Home Organisation

Iron Less – Live More

I confessed in this post that I am an ironer from way back but this year I am going to endeavour to spend less time ironing and more time doing other more exciting things! South East Queensland and in particular the Gold Coast has been deluged with heavy rain over the past few weeks and the washing… Continue reading Iron Less – Live More

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Budgeting Tips, Home Organisation

Pantry Cupboard Cleanout

I am on a mission this year to reduce not only the amount of money we spend, as a family on food, but also the amount of food we waste. I was astounded to find out that we Aussie's throw out a staggering $8 billion worth of food a year.  That equates to 20% of… Continue reading Pantry Cupboard Cleanout

Kitchen Renovation
Home Organisation

Our Kitchen Renovation

In July, 2015 we made the decision to move into a house we owned that had previously been a rental property. The idea behind this was to do some renovations so as we might get a better price for it when we sell it in the future. Built in 1995, it has decent sized living… Continue reading Our Kitchen Renovation

Home Organisation

Outdoor Area Clean Up

I must confess I have never been much of a gardener.  I just don't have a green thumb and many of my efforts over the years have failed dismally or not ended up looking the way I thought they would.  When we first moved to Queensland the garden was a mess so we pulled pretty… Continue reading Outdoor Area Clean Up

Home Organisation, This is Life

Learning to Live with Less

Take a look around your home.  What do you see?  Is it filled to overflowing with the latest gadgetry, books, toys, clothing, kitchen equipment etc.  Is every surface of your home cluttered with pictures and ornaments that take hours of dusting? Have a look in your shed.  Is your car parked outside because your shed… Continue reading Learning to Live with Less

Home Organisation, This is Life

From Chaos to Clean!

Ummmm....excuse me - would the person or persons who dropped a bomb in my house this week, please step forward! For the last 4 weeks I have been working full time.  It has been a bit of a shock as I normally only work between 18 and 25 hours a week.  Some days have been… Continue reading From Chaos to Clean!

Budgeting Tips, Cooking from the Cupboard, Home Organisation, Recipes

How to Save Money on Work Meals

As I have mentioned previously Mr B is a truck driver and works a rotating roster - 5 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on, 4 days off. For the time that he is 'on', he doesn't come home.  He lives in his truck.  For people who might not know, trucks are pretty well… Continue reading How to Save Money on Work Meals

Home Organisation, Recipes

How To Prepare For A Busy Week

I normally only work 18 hours a week made up of two half days and one full day.  Over the coming weeks I am taking on some extra hours and for the next two weeks at least I will be working 38 hours.  After that I know I will have extra hours but I'm not… Continue reading How To Prepare For A Busy Week

Budgeting Tips, Home Organisation, This is Life

Planning For Our Future

Almost 4 years ago Mr B announced that he wanted to buy a camper trailer so we could get away a bit more often with the kids. I was a bit skeptical at first as we had only camped once before when the kids were little.  We have always loved travelling together and prior to… Continue reading Planning For Our Future

Home Organisation

Why I Moved the Ironing Board Upstairs!

I have a small confession to make - I'm an 'ironer'.  My Mum was an 'ironer' and I've no doubt that her mother was too.  I've tried to kick the habit several times, but I always seem to end up in a job where I'm required to wear a uniform that has to be ironed.… Continue reading Why I Moved the Ironing Board Upstairs!