Fuss-free cooking with this wonderful kitchen tool

When I became a parent, I became a lazy cook. I used to love experimenting with new recipes and spending ages in the kitchen chopping and preparing ingredients, adjusting seasonings, and balancing flavours. But then kids came along, and I barely had the energy to cook at all. Cooking dinner was a necessity, rather than […]

Knitting a Seashell Floor Rug

Perth is a sandpit. And my kids (and dog) are determined to make our house a sandpit too. Walking barefoot in our house feels like walking along the beach some days (without the crashing waves and pretty sunset). I hate the crunchy texture of sand on my feet (when I’m not at the beach). It’s […]

Dyson V6 Absolute Review

Back in 2011, I reviewed the Dyson DC35 handheld vacuum cleaner. It was purchased by my husband, and I fell in love with it. When I was asked to review the new and improved Dyson V6 Absolute, I jumped at the chance. I just love a new vacuum! Our home has a combination of hard […]

Little Girl’s Lacy Crochet Cardigan

Way back in March last year,  I shared a round up of kid’s cardigan crochet patterns at And Sew We Craft. I was determined to crochet a cardigan for my daughter for winter. In September, I showed where I was with the cardigan for WIP Wednesday, still needing trim and blocking (and winter long gone…). […]

Felt Doctor’s Kit

It’s more than a month since my daughter’s birthday and I still haven’t shared with you all the presents I made. Next up was an addition to the dress-ups/pretend play box: A felt doctor’s bag. And here’s what’s inside: There was also a light reflector for the doctor’s head, but I have no idea what […]

Woooie Hobby Horse/Unicorn

A few months ago, my almost 4yo daughter started “riding” random items around the house like a horse. Looks like this girl needed a hobby horse! A quick Google search found two hobby horse patterns: the Woooie from WhimsyWoo and the Wish for a Pony pattern from Just Bananas for Toys. I asked my Facebook […]

Learning to love the laundry

I look forward to laundry day. There, I’ve said. I’ve got to the point where I enjoy doing the laundry. I’ve complained in the past about how the washing takes ALL day, even if you’re only doing a load or two. So how did this mind-shift happen? Well, a bit like Miss Elizabeth Bennett’s love […]

Go Away, Mozzies! {Giveaway}

I’ve always been one of those people that attracts mosquitos. If there’s a mosquito around, it heads straight to the smorgasbord of me and enjoy the feast. And my poor kids seem to have the same gene. They get eaten alive (in fact, I think I get bitten less when these tasty little people are […]

Bissell AirRAM Vacuum Cleaner Review

I love gadgets and tools that make life simpler, and I’m always on the look-out for ways to make housework easier. So I was excited to get the opportunity to review the Bissell AirRAM cordless vacuum cleaner. After having kids, I fell in love with cordless vacuums. These machines are so much more powerful than […]

Dynamo Maximum Review and Giveaway – CLOSED

Dynamo sent me a sample of the new Dynamo Maximum to review. I’m a long time Dynamo user, so I was curious to see the maximised version, with even more cleaning power. Now that I have kids, I need all the cleaning power I can get! And just to prove I’m not pretending to be […]

Palmolive Dishwashing Review and Giveaway – CLOSED

Let’s get the disclosure up front. Like most people, I avoid doing the dishes and put as much as I can into the dishwasher. But sometimes doing the dishes is unavoidable. When I was selected to review Palmolive Dishwashing liquids, I had to stop and think – what do I actually look for in a […]