6 Best Easy Salad Recipes

  find my easy radish salad here G’day, just popping in with a few of my best recipes for salads if you are stuck for Christmas and beginning to panic a little bit…ahem I know that feeling! Trust me, if there is one thing I know how to do, it’s cheat at entertaining…I love me [...]

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Special Beach Cottage Christmas Rituals

  Good morning ladies, how are we all, are we feeling super Christmassy?  Well I can tell you that I am, things are slowly but surely being ticked off my list and I’m getting into the rituals and nice things of this silly and crazy but nice festive season…I’m far from perfectly organised though, I [...]

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Christmas Beach

A weekend before Christmas.  Sleeping under the stars.  Big blue Australian sky.  Sand dunes.  Cloud art.  Sunshine.  Sea air.  Life. The reasons I love this Lucky Country and still get those moments in my head where I stop and say **** me I actually live here. xo

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Love Your Christmas Home Day 18

  G’day, well here for Love Your Christmas Home 18 today and getting some baking and Christmas cookies done and dusted…I absolutely LOVE the idea of baking special things at Christmas and it has become a tradition in this old cottage for sure…there are a few problems for me, one I’m baking challenged and two [...]

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Weekend Updates


When it rains it pours and this weekend was exactly that!  Friday I received a call from school stating Enzo had a fever.  I picked up the kids and off to the Doctor we went.  They swabbed him for the flu and strep and both were negative.  They concluded that he had bronchitis and would need 10 days of antibiotics.  Friday night he was up off and on all night due to the fever spiking and him not feeling well.  His fever continued until Sunday afternoon.  

Saturday evening my parents kept the kids overnight as Brian and I had his work Christmas party.  We had a great time at the party but little did we know while we were at the party there was a tornado in our city and the path of the tornado was eerily close to us.  Luckily we suffered no damage.

Sunday we picked the kids up from my parent’s house then headed home.  Once home both kids seemed fine and we spent the afternoon outside playing.  Around dinnertime Addison started to say she wasn’t feeling well.  I checked her temperature and she had a fever.  We gave her some ibuprofen and off to bed she went. 
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The toddler bed that neither child uses got lots of use this weekend.  We decided to move it into our bedroom so we could monitor the kids while they were sick.  Enzo used it Friday evening, then Sunday night Addison slept there and was up every 2 hours vomiting.  I was convinced it was the flu as she had chills and a high fever.

I took her to the Doctor this morning and she threw up twice in the waiting area then three times in the exam room.  We ended up staying there for a little over two hours.  The Doctor swabbed her for the flu but it was negative.  Then she looked at her throat (back story – she just ended antibiotic a week ago for strep) and her tonsils were bloody, swollen and have an ulcer on them.  The Doctor was concerned about dehydration from her vomiting over 10 times in the last 12 hours so they gave her some liquid Zofran…she threw it up within seconds.  The Doctor then called the Senior Doctor at their other location to consult about next steps.  They decided to give her an injection of Zofran and if she throws up within 2 hours of the injection that we are to go to the hospital.  She slept almost the entire time we were there.  We waited in the exam room for 45 minutes after the shot to ensure she wouldn’t be sick again.  They gave her some Motrin since she’s had a fever for over 12 hours that was untreated due to the fact that she wouldn’t keep anything down. 

The conclusion is that they believe her strep is back and the first round of antibiotics didn’t work.  They didn’t swab her for strep since her tonsils were bloody and she has an ulcer on them.  They said they would give her antibiotics either way so they didn’t want to irritate her throat even more.  We are to take her back tomorrow morning for a re-evaluation to determine if it is strep or adenovirus.  They want to ensure her condition doesn’t worsen and they also want to monitor the swelling and size of the ulcer on her tonsils.  I’m certain 2014 will be the year she will have her tonsils removed.  As much as we don’t want her to undergo surgery, it’s so heartbreaking to see her so sick.  She’s been lethargic and pale…our poor baby!  
The Motrin finally kicked in from the Doctor’s office so she’s napping peacefully now.  Praying she gets well soon!


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Top 3 super easy Christmas dessert recipes

    Hellooo, just a quickie from me and a few easy Christmas recipes. OK, so no doubt you are getting busy, I know I am, in Australia it’s not only Christmas and all that comes with the silly season, it’s also the end of school year, hey ho the first year I experienced an [...]

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Love Your Christmas Home Stove-top Christmas Fragrance Pot-Pourri

Helllooo, how the devil are you, we’re all about layering our home with Christmas scent today and I’ve been making DIY stove-top Christmas fragrance, if you wanted a festive pot-pourri recipe to fill your home with holiday spirit and Christmas love, guess what, I’m you girl. Man, I don’t know about you but I am [...]

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Love Your Christmas Home Day 14

  Morning from a very warm Sydney, yesterday was a scorcher here and hotting up again today…so today we are getting pretty for Love Your Christmas Home…foofing and prettying up Christmas, my old cottage has a coastal vintage Christmas decorating twist. The last few days have been busy here, I don’t know about you but [...]

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Love Your Christmas Home Day 15 The Festive Table

Good moaning from Sydney, we are doing holiday tablescapes today, yup the dressing up of festive season tables and  how to dress your Christmas table without any stress. Now I love myself some foofing and tablescaping with a table or six, indeed I have turned it into a sport, much better than throwing oneself around [...]

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