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My time at NAPBAS in Kuala Lumpur

I had a lovely weekend in Kuala Lumpur.  The team at Nuffnang were wonderful hosts and looked after me very well, big thankyou to Dave for letting me phone home to let them know I arrived safe.  Note to self: change phone over to International Roaming when going overseas.  It was hard not being able […]

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  • Christie is one of my IRL friends, I’m so proud of what she’s achieved.ReplyCancel

    • You should be she is amazing for all the effort she puts into her blog. ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on your award. I’m glad you had a nice time away.ReplyCancel

  • Harlo Katrina, thanks for sharing my pictures anyway =D
    I wish I have time to know every bloggers there but so much people yet so little time. Hope to see you again in next NAPBAS~ReplyCancel

    • There were so many bloggers it was hard to move around ;) Thankyou for the wonderful photos!ReplyCancel

      • You are welcome =D more NAPBAS photos on my blog and you might spot yourself there~

        Take care =)ReplyCancel

{Free Printables} 2012 Calendars with To-Do List

My gift to you this Christmas is a selection of 2012 Monthly Calendars with To-Do List.  I created these for you to download, save and print when needed.   There are 3 different colour concepts to choose from.  My favourite being the yellow and grey, there is also a pretty pink, red and blue selection […]

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  • Michelle K

    Thanks so much. I love how you have a section for goals and to dos. Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • It’s a great help, always something different each month to aspire to.ReplyCancel

  • Morriesomerville

    Just found this webiste and I’m loving it already! Thank you for such great ideas, and support for busy moms!ReplyCancel

  • They look great, but every time I click on ‘download’, they log me out of my internet. Is is just me?ReplyCancel

  • Thanks so much! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • They are awesome Katrina! Thanks for sharing. My fav. is the yellow and grey set. I’ll be using these to schedule my blog posts. Cheers, Lis.ReplyCancel

  • Kerri

    Thanks Katrina! I’ve been using your calendar these past few months and love it so you can imagine my delight when I saw today that there are more for 2012!! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas to you and your family :)ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    THANKYOU!!!! ive been looking for a beautiful, unique calendar for 2012, these will look perfect in my kitchen, much appreciated!
    Katie ReplyCancel

  • Mon

    Thanks, my little girl loves the one for the kids!! Small prob, Feb 2012 says the download file doesnt exist? What am I doing wrong? no prob with Jan or MarchReplyCancel

    • It opened for me Mon, let me know which one you are trying to open if you have problems email me and I can email it to you :)ReplyCancel

  • Mon

    OK, forget I said anything. It’s working perfectly now, I must be wearing a perfume which my laptop objects too (seeing as theres no other resonable explanation for it not working)ReplyCancel

  • Mel.J

    Thanks heaps! We’re making a calendar to give for Christmas using these. (I also can’t download the bright Feb page.)ReplyCancel

    • Mel, it is working fine for me, please email me if you are having further troubles and I can email it to you :)ReplyCancel

  • […] hope you liked the free monthly calendar printables that I published […]ReplyCancel

  • Nattyj

    YAY! Wow, these are delightful! I love using your calendars in my Family Binder for organising birthdays and cards. Thanks xReplyCancel

  • Sarah N.

    thank you so much! i love your monthly calendars i use them as the main family calendar on our fridge. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    yay – at last a monthly calendar that puts the Saturday and Sunday together! Thanks so much for the different designs too! AndreaReplyCancel

  • Abbey

    Hi, i’m not able to download the calanders, the link is not allowing me to click on it. not sure if this is me or the website ReplyCancel

  • Dee

    Do you have a calendar completed with weekly clean or tasks. Like clean clothes live freezer Etc all mapped out for us :)ReplyCancel

  • Pattishomeoffice

    is it possible to download these to a pdf file so we can add to information to them before we print them? ReplyCancel

    • They are PDF at the moment. I’m not sure how to create it so you can edit them?ReplyCancel

  • Jo

    Hi there, thank you for these, very helpful…. have you done any for Jan/Feb 2013 ? just wanting to start planning school holidays etc… thank you ………ReplyCancel

{Meal Plan} Lisa’s sweet potato salad

I would like to say a big thank you to Lisa for sharing her families weekly meal while I am away in Kuala Lumpur.  However I am sure that my hubby is cooking beautiful meals for my family Please remember that I post meal plans from my week that just passed, which gives me the […]

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Cheats Mini Christmas Puddings

These cheats Mini Christmas Puddings are super easy to make and take less than 10 minutes.  Perfect if you need to take a plate to a Christmas gathering.   Mini Christmas Puddings Using, Royal Chocolate Biscuits, White Chocolate and m&m’s  Place biscuits on tray Melt chocolate, in microwave for 20 seconds on medium, stir.  Then […]

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Christmas Rum Balls

This is my Nan’s ‘Christmas Rum Balls’ recipe, she made them every Christmas when I was younger.  Now I enjoy making them together with my kids each year. Create a version for the kids by eliminating the rum making ‘Christmas Chocolate Balls’. Christmas Rum Balls   Print Prep time 15 mins Total time 15 mins   Author: […]

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Meet my new KitchenAid Mixer, thankyou – and your chance to win one too!

