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{BACK TO SCHOOL} Lunch box essentials for the pantry

We are back into our routine with making lunches, today I thought I would share with you some of the lunchbox essentials that are always stocked in my pantry. Rice crackers – if I don’t have any fresh or frozen muffins or cookies I will give the kids some rice crackers Apricot Balls & Pretzels – These are […]

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  • On Sunday nights I will spend about an hour in the kitchen making up some items to help get the kids through the nice week.
    Jelly-I make this using juice & gelatine
    Yoghurt- in a maker
    Donut muffins-make plain muffins then while warm, poke a hole in & add jam, then roll through sugar & cinnamon
    Fried rice-my teen doesn’t like sandwiches, but loves this. Cooked rice fried with a scrambled egg, bit if ham, frozen mix veg, & just plain soy sauce.
    Quiche
    Drumsticks-roast for an hr, then wrap in Al foil & freeze. Put into lunchbox frozen & we haven’t had problems
    I’ve also made ahead sandwiches & freeze these as well.
    I don’t premake all this every Sun, just a few items to help us grab things quickly

    Other essentials are popping corn that I microwave fresh that morning
    Fruit & vege- my kids prefer veg, so carrots sticks, beans, even mushrooms.ReplyCancel

  • Not just great ideas for school but would be great for work as well , thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Muesli bars – homemade or store variety.ReplyCancel

  • My kids love cold fried rice or cold chicken wings/drumsticks as well. It makes a nice change from sandwiches for them :)ReplyCancel

  • And I make popcorn and store it in a Tupperware modular mate. Keeps it really fresh and I can just grab some to pop into their lunchboxes.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Thanks Katrina for prompting up to stock up our pantries! We are gluten free/dairy free/nut free. Our staples include:
    * gluten free pretzels (http://www.trialiafoods.com.au/acontent%20catalogue/c24763.php)
    * wholegrain sakata rice creackers
    * coles brand pear snack packs
    * rice cakes spread with “no nut” butter
    * cans of chickpeas (for making hommos)
    * dried apple snacks (http://www.bellamysorganic.com.au/catalogue/).ReplyCancel

    • Lisaj_1979

      I love the tortilla’s! they keep really well for when the bread runs out.. My kids are younger and still like a simple lunch so even plain tortilla’s which i cut into shapes like cars or trains they love.. plus it’s easy and you can do it the night before if you pack it in a zip loc bag!ReplyCancel

  • I make my own Apricot Delight. Easy to do and much more cost effective! justfordaisy.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Bek – recipe on blog? Link please!!ReplyCancel

  • I agree with all these things. Ladies, did you know that microwave popcorn is one of the most toxic things you can buy? Make it yourself and spare your family the cancerous chemicals from the plastic/microwave combo. Please!!!ReplyCancel

  • I agree Lyndall – a friend of my daughter’s brought over a packet of microwave popcorn last weekend and I read the ingredients – omg – partially hydrogenated soybean oil was the one that stood out for me, not to mention artificial flavours (why do you need to flavour popcorn?!?) and colours (ditto). Popcorn cooked in coconut oil and a bit of salt on the stove is delicious and much less toxic.ReplyCancel

  • We pop our own for home but Coles has an organic popcorn ready popped which I keep in freezer and put into mini ziplock bags for a lunchbox treatReplyCancel

  • Bek Straughan yes, please share the link to recipe!ReplyCancel

  • I love all ur ideas. Diane Ballard the fried rice is a great option, Im adding it to our lunchbox menuReplyCancel

  • Sorry on iphone so did the lazy link up! Here is the link! Enjoy! http://justfordaisy.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-baking-yummy-apricot-delight.html
    It makes a big batch but lasts in the fridge or freezer! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I make wraps for my kids. They love them and are a great way to get veggies and salads into them. Avocado, cheese, grated carrot and cucumber, baby spinach leave and ham or turkey with a drizzle of salad cream. They always finish them.

    I freeze slices of fruit which they love in the morning and they help to keep the lunchbox cold.ReplyCancel

  • Channy

    How do you stop the cruskits going soggy by lunch time?
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    • Lisa

      Hi Channy

      I wrap the boys rice cakes in alfoil & put in lunchbox. The lunchbox is made up at night ready to collect in the morning. I have done this for jam, cheese & vegemite & nut butters and they are still reasonably crunchy by lunchtime. I imagine cruskits would be the same. Hope this helps.ReplyCancel

    • Juanita

      I know this is late so I hope you see it! I find not putting butter or marg on helps keep them from going soft. I think they stay pretty crunchy with peanut butter on them.ReplyCancel

      • My kids don’t complain of them going soggy, but your right Juanita, there really is no need for margarine when spreading on peanut butter ReplyCancel

  • Can you freeze fried rice? Trying to be an organized housewife :)ReplyCancel

  • Yep I always do just in little/big containersReplyCancel

  • we do lots of hommus and guacamole with veggie sticks!!ReplyCancel

  • Meg

    Essentials here are premium crackers or rice cakes, homemade dried fruit, few tins of two fruits or similar. Baked beans or tinned spaghetti for the times my 6 yr old is refusing sandwiches and then some honey tiny teddys as an occasional treat for very good behaviour :)ReplyCancel

    • Zara

      Meg I was just talking to hubby about drying fruit, how do you do it?ReplyCancel

      • Julie

        Hi Zara
        A Dehydrator is the best way to dry fruit. Pick up a cheap one either online or at goodguys etc (i got one online for $70)…. to see if you like using it before you go on to buy a more expensive one (can get up to around $400-$500). Can make SO many things – biltong (dried  meat – it is a treat for some ;) ), vegetable chips etc…ReplyCancel

        • Pcorderoy

          Hi, I’d love to make some biltong using a dehydrator.. can you tell me how? thankyou!!ReplyCancel

  • Do the rice cakes not go soggy with with cheesymite? Maybe have to give its try…ReplyCancel

  • Both of my boys love Rice Crackers and the Apricot Balls. What’s Cheesybite?? I might try some rice cakes for them though, not a bad idea. I used to eat them often, haven’t bought any for ages. Other than Dried Apricots (and occasionally dried apples for Alexander) I can’t get my boys to touch dried fruit. They both inherited my dislike for sultanasReplyCancel

    • Cheesybite is the cheesy flavoured Vegemite, like vegemite but not as strong a flavour. ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    Loving the suggestions. I always have popping corn in the pantry. It takes just minutes to pop some corn in the morning before school and it’s a nice treat to find in the lunch box.ReplyCancel

  • […] The Organised Housewife has some great Lunch Box Essentials for the Pantry. […]ReplyCancel

  • Marissa

    Thanks for those great tips. Dried fruit is also our trusted back up. Long(er) life flat breads & tortillas have also been handy to have in the pantry when bread supply is low. Fillings include, cheesymite, low fat mayo with grated cheese & grated carrot.ReplyCancel

    • Marissa

      Cheesybite, that is!ReplyCancel

    • hmmm…. is that all together Marissa? Might see if my kids will try it?ReplyCancel

      • Marissa

        Giggling at myself Katrina! No, they haven’t been brave enough to try all of those together yet. I do know a friend who adds a thin spread of vegemite to her salad sandwiches so I should probably “never say never”! ReplyCancel

  • colette

    might go try some apricot balls! I’ve seen before you having yoghurt covered somethings (sultanas??) Where do you get them?ReplyCancel

    • The yoghurt covered balls can be found in the health food section of the supermarket. The apricot balls are in the dried fruit section. Hope the kids enjoy them!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki

    There are some great ideas being posted! Our school has a Crunch & Sip Policy which means the ONLY snacks allowed are fresh fruit & if you must put in something else multigrain crackers & cheese or yoghurt. No drinks exept water. The school canteen also only has healthy options available. So our lunchbox looks like this: 1x Banana, 5x Strawberries, 1x healthy sandwich, Multigrain Crackers & cheese or yoghurt. It has taught the kids so much about healthy eating & i find our daughter making healthier choices at hone too!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    My kids also enjoy the dried crunchy bananas as a treat.ReplyCancel

  • HelenR

    Our lunchbox pantry essentials are pretzels, rice crackers, muesli bars, home cooked “air popped” popcorn, dried banana chips, dried apricots and sultanas.ReplyCancel

  • Jess

    Little tins of tuna & spaghetti.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    I make a mix of rice party mix popcorn nuts and one bag of chocolate nuts. The chocolate element is small the bulk comes from the popcorn and it’s healthy with a small amount of treat being the chocolate. I make it in a large tub and use a measuring cup to scoop one cup into a zip lock bag.ReplyCancel

  • June

    Plain milk poppers a couple of a days a week. Don’t really do prepackaged food. Make our own yoghurt, chips, roasted chickpeas, roasted corn kernls, grain free bars. Everything is fructose free in our house.ReplyCancel

  • Jesta

    Pantry essentials for us are, 
    Big tub of seeds (sunflower and pepitas) dried apricots, banana chips and sultanas to make little containers of trail mix.Popcorn, Pretzels, plain corn chips, sesame snaps, large tins of two fruits ( I divide into small containers).Rice thins, dry biscuits (salada’s, cruskits, sakata’s), Plain marie or arrowroot biscuits.Dried cereal such as cheerios, mini wheats etcReplyCancel

  • HI , how long would it be safe to keep rice cakes with vegemite and butter already made up in pantry for, would clad wrap and clad bags help?ReplyCancel

  • OOPPss I meant in fridge not pantry!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Hi Suzanne, Ooh i would only keep them in overnight. I think anything after that they may go a bit chewy.ReplyCancel

    • You are very right Katrina, I tried they did go soggy! Been thinking of doing school lunches 2 days ahead, Will stick to my usual routine. A extra minute in the morning wont disrupt school run.ReplyCancel

{Printable} Back to School: Fractions

When my kids are finding something hard to understand at school I try and help them further at home, be it spelling, telling time or handwriting.  Over the next few day’s I will share with you some resources that have been a fantastic help to us. Fractions is a hard concept to grasp, my kids […]

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  • Love it! How simple but effective.ReplyCancel

  • I’m eager for qfont so I can start practicing my hand writing to teach my children ReplyCancel

  • This is great kat, thanks for sharing. Fractions are hard but so important all through life! Learning properly and really understanding will be so much easier with something like this.ReplyCancel

  • Mtomsey77

    this is visually a great idea, although my kids are only starting Grade 1 this year and not quite at this stage yet, i think i will print it out regardless. I totally agree with the cooking though, i try to teach them fractions whenever we bake togetherReplyCancel

  • just printed this out and went through it with my 6 year old son who understood it. such an easy way to teach fractions. baking is also a great idea that i also do with my kidsReplyCancel

  • had i had things like this back in the day at school, i would have been ace at maths!!!ReplyCancel

  • Oopsiemumma

    That’s awesome! Thank-you have printed it and stuck it on the wall already.ReplyCancel

  • Ailsa

    Thank you so much. It’s just what I’ve been looking for!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina,

    Another way to help them visualise their fractions is for each child to make their own fraction wall. This is an activity we do with Year 7s in class.ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Thanks Katrina, this will be a big help to my oldest son. I love your blog by the way, I find lots of your tips very helpful and useful, keep up the fantastic work!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I wish I’d had this a couple of years ago. Thought you might like this site – it helped my daughter (and me) a lot – http://www.helpingwithmath.com/ – we used it extensively for all sorts of fraction work like improper fractions etc. It has great explanations, and test pages.ReplyCancel

  • […] While placing the male view with more educational material. I got these free pintables’ from The Organised Housewife’s website and stuck them up on the wall, now he has something to read to keep his brain ticking over. […]ReplyCancel

{Worth a Mention} Julie Goodwin Cookbook + more

I wanted to share with you some products that are ‘worth a mention’. Julie Goodwin’s The Heart of the Home Cookbook Yes you know me I love to cook and bake.  What I love most about Julie’s cookbook is the home style cooking, it’s not fashion on a plate and it’s a recipe to feed […]

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  • The fruit & veggie clean cloth is a great idea. Will check it out later!ReplyCancel

  • One of my fav cookbook!! My kids love the Nanny Gina’s Meatballs. Great recipe for kids to help with also. My kids love to eat them with a toothpick and I just serve them with salad :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Haley Chapman

    I have heaps of cookbooks and I have both of Julie Goodwins books – they are great more everyday meals than most – I use them alot more than the others. The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is awesome – the kids have the hang of it now too, we brought the case to store the icypoles in the freezer, that way everytime we get it out we do a double batch… Thanks for the info on the other products..ReplyCancel

  • Bec_wall

    Hi there, Firstly I must say that I love your website and my daily email !! Anyway I was reading the blog where you and your daughter organised her room together, and I was wondering where you got your hanging wardrobe organised from?? I’m only finding boring white ones…. Your help would be greatly appreciated. ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Wayman

    Thanks for the mention of Julie’s cookbook. I got this for christmas but have not yet ‘explored’ or used it. You have inspired me to do just that. Thankyou!ReplyCancel

  • We are big lovers of the five:am organic yoghurts too. My 3yo loves vanilla yoghurt, and this is a favourite of hers. I’m intrigued by the Enjo fruit and veg cloth! Might have to get in touch with a friend of mine who is a consultant :) I’ll be looking out for Julie Goodwin’s cookbook too! I’ve seen it a few times and just haven’t picked it up. I’m a big fan of the CWA cookbooks, I love good home cooking.ReplyCancel

  • How much is the fruit and veg cloth?ReplyCancel

{BACK TO SCHOOL} Freezable lunch box treats

Wow, a {DAILY TASK} on facebook last week caused a wave of discussion…. this was the task: {DAILY TASK} Start stocking your freezer with homemade freezable baking treats (muffins, cookies or scrolls) ready for school lunch boxes. My plan for baking this week: Blueberry Muffins Choc Muffins Jam Drops Savoury Scrolls Last week I got into […]

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  • Can I just say thanks so much for sharing this! I’m always on the lookout for new freezer friendly recipes!ReplyCancel

  • My children don’t go back until Feb 3 best l start baking these recipes are fab thanks ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much for this. With four kids at school and a hubby working I’m going to the best wife/mum around now ;) Awesome ideas. And will save do much by not buying pre made stuff. Cheers again. ReplyCancel

  • It was certainly a very helpful conversation. I have been baking mode since. Thank you for the link to my blog (A Multifarious Me). Hopefully someone will find that freezing tip helpful :-)ReplyCancel

  • What a fantastic list – I’m loving all the freezer recipes! Thanks, Kat, for all that typing and linking. A huge job!ReplyCancel

  • I was looking for one of these recipes last night and told hubby I couldn’t remember if I saw it on this fb page or stay at home Mum’s page. Long story short he told me I really should spend more time looking at this page so I could be organized enough to remember where I saw it!!! Cheeky bugger :)ReplyCancel

  • Just double checking all these recipes can be made in advance and piled up in the freezer and then pulled out of the freezer each day and thaw in the fridge or lunch box?ReplyCancel

  • Thanks! Suzie, we have a week to go too! Will try to use it wisely with these ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much this is going to be a life saver AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Shakeah

    Jut wondering if it might also be a idea to have at the bottom of the page how long you can store say Muffins, biscuits etc in the freezerl
    Thanks again! Alot of Mums like me are very greatful for this page :)ReplyCancel

    • Most are up to 3mths… but they never last that long! :-)

      Also Shakeah, it’s about how you wrap the item. A lot are best individually wrapped and then bagged. Personally, because mine only last a week or two in the freezer, I use zip lock bags and the small clip-lock containers (depending on the item). Make sure the baking is completely cool before freezing.

