Real Estate

EASTER COLOURING COMPETITION

Keep the little ones busy this long weekend with our Easter Colouring Competition – download to print then send us a photo of the finished masterpiece and we will pick 3 entries to receive an Easter Prize Pack*!     *WARNING: contains more chocolate than any child should consume in one sitting #justsaying

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AucklandLifestyle

A Waiheke weekend, in style

Back in October, Kieran entered a draw to win a weekend in style with Archibald & Shorter. Check out this quick snapshot of our adventure on Auckland Anniversary weekend. We ate like kings – the food was amazing! We finished off our meal with a picnic style dessert and bubbly in the garden overlooking the […]

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BeverageRecipes

5-STAR SANGRIA

Sangrias. Usually you think of the red sangria, and to be honest, that was the only version I ever made…pretty much just so I could use up red wine (I can’t seem to drink red wine on it’s own!). But one tragic day during the festive season, we almost ran out of booze and all […]

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DIYRenovation

Kitchen Makeover: Part II

Our DIY home reno really is a labour of love…a looong slow labour (Kitchen Makeover: Part I was completed this time 2 years ago!), on an incredibly low budget… The first eye-sore that needed dealing to were the blue benchtops We covered them with Grey Slate vinyl [get it here]. Surprisingly not as hard as […]

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AucklandKidsMumlife

An Enchanted Pamper Party

A pamper party, with bubbly? Um, YES PLEASE! When an opportunity like this presents itself, you grab it and the bubbly with both hands! I gathered a bunch of delicious treats, invited over some of my fave #girlbosses and we got started on the incredibly difficult job of being pampered…

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MumlifeReal Estate

#GIRLBOSS – Michelle Beard

New Zealand is a smaaaaall place – 2 degrees separation and all that. Sometimes life takes you places you never even knew existed. You meet incredible people on that journey, and then wonder how you ever survived without them before! 3 years ago, (holy hell has it been THAT long??) during my time as a […]

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BeautyMumlife

Microblading in Moo-town

Basically what happened is, back in June, I entered this selfie in competition over at Katrina Williams Feather Touch Brow Design for the title of worst eyebrows…or in my case, NO eyebrows! (That’s Tammy with perfect eyebrows next to me, and Maria lurking in the background also with perfect eyebrows!). Like so many mums, spending […]

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Birthday PartyKids

Lyon’s Star Wars Party

This year, the lil man insisted on having a Star Wars theme and going to Laserforce for his birthday…which was pretty much my worst nightmare when it comes to parties, because not only would it have to be scaled right back for transportation purposes and lack of space at the venue, but I also know […]

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FoodRecipes

Easy Bliss Balls

Raw energy, bite-sized snacks made without refined sugar = WIN! 1/2c roughly chopped medjool dates, pitted1c almond meal1T cacao powder1T coconut oil (melted)shredded/dessicated coconut Place dates, almond meal and cocao powder in a blender and pulse to combine.(If you don’t have medjool dates, you can use normal dates that have been soaked in hot water then […]

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FoodRecipes

Spiced Banana Muffins

Spiced Banana Muffins3 ripe bananas, mashed (I use up frozen over-ripe ones)2 large eggs1/2c oil1t vanilla essence1t Pepper & Me sweet grind spice blend2c self-raising flour Mix together mashed bananas, eggs, oil and vanilla.Add in the remaining (dry) ingredients and mix well.Bake at 180C for 15-20 mins.Makes approx 1 dozen standard-sized muffins.

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