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{Declutter + FREE Printable} My suitcase, only the necessities

Decluttering my suitcase so I only take the necessities This Friday I am flying down to Melbourne for the Nuffnang Blogopolis. I am really looking forward to spending time with some of the lovely people I have met online. I am travelling down with Tamara from Tarisota and rooming with the delightful Fiona from Inner […]

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  • Trish

    Tina gray who had same boot issue found some at Williams shoes …. Maybe ask her .Great list but I’ll have to refer to it,no printer.ReplyCancel

  • Great list Katrina…need to print this out!ReplyCancel

  • Commonchaoschronicle

    Thank-you! :-) xoxo Jac xoxoReplyCancel

  • Jbarker99

    Save travels down katrina, as for staying warm, layers is the way to go, I dont have a blog yet, in the planning stages, so a real newbie

    julie ReplyCancel

    • Julie, please let me know when your blog is up and running I would love to see it ReplyCancel

  • Leisha

    Hi Katrina, there are some great boots you can order online for us ladies with curvy calves at the Sara range of boots at http://www.ezibuy.com.au. Might be too late for now but keep in mind for next time you travel “south of the border”. I’m also off to a conference for our Parents & Citizens Association (NSW) Annual Conference which is at Tamworth this year. So thank you for your checklist – it is just in time for me to check off what I need to take as I generally overpack. Good luck & have lots of fun in Melbourne.ReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Leisha, I will definatley keep this in mind for next time. Hope you had a great weekend too!
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  • Kate Puddles

    Great list, I need to organise what I am taking as I’m only taking a carry on. Sorry I seem to have added my blog twice by accident as I kept getting an error message from the linky tool. ReplyCancel

  • TracyM

    Have no blog yet – wanting to do something…still working out what my strengths are. Your list is great. We have a 3 page what we call the “Trip List” as we do a decent amount of camping and travelling..and next year we have Simpson Desert to doReplyCancel

  • Braaksma

    Katrina, it is very cold down here atm. I suggest you run into Target and buy yourself some long sleeved spencers or singlets. Target also have some long sleeve t-shirts (Hot Options going cheap atm).

    As for boots have you tried Rivers…you can buy online from there too…http://rivers.com.au/catalogdb/catalog-www.asp?category=152

    Don’t bother packing any t-shirts or spring clothing….you wont even put it on. You also need to put in your flannelette Pjs with bed socks. Pack your stockings/leggings etc.

    Hope this helps. Have a great time.

    Lisa

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    • Braaksma

      I also forgot…you need a scarf too :PReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Lisa. I brought a spnencer but didn’t end up needing it, the weather was beautiful while I was down there, such a gorgeous city.
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  • Anonymous

    I’m so glad to see I’m not the only anal list maker when it comes to suitcase packing!!! ;-) Hope you have a great time at blogopolis! I only found out about it the other day, so not coming this year, but hope to be there next year! :-)ReplyCancel

    • The conferences are great Taryn, definately try and come to the next one.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa @Suger Coat It

    Looking forward to catching up again. GREAT LIST!! Am printing now. ReplyCancel

    • Gemma @ My Big Nutshell

      print me a copy too please Melissa!ReplyCancel

    • Better late than never, but so glad you loved the list. Thankyou so much Melissa for sharing it with everybody.ReplyCancel

  • Caz

    Yes, very chilly here today. Don’t forget your sunglasses as when it’s out, the sun is dazzling! Thanks for the list. I’m going OS (sans hubby and son) in 2 weeks and had on my list of things to do to make a list of things to pack. I can use yours as a great starting point!
    I came to your blog via $120 Food Challenge and enjoying it.ReplyCancel

    • $120 food challenge is a wonderful blog, thankyou for popping over, hope you enjoy your time OSReplyCancel

  • Bernadette Huysing

    Definitely pop in to Target or Kmart for a long sleeve top to wear under your normal tops. You may also be able to get a jacket on sale at Target. Shoes should be fine, just be prepared to wear thick socks if you really get cold. Most buildings are really warm down here – it is really only between places that you will get cold! At least we had the dreadfully cold night last night!