Recently I published a post hinting to my hubby that I would LOVE a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas and how gorgeous the new KitchenAid Platinum edition colours are. saw my plee and they ever so kindly have played Santa to this little blogger and gifted me a KitchenAid Platinum ‘Raspberry Ice’ Mixer.  I […]

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  • boo hoo, sob sob i can’t enter as there are no stores in south australia :(ReplyCancel

  • Samy_savva

    I need one, I want one. Will just have to wait another couple of yrs until hubby finishes uni :-(ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!!! well deserved and Congratulations, she’s beautiful !!!! What is your hubby going to get you now ???ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Rees

    :( Darwin doent have a store :( I cant enter :(”””” soooo sad.ReplyCancel

  • no store in Darwin :( I cant enter either! :(”””” It’s been my wish every year for I cant remember how long…. :(””””””””’ReplyCancel

  • Kim Lawrence

    O M G!!!! Love love love – you know you will have to completely redecorate your entire kitchen around this one appliance??? I’m sure your hubby will love a new lolly pink kitchen ;-) Enjoy all the yummies xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Lol he says he doesn’t mind. Hmm, I wonder if I can find a kettle to match?ReplyCancel

    • LOL, it’s a gorgeous colour isn’t it!

  • @nikki n natasha, the comp says if you dont have a store near you, you can still enter, just take photo n email it in. maybe have a quick read again. Thats how ive entered.ReplyCancel

  • Love the pink!! Enjoy. LisaReplyCancel

  • Love the pink – the new metallic is so special! Well deserved gift. Enjoy using. Look forward to hearing about your cooking conquests :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I will Lisa :) the raspberry ice is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Do you think you could bring that in your suitcase to Kuala Lumpur and give to me?!! Hehe. Do you know, I’ve been mixing with a no brand mini hand mixer for nearly 20 years now – well, I’ve gone through about 5 of them in that time because they keep blowing up. I’m dreaming of one of these for our kitchen one day. How awesome Kat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      You should get one Mel, it is just brilliant I already love baking but this just wants me to bake even more :)ReplyCancel

  • That’s a useful kitchen aid and a chick mixer!
    What a cute pink it is!ReplyCancel

  • Admin

    smart and stylish in pink !ReplyCancel

  • Isn’t it just gorgeous! No doubt you deserve it! I just discovered your fb page and your website and am loooooving it! just when I was thinking of giving fb a miss, along comes another awesome page! LOL ….many thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow congratulations! I love my mixer and have no idea how I lived without it. Such a wonderful tool to have. Now you’ll have to get all the attachments…ReplyCancel

  • That mixer’s looking mighty fine up on your kitchen bench – what a lovely exciting pre-Christmas surprise! Off to try and win one of my own now!

    – Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)

  • Stacey Wales

    I want a red one! Thanks, for featuring this and cross your fingers. ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much for posting this, it was so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • It look so easy to use! Would be great to teach my eldest to cook (he wan’ts to be a chef!) Love it!ReplyCancel

  • […] 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, they sent me a KitchenAid stand mixer, you can read more about why I wanted a KitchenAid mixer here and how much I love it here. […]ReplyCancel

  • Kerry Mc

    Hi Katrina, love reading your blog :-)
    Just wondering if you were still in love with the Kitchenaid? I’ve just returned my second Breville Kitchen Wizz mixer (should have bought the Kitchenaid I wanted in the first place!) and just wanted to see if you were still happy with it?

{Giveaway} Bricks 4 fun: Ninjago and Harry Potter Lego Game

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner detailed below and thankyou to Bricks 4 Fun for this wonderful giveaway, I am sure will be a great gift for Christmas! Bricks 4 Fun LEGO® Store is a NEW online family business.  The joy about this store is that it specialises in just LEGO®, so you […]

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  • Narelle Rock

    This would definitely come in handy for the school holidays, would keep the kids entertained for hours!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Redcliffe

    My kids would love the Ninjago game. It is the only lego that they have being asking Santa for this year!ReplyCancel

  • Lise

    My son would love any of the Lego games, as he doesn’t have any.ReplyCancel

  • My son is a lego nut :)
    He would go wild over theseReplyCancel

  • Cass

    My kids both love Lego so would be thrilled to win a Lego game.ReplyCancel

  • Paula

    The kids have just got a lego table for Christmas from one set of Grandparents… and the older 2 are Ninjago fans… so I’m sure they’d love the Ninjago game.ReplyCancel

  • How exciting…my little man would love playing this with his uncles on Christmas day. Lego is the word of the moment in our house :)ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Blanch

    Wow, I’d never seen Lego games before! We’d have fun with the Ramses Pyramid Lego game I think. ReplyCancel

    • Aren’t they fantastic and they make them to suit lots of different age groups and time frames so you can easily fit one into your day.ReplyCancel

  • Sevencherubs

    I have seen this site and would love to win. N xReplyCancel

  • Annie still believes that Harry Potter is real and that in 3 years when she turns 11 she will go to Hogwarts :D We would love the Harry Potter Lego.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy Kennedy

