Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Our lives are made in these small hours.

Little snippets of our lives in the past week.  This post is wordless, I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Joining Emily at The Beetle Shack for weekly stills.

Monday, July 29, 2013


When I posted this pic on instagram and facebook last night, I wasn't expecting quite the interest in the recipes.  Silly on my part, as if I had seen this myself I would no doubt want the recipes too.

I'm a caring kind of girl, and sharing is caring, so here you go.

On the left are Muesli bars from Fitness, Food and Style.  Recipe here.

I also added some sunflower and pumpkin seeds to the mix, and on occasions plan on adding a few sugar free choc chips, or cacao nibs, when I get around to getting some.  After quite a few attempts, this seems to be the recipe that all of the family are happy with.

Dani, from Fitness, Food and Style is so inspiring and positive, and is never short of some healthy and quick meals, as well as some exercise inspiration.  Follow here on facebook here.  She is also riding to conquer cancer, which you can support here.

Those "White Balls".  They are sensational!  They are Raw Lemon and Coconut Truffles from Petite Kitchen.

Beside that is Walnut Raisin Fruit Loaf, also from Petite Kitchen.

If you don't already follow Eleanor from Petite Kitchen on her blog, or facebook, I can highly recommend for her wonderful recipes and beautiful styling and photography.  Thanks to my Step-Mum for sending me in her direction a few months back.

Both of these recipes were found in the Petite Kitchen Winter 2013 Recipe Journal, which I noted is currently on sale.

Another winner of truffle recipe is this Raw Chocolate Date Truffle.  Seriously, I have to hide these in the freezer if I want them to last more than a day, these get devoured!

So, there you go.  Some highly nutritious, refined sugar free, and in most cases gluten free, snacks to fill lunch boxes, or to have for morning or afternoon treats.


Do you have any recipes you could share?

Sunday, July 28, 2013


"A portrait of my children once a week, every week in 2013"

Ruby:: She cannot sit still, and very rarely sits on her bottom
Jenson:: The chicken and chips vendor
Mila:: Licking babycino lips.  

I must admit I am a little disappointed that none of my children inherited my blue eyes, but these two sets of big brown eyes get me every time.

Joining the beautiful Jodi  for 52

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


:: A morning brew
:: "I taka photo"
:: Stripes on Stripes.  Essential for hanging out the washing
:: More Yarn Bombing, to go with this lot
:: One must have sparklers on one's birthday
:: Spots
:: Watching the big kids
:: Winter skies
:: She cannot get enough of the monkey bars
:: Our orange tree fruited for the first time this year. It bore 4 oranges
:: Honey on toast, or straight from the jar, for breakfast
:: Saturday morning shenanigans, with bonus crack

Joining Emily at The Beetle Shack for the weekly stills session

Saturday, July 20, 2013


 "A portrait of my children once a week, every week in 2013"

Ruby:: A new toothless grin
Jenson:: "Sand Ahoy!"
Mila::    A bib she found and wore for the next few hours, upside down sunglasses, dirty face and dramatic expressions.  Just your normal day with a two year old who has so much personality!

I loved these sweet feet and a puppy dog last week.

Joining Jodi for 52

Thursday, July 18, 2013


I think everyone can appreciate a good dose of Yarn Bombing when they see it, and the little town where I live has been hit hard with the Yarn Bomb.

While it has injected a wonderful dose of character and colour, the bigger picture, the Slow Down Movement is to encourage motorists to slow down on this very busy high street, and to encourage people to walk and ride more.

Whatever the reason, the kids and I love it.

Have you seen a good yarn bomb lately?