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{GIVEAWAY} Kasey Chambers New Album – Bittersweet Pack and more

The music of Kasey Chambers nowadays feels almost as intrinsic to this country as vegemite and Australia will be happy to know that on August 29, the singer, songwriter and storyteller will release her tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet. Produced by American Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Powderfinger, The Living End) at Studios […]

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  • Sharnee Snowden

    Nothing could be more bittersweet then being married and having your most cherished people there to witness the occasionReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Leaving a relationship after many years………………….
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  • Jo Thorp

    The day my husband & I drove our son to University to set up his dorm room – so proud yet so sad!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Curnow

    The day that we had an IVF transfer in the city & my mum rang from the country to say our family cat had to be put down. I had happy tears & sad tears. And this attempt, after 4 failed ones, finally worked & we have a precious 7 year old as a result. ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    My mum left us 4 kids and my dad when we were quite young, now my siblings and I are starting our very own families with promises to never let that happen to them ReplyCancel

  • LJ Pozzebon

    After spending 3 weeks in hospital not know if you have cancer, relief to find out it’s only MS & can be managed. 12yrs on living happily with my family.ReplyCancel

  • Alex

    I’d love the kasey chambers cdReplyCancel

  • Maya

    My most bittersweet moment was when my mum finally passed away. She was no suffering or in pain, but it also meant I could never hold her or kiss her ever again. :( ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Groves

    My bittersweet moment is a recurring one! You see our family is a FIFO (fly-in, fly-out) family. So every fortnight we kiss hubby/Dad goodbye (the bitter part) as he flys from one side of the country to the other to work in the hot, dusty red dirt of the iron ore mines in Western Australia. The sweet part is the excitement and anticipation of him arriving home to be with us physically again. The other sweet part is the dreams that we are living out and achieving for our little family and the time we have together with this lifestyle that we have chosen.ReplyCancel

  • Trudy George

    When I moved away from all my family and friends. Although in still far from them, I have so many beautiful friends here in Melbourne.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    My most bitter sweet moment is having cleaned the house all day and it’s looking great ….. THEN the kids walk in the door from school. Bye bye tidy house lol
    Ps …… I LOVE CaseyReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    A bit like painting the harbour bridge. When you finally finish a task and then realise you have to start that task (or similar) all over againReplyCancel

  • Christine Mc

    After 22 years as Paramedic I became a stay at home mum to 4 beautiful girls. My husband is FIFO, 3 weeks away 1 week home. It is sad when he leaves but he gets THE BEST cuddles when home. Also his mother lives with us which is bitter because she comments on all my housekeeping skills to family and loves to ridicule but sweet because she is mostly sweet to the girls and they get heaps of time with their grandmother.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Sullivan

    My most bittersweet moment was when I was holding my last baby. She was born at 32 weeks, holding her and knowing she was ok after what had seemed an eternity of uncertainty, she was perfect! But it was bitter at the same time because she was whisked away so quickly into the humidicrib and all I wanted to do was hold her and take her home. Its one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! But now she is a happy 7 year old that drives me crazy and I wouldn’t have her any other way ????ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    My most memorable bittersweet moment was when I gave birth to my third son. I fell in love with him immediately, and showered him with kisses and cuddles, telling him just how much his mummy loved him. The bitter part is that he was born sleeping :’(ReplyCancel

  • Nikkie

    The birth of my first child. The joy I felt when she arrived so such sweet joy only to discover she wasn’t breathing so had to be rushed away to be resuscitated. Seeing her in the humidicrib but not being able to cuddle her continued my bittersweet moment.ReplyCancel

  • Georgina

    My most bitter sweet moment was finally learning on my wedding day that just cause someone is blood doesn’t make them family and my new husband telling them in no uncertain words that they are never allowed to hurt me or make me cry and his family closing ranks around me to protect me.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Sadly i had to find my pugalier Bessie a new home. Because of a,allergy and renting i couldn’t keep her. But she has a beautiful loving home nowReplyCancel

  • Joanne Alphey

    Holding my dads hand when he passed away is my most memorable bittersweet moment. It was the end of his pain and suffering, but also the beginning of learning to live life without him. There’s been plenty of bittersweet moments ever since.ReplyCancel

  • Tash

    My most bittersweet moment was when I got told I could no longer have any more children while in ICU but the one I just gave birth to was in NICU and he was in a stable condition after an emergency c-section 3 years ago. It hasn’t been easy but were both here so that’s all that matters!!!ReplyCancel

  • My bittersweet moment was when I saw one of my handmade designs published in a children’s magazine.ReplyCancel

  • When we moved to the city from a mining town. The move to the city brought us closer to family, but leaving the mining town after many years meant leaving good friends that had become like family.ReplyCancel

  • Tammie Fleming

    after years of hard work and setbacks with being a stay at home mum with a business.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    My bittersweet moment comes once a month…when I look at my lovely month-long saved up bank balance…then I start paying the bills! Hi-ho Hi-ho; it’s back to work I go! lolReplyCancel

  • Therese

    My children’s milestones for two reasons. As they pass each stage (newborn to toddler to child etc) they will never be at the stage they just grew out of again and I miss each stage when it changes (and perhaps didn’t value it as much as I should have)ReplyCancel

    • Alison

      When my first child was born, amazing to finally have a baby after so long, but bittersweet in that his two triplet siblings passed away during pregnancy.ReplyCancel

  • Ness

    Moving away from family; sweet in knowing we were removing our kids from a toxic environment, but bitter in realising will all that had past and us making the brake they would not grow up knowing their cousins. The really sweet bit, we have moved to a great community and they have more support and friends than everReplyCancel

  • Kylie Scales

    My bittersweet moment was the arrival of my daughter
    after my dad passed away. Dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer when I was 16 weeks pregnant. He was gone by the time I was 32 weeks pregnant. When my daughter was born, my sister was with me and the first thing I said when I held my daughter. ” She has dad’s hands”
    She also has his long eyelashes. She is now a gorgeous 12 year old.ReplyCancel

  • Irene Wilkinson

    I would love to give Kasey’s CD’s, to my dear friend who is very ill & simply adores Kasey.
    My bitter sweet moment was when after many years of ‘tracking down’ my father’s family in Poland, that I finally met them & felt so good to do so, just a pity my father had died 30 years before.ReplyCancel

  • Annie

    When you go to the lengths to retrieve your last borns cord blood (this is not an easy task living in Central Western Queensland) in the hope that it could one day save a siblings life, then find out that it’s not a match. On a more positive note, the sibling has thus far not had to use it.ReplyCancel

