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Easy Homemade Sausage rolls recipe mypoppet.com.au

Super Easy Homemade Sausage Rolls

Nothing tastes as good as a homemade sausage roll straight out of the oven. When the Mr suggested I pop over to the local bakery to pick up some sausage rolls for lunch, I whipped up a batch of my Super Easy Sausage Rolls instead, with just a few ingredients already sitting in my fridge. There’s hardly any prep worked…

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There’s a Magical Redwood Forest in Warburton

The rain was setting in, but I wasn’t going to let it stop us from visiting on of Victoria’s best kept secrets, the magical Redwood Forest in East Warburton. I didn’t know about the forest before I’d booked our impromptu Spring escapade to Warburton, so it was a lovely surprise to discover another reason to visit this underrated little town….

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Bathroom Renovation – Tiles for Miles!

We’re on the home stretch and now that the tiles are in, it’s all finally coming together! Even though our bathroom isn’t large, there was quite a lot of tiling to do, and ‘Graham the Tiler’ was here for about a week and a half working on it. He was a real character with his thick Scottish accent and singing…

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12 best ever strawbery recipes

12 Tasty Recipes to Enjoy this Strawberry Season

Strawberries are deliciously fresh and abundant at the moment.  Get to the market and buy up all those punnets going cheap, cheap, cheap and take advantage of the strawberry glut. I’ve got a delicious roundup of recipes and ideas to make the most of the strawberry season. 12 Delicious Strawberry Recipes Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam Nothing tastes better than homemade…

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A Spring Escapade to Warburton

At the start of the year I decided it would be our family’s year to #exploremore. To get off the couch on the weekends, hit the road and discover some of the unique destinations right on our doorstep. Turns out we didn’t get away as much as I’d hoped – work, family commitments, and bathroom renovations all seem to have…

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Installation view of The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International, 27 August–7 November 2017 Photo: Sean Fennessy

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture – Don’t Miss it!

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the latest fashion exhibition at the NGV International, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. After seeing last year’s Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists exhibition, which was stunning, I couldn’t wait to see what the NGV had in store to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of The House of Dior’s debut spring-summer 1947 collection. I…

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Otto & Spike Melbourne made Knitwear - mypoppet.com.au

Melbourne’s Hidden Retail Gems – Otto & Spike, Brunswick, 3056

For years Brunswick was one of Melbourne’s fashion and knitwear manufacturing hubs, but over the last few decades the industry has moved off-shore and most of the factories and workshops have slowly closed. That’s why I was so excited when I discovered Otto & Spike, a family run knitwear label that has been proudly manufacturing knitwear in Melbourne for over…

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Bathroom renovation - progress

Bathroom Renovation – Progress Report

We are officially in week 4 of our bathroom renovation, but it feels like it’s been going for months. The first couple of weeks were really stressful. Lots of unbearably loud noise and so much dust! Jackhammers and power saws at 7am is not my idea of a good way to wake up. Poor Emma has had a hard time…

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Instagram food trends

Rainbow Foods – Have Instagram food trends go too far?

I can’t scroll through my Instagram feed lately without coming across the latest food trend – Rainbow food. There are a few variations including Unicorn food and Galaxy food, but essentially it all comes down to taking perfectly normal beige food and dressing it up with a cacophony of colour! When will it end? Rainbows belong in the sky, not…

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Bathroom renovation moodboard

Bathroom Renovation – Here’s the New Design

We’re officially two weeks into the bathroom renovation so I thought it was a good time to reveal the design and plans. I’ll pop a progress post up soon, a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. It took a really long time to lock down these plans. The structural limitations of what we could and couldn’t do…

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Kids Cooking - Easy lunchbox idea - sushi sandwiches - mypoppet.com.au

Emma’s Sushi Sandwiches – A Fun & Healthy Snack

Getting kids to eat what’s good for them isn’t always the easiest job in the world. There’s been times when this mum has had to get creative and ‘hide’ some extra veggies in the spag bol, or call everything ‘chicken’ (when the kid went through the only eating chicken phase). We’ve all been there. If you are having trouble getting…

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The big sick movie review

You’ll fall in love with THE BIG SICK

I’m an avid podcast listener, most of them are just people chatting about the stuff they’ve been up to lately, movies they’ve seen, that kind of thing. That’s how the new movie THE BIG SICK, first got on my radar. Everyone was talking about how great this movie was so I couldn’t wait to see it for myself. THE BIG…

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Bathroom renovation before

And it begins! Bathroom Renovation – Day 1

The day has finally arrived! Our bathroom renovation is well and truly underway. Today the demolition crew arrived and have swiftly ripped out all of the old fixtures, chiselled off most of the tiles and are currently jack hammering out the concrete screed floor. I’m actually outside typing this because the noise in the house is so loud from the…

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Traditional french onion soup recipe

Traditional French Onion Soup

It’s well and truly soup season, and nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of French Onion Soup with lots of crusty bread to soak up all the goodness. Today I have a special treat, Agathé Kerr, Melbourne-based Parisian croissant queen and pastry chef, has kindly shared her favourite recipe for Traditional French Onion soup. Agathé is a mother…

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ACMI Wallace & Gromit and Friends

Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman at ACMI

It’s not very often that I walk out of an exhibition where my face hurts from smiling too much. There really should be a warning sign at the entrance of ACMI’s latest exhibition Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman clearly stating the risk of facial cramping from the abundant whimsy and delightful displays of artistry that await…

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Scienceworks - LightTime exhibition - Light art mypoppet.com.au

LightTime – A new immersive exhibit at Scienceworks

Scienceworks is exploring science through art in LIGHTTIME, a brand new exhibit. Eleven experimental Melbourne artists have been commissioned to create immersive works around the theme of light, resulting in an immersive experience with other-worldly aesthetic and dramatic optical illusions. Unlike Sciencework’s regular exhibits, LIGHTTIME is presented more like an art gallery. The pieces play with perception and encourage the…

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What you need to know before joining the gym

10 things no one tells you when you join the gym

I’ve joined the gym – A sentence that I thought would never cross my lips. Even more surprised are my friends who are still in shock – apparently I’m the last person that they ever thought would actively seek out physical activity. To be honest, I’m still a little confused by the whole thing myself. The catalyst for this fitness…

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How to Afford your Dream Family Holiday - 5 Tips for planning and booking a vacation - mypoppet.com.au

How to Afford your Dream Family Holiday

Every time an ad for Disneyland comes on the telly, Emma turns to me and says, “let’s go mum!”, if only it was that easy. One day we’ll get to LA, but it’s not on the cards just yet. As a family we love to travel and explore the world. I was so lucky that as a child, my parents…

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Lemon creme cookies - recipe - mypoppet.com.au

Lemon Buttercream Sandwich Cookies

When you feel like a nice biscuit to accompany a cup of tea, you can’t go past a buttery lemon cream filled cookie. Save yourself a trip to the shops and bake your own, these only took around 45 minutes to make from scratch, and if you luck out like me, someone else will bake a batch for you. You’ll…

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Melbourne star giveaway - July school holidays

WIN one of 3 Skate & Fly Experiences for the Whole Family (CLOSED)

Winter school holidays are tough! It’s hard to keep the kids active and entertained when it’s cold outside, but I’m here to tell you that two great Melbourne attractions have partnered up to bring you a fantastic school holiday package that the whole family will love – Skate & Fly! Offering two great experiences for one great price, Melbourne Star’s…

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