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What Is Project Life?

This is a guest post by Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts A couple of weeks ago, Katrina shared my Project Life organisation on her Facebook page. It sparked many questions about what actually is Project Life and how to do it, so Katrina asked me to share a bit more about Project Life and what […]

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    Love the Project Life Album just went to purchase over $100 worth of stuff and then it said “Sorry we dont ship to Australia” – very disspointingReplyCancel

    • AlyceB

      Yes, that is the biggest pain about the Project Life organisation! Spotlight sells a lot of the basic stuff, as do other Australian scrapbook stores, especially online.ReplyCancel

    • Danya Breman

      Teanna I buy from Crafthouse. It’s based in New Zealand and used to be the only way we could get PL :) I just ordered a few days ago. Spotlight and some other shops now sell in Australia I believe. Check out Crafthouse :) ReplyCancel

  • TrinaR

    WRMK also sell albums and similar photo inserts and are readily available in Aus. The albums are very good quality too with many colour options.ReplyCancel

    • AlyceB

      Oh boy, when we move back to Australia, I can’t wait to get supplies so much more easily!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Lote

    I’ve only just seen these thanks to this blog! I’m going to ask for them for my birthday….even if it isn’t until September >W<.ReplyCancel

Task 12 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Miss Maudy

    I have finally been able to access the ‘spare’ sheets (we have a spare bed at the moment, and also go away a lot, so have a couple of sets of QS and single bed sheets for those BYO linen places) and realised just how trashed that cupboard is. I’m at the putting everything back stage of a kitchen reno, so thinking that it might be nice to have a quick win and reorganise the linen cupboard!

    (At the moment, I’m three steps forward, one sideways and/or one back with sorting and culling so stuff can go back in the kitchen and laundry.)ReplyCancel

  • Oh, I did the sheets last weekend. Didn’t actually get rid of any, even though we have more than we need – but at the moment we also dont have a spare bedroom, which we may remedy soon, which will then need a bed and suitable linen.
    It also means we have spares for if we’ve just changed the sheets and then end up sick or similar and need to change sheets again without worrying about the ones already in the wash.ReplyCancel

  • Tanya

    I noticed that your top shelf in your linen cupboard is the same as mine in that you only have a small access area to it. How do you fit the boxes in?ReplyCancel

  • ScienceGeek

    I’ve started using one of the pillows from my sheet sets as a ‘bag’ for the rest of that set. Everything fits into the bottom half of the case and if I fold the top half over it makes a neat little rectangle that’s easy to stack and retrieve when I need it. It’s especially useful when my attempts to fold the fitted sheet aren’t entirely successful!ReplyCancel

{Meal Plan} Baked Fish Fingers with Salad

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, benefits of meal planning, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan MONDAY – Baked Fish Fingers with Salad TUESDAY – Sausages, potato mash and vegetables WEDNESDAY – Lamb Kofte with Fattoush Salad, Griddled Sweet Potato and Tzatziki THURSDAY –  Salmon and Spinach Quiche FRIDAY –  on a weekend getaway SATURDAY – on a weekend […]

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Baked Fish Fingers

A fantastic recipe to get the kids to eat fish, they will love the crunch of the Panko crumbs.  Plus this is an easy weeknight meal.  I used Hoki fish, however you can use whatever white fish fillet is on special when purchasing. Baked Fish Fingers Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total […]

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  • Holly

    What’s the best/favourite white fish to use??ReplyCancel

Win a day with The Organised Housewife – Thanks to Kia

This post is sponsored by Kia Please note this giveaway is now closed, the winners are C Buchtmann from NSW, L Gaeta from QLD and L Mineo from Victoria congratulations ladies I am really looking forward to visiting your homes! Recently I mentioned I would love to give myself away for a day, to help those […]

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  • Mary

    Amazing! That’s so generous of you :) I’m going to go home to take pics and enter IMMEDIATELY!! lol, thank you so much for even wanting to come out & personally help 3 of us :) ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Jenkin

