8 Things I’m Looking Forward To Doing In New York City ♥

centralparknewyorkSomebody pinch me, because I can hardly believe it: we’re going to be in New York City in 126 days!

I’ve booked our return flights (with a quick stopover in Singapore, because a) we’re flying with Singapore Airlines, who don’t charge you any extra pennies to add a couple of nights in their fine city to your itinerary; and b) why the heck not?! We only live once!), I’ve organised our accommodation, and now I’m getting to the REALLY juicy stuff: planning what we’re going to do once we’re in The Big Apple! Continue reading

Sponsored Post: Must-Have Accessories This Winter ♥

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Along with another season comes the chance to amp up your wardrobe with all kinds of new goodies. Since winter has just arrived, there are plenty of items I have on my lust list to add to my wardrobe. More specifically speaking, I have my eye on accessories. Continue reading

10 Things I Did In 2015 ♥


And so, it’s here… ANOTHER YEAR! Seemingly overnight, October-November-December became January, and then January became February, so before June becomes July-August-September (and you know it will!), I thought I’d press ‘pause’ on 2016, and remember the eventful twelve months that was 2015… Continue reading

We’re Off To New York City! ♥


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

6 Of The Craziest Things I’ve Done To Save Money ♥

6 Of The Craziest Things I've Done To Save Money ♥

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

No Matter What You Do In Life, There’s One Thing That’s Certain: People Are Always Going To Say Something ♥

I wouldn’t normally repost something in its entirety, but this was too terrific (and TRUE) not to share…!


If you get pregnant at 20, people say: “She’s too young to have a baby”.

If you get pregnant at 35: “She’s risking her baby’s health!” Continue reading

Lipidol’s ‘Overnight Face Oil’ Review ♥

Lipidol Overnight Face OilFinding 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

Taking Stock ♥


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!
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Viewing “Problems” In A New Light ♥

UntitledIn 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

Taking Stock ♥

Oh, hi! Jeez, it’s been a while (or at least, it feels like forever!) since we’ve spoken, hasn’t it?! Pull up a chair and tell me about your September, and I’ll fill you in with mine through another edition of ‘Taking Stock‘!

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