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2018 in review…

So many things have happened in 2018 – too many things to list BUT there are a few things that I have learnt which I thought I would share with you! Social Media.It has been a year of growth in many ways! Personally as well as in social media. I am so thankful for any growth – it means learning and becoming bigger and better, being  ...

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Hacks, Random

Wrapping Paper Bag Hack

Tried wrappig that ball? A teddy? What about a misshapen toy? – NEVER AGAIN! All you need to make beautiful gift bags for gifts of all shapes and sizes is wrapping paper, scissors and sellotape! I have popped a video of how I did one in the Hack Highlight on my Instagram but have still shots and steps below!

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Gifted, NZ Small Business

Ruby & Rain

For a long time I have been a huge supporter of NZ business, handmade and NZ made and Ruby & Rain fit that brief to a T! I’ve been a Ruby & Rain Ambassador for a few months now and am loving it. This brand is made in plus size fashion sizes and is not normal sizes made bigger. The clothing flatters curves and helps to hide the  ...

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Food, NZ Small Business

No one wants a flat omelette!

Food is so nostalgic and fluffy omelettes are no different for me. I have memories of my beloved grandfather in the kitchen making these for us when I was just small. Once you have tried an omelette this way you wont want to go back! This one fed 2 adults and 2 children for breakfast! Change out the toppings as you wish! Ingredients – 1  ...

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Food, Gifted, NZ Small Business

Clean Mixes Hack

When Christine from Clean Mixes sent me her new release Rich Chocolate Baking Mix I instantly knew I wanted to do something different with it to show you guys that it isn’t JUST a Muffin and Cake Mix. I racked my brain, considered brownies, waffles and pancakes but settled on Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding… one of my ALL TIME FAVE  ...

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Food, NZ Small Business

Moroccan Quinoa Salad

This week we got a box of meat, fruit & veg from Foodbox and I have been enjoying whipping up amazing food with such fresh ingredients! My favourite from this week so far was a Moroccan Quinoa Salad I made which we had with Roast Chicken – I have also been having the leftovers with a poached egg on top for lunch! I had lots of  ...

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I still don’t like Cheesecake, but…

Being predominantly one-handed at the moment has created more than a few issues! BUT thanks to my Thermomix, Clean Mixes and Tatua – this cheesecake I created is easy as pie… or cheesecake! Also, I have come to realise that maybe I do like Cheesecake… not those supermarket ones (those are the ones I don’t like!) but  ...

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Food, Gifted, Sharing

Minted Pea and Bacon Risotto

When the email came in asking if I was keen for a Tatua delivery with a challenge to create an amazing recipe, I jumped at the chance! That is my jam! Cooking and Baking are things that I have always had in my life, the way I show my love! But since having kids it has gone by the wayside, because… well kids! Often it comes to the end of  ...

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Food, Sharing

Every child deserves a Birthday Cake…

Have you heard of Cakes for Kids – South Auckland? They’re a not for profit organisation providing underprivileged kids based in South Auckland the chance to experience their very own birthday cake. Recently my Mum, Brother and Sister created a couple of cakes for the cause. I wanted to share with you guys because 1, I know many of  ...

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