  • Alison

    When my first child was born, amazing to finally have a baby after so long, but bittersweet in that his two triplet siblings passed away during pregnancyReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Me & my daughter both love kasey, my bitter sweet moment is
    My daughter starting high school but knowing she is behind kids
    Her own age .ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Alex Johnson

    Deciding to be a stay at home momma of three amaze girls.. ReplyCancel

  • wendy fox

    My bittersweet moment was when my type 1 diabetic son received his insulin pump which gives him much more control and means he no longer needs to inject himself 42 times a week….but he will always be a diabetic with all the horrible parts of the disease…ReplyCancel

  • Helen Rodgers

    Starting a uni degree in my 50′s and having to leave half way through to care for my Mum. Bittersweet but a privilege.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    It would have to be when my father died. It was a blessing that he was finally at peace & the fact that I was there to say goodbye. He is missed every day.ReplyCancel

  • Shandelle wood

    The end of a block of chocolate – it was so good – but never lasts as long as you need!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Richards

    Calling my daughter every week and hearing her talk about her new job, her life and all the things she is preparing for the week ahead. She is so sensible and responsible and even though we live in different states, we are still as close as ever and I know I had something to do with the beautiful woman she is today.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry

    Kasey Chambers sucks the big one.
    Giving away her things because she can’t sell them she’s that shit.ReplyCancel

  • Warm bath, coffee and a whole packet of TIM TAMS,
    Then realizing how hard I have to work out the next day.ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    I have a bittersweet feeling every day at the moment watching my gorgeous baby boy growing up and knowing that he is our last baby and I won’t get to go through these precious moments ever again. Oh yeah and Kasey Chambers rocks!ReplyCancel

  • Richard K

    Being stuck in hospital for weeks, then only to have to return and be readmittedReplyCancel

  • Adrianne

    Sweet is the privilege to enjoy this Summer day with my children – beach, bush whatever I choose….
    Bittersweet is reading about a lady Sheree Mcleod and the journey she faces everyday in Hospital… her strength, pure honesty and candour is humbling and she DOESN’T get to choose what to do on this glorious day with her children….. incredible fight in this woman… Please send this CD to her to shorten those days:)ReplyCancel

An exciting step forward for The Organised Housewife

A few months ago my blog had a set back, on this day I realised a few things, whilst this blog is my full time job and is a business I wasn’t treating it like so which sadly saw some vulnerabilities.  I couldn’t keep up with emails and my ideas and plans for the blogs future […]

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  • Yvonne Bentley

    Hi Kat and Kate

    I often wondered how you cope with doing all you do and never seem to tire from it. I love all your hints, receipes, advice, and comments. It is great to have a reply especially as your blog has grown so much. Some days I am overwhelmed by all I have to do and feel physically drained. But you are my energiser bunny you keep on going, so it makes me want to keep going as well.

    Welcome Kate, looking forward to getting another perspective of things as well. Maybe you could be called K1 AND K2 lol.
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  • Lara B

    Kat you are truly an inspiration, how you can find positives in negatives. I am looking forward to seeing The Organised Housewife flourish and watching your dreams come true, good on you for hiring an assistant.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Naw thank you Lara, I am really excited for the future too.ReplyCancel

  • Justine

    Welcome Kate, yes that will be confusing! I always love reading The Organised Housewife so you have joined a create community hear.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      not sure how we are going to easily get around that confusion, but we will make an awesome team!ReplyCancel

  • Nice to ‘meet’ you Kate, and am very excited that you have the help you deserve Kat, here’s to the continual growth of The Organised Housewife! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Nice to meet you too, Emily! Exciting times ahead.:)ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    That is great news Katrina! Welcome Kate ????. So many great ideas on this blog. I went to Ikea for the first time yesterday and loved it. Your Kia bedroom makeover inspired me to start organising a better space for my family to play and relax. Thanks and thanks again ????ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Rebecca.:) Love ikea so much, could easily spend hours there!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Good for you that you’ve grown so big that you need to share the load. Well done & keep going as I’d be lost without reading this.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh thank you! Lovely comments. So excited for the future!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne B

    Hi Kat and Kate

    I often wondered how you cope with doing all you do and never seem to tire from it. I love all your hints, receipes, advice, and comments. It is great to have a reply especially as your blog has grown so much. Some days I am overwhelmed by all I have to do and feel physically drained. But you are my energiser bunny you keep on going, so it makes me want to keep going as well.

    Welcome Kate, looking forward to getting another perspective of things as well. Maybe you could be called K1 AND K2 lol.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Ooh thank you so much, Yvonne. It really does mean a lot!
    Hi Yvonne thank you for the lovely comment. I am so excited to be working along side Kat.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Banks-Kelly

    Thank you, love your enthusiasm & your great ideas. ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Parsons

    Thanks for all the helpful tips, Kat. I am no “spring chicken” but I love your daily tasks…. As we get older and the family leave home we sometimes find ourselves with way to much accumulated stuff. I am in the process of decluttering, and giving as much away to charity as I possibly can, in the meantime the daily tasks help to keep me on top of the ordinary housework, great reminders for the little things that we sometimes forget to do!! Welcome to your offsider Kate too. Keep up your great work you are truly appreciated. xxxReplyCancel

Weekend Catch Up #3

I’m having so much fun sharing these ‘Weekend Catch Up’ posts with you.  One of the readers last week so kindly commented that it was like she was catching up with a friend for coffee hearing about how my week has been.  Funnily enough I was replying to all the comments over my morning coffee… […]

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  • Julie R

    It is just like catching up with a friend Kat, thank you, I am really enjoying these posts. Showing you are a real person and that like me unpacking boxes of new furniture frustrates you too. Good luck putting it together.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Spent a good few hours on it today and only half way through, i’m exhausted!ReplyCancel

  • Oh so much awesomeness in one post!!! Love the pencil joke and I’m definitely going to remember the designer bags one! Have a great weekend xxxxReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are both good jokes aren’t they Lucy!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy Moore

    Hi Katrina, Nature Direct have natural products and microfibres that could get that nasty bluetak mark off the wall! I’m sure they have a distributor near you who could drop out some samples to try. http://www.naturedirect.com.auReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    I am very keen to see your furniture choices for Mr 11 :) ReplyCancel

Weekend Catch Up #2

Thank you all for your lovely feedback from last weeks first Weekend Catch Up post, I will certainly continue sharing them with you! From the recent survey that so many of you kindly filled out (thank you), I learnt that quite a few members of the community do not follow The Organised Housewife on Facebook and Instagram.  I share old […]