    Such a fantastic competition! So generous of you and Kia! I would love to enter, but we’re currently building and living with my husbands parents while we do. I have loved reading your blog since discovering it a few months ago. I’m already storing ideas for when we get to move into our new house! Keep up the great work. :) ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Joyce

    What an amazingly generous prize. Pity you can’t come out to NZ to help me :) I’m loving your blog and have suggested my friends and family check it out. I discovered it about 2 weeks ago and am presently catching up on all your previous posts.
    I’m a mum of 4 kiddies (7, 5, 4 and 18 months) and have never felt I was getting on top of my housework or organising our home. I have recently started a part time admin job (have been a full time SAHM since my first was born) and am feeling rather overwhelmed with family, housework, time management – life in general. I’m hoping I will find more useful posts on your blog to help me feel more in control.
    Looking forward to reading more of your great tips and advice, and implementing your ideas :) keep up the great work xxReplyCancel

  • Robyn Robson

    Not sure if my entry went through? After a couple of minutes it said “unable to establish connection” or something like that. Do I need to redo?ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Antolovic

    I did my entry for your organising competition on Sunday but I got a message saying your message has been sent redirecting you and then the little circle thingy just kept spinning and then timed out. Do I need to resubmit it again? I hate to miss out on a chance for you to come help me organise my craft roomReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Entered!!!!! Oh boy do I need this sort of thing. It was just hard picking an area that needed attention but finally narrowed it down to one that would be more productive. Just before I saw this competition I was trying to sort out a solution to this problem area of my home so hopefully it was meant to be. Good luck everyone. :-) ReplyCancel

  • Divya

    Just submitted my form! I think it’s wonderful that you’re taking time to help 3 (lucky) readers! It’s very kind of you! Now, keeping my fingers crossed :-) Good luck everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Sante

    I’m so sad that Canadians can’t join in!! Maybe next time??? :0)

    I LOVE getting your daily e-mails – with 6 girls the tips are VERY needed some days!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Brookes

    I wish Canadians could be a part of this! I love your blog and your daily e-mails! Being a new stay at home military wife comes with it’s own duties and your blog has helped me stay motivated and keep organized. Thank you!
    PS the new Soul looks so much nicer than the previous model! Thanks for posting pics!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    Entered. I have my fingers tightly crossed. I am in desperate need of your help. Good luck everyone.ReplyCancel

  • […] so excited today I am visiting the 1st winner of the Kia ‘Win The Organised Housewife for a Day’ competition.  So that means I have to be very organised and well planned these school holidays, […]ReplyCancel

  • Angela Woodall

    Congratulations to the winners! I’ve been trying to find out who the winners were for days. I thought I must’ve missed the post announcing it, but couldn’t find it anywhere until now. On another note, I’ve just printed up my Mac calendar to keep track of all the things we want to do these holidays along with my work and other commitments. I’ve also written the kids wish list on it in the blank space at the bottom and top as I had no hope of remembering what they were and the exact dates. It’s the first time I’ve felt it necessary. Funny how I’ve now also just seen yours and it’s similar.ReplyCancel

Apricot, Almond and Coconut Slice

I am not a huge fan of apricots, really don’t like the taste very much…. but this slice is ooh so good one that I am certain I will make on a regular basis.  It has a delicious oat and apricot base, topped with a not too sweet mix of white chocolate and coconut oil.  This […]

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  • Tiffany

    Would love the non Thermomix recipe! Looks yummy, for school lunches. ????ReplyCancel

  • Bel

    Me Too!!! Looking for different school lunch ideas, this sounds deliciousReplyCancel

  • ann berry

    Looking forward to the non Thermomix recipe

February Quotes Of The Day

I was asked recently by a reader if I could put all the quotes that I share on facebook and in the newsletters into one blog post, as an easy reference to refer back to when she needs a little inspiration.  I thought it was a fantastic idea, please find below the inspiration shared during […]

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  • midnight dog

    Wow! So quick! You’ve made me so happy – i love having a beautiful page like this to refer to!ReplyCancel