      I hope this helps :-)ReplyCancel

  • Wow, that is a huge blog post! Mammoth effort Katrina, well done :) It’s terrific!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for these. I will be making the mini muffins, and the cheese and bacon scrolls today. :)ReplyCancel

  • thank you, thank you for this list! My plan was to find some recipes this week and now all I have to do is cook!ReplyCancel

  • thank you! have been waiting for this one, going to get baking now with the help of my Thermomix!! The Owl & The ElephantReplyCancel

  • THANK YOU SOSOSOSO much!!!! This has majorly helped me get my lil boys 1st yr @school more Organised & yummy ;DReplyCancel

  • Jos @sew, cook, laugh & live

    I was wondering where all the traffic on my blog was coming from! Thanks for sharing some of my fave recipes!ReplyCancel

  • I don’t have kids at school anymore but i do have a hubby that needs healthy goodies for work instead of buying crap! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Samy_savva

    I am a mum with a preschooler (school supplies all foods) but this list of food is WONDERFUL. My daughter and I get great enjoyment out of cooking/baking together and this will just continue it. My printer at work tomorrow is going to get a work out :-)ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much for putting all these together in one. I was trying to follow it all on FB but this makes it SO much easier. Thanks againReplyCancel

  • brella

    This is quite a simple and economical recipe. My kiddies love to help me make these. I have not packed them for lunch yet

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/26669/mini+mm+biscuits ReplyCancel

  • Big thank you from my family. You’ve inspired me in many ways, love following your page!ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    A great list to inspire me and keep the kids happy too.ReplyCancel

  • Jo

    Awsome! Thanks for organising this list, I had been searching for ideas when a friend told me about your site. Great recipes and you have saved me time looking. ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Great ideas. Thanks! Shared with friends. :)ReplyCancel

  • Candicelewi

    These healthy snack recipes are great, but as a working mum myself, I know there are others out there who are looking for healthy lunch box bars off the shelf as we have limited time for making our own. Supa Secrets snack bars are specially created for kids’ growing bodies, developing taste buds and active lifestyles. They use the best ingredients possible to ensure the kids get nutritional benefits – and my son loves the ballistic berry flavour! I found them in the health food section at Coles or you can get them online at http://www.supasecrets.com.au.ReplyCancel

  • Jeltan

    I’m considering asking some of the Mums around if they would like to co-op – we could each cook bulk batches of one item and portion wrap. We only have to cook one thing (working and studying mum of 2 primary aged boys) but have a range of lunchbox foods in the freezer!ReplyCancel

    • That’s a great idea Jeltan.

      I am currently cooking my “friendly foods” for my Mum, my son, my husband and me. I find doing a big batch for the whole family is great… although I ran out of room in the freezer!!ReplyCancel

  • […] I made some cookies. I used a recipe from The Organised Housewife’s back to school luchbox series. I followed it, I swear I did. The plan was to cook half the mix now and put the other half […]ReplyCancel

  • […] My oven has also been broken the past 2 weeks, which has been a struggle as I LOVE to bake.  The holidays will be a great opportunity to bake some muffins, cookies and restock the freezer of lunchbox treats. […]ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    love this page! well done, finally a list where everythink is suitable to freeze & for lunchboxes! life made easy for me Im very appreciative :) and loving your cheats ways are awesome thanks heaps ReplyCancel

  • Michele

    Such a great list! Can’t wait to try some of these! You’ve done a fab job Kat :)ReplyCancel

  • All of my recipes are freezer friendly over at Friendly Foods for Fletcher!

    They’re also gluten free and dairy free… back to school for me tomorrow (I’m a teacher) so the weekend was full of baking – which I loved! The only reason I stopped was because the freezer was full!

    Katie
    http://www.friendlyfoodsforfletcher.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Tegan

    Do your frozen treats unfreeze in time if they are in cooler bags? I would love to incorporate this with my children but my preppy has a cooler lunch bag and my kinders have theirs put in a fridge…ReplyCancel

    • Marie

      I take mine out f the freezer when i put their lunch boxes together the night before so they defrost in the fridge overnight :)ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    I’m thinking about doing some freezing for my girl starting kindy this year. They have a rubbish free rule (no packets, cling wrap etc) so would like to freeze without individually wrapping. Any suggestions of the best way to do this? Was thinking of placing baking paper between each layer in a tupperware container. Would this keep them fresh enough do you think?ReplyCancel

    • Marie

      i freeze on a tray and then once frozen pop everything in a snap lock bag :)ReplyCancel

  • Kali

    This has been fantastic! I have so far made the cookies and the bacon & vege slice and the kids seem to love them! With my baby starting school this year, I was sick of buying the chips to shove in all 3 kids lunchboxes! Wanting something easy, quick and relatively healthy for them! We are short on time with 2 of us at uni this year so these are great ideas! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Giles

    This is great, thanks for the ideas and sharing the recipes! Always appreciate things that make life that little easier! Also great to be able to give the kids home cooked things (just starting to do that more consistently!)ReplyCancel

{Giveaway} KitchenAid Hand Mixer

KitchenAid Hand Held Mixer If you have been following for a while you will know that I am a HUGE KitchenAid fan.  I received a spectacular gift late last year from Matchbox.com.au, they sent me a KitchenAid stand mixer, you can read more about why I wanted a KitchenAid mixer here and how much I love […]

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  • How do you get one? I’d LOVE one!! ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    these look great! I love the colours! Mine is 15 yrs old and on it way out so I would love a new one!ReplyCancel

    • Kristy

      Love that is pink! I have been dreaming of owning a kitchen aid mixer for a long time! I love my old hand mixer at home, so quick and easy to bring out, but I would love a shiny new pink Kitchen aid one even more!ReplyCancel

      • Kristy

        Oops forgot to add my favourite product is the Artisan Stand Mixer KSM150 in Almond Cream!ReplyCancel

  • I would love to win one of these :) Pink is so our family and we cook often – my little $18 supermarket job is just not cutting it.ReplyCancel

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    I’d love to win one :)ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Rock

    The KCM223 Coffee Maker…oh how this would make me want to get up early every morning!ReplyCancel

  • I have needed a hand held for a very long timeReplyCancel

  • The KitchenAid Artisan Hand Mixer in Empire Red would be my favorite product. I love hand mixers! ReplyCancel

  • Dl

    I would absolutely kill for one of the artisan stand mixers. So far I have not been able to make it a priority. My god I want one :D But hell I would be more than happy to make do with the hand mixer.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    iI’d actually love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSB650 Blender Candy Apple Red its bright in color and cheery , it’ll certainly go great with the decor at Christamas time and it would be so easy to use.I would leave mine on the bench for those quick smoothies or after school milk shakes , or when guests come round for that enjoyable cocktailReplyCancel

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    Oh WOW!! You have no idea how much I would love to win one of these! It would certain help with cooking in this little family : )ReplyCancel

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    Wow… what an awesome give-away. I’m dreaming about it now…ReplyCancel

  • how do i get one, i would love to win oneReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    I would LOVE to get the
    KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Pistachio
    Product Code: 91080
    or Pink. Still can’t decide, which is why I haven’t purchased yet.
    One day soon I hope.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    Thank you I would love to be in with a chance .ReplyCancel

  • I love the colour, I too would love something smaller for the little jobs I have to do. Love the story of how Kitchen Aid came to be :)ReplyCancel

  • Such pretty pink! My $12 hand mixer just can’t do the job properly sometimes. I can only imagine how much of an improvement a kitchen aid would be!ReplyCancel

  • Gosh yes I’d live to win one of these, and pink! Fantastic giveawayReplyCancel

  • I love my Kitchen Aid (it’s bright red!) but I’d love the hand mixer for those times when it’s just a small mixing job!ReplyCancel

  • Fiona McIntyre

    I would LOVE a KitchenAid Handmixer PLEEEASE!!! Mine’s worn out…..having 5 kids it gets used A LOT ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Would be awesome to win one…loving the pink!!ReplyCancel

  • Pick me, pick me!! LOL one of things I will never actually be able to afford but would LOVE to have.ReplyCancel

  • This would be awesome to win! I use mine so often I mange to burn out the motors on the cheap ones I buy and I know Kitchen aid is such a wonderful company. My boys would love mummy having a pink hand mixer to make cupcakes/muffins with <3ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to win oneReplyCancel

  • What a FANTASTIC give away lovely! Thanks for the chance xReplyCancel

  • Theimperfecthousewife

    My favourite would probably be the Kitchen Aid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Cafe Latte because is is a product that you use everyday as a Mum. I also love that it is classy and looks beautiful. It is the best of both worlds; looks pretty and is conventional.ReplyCancel

  • One of these would encourage me to bake more!! My $10 cheapie from Kmart just doesnt cut it lolReplyCancel

  • My kids and I LOVE baking together!! How do we enter the competition???ReplyCancel

  • Anth G

    Ooooh, I love this colour!! I’d love to be in the comp to win this :)ReplyCancel

  • Meg

    I would LOOOOOVE to one day have the KSM150 stand mixer in pink! My kenwood chef has served me well over the years but the countless hrs its spent wizzing away has left it fried and ready for the scrap heap :( I wanna upgrade to a kitchen aid so that i can get all the nifty attachments and make our own mince, sausages and pasta to reduce preservatives and additives in my little girls diets. :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Poulton

    Oh my!!! Yes please. It would be wonderful to not use my hand whisk for mixing.ReplyCancel

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  • Nae_stewart

    I would love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Pink. I love that it is more than just a kitchen mixer, and that you can get additional attachments for all sorts of applications! I mean, who wouldn’t love a sausage maker, but there is no way I’d buy another contraption to sit and gather dust when the Stand Mixer is so versatile!ReplyCancel

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    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great mixer and love the color!ReplyCancel

  • Bettie Housewife

    The KSM156 standmixer in Red…*drool* oh how I wish I had the moola for this baby in my kitchen lol!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Higgins

    I would LOVE to win this!!! I use my cheap hand mixer all the time! I would love a kitchen aid one and even more because it’s pink !!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    I love the pink!! So cool to see something immensely useful as well as cute!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Jak Connelly

    Im totally in love with the
    KITCHENAID PLATINUM COLLECTION KSM156 STAND MIXER IN ELECTRIC BLUE because ive always wanted these style mixer and its in one of my favorite colours….
    Who wouldnt love these … :)ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaReed

    I Love Love Love KitchenAid products… I would love to win the KitchenAid Artisan Hand Mixer in baby pink – however I’m not fussy, and would easily settle for a KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice – if they wanted to send one my way :) ReplyCancel

  • Kate O'Brien

    Ooh I’d love to win one of these! I’m using my Mum’s old hand Mixer from 30 years ago!ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Ohhh KitchenAid envy! I would love to win ????????????ReplyCancel

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  • Jodie Winters

    My favorite Kitchenaid product from the Kitchenaid website is the kfPm770 Artisan food processor. I would love to be able to shave time of my food preparation with this wonderful product (not bad on the eye either so it would sit happily on my kitchen bench lol)
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  • Oz-burkes

    I would love the KitchenAid KSM156, as a family of 6 with 4 young children it would make cooking a whole lot easier for me, I would be using it for everything!!!! and love the pink one!! ReplyCancel

  • Birdie

    Awesome!! I didn’t realize you could have such a cutie in the kitchen. LOVE the pink colour!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Allan

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a wonderful kitchen aid appliance in my kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Rani Jeffers-Hay

    I would love to win the KitchenAid Artisan handmixer, I don’t own a hand mixer, but I am lucky enough to borrow my parents one when needed. I love the KitchenAid range, and all their products are on my wish list. Unfortunately, they are out of my price range at the moment. The top of my wish list is the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor. Any of their colours would be great.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great product.ReplyCancel

  • jorobkia

    I would love a ‘KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Empire Red’ as I have an old Kenwood mixer which does do the job but is quite noisyand a little messy. Would love to win the hand beaters for my Mum.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Bonnici

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a new KitchenAid hand mixer!!

