Make: Oats in a Jar

I love porridge. I also love a filling breakfast. And even more than both of these two things, I love a quick breakfast.
I kept seeing #OIAJ tags, so I had to google it and with some further research I discovered that I would like to make these, ‘Alison-style’.
These are a great idea as we (in Australia) head into a Summer, I’ll be making them a lot!!!


And lovely with a up of tea…



Have you made #OIAJ?



Love: Three Things

Three things I’m loving this week are…
1. Making heaps of smoothie combinations – so yummy and so healthy!

2. Getting to the gym regularly again- am LOVING my new gym and its crèche!

3. Holidays – need I say more??


What three things are you loving this week?


Fashion Friday: Neck-detail tops

Are these a yay or a nay for you? I can’t decide. I’m leaning towards a yay.


- Witchery Neck Detail Top $89.95 -

– Witchery Neck Detail Top in grey marle ($89.95) –


- ASOS River Island Cami with Embroidered Yoke in white ($36.24) -

– ASOS River Island Cami with Embroidered Yoke in white ($36.24) –




- Ezibuy Capture Placement Print Tunic in white $39.99 -

Ezibuy Capture Placement Print Tunic in white $39.99 –

Which is your favourite (if any)?

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Fashion Friday: The Floral Blouse

I love anything floral. Perhaps it’s the old lady in me? I’ve seen so many beautiful floral blouses around that catch my eye. Big LOVE.


- ASOS Warehouse Trailing Floral Print Blouse in multi ($81.54) -

– ASOS Warehouse Trailing Floral Print Blouse in multi ($81.54) –


- Big W Avella Burnout tee with floral print $14.98 -

– Big W Avella Burnout tee with floral print $14.98 –




Do you love a floral blouse? Yay or Nay?

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Make: Kale and Cashew Pesto

I am right into the clean eating craze and am hoping to post some yummy, healthy foods that have my own personal spin on them. I love researching on the internet and getting inspiration from others who have been there before, but I also love to make my own additions to recipes and try things that might, or might not work.

- Kale from our garden -

– Kale from our garden –

Husband has lots of lovely green kale growing in the back yard (along with many other beautiful fruits and veggies) and although I do think it tasted rather ordinary when just steamed, I do like it when it’s changed into a different format. One of the formats I have tried recently is to make a pesto out of it. All I can say is….YUM.


  • 1/2 bunch of kale
  • handful of cashews
  • clove of garlic
  • 1/2 lemon – juice
  • 1/2 avocado
  • coconut oil
- Add kale, garlic and nuts to food processor -

– Add kale, garlic and nuts to food processor –

- Then avocado and coconut oil -

– Then avocado and coconut oil –

- Process until smooth -

– Process until smooth –

- yum -

– yum –

It’s like having a hit of goodness in the form of a condiment. We had this slathered on top of our quinoa and sesame seed-crusted chicken (that’s another successful kitchen sesh that I will share another day).

Do you have any fab kale recipes?

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Love: Today is the day to start blogging again.

I have had some time away from the computer juggling part time paid work and a toddler whilst being pregnant and moving house, then a toddler and now a baby. Throughout this time away, I have yearned for the  time and energy to sit and write again. I have yearned for the silence that is only interrupted by the soothing tap tap tapping that my beloved laptop makes (and the tweeting birds outside my study window).

Although I have only had minimal sewing time, I have still been baking a lot and of course, I’m still loving lots of things and trying to stay inspired by all those other awesome bloggers out there. I am filled with ideas on a daily basis, but time and energy are at their lowest points – I’m hoping from here on, they will increase, and I can make a come back to regular posts.

The biggest news that I have since I’ve last blogged, is the birth of my baby boy, Archer. He’s such a cutie and I love him to bits. I’m trying to enjoy every moment with him, but I also need to keep some interests of my own – and I’m hoping this blog will be that outlet.

Here’s some shots of him…totally cute!

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Anyway, here goes. I’m hoping to also bring some new ideas into the blog – so let me know if they are favourable or not. I would love your support.

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