Posts by Lisa@NoExcuses

“Your mother sent us a pram”?

Just recently, hubby and my 16yr old daughter flew up to Sydney to my parents and then drove home the following day with my mothers second hand car.  Or course, no visit to my parents is without a car load full of goodies being sent home to the grand children or myself. My hubby however, was […]

Make you own REAL YOGHURT

With 9 people in the house, yoghurt never lasts in the No Excuses household and one tub can be devoured instantly.    However did you know it is SO EASY to make your own yogurt at home using the EasiYo yogurt maker?   The new EasiYo yogurt maker has a stylish retro red finish and delivers greater functionality. […]




Out of sight, out of mind…

Messy bedrooms happen often in any sized family (even the parents rooms can get into a state of clutter and chaos); yet there is always one particular person in every family that can not get organised.   No amount of encouragement, advice or help does any good, they never seem to see the light at […]

“Soap on a rope” hanging scrubber

My girls are off to a Summer camp next week and packing the toiletries including the shower essentials are VERY important; inside their toilet/bathroom bags, they have their shampoo, tooth paste and brush, deodorants, hair brushes etc…but I didn’t have enough plastic soap holders/boxes to go around.  So after finding something on Pinterest and being inspired by this post, I […]

Bye to misery; hello to life & recovery

The reason for my hysterectomy operation is due to many years of suffering each month which I thought it was “normal”; after all I have had seven children, however the last 6 months really took its toll and as of January 2015 it was time to say “bye misery and hello life”.   My increased fitness has indeed helped […]

POCKETS OF FUN – easy storage project

I made 3 of these; they are great for storing underwear, socks, hair accessories and much more.

They say…life begins at 40….

Is it because the baby years are over, the toddler years have passed and the teen years are upon us? Perhaps it’s because life is a little easier, we are less foolish, a lot wiser or little seems to worry us. Whatever it may be; since turning 40 back in January 2015, my life is about to begin in more ways than one.  […]


Quick & easy sink cleaning

Large family kitchens, food preparation and sink areas do get a good work out.  Sinks in particular are always full or in constant use and yes get VERY dirty frequently. Here is a simple and quick way to clean and also disinfect those sinks (without having to wait over hour or more to do the […]


There is no rules as to what ingredients should go on a pizza, even left overs from the night before can be put on a pizza including stir-fries, casseroles or stews.  Baked potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin sliced are also great pizza toppings. As for the cheese, there is Mozzarella, however it is a little expensive.  So I sometimes use tasty cheese and slice […]

No Excuses ~ Top 5 Small Kitchen Appliances

We live in a age where small kitchen appliances are a must and most families have a variety of these to help with food preparation in the kitchen; however, have you actually gone through your cupboards and worked out what is used more often than others?   What is your favourite small appliance?  Do you have some you never […]

Meal Planning for any sized family

Cooking for a large family can seem daunting and at times overwhelming. As a wife and/or mother, the day to day chores, errands and appointments can become monotonously boring which can make us unmotivated and even fed up with cooking. However, if you plan your day along the meals for either the week or a month ~ […]


200ml water 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 teaspoon of salt 2½ cups of plain flour 1¾ teaspoons Dry Yeast 1 tablespoon of dried basil or oregano (optional) SETTING: Dough (Pizza)

Easy to reach mobile phone charger

Here is a simple idea for those mobile phone charger cords!  Never bend over the side of the bed to reach for them again. Make an easy elastic strap that can tie around anything. All you need is:

Tears of joy and excitement over a pair of….

Words can’t truly express how I’m feeling, however I literally cried tears of joy and jumped up and down like an excited little girl.  You see I opened a special box that arrived in the post today, something that I have been hoping for, wanting and dreaming about for the past 3 years.  For some […]

No more mess underfoot while driving

You no longer have a baby in the house, nor need to use those baby nappy sacks (rubbish bags) any more?  Well guess what, here is a simple idea which may make you go out and buy some more again! Baby nappy sacks/bags are actually quite strong and can hold quite a bit (I managed […]

The next stage – teens driving me crazy!

For years I have been dealing with dirty nappies, crying babies and toddlers, the terrible two’s and troublesome three’s, night feeds and sleepless nights.   Then the school years began and life became more hectic with many appointments, including school excursions, sports carnivals, meetings, parent/teacher interviews, school concerts and rehearsals,  other sporting commitments along with after school training, swimming, music or […]


Porridge in the crock pot/slow cooker put on before bed and ready in the morning!

If only I had a safety pin….

You are not at home; your trousers or skirt has burst its zip or the elastic has gone. You have broken a nail, cut or jammed your finger or perhaps need to cut off a shopping tag or thread?   If only you had a safety pin, a pair of nail clippers, scissors or even […]


Married couples celebrating Valentines Day!……….Say What???

There are No Excuses for missing Valentines Day even if married and have been so for many years.  Upon discussing the very idea with my dear friend Pam who blogs at My Jewellery Box/Thyroid Living; she made a very important observation and has a guide for all those couples that may have been together for almost a lifetime. […]

Where are my keys?

Losing your keys would have to be one of the most annoying things to happen, especially when you need to be out the door in a flash or trying to get back inside in a hurry.   Throwing them inside your handbag is often a nightmare waiting to happen. For one thing they are never […]



  A café cake in the privacy of your home; so easy to make and delicious too!

One of the best inventions in the kitchen (apart from Coffee Machines)

Who remembers making popcorn as a child (I know that was a long time ago for me).  Mum would pour a great deal of oil in the base of a saucepan, pre heat it, then pour in the popcorn kernels.  On went the lid and we would stand around patiently waiting for the popping sound.


Tinsel Advent Calendar

 I can not take credit for this idea as my children received these as a gift.  However they are hand made and such a great and easy idea!


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