    I use to have one but it was an el’ cheapo and ended up in the bin and I haven’t replaced it yet. I bake so often it would come in handy, especially now that my 5yo is starting school this year…. I’ll be able to whip up many yummy school treats for her.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Woods

    I would loooovvveee to win one of these. I am a kitchenaid fan even though I don’t own any. I even took pictures of the stand mixer at the shop the other day cause they were just so darn pretty. My old hand mixer gave up the ghost while I was doing my Christmas baking so I would love to win :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rhiannon Cole

    Wow, one of these would be perfect for me right now! I’ve just started baking cakes for my hubby’s cafe.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Gilchrist

    I love baking and couldn’t survive without my electric beater which I inherited from my mum when she died. It’s a bit on the old side (she has been gone for 22 years this year!) I would love a new Kitchen Aid stand mixer so I could retire the old girl to my caravan.ReplyCancel

  • KitchenAid KPM5 Stand Mixer Empire Red is what I am admiring on the web site and I’d never say no to and Artisan stand mixer in any colour! but Oh my I’d adore to give the hand mixer a go and share it on my blog some power would be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • JodiCorbett

    Wow I love their whole range, who could single it out – I am such a terrible chef that I would greatly benefit from anything lol!!!ReplyCancel

  • I absolutely adore my shiny black Artisan stand mixer, and it gets used a lot! A hand mixer would be fab especially when I need two things whipped at once! The mixer I got when I got married ten years ago makes funny noises and smells weird… I think it has had it!ReplyCancel

  • I would SOOOO love a KHB100 Hand Blender.
    My youngest daughter has SEVERE food intolerances ( could eat no food till she was 4yrs old). I have to cook all of her food from scratch, such as making chicken stock to put IN mince as a flavouring. A new hand blender would make my life so much easier, as a single mum, especially now I have to return to work.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    I’m praying for a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in Empire Red but as that isn’t likely to happy as I soon as I’d like the next best thing is a KitchenAid hand mixer!ReplyCancel

  • Lianne Dawson

    I too would love a kitchen aid mixer I don’t care what colour though red would be my favourite, I don’t care what size either. I know I will never be able to buy oneReplyCancel

  • Sara M

    I’ve tried 3 different brands of hand mixer over the past year. My original one wasn’t expensive, so I didn’t mind that it wasn’t very good, and it did last me a couple of years. But since then I’ve tried 3 other brands: 1 stopped working the first time I used it (cake batter, not exactly demanding!), the next NEVER worked, and the third only worked 3 times. So now I’m saving up for a Kitchenaid stand mixer. I’ve found a local retailer with a good price, but it’s going to take me a while to save those pennies.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Noble

    I would love a new hand held, mine was my grandmothers and I have had for about 20 years ( who knows how long she had it before me) and it’s on it’s final legs. ReplyCancel

  • Denise Touzel

    The KitchenAid Artisian Handmixer would make life easier for me as my current mixer has died and its back to handwhisking for a little while till I het a new one….look out arm muscles!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Powell

    You are so right! A hand mixer would come in so handy for smaller jobs, rather than the stand mixer! I have a cake recipe that requires whipped egg whites at the end and it’s always such a pain! Please enter me in the draw to win one :)ReplyCancel

  • ppandfi

    My old hand held I have had for years and it is just about on it’s last legs. This Kitchenaid hand held looks fantastic and with 7 speeds I am completly won over. Looks fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Bianca

    My favourite KitchenAid product is the KSM156 KitchenAid Stand Mixer from the Platinum Collection. I would choose the Raspberry Ice colour too! This is my favourite product because I love cooking, especially real, whole foods for my family & this little baby would make my life so much easier!ReplyCancel

  • Tweeti

    I know my wooden spoons are useful,
    But not as special as a PINK KitchenAid mixer!ReplyCancel

  • Jayde

    The KitchenAid stand mixer is my best friend! We do so much together! The next friend I would like to invite into my group is the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor in Onyx black…I just know we would be bestie and she would fit right in with me and my stand mixer!ReplyCancel

  • bianca

    Id love this product my old one stoped working after 10 years! And its my sons birthday very soon.
    Love the pink colour!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tonyandvic

    I love the KitchenAid Artisan KHM720 Hand Mixer and need to replace my el cheapo from kmart as it no longer has variable speed (only max) and overheats after 3mins!ReplyCancel

  • Emmavellar

    I would love the hand held mixer, mine is on its way out even though i sounds like its working extra hard!

    I have a hungry little boy and a hubby with food allergies so make a lot of things from scratch, using the hand held mixer would make this a lot of fun and add a bit of style to my second hand kitchen!

    Will just continue to fantasize over the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice……. *drools*ReplyCancel

  • crystal jones

    I would love one of these mixers! I have my mums hand me down and sadly Its 25 yrs old :/ pink is also my favourite colour!!ReplyCancel

  • Thanh

    I love the Kitchenaid stand mixer in Raspberry ice, as it would look be a very nice feature in my kitchen ReplyCancel

  • Mels2903

    I would love a Kitchen ais stand mixer! Always wanted the red colour but you make a great case for the pink one as well. Ooooh too many choices. Could get pink as I have 3 girls who love to help bake things and with a kitchenaid it would be soooo much faster xxxReplyCancel

  • Kristysweeney

    I love the Kitchenaid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Pink. This my my dream appliance.ReplyCancel

  • Kath A

    Love Kitchenaid, the hand mixer would be so handy… ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Mcerlean

    Please put my name in the draw!
    Thanks for your blog :)ReplyCancel

  • B-prepared

    I think my fav is the Kitchen Aid Artisan KHB100 Hand Blender in white – my mum used to have one when i was a kid and she did everything with it from frothing coffees to mixing custards and whipping cream – and soooo easy to clean – I want one!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    Would so love to win one of these! My mum used to have something simliar when I was small, and I loved watching her work on it and then getting to lick the mixture off the beaters. Would love for my son to be able to do the same. And in pink, my favourite colour! ReplyCancel

  • Kym

    I have a Kitchen Aid food processer – it is the best thing ever. I only have the food processer but I hope to add to my collection very soon!!! (hint, hint ) :-)ReplyCancel

  • Purplesp8y

    Never owning any type of food processor I think I’ve been missing out on making some beautiful recipes so the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor in Empire Red
    could help me become a chef not just a cook.ReplyCancel

  • Please pretty please. My Mixmaster died when I was making my son’s birthday cake and I love to bake and really really need a mixer The KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice looks like it was made for me. It’s killing me not having one.ReplyCancel

  • Sam

    I have the stand mixer and it’s a fabulous machine. Things get serious when it comes out onto the countertop!!! But the hand mixer just has pink cupcakes written all over it!ReplyCancel

  • Kaz

    I dream of a big stand mixer in red. With such a tiny kitchen (we have little ikea table with four chairs that curve around it, when all four are seated, no one can open the fridge or the open, and two people cannot leave the kitchen! whilst the stand is big it will give me “hands-free” time, I dont know how we will fit in a highchair in another 4 months!!
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  • Laura Ellis-Harry

    I absolutely adore Kitchenaid brand and ALL of their products. To ACTUALLY OWN one of these amazing pieces of kitchenware would be a dream come true. My favorite product would be the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Pink then I would LOVE a matching KitchenAid Artisan KHM720 Hand Mixer Pink – in whatever order they come into my life I would adore them. My husband of 1 month would love what I could create with this new addition to our home together! ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    This is exactly what I need! Thanks for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Alieshacarol

    I have been oohing & aahhing over the pictures you have posted of your stand mixer, then wehn i saw this one, i oohed and ahhed a bit more :) it would be so convenient & make my kitchen look all pretty :)ReplyCancel

  • Annmaree Leone

    I would love this mixer. Using my nans old hand beater (she was 99 last year) my 5 yr old usually gives up cooking with me, even though she loves to cook and comes up with great ideas herself!ReplyCancel

  • kerry santillo

    The food processor in black, sleek and stylish!!
    thanks for a chance.ReplyCancel

  • Channy

    I love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Boysenberry. I have the perfect spot for it above my microve shelf! I want one of everything from KitchenAid :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    I just love it all, but especially the Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer in electric blue – it would be the perfect replacement for my Sunbeam Mixmaster that has been passed down from my Mum. Until I have the money to get that one though, the hand mixer would be ideal :-)
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  • Oh my gosh the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Cafe Latte
    Product Code: 91145 is definetly on my PLEASE LET ME GET ONE one day list !!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    I have a stand mixer and food processor, they are beautiful. It seems all kitchenaid products are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Oh how I would LOVE one of these! I recently dropped, and smashed my hand held mixer, and am yet to replace it. Needless to say, my baking has been a tad restricted as a result.
    Enjoy :-)ReplyCancel

  • I would love the KSM156 Stand Mixer in Raspberry Ice. It’s fast, efficient and a great multi-tasker. Just what a busy mum needs.ReplyCancel

  • Shezza79

    The KSM156 Stand Mixer,
    A bit of help in the kitchen would be fab,
    Something attractive to look at too,
    My kitchen looks quite drab.ReplyCancel

  • I love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice. I especially love the glass bowl. Gorgeous colour too.ReplyCancel

  • I have wanted a KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Empire Red for years but its a bit beyond my reach price wise. I love the colour, it would match my red accessoried kitchen, I love the retro style, my kitchen is also done out in 50s retro and I love that its solid. I also love that it has so many accessories! ReplyCancel

  • Bel

    I would absolutely love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Candy Apple Red. I killed my poor cheap mixer making the Gingerbread House for Christmas and would love to be able to do it with a KitchenAid next time!!ReplyCancel

  • KitchenAid = best quality. I would love to own my first KitchenAid appliance ReplyCancel

  • girlybird

    So cute! I had no idea Kitchenaid made their other appliances in matching colours, I have a mixer in the same pink! It’s very bad that I know this now…I want everything to match :) hahaReplyCancel

  • KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice is awsome, the colour sounds yummy too!!ReplyCancel

  • Ianandstacey

    Artisan Blender cos I can make the best slushie in itReplyCancel

  • Starx

    Looks fantastic and I really need one!ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    i have been known to say i love my kitchenaid stand mixer more than my firstborn… now that i have a second kidlet i think i need a second kitchenaid appliance to match!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nelevi

    I would love a KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Candy Apple Red to deal with all my baking (and other cooking) experiments. And the colour would make it a big showcase in my kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly R

    Please please please pick me!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    ooops… i didn’t name it correctly… my kitchenaid mixer is the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Empire Red – i love it to bits!!!ReplyCancel

  • Clancy

    Ooooh it’s lovely! My favorite is KitchenAid Artisan KSM159 Stand Mixer Almond Cream, so retro looking. I just love it!! I heart KitchenAid appliances :-)ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Wyatt

    My two loves – baking and kitchen aid! Unfortuently my budget just doesn’t allow me to join them togetherReplyCancel

  • I absolutely love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Electric Blue,
    It would really suit my kitchen oh so true,
    I’ll be ready to make anything on the menu that my family desire,
    The KitchenAid Platinum Collection sets my heart on fire.
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  • Kara_m_brown

    Oooh, feeling lucky! It would look gorgeous next to my pink mixer :)ReplyCancel

  • I adore my KitchenAid Hand Blender that my MIL bought me for christmas. It puree’s up my little boy’s food so fast. Just waiting till Feb to get my KitchenAid Food Processor KFPM770 off layby so it can join the gang (KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer & KBH100 Hand Mixer)ReplyCancel

  • My favourite item from the KitchenAid is th ePlatinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice because Pink is such an invigorating colour!ReplyCancel

  • Bel

    I would love the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor in Empire Red so it would match Ruby, my darling Empire Red mixer :)ReplyCancel

  • Senga

    Oh my! If I had to pick just one KitchenAid item, it would be a stand mixer but which colour???? The Artison KSM150 in Empire Red would have to be it.ReplyCancel

  • My favourite KitchenAid product would have to be the “KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Pink” (Product Code: 91075)…. I have no hope of getting one however, but it will always be at the top of my wishlist forever :) :)
    And easily my second favourite KitchenAid product is the “Artisan KHM720 Hand Mixer Pink”(Product Code: 90775)…
    I just LOVE the pink & it would be awesome/easy/wonderful etc… to make cakes and goodies with either of these products. Christmas gingerbread cookies would be a breeze to whip up in the stand mixer!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kiara

    The KitchenAid artisan Empire Red would be the most amazing addition to my kitchen that hopefully one day I could possibly afford!ReplyCancel

  • Sabinag3

    Yummy cupcake just need kitchenAid mixer in Pink *wink wink*ReplyCancel

  • Bindi

    My favourite product is the the KitchenAid Artisan Hand Mixer – practical and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Bed

    My favourite product would have to be the KitchenAid Platinum Stand Mixer (in Raspberry Ice if I can be fussy!!).. ReplyCancel

  • Jen Muir

    Love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice – it could help me do just about everything – except maybe the washing…ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine1485

    I adore the ‘KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Cobalt Blue’ – it’s my dream stand mixer and I love all the attachments you can get for it (eg. mincer, pasta machine). The colour is just gorgeous, it would be the focal point of my kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine1485

    I’m logged into Rafflecopter using Facebook, so I entered as Kate Ryan. There wasn’t a space to put my name, so I thought I’d better specify in case you deleted my entries :PReplyCancel

  • Mandachic84

    The Platinum Blender makes preparing breakfast a ‘smooth’ process! ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    OMG – love it love it love it – so good for my new years resolution of making all kids snacks from scratch and in my fave colour too!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole . W

    ~ My favourite product is the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Empire Red (Product Code: 91010) …It is a akin to Wonder Woman! With all the wonderful attachments available for it I can instantly become my own Baker, Butcher, Pasta Maker, Ice-Creamist, and a darn sight more creative cook then I could ever be without it! ~ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rayner

