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Get Personalised Christmas Decorations for your Family from

Christmas Banner
Christmas Typographic Banner $44 including delivery (I was gifted this item)

It’s that time again, time to start buying the non-perishable Xmas foods, hiding gifts for the kids at the back of the wardrobe and hoping the Chrissy lights work and they aren’t too hard to detangle come December 1.

Then are the thoughts of, “What else do I want to add to it this year ” (along with what did the cats destroy on December 27th last year forcing us to pack away the tree then and there?)

Table Runner

Not in Shops has a great range of personalised Christmas stuff like the banner above, such as Santa sacks for the kids, a wooden chopping board for Santa’s snacks (or my cheese platter when I’ve done my Santa thing on Xmas eve) and personalised table runners because eating is the most important Christmas tradition.

christmas clock
Or how about a Christmas Clock to try to get the kids in bed before Santa comes?

And how sweet are these bloomers for bub?

xmas baby clothes

Go on, check out these local businesses this Christmas!

Spooky Treats for Halloween from Donut King

Donut King Halloween Donuts

Halloween is but a week away, and while we don’t go all out here, it’s nice to have a bit of fun – a dress up, a morning tea, trick or treating in known areas etc.

Donut King Halloween Donuts

Donut King have these spooky sweets for the rest of the month at their stores around the country. I think they were around $3.50 each when I picked up this sample box.

Donut King Halloween Donuts

There’s monsters and strawberry ooze filled ghosts and a pumpkin or two.

Donut King Halloween Donuts

Wanna try some for an after school treat on Friday?

Pretty Nail Minis – OPI Venice

I received these O.P.I nailpolishes for review thanks to Coty

OPI Venice Collection nailpolish

I do love OPI nailpolishes – I just haven’t been able to justify their price lately for the full-sized polishes, which is where the mini collections can be great!

The Venice collection (for US Fall/Winter 2015) comes with a Peach (A Great Opera-tunity), Copper (Worth a Pretty Penne), Red (Amore at the Grand Canal) and Black (My Gondola or Yours?).

The black was a little thin so needed 4 coats to be opaque, but lasted well with a nice shine. The copper and red are gorgeous, I have the copper on my toes right now! The peach was nice and opaque and dried super-fast. Not my colour, but a good peach for you blondies out there.

What colour are your nails at the moment?

Personalised Necklaces from NameStylish

I received a necklace as a gift

phonakins silver necklace

I got this cute little “phonakins” personalised sterling silver necklace sent to me from NameStylish who make some pretty cute monogrammed necklaces and rings :) Postage is free worldwide, and this “cute cartoon ravie font” necklace is priced at US$40.99. Ordering is fairly simple – you can have up to 9 letters on the name necklaces, and there are others with coloured stone features and cute little hearts or stars. Oh and if you’re keen you can get your name on an infinity necklace or on your favourite state of the USA.

Use the codes below for a discount!
gold20off for $20 off solid gold jewelry
NSX20 for 20% off all other jewelry

Apple Marinated Pork Chops with Garden Vegetable & Quinoa Tilda Rice


There is a Mumma possum and a bub sitting on the shelf in the carport. Right outside my bedroom door. I think it got too hot for them in my roof today, so they wandered out for a bit of breeze.

red apples

We gave them water, they eat the oranges off our tree, and I think I might slip them an apple before I got to bed, like the ones I used for marinading our pork chops last night.

pork chop

Found a pair of pork chops in the freezer, and had some Tilda quinoa and vege rice mix to try (2 mins in the microwave!), so got marinading!

tilda garden vegetable and quinoa rice pouch

grated apple

Grated up some apple, and added soy sauce, olive oil, paprika and garlic

marinade with garllic

It turned out delish!!!

om nom nom

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