    My son Loves Ninjago, and keeps telling me how his friend has the game- so I’m sure he would be absolutely wrapped if we won the Ninjago game!!ReplyCancel

  • Jess_cook88

    My kids are getting a lego table for christmas so we are slowly going from megablocks (which they love) to lego. And my eldest is just getting into the harry potter moviesReplyCancel

    • Did you know that LEGO® DUPLO® blocks are compatible with LEGO® building blocks. Many people keep their DUPLO® as their children find it easier to build large towers and structures using a combinaion of the two.ReplyCancel

  • My little man thinks he is a Ninja, so there can only be one choice for him if he wins.. ninjago!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    My daughter would love the Harry Potter Hogwarts! She will only watch the first movie but is obsessed with it, ReplyCancel

  • Tania Carstein

    My Son is really getting into Ninjago so he would be thrilled if he won this game :-)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Sweeney

    I’m a huge fan of ‘Bricks for Fun’ and we are Harry Potter die hards too, love that they are together!ReplyCancel

  • The Hungry Housewives ~ Alisa

    My son is a HUGE Lego fan and he would love to have this!ReplyCancel

  • My son would love Creationary. He has a great imagination at 4 and this would just make him sooo happy( and mummy too)ReplyCancel

  • My Son would love Harry Potter… He loves the lego DS game and the movieReplyCancel

  • My daughter would love to win harry potter one she’d love itReplyCancel

  • We love Star Wars. HUGE FAN. Actually..I just love the figurines…I’m obsessed with them. :)ReplyCancel

  • Flaviamalinverno83

    Would love to win these! Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow!! my boys would be thrilled to win this! they are Lego mad! :)ReplyCancel

  • Julie-Ann Biasi

    What luck my son has finally decided these two games are what he is going to ask Santa for!!! I would live to win for him!!ReplyCancel

  • kerry santillo

    Creationary, using imagination he loves and building everything he adores!!!ReplyCancel

  • I’m, I mean THE KIDS, are obsessed with the Lego games and are dying for Santa to leave some under the tree. xx ReplyCancel

    • LOL !!! It’s a wonderful way to keep the little ones happy and busy, and keep their minds active and engaged as well.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole White

    my son would love the Harry Potter game – he would go crazy if he got it!!

  • The imperfect housewife

    My kids would love the ‘Shave the Sheep’ set because sheep are the ‘in’ thing here at the moment!ReplyCancel

  • Raelene Graham

    My 2 boys would love ninjago!ReplyCancel

  • Gavin Bates

    My son Jimmy would love a Harry Potter Lego Game. ReplyCancel

  • Leisa Nowlan

    I think my sons would honestly be happy with any blocks they would receive, but I think my second boy would just love, love, love the duplo fire truck. And I like duplo as it is safe around their baby sister, but think that games like creationary look like a lot of fun [writing it on the “to buy” list].ReplyCancel

    • Always getting new products on our website.. 2012 brings some fantastic new sets in both LEGO® and LEGO® DUPLO®.
      We use Facebook to keep our friends and customers up to date on any new releases and specials we have going at ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Lego and Robots together? What a champion idea- Robo Champ would keep some young men entertained on a rainy day for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    harry potter lego would make me the best auntie in the world !ReplyCancel

  • Kellie

    My little man would love the Ninjago game, he’s a tad Ninjago obsessed since he got the DVD not long ago. He’s also been eyeing off all the Ninjago Lego everytime we’ve been out shopping :)ReplyCancel

  • Alannah Shore

    Lego Champion would be the best fun for my little one!ReplyCancel

  • qldscrapper

    My son would love to play the Race 3000 but to open Harry Potter or Ninjago on Christmas morning would blow his mind.ReplyCancel

  • Zara Clee

    my kids love lego :) awesome products :)ReplyCancel

  • kylie davis

    Wow, Lego just keeps getting better.ReplyCancel

  • Shahra

    I but lego for my son but pretty sure i have just as much fun putting it together :)ReplyCancel

  • Theresa

    My twin boys are only just starting to explore the wonderful world of Lego. Any Lego blocks and games, would be a great start to what I imagine will be a passion for my boys.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    OMG how cool is Lego!? It never goes out of ‘fashion’. It’s never mundane or boring and it keeps getting passed down to families and generations! My oldest child is 20 and youngest is 2 and they play with lego and duplo together! :D Oh and hubby gets in there and has a great time also… :P
    Cars duplo and technic are probably the most played with in our house! ReplyCancel

  • Hels

    My son is a huge Harry Potter fan, so he’d just love the Harry Potter game!ReplyCancel

  • Tash_801

    my daughter is only just starting to play with lego but i think she would really like shave a sheep cause she loves sheep and it looks a bit easier for her to do than the othersReplyCancel

    • Shave a Sheep, along with Robochamp and Banana balance are about the easiest. Hope you have years of LEGO fun with her.ReplyCancel

  • Virginia Mason

    We love Lego in this house and these Lego games look amazing. My son is very into cars, speed, crashing and having fun so ‘Race 3000′ would be a winner in this house.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Cole

    My 6 yr old is anxious to get into Harry Potter! I think he is a little too young for the movies, but we have started reading the books. So he would love a Harry Potter Lego game!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Griffiths

