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* time sensitive * free book for Mothers Day!

Good Morning friends, I hope this finds you all well.   To celebrate all the Mums out there and of course all the Mother figures in your life, I have a little gift for you!    My favourite book 'Cut out the Crap with Style' (RRP $30) is yours as a gift with every copy...

HALF PRICE – ALL CUT OUT THE CRAP BOOKS!

Good Afternoon friends, I hope this finds you well! To celebrate many things (like Mother's Day and my new and exciting 'Chocolate' book arriving!) and 'as always' with the aim to add some happiness into your lives, I have marked all my 'Cut out the Crap' Series books...

Chocolate on Thursdays * NEW BOOK *

Good Morning friends,  It's finally here! ‘Chocolate on Thursdays’ is a NEW and exciting book written by me (Collette, Best Selling Cookbook Author) and my dear friend and World known Chocolatier, Giovanni Zito (John). This has been the perfect collaboration of two...

Feeling all the feelings

In so many ways it feels like yesterday that I was waiting anxiously for my first child to be born. After 18 long hours of labour, a little girl entered the World and stole our hearts. We were not to know the greater plan at that stage, which was the fact she was...

Grazing Tables

Good Afternoon friends, I hope this finds you well. Our eldest daughter turned 18 in June and despite 'Covid-19' altering her birthday plans drastically, we were so grateful to still be able to throw her a gathering, on a smaller scale, sticking to all 'rules' of...

Part 2 Grocery experiment – Miss 16’s week

Good Morning friends, I hope this finds you all well, keeping warm and coping OK if you are in places around Australia that still have big restrictions with Covid-19. Sorry for the delay with sharing Miss 16's grocery week update, school holidays have me juggling as...

Part 2 Grocery experiment – Miss 18’s week

Good Afternoon! I hope this finds you well! If you haven't caught up on my previous blog, this might not make sense so be sure to check it out HERE!  Miss 18 (who was Miss 17, 6 weeks ago when we actually did this!) was kind enough to answer some questions I asked...

Experiment – Groceries on a Uni student budget

As usual I found myself chatting ‘life’ with my kids. We were in the height of the Corona life and all four children were crisis-home-schooling. My eldest was 2 months off turning 18 (she turned 18 last week!), she is rather independent and has always been ‘grown up’...

Things I have learnt in only 4 days of crisis-schooling!

Good Morning friends and Happy Monday! I hope this finds you all well and coping with all that is going on with COVID-19, isolation, restrictions, extra stresses and crisis-schooling.  At the end of Term 1 I 'crisis-schooled' for just a few days, it was pretty...

ISO groceries – shop more buy less?

Life is really strange at the moment. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that. A few years ago when I was really unwell with my mental illness (Bipolar), one of the first things I gave up was grocery shopping. On good days I could just get dressed and just manage...

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