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  • diane hecksher

    Thank you so much for the time you take to write everyday. I so look forward to reading them.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Diane, I am having so much fun sharing this side of me on Instagram and don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner to share on the blog too :) ReplyCancel

  • Lynette

    truly love seeing this new series of posts, it’s like I’m catching up for coffee with a friend and hearing about how your week went… love your work Kat.! Lynette.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      LOL Lynette, I am drinking a coffee while replying to the comments…. so it’s true, friends catching up over coffee!ReplyCancel

  • Kylee

    Wow you fit so much in during the week, thank you Kat for sharingReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Kylee, it was a busy week this week, looking forward to a quiet weekend. We will be making a start on Book Character costumes I think.ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Great to read these weeklies – I have missing out on so much! Really enjoy your real life tips and tricks:)
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Jacqui, there is so much that I take photo’s of around my home and think I will blog about that, but honestly I never get time to, this is a great way to share a bit more. So glad you are enjoying the new posts :) ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Hi Kat! I’m curious about your label machine… Have you used it to label Tupperware Modular Mates? I’ve used the Dymo labels and they don’t stick. Is Brother any good?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Jessica, Yes i have the Brother label machine. I have had it for years and never had a problem with it not sticking.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Bentley

    Hi Kat, I love catching up on your blog, fb and emails. Haven’t quite got the hang of instagram yet. I wanted to ask you do your girls use messenger, or any chat type app on the ipod phones etc. My granddaughter had an app put on while we were overseas so she could communicate with other family and her friends. It is driving me nuts, pinging all the time, and she is constantly looking at her messages. Nothing is getting done. Then we received word in the school newsletter about all these app are for children 13+ and some even 17 years old but the kids are still using them. A serious incident happened at school with a child using one of these messaging apps where the police were involved. Our granddaughter has just turned 11. What are your views and how can we handle it.? bring back normal telephone calls to friends instead of this group messaging etc.maybe some of your readers can shed some light on this subject and how to deal with it. thanks so much.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Yvonne, My twins are 11 and just about all the kids in their class are on social media. We have created a rule in our home that the kids are not allowed onto social media firstly until they are the legal age for that app and until we think they are ready. I too have heard many stories about these apps, bullying and content that 11 year olds should not be subjected too. I feel I am protecting my kids by sticking to my rules of not allowing them access. They are being pressured by their peers but thankfully my kids know my husband and I position on this and have not harped on about getting the apps, they understand. I told my daughter the other day I used to write my friends letters everyday, it’s not the ‘thing’ these days, which is so sad.ReplyCancel

      • Yvonne Bentley

        Thanks Kat, I knew your girls were 11 that is why I wanted an honest opinion and how you handle this tricky subject. It is a bit hard now that she has it, but it will be discussed and after hearing so many mums with similar answers I am on the same page. Progress isn’t always better. My daughter had penpals 15 years ago.ReplyCancel

        • Martine

          Hi, my grandsons are 11 and 9 and have of course each a smartphone. The rules that my daughter set in place are….no phone to school, no games or chats during the week. The kids are following the rules without problems cause if they don’t , my daughter will just taking away they charger and then on week end they phone will be flat. She also put in place “NANNY” it’ s a control when they are going on the internet. Till now there was no punishment or no breaking of the rules. Just try to put it in place and see your daughter’S reaction. Hope you will coming right.
          P.S. Sorry for my bad english but i am french speaking and wanted just try to helpReplyCancel

          • Katrina

            Martine your daughter has set good rules with her boys having a smartphone. Well done, sounds like it is working well for them.

          • Yvonne Bentley

            Thanks Martine,
            Grateful for your advice. We are contemplating different things and will see which works. It was suggested to maybe allow her 1 hour a day after homework etc. then she has to hand in her phone. this way she can message or play games. But I still think maybe weekends only. There aren’t enough spare hours in a day for her to do the other.

  • Katrina

    I also use the “Nanny” app and highly recommend it.ReplyCancel

A simple hello can brighten somebody’s day

Recently I had coffee with a friend who on the outside seems as though she is happy and under control. She always writes positive messages on facebook and in photos I see she is smiling beautifully. She opened up a little and I realised she is struggling, her health isn’t the best, her toddler is demanding and she is constantly tired.

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  • Carrie-Anne Elizabeth Hunter

    What a wonderful blog post :-) You did a good thing taking the time to talk to your friend and let her open up to you. God bless you for that!ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    From one mum to another yes I always hide behind a smile, I laugh and dress nicely but people don’t take the time to realise I am not really OK. Thank you Kat for helping people realise that even the simple things like a coffee, a block of chocolate, a 5 min chat really do make somebodies day.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh it’s a pleasure, Louise! It feels nice, i agree.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jo Johnson

    Hey Kat, just wondering what the go is with Perth :) Would we need to fly to Melb, Syd or Bris for the personal stylist. Would love love love (and need need need) to win! <3ReplyCancel

  • Marilynne Pross-Vale

    Would love to win one, every day I always try to make some one’s life a little better, it’s not hard !
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  • Marilynne Pross-Vale

    Would love to win one, every day I always try to make some one’s life a little better, it’s not hard !
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  • Ami Kono

    why cant people from ACT enter? :( ReplyCancel

Weekend Catch Up #1

From the recent survey that so many of you kindly filled out (thank you), I learnt that quite of  few members of the community do not follow The Organised Housewife on Facebook and Instagram.  I share old posts on facebook and share a more personal side of me via photos on Instagram.  Because you are missing out on this I […]

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  • Julie R

    Kat, sometimes I could just hug you. Thank you, I don’t use instagram and seeing from the pics above I have been missing out on a whole different side of you, love that you are sharing these catch up posts and keeping us up to date. This week I cleaned out my daughters wardrobe, donated 3 bags of clothes!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Can’t let you miss out!! Please that you enjoyed the post, I’ll keep them coming each week. 3 bags of clothes is an awesome effort, great work!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you

    That is a brilliant tip about the sheet sets, never really thought how they would work out what the size was. I don’t follow on instagram either, don’t really have the time, but looking at this pics and your beautiful smile I might just have to!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Just something that makes it a little easier for them when sorting! Thank you, glad you enjoyed the catch up post xReplyCancel

  • CJ

    I have just started using Zymil milk, a few months ago & it has made a huge difference to my stomach issues. I was tested for coeliacs but that came back negative, however my Dr suggested it could be a gluten & lactose combined issue. Have a look at the Fodmap diet…very interesting!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      CJ I took hubby and Miss 11 to the dr last week and he gave me the Fodmap diet, didn’t test them for coeliacs though he said to see how we go with this. He did think that Miss 11′s pains were muscular, strange, but I’ll see how we go. Great to hear your tummy has settled.ReplyCancel

  • Well, you usually start with one food at a time. Or you can eliminate both gluten and dairy until she starts to feel better and then try introducing a little dairy (or gluten) back in her diet and see how she does. That way you would know whether it was the dairy or the gluten.

