Drummer Queens – Melbourne Live Theatre is Back with a Bang!

Melbourne’s theatre scene is back with a BANG thanks to a dynamic, all female drumming ensemble – Drummer Queens! This show provides just the high energy performance Melbourne needs to shake off the languishing mood of the past year. Emma and I were delighted to be offered the opportunity to review this innovative production, and experience it for ourselves at…

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Stylish Dog Coats for your Pampered Pooch

As the weather cools down and we don our coats for crisp morning walks, don’t forget to pop a warm dog coat on your pup. I’ve rounded up a selection of the coolest and most stylish dog coats available for Aussie pooches. I must admit, I’m not a dog owner, but I do enjoy seeing well dressed canines on their…

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Where to see the best Autumn Colours in Melbourne

Ask any Melbournian what their favourite season is, and I can guarantee most will say Autumn.   We love our distinctive seasons down here in Melbourne, and as the shadows get longer and the air gets crisper, it’s the perfect opportunity to layer up, get outdoors, and enjoy the stunning displays of turning leaves in March, April and May. A…

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Girl standing at top of staircase Fresh Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET

A fresh take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Review

A fresh take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet comes to Melbourne’s east. Presented by Fresh Theatre, and in partnership with Maroondah Council, the street art covered walls of Ringwood’s laneways transform to become ‘fair Verona, where we lay our scene’. After almost a year without live theatre, this production of Romeo and Juliet was like a refreshing cool…

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The Ultimate Australiana Gift Guide

If you have friends and family overseas and are looking for a uniquely Australian gift to send them this Christmas. I have the perfect selection for you from some wonderfully talented local Etsy makers. I love how these designers, artists and makers have interpreted classic Aussie motifs and icons in fresh contemporary ways. I’m feeling a little patriotic and would…

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Christmas Tree Cookies – A Fun & Festive Biscuit Recipe

These tasty Christmas Tree Cookies are so easy to bake, you’ll be whipping up a batch as gifts for all your friends and neighbours this festive season. The kids will love helping with the rolling, cutting and decorating. Get as creative as you like with the toppings, or decorate with a simple garland like I have here. I’ve used a…

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Halloween Movie night decorations

Decorate for Halloween Movie Nights – Embrace Schlocktober as your Fun Spooky Tradition!

Lovers of schlock-y horror movies rejoice! It’s October, the spookiest month of the year, so why not embrace a new tradition of Halloween movie nights and enjoy Schlocktober! Lyndsay, the super creative talent behind Lyndsay Makes, and her husband James are cinephiles. They’ve have taken their love of Halloween movie nights to the next level by decorating their ‘screening room’…

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25+ Best Family Halloween Movies for Kids & Tweens

Gather the family together and watch some classic Halloween movie favorites. There’s something here for everyone’s scare level! With Trick or Treating and Halloween Parties off the cards this year, Emma and I are getting into the ‘spirit’ of the spooky season by enjoying some classic frightfully fun Movies in the lead up to Halloween. Take our lead and enjoy…

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French crepe recipe - Crepes topped with orange slices and whipped cream

Easy Crepe Recipe – A French Classic

An easy to make Basic Crepe Recipe that can be whipped up from simple pantry ingredients. These French style crepes are sure to please. Sitting down to a lovely stack of warm crepes brings back such fond memories of my childhood, when mum would whip up a batch of thin pancakes on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed with dollops of Dulce de…

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Homemade laundry powder in a glass jar

Save Money by making your own Homemade Laundry Powder

Save money by making this super easy washing powder recipe at home. With only a few inexpensive ingredients, that you can pick up at your local supermarket, this DIY Laundry Detergent makes a big batch that cleans just as well as any commercially available laundry powder I’ve used in the past. I’ve been  curious about making my own household cleaning…

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