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Shirt collars and deals gone bad

August 31, 2009
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Does anybody like ironing? I’ve tried to make it as bearable as possible. I listen to my iPod while I’m mindlessly waving the iron back and forth. I bought a “you beaut” Laura Star iron (which I love – but not in the same way I love my coffee machine – and is worth every [...]

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10 Effective Ways to Stay Motivated During Winter

August 12, 2009
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It’s hard to stay motivated in winter.  It’s cold, often wet and windy.  And dark.  Dark when the alarm goes off.  Dark when after school activities have finished. I’m not all that keen on getting out and running errands any time, but in winter I need a pretty good reason to leave the house.  You [...]

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A day at the beach

June 26, 2009
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Photos by Leanne Nelson A couple of weeks ago I decided to shut the door on the housework, packed Little Mermaid, a snack and my camera and headed down to the beach for the day. We were all rugged up as the weather was looking typically winterish. It turned out to be a beautiful day, [...]

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Holiday Hangover

February 16, 2009

Hands up who’s struggling to get back to their real life routines after the school holidays. It can’t be just me, surely! After spending a week with my folks over Christmas, we were back home for 10 days, then off again for two weeks at the beach in our caravan. Then it was seven days [...]

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Menu Planning

February 13, 2009

Now that I’m reluctantly pulling myself out of holiday mode (yes, I know holidays finished ages ago!), it’s time to think a bit more about what we’re eating and how much I’m spending on groceries.  Enter meal planning.  During the “normal” part of the year (that is when I’m not relaxing on one of our [...]

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How do I find time to do what I want

August 4, 2008

Image via Wikipedia I’m in for a very busy few weeks this month. I’ve just started the 30 Day Challenge with Team Lightening to learn how to develop an online business. Although my committee duties are slowing down, I still have a little to get through. My husband’s brother and his family are visiting from [...]

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