    Harry Potter for sure!ReplyCancel

  • mums the word

    Boy Blue is obsessed with Ninjago.. he has a red ninjago tshirt and teams it with red shorts, socks to become the red ninja.. He has also invented a ninjago tag game with his mates at kindergarten.. he would flip for the ninjago game!ReplyCancel

  • Lee Read

    My boys would love the Harry Potter lego! ReplyCancel

  • Brendan Dieckmann

    Harry Potter Hogwarts of course!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    I would love… sorry, I mean my kids would love the Ninjago game:)ReplyCancel

  • Skyring

    We love pictionary and we love lego, so lego creationary would get a lot of play out of our family.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Schultz

    My kids would love, love, love the Harry Potter game! I have just started reading the Harry Potter series to my 7-yr-old and he is well and truly under J.K. Rowling’s spell!
    The Ninjago game looks fantastic, too – another book series that my kids love has a ninja as one of the main characters and they love to play pretend and go around the house as ninjas!
    The Frog Race and Shave a Sheep look like a lot of fun, too :-)ReplyCancel

  • My son loves Ninjas so would love NinjagoReplyCancel

  • domestic diva

    My Harry Potter obsessed son would LOVE the Hogwarts game.ReplyCancel

  • Kirrily Matthews

    My boys are obsessed with Harry Potter, Ninjago and LEGO so this is the perfect competition for them!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    It would have to be the Harry Potter Hogwarts game.
    She loves all things Harry!ReplyCancel

  • Jesse Claven

    what a great website, have been looking for some lego, so will have to check them out.ReplyCancel

    • Look forward to your visit, please let us know if there is anything we can do help your or any special requests you may have ReplyCancel

  • Simone Hunt

    My girls would really enjoy the Hogwarts Lego. And the Shave a Sheep Lego (from the Bricks 4 Fun website) looks like fun too.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    My girls would love the LEGO Belville sets, they look great.ReplyCancel

    • They are very popular, looking forward to bringing more LEGO for girls out in the future.ReplyCancel

  • My little brother who is 30 years younger than me is addicted to Ninjago..I got him the carry case for his birthday…but there is so much to choose from….Hubby loves the lego technic…hehe my big kid xxReplyCancel

  • Claire Bailey

    The Harry Potter game looks great. My son is getting into the Harry lego computer games, I think he would like this more because he also loves the lego blocks and different sorts of board games. ReplyCancel

  • My boys would LOVE these games!ReplyCancel

  • Mel Gardner

    My son (and more so, my husband!) would LOVE this awesome prize!ReplyCancel

  • Carmel Corry

    Wow! mY kids would love that and so would I! ReplyCancel

  • Candice Eclestone

    My boys also love the “Cars” Lightning Macqueen set. They would love this Harry Potter set too :)ReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    These look brilliant – I had never heard of Lego board games before. Both of my boys are obsessed with racing cars, so the Race 3000 would (I think) be their favourite. I might start the 2012 Christmas list with that one!!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome Prize!! My daughter would love Shave a Sheep!!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki

    This is so difficult… do I have to choose what Master 6 would love… or what I would love to play with him…. he is desperate for Ninjago, but the 2 Ramses games would satisfy my Egyptian passion!!! … and I also love how all the Heroica games tell different chapters of the same story!!ReplyCancel

Reindeer Food

Last year my youngest receive a bag of Reindeer Food from her best friend.  It was the sweetest little gift.    I’m going to make some with the kids this year and have created a few tags (FREE for your to download, see below) to attach to the bags. What you will need Raw rolled […]

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{Giveaway} 4 My Earth: Back to school Lunch Bag Pack

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winners detailed below and thankyou to 4myEarth for this wonderful giveaway. 4 My Earth As I mentioned last week I shop prior to Christmas for most back to school items (back to school checklist HERE).  Today I would like to share with you a lunch bag that has […]

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  • Chantal

    Great prize!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Mcmillan

    I like the snack pocket, I always try and find other ways of giving the kids their snack in little containers so they are bringing home their containers not throwing packs in the bins. The snack pocket would probably be much easier to fit in a lunch boxReplyCancel

  • Mrs F

    Iove the lunch box. Making it higher is brilliant because somedays with sport or after school activities I need to pack a little extra for my boys. The lunch box looks flexible too.ReplyCancel

  • These look great!! Lobe how they are taller than most but still light and easy to care for!! I tried to comment on the blog but it wouldn’t work jut asked my name etc ReplyCancel

  • Michelle K

    I like the lunch bags. Not only are they that little bit roomier than the usual but they also have a handle! Love lunch bags with proper handles! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    I need something exactly like this, my lil girl is starting pre-school in Januaray – thanks for the tip Organised Housewife! ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    Love the lunch boxes! I’m a school teacher & a Mum, and know lots of mums would love this product! Love how they are easy to clean, and have extra pockets for spoons etc. In my career I’ve seen so many kids regularly eating canteen food- hopefully a lunchbox like this will motivate parents to be healthier & more environmentally aware!ReplyCancel