Task 11 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

Decorate your home without the need of a hammer or drill and without damaging your walls with 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips, which hold up to 7kg. Visit 3M Love Your Walls for decorating inspiration and the chance to win some great prizes. A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will […]

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  • enza

    I have stuck to your declutter program religiously and haven’t missed a week. I can not beleive how much I have sold on ebay, donated to lifeline, thrown out and given away. I have always been tidy but i can’t beleive how much “stuff” I have accumulated over the years. When I wrote my goals I gave myself a time frame of 1 year and I really think I will need all 12 months to get this done. You are amazing and thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    I the 52 week challenge and the daily tasks are making an amazing difference to my house, I finally feel like I am getting somewhere. I have a long way to go to finish this very disorganisedtamd cluttered house but your tips keep me motivated. Thankyou so much!! ReplyCancel

  • Katherine

    I love this idea!! Brilliant, I love reading your posts. I am an organising addict and your blog never lets me down. Keep it up please. Also I love the product posts ,I love getting recommendations on great products and hearing about them from other mummy’s who have tried them are always the best recommendations. I don’t have time to scour the web trying to find new things to make life easier you take so much hard work out of that. Thanks again :) ReplyCancel

  • BethJ

    Another great idea! Thank you for sharing the calendar print-outs, and a great way to put them to use.ReplyCancel

  • BethJ

    The 3M links don’t work…ReplyCancel

  • Krystle

    love the binder idea… very clever indeed. :) ReplyCancel

  • Lynn F.

    What program do you use to print the calendar?ReplyCancel

  • Oh I just LOVE this challenge! This is exactly what I need. I actually printed a monthly planner this week but this one is so much prettier. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Gore

    what a great Idea with the folder. so simple yet I would not have thought of itReplyCancel

  • Katherine

    Just bought the 3M Command Damage Free Hanging Strips on your recommendation- I love them!! Going to buy a heap more so I can hang all the things I have been waiting for hubby to put hooks in the wall for. Thank-you!ReplyCancel

  • ileana

    this is just an amazing idea!ReplyCancel

{Meal Plan} Vege Packed Bolognese and more

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, benefits of meal planning, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan MONDAY – Vege Packed Bolognese TUESDAY – Honey and Soy chicken stirfry WEDNESDAY – Left over bolognese on toast THURSDAY – Satay Chicken Sausages (from local butcher), potato and vegetables FRIDAY –  Homemade Hamburgers SATURDAY – Smoked Cod Fish Pie (replaced […]

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  • I did a meal plan this week and it’s made such a big difference already because I don’t even have to think about what I’m cooking. I also had all my groceries delivered so it was even less painful!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Simpson

    I absolutely love your meal plans, they have really helped me heaps. Just wondering if you had a lunchbox meal plan for the kids lunchboxes. I am running out of ideas.

Healthy Coconut Lemon Balls

Sometimes it’s hard to find something different to add to the kids lunch boxes, they have their usual sandwich, a piece of fruit, vegetables sticks and some baking, but there are days where they want something a little more and I am loving the ‘balls‘ that I have been making lately.  Not only are they […]

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  • Jess Virk

    Do you have an alternative ingredient to replace the almonds? Most schools are nut free zones. I would still love to make the lemon balls, they look delicious! Maybe an after school snack :) ReplyCancel

    • Narelle

      sunflower seeds would be a great alternative, make them into a meal with the blender.ReplyCancel

  • tabs

    I would like to know that as well.ReplyCancel

  • Narelle

    Beautiful is you Katrina, what a wonderful recipe, so healthy. I have the happy addiction to chocolate so my favourite snack is almond meal, honey, coconut oil and a couple of tablespoons of cacao. I used to roll these into balls, now I just put the mixture into a jar and take a teaspoon to the fridge and get some when I feel like a sweet treat. The jar has been known to find it’s way with a spoon to the computer and is enjoyed while browsing my favourite blogs : ) xReplyCancel