Currently #13


WEATHER: raining and windy

EATING:   the yummiest chocolate aniseed rings

DRINKING : Coke, water, hot chocolate

LOVING :  having my Ps (finally!) 

READING : recipe books

ANTICIPATING : our family holiday in December.

LISTENING TO : MUSIC :  lots of different things PODCAST :  Simple Scrapper member podcast, Conversations with Richard Fidler 

WATCHING : Dice, Camera Action; Lethal Weapon (the series); Lucifer

PLANNING : albums and scrapbook pages 

LOOKING FORWARD TO : warmer, drier weather, my next Uni course

CREATING : Awesome Ladies Project layouts,  Project Life

NEED TO FINISH : organising scrapbook stuff

WISHING : December would get here

MAIN GOAL : get album done for hubby before the end of the month

What are you “CURRENTLY” doing?

In the Den Kitchen

Today’s prompt for the Blogtember challenge is “A family recipe (if grandma allows, of course!).”

Even with the weather starting to warm up here in Australia we’re still having cooler days so soup is still on the menu. This recipe is super simple and it is a reminder of meals with my dad’s mum.

Tomato Rice Soup

1 large can crushed tomatoes                                           
1 can tomato soup
1/2 cup uncooked rice                                                                                       
1 onion, diced
4 cups chicken stock                                                   

Put stock in a pan. Add tomatoes, rice & onion.
Simmer until onion & rice are cooked.
Add tomato soup. Heat through & serve.

Super simple and really yummy. Spice it up a bit with some black pepper to taste

Instagram it

Round up of your favourite Instagrammers! Who should we follow?
(in no particular order)

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I want to get away…

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?

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Scotland. Why? Cause it’s where my family are from and the scenery is amazing!

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Canada. Why? Wolves!! Scenery. And there is a personal reason I won’t go into here 🙂

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New Zealand. Why? I visited there when I was 16 and I always wanted to go back. Love the place. And to visit family.

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Crete. Why? My grandfather served there during World War II

and finally…

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Wales. Why? Doctor Who of course!! Oh and the scenery.


The music of 2016

Create a playlist. What you’re listening to now, what encourages you, holiday favourites, etc..

A little while back (OMG back in 2013!) I made a playlist of my 100 (or was it 101) favourite songs. You can check out that list here and here.

Anywho, time for a new playlist – the music of 2016. Some of the songs may be the same, some will definitely be different. It’s a snapshot of the type of music I’m listening to now. Oh yeah, it won’t be 101 songs long 😉 For your listening pleasure, I’ve created it as a playlist on Spotify. You’re welcome.

This post is part of Blogtember 2016

Birthday memories

What was your most memorable birthday?

Honestly nothing really jumps to mind. I spent most of my birthdays when I was younger with family or friends. None of the big parties kids have these days. Simple things like pass the parcel and games like that. I remember having lots of fun and having awesome cakes – most from the iconic Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book (I still have the original edition even though it is slowly falling apart and the kids love choosing their birthday cakes from it) or ice cream cakes. Back when birthdays were simple but awesome.

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I also remember my 21st. My partner at the time thought the new Star Trek was more important so I went and got drunk with some friends and had an awesome night at Karaoke.

Another memory was getting to choose what we had for tea for our birthday. If I remember correctly my choice was often Chinese.

Run, do not walk.

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Those who have been here awhile know I am a HUGE fan of Leonie Dawson and the Shining Academy so when Leonie announced that enrolments for the academy were closing at the end of September  I had to share with you all. The sign ups will open again sometime in 2017


Joining the academy about 5 years ago was one of the best things I have done.  The access to the workbooks (I LOVE my life workbook) is worth the cost alone but the access you get to so many courses is AMAZING. Want a sneak peak inside the academy? Check out this video…

I mean how cool is that? And the workbooks… there is a video for both of them too. Would you like to see them? Of course you would. First the Life version…

and the Business version

The Shining Biz & Life Academy is the ultimate, complete + wildly generous program to transform your business, life, creativity and soul! The academy was created by best-selling author, multi-million dollar CEO and finalist for Australian Business Woman of the Year, Leonie Dawson who has dedicated her life to helping other women create their own kind of soul-centered success.

It’s wildly generous & unlike anything else out there on the market! Used by entrepreneurs, artists, mamas, creative types, coaches, teachers and women of all ages, the Shining Academy is filled with over 100 courses to help you create your shining biz and life!

Bonuses galore! As an Academy member, you’ll receive access to the Shining Discount Centre where you’ll receive huge savings ($2,000!) on a range of essential tools and services to help your business bloom. Plus, as an extra special bonus, you’ll snag the complete 2017 Shining Year product collection delivered to your door (valued at up to $150)! That’s both workbooks (life & biz editions), the diary, wall planner and To Do pad.

All at an incredibly generous price.

And there’s access to the Facebook groups which are an amazing support tool all in themselves.

Anywho, enough rambling, go join now. It can only make your life shinier 😉

Currently # 12

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WEATHER: It’s officially the forth day of Spring so it’s warm, then cold, then sunny, then overcast

EATING:   Coconut ice (homemade), cupcakes, chocolate, more Flavour Stack recipes 

DRINKING : Coke, water, hot chocolate

LOVING :  that the weather is starting to warm up. 

READING : more uni notes. books on crochet

ANTICIPATING : getting to sleep in of a weekend after soccer season finishes.

LISTENING TO : MUSIC :  Disturbed, FNM, Nightwish, lots of 90s stuff PODCAST :  Pocket Talk, Simple Scrapper member podcast

WATCHING : WWE Cruiserweight Classic; Dice, Camera Action; Acquisitions Inc. – The Series; Force Grey 

PLANNING : uni assignments

LOOKING FORWARD TO : warmer weather, PAX West live stream

CREATING : Awesome Ladies Project layouts,  Project Life

NEED TO FINISH : cleaning up 

WISHING : it would warm up, our tax return would come in 

MAIN GOAL : get uni assignments done NOT the day before it is due

What are you “CURRENTLY” doing?

Also linking up with the Blogtember challenge today 🙂