  • My two young daughters have a snack pocket each – birthday present from my parents – and they are brilliant! Would love to have a set of the lunch pack for when my eldest goes to Kindy next year. ReplyCancel

  • Lucy McL

    Wow. My daughter is starting school next year so this would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Catty83

    This would be lovely thing to win and it would take some stress away because I would be just that bit more organised for next year! Love the colours!! Keep the reviews coming, I love hearing about what you have found useful!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Lee

    They look great… My sons favourite bag from this year broke in places and water got trapped in parts. So I am on the hunt for a better bag for next year…!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie

    My little man starts kinder next year and one of the lunch bags with handle would be perfect for him.
    I love that they’re easy to clean and the little pocket for an ice pack :)ReplyCancel

  • Love the colours! My kids need new ones! They would be so excited to win!! ReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    They look like a real great lunch box, but my favourite is still the lunch wrap. ReplyCancel

  • Love the lunch boxes and that you can machine wash them wow…so excited to come accross these and the sandwich wrap is such a fabulous idea i really think they are worth it and the environment :)ReplyCancel

  • Sammyjl

    I like the fact that it is easy to wash. One thing I don’t like about the current one we have are all the seam inside that are hard to clean.

  • Ohh this would e perfect for my boys! They have been though about 4 lunch boxes this year as they keep becoming footballs and obviously break! This would definitely not get wrecked! Great idea and u can fit soo much in <3 ReplyCancel

  • these are so cool !ReplyCancel

  • 4MyEarth® wraps and pockets .. what a brilliant idea :)ReplyCancel

  • I couldn’t comment on the blog :/ so I shall comment here! I love the sandwich wraps and pockets. Would save on so much rubbish! I especially love the navy one with words on it and the birds. Hard to decide which is my fave!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Mc

    I love the wraps. Very clever idea!ReplyCancel

  • I bought one of these sandwich wraps 2 years ago when my son was in Kindy (prep). I loved it but after the first day at school, it didn’t come home – my son threw it in the bin!!! I was devastated!ReplyCancel

  • What a wonderful product :) great way to teach our kids about keeping our planet green :) My daughter Miss 6 is a stickler for picking up rubbish! ReplyCancel

  • diana harper

    An awesome idea… would love one for my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Love the wrappers what a good idea!ReplyCancel

  • My 6yo goes through lunch boxes soooo fast – hard ones get knocked around, soft ones seem to come apart & tear :-! Would love one to start the new year as they look so well made!ReplyCancel

  • Frankandmick

    Hi, I love the sandwich wraps – what a great idea. sometimes the larger plastic containers don’t hold the sandwich fillings together so the wrap is a great compromise without having to use cling wrap.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Romano

    The insulated bag are great as their not rigid in design so you can pack heaps into tt. PLus what a bonus to be able to throw it in the washing machine! ReplyCancel

  • Mara

    They look awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia Mason

    We really like the sandwich wraps. My son has been one in Kindergarten this year and can easily get his sandwiches out and put any left overs back. They are easy to clean and I like the fact that there are no nasty chemicals made in these touching my children’s food. They also look really snazzy, my son loves his ‘Car’ sandwich wrap.. ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Blanch

    I love the Insulated Lunch Bags – practical, environmentally friendly and they look fantastic. Any kid, from the littlest ones to the year 12’s, would be happy to take their lunch to school in one of these. ReplyCancel

  • Brilliant – if I don’t win, I will be ordering anyway!ReplyCancel

  • I’m in love with the sandwich wraps I really need some of these :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Arnett

    These look fabulous! I have just been out looking for a lunchbox for my big boys first year at school but nothing fit the bill- these just might!!

  • Nadia

    I love these, I’ve been thinking of buying them for my kids for when they go back to school. I also love that you have a Tupperware sandwich keeper in there! I’m a demonstrator and get a kick out of that kind of thing, lol!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria

    I love all their products, but the idea of no waste lunch and snack wraps that are easy for little fingers to open is awesome. ReplyCancel

  • I love the wraps and my word lunchbags that can go in the washing machine. Darling husband goes through oodles of lunch bags at work. They get dirty and smelly and uncleanable. Love this!ReplyCancel

  • karen

    super ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    Wow, these lunch bags look great, favourite part is that they are machine washable though. We have a very stinky one that can only be wiped down, needs a good dose of sunshine!ReplyCancel

  • Cass

    Sounds like the perfect lunchbag! My son could do with a new one for school next year.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Parke

    All the lunch wraps look great!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy Grainger

    I love the words on navy lunch wrap, very stylish.ReplyCancel

  • Nina D

    I love the lunch packs – I can’t believe you could throw them in the wash – awesomeness! ReplyCancel

  • Julie C

    I think the lunch sacks are the best product – all that gladwrap is bad for the environment.ReplyCancel

  • What a clever idea, especially like the way there is no clingwrap or zip lock bags. Love this idea. Very environmentally friendly.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Devidas

    The sandwich wraps – the amount of landfill saved is amazing. ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Boan

    Wonderful! This would help me greatly with kindy lunches for my little man next year. It would all be easy for him to use; and minimise waste at the same time!ReplyCancel

