Just Ace: Fairtrade Chocolate, Christmas, Shithead Comments, and My Kids Trying to Strangle Each Other


With apologies to Grinspoon... October went by so damn fast, I got whiplash. How is it nearly November? What even happened? While I've no idea what's gone on, I do know there was awesome things in it. October, you pretty good. I am addicted to Costco chocolate chips. I read this post at The Art of Simple, and I KNOW I should buy fair-trade, … [Read more...]

What I Buy at Costco


I make no secret of my love for Costco. I mean seriously - a 2 kilo jar of jalapenos, what's not to love?! I'm often asked what I get when I go there, so I thought I'd write a little list of what I buy at Costco, and what I hear other people get that sounds pretty good! It's so cheap, I feel weird buying the same thing at a regular store when I … [Read more...]

Life at Mine


This is how I blog. Eventually the neighbours will get used to my weird taking-photos-of-my-food shenanigans (I hope), but there will never be anything more interesting to my kids than their mother climbing on the furniture. Smalls calls out "cawful, mum! cawful!" and I'm like "I'll be careful mate, thanks". Then I die of the … [Read more...]

5 Pinterest Things You Can Do Right Now

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Pinterest gets a bit of a bad rap for having content so unattainable and perfect that regular mums just don't want to have anything to do with it. It hasn't really been the case for me (Slacker Mom Syndrome is killer) but I have found it so dang useful that I'm on it nearly ever day. Dinner? Sorted. Kid's Activities? Sorted. Place to bookmark that … [Read more...]

That time I wrote a confession a day for 31 days

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This time last year, I was well underway with a writing challenge. Myquillyn of Nesting Place had a thing where you wrote every day for 31 Days in October , about one topic. I mixed that up with 50 writing prompts from Fat Mum Slim and came up with a confession a day. Y'all, I will never write every single day for 31 days ever again. But it … [Read more...]

Skeletons in My Closet


"I got some skeletons in my closet, and I don't know if no-one knows it" - Eminem, Cleaning out my Closet Because where would we be without a rap quote on Veggie Mama, right? So I've been tagged by Sonia to spill five skeletons in my closet on this here blog, which sounds like fun, but my skeletons are staying put. Your eyes would bleed if you … [Read more...]