Healthy smoothie recipes

3 Plant Based Smoothies the whole family will LOVE!

I thought that once Emma was back at school and we settled into our weekly routine things would settle down a bit, but instead of having time to chill, our days have gotten busier! Like most mums, I feel like I’ve been running around making sure everyone’s needs are covered except my own, and have been ignoring my wellbeing in…

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Hepburn Springs Chalet - Retro Hotel Review - mypoppet.com.au

Hepburn Springs Chalet – Family Friendly Budget Spa Weekend

It’s not often that the words ‘budget’ and ‘spa weekend’ sit comfortably in the same sentence, add ‘family friendly’ and you’d think I was pulling your leg. But I’m here to tell you that I’ve found a hidden gem, Hepburn Springs Chalet, in the heart of Victoria’s spa country, perfect for a family weekend escape which won’t break the bank….

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Oz Comic-Con - Australia win Family Passes

Oz Comic-Con is Back – Win a Family Pass (Closed)

Oz Comic-Con is back baby! It’s time to celebrate your inner geek, get dressed up and have some fun with the whole family. The 2017 event kicks off in Perth and then heads to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, and the exciting news is I have a family pass to giveaway to one lucky reader. Oz Comic-­Con hosts a number…

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Picking the Right Carpet for your Home

Picking permanent fittings for your home is hard. Decisions like that make me want to hide under my doona and never come out. Paint colours, wallpaper and furnishings are easy enough to replace, but more expensive decor investments like flooring and carpets are not something you can change on a whim. I still haven’t decided on my bathroom tiles (more…

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Easiest Pancake recipe ever - mypoppet.com.au

Easy Peasy Pancakes – The only recipe you’ll ever need!

  If Emma had her way, she’d have pancakes for breakfast every day! Luckily for her, my easy peasy pancake recipe comes together in a pinch, and because it’s so simple, I can whip it up from memory. I’m teaching her how to make it so she can mix up the batter herself, and all I’ll have to do is…

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Melbourne star wheel - Win a family pass

Melbourne Star turns 3 – WIN family passes (CLOSED)

Guess what? The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is turning 3, and to celebrate this major milestone, I have 5 family passes to giveaway to five lucky readers. Keep reading for details on how to be in the running. The only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Star has grown in popularity in the past few years and…

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Paint swatches

The never ending ‘Home Improvement’ quest

Today I’m off to choose tiles for our upcoming bathroom renovation. Yes we’ve finally bitten the bullet and signed a contract with a builder to upgrade our leaky beige toilet, the vanity that is being chocked up by house bricks and (this one I won’t miss) the corner spa with gold taps that shoots out black slimy scum no matter…

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savoury mango chutney scone pull-apart recipe

Mango Chutney Savoury Scone Pull-apart

This recipe for Mango Chutney scones is incredibly easy to whip up at the last minute if you have people dropping by for afternoon tea. It’s also a perfect offering to take along to a pot-luck dinner or as an appetizer for an Indian meal. I was sent a package from Patak’s with a selection of their pastes and pickles…

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KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza brings out Melbourne’s inner child

“Guess what Emma? We’re going to the circus!” I thought she’d be excited, but instead her response was lukewarm, “Can’t you take someone else? The circus isn’t really my thing.” Geez, kids these days really don’t know how to have fun! Turns out she was a little bit worried about the clowns, but once I explained that Cirque du Soleil…

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Where to eat in Lorne - Great Ocean Road VIC - mypoppet.com.au

Where to Eat in Lorne – A tasty mini-guide

There’s lots of great food to be found along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and on our recent visit to Lorne we enjoyed many noteworthy meals. I passed some cafe and restaurant recommendations on to a food blogging friend that visited last week, and she ‘LOVED’ my tips (her word not mine). I thought it was only fair to share the…

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