  • What a marvelous job to think of such a great idea. Keep up the great work. ;)ReplyCancel

  • I love the sandwich wraps so much, they are easy to use and oh so practical.ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Rock

    having a daughter starting school next year, this would be perfect for her.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy S

    The snack pockets would be handy, but the new wow wallets look great and would make great Christmas presents!ReplyCancel

  • Jess_cook88

    The snack pockets look great and would save even more if you dont use little plastic bags (save money and not going to landfill its a winner all over to me)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Love the sandwich wraps (in “butterfly” which I know my two girls would love) – saves money and the environment at the same time, as well as being super convenient and so cute! In fact the value pack consisting of the sandwich and snack wraps and pockets would definitely be well worth the price tag for school and kindy. ReplyCancel

  • i absolutely love the lunch wraps too much cling wrap is used as it is this saves soo muchReplyCancel

  • Tash_801

    sandwich wraps and pockets, not only do they help save you money and help the environment but they are pretty too :)ReplyCancel

  • I think the Stainless Steel Drink Bottles would be the best back to school supply. Drink bottles always get yuck and these ones look like they would last.ReplyCancel

  • Jesse Claven

    Wow, these look so good!!ReplyCancel

  • Brendan Dieckmann

    4 My Earth lunch bags are the best for storing food and keeping items separated without producing waste product.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Bailey

    This looks like a great lunch box kit. My little boy is starting school next year and I think it would be perfect to see him through primary school at the very least. Machine wash too, yay!ReplyCancel

  • I love the 4myearth sandwich pockets – would save so much $ not having to purchase plastic wrap/bags!ReplyCancel

  • Prudence O'Sullivan

    I love their whole range – I can’t think of a better way to send my boys lunch off to school except in a sandwich wrapeed in a gorgeous lunch wrap, placed into and insulated luch cooler and teamed with a stainless water bottle. PLUS there is the added bonus, it’s all environmentally friendly and kind on the hip pocket (not having to buy all that cling wrap etc…ReplyCancel

  • Kiara M.

    The insulated lunch bag-I can’t seem to keep anything cold enough in her current one so this would give her and ME a better range of things to choose from instead of plain old sandwiches day in and day out!!! (and the fact you can wash it!!!!!!! wow-would save having to chuck out the current ones when they get too grotty) saving the earth one lunch at a time ;)ReplyCancel

  • Janet Warren

    Love the sandwich wrappers – have been thinking of buying them for kids next year.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    The Insulated bag would come in so handy for Miss 4 starting Pre-prep in the new year. Esp in hot sunny queensland! ReplyCancel

  • […] have shared with you previously the lunch bags my kids use, they are still in great condition so my kids will continue using them this […]ReplyCancel

  • This is no good for Perth weather, we really need insulated bags, like the Fridge-To-Go, however other states are having heat waves right now, so maybe we all need Fridge-to-Go (ps I have no commercial agreement with Fridge-To-Go!). I have been using Fridge-To-Go for 3 years. only one container has had a broken zip. I wipe them over with a wet cloth each night, and give them a good soaking on a Friday night. They dry quickly and are hard wearing. See Organised Housewife page on Fridge to To for more infoReplyCancel

    • It’s great to read other people’s opinions on what they use, I always love recommended products, thank you CathReplyCancel

{Meal Plan} Apple Slice

This weeks meal plan Monday – Lamb cutlets and Vegetables Tuesday – Beef and brocoli stir fry Wednesday – Macaroni and cheese Thursday – Chicken filo with vegetables Friday – Christmas celebration Saturday – Mediterranean Tuna and Rice Pie (delicious!) Sunday – Roast Beef with potato and vegetables Baking – Apple Slice (so easy and very yummy) […]

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{Christmas Planning} Host a stress free Christmas celebration

Most years we have celebrated Christmas at our house, so the kids can play with their gifts and swim in the pool as Christmas Day is usually hot!  So I know to play host can be stressful.  Today I would like to share some of my top tips to ensure you enjoy the day! Decorations […]

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  • Sevencherubs

    Great tips. We love to write names on cups as well every time we have people over or a party. Makes it so much easier to keep track of drinks and wastage of cups. N xReplyCancel

  • I don’t think asking people to bring a plate is rude at all. If you’re hosting it’s the least they can do! The toilet paper is a good tip and easy to forget! ReplyCancel

  • Customized Creations

    These are great tips. We haven’t had guests at our house for Christmas yet but I’m sure we will at some point. I’ll need to remember these. ReplyCancel

  • […] I think the meal is at least as important as the gifts, so it definitely pays to plan and shop well ahead of time. Folks will stay thirsty long after the meal is done, so I like the idea of setting up a beverage station in a convenient spot, avoiding repeated trips to the kitchen. I also like to make sure I have a wide variety of drink options for everyone in the family to enjoy. One further tip — and one that I tend to overlook — is to prepare your playlist of holiday music. After Dec. 25, those carols are going back into the vault, so you might as well enjoy them one last day. What a great idea I would never have thought of.  (The Organised Housewife) […]ReplyCancel

  • […] If you’re hosting a party this festive season, you may enjoy some of the how to host a stress free Christmas Celebration tips. […]ReplyCancel

