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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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Beauty Life

My Trial of SculpSure Laser Body Contouring

A few months back I was invited to attend an event for laser company Cynosure. They were presenting the findings of a national study conducted into body image and the attitudes of Australian women today… Of 1000+ women aged between 25-60 y/o a whopping 93% of women said they would change something about their body if they could… What this says to me is that over 90% of women are walking around day-in & day-out, feeling like they don’t love…

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Fashion Life

The Trick to Achieving the Perfect Summer Body

Summer Body - LaSculpte

Ok, this is it. It’s the trick to achieving the perfect summer body, it’s the holy grail, it’s the quickest fix you’ll ever find – and all you need to do is repeat after me… are you ready? “Perfection.. is.. a.. mindset” … I know… mind.blown, right?! But in all seriousness, one of my biggest road blocks with maintaining a work out regime is giving myself unreachable goals, and constantly moving the goal posts. In recent times I’ve given up…

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Life

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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Life

A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

If you’re like me and leave gift giving until the last minute, thinking you’ve got it covered only to find yourself scrambling at the eleventh hour to think of the perfect gift, look no further because I’ve put together a Mothers Day Gift Guide to solve allllll of your problems. The Card: Cards for Darlings It’s so hard to find beautiful cards these days with the whole Hallmark monopoly, in fact that was the very catalyst for me creating my own stationary label two…

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Fashion Life

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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Life

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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Life

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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Food Home Life

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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Life

My 6 Week Body Challenge

Who else just got swept away in the wild torrent that was January? How does that even happen, one second we are shouting happy New Year and next minute it’s 02/16 and there’s EASTER EGGS in woolies… let’s chalk that one up as a practice month, shall we? Now, February, let’s talk. You did me a massive favour by starting on a Monday because it’s the ultimate motivator – new week, new month, new ME! lol. But seriously, I’m so pumped…

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