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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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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