    Oooooooh pink! My most favouritest colour ever! Pick me pick me (LOL)!ReplyCancel

  • OH MY GOODNESS!!!! LOVE! That would be such a divine thing to win xxxReplyCancel

  • Lauren Cleary

    My fave Kitchenaid product is my Artisan stand mixer in Pistachio (beautiful pale green, a bit retro too). I use it for cakes, biscuits, zucchini slice, sausage roll filling… just about everything! Although the hand mixer would be good for whipping cream and making icing. I’m looking forward to adding the pasta making attachment for delicious fresh pasta. Am loving this website which my bestie introduced me too as well!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anyone that knows me, also knows my liking for ALL Things..PINK! This would so complement my kitchen and ME! Great competition. THANKS@katmoneymumReplyCancel

  • in love of course with the Artisan stand mixer in Pistachio … but like you we find a hand mixed well handy :) le xoxReplyCancel

  • Mary

    Wow I had no idea Kitchen Aid had hand mixers as well! Love the pink too!ReplyCancel

  • Melcare79

    My sister in law has one of these – KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Empire Red
    Product Code: 91010 and I do not like to visit her anymore because of it. Sitting on her bench, like she’s better than us. (In all honesty I love my sister in law, I just wish we got to enjoy more of her baking, so instead would like to do my own).ReplyCancel

  • Lettyanne

    I have a kitchen aid stand mixer which I love, I do a lot of cooking with 4 children and find that it is fantastic, from cakes, bread dough, pizza dough, ice cream, biscuits and so much more, I love it. Like you my mum had a hand mixer which she did all her creams and fast, small cooking jobs. Oooo that would be great addition to the kitchen…..ReplyCancel

  • Emily bell

    This would make baking even more fun! What a gorgeous colour! Love all things pink, so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Mummytiff1988

    I havn’t got, but would absolutley LOOOVE the KitchenAid Chefs Basic Food Processor White Product Code: 9480, have heard the other mums at school bragging about them, which is rather frustrating as they dont bake alot, and I do, having 4 kids and trying to ensure i know what goes into thier mouths. But if I keep playing my cards right and pinching pennys, I just might get one for my birthday next month. (Valentines Day!) hehe
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  • Michelle Kemeperman

    I can only dream about Kitchenaid at this moment in time. But oh how I would like it to be reality. All my well known brand name regular appliances can be quite loud. Kitchenaid sounds like pure silence to me!! ReplyCancel

  • Gayemurphy

    Since watching cooking shows with my children, I’ve rekindled the love of cooking from when I was a teenager…. Growing up my mum had an old stand style mixer – which was treated with great respect! I like the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Sugar Pearl Silver because it reminds me of cooking with my mum when I was young! ReplyCancel

  • Karina wong

    I just love love LOOOVE the KSM150 Artisan Stand in Empire Red. Even if I don’t bake, it will add colour to my kitchen and make for a great centrepiece on my bench top!ReplyCancel

  • feline1981

    awww I already have the kitchenaid stand mixer AND the food processor- would cut off my right arm for this :P

    Amanda from Amanda’s Mummy Jeans xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    My favourite product is the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Candy Apple Red. It is on my wish list. And would you believe that both my neighbours on either side of me both have this very KitchenAid? How can I possibly keep up with the neighbours? The KitchenAid Artisan Hand Mixer is a start!ReplyCancel

  • Love the Pink – it would suit the charcoal tops on my benches very well indeedReplyCancel

  • Georgia

    I love the KSM156 Stand Mixer from the Platinum Collection because it just looks amazing! I have a vintage mixmaster that I love looking at but am scared to use because it is so old but I’d love to own one that both works and looks beautifully! Choosing a colour would be the tricky part though.ReplyCancel

  • Pink to make the boys wink. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • OMGollyGosh!!! Love the KSM156 Stand Mixer from the Platinum CollectionReplyCancel

  • I love KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer in Candy Apple Red. Its sex on legs. ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Anastasiou

    Current hand mixer is over 30 years old and constantly drops one beater mid-mix. Would love a pink KitchenAid mixer for the next 30 years.ReplyCancel

  • KitchenAid Artisan Blender Red because it looks like an absolute beast of a machine that would make light work of any kitchen chopping and blending task.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Love the fact it’s on a stand as I can prepare other food whilst it’s on! I’m surrounded by boys in my house so pink would be a nice touch in my kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Walton

    Just can’t go past the KitchenAid Stand Blender in Artisan Ice – it’s beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    This would look perfect in my new kitchen! Pink is my favourite colour!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Walton

    Sorry – that would be Raspberry Ice!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lise

    I L.O.V.E. the Kitchenaid KSM150 Stand Mixer in beautiful pure white, it would make baking soooo much easier :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle K

    I love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Candy Apple Red. Red is my fave colour and would look fantastic on my kitchen bench ready to use. lolReplyCancel

  • Sam

    Love the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer in green apple. ReplyCancel

  • I love the Kitchen Aid Artisan stand mixer in Empire Red….drool!!!ReplyCancel

  • Well, inspired by the Organised Housewife, I’m embarking on a school year of baked, not bought, snacks. The KitchenAid hand mixer would make light work of this challenge. Give it to me, give it to me!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristie Whittaker

    Kristie Whittaker loves the KitchenAid Ultra power 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer – now how to go about affording it … siggghhhh ….ReplyCancel

  • Kristie Whittaker

    sorry forgot to mention Empire REd my little boy loves redReplyCancel

  • I love the stand mixer, any colour, it just brings back memories of my nana in her kitchen always making something!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    I can’t go past the Boysenberry KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. Anything purple is already a winner in my books but the fact that it will replace several appliances in my kitchen makes this gorgeous looking mixer way ahead of the competition.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Conroy

    I love to bake. My favorite product would have to be the Stand mixer. It would make baking a breeze. One day I will finally get one :)ReplyCancel

  • Malinda Gardner

    i love KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Candy Apple Red would look so good in my kitchen!!!ReplyCancel

  • KarenEdwards

    My sad old hand mixer is about to be sent to kitchen heaven would love a shiny new pink KitchenAid hand mixer ReplyCancel

    • KarenEdwards

      KitchenAid Artisan KHM720 Hand Mixer Pink ReplyCancel

  • Elissa

    I didn’t know kitchen aid made coffee makers! Loving the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KCM223 Coffee Maker Contour Silver. It gives me fond memories of my Grandmas kitchen where she always had a pot of coffee on the go for guests. Looks great too compared to the older style drip coffee makers – love it! ReplyCancel

  • Mel Moran

    Gotta love the KitchenAId Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer, the ultimate status symbol on any kitchen bench!!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Horsham

    I would love one. In my organizing of kitchen I throw away the beaters for the mixer my dad got me (opps) instead of the old one which burnt out (and of cause different brands the old don’t fit the new)
    At least I learnt make sure throwing away the old stuff not stuff for equipment that still works/haveReplyCancel

  • Melissa K

    Am loving the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in the Boysenberry colour :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Miles

    I love my hand mixer and it is a $15 one from Big W as you say so much more convenient for little jobs, never even thought about one that would have more power etc, the KitchenAid one sounds like every cooks dream.ReplyCancel

  • Karen V

    I didn’t think I’d like it, but the Antique Copper in the new Platinum Collection of stand mixers has grown on me every since I saw it in real life. It’s different and a colour that my husband can live withReplyCancel

  • Sophie

    The new KitchenAid Platinum range is amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina C

    KitchenAid = Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • I absolutely love KitchenAid Artisan KCG111 Spice and Coffee Grinder Onyx BlackReplyCancel

  • mama cyllus

    This would be a fabulous addition to my kitchen. Loving KitchenAid!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia L

    The new colours in the KitchenAid Platinum Collection make my heart ache for a fluroscent pink one sitting on my kitchen bench!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Raymond

    I like you have a love for pink things and the Raspberry Ice KitchenAid Artisan Design Series 5 Tilt Head stand Mixer is my absolute favourite and is something I would love to add to my kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    I am approaching 20 years of marriage and am still using the little hand blender I got for my engagment – how lovely to have a new oneReplyCancel

  • Mary

    I didn’t realise that KitchenAid have such a range of products. I would love to learn more about the food processor. It looks terrific.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie

    Oh how i love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer in Raspberry Ice… looove the pink colour!! Sigh… better start saving all present money now….ReplyCancel

  • Claire Bailey

    I would like the KitchenAid KPM5 Stand Mixer in the beautiful Cobalt Blue, so versatile and useful for so many things I want to cook but can’t , or at least not easily, because I don’t have one.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth J A

    A favourite? too hard… but if I have to pick, this one:
    KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Black StormReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    I think I’m in love with KitchenAidReplyCancel

  • Jane

    To be honest I’d love any one of the KitchenAid appliances! I’ve been baking and cooking by hand for most of my life – I still use my Mum’s old manual hand mixer, it gives a great workout but just doesn’t mix that well :).
    My favourite would have to be the KitchenAid Artisan KHM720 Hand Mixer in Red because all my kitchen accessories are red.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny L

    I’ve dreamt of having a KitchenAid Mixer, but having a PINK one is just HEAVENLY!ReplyCancel

  • Cass

    My fave is the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice because it can do everything and looks gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Jade D

    Long has my Mum dreamed of a Red KitchenAid 5 Qt. Artisan Stand Mixer… As a single mother who has never been able to afford such splurges, unfortunately her dream has never been fulfilled. Alas, we must still struggle on with her old beaten-up hand mixer. As a financially disadvantaged 16 year-old, I would love to give her such a gift! ReplyCancel

  • Annie

    I have a very old 3 speed mixer so having a 21st century Kitchenaid would leave me speechless and on a baking frenzy!!ReplyCancel

  • Nina

    In love with the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Almond Cream! So badly want one and am going to start saving for one this year :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    KitchenAid Artisan Hand Mixer I desperately need one, I had one many years ago, not this brand and would be fantastic to get another one! (Especially in pink!)ReplyCancel

  • Teressa

    KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor (espeecially in Onyx Black)
    Product Code: 97820 is another KitchenAid item I’d love! So sleek, it seems the perfect, reliable, fast and effective way to create amazing gourmet feasts and everyday meals without spending hours slaving in the kitchen! Love the look of these :)ReplyCancel

  • i love the hand mixer i actually own one of those really cheap hard to get mix off 3 speed hand mixers would love a 7 speed oneReplyCancel

  • I’m lusting after the Kitchen Aid artisian range, anything from this delicious range would look and be generally fabulous in my kitchen! Specifically appealing is the KFPM770 food processor, in fire engine red to go with my toaster, of course!ReplyCancel

  • Amie Codlin

    I would to win this. My hand held mixer is due for replacement and this gorgeous pink one would be perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice so I can cook like the pros and in the pink colour cause what girl doesn’t love pink!!ReplyCancel

  • My hand mixer is going a little loopy so an update would be amazing– and you can’t beat PINK!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Kneipp

    The kitchen Aid Platinum Collection looks amazing, I’ve always thought they look so aesthetically pleasing and deliver on what they promise to do! I’ve always wanted one!ReplyCancel

  • My mixer just gave up the ghost so the KSM150 Stand mixer would be a fabulous and stylish replacement!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    I love my KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer … the original and the best! Mine’s blue, my favourite colour, and it makes me smile every time I use it.ReplyCancel

  • I love all of the products, but I would find the KPM5 Stand Mixer very helpful in my kitchen , as I love to bake. Not to mention that it would look very pretty in my kitchen, especially if it was Pink, but it seems that there isn’t one in Pink, so White would look very nice in my soon to be new French Provincial Kitchen :)ReplyCancel

  • Venny

    The ksm156 Stand Mixer is my ABSOLUTE favourite! I love the eye popping candy-apple-red colour, the beauty of the actual mixer and the retro look of it – not to mention the power it has! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSB650 Blender Raspberry Ice i love the colour and i have a cheap blender at the moment that doesn’t cut it especially as i have a 9 month old daughter and i like to make her food rather than buy it and it doesn’t seem to do a very good job.
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  • Liz

    The Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer – in candy apple red of course – because we’ve always wanted to make sausagesReplyCancel

  • Liz H

    The KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Almond Cream would look amazing with my kitchen’s decor and would save me so much time! ReplyCancel

  • Jessica C

    The KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Antique Copper because it has a glass bowl which I love (my sons will love to watch it mix through the glass!) and I love the colour too, plus a 5 year warranty.ReplyCancel

  • Michwaz

    The KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSB650 Blender Electric Blue. The colour would look amazing in my kitchen! Plus it would help me make bubbies food so much easier. Shame I couldn’t afford one!ReplyCancel

  • Holly N.