{Free Printable} School Holiday Planner

I have been working extremely hard the past few weeks to get the blog ready for me to take some HOLIDAYS!!  I am taking time off with the kids and enjoy this weather the Gold Coast is offering.  Visit the beaches, coffee with friends, do some baking, take time out to scrapbook and relax.  As […]

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  • I love this! Being a WAHP I was worried about getting the balance right during the holidays. This way my kids can see the fun events coming up after my work commitments. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • I printed 6 of these off the other day…. With birthdays, Xmas etc this has made things a lot easier :)ReplyCancel

  • We will be at home through the holidays trying to catch up on some organisation! Thank you for all the great tips and I hope you enjoy some relaxation. Have a wonderful time & Merry Christmas to all. While you are relaxing and scrapbooking you may like to visit my website for some ideas. . Now I must go & finish some StoryBook projects of when we were last at the gold coast, finish off the Christmas shopping ,make some calendars & the Christmas cards using SBC plus3. Planned a morning with the kids before doing the shopping, and going to a birthday party, taking another to a sleepover. Lots to do before a busy week of school activities and end of year celebrations. Oh the planners are going to help the kids & I so MUCH :-)ReplyCancel

  • fabulous idea but everytime i went to downlad to print it shut my internet connection down :( ended up just doing up my own….. :(ReplyCancel

  • Victoria

    Hi Kat, Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy your (well deserved) summer break. I would just like to say a big thank you to you for your inspiration, encouragment and ideas you have shared throughout the year. I look forward to more of the same next year :) Victoria xReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Victoria, what a lovely message to receive. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Enjoy your break.

    My favourite school holiday activity is sleeping in!ReplyCancel

  • Ooh Jo Debi Selby that’s no good. Is your adobe the current version?ReplyCancel

  • Customized Creations

    This planner is adorable! I work full time so my husband will be home with my 6 year old, but I can use this to have him write down what night activity he would like to do after I get home and dinner is done! Thank you SO much! Have a great break and enjoy every minute of it!ReplyCancel

{Giveaway} bragbags australia: Family Passport Holder

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner, Michelle and thank you to bragbags Australia. Family Passport Holder I have only been overseas once (to Fiji) and that was with my hubby and kids, hubby was great with looking after the passports and travel information.  On my trip next week to Kuala Lumpur I will be going on […]

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  • Lols

    Love this idea… I am always scared I’be thrown out the passports by accident because i keep them in an envelope!ReplyCancel

  • I think the travel wallet would be the best way to organise my family because it is big enough to hold everything for our next trip.ReplyCancel

  • Tonyandvic

    I definately need the passport holder as we had 4 trips to NZ this year with 3 kids under 6!ReplyCancel

    • Lifewithoutmathematics

      You have ALLLL my empathy! We are ex-pats, and try to go back a couple of times each year. Our troop is pretty much the same as yours. Phew! Just thinking about it brings on heart palpitations!ReplyCancel

  • I can’t pick just one thing! I love the passport holders, the handbag organisers, the jewellery organisers and more!! Great site :)ReplyCancel

  • Our family are going on three plane trips before April! Xmas in South Australia, 2 week work trip to USA in February (on which DH’s company has paid for all 4 of us to go on), and a family holiday to NZ for Easter. I’ve been starting to think about a travel wallet to keep all those important documents and information…ReplyCancel

  • Jodieskinner

    Love the family passport holder would be perfect for our first family overseas trip to Fiji :) ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    What a great idea the travel wallet is and it would go in the brag bag! Must have items!ReplyCancel

  • Micknjan

    I would love to win the passport holder to give to my nephew for his family to use. They are missionaries and are off to Japan for 4 years in March. This would be a great going away gift as they dont buy many “special” items for themselves.ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Persse

    I need as much help with organising myself as possible! Too hard to choose! But I would LOVE the passport organiser for when hubby and I head to the USA next year. Then when people say “How do you stay so organised?” I can proudly show them my brag bags passport holder and say ‘Why, it’s all with the help of my brag bags passport holder, of course!’ReplyCancel

  • Kimlennon

    oooh – off to NZ in a couple of weeks and could certainly do with one of these – what a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Samy_savva

    I am a HUGE Fan of BragBags jewellery organisers – I just wish I had more jewellery to NEED one lol. hint hint to hubby for Christmas! Heading on a few trips next yr with hubby finishing uni and going o/s for further education and with a little one this would be AWESOME. I love to be organised and this would help keep me saneReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rivett

    Love the Take Charge (r) Bag, because my phone charger always seems to get lost in my suitcase!ReplyCancel

  • Bushka_23

    I love the jewellery hanger because my jewellery is just in a heap pile!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    While I love the cheeky Red Bird 3 piece set, I still think that the family passport holder would be the most helpful for keeping organised and safe all important travel documents!ReplyCancel

  • WendyK

    The family passport holder is a great idea, and looks fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly B

    Oh, the family passport holder sounds like a wonderful idea! I have never been overseas but we are planning a few trips in the near future & one thing i am scared of is losing our paperwork, & this sounds like the perfect solution :-)ReplyCancel

