Friday, 28 June 2013

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by!

I just wanted to let you know that My Jewellery Box can now be found at

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A Grocery Run That Requires No Running Around!

Need a break from running all over town to do your grocery shopping? Sick of fighting with your grocery trolley that just won't travel in the direction you want it to go.  Well I may have just found a solution. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Mustard & White Wine Roast Beef in the Slow Cooker

This was the first meal I cooked using my new slow cooker and it turned out delicious! Before serving this up I added some gravy mix to the juice and poured it over the meat and it tasted simply yummy! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Exercise! Making The Decision To Just Do It!

It has been a while since I posted, From Flab to Fab in Just 10 Hours, 2 Days, 2 Weeks, 2 Months, GET REAL!!! and since then I had a baby followed by suffering from severe and troublesome back pain which hindered my efforts of getting back into the swing of exercise.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Cow Pats and Open Windows

It was a beautiful afternoon, the weather was perfect! Sun shining, slight breeze. Perfect you would think for opening the car window.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Mint Drop Necklace

A Hint of Mint

A delicious drop of pure emerald green sparkles from the length of a 44.5cm oval link chain. The stunning crystal-cut glass pendant is beautifully accented with 19 sparkling white crystal stones. A generous bale on the pendant makes it a perfect match for any of your favourite EMMAPAGE chains. Timeless and elegant.

Tiers of Joy Bracelet

Shape Yourself Fabulous.

Geometry is the new black this year and catwalks across the globe have showcased strong geometric designs for 2013. Get the look for yourself with this fabulous bracelet. There are 16 stations featuring bold squares, diamonds, rectangles and triangular shapes while 60 tiny Czech crystal stones add just the right amount of bling. This piece guarantees you can be bang on trend with any outfit.

Candy Hearts Necklace

Love and Joy

A little bit of love goes a long way, especially when it is featured on a necklace as cute as this. This 45cm princess length necklace features a delightful array of 7 solid heart shaped charms, secured with a lobster clasp. A 9cm extender ensures this piece can be adjusted to suit any neckline.


Sugar Love Earings

Have A Heart
Textured hoop earrings are trending and one look at this divine set will tell you why! These eye-catching stunners feature an array of five hearts, each with its own unique design. Stylish textures meet with Czech crystal stones to create a look that is as unique as it is sweet. Pin-catch closures ensure a secure and comfortable fit you'll just love.

Sugar & Spice Necklace

All Things Nice

Delight yourself with a cascade of colour! This exquisite epoxy pendant features a remarkable cap studded with marquis-cut smoky topaz and coloured crystal cut stones. The 81cm opera length chain has a 9cm extender and is secured with a lobster clasp. This truly distinct piece will definitely add all things nice to your collection.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Its a Bird, Its a Plane, No! It's a Parrot! A Parrot?

So my husband has a new hobby!
You know I think this is great as I truly believe everyone needs a hobby. I bought my husband a spy helicopter for Christmas and as much as he loved it, he just had to go one better, a few hundred dollars better.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Keeping Those Pantry Thieves Away

Is it just me, or does anyone else suffer from a pantry thief? I think mine are aged about 6, 9, & 12 and can smell a box of snacks a mile away. They are not bothered about the box being closed, will break into it anyway they can, exits the pantry with guilty looks on their faces, crumbs on their lips and the quick "I didn't do it" reply when questioned about who ate the snacks.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Too Easy One Bowl Zucchini Slice

This zucchini slice is so easy, it would be a great recipe for the kids to make.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Dutch Chicken Croquettes

This is a traditional Dutch recipe that my mother gave to me. She would make these only for special occasions, like Christmas or Birthday's!

They are certainly a special treat, especially because the making of them is quite a bit involved but definitely worth all the effort in the end.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

When Sorting Cupboards Creates Useful Spaces

After collecting all the shoes in the house from my kids, refer to blog post Drowning in a Sea of Shoes, I had to think of a solution on where and how I would store them.

 I had previously lined them up in their wardrobes so they would be easily accessible. But as the amount of shoes grew and the house was filled with more feet, I had started to store them in containers. This however was not a great solution as soon the container would become a huge box. Then no one could ever find a shoe to wear or a matching pair.  This was no good for when we were in a hurry and as always kids leave it to the last minute to search for their shoes.

Four Years on - Remembering Black Saturday

This picture was taken by my husband and used by the local paper 

The fire season is well and truly upon us, and this is only at the beginning of it really. February can be the worst time of year for fires in our area but we should always be prepared. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Lumpia - Filipino Spring Rolls

Said (Loum-pia), this is a  Filipino spring roll. 
Taught to me by my mother in-law, this recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect for any party or celebration. They tend to disappear faster than they are served, and they go perfectly with some sweet chilly dipping sauce.

Friday, 4 January 2013


This is a Dutch delicacy that my mum would make, just like her mum did. Every Christmas as a part of our celebration feast the little bacon wrapped sausage/meatball would be the first to be devoured. It would not have been Christmas without them and now I am going to share this special recipe with you so you can enjoy the flavour of Europe also. They would definitely be a hit on the BBQ and everyone will be calling out for more.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Fraises à la Crème Sucrée (Strawberries & Sweet Cream)

Everyone loves strawberries and cream, well this is like strawberries and cream with a touch of class. A little bit of sweetness with a beautiful flavour of strawberries. This will sure be a crowd pleaser at any large gathering. No one will be able to resist the temptation of a second helping. So easy to make and so irresistible!

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