    I love KitchenAid as well and would love to have a pink hand mixer to match my pink Kitchenaid stand mixer. I am slowly collecting KitchenAid appliances myself. ReplyCancel

  • For me it would have to be the KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer in Candy Apple Red! Oh wow I love it, it would give me the perfect excuse to bake just so I could stare at its gorgeousness! ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Biancardi

    Love the artisan range stand mixer in pink! So cute! I didnt realuse what an awesome range of colors they came in though- love all of them:)ReplyCancel

  • Kno-won Biancardi

    Love the artisan range stand mixer in pink! Would help out eith baking for school snacks :)ReplyCancel

  • I love to bake and spend alot of time in my kitchen, it really is the heart of our home. What better way to give that heart a whole new life than with the Candy Apple Red KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer. Sweet dreams are made of this!!ReplyCancel

  • I mean the KSM156, although the Artisan KSM150 would look good in here as well!
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  • I have had a Kitchen aid stand mixer for years and it may be the secret to my great baking :) I believe it’s a KSM150ReplyCancel

  • grannymike

    Thanks for the great blog and giveaway. I would love to have the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Electric Blue. Fun!ReplyCancel

  • Sigrid

    I would love a Kitchen Aid hand mixer. I have been wanting to buy a Kitchen Aid mixer of any sort for years but with all the household bills that come with kids and general house repairs never have had the “spare” money. Still using the little hand held one that I received as an engagement present in 1986! One day though when life throws me no curve balls after having saved some money for a Kitchen Aid appliance, it will stand proudly in my kitchen. Till then I will try and show some restraint when I pass their beautiful products!!ReplyCancel

  • info

    Oh yes, would love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer in Candy Apple Red. Why? Because I love to bake and my 10yr old mixer is slowly letting me down.ReplyCancel

  • Kyla Messina

    I’ve just fried my old hand mixer but it’s at least 15years old so a new one would be great….kids knew as soon as I got the mixer out it was pancake time. Hubby and I are also eyeing off a KitchenAid Stand Mixer as mine was a hand me down from my Great Nanna….so far so good, I hope it has a few more years in it yet.ReplyCancel

  • Kyla Messina

    Oh I was just so excited…the Stand mixer we are eyeing off is a KitchenAid 7 Qt Bowl Lift NSF Commercial Stand Mixer with 1.3 HP Motor…hubby is a pastry chef and without going to a small commercial unit this is plenty big enough for our kitchenReplyCancel

  • Michelle Lou

    What I would do to get my hands on one of these Stand Mixers – the Cook for the Cure® Edition | Artisan® Series | Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Base Model: KSM150PSPK. Ihave never had a stand mixer and its always on my Christmas/Birthday list. This products my fav as it is in gorgeous sweety pink and I just KNOW it would make the most awesome cakes. I drool whenever I see a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, particularly in pink ;)ReplyCancel

  • NicoleS

    Until I got my KitchenAid stand mixer, I didn’t know what I was missing!! I love it and a handheld one would just be the icing on the cake. Thanks for all the wonderful tips and ideas you share – so helpful!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    I absolutely adore the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Pink
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  • Michelle G

    What I would do for the KitchenAid Platinum KSM156 Stand Mixer in Antique Copper. ….sigh. One day….ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer in Candy Apple Red …baking and cooking is the way win and keep a man’s heart forever (red is or heart & love).
    I still have same mixer I got for a wedding present almost 22 yrs ago – it is our anniversary in 2 weeks !ReplyCancel

  • Our no-name mixer may be old,
    With no hand mixer to hold,
    But coffee on demand from a KitchenAid Platinum Collection KCM223 Coffee Maker Contour Silver
    Will a happy husband deliver!ReplyCancel

  • KFPM770 Food Processor
    Not just mixing, but chopping too, does what my old lady wrists just can’t do!
    Slicing, pressing, whipping in style, turns out I CAN cook, cue KitchenAid smile!ReplyCancel

  • Tara

    Classic quality-and in pink a perfect mix, for the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Foreveremmaj

    Love it :) ReplyCancel

  • KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice
    This is the highlight color I want in my dream kitchen and this is the only appliance that will match :PReplyCancel

  • Fairydancingirl

    Beautiful and my colour of choice KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Candy apple was my fav on the websiteReplyCancel

  • Mbrennan

    I love the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor in Onyx Black not only is it so functional but how stunning does it look sitting on a kitchen bench.ReplyCancel

  • i love the KitchenAid Chefs Basic Food Processor White 94800, have instructed family it is a need not a want! fingers crossed for mothers day ;-)ReplyCancel

  • That is one sexy handmixer! I’d love one in my kitchen. Coveting the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer in Sugar Pearl Silver. Thanks for the chance to win Katrina.ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    I would love a KSM156 stand mixer in cafe latte from the Platinum Collection. I love the idea of it sitting on my bench and being accessible. They are such great quality as my mum still has one that she got as a wedding present. You never know I might be able to create something that looks like the picture yet!!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite product on the KitchenAid website is the KSM150 Stand Mixer in Pink. So, as I have dreams of owning one of these eventually, I’d love to win a pink handmixer also!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Long

    The KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Yellow Pepper is a dream! The most expensive KitchenAid product I own now is a handheld manual can opener!ReplyCancel

  • kylie

    I just blew up my cheapie hand mixer making my 2 year olds birthday cake!ReplyCancel

  • Roberta

    The KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Pistachio, I just bought this and love love love it!!! My mum hasn’t got one, and was saying she needs a hand mixer to update her 1970’s kenwood mixer (where the whole street can hear that you are baking as its so loud), and I tend to agree she needs to update her appliances! I want to win this for my mum!ReplyCancel

  • Kerryn.

    Oh my that red one is gorgeous. Surely it’s time for my old $20 k-mart special to overheat or cut it’s cord or something.ReplyCancel

  • Jos @sew, cook, laugh & live

    OMG! My mixer just broke TODAY & this would be perfect!! LOVE the colour!ReplyCancel

  • Id live to win one how great this would be for my new clean eating plan!!!ReplyCancel

  • Erin :)

    Soo keen!! I am not a very good future housewife but this would get my skills up before i meet my future hubbie!ReplyCancel

  • I have most things pink in my kitchen, but not a mixer….YET…lolReplyCancel

  • Kitchenware with bling!ReplyCancel

  • Kieran27

    I just love all the different colours that KitchenAid have. The pastel colours remind me of the olden days and the hand mixer reminds me of the one my nan use. Love it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Samy_savva

    How have I just seen this comp??? I LOVE KITCHENAID – please let me win – I have never owned a mixer only ever a hand held one, however I do love it and it does its job but to oooohhhh lala to own a KitchenAid Hand Mixer :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cottsnat

    I love hand held mixers – I prefer them over the stand alone mixers…. ReplyCancel

  • I have been begging for anything Kitchen Aid for years now but so far the budget has never been able to stretch when needed. Love love love that they have hand mixers!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    My fav is the ksm150 stand mixer in boysenberry , (shhh-she is the love of my life…. Ok kitchen then.. Lol)

    And I agree a hand mixer would a perfect buddy for my kitty( my mixers name-yeah I have issues but let me be ok!). Some times you just need to mix that tiny amount and well the stand mixer is just a tad on the large side ( yet perfect for everything else lol) .ReplyCancel

  • Lynette

    The KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Empire Red wins hands down. I’ve always wanted a stand mixer and red is my colour!ReplyCancel

  • Raelynn823

    awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Love KitchenAd and love Pink. Perfect Combination!!!
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  • FJ

    A Kitchen Maid Handmixer would really come in handy at the moment – I spent today clean out my freezer and started preparing some of your suggestions for freezable lunch box treats. Please, please pick me!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa H

    Oooh I’d LOVE one of these. I have a hand beater and that’s it! Takes a looooong time. Haha.ReplyCancel

  • For a domestic crisis forget the first aid, just send the KITCHEN AID!ReplyCancel

  • Samy_savva

    KitchenAid KPM5 Stand Mixer Empire Red (Artisan Range)- stylish, chic and Oh so pretty! This would make baking, cooking, life and having fun with my little girl so much EASRIER and more convenient. It would also make my drab crappy kitchen look awesome.

    I would take this over my sapphire engagement ring I am still waiting for (but please dont tell hubby that) heheReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness. I can barely breathe i am so excited about the prospect of winning this. Pretty please with sugary icing on top!!ReplyCancel

  • suzicheshire

    Oh they are so beautiful. I just love the Kitchenaid Artisan Handmixer particularly in red. I love red. I buy everything I can in red. ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Coventry

    I dream about having a KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer KSM156 in Medallion Silver. Waking up her in my kitchen would be pure bliss…..ReplyCancel

  • clcgirl

    I love the KSM156 Stand Mixer in Raspberry Ice – it is the most gorgeous colour and sooo shiny!! Just looking at it makes me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey C.

    i love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Pink – it’s perfect for my little girl & me to do our baking in :)ReplyCancel

  • Kath

    Oh my goodness! I’d adore one of these mixers! Quite a few years ago I inherited an antique stand mixer from my great aunt but it recently passed on into mixer heaven ( not really surprising seeing as I think she bought it in the 60’s.. It had a good innings but all good things must come to an end. So now, I’m mixer-less and have been eyeing off the Kitchenaid hand mixer! It’d make a wonderful addition to my kitchen. There’s already a special spot, ready and waiting, right next to my coffee machine. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Empire Red would be my dream to own!ReplyCancel

  • Alayna P

    Love the pink hand mixer!!! (I love everyhing KitchenAid!!!!!!!<3)ReplyCancel

  • Tinkster

    So cute! Ive got the pink stand mixer and have been eyeing this off for the smaller jobs
    Great giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite product from KitchenAid is the Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Blue Willow (not on website anymore) or Boysenberry. I don’t have one yet…working on the husband, but it would look so pretty on my kitchen bench!ReplyCancel

  • Lauz

    I’d love to get my hands on the KitchenAid Artisan KCG100 Burr Grinder. I have looked at many coffee grinders as I love making espresso coffee for the hubbie in the mornings and I haven’t yet found one with that many features and settings! Oh, my dream grinder. ReplyCancel

  • Nickey Pilgrim

    She looks classy, elegant and completely capable!! She would delightful in my kitchen!!ReplyCancel

  • Mmzcwozniak

    What can I say; the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Antique Copper; The colour, the design THE PRODUCT!!!! It would look spectacular in my retro kitchen. So retro cool is this colour- I am considering designing my new kitchen based around the fact I want one on my bench at all times!ReplyCancel

  • Sharyn Kavney

    I was just thinking as i was making cupcakes for my daughters 5th birthday that my handmixer is on its last legs (its a $20 cheapie and only 1yr old)…would absolutely love one of these! And PINK! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda White

    I recently lost all my kitchen equipment and have three children who expect homemade birthday cakes! I have been given a stick blender but nothing will make cakes as well as this (and pink is my favorite colour!!!) I know because all the memories of my mum are in the kitchen watching her make our cakes in her kitchenaid :)ReplyCancel

  • Mell

    Totally love the KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixers in Sugar Pearl Silver – I have broken 3 cheap hand mixers in the last yr and really need a good quality Mixer.ReplyCancel

  • ooh yes please!!!! with 5 munchkins to feed (4 of whom are boys and huge eaters!)im always in the kitchen cooking(or attempting to thanks to the organised housewife recipes!!)and would dearly love a hand mixer especially a brilliant quality one which looks pretty darn sexy too!!ReplyCancel

  • Tash74

    KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Antique Copper…love the ability to see all the goodies its mixing together and the old fashioned colour is refreshing!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Hibbert

    I am really interested in getting into cooking more, and love the look of the Kitchen Aid range. Oooh fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Carla D

    Wow! Who knew that Kitchen Aid did graters, toasters & coffee machines??? I didn’t! Actually I didn’t even know they did hand mixers til now ;-) I’d have to say my favourite product (so far) is the blender. I saved up & bought the blender & food processor and I use the blender at least 3 times a week – am addicted to smoothies at the moment! I got them both in gorgeous red and am even planning my kitchen with a red splashback to match as they are too fabulous to hide in a cupboard LOL! I am currently saving for the classic stand mixer, but would LOVE the hand mixer in the meantime. Any colour would be fab, but red would certainly go with the theme :-)ReplyCancel

  • Desleigh Hughes

    When I first saw this mixer in your blog I immediately loved the pink and thought of all of the Breast Cancer fundraising and Girls Night In that I could “whip up” lots of yummy goodies for. Winning it would not only give me great joy and pride in owning an awesome piece of kitchen equipment, but I could raise money for a good cause from all the baking I could do.ReplyCancel

  • Leith

    I am quite partial to the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor in Empire Red because it is very beautiful and I’m sure it would help me make some lovely health food for my family. ReplyCancel

  • Taniel

    KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice…life doesn’t have to be difficult.
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  • Mottgirl

    KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer KSM156 in Medallion Silver – most definitely!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Hood

    I’ve always dreamed of ownIng anything for kitchen aid. Hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia carter

    I love baking and cooking, i have wanted kitchen aid products for a long time and deffinately in pink( favorite colour) i have a 5 year old and i think it would be s great help wgen we bake together :) ecspecially since i have another on the way! And help with my late night baking when i cant sleep.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Would totally love a Professional 5Plus Series Bowl Lift Stand Mixer – great size, metal bowl so safer with the kids around and very sturdy :-)ReplyCancel

  • Oh I would love a ksm156 stand mixer in Candy Apple….. so so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Jenymarie

    I simply adore the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 stand mixer (in almond cream) and ice-cream bowl that my wonderful husband bought me for Christmas…now I would love the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor and either blender (KSB555 or KSB560)…in the meantime, the hand mixer would be the perfect compliment to the stand mixer. ReplyCancel

  • Rose

    KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor Empire Red is my fave gadget – love, love, loveReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    I’d love the KitchenAid Artisan KHM720 Hand Mixer Empire Red (or any colour for that matter) because of its simplicity to grab, whip up and clean up quickly. It’d be a great replacement for my long deceased nanna’s old mixer that I have to hold the cord in straight at the back to keep the electricity connection running. Yep time to declutter (it can only hang on so long).ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    I inherited my grandmothers hand held (passed away 11+ years ago) so a new, dinky di good quality mixer would be simply out of this world *jumping up and down with awe* oh my goodness how gorgeous are they :D ReplyCancel

  • Rhi Kemp

    My favourite is the KitchenAid stand mixer KSM150 in Almond Cream. My grandmother used to have one in her kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Louise Lucas

    I’ve been thinking about buying a hand mixer, I didnt know Kitchenaid made them! And this is the perfect colour for me too, please put me down for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Love my black caviar artisan stand mixer that we were given for Christmas 2010. I would love the 6 piece pasta excellence set, I think the idea of homemade pasta is quite romantic! Would also love the glass bowl so that miss 2 and miss 1 could watch me mix (i.e., my kitchenaid work wonders)!ReplyCancel

