I’m getting ready for my trip to Melbourne + FREE conference packing checklist

I will be attending the Digital Parents conference this Friday. I’m really excited to be going, looking forward to the time away, meeting all the bloggers, discovering some new blogs, learning and just relaxing a little.

Below I have a conference packing checklist to help make sure I pack everything, all conference attendees are welcome to download!

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I would again like to thank my sponsors for helping me get to Melbourne, Lime Tree Kids, 4 My Earth, Annie Phoenix Trading, and My Playhouse Adventures as well as the following companies for sharing some of their wonderful products with me for the weekend.


There has been a lot of talk what is everybody wearing. Verily have just launched their new Plus size range, and I’m thrilled to be wearing their new In Pieces Tunic, it is very comfy and teamed together with some legging and flats will be perfect for my weekend away.

Jewellery Travel Wallet

You already know I am a huge fan of bragbags australia and all their great organisers and accessories. When I saw their new range of jewellery wallets I knew that would be what I need to carry my jewellery during travels.  I used to use a Tupperware container, but my earrings and necklaces would easily tangle.

This wallet will keep my earrings, necklaces and bracelets tangle free.  With a zippered section for the earrings and tabs to keep necklaces and bracelets secure.  See more details on the jewellery wallet here.


Last Friday a lovely friend shouted me a massage.  I have been suffered sciatica pains and had a very sore back, I had a headache and was just looking forward to relaxing for the hour.  Unfortunately, because I was so tender he refused to massage the areas that needed it and instead I only got my arms and legs massaged along with many many reasons why I need to lose weight.  I know I need to but I didn’t need to hear it from him, I just wanted to RELAX!!!

I walked out in tears.  I posted my disappointment on facebook and asked do you like to chat or relax while getting a massage.  I want to thank all of you for your lovely comments.  I will be talking to the business about it letting them know it was not OK.

However, one very kind reader read my facebook post and wanted to help me smile again.  Lisa owns a handstamped jewellery business, Ever After Designs and offered to make me a pendant with ‘The Organised Housewife’ stamped on it.  I am so excited to be wearing it with pride over the weekend.  You can find more details about Ever After Designs via the website or facebook page.

Look forward to meeting any bloggers at the conference!!

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Penny Webb on Facebook March 27, 2012 - 5:47 AM

See you there!

feline1981 March 27, 2012 - 8:51 AM

OMG thats so mean xoxo hugs to you, Im too shocked to say much right now except HOW DARE HE!!!

feline1981 March 27, 2012 - 8:53 AM

oops meant to sign off as Amanda from Amanda’s Mummy Jeans xoxo deal with it and try to forget it, you dont need rude men xoxo

Trudy George on Facebook March 27, 2012 - 11:35 AM

It’s been getting quite chilly here. Pack your winter PJ’s.

Marissa @ Beautifully Organised March 27, 2012 - 7:42 PM

That guy was a jerk. Meanwhile, I think you’re wonderful and can’t wait to meet you in person xx See you at DPCon12 🙂

Jo @Countrylifeexperiment March 27, 2012 - 8:14 PM

Feeling a tad jealous – maybe next year. Enjoy

Diminishing Lucy March 27, 2012 - 8:15 PM

Life I said on Twitter, i need this! I am not feeling organised at all – last year I was, totally. This year, not so much – I just started a role and am up to my eyes in it. This list is a godsend – thank you!

Jacqui (CRAP Mamma) March 28, 2012 - 1:49 PM

Gosh you really are SUPER organised, I love your checklist!! Looking forward to meeting you at DP Con12.

Deb Cooper September 24, 2012 - 3:01 PM

Thanks for the check list. I just searched for “packing” on the website as I’m off to a conference on Wednesday and knew you’d have some kind of packing list. Imagine my delight when I found one for a conference!! Feeling really disorganised as although I’m leaving hubby home with the kids, they are meeting me in Canberra after the conference so we can have a 4 day family holiday, then I have to go to a meeting on the way home from our trip. Argh! need to make sure everyone has everything packed in the right bags by tomorrow as well as dinners cooked for while I’m away. Channeling you right now….


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