    I am gluten, soy and dairy free. Gluten is in soy sauce and so many other products that you wouldn’t even imagine had gluten. It’s even in soup.

    But you can also buy (or make) gluten-free stuff. I buy gluten-free soy and gf chicken noodle soup. I also make my own dairy-free cream of chicken soup to use in casseroles and things. They even have dairy-free sour cream and a dairy-free ice cream substitute called Rice Dream. Udi’s makes a really yummy gf bread.

    It’s just really nice have far stores have come in catering to those who are gluten-free.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Momstheword, Fantastic idea with eliminating one food at a time! There is a great variety of gluten free food out there now.ReplyCancel

  • Olivia

    Hi Katrina, I would recommend going to see a dietitian if you think there is an issue with food intolerances. They can assist you with a low FODMAP diet, whilst still ensuring you are getting all the nutrients you need. It is advisable to have the Coeliac screens done prior to any wheat/gluten avoidance as you need to be consuming adequate amounts of gluten for the test to give you accurate results. Hope that helps.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Olivia for this helpful information, very much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda D'Souza

    Thanks for sharing here as I don’t have Instagram xx
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  • Ingrid Gusdorf-Bollerman

    Thanks for the ‘catch-up’ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid Gusdorf-Bollerman

    Thanks for the ‘catch-up’
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  • Kylie

    My husband is lactose intolerant, was worked out by doing a lactose challenge (cut all lactose for about 6 weeks at the end have a large amount of lactose, if symptoms return then lactose is probably the cause). My daughter is gluten intolerant which was picked up in a blood test, however blood test do have a high degree of false negative (although not as high in children), she is yet to be tested for actual coeliac, as that is a bowel biopsy and I’m not prepare to put my 7 year old though it, yet.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Hood

    Managing varying food intolerances can be difficult at first – I found myself cooking separate meals etc and turning meal times into a disaster zone with so many extra dirty prep dishes. I have now settled into a routine and know at what stage to split a recipe to create GF and Lactose free versions. Most of what I cook is fine for the whole family, but the readily available GF products like pasta and flours make substitution easy and we use the iddells ReplyCancel

A little about me and you, plus win a $150 Big W voucher

Today I am celebrating my 4th Blogiversary.  I can’t believe my blog has been running for 4 years, no way did I have an inkling that so many people will be following and getting a front seat view of how I run my household. image credit You know though, I get it, I love sitting […]

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  • KYLIE

    Kat, you are nothing but inspirational to me, you are real and so relatable, I love everything about your website, it has helped me so much. Thank you for all you do.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      naw thank you so much Kylie, that truly makes my heart sing xxReplyCancel

  • Susan W

    I have been reading your blog every day on a few short weeks after you have started, I can’t believe that it has been 4 years. Thanks Kat for all you do, Happy Blog Birthday.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      It has passed so quickly hasn’t it, honestly doesn’t feel like 4 years, which I guess is a good thing!ReplyCancel

  • Wow a very happy 4th blog birthday Kat. You are one of the originals for sure!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Emily, there are so many others that have been around for such a long time, truly love what I do!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Deane

    Love reading your blog each day. So nice to know there are quite a few of us organised souls out there. Keep up the good workReplyCancel

  • Happy Blog Birthday Kat! As excited as you were to meet Peter Walsh is how excited I was to meet you at The Voices of 2014 kidspot Masterclass this year! Keep it going and don’t stop inspiringReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Naw thank you Sheridan that means so much, are you coming up to the Problogger conference at all??ReplyCancel

  • Hi, Katrina! Just did your survey and noticed a couple of things:

    1. SurveyMonkey doesn’t seem to register the answers in the ‘Other’ category, and told me I had to provide an answer to those questions even though I’d freetexted one. I had to pick the nearest choice from the tick-boxes as well as entering my answer in ‘Other’, because otherwise the survey wouldn’t let me progress. Those questions probably need a tick-box for the ‘Other’ option as well as a free-text section.

    2. The choice you give for the ‘Where did you go for your holidays?’ question seems to assume everyone answering is from Australia. I don’t have a state! (I answered ‘Interstate’ since we travelled to a different country within the UK, which seemed to me to be the equivalent.)

    Anyway, let me join in with saying thanks for the blog because I love the lists of tasks!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you for the feedback Sarah I really appreciate it. Thank you also for taking the time to fill in the survey, I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty Mummy

    Congratulations, Kat!! Amazing to think how well you’ve done in just 4years. You’re an inspiration to me!

    And we should have lunch together – that’s my favourite too!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty Mummy

    Congratulations, Kat!! Amazing to think how well you’ve done in just 4years. You’re an inspiration to me!

    And we should have lunch together – that’s my favourite too!ReplyCancel

  • Bake Play Smile

    Wow it’s so nice to get to know you a but more Kat. I absolutely love your blog and am not surprised at all how huge it is!!! Totally with you on the avocado, cheese and tomato sandwiches too. I’m a bit the same with books – I find I read so many books to the kids in my class that when I get home all I want to do is mindlessly flick through a magazine. Happy 4th blogaversary! xxxReplyCancel

  • Judy Cass

    Thanks Kat for all your tips, my house is always clean and tidy due to following your household cleaning tips. Housework is no longer a chore.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Bentley

    Thank goodness you entered into my life, gave me some insight to tackle challengers each day. Because of you my house is organised even more. My friends think I am super woman. I was totally organised for Christmas as I had done everything and organised it all because of the spare time I had because of you. It will be hard to get back into it as I have been overseas on holidays for 5 months, no housework. At least I know I have a spotless house to come back too. Thanks for sharing all your personal information.I thought I was the only person who didn’t read books. So glad you are on my page. lol ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Gorton

    Happy Birthday for your blog!
    Ive been following the de-cluttering challenge, I love how each day the task is so easily achievable that it really has helped get my home and life sorted. I look forward to many more. Thank youReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh thank you Amanda! So happy that you are enjoying the posts and challenges.ReplyCancel

  • Well i am 30 years old, at the moment its just my lovely husband and a house fall of animals. (feels like a zoo sometimes)
    I have just finished my volunteer job of 9 years working at an Animal Shelter.
    And I am Happy :) As long as your happy within yourself then you are happy all roundReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thats lovely Kelly. I agree with you, it takes more energy to be angry than it does to put a smile on your face and be happy!.:)ReplyCancel