  • I love my KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand mixer..It does everything and makes the best pavs! Plus it comes in my favorite colour boysenberry!!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie

    I’d love the KitchenAid Stand Mixer -> I’ve been in awe and super jealous for a long time now and would absolutely love one. I would be so thrilled to have a KitchenAid mixer – whether hand or stand! ReplyCancel

  • Bettanys

    Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Dubojski

    Gosh what a gorgeous mixer – I would so love to have a pink baby like this in my kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Jessicagurney

    my favourite product would be the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Cafe Latte Product Code: 91145 Because it is absolutely beautiful and I dont actually have one so would do a lot more baking if I had a useful appliance like this! But I also dont have a hand mixer not even an old school beater so this prize would help me heaps!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kimwardle

    My fave would have to be the Platinum Collection / KSM156 Stand Mixer, and I would choose the colour pink to add extra colour to my already bright coloured kitchen walls. I would be able to mix so many yummy cakes, biscuits for my family.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Lewis

    I would love, love, love to own the KitchenAid stand mixer!! It would make cooking that much more fun and enjoyable! My old mixer blew up recently so I am saving like mad so I can have one guilt free! It might take me a while but it will be worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Tamara Cattach

    I would dearly love to win one of these as since my old cheaply broke down I haven’t had the chance to get a new one so have been using a hand whisk! Urghhjh! But kitchen aid would be a dreamReplyCancel

  • ccassi20

    There are 2 products that I have my eyes on at the moment. From the Artisan Range, the Stand Mixer (KSM150) or the Food Processor (KFPM770).
    (Anastasia C)ReplyCancel

  • Cherie

    Would love a pink handmixer like the one they graciously gave you! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Nagy

    I would adore a KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer (electric blue.) I am a new housewife and have been relying on my mum’s old mixer to get my baking done and if I had a kitchen aid it would take my baking to a whole new (cleaner) and more fun level! It’s so sleek and efficient!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I would adore a KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer (electric blue.) I am a new housewife and have been relying on my mum’s old mixer to get my baking done and if I had a kitchen aid it would take my baking to a whole new (cleaner) and more fun level! It’s so sleek and efficient!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah 19

    I would adore a KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer (electric blue.) I am a new housewife and have been relying on my mum’s old mixer to get my baking done and if I had a kitchen aid it would take my baking to a whole new (cleaner) and more fun level! It’s so sleek and efficient!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    The KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer (love the sugar pearl silver colour) is my dream kitchen appliance. I am really getting into baking and cake decorating so I’m saving up for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer but still a long way off. ReplyCancel

  • Possumchops

    Only a new follower to your blog, but am loving your little tips and tasks. :) Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • Bella

    I LURVE my KitchenAid standmixer. I have the mincer, sausage maker and pasta attachments and I could just spend the whole day in the kitchen (if the kids would let me). My (unnamed brand) food processor and hand mixer have both recently died and at the very top of my wish list is a KitchenAid replacement for both (hubby has already been dutifully informed!)ReplyCancel

  • Renae

    I loooove pink and I loooove this little gem! It would make baking so much easier and all those smaller mixes a breeze. I have a large standing mixer presently and I love it but it’s a pain having to drag it out to whip cream or icing and the $9.95 hand held from woolies has seen better day!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    HI, I my favorite produce would be the KitchenAid stand mixer, because I love cooking and everyone raves about this product. IAny colour would be great, but red would be my favorite. ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    I love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Empire Red
    Product Code: 91010 because it can make and create anything I want. It’s so versatileReplyCancel

  • Jasmine

    Smoothies and fruit drinks are so easy with the KitchenAid Classic KSB45 Blender White
    Product Code: 92450. Quench my thirstReplyCancel

  • This would be a fantastic start to my ‘KitchenAid’ collection I vow to start this year!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Barber

    KitchenAid Artisan Hand Mixer in pink as i love baking & so does my daughter.. i pretty pink mixer would make for great conversations between my daughter & I as we baked together!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Barber

    KitchenAid Artisan Hand Mixer in pink as i love baking & so does my daughter.. i pretty pink mixer would make for great conversations between my daughter & I as we baked together!ReplyCancel

  • The KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice
    Product Code: 91125 is my dream stand mixer. Why? She is sooo pretty :-D I am currently mixer-less. My poor old 50 odd year old (other brand) stand mixer is now in mixer heaven after a long and very busy life :-( I am madly saving up for the KSM156. The cute and powerful KitchenAid Artisan hand mixer and the KS156 would look fabulous, sitting side by side on my kitchen bench!ReplyCancel

  • my favorite is KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Ice… my favorite color!!! I don’t have a stand mixer, because it’s a big investment for a one-income family, but we’re working on saving up for one! I hear they last forever!!! Cooking and baking is a lot more tedious when you don’t have the right tools. I absolutely love the wide range of colors KitchenAid offers… so fun :)ReplyCancel

  • Larissa

    I love the look of the KSB650 blender in red!ReplyCancel

  • Never tried the KitchenAid products but would love to!
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  • Lucinda

    I love the look of the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer, one day I would like one maybe in red, they are so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Love Love Love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer… would love to own one.. know it will be a long time coming!ReplyCancel

  • Yvette Pointon

    Love Love Love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer… would love to own one.. know it will be a long time coming!ReplyCancel

  • Yvette Pointon

    Love Love Love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer… would love to own one.. know it will be a long time coming!ReplyCancel

  • Love Love Love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer… would love to own one.. know it will be a long time coming!ReplyCancel

  • Love Love Love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer… would love to own one.. know it will be a long time coming!ReplyCancel

  • Argh! I don’t know why it did it a thousand times!!!

    Only went to enter it once and it kept saying system error.. now theres too many entrances.. please delete all but one Katrina! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Nelson

    My fav KitchenAid product is the stand mixer with slicer/shredder attachment! Can use it for cheeses and vegetables!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite product is def the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice. Im obsessed with anything PINK!!! And ive grown up seeing the female generations in my family using this mixer (just not in pink!!) A timeless tradition and a known product that can stand the test of time. We love KitchenAid and will ALWAYS have one in the family :)ReplyCancel

  • AJ

    My favourite is the KCM223 Coffee Maker. I’ve just arrived in Melbourne and the coffee is amazing but I just cant seem to replicate the taste at home. This would be a great start!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite to drool over is the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Pistachio… Just looking at it makes me want to bake… so delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Wattleview62

    KitchenAid is fantastic, Mum has a stand mixer, I’m so envious, I’d love to own a KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer, I know it will inspire me in the kitchen. I love baking.ReplyCancel

  • I have wanted the kitchen aide stand mixer for so long that everytime I see it my heart skips a beat, would love the hand held just as much, I didnt even know they were even available.. ReplyCancel

  • Bambii

    I’d be in the clouds and over the moon if I had a Kitchen-Aid mixer instead of a bowl and a spoon!ReplyCancel

  • Ebony

    A firend of mine just purchased the KitchenAid stand mixer and I am totally jealous. It looks amazing… I think I’ll have to make a purchase very soon!ReplyCancel

  • Sandraw09

    The Kitchenaid Artisan Hand mixer looks awesome! My old handmixer has been well used over 15 years and is well overdue for retirement – I have been putting it off because she has been so faithful – but I think we would both be stoked for a new Kitchenaid Mixer to join our kitchen family! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nadine

    I love the Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer its got that retro feel but looks really sturdy as well. I love the Empire Red matches all my other accessories!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandymg

    My old stick mixer is not particularly efficient plus it loves to decorate the kitchen with specks of batter and cream, and being the disorganised person I am just makes more work that I often don’t get round to cleaning up. Fortunately the dog manages to find most of it. If the Kitchenaid is half as good as I’ve heard, it must be fantabulous! ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE the look of the KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice. I don’t own a hand mixer not a stand mixer of any brand. I have not only left hints but told my husband how wonderful it would be to own, but still, I don’t own one. I can’t even make pavlova! :(ReplyCancel

  • Jodi S

    I’d love the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor in Empire Red. With a toddler it would be really handy to have a reliable processor. It’s amazing how many vegies thy eat when they don’t know they’re hidden in their dinner. I already have the stand mixer in the 90th anniversary cherry red and couldn’t live without it! I agree Katrina, it would be wonderful to have the hand mixer for those little jobs too :)ReplyCancel

  • Mel Lynch

    I’d love the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Boysenberry to be able to help me fulfill one of my 2012 goals which is Baking more homemade treats for my family. Your blog and facebook page have truly inspired me to be a better person (mother, friend, wife, etc) with helping me to set goals and be more organised. The
    KitchenAid Artisan KHM720 Hand Mixer Pink would also be a great replacement for my hand mixer which is a Tiffany one which my parents bought for me when I went away to uni 19 years ago.
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  • Hannah

    I’ve always dreamed about owing a stand mixer and I wouldn’t be fussy! :D Any colour at all, I’d make it work. They are beautiful, sleek, chic, somehow nostalgic machines.ReplyCancel

  • Mara

    KitchenAid Food Chopper – Empire Red. I could just imagine chopping up the onions would be more chic, quick because everything is faster in red and fun this way. And I wouldn’t be teary eyed.ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    Yippee I would love one of these little babies!! Pick me.. Pick me..ReplyCancel

  • reannonhope

    KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Boysenberry is my favourite product. Its hard to choose but I do love purple & have coverted one of these for the longest time…..Its good to have dreams :)ReplyCancel

  • Eileen May

    Who could not love the gorgeous KitchenAid Artisan KCM222 Coffee Maker Empire Red compactcoffee maker, I love the colour red and love the fact it makes a huge 14 cups plenty to help this busy mum keep going or to share with a big bunch of friends : ) with a special cake whipped up with the stylish KitchenAid Hand Mixer ; )ReplyCancel

  • Julia Robertson

    I just love the KitchenAid Artisan KFPM770 Food Processor Empire Red, though of course the entire collection is absolutely brilliant for anyone who loves cooking as I do. This food processor would save so much time doing vegetables, cheeses and doughs. We are trying to do more for the planet by eating more vegetarian meals each week, easily done with a great food processor. ReplyCancel

  • Kel

    I would absolutely love the food processor and the mixer- I have been looking for a good food processor for a long time- crushing my biscuits to make my chocolate slice would be so much easier (currently i smaksh them in a zip lock bag with a rolling pin. Also both are trendy enough to keep on display too if not enough room to store them in the cupboard!!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    KitchenAid’s Artisan Blender in Empire Red is my DREAM BLENDER. I love making fruit smoothies, sorbet and of course, cocktails! This machine has the power to make all of these things, and more; hence why it is the blender of my dreams!!ReplyCancel

  • Marie

    Great product & fantastic giveaway – thanks : )ReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    I love the KSM150 stand mixer. I’ve never heard any bad feedback about them, they just do what they’re meant to do – time after time after time. ReplyCancel

  • Monica

    Kitchen Aid platinum collection KSM 156 stand mixer sugar pearl silver…just want the best, so i can make the best cakes, etc! :)ReplyCancel

  • The top of my lust list from KitchenAid is the Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer in Black Storm. Not only would it look really really really good in my kitchen but it would also be so versatile & make the other electrical goods obsolete!! I can make anything and everything I desire from scratch… ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Wilson

    I like the Artisan Range choosing the KSM150 stand mixer with handle on bowl, brilliant idea, making manoeuvrability easy. ReplyCancel

  • KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice
    Product Code: 91125 , because even if I never used it (I’m a shocking cook) it would be a focal part of my kitchen & I could fake it till I make it …literally lol

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  • Fi

    I love the look of the KitchenAid 4 slice One Touch motorised lift control toaster. It looks very modern, has LCD display and is a very reasonable price for such great quality.ReplyCancel

  • I could paint the kitchen pink with this beautyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    I love the KSM156 Stand Mixer range – well, I love all of them but I use a mix master often and I love the colour range. I’d be very proud to own a pink mixer.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    My KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Onyx Black is almost 7 years old, but is still my favourite kitchen appliance. It gets a workout at least every couple of days. I find that it can do just about anything and I never even bother sifting ingredients when using it, so it saves me a lot of time. A handmixer would come in extremely handy though when making things like the cake I often do that requires egg whites to be added right at the end of the process. Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • My KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer in Onyx Black is almost 7 years old, but is still my favourite kitchen appliance. It gets a workout at least every couple of days. I find that it can do just about anything and I never even bother sifting ingredients when using it, so it saves me a lot of time. A handmixer would come in extremely handy though when making things like the cake I often do that requires egg whites to be added right at the end of the process. Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Hels

    The KSM150 Stand Mixer is my favourite. It brings back memories of my great grandmother making her Christmas fruitcake and other baked goodness. I love the bright, vibrant colours too.ReplyCancel

  • Lence Zdravevski

    Life long dream to own a kitchen aid mixer. Esp a nice pink one ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Stedman

    I would fall off my chair if the KSM156 Stand Mixer in Raspberry Ice appeared in my kitchen. I’ve had the same pair of hand beaters for about 10 years and they just don’t cut the mustard anymore… or the cake batter…. or the meringue…. or the cookie dough. A stand Mixer would officially put me in baking heaven, although I would be very happy to make room in my cupboard for this cute Artisan Hand Mixer too :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Mae

    The KFPM770 Food Processor is my favorite. It would save me so much time in the kitchen and in onyx black would match the new moden kitchen in our new house.
    Would love for one to appear in my kitchen! :)ReplyCancel

  • Tmac2547

    I love kitchenaid – I have a pro600. I need a part for my kitchenaid hand mixer – any help with that – the plastic fan is brokenReplyCancel

