We have Rachel over from Our Town Brisbane + FREE Printable Holiday Calendar

Banner-OurTown-sunset-light2We are so excited to be hanging out with Rachel from Our Town Brisbane this month.

Brisbane is our home town as well, and there is always something going on. We just don’t always know about the somethings. That’s where Rachel’s blog comes in. It’s a fantastic way for anyone living in or visiting Brisbane to keep their finger on the pulse of this vibrant city. And coming into Christmas and school holidays, we thought it was the perfect time to collaborate on how to keep yourself, and your kids, entertained.  Read more

December – reflecting on the year that was

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I was talking to my hubby on FaceTime last week and I ended up getting a bit emotional and saying, “I just don’t know if I have the energy for Christmas. I am just so tired.”

It is December. Another year has passed. The pressure of Christmas and New Year is upon us – presents, catching up with family and friends, over eating, over drinking, back-to-back social events, busy, busy, busy…. To be honest I don’t have it in me this year and here is why:

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Christmas Tree OCD: A confession

I suffer from an affliction this time of year. I know I am not the only one: Christmas Tree OCD.

Before the kids, the tree was always themed. Silver and blue one year. Red and gold another. I spent a great deal of time ensuring that the baubles were spaced evenly. That the gaps were filled. If the Christmas tree lights had a section that didn’t work, I would painstaking test each bulb. Tinsel of different lengths and density belonged in different  sections. There was a specific order in which the decorations were to be hung.  Read more