{WIN} A MightyPurse – a purse that charges your phone

Handbag Butler was created in 2008 which started with the Handbag Holder a bejewelled and printed hook which then was followed by the Key Holder which simply clips onto your handbag to hang your keys. The entrepreneurial duo did not stop there! Frustrated with running out of battery on their mobile and not liking the overly “techie” solutions on […]

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  • Vivien Lee

    I would love to see a compact backpack in royal purple.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Richardson

    black and pink :) leapardReplyCancel

  • Sitizalifah Syed

    I sling bag with a phone compartment and for it to come in denim.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Groves VonFange

    I’d like to see a satchel (small) in Cerise with black accents. ReplyCancel

  • Karen Morley

    A style of bag that I could take away on holidays within my beach/pool bag. Something with a tropical beachy pattern and somewhat waterproof!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Campbell

    Cross body leopard print with pink trim.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Campbell

    Cross body with phone charger in leopard print with pink trim.ReplyCancel

  • Ariel Loh

    Semi-waterproof, shoulder bag with organized compartments; aquatic teal with metallic gold accents, teal striped with light coral for the interior. Compact, functional, and classy.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Hudson

    glittery evening bagReplyCancel

  • Michelle L Harrison

    I would love a larger tote bag in a green and blackReplyCancel

  • Tanya Honore

    I think a clear one would be awesome. Very funky and just add a little colour with the strap. Fluro maybe :-) ReplyCancel

  • Gwen Frame

    I would love a bag that has some pretty bling on the front of it that I would be proud to show off on special occasions and take to church too.But I wouldn’t want it to be overly embellished so if I wanted to use it for a casual affair it would still be appropriate to carry it then too.
    ReplyCancel

  • Lorrie Brook

    One that is easily cleaned and big enough to hold a nappy wallet as well for us mum’s on the go!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    A satchel or messenger bag style in denim would be fantastic. Hands free, large enough to carry all my bits & bobs & goes with everything I own – almost.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Cox

    I would love a bag that was in denim (for day), that then had a clear extra cover with some gold/silver bling – to take through to night/special occassions!ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Massey

    I would love to see a Black and silver lace…. This is such an amazing purse! I need one!!! Would be so awesome to get it work bag size as I would love this as my work bag.ReplyCancel

  • Lorna Monteiro

    A mustard or saffron colour and some custom made monogram ones would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Lewis

    A black and white stripe is classic and neat.
    Stylish and functional can’t be beat!
    A mighty purse makes any outfit complete.ReplyCancel

  • Georgina

    A colour changing of soft gray to baby blue with several fake diamonds over it.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Nicholls

    I would suggest a similar size but make it two compartments, one containing pockets for credit cards and a wallet/fold out pocket for cash; the other side being a simple zippered compartment containing the charge battery plus space for a phone and lipstick/compact. Rather like a new cross body bag which Fossil have released (but is too small to be practical). Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • I would love to see the Gypsy mighty purse. Made with vintage saris, coins and little mirrors!ReplyCancel

  • Holly

    I would love to see a red clutch in patent leather. I love this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    Something black and sparkling for going out, maybe old style glowmesh style :) as a mum of 4 having hands free and organised is a must!ReplyCancel

  • Sam Coppack

    I would love to see a Teal coloured soft leather MightyPurse with a silver zip and a small flap that covers the opening.ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    A white wedding/bridal version – pretty white lace with delicate pearl and Diamante additions. What bride wouldn’t want one!ReplyCancel

  • frances

    As a chubby grandma I need all the help, I can get. This bag leaves me hand free,

    when out and about, with my munchkins, and always in contact as well well done

    RED so I can find it easierReplyCancel

  • Jacelle

    A bag with some extra dazzle like diamonties or sequins for fun.ReplyCancel

  • Diana Gamra

    Mightypurse……..what a great idea,
    Many colours are already here.
    Perhaps a golden or bronze hue,
    Would make it extra spacial for me and you!ReplyCancel

  • Carley Monk

    I would like to see a nice looking wallet that enables me to charge my phone on the go in a nice pink, bronze, silver colours. The wallet can store everything I need daily.ReplyCancel

  • Noni Goodchild

    What a fabulous product! I’d love to win one. The style I’d like to see next would be a tiny bit bigger to serve as a more functional clutch, with card and coin compartments. Same gorgeous colours and quality!ReplyCancel

  • Alanna Weaver

    I’d like to see a snazzy bag that you could take on a posh night out or wear with a pair of jeans – metallic? It would need to be big enough to hold my purse, phone, keys, glasses, and my lippy! Any additional space would be a bonus.ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    One of the new spring colours is Cyan, which makes any outfit look fresh. A bag that can take you shopping, the park with the kids and a wine out with friends. Versatile and bright. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Vandermey

    Love it. I would like to see, something abit bigger. Maybe multicolour. Love the orange and blue. ReplyCancel

  • Carlene Franklin

    Frosty Ice White Shimmer Purse – a gold zipper, solid gold heart decal added to the hand strap, gold battery insert, detachable shoulder strap :) ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Willis

    The color doesn’t matter so much, but black is the most adaptable. The style I would really like is a mini backpack or maybe not so mini. I love backpacks.ReplyCancel

  • caitlin

    I would love a royal purple one and something with purple polka dots. Actually anything purpleReplyCancel

  • Melissah Trenfield

    A little bit of bling would make may phone sing.ReplyCancel

  • Kirby

    I would love to see a coral coloured on. Keeping it simple but something to match me on my wedding day!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Citrus
    latest fashion accessory colour light bright zingy
    stunning paired with jeans and a tee for day
    fabulous splash of colour for evening glamourReplyCancel

  • Susan

    A mini backpack in any colour. Then the phone will be hands free too :) ReplyCancel

  • Eden

    I would love to see a nice purple and black purse, maybe in a zebra stipe pattern. A few subtle studs around the bottom would add a nice touch. One of these would definitely be handy insted of having my bulky KK purse lol.
    Goodluck everyone :) ReplyCancel

  • Sherryl waterson

    Slouch type bag in matt black. Yes pleaseReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Bright and bold rainbow stripes with a wrist strap to bring colour to even the greyest day!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Sherriff

    A small tan or caramel barrel handbag. Love the idea and the colour is very versatileReplyCancel

  • Natalie Blair

    neon pink or neon yellow, being a purse it is on the smaller scale so a color that bright would not be too much, it would be the perfect accessory, other than that maybe a timeless print like orla keily. ReplyCancel