  • Helen billingsley

    Would love to win one of these cuties!!! The one im using to this day is a very old Kmart one that was bought for me as a wedding present back in ’89. Every time i uae it, the motor sounds just a little more tired and i wonder how many more cake batters its willing to mix for me????ReplyCancel

  • Relatively quiet sounds like bliss…my current mixer is so well used the beaters have worn their sockets loose, resulting in regluar loud clashing of the beaters as they try to hold hands with each otherReplyCancel

  • I still use my gran’s manual beater. Works great and give my arms a workout too!! Kids can’t use it though. They always ask me where you plug it in lol. ReplyCancel

{Guest Post} My Awesome Rack

This is a guest post by Sarah, from the blog Mums the Word. How can something so insignificant make such a big impact on my schedule? I was wondering this after telling HB for the hundredth time how totally amazing my new coat rack was..HB had already made tracks and wasn’t listening to me, too […]

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  • neeny_81

    good idea to have the kids have their own hook… such a simple idea works magic :)ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    I got my hubby to make a basic one the other day …just need to pretty it up boy style with stickers and names and pictures. I have a white board above it.ReplyCancel

  • KitchenAid Platinum Collection KSM156 Stand Mixer Raspberry Ice is awsome the colour sounds yummy too!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynndi

    KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer Empire Red
    Product Code: 91010 , it’s my dream mixer, if I could wave a magic wand this is the one I want. And Candy Red looks more professional and screams qquality.ReplyCancel

Love it, Like it, Link it – #3

Welcome to the another ‘Love it, Like it, Link it’ Blog Link Party!! If you have a blog please join in the love it, link it, link it blog party, share your favourite blog post of the week that you know others will enjoy too! Here was last weeks Top 5 Links A Multifarious Me  […]

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  • First time joining in. Thanks Kat for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Joining in again this week :) So much fun! Thanks Kat xxxReplyCancel

  • Oh, how exciting! I’ve been featured! Lovely surprise to stumble across as I come to add this weeks post :-) Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • claire leighton

    Hi Katrina,
    I goofed and added my link twice! :0 Couldn’t figure out how to get it off? So sorry about that. ClaireReplyCancel

  • I am flattered to be in the top 5 links!! :)

    Thankyou!!!

    Button is now displayed proudly on my blog!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Kat, I have joined your last couple of linky partys, I do love them! I’ve been trying to work out how to grab the button and link it back to you. I’m not terribly computer savvy! could you tell me how? ReplyCancel

  • Thanks so much for the feature Kat – what an awesome surprise to wake up too! I am adding my Part 2 of the School Shoes saga to the blog on Monday!ReplyCancel

  • The Communal Pantry

    Here’s another one from the pantry xoReplyCancel

{Back to School} Great how to graphic on how to tie shoe laces

This is a fantastic graphic showing different way’s to tie shoe laces, who knew there were so many stylish ways.  Great talking point for kids starting a new school. I usually tie as H shows.  Some of these would look really funky with multicoloured laces (but our school is black laces only).    Step by […]

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  • Has anyone tried those elastic no tie laces?ReplyCancel

  • Best laces for those just starting school, available at athletes foot, called one second laces. Already looped, pull the loops to loosen and the tabs to tighten. Won’t break like the elastic ones.ReplyCancel

  • @ Kathrina Thanks. I have twins starting kindy this year so that will save a bit of time in the mornings. Once again thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina – yep. My father-in-law used them after his stroke – brilliant! ReplyCancel

  • The way I do them is not on this list. I learnt from my Dad and I thought it was pretty bog standard!

    I love this list though. It would have been fab in the 80’s when we had those made shoelaces that had patterns and words on them!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    very interesting Katrina my rope/knot lover little boy will love this.ReplyCancel

Free Lunch box note printables, creating fun memories for the kids

As you all know I enjoy creating special treats for my kids lunchboxes, but another something special is when I pop in a little note.  I may do it just for one child and someday’s I do it for all 3, something to help boost their day.  Also another creative idea is writing a little […]

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{Reader Question} Homework nook

Could you please share more about your homework station, where did you buy it from and please include pics of how you store your art supplies.  What is your homework routine? Here is our homework nook The homework nook sits in our dining area which is where all homework is completed. On Top In the […]

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  • Such a great idea. I’ll have to remember that when mine start schoolReplyCancel

  • That’s great. You are so inspirational!ReplyCancel

  • I’m definitely doing this. Love it ! ReplyCancel

  • Penny

    our homework routine failed dismally last year. I am trying hard to get organised and ready for the new year. I am going to get the mag holder for my daughters home work book and home reader. I look forward to getting ideas from other busy mums with tiny houses on thier organising tips. I love your blog Katrina and I have improved many areas of my house with your tips and tricks. Keep up the fantastic work.ReplyCancel

  • I like the idea of the rotations. My second is starting school so this might just work. Any ideas for dealing with twin preschoolers while all that is going on? Lol. XReplyCancel

  • Like Penny homework time always fails for us & usually ends up in a screaming match – can’t find a pen, can’t find my homework, I want to play the Wii … I am determined to set a strict routine this school year with the 2 Primary aged kids – the high schooler – no idea how to tackle her yet!! Tips welcome. My kids don’t get off the bus until 4.20 so it makes afternoons before dinner all the more time-poor. ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    you are amazing – did you grow up in a house this organised and routines. Your child must feel amazing, safe and nurtured in the home environment you have made. Such an inspiring person xReplyCancel

  • That’s a terrific homework routine and this year I’m going to try and do something similar. Homework becomes difficult in our house because we have a 2 and a 3 year old who like annoying the older two and taking their things. I’m not sure what to do about that yet, because they’re not easily distracted from such an important task as annoying their siblings!!!ReplyCancel

  • Great idea – I have some drawers that need to be cleaned out and a paper/ pencils/craft cupboard that needs reorganising. Oh and one more day before I go back to work – so it looks like my day it sorted! :-) thanks for the idea.ReplyCancel

  • Our homework routine last year was pretty basic, just sit at dining table and lounge until done, while one of them did their maths sheet or english sheet, I’d read with the other one and then test them on their spelling words. The two afternoons we were at gymnastics meant we only had limited time so it was usually spelling on one day and reading on the other. That worked because Monday is a gymnastic day for us and thats when they get their new spelling list, so Monday after gymnastic we did spelling.

    I had two baskets I’d store the homework supplies in, the bigger one stored their books and papers and the smaller one stored pens/glue etc. Because we are almost ready to move into the new section of our house the place I store homework will need to be changed and I’m thinking of getting a cupboard custom made to store homework/school bags along with keys and wallets etc.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! This is my area of reorganisation for this week and you have given me tons of inspiration. Our school supplies are in every area of our home & I’m sure that we have about 10 sets of everything for 2 kids. Thank you so much for sharing with us…ReplyCancel

  • Great idea, I luv it, I’m going to try it this yr. ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    Great idea. I never make mine do the homework on weekend (includes Friday night) unless they didn’t complete something during the week. Last year reading and spelling was homework for 10 yr twins – more often than not we sat on their bed and did it as it was quiet. The 12 yr often did her homework off her own back. Most nights they read to me at bedtime took turns and read to self while with another. Being a single mum makes it hard at times, I did fall asleep on them a few times
    I’m starting studying this year so I’m hoping that each afternoon we can all sit around the dinning table for about half hour and do homework together.
    Going to get some mag holders.ReplyCancel

  • Although my daughter’s homework load is due to increase this year (Yr 3), I found last year’s routine worked well for us. As soon as we get home, they change out of their uniforms and have afternoon tea while chilling out with a little TV (half hour max) while I sort out their schoolbags. Then if the weather is fine, I get them outside playing till 5pm. This is very important in our household – plenty of fresh air and exercise stimulates their mind and gets the good hormones going, not to mention it takes advantage of the available daylight (particularly in winter). Then at 5pm my daughter has her shower while I sit with my son (will be Yr 1) and listen to his reader or go over the worksheets he brings home. Once my daughter is finished her shower, they swap. My son has his shower and my daughter sits at the dining table (in our kitchen) and does her homework while I prepare dinner. That way I am on hand to help her easily while still getting things done!

    Also I found that splitting my daughter’s weekly homework load up over the first three days of the week really helped. Monday was maths, Tuesday was spelling and Wednesday was sentences. I worked most Thursday nights, so it was a load off my mind to know that her homework was completed by then and Dad only had to listen to her reader. Also it meant that they could go shopping and get a treat or spend their pocket money.

    Now I just need some inspiration to help me get a homework station set up. Although our routine was good, stashing everything on the kitchen bench was not! I have a console table right beside the dining table (splits the lounge from the kitchen) that I want to utilise. Any ideas?ReplyCancel

  • Although my daughter’s homework load is due to increase this year (Yr 3), I found last year’s routine worked well for us. As soon as we get home, they change out of their uniforms and have afternoon tea while chilling out with a little TV (half hour max) while I sort out their schoolbags. Then if the weather is fine, I get them outside playing till 5pm. This is very important in our household – plenty of fresh air and exercise stimulates their mind and gets the good hormones going, not to mention it takes advantage of the available daylight (particularly in winter). Then at 5pm my daughter has her shower while I sit with my son (will be Yr 1) and listen to his reader or go over the worksheets he brings home. Once my daughter is finished her shower, they swap. My son has his shower and my daughter sits at the dining table (in our kitchen) and does her homework while I prepare dinner. That way I am on hand to help her easily while still getting things done!

    Also I found that splitting my daughter’s weekly homework load up over the first three days of the week really helped. Monday was maths, Tuesday was spelling and Wednesday was sentences. I worked most Thursday nights, so it was a load off my mind to know that her homework was completed by then and Dad only had to listen to her reader. Also it meant that they could go shopping and get a treat or spend their pocket money.

    Now I just need some inspiration to help me get a homework station set up. Although our routine was good, stashing everything on the kitchen bench was not! I have a console table right beside the dining table (splits the lounge from the kitchen) that I want to utilise. Any ideas?ReplyCancel

  • with home readers …. they are read to me in the morning as I do the little ladies hair …. not wriggling and I can watch their accuracy without making them feel self conscious :)ReplyCancel

  • KazF

    We are praying that we stay in one spot this year – we moved twice last year which involved changing towns twice and schools once and in one instance a very long bus journey to and from school since we knew one of the moves would be for only 6 months. That way we can get into a good routine to start the year off. I’m generally not home to handle the homework stuff straight after school, so the kids are able to play outside or chill out inside till 5.30 (5 in winter) then come in settle down and start homework at the dining table and my computer desk nearby while Hubby and I are organising dinner in the adjoining kitchen.

    My eldest is going into Year 3 so his homework load will undoubtedly go up, though the 6 yr old in Yr 1 last year got more home than the one in Yr 2, so it wouldn’t be hard. They both have computer homework and written homework so they will rotate between the 2 work stations. They still have another full week of holidays yet so we aren’t getting too crazy excited about going back to school.

    I have treated them to a Lego art carousel with a couple of added things like scissors and glue as they are both Lego mad and it might keep them a little interested. I’ve told them they can only use it for homework. They get homework each night which goes back the next day, so no need for books hanging around the house.ReplyCancel

  • Our homework routine (such that it is) is a little erm. Shambolic to say the least. The Little Kid (in Prep) had reader and words to do each night, and the Big Kid (Gr 3)would have a work sheet, spelling words and 20 minutes of reading to do each night (probably 30 minutes all up). BUT we don’t normally get home til 6pm; and because the boys need to be UP at 6.45am each morning, they go to bed by 8pm (7.40pm to allow for the 20 minutes of reading each night) – so that gives us an hour and 40 minutes for dinner, showering, relaxing a little, music practice and homework. Funnily enough, it was the homework that normally got shunted to the side. The Little Kid will read his reader to me while I cook or to his brother – if he’s in the mood. Otherwise, I don’t force the issue.

    The Big Kid will normally whip through his worksheet on Saturday morning (deal there is I am doing housework – which I don’t like; so he’s happy enough to do his work sheet which *he* doesn’t like) even though it’s supposed to be spread over the week. He also often got a ‘project’ to do last year (they annoyed me – some were just too big for the time frame allocated without a reasonable amount of parental participation.)