    As I don’t currently have a relevant image to use in the blog links you have above, I will post my link here – Bette’s Needlework Musings – currently at http://www.needleworkboutique.com/musingsReplyCancel

    • Thankyou for linking your blog up Bernadette, I look forward to haveing a good look through soon.
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  • Great list, I always leave packing to the last minute.
    And Katrina, I’m very sorry, I was so excited about finding your awesome packing list, I posted my link without reading the entry correctly- unfortunately, I’m not off to Blogopolis this year but I hope to next time. I do have a conference coming up in October so your packing list will definitely come in handy. Once again, very sorry.
    Hope you have a fantastic time!ReplyCancel

  • Nelly

    Another suggestion for boots – http://www.duoboots.com. Uk store that make the most beautiful boots for many different calf sizes and they deliver to Australia. They have great sales and free postage often as well.ReplyCancel

  • Julienne

    I love your list and if I had a printer that worked it would be sitting on my suitcase EXCEPT now I am not sure where I am going!!!!!! I am going to Nuffnang in Sydney is there one in Melbourne or was it a misprint OR am I going to the wrong place?!!!!!!ReplyCancel

    • It’s in Sydney, this was a post I wrote for last years blogopolis which was in Melbourne. I look forward to meeting you in SYDNEY!!ReplyCancel

  • I’ll be there. I am still debating whether or not to take my lap top? I wonder if I’ll need it for sessions, or if I’m all good with paper and pen? I really would prefer not to worry about cords and power and wifi etc. Any tips?ReplyCancel

  • p.s. I am SO printing this list when I get home tonight. Do you have any deets for the pre and post drinks yet?ReplyCancel

  • AshMmisforMe

    This wonderful list is kicking me off the computer and into packing mode! Thank-you so much! My nerves might settle once the suitcase is packed :) See you there!ReplyCancel

  • I am lucky enough to be going tomorrow. Maybe I will see you there!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    I used to do alot of traveling. Packing as light as possible is the way to go. Even if going away for 3 weeks I use the same system: small weekend case with wheels & long retractable handle, small duffle bag for carry on, shoulder bag/purse. If my things don’t fit in there then they don’t go. I take several medium weight shawls rather than sweaters. In North America there are very specific rules for what you can carry on. In a pinch I can take all my luggage on board without getting the evil eye from flight attendants.

    Summer or Winter, I use the same list but just change the weight of fabric. A good pair or newish comfy jeans are travelwear in cold weather and yoga top, pant & jacket are for warm weather. I always wear runners/trainers.

    Suzanne from Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    OH! I forgot to mention this!! Never keep your luggage in your bedroom. Never put it on the bed either. “Bugs” are easily transported and this is how bedbugs are sweeping the planet! I layer my clothes on top of a sarong/shawl, roll it up like a jellyroll then shove it into a clear plastic bag which will easily fit into the weekend case. Shoes, etc are also in clear bags (Ziploc etc) This makes it easy if your luggage is checked (I’ve been stopped many times but other than once they take one look inside and say go ahead! Clearly it’s a good thing to be organized when you travel.) If I have purchased something breakable, I place it in the center of the jellyroll. I have done this with alcohol (Kahlua, Vodka, etc) and will double wrap in plastic bags before rolling. Most airports have big, clear plastic bags on a roll. These are what I use. I grab 3 each time I travel so I have fresh ones for the next time. We recycle the old ones by using them for grass clippings & leaves.

    THE BIGGEST TIP: When returning home…place your case in the freezer (if you have one large enough–this is why I use the weekender). After 24 hours most if not all bugs that hitched a ride are DEAD. When we travel in Winter the temp is -20*c outside so we leave our bags out back on the deck. This does not hurt the alcohol I brought back!

    When STORING the cases: I spray them first with rubbing alcohol, air dry them place homemade sachets of lavender in crevices, pockets, etc before closing and sealing in the big clean plastic bag. Lavender is a natural bug deterrent.

    Suzanne from Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaReplyCancel

{Meal Planning} Parmy meatloaf

Did you enjoy last weeks Decluttering challenges, were you able to part with some items?  We will be continuing with more decluttering challenges this week. Thankyou to the lovely Becci from Beccis Domestic Bliss for guest post her meal plan this week.  I love the idea of being able to see what other families have for […]

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  • Jodie Herbert

    at our house we do sausage parmi which is sausages cooked with tomatoes and cheese (can add mixed herbs for flavour) on topReplyCancel

    • Becci Sundberg

      Oh Yum Jodie that sounds delicious. Will be trying that next fortnight!ReplyCancel

    • Becci Sundberg

      Oh Yum Jodie that sounds delicious. Will be trying that next fortnight!ReplyCancel

