by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

It’s been awhile since I have shared some of my recent finds and things I am loving lately.  See what’s on my OH! (Organised Housewife!) List, this week.



My new infuzer drink bottle.  Allows me to put in some sliced fresh fruit, (lemon, cucumber or pineapple) to give a little flavour to my water.  I find I drink more water when it’s flavoured. Has a secured top which doesn’t leak.  Available here.


thank you to my miss 11 for this photo


Pop Portraits are custom illustrated family portraits created by Brisbane designer Marie O’Neill. They are completely original and one of a kind, a quirky and distinctive artwork to treasure for the whole family. The portraits are created from photos and descriptions you provide. As important family members, pets can also be included. The finished artwork is provided in digital format for you to print and reproduce as you wish, without limit. This is a pop portrait of my family, I am amazingly impressed at the uncanny resemblance. I have this in the front entrance of our home and everybody that walks through the door remarks on how much it really looks like each of us.


Pop Portraits can be turned into stunning large scale canvases, cushion covers, bags, mouse pads, framed prints, coffee mugs and more. For more information or to book visit Marie O’Neill Design + Illustration and view her other pop portraits here.


One of my kids lost a lunchbox so I had to get them a new one.  These insulated lunch bags are reasonably new, I didn’t see them in last years back to school sales.  However, I’ve been seeing them online and was curious and when I saw it in person I really liked it.  It’s made from polypropoene plastic (like a tarp) which makes it really easy to wipe clean, it’s insulated and a reasonable size, 10cm high x 30cm wide x 19cm depth. Enough room for my daughter to fit in her lunchbox, fruit and an extra snack box.  Available online here.



This craft turntable is a tidy addition to any craft or toy room. Fill the five removable mini buckets with often used supplies such as pencils, textas, paddle pop sticks or scissors. The removable mini buckets, which are made from lacquered metal with little metal handles sit on a painted wood turntable features a rotating upper disc. This craft turntable is available online here, in a range of colours.



Robina Town Centre is my go-to shopping centre here on the Gold Coast.  I’m very excited to learn that their new food precinct, The  Kitchens  is about to open soon!  They are turning the traditional marketplace on its head by putting our experience at the heart of everything. You’ll see gourmet traditions and trends brought to life through open kitchens, pop-up venues, workshops and tastings. The $160 million food playground has revealed the full line up of foodies who will join Jimmy Grants, Naked Treaties, Fish Lab by William Wu, Honey Eater Kitchen, Elixiba, Lavezzi, Crafted Coffee Co., Eshai Teahouse and Mr Pigs Bakehouse when the doors open on Thursday 3rd November. I’ve been following along on

I’ve been following along on their instagram and facebook. These chips from Jimmy Grans have my mouth watering.


image credit @jimmygrants via instagram



I purchased a scandustrial new floor lamp a few weeks ago and just love it.  I have never heard of ‘scandustrial’ is that a new term.  Anyway, I love sitting in this spot mid Sunday afternoon in my PJ’s reading magazines until it’s dark!

What are you loving lately?

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Linda October 12, 2016 - 5:46 AM

How great are the easylunchboxes? After one one of your back to school posts I sought them out and I love them. .. For the kids and myself!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 12, 2016 - 3:07 PM

They are fabulous, we have 2 packets, 8 all up. Which is great for rotations ie. a clean and dry set while I have the dirty ones to wash (we make kids lunches the night before).

Laila October 12, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Great article. Can you tell me where you got the plant basket in the floor lamp photo? Also what type of plant is it? I want to get some easy to look after indoor plants.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 12, 2016 - 3:08 PM

The pot is from Big W and the plant is from adairs. It’s perfect, I don’t have to water it, but I do have to dust it occasionally!

Tina October 13, 2016 - 7:24 AM

Hi Katrina
Love your indoor plant and water bottle!

Is there anywhere in Australia that I can buy the easy lunch boxes? I can only see a US based one
Thank you ??

Dorcas October 14, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Hi Kat,
Will that lunchbox fit a TW sandwich keepers plus.
The TW bag i bought for mine didn’t last long. I need a replacement.
Thank you

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 18, 2016 - 7:59 AM

Hi Dorcas, yes it does, it would fit two sitting ontop of each other or a TW SKP and snack boxes and/or a banana. It’s a great sized box.

Dorcas October 19, 2016 - 11:43 PM

Oh great!
Thank you Kat

Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers October 17, 2016 - 11:25 PM

I’ve not heard that term scandustrious before either but it works! I need to get that plant too as I seem to be killing off all my real ones!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 18, 2016 - 8:09 AM

I have attempted real ones in the past and I just can’t seem to keep them alive, I either forget to water them or over water them.


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