    The Big Kid does what he can at the coffee table or the dining table. I am getting new furniture this summer – so I will hopefully be able to allocate the kidsa small section for homework supplies so we don’t have the endless “I need a pen/pencil/crayon/scissors” before he gets started.ReplyCancel

  • We have set up an area like this for the new school year. Does anyone have any suggestions for library books? School and public. Just wondering what others do. We lost one school library book last year – and need to be better organized. ReplyCancel

  • for library books, we have a cane rectanglular basket that sits on our hutch/cabinet in the dining room (next to our garage which is what we use for our main entrance). All library and school books go into this basket. As soon as they come home from getting them, they go into the basket and after reading them they are returned to the basket. I haven’t lost a book since starting this idea.ReplyCancel

  • […] homework nook – another thing on my to-do […]ReplyCancel

  • i love al these ideas i hope when my baby gose to big school ill be able to organise and use all these ideas (still got 3 years to ggo thank god)
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  • Aaron27

    so glad i just found this site its so usefull, i recently made a homework nook in the loungeroom out of a small old cupboard it is so much easier, no searching mindlessly for pens lost homework sheets, glue sticks etcReplyCancel

  • Amber

    my daughter is 7 and our routine has been the same for 2 years. When we get home from school at 3.30pm she changes out of her school clothes and has afternoon tea. Usually plays in her bedroom until 4.30pm then starts homework. 4.30-6pm homework/reading. 6pm dinner. 6.30pm help clear up and house chores (wipes table, helps stack dishwasher, tidy’s her bedroom and packs bag for school) 7pm piano practice. 7.30pm shower. 8pm in bed lights out. This works well for us. We don’t have TV on during the weeknights. She is allowed to watch a movie or cartoons Saturday morning for max 2 hours. Piano practice everyday and on weekends for at least an hour. I believe it is important the child is above average in class as once they fall down it will follow on until high school. A lot of the time her teacher does not set enough homework. I find this frustrating as I believe homework should be set daily, and I am always buying learning books to fill in the gaps. In the school holidays I get her to complete a few pages of the learning books everyday and we have a rule that she can not play until they are done. After reading your routine I find mine quite strict but I like it that way. She has never complained about doing the extra learning things or about not watching TV after school. I guess if you start them young then they don’t know any different.ReplyCancel

  • Carley

    That’s all well and good, I STRUGGLE to do homework with my prep boy who only started a few weeks ago (long story). The problem is I have 2 under 2 and so their needs are always immediate and when I say to wait they aren’t happy little munchkins. As a result homework never gets done (don’t judge me) having 2 under 2 is hard work. To clean a kitchen can take all day because the eldest nearly 2 wants to ALWAYS be picked up. I can do homework late at night but then my prep boy ain’t in the slightest bit interested and just wants to destroy his homework books.ReplyCancel

    • That’s so true Carley, I like to get homework out of the way once they get home so then they can relax their minds and bodies, play outside and enjoy some sunshine. I can only imagine how difficult it is for you to get through homework time with 2 little ones. Can you set up books for them to draw in so you can all be at the table together at homework time???ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Leech

    OMG you guys are in such a shock when they start High School both my boys at least spend 3 hours a night doing home work each term have at least one full on assignment per subject. However, this is a great idea as the kids never can find pencils etc as they have left them in their locker at school so I too will be creating a nook like this but adapting for High School Students and another draw for my daughter that starts prep next year.ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Peake Fousketakis

    Love the ideas here, especially the magazine holders and pencils/textra, etc.. Something for me to do over the summer holidays.ReplyCancel

    • I have just finished writing a post about another Homework nook I just created for one of my readers, hopefully it will inspire you as well, it should be published in JanuaryReplyCancel

  • guest

    I have a 10 plastic drawer unit on castors from Office Works as my homework station. This way they can wheel it over to the table where they are working. It’s filled with all the things needed for homework and assignments. My 3 are Grades 1,4,7. We only have 1 completely free afternoon on a schhol day usually, so I just can’t imagine getting them to focus after 6 hours of school already during such a busy week. Sometimes they use their initiative and get some homework done while watching another sibling at sport. My routine for years has been that I sit at the patio table every Saturday/Sunday morning available for homework help. We are all early risers so we are usually done by 8.30am. Unless its a big assigment like, make a replica of the solar system! If they don’t take advantage of the time that I am completely available, then they do it on their own. These days, more often than not, they have started before I get up and I just have to check it.ReplyCancel

  • […] I created a designated space “homework nook’ in our home a few years ago which stores everything related to the kid’s school, homework and drawing.  It’s a storage unit that sits in our dining area and keeps all the school paperwork, and homework books tidy.  I have 3 magazine files on top for each of the kids to store their books and papers. Usually the school emails me permission slips which I then print and keep in their file until it’s closer to the time due.  The first drawer is for all our colouring pencils, textas, rulers, writing pencils, 2nd drawer is colour books, scrapbooks etc and the 3rd drawer keeps all the sunscreen, zinc etc.  See more pictures of my homework nook here. […]ReplyCancel

Blueberry Muffins – Freezer friendly

Blueberry Muffins – Freezeable   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Kat Recipe type: Muffins Serves: 12 Ingredients 2 cups SR Flour ¾ cups brown sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 1 egg ½ cup milk ½ tsp vanilla 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh) Instructions Place […]

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Hairstyles for school

I mentioned early last year, that my kids have not had nits in their hair. Thankfully they didn’t bring any home last year and my fingers are crossed  ‘touch wood’ they won’t be coming home this year either. My tips on possibly why we haven’t been struck with nits: I make our own hair detangler, recipe […]

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  • Sure they aren”t off to get married?? Sorry but who has time for that in the mornings? I use a condtioning mousse and simple ponytail or plait and we have no problems. ReplyCancel

  • Wow! They are amazing! How did u learn to do that?????ReplyCancel

  • I use tea tree oil&water in a spray bottle and thank fully never had them either. My daughter is going to love these styles! Thank you :)ReplyCancel

  • These hair styles are so pretty. Content as I am with my four sons, you almost have me wishing for a daughter so that I could get the chance to do some fancy hair! :0)ReplyCancel

  • They look great but how long does it take to do their hair of a morning? ReplyCancel

  • Love the ideas! Thanks :-) I keep all our red school hair ties, clips and headbands together on her spray so they are easily found. Other hair CLIPS on a long ribbon that is attached to her wall, so you don’t have to go searching and she can easily clip it back, once used. ReplyCancel

  • Christy

    Hi There, Does anyone know of any good books on girls hairstyles? I’ve been looking for one for my littlest Step-daughter who loves having her hair in ‘dos’. A book would be great for her to transport between homes. Any suggestions? Many thanks! ReplyCancel

  • julie mcdonald

    Aww, I miss doing my girl’s hair! We used to have a ‘topsy tail’ device to flip a ponytail and they looked so cute! Memories!ReplyCancel

  • wish I knew how to braid hair!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Awwww, So pretty. I used to do all these sorts of pretty hair styles in my daughters hair. Now she’s in high school and never lets me touch her hair. I miss it so much!ReplyCancel

  • J Bolderoff

    I have 3 kids at primary school, 2 boys and a girl. She has long hair and loves to wear it down, she never gets nits. However my middle boy is the one that gets nits at least twice to three times a year. I have found that he tends to play in close quarters to his friends, head to head, and it’s the same circle of friends he has had since he started kindy. I don’t know if one of the mums does not treat their kids hair or it’s just because they get so close to each other. I have found that by allowing my boys to style their hair with cheap gel has helped dramatically. Nits do not like dirty hair or hair products. A thin layer of gel seems to be enough to put them off, since doing this he never gets them anymore. Even if the school has restrictions on hair styles you can still add enough to deter the nits without needing to do a crazy spiky style.ReplyCancel

  • kazza

    Great ideas ! Just what I need for school :) I could do with some instructions for those braids !!!ReplyCancel

  • It probably wouldn’t take longer than ten minutes from start to finish to do most of those hairstyles :) There are some great ideas there, thanks xReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I wish I could braide well like you… I have two very fair head girls with thin hair.. We also have done well thus far with no nits… I use the detangular spray but then when hair tied back in similar designs to Lisa I spray them with hair spray… This is a perfect block for nits… And keeps there hair looking nice all day… In saying that I wash my kids hair every second day but during the week everyday as with the hair spray it needs to be washed out… I wish I could upload pics of our hair clip drawers! We have a heap!! My hall stand has two large wide drawers, that where everything fits to do there hair, drawers are divided up with little plastic baskets… Then the ones that aren’t used so often are stored in bathroom in a fishing tackle box with compartments..ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    Great ideas just wish I could braid :( ReplyCancel

  • i braid my girls hair too most mornings, i like that their hair looks so tidy,and it doesnt take any longer once you have got it mastered. Love the pics!ReplyCancel

  • I enjoy braiding my daughters hair but they say I pull it too tight! I also took a moment to look at the related hair tie organiser blog post – AWESOME idea! I’ve been struggling with how to keep track of & “find when I need them” hair ties & head bands – <3 the re-purposed!ReplyCancel

  • Mell

    i have 5 daughters (9yrs-9mths) an for the life of me, i just can’t get the hang of braiding …… i o keep trying, but does anyone have any tipsReplyCancel

    • Donna

      Practise with towel dried hair when learning. You have more control over the hairReplyCancel

  • I have one daughted with a head full of long hair.. She is 6 & there is absolutely NO WAY I could braid her hair, if I ever have a morning where there is no whinging & moving around (just to brush & pull up in a pony tail) is a miracle.. I also do the tea tree spray 4 both my girls and got thru the whole year with out nits.ReplyCancel

  • My eldest(9) did her own and her younger sister’s hair like this yesterday and asked could she do it for school!ReplyCancel

  • Love the styles will try one now as we are going down the beach today!ReplyCancel

  • Your girl’s hair is just beautiful! As a teacher I love the styles little girls come in with in the mornings. And I appreciate the effort mums like you Katrina put in to making their children well groomed :) not easy in the mornings but as you say, a nice way to have a chat before they head off on their day! ReplyCancel

  • WOW. I’m going to share this link with all my friends who have little girls. Thanks for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Fiona… I’m in the same boat as you, cannot braid, Katrina would love if you could upload a new video to show us your quick 5 min braids!! Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Yep, I’d love a video too :)ReplyCancel

  • I braid mine like that for school too. My kids have never hsd nits either.
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  • There are lots of how-to braiding videos on YouTube. I’ve watched them and STILL cannot braid for the life of me. Where do you get this tea tree spray that’s been mentioned? I HATE nits with a passion!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • That looks good, but my daughter washes her hair with ‘pears’ lavender shampoo and conditioner. She is nearly 9. Still never had nits, thankgod.ReplyCancel

  • A spray of lavender and cedarwood oils mixed with water each morning will make the kids smell nice and should mean they never get them. All natural works amazingly.ReplyCancel

  • Dana Nelson

    The link to the Life as we know it blog isn’t working…ReplyCancel

  • Two boys at my house! We’ve had nits once and once only – and it was from my eldest playing head to head with his best mate (who got it from his cousin), then passed along to my youngest in more or less the same way! The mate and my two boys sported VERY short hair for a good while there; and now their hair is a bit longer, bit of styling gel to make their hair unpleasant for the little critters. And we wash with teatree shampoo when the nit note comes home from school.

    The oldest has a relatively long fringe now, so we’re hoping that the head-to-head play has eased off a bit!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    My daughter has long white blonde hair, and all her little friends love to stroke it and play with it, which drove me crazy. She got nits once this year, but luckily I caught it early (they stand out in her hair too). I put a firm stop to hair dressing at school, and we haven’t had a recurrence of the nits. I hope we don’t get them again, as it was a pain!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sam

    I also would love to learn how to braid, with 2 girls it is a necessity never had nits though thank goodness, I spray their hair each morning with a tea tree and ginger mix. Life saver.ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    My daughter has very fine and curly hair. I would love to be able to braid her hair, but it’s just too fine, I can’t even keep hairbands in it!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Wells

    i LOVE these hair styles i am going to use them especially to showcase my hair accessories that i make http://www.mircat.org/index.php/school-hair-accessoriesReplyCancel

  • Sascha

    I have 4 daughters and I’m one of 4 girls. My mum never knew how to braid and so last year I you tubed it and now i’m so good!! You tube girls…ReplyCancel

  • JP

    Beautiful braiding! I am one of 4 girls too. Being farm kids, we had early bus pickup, so our hair was always short. Mum definitely didn’t have time to fuss with our hair! Sadly, we didn’t get the opportunity to play hairdressers as young girls, so have never been able to braid hair. The closest I got to doing long hair was plaiting our pony’s mane. I have a son who “lets me know when he needs his hair cut”. Our daughter has long, wavy auburn hair which turns to dreadlocks overnight, if not brushed & tied up. I have tried braiding & my daughter loves it when I attempt even a simple braid. I’m all fingers but I’ll keep trying.ReplyCancel

  • Butafly Dreamz

    Love all the different ways to do the hair, with my daughter entering school this year i have been practising to get my braids right slow progress! But the hair tie organising is just like our bathroom, i have never seen so many hair ties in my life that i have them all boxed up for and quick use! ReplyCancel

  • Davina

    I wanted to let you know that your hairstyles are a hit. I have had heaps of comments on my daughters hair since she started school. I can’t braied but I have been doing the plats and the criss cross one. I give full credit to you so hopefully you will get a few new readers from it. Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Aaw, thankyou Davina for sharing. My girls love it when I do their hair up, and secretly I have fun doing it. But then there are day’s they are happy with a ponytail. ReplyCancel

  • Jenniferlang

    Thankyou for the great hair idea’s, I’m a hairdresser myself and have not seen some of these, but i do usually ladies hair not kids but will be doing these on my 4 year old daughter! :-)
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  • I taught myself how to braid on my daughters dolls hair… Barbie’s are great as are stiff ( and don’t wiggle or whine ;)

    I use a spray that is 6 drops of pure tea tree or eucalyptus oil, 6 drops of lavender oil… 1/2 fill a spray bottle with cheap conditioner, add the oils and then fill to the top with water. Shake well and spray on child’s hair every morning ( don’t be stingy). I also spray her school hat once a week.

    Our kindy class has been riddled with nits all year long and my daughter has long hair but no nits as of yet!ReplyCancel

  • jenny

    you might like http://www.princesshairstyles.com i use it often to find differnt hairstyles, however my then 6 year old asked me to just do simple ponytails because she was sick of people paying so much attention to her fancy hair.
    Nits… i have just dealt with them for the first time in over 2 years… damn critters even got me!!
    I usually use your detangler recipe, but add tee tree and lavander oil as well to try to keep the bugs away. shame my daughters best friend is the one that always has nits…. tight hairstyles it is for her again!ReplyCancel

  • Shell

    If you can plait, you can braid! A braid is just like a plait. Start with a small section on top of the head (or side, depending where you’d like) and section into 3 pieces and start plaiting. When you get to the piece of hair on the top, depending on which side it is (coming in from the left or the right), pull in a piece of hair from that side to add to the hair on top. Continue plaiting, pulling in pieces from each side until you reach your desired length. Then put in a hair tie :o) Hope this helpsReplyCancel

  • LeeLee

    glad to see someone else does outie plats! I thought I was the only one.ReplyCancel

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