    • That sounds really yummy, naughty though :)
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{Inspiration} Shoe Storage

 Shoe storage inspiration This is our shoes storage racks.  I purchased the racks from Howards Storage World many years ago.  Have seen similar in the discount shops too.  I use the Ikea baskets to hold thongs and other slip on shoes.  Each family member has their own shelf.  Boots sit on top so they don’t get […]

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  • Liana

    love the shoe hanger idea!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Liana

    on the little coat hangers i mean!!ReplyCancel

  • janerao

    Love the ideas for organising your family’s shoes. I know I need to do something about organising my kids’ shoes especially. ReplyCancel

    • They end up with so many, keeping them organised makes them easy to find.ReplyCancel

  • Adalita Marks

    I love those – I have the majority of mine stored in clear pink lily boot and shoeboxes. I went to howards storage this morning and was in envy of what they had. I went looking for a cultery tray and still have to make up my mind which way to go down. ReplyCancel

    • I could spend hours in Howards Storage World, so many great products and ideas of what to do with them all. ReplyCancel

  • Becn55

    Do you worry about spiders etc? I find we manage to get lots of spiders in our garage and am afraid of storing things in there for that reason. ReplyCancel

    • No we don’t get many spiders, however we do keep ontop of our pest control and respray same time every year, October.ReplyCancel

  • Taryn Wilson

    Hi. Was wondering if there are any ideas regarding my shoe storage issues? I have many shoes… Many, many, many. I store them under the bed, but I always lose the pairs, it takes half an hour scrabbling on the floor to find anything, it drives me crazy? Bed is a king size ensemble, about 15 cm off the floor. My boots end up being squashed. I love your ideas, but I have no walk in garage, shed is across the carport. No room in the wadrobe, no walk-in in the main. We live in Darwin, so thongs go on the front porch, but it just isn’t working. Any suggestions would be a great help? Thanx. Cheers, Taryn.ReplyCancel

    • Take all your shoes out, photograph each pair and print the photo. Have under bed containers. Sort your shoes by colour, occastion or shoe type into the containers and place the photo’s of the shoes in each container on the lid. This will save you having to search through each container. Hope this helpsReplyCancel

  • Sarah Rodrigues

    Hi, I have like 30-40 pairs of shoes and currently I am living with my husbands parents and I don’t have any space on walls or doors or floor. The only space I really have available to me is under my king size bed. Do you know of there I can find some durable long lasting plastic boxes or durable shoe organisers? I have check SO many websites and I hate those flimsy shoe organisers for 12 pairs, they don’t work. Right now they are piled up on my study floor :(ReplyCancel

    • I saw some recently at Howards Storage World, but I am certain that Big w sells some under bed plastic storage tubs. Maybe…. can I suggest you declutter a few???ReplyCancel

    • Jinxmo5

      you can get under bed storage boxes from big w, same warehouse or go lo
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  • Tam Wells

    Oh I dream of having a garage like yours to store shoes/school bags etc. Sadly living on a farm means spiders, earwigs and other creepy crawlies, which love hiding in shoes left outside oh and not to mention the dust! After we move and settle in I’ll be looking to find an inside alternative to keep everybody’s bits and bobs organised for school and work. ReplyCancel

    • Tam I have a post coming up on organising school bags inside, we revamped our current area, it maybe the inspiration you need!ReplyCancel

  • Toniyoung

    I have a fantastic shoe cabinet which is like a narrow sideboard – it has two fold open drawers which hold’s about 15 pairs of our shoes (hubbies and mine) I bought it at Ikea. Hemnes I think is the name of it.  It also have a little drawer at the top which I keep all my hair accessories in – but could also be a jewelery draw.I just love it – so clean and neat and a nice piece of furniture too.ReplyCancel

  • I love these pics! Thanks for the post!! So many projects to start at home now! http://www.jacqfruit.wordpress.comReplyCancel

  • Ali

    Hey there,

    I’ve searched for this on Howards storage site but can’t find a similar one.
    What is it called?ReplyCancel

    • Ali, I purchased it years ago, they may not stock it anymore, however they also don’t have everything on their website, you may find it in your local store though.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    What is to the left of your shoes shelves – love the bag hanging hooks – love to see the whole area from furher back :)ReplyCancel

    • It’s the rubbermaid shelving system. I’ll see if I can find a link, possibly if you search garage organisation you will see a better shot.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I love this idea! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Darlene Brown

