Thursday, July 30, 2015

Penny Miller Haul and Review!

A sponsored post from Penny Miller - check out the products I've chosen to help around the house xx

I have a Penny Miller haul for you today!

If you live in Australia like I do, I bet you've seen a Penny Miller catalogue on your doorstep a few times and quite possibly wondered what the products were actually like in real life.

Penny Miller is an Australian owned company that sells home and garden products, tools, clothing, gifts.. and my favourite - household gadgets!

It's no secret I love anything to do with making life at home easier, so when I got the chance to try some of these products I jumped at it, and I've made you a video showing everything I chose and my thoughts on each product :)

Click the video below to watch:

I love everything I chose and the 2 products I'm most excited about are:

The car vacuum cleaner - because it plugs straight into my car charger and because it packages up so neatly with all the accessories inside! I can keep it in the boot of my car permanently and use it wherever and whenever I need it :)

The chopping board - it's made veggie chopping so much neater! No more scraps on the bench to clean up :)

Also, if you're looking to make some extra money, you can apply to become a Penny Miller representative - they have endless opportunities ranging from casual to full time business ventures.

Have you shopped Penny Miller yet? What are your favourite 'Make life easier at home' products?

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Day in the life with a 5 year old and 3 year old.. Follow us around for a day!

Hello everybody!

Thought I'd share a bit of a day in the life video with you this week :)

We get a lot of emails asking if we're going to do daily vlogs again and I'd love to, but just can't seem to find enough time to edit them!

So here's a quick one for now, and over the next month or so I'll do a bit of a rejig with our daily rhythm / routine to free up a bit more time to do them more regularly.

Hope you like it!

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Credits: This post is not sponsored and contains no affiliate links

Friday, May 29, 2015

We tried Vegemite Chocolate!

So Vegemite Chocolate really is a thing here in Australia!

I LOVE Vegemite on toast, but when we first heard Cadbury was coming out with Vegemite chocolate, I just couldn't get my head around it. Who on earth would want to put that in their mouth?!?

But then I thought about it and you know what? I also LOVE things like salted caramel, or pancakes with bacon and maple syrup on them - so maybe this would be just another example of something sweet and savoury going well together.

Hmm, maybe.

Watch our reaction to Vegemite Chocolate in this week's video:

So that's what we thought of it when we tried it! But the bad news is, there's still half a block of it in the fridge four days later... so final decision is a NO. 

Sorry Cadbury! But we still love your fruit and nut chocolate (and peppermint!)

Have you tried Vegemite chocolate? What did you think of it?

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Credits: This post is not sponsored and contains no affiliate links. We bought the Vegemite chocolate ourselves :)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Easy Meal Planning for Busy Mums

Pre-kids, I LOVED cooking. Pottering about in the kitchen with a glass of wine, standing over the stove enjoying the soothing repetition of stirring risotto...

Yeah. That changed completely when the kids came along!

Can anyone else relate to this?

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Yep, me too. I needed to make life in the kitchen a bit easier and for me, that meant finding a simple way to:

  • Plan out our meals
  • Get dinner on the table no matter how busy we were that day
  • Reduce the number of complaints we got from the kids about our dinner choices

Watch the video below to see how we do it in our house:

Now it's your turn! 

What meal planning / cooking / arguing with the kids tips do have have for dinnertime in your family?

We can never have enough ideas!!

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P.S. Pen and paper works just fine, but if you'd like a copy of the pretty meal planning sheets I use, you can get them as part of the Beautifully Organised House & Family Binder. 

RRP is $30, but if you sign up for email updates using the 'Like this post?' banner just below this message, it will take you to a thank you page that offers you the whole binder (lifetime access, print as many times as you want, never goes out of date) for just $7. And you get my Easy Mornings eBook for free too xx

Let me know how your meal planning goes!

Credits: This post is not sponsored and contains no affiliate links

Friday, April 24, 2015

Easy Online Tutoring for the Kids

A few of you have written in asking for more information about this month's sponsor, Lifestyle Tutoring for Kids!

So I thought I'd make a video for you letting you know why I think online tutoring is a great concept, and giving you a peek behind the scenes of how it works.

Click below to watch the video!

Check out Lifestyle Tutoring for Kids and get your FREE maths lesson:

If you're thinking of getting a tutor for your children, online tutoring could be the perfect option for you. It's available any time, great on the budget and you don't have to worry about having a stranger in your home - or need to tidy up for them ;)

Lifestyle Tutoring for Kids follow the 4 School Terms of the Australian Curriculum, so for my Aussie readers, you're getting tutoring relevant to what your kids are learning at school!

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Credits: Thanks to our sponsor Lifestyle Tutoring for Kids!