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Recommendation: Flight of the Conchords – Charity Song

The first time I was introduced to Flights of the Conchords – I was taken aback because….well, let’s just say they don’t beat around the bush. However, since that time, they have very much grown on me….

This clip is very long but trust me – stick it out! It is awfully cute and one of the best videos I’ve seen on youtube for quite awhile (PS this was released some time ago, but something reminded me of this today!)

Best Of Guide: Clothing – Basics

The best (clothing) investment that a girl can make is to purchase good quality staples.  A simple white tee with a statement necklace teamed with boyfriend jeans shouts weekend outfit.

Recently, I was delighted to discover the Coles Mix Apparel.  The cut is perfect, they withstands more than a few washes and is very affordable.  I’ve been wearing the basic crew neck long sleeves top non-stop!  I’ve tried layering it under a vest (for the I’m walking my dog look), with a cosy scarf and jeans (for the I’m meeting my friends look) and even with my leggings to my Pilates classes (for the gym look)

I’m loving this supermarket revolution- go Coles!

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Photos from:  Mix Apparel

The Best of Guide: Hot Chips

My first part time job was at a local fish and chips shop.  I acquired a lot of life skills during my time there- one of which was how to make minimum chips to perfection.  This piece of (useless) information was intended to persuade you to arrive at the conclusion that I am well qualified to judge what constitutes good chips.  Anyway, without further ado – recently I was pleasantly surprised by the hot chips offering available at Grilled!  Rosemary and sea salt – an unusual combination which completely works!

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I’m Engaged!

I have some exciting and personal news to share.  As of three Fridays ago, I’m engaged!  The proposal ties perfectly into our story.  Having had our first date at a museum, my fiance ingeniously co-opted another museum to put the ring inside one of the exhibits when we visited one year later.  But what matters more to me than the personal proposal and the beautiful ring is that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.  I love that he is brutally honest about instances when I’m wrong……he is quick to listen and slow to become angry, he makes my heart beat really really fast and he makes me laugh!

What makes this engagement even more surreal is that two birthdays ago, I was sitting down…dreaming about my future and planning a life for myself (complete with Beyonce’s single lady as the doorbell tune)  – intentionally deciding to be content in my singleness, to give my time to worthy causes and to be generous with the resources I have been blessed with.  In hindsight I realised that season of singleness was a massive season for growth.  Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs (figuratively) to find yourself and your prince!

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Travel Guide

Here is another idea which I am starting (and which I will hopefully finish):  travel guides.  The idea is that there will be a one page travel guide for each destination sprouting off from the ‘pages’ section.  The key is that it will be short (if you wanted to read a whole book on it, you’d buy one).  It won’t give you details of hows and whats or whys (cause I believe you are clever enough to google that yourself).  It will give you a short run-down of the most enjoyable moments in each destination, as subjectively experienced by me.  Further descriptions of what is mentioned on these pages (if any) will be hyperlinked to a blog post (if I think it’s worthwhile).  

First off the block:  Singapore

The Best of Guide: Stain Remover for Clothes

Life hacks are great.  You feel like you’re powering up in life.  I’ve decided to do a new ‘Best of’ Guide – best product in each category.  Totally biased and totally location specific to Melbourne (although products may be found in other countries).  First off the bat here…..

Best Stain Remover for Clothes:  SARD Wonder Stick

I’m a fairly messy eater and I wear a lot of white clothes……Particularly when I eat dumplings, I will inevitably splatter a few drops of soy sauce and vinegar onto the brand new white dress that I had saved up for.

SARD wonder stick (for want of a better phrase), does wonders.  It’s like a large glue stick and you just roll it over the stain and leave it there for awhile before chucking it in the wash.  It treats stains that have been there for up to seven days and is uber easy to use.

Now to be fair, I can’t call something the Best when I haven’t tried any other type of wonder stick…AND I don’t know if it works for really stubborn stains (like a massive blob of tomato sauce or something).  But for the types of stains I commonly encounter, this does the trick.

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Christmas feels too far away. This song perfectly captures the vibe of the season and makes it seem that much closer 🙂 The animation is seriously beautiful…..enjoy x