    I like to keep my shoes stored in a clear container with a good fitting lid, then labeled on the outside of what shoes they are. I’ve always had a little fear of a spider hiding in the toe of my shoe in a dark closet.ReplyCancel

{Declutter} Shoes you can’t walk in + {Review} Benjibox

Join me in a week of decluttering. Please comment below if your able to part with today’s suggestion, I would love to hear from you. Are you following the Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge, more info HERE, it’s never to late to start! #21 Shoes you can’t walk in Do you have a […]

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  • TinaR

    I have 3 pairs of gorgeous heels left over from my days of working in an office. Being a mummy I now seem to be relegated to anything easy to pull on and style is a thing of the past but I can’t let them go…thankfully this year has come to save my shoes, I have two weddings and a dress up night to attend so those little darlings will be coming back out of retirement. But to make up for keeping these I threw out 3 pairs of old ugg boots, 6 pairs of old/broken thongs, 2 pairs of joggers and a few sandals/slipons.ReplyCancel

    • Sacrafice, like it. Great work Tina you have managed to cull quite a few pairs. I can imagine you have abit of spare space now :)
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  • Angela walker

    Offer has expiredReplyCancel

  • C Jp3

    I have 40 pairs of shoes :/ Im going through them today as we are moving :)ReplyCancel

  • I was only looking at my shoes last night and decided that it was time for a good cleanout.  I was just throwing out one pair off sandals, that really have seen better days, when I read your post.  Now, out are going the gorgeous, way-too-high heels that have been hiding in the back of my wardrobe because they look gorgeous – but not in a million years could I wear them again without toppling over and breaking something.  Out go the boots that cause my feet and back to ache every time I wear them.  Out go the shoes I bought one size too small because they were the only size left – and were only worn once because boy did they hurt!   I knew they should all have gone years ago – it often just takes something like your blog to remind me that it’s pointless keeping them cluttering up the place.  It does feel so good once it’s done – that’s my way of knowing I’ve gotten rid of the right things – how good it feels afterwards and no regrets.  Thank you for your wonderful blog. ReplyCancel

  • Naimun

    love yr site. Just what I was looking for. Going thru stages of decluttering. Just donated about 30 bags, make up cases..unbelievable. Now starting on books :):) cant wait til its all doneReplyCancel

  • Angela

    HI there, i love your website. There are so many ideas i’ve seen on here that i absolutely love! Will definately be doing that with my shoes too. I really like the shoes you purchased, could i ask where you bought them from? many thanks. Angela ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    Hi Kat,
    Just wondering if you could do a post for decorating a girls bedroom.
    I have a 8 year old and a 5 year old.
    Thanks!ReplyCancel

{Declutter + FREE Printable} Songs you don’t like on your ipod

Join me in a week of decluttering. Please comment below if your able to part with today’s suggestion, I would love to hear from you. Are you following the Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge, more info HERE, it’s never to late to start! Declutter your iPod Have you found yourself ever singing away […]

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  • greatgoogamoogas

    What a great idea, there are so many songs on my ipod that need deleting so count me in on this challenge.ReplyCancel

    • How many did you delete?? I’m always needing more space so sadly have to remove alot of songs.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia

    You are so clever! I have so much music on my iPhone that I always intend to delete but never do. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Leisha

    Sorry, sad to admit I am still in the dark ages (don’t have an iPod) so I’ll declutter my CD collection instead! Thanks for the challenge Katrina…ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Williams

    thanks very much Katrina, I have so many songs on my iPhone when I added my entire CD collection to. Printed and have already started my list. Great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi

    Great idea, I have alot of hubby’s music on my ipod which I would love to delete but it always seemed too hard, thanks for the tip!ReplyCancel

  • […] Task 21 – Songs you don’t like on your ipod […]ReplyCancel

  • Redcelticdragon

    I have been giving all the songs I don’t like one star, that way I just delete those with one star.  I have found it easier as it doesn’t matter where I am when I’m listening to the music and I don’t have to scrabble for a piece of paperReplyCancel

  • Renee Simpson

    How do I delete songs off my Ipod, unsure as to what to do?ReplyCancel

{Declutter} Around your kitchen sink

Join me in a week of decluttering. Please comment below if your able to part with today’s suggestion, I would love to hear from you. Are you following the Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge, more info HERE, it’s never to late to start! #20 Around the kitchen sink Today’s quick decluttering task is […]

