~ Maui Adventures, Carrot Krispie Treats, Lenten Promise and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY!

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Maui Adventures, Carrot Krispie Treats, Lenten Promise and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY! Day 2 and we started off at IHOP as per Nikki’s request. I had an omlette, Roy had a full breakfast with a side of pancakes, and the girls had Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes to start the day! We made a QUICK trip […]

Hawaii Adventures, Easter Gooey Bars, Lent and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY!

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Hawaii Adventures, Easter Gooey Bars, Lent and Samsung Galaxy  Camera GIVEAWAY! Happy Hawaii Adventures!!! We landed in Honolulu at 7:30 am and quickly cleared customs and immigration (it is NOT LAX…….the worst airport on the planet I’ve visited!) and headed to our hotel.  Thankfully our room was ready early so we dumped our bags and […]

Masterchef Monday, Mistakes, Lenten Promise and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY!

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Masterchef Monday, Mistakes, Lenten Promise and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY!   Masterchef is on it’s way back!!!!!! Yay! It is really the only TV show that I religiously watch so I’m excited that the promos are back on , although there is no date for the show yet so I hope it’s not a huge […]

~ National Caramel Day, Lenten Promise and Samsung Camera GIVEAWAY!!!

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~ National Caramel Day, Lenten Promise and Samsung Camera GIVEAWAY!!! I’m still in beautiful Ballina and today we had a lovely lunch and headed out for Mexican tonight.  I’ve realised it’s been a couple of weeks since I had Mexican which is NOT cool! I’ve already apologised in advance to my family knowing that ordering […]

Frugal Friday, RAoK and Gratitude!

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Frugal Friday Nut Butter, RAoK and Gratitude! Today for my Lenten Promise, I am SO grateful that I got to have lunch today with my mentor and friend.  This incredibly smart, warm and talented woman has been my formal mentor for a number of years and now we have really just developed a friendship.  She […]

Heaps of Peeps Petites Treats and Lenten Promise!

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Heaps of Peeps Petites Treats and Lenten Promise! Sometimes things don’t turn out as planned.  Work, everyday expectations, and even brownies.  Yes, brownies.  Yesterday I made a number of batches for taste testing for you all (it’s a tough job and my family are drudging their way through them!) and I knew I wanted to […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day ~ Rainbow Gold Cupcakes!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day ~ Rainbow Gold Cupcakes!  Today, for my Lenten promise, I am SO grateful to God for watching over my family!!!!!! Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! Did you find a 4 leaf clover?  Or have a Guiness (or 2?)  What about a pot of gold?  (note to self: enter Oz Lotto tomorrow……)   […]

How to eat without a kitchen pt 2, Kitchen FAIL, Lent and WIN a Cake Boss Silicone Baking Mat!

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How to eat without a kitchen pt 2, Kitchen FAIL, Lent and WIN a Cake Boss Silicone Baking Mat! The kitchen is coming along nicely with the appliances to be installed, the bench to be oiled tomorrow and then we need to decide about the splashback. I wanted the kitchen in first to decide because […]

How to cook without a Kitchen Day 1 ~ (Muffins, Maitland, Lent, and WIN a Cake Boss Silicone Baking Mat!)

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How to cook without a Kitchen Day 1 ~ (Muffins, Maitland, Lent, and WIN a Cake Boss Silicone Baking Mat!) My new kitchen goes in TOMORROW!!!!  I’m so excited but also dreading having to go through everything when it goes back into the cupboards.  My AH-mazing husband emptied everything and the EVER so helpful Dancing […]

Mid Week Makeover ~ Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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So, I used to be so scared of making cookies! I continued to burn them time and time again!!! Until I found a fabulous recipe from Pinch of Yum and adapted it slightly to finally conquer the cookie.  Since then I haven’t looked back in the combinations made in the Test Kitchen. Yesterday I confessed my […]