My Mum helped me to unpack the seemingly endless boxes of kitchen things.

Moving In – The Unpacking Begins (and then Goes On and On!)

Well, it's now been three and a half weeks since we moved into our new house. It's been exhausting, exciting, exhausting, stressful, joyful, exhausting and BUSY! Yes, busy seems to be the best word for it. I don't think there could ever be a "perfect" time to move house - it's like having a baby or … [Read More...]


Win a FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggle Monkey {Christmas Giveaway 10, 2014}

Do you know what I realised this year. Online shopping is going to be my saviour each Christmas from now on! It's not that I mind the car park craziness, or battling the crowds once inside the doors, or the tinny Christmas Carols battling to be heard over the noise. For me, it's about trying to … [Read More...]

The new SodaStream Play in yellow.

Win a SodaStream Play Drinks Maker and Happy Hour Caps {Giveaway 9, 2014}

It's the party season, and here in Australia we are lucky to have the perfect weather to be celebrating the festive season with friends and family. … [Read More...]


Win a Brauer Prize Pack {Christmas Giveaway 8, 2014}

When my little ones were babies, I quickly learned how important it was to use products that were gentle to the baby and made with natural … [Read More...]

Lagu beach blankets come in a range of colours.

Win a Lagu Beach Blanket {Christmas Giveaway 7, 2014}

Oh sweet summer holidays!!! So many happy family memories are made from those long lazy days, and it's just not summer in Australia without some time … [Read More...]


Nespresso Breville CitiZ Chrome Coffee Machine {Christmas Giveaway 6, 2014)

Is there any better way to start a new week afresh than by sitting down with a great cup of coffee and just taking a few minutes for yourself to plan … [Read More...]

The Fairy Box Set is so pretty!!

Win a Tiger Tribe Toy Pack {Christmas Giveaway 5, 2014}

I am so fussy when it comes to toys for the children. Having recently gone through the process of culling and de-cluttering and moving, I realised … [Read More...]


Win a Family Pass to ‘The Illusionists 1903′ at QPAC {Christmas Giveaway 4}

I always try to include an "experience" present for the kids at Christmas. I love the build-up and the anticipation that comes from waiting for that … [Read More...]

*sob* Goodbye house!

Moving House: The Preparation and Packing

Sponsored by Overseas Packers and Shippers When we returned from our trip around Australia we invited our real estate agent out to have a look at … [Read More...]

See how they are spread out? Like S-P-R-E-A-D Out? Happiness!

7 Reasons Why I Love the Mitsubishi Outlander {Review}

There have certainly been some big changes in the Smiles family over the last few weeks! And one of the things that I have been MOST grateful for … [Read More...]

The 'Lil Fairy Door comes with a bottle of Fairy Dust, a Fairy Letter and some wall adhesives.

‘Lil Fairy Door – Christmas Giveaway 3 (2014)

'Lil Fairy Door There is nothing more magical than seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child. There is beauty and wonder wherever they look, and … [Read More...]

Win this incredible Shopkins prize package!

Shopkins Review – Christmas Giveaway 2 (2014)

It's time to start thinking about what goes under the Christmas tree and I always think it's a bit tricky to find toys that can be used by children of … [Read More...]