  • Deb Hornsby

    A shiney pinkish copper would be a lovely new addition

    Id love love an orange purse but i am totally sold on any colour, the concept if these little beauties is just fantastic. I am a NON handbag person but i need something and this is my rolls royce of what i had i mind. Blown away!ReplyCancel

  • Patty

    Backpack style in a teacher motif.ReplyCancel

  • Margareth

    It would come handy as I am always on the go. Thank you for giving us the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    A little bigger with curved edges more shaped like a hand bag.
    Orange with some bling & a tassel. Great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Bonny

    I would like to see an all pure white purseReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Would love to see a little bit bigger (to fit ipad)crossover type with front & back pockets for travelling in dark brown.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Callus

    Easy, CHEVRON!!! :D ReplyCancel

  • Clara

    Purse with wrist strap covered with bling, ie diamontesReplyCancel

  • Denise Macfarlane

    Such a great collection already, how about some footy team colours, maybe a bit bigger in size, more unisex so the boys can get in on the act. ReplyCancel

  • Maddie Bowerman

    A nappy bag version would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    A brighter turquoise purse (real leather, silver zip/clips/etc) with the Sakura purse hanger/key finder design as a feature on the outside. *sigh*ReplyCancel

    • Jen

      Btw, the email provided with this entry does not match my FB email. Just thought I’d mention that in case you were using it to cross-reference with likers of the page…

      ps. I hadn’t heard of these purses before and they’re a great idea!

      pps. Another idea – some designs a man would be happy carrying around… Maybe something less purse-like and more like a card-wallet that could fit in a pocket?ReplyCancel

  • Annette Connor

    I’d like a bag that could convert to a small backpack (in red or black), big enough for phone, money and passports while travelling. A backpack feels more secure for daytime touring, while an option to take off straps to use as a handbag or clutch for night would be perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Parker

    Bright orange like a sneaky little fox with silver bling bits as it would be my little sly secret about what a clever purse I own.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly

    it is almost spring time so it’s great for pastel colout
    would be great to mix baby pink & turquoise
    will be great if the bag can be folded when it’s empty
    and adjust the strapReplyCancel

  • Mascha

    A nice looking leather (or other ‘expensive looking’ fabric) backpack that looks more like a normal bag/purse with loads of different pockets! I’m called the bag-lady by friends now (not good), cause I always have my groggy backpack with me as I need to bring so many things to work with me.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Arnold

    Cool gadget to have. Would like to see a sporty version next so phone charges on really long walks or whilst training at gym. Colour would be ice blueReplyCancel

  • Summer Hinaki McDade

    Id love to see a two-tone mighty purse style with a bold print one side and a soft casual colour of sorts ob the other side but that goes togetherReplyCancel

  • Heather Green

    Electric blueReplyCancel

  • Definitely a baby bag style would be awesome. Mums get flat phones too!ReplyCancel

  • gillianne

    Of love to see a matching portfolio/ briefcase and matching wristlet in red and black both with charging capabilities. Red and back both allow total maximization of every outfit from sweats to dress and dual charging maximizes the ability to charge a phone and reader at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • Susie Venkat

    I LOVE the idea of a cross-body bag just for me in (drum roll) aqua-blue.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi t

    I’d love a watermelon coloured mighty purse for travel, slim line with room for iPad, phone, magazine, sunglasses & credit card and key holderReplyCancel

  • Emily Bobbitt Nicholson

    I WANT THIS BAG! What’s next? Make one a bit wider to fit my EpiPen (saves my life) along with crucial items: cards, money, phone.ReplyCancel

  • Tania

    Love to see pink and purple colors together

    And bag a bit biggerReplyCancel

  • Janine

    I think some floral ones would be fabulous! :) ReplyCancel

  • Cherie

    Camoflague so I can accessorise with my uniform.ReplyCancel

  • Jalna Hampton

    I’d like a satchel style with a zip
    on the flap in a denim blue leatherReplyCancel

  • Nerissa Roberts

    Black hobo style with a long strap and
    braided leather detail on the front.ReplyCancel

  • Krista Savkovs

    Creamy White with Jet black skulls, and visa versa. Maybe will some metal studs!ReplyCancel

  • Krista Savkovs

    Oh and in double body cross overReplyCancel

  • Amanda Rossetto

    A chevron pattern in the pastel colours of spring/summer such as mint, yellow or apricot. Something casual for day time.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Stacey

    I would love to see a “mighty handbag”-a bit bigger than a purse, with room for purse keys, handbag stuff! The outside would have small crochet flowers and cute owls embroidered on! Brown leather with bright colours!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Servaas

    I’d love to see some blokey styles, or at least more middle of the road! Grey felt or suede, denim, more shoulder bag than tiny clutch. I have 4 boys so my girly tastes are slowly fading…ReplyCancel

  • Naysie

    a larger handbag style, tiffany blueReplyCancel

  • I have one of those Hangbag Butlers in my bag. A necessary thing for a lot of restaurant dining. My friend has one of those purses and she swears by it.ReplyCancel

  • Lucretia

    I would like to see some denim bags in the mighty purse range. Pale wash, fringes!ReplyCancel

  • Carly

    I’d love a purse with one side business and the other casual/bling covered, a modern day mullet – business in the front, party in the back!ReplyCancel

  • Mariana Azuero

    Is love to see one in real leather. Camel or tobacco color. I like this clutch just the way it is in size. Small enough to take as a clutch and if you need a bigger bag, it fits in there just fine. :) ReplyCancel

  • Bron L

    Would love to see one with a bow on it.ReplyCancel

  • I would love a bag just big enough to fit a small purse, packet of cig guess & my phone, that was any colour, so long as it was covered in elephant pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Jessi worley

    I would love to see chevron! Pink!ReplyCancel

  • Helen W

    I would love to see a funky, bright nappy bag style! I’m a modern mum on the go who constantly forgets to charge her phone.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Ferreira

    Love the MightyPurse, I would love to see a floral one with an Australian Native Plants design and some beautiful earthy colours.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Gibb

    I Would love to see some more multi coloured options such as black and white, red and black, or cream and black. ReplyCancel

  • Donna Parsons

    I don’t understand the 2 different cablesReplyCancel

  • Emily Nicholson

    I WANT THIS BAG! What’s next? Make one a bit wider to fit my EpiPen (saves my life)along with crucial items: cards, money, phone.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Pound

    As the face of Lupus and arthritis, I would love a Lupus awareness bag to help raise awareness of this debilitating and deadly disease.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Shaw

