Monday, 16 December 2013

HSW giveaway Winner!

Hi Lovelies!

I'm so excited to announce the winner of my Howard's Storage World $50 gift card ....

Kirsten W


I've sent Kirsten's prize off to her today. Hope you enjoy picking out some goodies from HSW :)

Love xx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Organising your fur babies

I am always trying to be organised with my pet food. I feed my cats & dog fresh beef, chicken and mince. And because they don't all eat the same thing, I buy in bulk, portion and freeze their dinners.

I used to use Ziploc bags to do this, but I thought there had to be a cheaper way. It seemed such a waste to me to use a nice ziploc bag for something that is just going to be thrown away (I know, I know, isn't that the point you say?).

I stumbled upon the idea of using left over bread and those thin plastic bags you get from the supermarket to put your veggies in to freeze the pet food. After some trial and error I found that it worked best if double bagged the food, so that when it was defrosting, blood didn't get everywhere.

I ordered these cute labels from where I waited for a special offer where I ordered both sets of 140 labels for free, and just paid for the slowest shipping ($4.95). I always find if I choose the slowest shipping my items come quite quickly anyhow. I've probably had them for about a week, and I think when I ordered them the estimated arrival date was the 16th December.

Check them out and see what you think! I now just stick one of these labels on the pet food bagged up and I'm good to go! I also think they are really cute!!

One for Oscar and one for Ellie!

These were so easy to make and customise. I just love them and I'm so happy with the results!

What do you think? How do you organise you fur babies' food? Let me know below!

Love xx

Friday, 29 November 2013

Shift it to the Thrift Shop #2

Its Saturday morning, and there is nothing like the feeling of de-cluttering!
I've got some more not so treasured items to take to my local second hand clothing bin.

I must stress again, please don't take them things that are broken, dirty or rubbish. It costs the charity money to dispose of your items. They need good quality sellable items!

Here's what I'm donating today!

Three brand new room fragrance sprays from Crabtree and Evelyn (I bought them to try, but room sprays are just not for me!) and a charm bracelet which I think was from Target (I thought it was really cute - and it is, but I just haven't worn it).

Coffee that came in a get well hamper. I don't drink coffee, so off it goes.

A Black Books bar set, which I won years ago and has been sitting on my bar are, never used. Time to move on!

Another room fragrance spray that I bought after Christmas last year. Seeing as its coming up to the next Christmas and I still haven't used it, time to find a new home!

I'm really sorry to throw these out. I paid $112.50 on sale for these new joggers a few weeks ago. I have tried to wear them, but they have a synthetic lining and make my feet scream. They feel so hot on. I just know I can't and won't wear them, so they need to go!

Have you been inspired to do some purging? I hope so! Comment below and tell me what you've donated lately! 

Love xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Meal organisation

Good morning!

I have a confession to make. I don't always stick to my meal planner. I know...shocking! I shop using Woolworths Online, so I usually get my groceries delivered on a Sunday morning. Sometimes they get it right and sometimes they get it wrong, but so far, so good! I plan and order my shop on Friday afternoons or in the wee hours of Saturday mornings. 

I use a meal planner that sticks to the fridge from Target - It was around $15 or $20. I can't remember exactly. I used to write really elaborate meal plans with me cooking from scratch every night. It just doesn't work. I need a few simple meals that I take out of the fridge & cook (like 'Steak and salad or Chicken Schnitzel & salad). 

 When I am working (I work part time and casually) I cannot face making a meal at the end of the day, all I want to do is veg out on the couch!

I love how there is space down the bottom for 'shopping list' items and the powerful magnets make sure it doesn't move. I find that the meal planning helps with waste. When I don't plan I throw out a lot of food. I know there are things in the fridge, but I'm not exactly sure how they fit together.

This planner has been working well for me. Each week I just tear off a new sheet. It always looks nice and I can see at a glance what we are eating for the week. I plan on sharing this every week!

What do you use for your meal planning? Let me know below!

Love xx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Win a $50 Howard's Storage World Gift Voucher!

Hey hey!

After being just SOOOO excited by my HSW catalogue today, I've decided to hold a competition.

You can win a $50 HSW voucher, all you have to do is comment below your favourite organising tip!

This competition is no way sponsored by Howard's Storage World, I'm just a fan :)

I will contact the winner within 24 hours of the closing date and you must be over 18 and an Australian resident to win!

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Chux Magic Wand - Review

Hi di hi!

This past week Woolworths had the new and improved (their words not mine) Chux Magic Wands on sale - half price or maybe better than half price, I can't remember. Because I shop online, the online original price is slightly higher, so better than half price.

I don't know when the sale ends, maybe today? I bought two and took them out of the packaging immediately (as it was our recycling week and I wanted to get as much out of the house as possible!).

I used the Chux wand on my sink. Its a white ceramic sink and it gets really dirty, in-fact even though I scrub and scrub, I can't get it back to the original white colour. Hopefully early next year I'm getting my kitchen renovated so it will be sayonara sink! Anyways, I love cleaning, but I don't love getting cleaning products on my hands, I usually wear gloves. I really loved the larger surface area of this scrubber. It was very sturdy and did a very good job on my yucky sink.  

As you can see I've upgraded my scrubber from the blue one! Flash! So I poured Jif cream over my sink, let it sit for a while then went to town using the Chux scrubber. It did a very good job. I filled the container with water to help wash the Jif away as I scrubbed, then rinsed the whole sink thoroughly with water. Voila! Now my sink is nice and clean. I also read that you can buy different cleaning pads/heads, I'll def be giving a try. I do love a new or improved product!

Have you tried the new Chux scrubber? (Please note these opinions are my own and I paid for both my Chux scrubbers myself).

Love xx

New Howard's Storage World catalogue out now - Beyond excited!


It really says something about you when the arrival of your latest Howard's Storage World email sends you into a spin AND that the arrival of a new catalogue makes you feel the need to text people the web address.

Ok, so I've finally calmed down and had a good look through, there are a few things I'd like to get. Namely the nail polish shelf, which I'm going to put in my bedroom and some bathroom accessories. Take a look, I wonder if you're as excited about this as I am???

Love xx