Ironing can be avoided sometimes.

  Here is a simple idea to avoid ironing the school dresses (uniforms) and shirts. Hang them directly onto coat hangers. The sun and wind irons out the creases for you while they flap around on the clothes line.       No ironing required; providing someone takes them off the line neatly and hangs them straight…

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Hang Out Time

Hanging washing would have to be one of my favourite chores in this busy household. Perhaps some of you must be thinking WHAT, HAS SHE GONE MAD?   No, I haven’t (not quite); however I am not talking about the amount of washing which piles up day after day, day in and day out; I am talking…

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Shopping Lists

Grocery shopping would have to be one of things regardless of family size that EVERYONE must do. Here is No Excuses shopping list (A4 sized):   Starting with the left hand side, (two columns on the left) FRUIT & VEG, COSTCO, BAKERY/BUTCHER & DOMINANT CLEANING PRODUCTS.      FRUIT & VEG When I purchase fruit & veg, it…

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TUPPERWARE JEL RING PIZZAS

There are no rules as to what you can be put onto a pizza, all it requires is the dough and your creativity.  Below are the steps of how to assemble a pizza in the Tupperware Jel Ring. Firstly make up a batch of pizza dough either in a bread machine (recipe here) or by hand. Use a rolling pin…

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MOUSSAKA

 MAIN INGREDIENTS: 500g Mince  lamb/beef 2-3 tblps Olive Oil 2 Large onions 2 Garlic cloves – crushed Fresh herbs – parsley, oregano, rosemary etc   2-3 Large Egg Plant 100ml Red or White Wine 2 tblps Tomato Puree 1 tblps Ground Cinnamon Salt and Pepper     1.         Slice Egg Plants, pack…

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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…

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EASY BEEF GOULASH

This simple meal below was made in the slow cooker / crockpot. You can also add any other vegetables you have in the fridge as well such as eggplant, bok choy, spinach etc.

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Mum is everyone’s personal secretary; but never her own!

Organising the family along with ones individual tasks, activities, jobs, chores, outings, sport days, excursions, swimming lessons, football/soccer/netball training, appointments to the dentist, hairdresser, doctor, optometrist etc is something the mother often does.  It is almost like running a business and being the personal secretary for the children (and the husband). Categorising events, making lists,…

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Feeling amazing and so much better…

It’s been almost 4 months since my Hysterectomy operation back in April 2015 and I thought I would write a follow up post (from this previous one), on how things have been going.   Firstly let me just say, I FEEL AMAZING and without the proper rest and care I took during my recovery period, I probably wouldn’t feel as well as…

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