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  • Linderic

    Hello Katrina
    Thanks for the tips and encouragement Just the push I need some days.I am a procrastinator.I would like to know where you got your lovely orchid in the bathroom pic.I would like to get one, maybe not a real one.Makes the room look great.I’m going to look at Ikea for some bits n pieces they may have something .
    Kind Regards LindaReplyCancel

  • Becci Sundberg

    I only keep a thing of soap on tap in my window sill. The dish cloth is hung over the tap and the plug just sits there. Other than that everything else is kept under the sink.ReplyCancel

  • At the moment I keep my sink-stuff in a basket so it’s all in one place. My handsoap, dish soap plugs and sponge go in there so they don’t fall off of the bench – ours is in the “peninsula” (rather than an island. lol) and things were constantly falling off. Eventually I’d love to get something a bit more fashionable than blue plastic though! :)ReplyCancel

  • I try to get around the sink area and kitchen benches cleaned every day. have a bit more clutter on my window ledge than you do because I have some special things sitting there that I like to see everyday. But I find that I need my bench as clutter free as possible. Really helps when all else is chaos to have just that one space always tidy and ready for use.ReplyCancel

  • Olwyn

    So now i am confused …what DO you keep under yr kitchen sink then? Great site Katrina. Inspiration is priceless! best Regards, Olwyn
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  • Mel Hortin

    I don’t have a lot of clutter around the kitchen sink but I love your idea of putting the sponge and plugs in a small ceramic pot. Will definitely be doing this. Thank you. I love all the ideas on the blog. Mel xxxReplyCancel

  • Peta

    I only have a double hand wash/hand cream dispenser. I have a 3.4 mt long white Caesarstone island bench top and like it clear. Occasionally I have a vase of flowers, but that’s all. I HATE CLUTTER!! A house is so much easier to keep clean without clutter and as I work full time I don’t have a lot of time to do housework.ReplyCancel

  • Elle

    yummy kitchens!ReplyCancel

  • Tab

    In the unit we rent, the owner had installed 1 of the ikea kitchen hanging bars. Since we knew we going to be here for a while (2 years), we popped into ikea and got some hooks and a basket. Basket holds cutley drainer, sponges, and washing up liquid. Hooks hold brushes and allow us to hang up our dish drainer so it’s off the sink but easily accessible.ReplyCancel

    • Tab

      Forgot to add, the hanging bar is right above the sink :)ReplyCancel

  • KJ

    Grrr…. Why did you have to chose the kitchen sink??? Mine’s a disaster. I appreciate the optimism of your “quick” cleaning task phrase though! ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    IKEA has these ergonomic and inexpensive long-handled scrubbers that come in 4 colours.There is a suction at the end of the handle so you can either lay the scrubber down or stand it up. (I stand mine up so the air gets at it from the window) These cost about $1 and last for ages. They are safe on glass and Teflon. The bristles rinse easily of grease and grime (I put them in the dishwasher once a week). I use them every day and often. After about 3 months they get sent to the workshop where hubby puts them to use. I use a SHARPIE marker and draw a ring around the base when the scrubber is old and being used for super grungy work so it does not get mixed up with the others.

    Suzanne in Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaReplyCancel

    • that scrubber sounds very handy Suzanne, I haven’t seen it here in the Aussie Ikea stores, but I do use a very cheap kitchen brush from Ikea, love it!ReplyCancel

{Decluttering} Unused exercise equipment

Join me in a week of decluttering.  Please comment below if your able to part with today’s suggestion, I would love to hear from you.  Are you following the Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge, more info HERE, it’s never to late to start! #19 – Unused Exercise Equipment Do you have unused exercise equipment […]

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  • Trudy

    Bye bye Ab Circle Pro!!! Sold it on our local facebook buy & sell site, and its getting picked up today. Declutter all the way. It is 6days into my 52days of decluttering. And thus far filled my otto bin, sold heaps of stuff, had a trip to the tip, and the salvos bag is almost ready to go. Man, it feels good. The more I do, the more I want to do!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Toyer

    oh that big contraption in the corner is a fancy walking machine i thought it was a fancy electronic clothes horse – my mistake!ReplyCancel

  • mums the word

    haha thats a great song to run to! funny clip!ReplyCancel

  • Jess Pavetto

    This one’s insanely catchy too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAhHNCfA7NI