    Absolutely love this idea. I’d love to see it as a compartment in a slightly bigger purse, for nights out to the theatre, concerts or movies. I could still charge my phone if need be but would be able to carry some cash, cards, and make up or medications I need with me without going to a handbag.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    A slightly larger satchel, messenger bag or mini backpack. For me I work out of the office all day going from one client to the next. So something’s a little bigger that fits my phone a notebook, asthma spacer, plus sections or cards, money etc. as for colours something bright! Blue, yellow or mutlicolour!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah G

    I would love a metallic rose gold color and in terms of size, a bag large enough to fit my iPad with extra room for wallet, phone, and keys.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Pruss

    A backback in tan and gold – my hands are free while it charges and carries my loadReplyCancel

  • Jac

    Keep it simple, yet add a dash of sparkle with sequins or different colour zipper to the leather ie pink with mintReplyCancel

  • Laila

    A cross over bag with in purple with an added bit of sparkle. All your bags look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda White

    A Mighty Purse in bright Chevron would be sure to impress!
    It’d be perfect by day, or by night with…my little black dress!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Cantero

    Love it. I would like to see any of the current colours with added silver studsReplyCancel

  • I’d love to see something in a simple colour block, eg mostly black (goes with everything!) but with a 2″ strip of emerald green or electric blue for a pop of interest.ReplyCancel

  • Mara Morrison

    Love it – perhaps a vintage denim and lace with detachable strapReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Kurniawan

    I would like to see the same style with skin colour, i think it would look elegantReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Gibb

    More multi coloured options such as black and white, red and black, or cream and black, or a touch of green or blue.ReplyCancel

  • Micheala Donohoe

    Would love to see some ‘chevron’ styles! Black and white, hot pink and black, navy and coral! Then I could co-ordinate with any outfit!ReplyCancel

  • Nic syriotis

    I love this funky cool idea!
    I would love a tan/camel coloured purse – so versatile!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Schramm Clifton

    Truly amazing idea – I think one in denim with bling would be an awesome purse. Would appeal to all age levels and be great gift for my daughters and grand daughters.ReplyCancel

  • Lindi Owen

    A mighty purse would be might pretty in silver or gold, to add some glamour to a night out!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wendels

    I would love it in a compartment in a hobo style handbag, that would be fantastic and in a tan leather colour!ReplyCancel

  • Tania King

    what a great idea never seen these before I love it! perfect for me as my phone is nearly always going flat! charging up anywhere would be awesomeReplyCancel

  • Vicki O'Neill

    I would love a black satin evening-style clutch with a bit of bling – sequin flowers or diamantés.ReplyCancel

  • Kristie-lee jones

    Would love to see a black with hints of bright pink.ReplyCancel

  • Karina Walls

    Glomesh would look amazing! Glitz and glamour with incredible functionality!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie

    Embroidered with bright flower patterns. Love hibiscus flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Whyte

    I love this idea, my phone is always going flat when I’m out! I would like to see a bag which is big enough for my purse, keys, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    Would love to see a hard cover clutch version in the classic colour of black.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    Big, bold and bright in yellow. To fit the kids tablet which I end up carrying every time. Adding perfect colourful OOMPH to any outfit.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Finden Hanson

    This is a great idea. I would love a zebra print.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren A

    I’d love to see a MightyPurse in a “bum bag” or armband style, for use when exercising or travelling, and either in basic black or casual denim.ReplyCancel

  • Adele Smith

    A tote bag with custom designs. I would like to be able to add my own personalised touch like a photo or a quote, something that means something to me. Well done on such an innovative product.ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Parsons Kniveton

    Mightypurse nappy purse. Holds 2 nappies, a tissue pack & small tube of paw paw ointment for bub’s butt. Convenient mummy n bubby time.ReplyCancel

  • Carly Pilton

    A neoprene version of a MightyPurse in neon colours would be a must have to take to the beach/pools or on holiday with you.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Howe

    Oooo this is soo cool. A bigger handbag style that can fit a diary or old ipad2 with cute retro polka dots. ReplyCancel

  • Fleur Phillips

    I would like to see an embossed leather or a faux crocodile skiin styleReplyCancel

  • Rose McCarthy Martin

    What a great idea!! I would love to see one in a shiny croc pattern in black or red!ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Gorski

    I would love to see a beautiful Purple Mighty Purse with some peacock feathers designed on it. Love the idea :-) ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I’d like to see a futuristic/Continuum-style Mighty Purse. Bring on 2077! That would be AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Antoniolli

    Great idea! How about a nice soft mauve to go with this Spring’s soft floral prints? Fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Zarna

    I have a purple faux crocodile skin make up bag that came with an Elizabeth Arden gwp pack years ago, I’ve always wanted it made a handbag out of the same material!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Carter

    How about a shimmer purse, either gold or silver,, a little glam for a night out on the town.ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    A Camoflage pattern to go with my camouflage nappy bag!ReplyCancel

  • Jillian Ives

    I’d love a clutch style in a bigger size a4 size so you can fit lots in it. A Matt black colour with gold metal handle as it will go with a casual or dressy outfit.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    A “Manbag” by the Handbag Butler.ReplyCancel

  • Ewa Kwiatkowski-Robinson

    would Lv to see a Glamour Rock shimmer mesh!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy S

    A bright colour clash would be good, like bright green and purple together!
    I have been looking for these but have only seen them online,it’s a fanastic idea!ReplyCancel

  • Sally

    I would love to see a black and white contrast mighty purse with a bold geometric print that is so hot right now. :) ReplyCancel

  • Dy Campbell

    Turquoise and grey, with a tassel on the silver zip. :) ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    I would love to see a natural brown leather – the type that ages naturally. Or a brown/moss green tartan!ReplyCancel

  • Cecilia Warrick

    A small backpack style, in matt black. :) ReplyCancel

  • Louisa Walker

    A purse in Purple of course.
    A mighty purse would extra mighty if it were in Pantone’s colour of the year,
    Radiant Orchid a fabulous shade of purple.
    A double x-body mighty purse in radiant orchid would go from daily duties to fabulously adding a pop of fuchsia to a nighttime outfit!ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to see a gold/black sparkly version. Often head out at night and stress that I don’t have enough battery after running around all dayReplyCancel

  • Somer Durbin

    Black and white stripe with that fabulous iridescent yellow as a trim. These bags are FABULOUS darling.ReplyCancel

  • Sophie

    Gold sparkle – make a statement at night while recharging your phone after one too many selfies.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy

    What an beautiful purse. I’d love to see turquoise/teal with platinum or gold zips/accents on the purse.ReplyCancel

  • Diamond

    What a great idea this would be so handy when travelling. I would love the idea of a polka dot sytle this would be fun.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Broderick