  • Virginia Mason

    The Cheeky Red Bird 2 piece set woulld be handy to pop into my bag. It would be nice to be able to find things quickly instead of a mess in the bottom of my handbag/suitcase. I also love the cute design of this set.ReplyCancel

  • I really love the Handbag Organiser Zip Standard Size in black and I also really like the Passport Holder in the black. Brag Bag’s products are really unique and very pretty. ReplyCancel

  • Lifewithoutmathematics

    Oh boy! We are ex-pat Kiwis and so travelling to see rellies is a regular part of life. Travelling with 3 children and managing 5 passports is ALWAYS a mare. I’ve never seen a travelling aid that looks so well thought out. Go girl power! I would sooooooo love to win this!!!! ReplyCancel

  • Julie C

    I love the family travel organiser – it would keep things nice and protected while they swim around in my nappy bag with everything else. The Denim design is my fave in the Brag bags range. ReplyCancel

  • I love the Handbag Organiser because I like to swap handbags depending on my outfit but it’s always a pain too transfer everything from one bag to another.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    Would be perfect for my upcoming trip to America. Can’t waitReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    I went overseas twice last year with just my 10 month old. After walking around multiple airports with passports and boarding passes hanging out his lunchbox, I can definitely say the passport holder would be brilliant. The denim colour is my favourite. ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin

    I love the Handbag Organiser I change my bag every couple of days and it takes a fair while so this would help with that and also finding the keys!ReplyCancel

  • I travel overseas with the kids by myself and I’m always shuffling through everything to find the passports and boarding passports so I’ll go with the family passport holder.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    The family passport holder would be fabulous, I’d know where hubby’s passport was!ReplyCancel

  • Marnie Woodley

    The family passport holder would be perfect. I am always totally disorganised – I once got stuck in Canada after misplacing my itinerary and missing my train to New York – by 12 hours! We plan to take our toddler and baby overseas to see family very soon, and I’d really prefer not to miss any planes or trains or anything else this time!ReplyCancel

  • There are so many great things to choose from! I like the idea of the jewelry hangar that you can have it all packed up and then whip it out of your suitcase and hang it up. I’d also love a family travel organiser. ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Millar

    Travelling with a baby is stressfull enough, never mind trying to stuff three passports, travel documents, travel insurance policies and more into one tiny “travel wallet”. The designers don’t seem to think of traveling families…expect now…bragbag has come to the rescue with plenty of space for all your families needs.ReplyCancel

  • vija

    Would be great for travelling ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    the jewellery trave; wallet so I know everything is secure!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    We have 4 passports so the travel wallet is great for us.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle K

    I think the travel wallet is a wonderful idea. Mums usuallly get the job of carrying everything and this means it is all in one spot. Very helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Amie Codlin

    I like the family passport holder – I think it would be perfect for our trip to NZ in February.ReplyCancel

  • Debbiea

    Oooh, many lovlies! I think the leather whipstitch large tote would be perfect for me to keep all our things for our 3 cherubs in and still be room for some of my stuff :)ReplyCancel

  • Lee-Ann

    Wow as i mentioned on the fb page, i was awake in the night thinking about how i might make myself one of these, and voila you have a give away. having 6 passports is a nightmare (esp being OCD and having to have them in family order constantly…………even if i dont win thx so much for sharing :))))))ReplyCancel

  • Paula

    Wow… what a great piece. Would love this one for our family!ReplyCancel

  • Love the take charger for Men. My hubs has too many gadgets..and keeps his cables all over the place!ReplyCancel

  • i think these passport holders are the best its the most important thing when travellingReplyCancel

  • Oh wow, what a great idea. My little passport holder was great for just me, but with hubby & the two little ones this would be the perfect upgrade! Going to go check it out right now!ReplyCancel

  • I like the flower satchel as I find that type of bag the best type to use when you have kids as you can’t lose it! And it is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli-le Stevens

    The Take Charge(r) bag is great, I hate having to find a zip tie just to keep my chargers somewhat contained in the bottom of my suitcase. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • sam

    Great idea

  • Glenda

    I love the I Heart Owls set – having a jewellery organiser as well as the actual travel organiser would be amazing! Keeps everything nice and tidy and easy to find in your luggage.ReplyCancel

  • Bern

    I absolutely love the idea of the family passport holder – with a rascal load of kids heading off on our first o/s adventure next year – what a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie

    The family passport holder is a wonderful idea. It would put my mind at ease that all our important documents were together in one place & easily accessible. You can never be too organised especially when travelling with little people.ReplyCancel

  • Yvette

    I love these passport holders, wish I knew about them last time we went travelling they would have been perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Kiara M.

    The passport holder-my mum is heading overseas by herself & has started to become a bit forgetful so would love 2 give her & me piece of mind knowing all her important documents etc are safe!ReplyCancel

  • JB

    We are heading to UK next year with kids & without hubby, passport holder would be great.. bought one as a gift, but would love one for me!ReplyCancel

  • deb

    Thank you so much for sharing this page of traveling with a family. I had been searching for a passport holder for our family of 5 and this just perfect. I have ordered ours and look forward to recieving it xxxx DebReplyCancel