    Anything by ministry of sound is great to run to too. :) ReplyCancel

    • I haven’t heard this song, thankyou for the linkReplyCancel

    • Jess

      Hi Kat, Can you please delete this comment, it is showing up in a google search of my name. Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Anita

    Party Rock is awesome and sooo catchy! I actually use my treadmill daily and my aerobics step at least every second day. ReplyCancel

{Guest Post} Cleaning Fridge & Freezer

This is a guest post by Marita Beard, from the blog Stuff with Thing. I like to empty out and wash down the inside of my fridge and shelves once a month, usually the day before I do our big monthly grocery shop. I wash the shelves in hot soapy water in the sink. Today I […]

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  • Catherine Way

    Wow, yuk! Smoke sure does hang around a long time.
    I never thought about putting my fridge shelves in the dishwasher. That sounds like my kind of lazy.ReplyCancel

  • Felicity

    Wowee – who would have thought that the smoke would have permeated the shelves?!?
    Putting your freezer racks through the dishwasher was a genius idea – will be trying this myself.ReplyCancel

  • Kyz

    OMG how disgusting!!ReplyCancel

  • Smiley

    I would love some more information on the little lunch bags that are in the fridge? What do they contain and what bags are used? ReplyCancel

{Inspirational} Quotes

This has been a very long week, so much to do behind the scenes here at The Organised Housewife.  I’m nearly through all the emails I had backlogged due to my ‘technical’ error (ooh dear).  I am sure you will all understand, I’m going to take a week off blogging, to try and catch up.  But….I […]

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{How to} Shirred Dress Tutorial

I have made many dresses for my daughters and myself over the past few years, from dresses around home, party dresses and fairy dresses.  Most of these dresses I have made were with shirring.  I came across this wonderful tutorial that shows exactly how to make a shirred dress, visit The Fabric Jungle Blog for […]

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Newsletter back issue and subscribe details

As promised today I am going to share links to previous newsletter’s.  Sadly, many readers have had trouble subscribing and receiving the newsletter.  I am in the process of changing service providers, which they have guarantee a streamlined signup process. As I am currently moving it all over and setting up from scratch again, there will be no newsletter this week.  On another […]

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  • Carly

    Great idea I was looking for the old newsletters on the site the other day :-)ReplyCancel

  • just subscribed for your newsletter the other day! you are doing a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie

    This is a fantastic idea.. I love it!!! Thank you for putting in the time to do all this :)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole_C

    You do such a fantastic job. I love your website, newsletter and facebook page. My life use to be so hectic and unorganized and it’s definetely a slow process but I do see after taking your advice a gradual change. Thank you so much :) xxReplyCancel

    • Aaw thankyou Nicole, this means so much to hear, I am so happy that I have been able to even just minimally help
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  • Debbie

    I have only just found you and am really enjoying your blog as a stay at home mum sometimes the day after day cleaning something that is need cleaning again tomorrow (or sometimes in 5 mins time) I have found your blog motivating. Thank you look forward to reading lots more and sharing more. ReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Debbie, it can become like groud hog day, so happy that I am able to motivate you. did you purchase the Checklist?ReplyCancel

  • Ashthew

    Really admire you and your commitment to this site. Before you came for me, I had issues organising my weekly shop! Now I’m saving heaps and hardly throwing any food out!!!ReplyCancel

    • That’s wonderful Ashthew, I really enjoy what I do and happy to share all my ideas :) ReplyCancel

  • Chantel Ang

    I’m subscribed to your newsletter & I purchased your cleaning checklist, love it! Having something printed is more motivating to do it & somethings like cleaning the washing machine I never even thought about.ReplyCancel

  • Waywad

    I love your checklist and use it everyday. My house look great now and I have people asking me how I do it all. I even have my hubby doing the night time list to help out.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    I only just purchased the cleaning checklist yesterday… but I am looking forward to having it to tick off. I found that I actually do more than what is on the list in some areas… like daily cleaning…
    But are very slack when it came to the weekly and quarterly tasks.
    So I am looking forward to using the checklist as a way of knowing when I last did things. I am going to record the date of the second page so I know that it has been 4 months since I last did whatever job… I think time goes so quick that most of those jobs probably only get done 6/8 monthly… and some have never been done, like washing my front door :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Hi Katrina
    Thanks for the Meal Planner. Only problem was clicking on the blue planner brought up the pink planner – I think the link is crossed somehow. I’d love the blue coloured meal planner please. ThanksReplyCancel