Every year I think to myself “well, NOTHING is going to top the craziness that has been the past 12 months…” (in 2012, I bounced between England, Ireland, Nepal and Scotland, and moved from Australia to New Zealand. In 2013, I fell pregnant. In 2014, I shifted from one end of New Zealand to the other, gave birth to a beautiful wee girl, and enrolled at university. In 2015, I re-located again, purchased a property, and met the most wonderful fellow – at my workplace of all places! – imaginable, Casey), and yet, without fail, every single year seems to be more eventful than the previous one. Continue reading
Stuff recently published a list of admissions from personal finance experts and bloggers about the most bizarre things that they’d ever done to save money, and while some of them were a little too batty even for me (hanging around at a discount furniture store for free food? Really?!), I’m sure some people would wrinkle their nose up at my own confessions! Take, for example, those times I… Continue reading
Finding a product that’s affordable – yet effective – is ALWAYS the aim of my spending game, so when I spotted Lipidol’s ‘Overnight Face Oil’ and its purse-pleasing price tag ($9.95!), I couldn’t resist reviewing it! Continue reading
Making: I’ve been totally getting my bake on lately, and it has been BRILLIANT. (And delicious!)
Cooking: Not tonight! I’m heading off to my grandmother’s for roasted salmon, fiddle-dee-dee! Drinking: Raspberry cordial and diet lemonade with about 1,2636363636 ice cubes in it.
Reading: Zip. Zilch. And to be honest, having JUST (finally) completed my first year as a university student, I intend to keep it that way; I’ve had more than my fair share of reading material this semester, and am so happy to not have to have my head buried in textbooks for a while!
In even the crummiest of situations, there’s usually a silver lining. Sometimes we might have to dig deep (like, Pacific Ocean-deep!) to find it, while others it might be as simple as taking a breath, inspecting the above image (isn’t it excellent?!), and thinking about what good fortune our “problems” might be masquerading as. Continue reading
Italy is made stunning not only by its exquisite capital cities, rich history, delectable cuisines, cultures and traditions, but its jaw-droppingly luscious countryside. (Just look at that greenery, would you?!) Continue reading
Few things are better than blaring your favourite beats in the comfort of your home, but singing, sashaying away to, and getting up close and personal to the act of your dreams at a concert is definitely one of them! Although 2015 is quickly drawing to a close (crazy, hey? Weren’t we just belting out Auld Lang Syne yesterday?!), ticking “attend a live gig” off the year’s bucket list is still entirely possible, with some of the world’s most popular soul and rock and roll performers scheduled to hit New Zealand before December 31 descends upon us again. Let’s have a gander at who’s on the set list, shall we?! Continue reading
With their cameras that just about rival any professional photographer’s, sophisticated communication options (iMessage and FaceTime, I love you!), and amazing ability to stream music, it seems that the only thing our beloved iPhones can’t do is bring us our morning coffee and butter our toast. (No doubt that they’re working on this for the next release, though!) Our devices also enable us to access an impressive range of apps, helping us to keep on top of our careers, stay in touch with our nearest and dearest, and even win the odd bit of extra cash (woohoo!). From a mobile entertainment website to an INSANELY clever scanning tool, here’s 5 of the best apps in 2015; all smart, all slick, and absolutely time-saving! Continue reading