    I’d love to see some colour inspired by peacocks, either a green or blue or even a two tone with a gold peacock feather printed on it aswell. Idea for style, how about a solid/hard purse that folds open in a V shape.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Bale

    I’d love to see and original one in purple or fushia. Bloody brilliant idea :-D ReplyCancel

  • Julie D

    A luggage style in a bright colour would be helpful at airports as charging stations are hard to findReplyCancel

  • Elaine Taylor

    I would love a slightly bigger bag in the style of a beach bag, funky fun beachy colours and maybe a boys rucksack type that is cool for teens, that can fit a beach towel, sun cream etc , to be able to charge my iPhone whilst at the beach for the day for myself and especially my kids would be fab ????ReplyCancel

  • Renee Jentz

    Add a clip that could be attached to a bigger bag and used everyday, but is detachable. A simple, leather bag with attachable mighty purses.ReplyCancel

  • Eury-Jane

    I would love a black leather every day handbag big enough to fit my tablet in.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Breust

    This has to be one of the best things I have ever seen! New ideas? How about incorporating this into a nappy bag for mums on the go!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte

    I just adore these!!!!! I would love to see one with a PVC coating that was water (or, more importantly, coffee!) proof, and as far as design nothing would make me happier than a cute pattern incorporating hidden Mickey Mouse heads… a touch of Disney to charge up my day while my phone charges! :) ReplyCancel

    • Charlotte

      Oops, not 25wol, sorry, try this –

      A PVC coating that was waterproof, and a cute pattern incorporating hidden Mickey Mouse heads… a touch of Disney to charge up my day! :) ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Mittler

    Such a brilliant range already but I’d be a sucker for some sort of Mother of Pearl Mightypurse with all those gorgeous shimmering layers. Ahhh……ReplyCancel

  • Alice Fullerton

    love an evening clutch style, a little bigger and having a shoulder strap option, and in watermelon of course with a silver clip on front.ReplyCancel

  • Connie Peidis

    2014 Fluro colours in PVC patent material in a wristlet style bag.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Barn

    Maybe RETRO Colours in a NAPPY bag, I just love the 70s style and colour.
    ReplyCancel

  • Jessica akhurst

    Would love to see a mint patent leather wristlet.ReplyCancel

  • donna

    black sleek sophisticated but lazy enough still to swing over a care support worker shoulders without drawing too much attentionReplyCancel

  • Yuliany

    Dangling with delectable strap, this bag is a great addition to any outfit. Something silvery with diamantes/sequins for night out would be awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see a Handbag Butler in metallic gold. Gold functions as a neutral – for everyday wear it’s a pop of bling and for special occasions it’s a nice touch. I think HB would be nice as a clutch with a fold-over flap. ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer B.

    I’d love to see this incorporated into a large tote with digital photo printing on it… Tiffany Treloar in Melbourne makes some great ones as an example.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie Hall

    I would love to see a Mightypurse Hobo…I would love a Giraffe print ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ashcraft

    i would like a Handbag Butler in Magenta. favorite color and all my nice clothes have a hue of magentaReplyCancel

Gold Coast Mumpreneurs & Secret Bloggers Business eCourse

As you all know I live on the glorious and most beautiful Gold Coast.  I have lived here all my life and don’t ever imagine moving away.  So you can imagine my excitement when I was interviewed about being a successful Gold Coast Mumpreneur, you can read the article here and watch the video for some tips […]

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  • Melanie

    Kat you truly are an inspiration. I started following your blog shortly after you first started and have been a quiet reader all this time, but I just want to say thank you. You just don’t realise how much impact you have on my life. Your simple ‘mum and everyday’ tips is what I need. You are not unrealistic and you are very relatable, your daily tasks make cleaning the house not such a big job as I do all my normal vacuum the carpets and wash the floors then your tasks just fit in between when you tell me to do them. Thank you Kat and I am so glad to see that your local people have recognised your efforts.ReplyCancel

  • I want to be a blogger

    I have wanted to start a blog for some time but just don’t know where to start, I’ll look into the course, will be just what I need to push myself to start. As you say Kat – the secret to getting ahead is getting started. Thank you for the push.ReplyCancel

A remarkable few days in Noosa, Queensland

Last week I spent 5 days away with my blog agency The Remarkables Group.  They held their annual general meeting on the Sunshine Coast, it was a great opportunity for me to get to know the rest of the group, there are so many amazing ladies in the group, funny, fashionable and so clever I felt a […]

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  • Kristle

    We are wanting to holiday in Queensland later this year, I think Noosa will have to be on our list, this looks so peaceful and I truly love relaxing on the beach. Thanks for the list Kat!ReplyCancel

  • It was so lovely to hang with you more! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. I could have eaten five of those cheese souffles xReplyCancel

  • J cross

    I’ve just booked my trip. Thanks for the tips!ReplyCancel

  • Amazing pictures! So beautiful,clean and peaceful. I will visit it someday!ReplyCancel

  • Great vacation (meeting). Noosa Resort looks really amazing.ReplyCancel

Creating a toy inventory

This is a guest post by Lisa from Mummy’s Undeserved Blessings Are you one of those mums who are really good at rotating your kid’s toys? I admit I am terrible at rotating toys.  I think that is a great idea, but I NEVER get around to it. I think in my five years of […]

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  • Karen Morley

    Great tips Lisa :) ReplyCancel

  • Eva Lewis

    Brilliant idea Lisa. I find that my son has so many toys and does get overwhelmed quite easily. I tried rotating them on a shelf, but it hasn’t really worked. I am going to do this, such a great idea and an easy way to keep everything tidy!ReplyCancel

  • Elyssa King

    Can I please ask where that white kids table & chairs are from??? ;) ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Denning

    Elyssa King I was wondering exactly the same!! ReplyCancel

  • From Mum to Me

    Great idea – I started rotating toys a while back, and would put them away in the spare room. Then one day I realised I was always putting toys ‘away’ and never getting any others out. Oh well… back to the drawing board – maybe this would be a good time to do an inventory. ReplyCancel

  • H.

    This is a great idea. It’s like an in-house library, really isn’t it. A small photo beside each one is a good idea for non-readers.

    It also helps to identify toys that the kids have grown out of or no longer ask for that can be passed on to friends or a charity.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Hockey ?

    Yes and the tent please!! Gorgeous space! ReplyCancel

  • Elyssa King

    Does anyone have an idea, where to find these white table & chairs????? Would really love to know ;) ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Rowse

    Great tips Lisa! Thanks for sharing. xReplyCancel