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Interior Inspo – Welcome to my Living Room

how to mentally & physically prepare for your move

Welcome to my living room. It’s been a long time coming… 2 years in fact. It was suppose to take 6 months. Our new home; built, then destroyed, then re-built… Yep. The biggest disaster of our lives to date – a mammoth development f*ck up that cost us 2 years of our lives (both financially and otherwise). It was a stress filled, money guzzling vortex of angst & disappointment but that’s another story. Thankfully, we finally get to put that whole life interlude…

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Goodbye to the girl I was 12 months ago

Goodbye-2016

365 days ago I was a different person. I was on the cusp of big change and feeling pretty damn rattled by a horrific 12 months. It’s crazy to think about how much things have changed in one year and what’s gone down, but most of all – how excited I am for 2017. This morning I sat down and re-read the post I wrote this time last year (aptly titled Sayofuckingnara 2015) and I’m feeling pretty good, actually. For…

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When life hits you with a car…

Kate Cliff Meditation & Calmly Kaotic

I’m torn between a strong inherent belief that everything happens for a reason and the flip-side that in fact sometimes, life just serves up a big old plate of stinkin’ shit. In fact I’ve come to believe that in many ways the two work in parallel and every so often, collide. I’ve mentioned before that I look at the stars with wonder; a belief in various notions of existence and some kind of serendipity or destiny – if I’m losing you at this point, read on – this post…

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30: What I Wish For

30 gift guide calmly kaotic

I actually write this post with a bit of emotion, it’s my 20’s recap, and it’s been a fuc*ing big decade. My 20’s saw me meet my soul mate, fall in love & get married, become an aunty multiple times, and farewell loved ones too. I bought property, commenced developments, graduated uni, held various jobs, started my own business and most recently, this blog. Friendships have formed, changed, evolved and shifted. I’ve had lots of fun, laughed a lot, shed plenty of tears,…

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The importance of TIME OUT

Importance of time out

A couple of weeks back me and hubs booked an impromptu escape to Sydney for the night. We usually only do this when we have something on, somewhere to be. This was different, we decided to call a time out.  In sports, a time-out is a halt in the play. This allows the coaches of either team to communicate with the team, to determine strategy or inspire morale, as well as to stop the game clock*… We’ve had a huge start to…

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International Women’s Day #whoruntheworld

international womens day quote

When I decided to write a piece for International Women’s Day I wasn’t sure where to start. There’s a lot of politics around this date but I didn’t want to have a rant about gender equality and discrimination – not because I don’t believe there’s something to be said here, but because I wanted to make this post a CELEBRATION of achievement and growth.  I personally just want to take a moment to reflect. In the past 12 months I’ve overcome a lot…

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Healthy Gourmet Pizza: Kangaroo, Fig & Ricotta

Clean Eating Kangaroo, Fig & Ricotta Pizza

Did someone say Healthy Gourmet Pizza? Yup, I thought that might get your attention! Well, it’s one week down in our 6 week health and fitness challenge and so far so good! One of the things I love about this program is that there is freedom within the diet to eat food that we love, because everyone’s taste is different, right? So rather than have specific meals dictated to us, we have a listing of suggested ingredients (broken up into proteins,…

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Sunday: Boho Style

On a stinking hot day last week I dropped into my local haunt for all things boho style, Avalon Island, and grabbed this gorgeous summer dress. I shop online a lot these days (and create e-commerce websites as part of my work) but there’s nothing quite like popping into a shop and having a chat, finding that perfect item, trying it on and then taking it straight home. This dress is so cute… except for when it catches the wind and you flash your…

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Sayofuckingnara 2015

To say I’m glad to see the back of 2015 is a wild understatement…  To recap, hubby & I had MASSIVE dramas with a building development which has spanned the past 10 months and had to take our local Council to Lands & Environment Court – we lost – and the result has been a year wasted, a round the world holiday cancelled, an epic amount of money blown, and an outcome still TBA. Then August rolled around, it was my Dad’s 60th birthday and we went down…

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YESVEMBER

To call 2015 “challenging” would be a huge understatement, it has easily been my most challenging year of adult life, and to be honest I can’t WAIT to slam the door on it and call good riddance. But, whether I like it or not, I have to get through November & December first. This got me thinking. Rather than write-off the rest of the year why not grab it by the freakin’ horns and DO SOMETHING. I have decided that…

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