’s words. I […]

Keep on Keeping on: Health and Fitness (week 1)

before and after weight loss

Keep on Keeping on: Health and Fitness It isn’t a great heading for this post and I know it.  There’s a lot of noise about weight loss around these days, and much of it is sensationalised.  If I really wanted to get good click throughs to what I’ve written here, I probably should have titled […]

Summer & Festive Fashion & Giveaway

cat eye make up

Sponsored by BIG W “It was the highlight of my day,” my husband said later that evening.  I was surprised at this comment. “Really?” I thought he was joking. “I’m serious,” he responded.  “I loved seeing you in all those outfits. “ Ha! Sweet! My gracious husband was the photographer for this post. I’m talking […]

Tie a Scarf into a Summer Vest

how to tie a scarf into a summer vest

My sister gave me a beautiful mint horse print scarf for my birthday.  I adore it! She also taught me how to tie the scarf so I can wear it as a vest over singlets and swimwear (looks especially gorgeous over togs when you want to be just a little more covered post swim).  Always […]

Tip for Tired Eyes

tip for tired eyes

How to brighten the eyes My eyes often have that “I’m tired” look. Probably because I AM often tired. Ha! I have this ultra quick and subtle way to brighten my eyes and it only takes a few minutes to apply. Products: Concealer Nude eye liner Silver eyeliner or eye shadow Nude eye shadow Mascara […]

New Hair — Rich Brown with Honey & Copper Highlights

long bob hair cut

There was this silly little indulgent plan I had at the start of the year, sort of like a celebration for all my children being at school.  The plan was to get a hair cut more than my previous once (twice if I was lucky) a year one.  But I get excited about my hair now because […]

I Wore Green Togs

green one piece togs

Summer’s come early here in Brisbane.  Beach waves. Afternoon storms.  Hot sand. Big sunglasses. Even bigger hats. Ice cold water. Salads and sorbets. Bare feet. Cute dresses. Flowers in my hair. BBQs in the park. Pool days. Movie nights. All the good things to look forward to in the upcoming months. I found these cute […]

Interview: Peter Morrissey & $200 Big W Voucher Giveaway

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Sponsored by Big W It was one of those dresses I looked at suspiciously on the rack: horizontal stripes, stretchy material, sleeveless.  I’ll just try it, I thought. As soon as the dressed slipped over my head to the rest of my body, I immediately knew I loved it.  I’m talking about this dress by […]

15 Minute Workout Circuit + $200 Big W Giveaway

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Sponsored by Big W I’m not sure I can do this, I thought as my legs burned beneath me and my chest threatened to explode outside my chest.  500 metres! 500 measly metres: that’s all I could manage when I began training for my first 5k fun run (over a year ago now). I remember feeling […]