Author Archives: Maraya

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About Maraya

Maraya can be found hiding in the car pretending to ‘work’, watching endless teen dramas, eating chocolate and dreaming of becoming the next Mrs Hemsworth (any of them will do!)

Sing!- It’s out on DVD next week!

SING Coming on DVD

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

In our house, the movie SING was highly anticipated. Both my daughters (yes even the 16-year-old) watched the trailer numerous times over about six months before it’s release. So, as you can imagine, they are pretty excited about it being released on DVD next week. When we received our SING pack from Universal it included at little Buster toy. Tully took it to kindy for news and apparently the reaction was like Justin Bieber just walked in the room.

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Who wants money off their mortgage?

Joust

This post is sponsored by Joust

Since we bought our house seven years ago, and recently an investment property, I’ve been through a number of banks and several mortgage brokers. Some were great, some less so. But the process is always so complicated. Endless forms and back and forth with the banks. It can take forever!

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5 New York Travel Tips for Newbies

New York Travel Tips

Just before Christmas I recently travelled to New York for the first time- and it was AMAZING! New York was number one on my travel bucket list and it didn’t disappoint. But I realised that, despite consuming endless movies and TV shows about New York (hello Gossip Girl), I didn’t really know much from a tourist point of view. So I thought I would share what I learned with you guys so you are prepared when you finally get there!

So here some of my New York travel tips and favourite places…

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Want to sell your house for a flat fee of $5,500? Here’s how…

Purple Bricks

Adulting can be tough- there is so much to learn! I’m still learning. Lately, it’s been about buying and selling property. We have just purchased our first investment property, with the ultimate goal of having several- some for a shorter-term investment and some for growing over time. This is our retirement strategy given that, as a freelancer, I have almost no super, and property is a pretty sure thing.  Continue reading

The Benefits of Harnessing your Child until 7- Type G Car Seats

Type G car seats

As parents, one of thing things that can be hard to get your head around is car seat safety. There are laws, there are recommendations and then there are mums in your mother’s group turning their children forward facing at six months, while others are still rear facing at three- years-old. We look at the laws, recommendations and why Type G car seats is the safest on the market.

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Our favourite Summer essentials

summer essentials

Summer is well and truly here! It’s the best time of year and we are so excited! There’s lots of lying by the pool relaxing and swimming and lots of ice creams and cold drinks. How can anyone ever say anything bad about summer?!!! Anyway, to celebrate summer we wanted to share some of our very fave finds that you all just have to have. Seriously! Check out our summer essentials below:

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