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!)

Telstra

Have a Telstra mobile? You need to check your bill

Telstra

Have you walked into a Telstra store to upgrade your phone and they have offered you FREE accessories with your phone plan? Here’s how it normally goes – you walk in to get a new phone and your salesperson tells you that they are running a special deal at the moment. If you signup for that new iPhone they will give you $100/$300/$600 worth of accessories as a bonus. Well, check your bill – you are paying for these!

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Sunbeam High Performance power blender

Sunbeam High Performance Power Blender Review

Sunbeam High Performance power blender

For this review, I hand the blog over to Mr Stuff Mums Like, who is in charge of the kitchen in our house!

One of my many hobbies is pointing out to my wife all the times I was ahead of the curve. Mostly when it comes to health and wellness trends. Take any food or health fad you might have seen or heard of recently and I was probably doing it before anyone else. At least that’s my completely unsubstantiated claim. I won’t list all the times I was wrong, because it hurts my argument, but here are the ones I got right.

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Wizardry high tea

Out and About – Wizardry High Tea at Sir Stamford Circular Quay

Wizardry high tea

Tully is in full Harry Potter mode these days. She eats, sleeps and breathes the books and it’s all she talks about. She’s deep into planning her Harry Potter birthday party in April and I hear new ideas every day. (I’m really not sure how to get the actual broomsticks to fly lol!) So when we were invited to the Wizardry High Tea at the Sir Stamford Hotel Circular Quay she LOST HER MIND!

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back to school hacks

Back to school hacks for busy mums

back to school hacks

Now that Christmas is over we are all starting to plan for the kids to go back to school (it can’t come fast enough, right?). I don’t know about you but I’m back at work now, so I have to juggle my full-time job with getting everything ready for going back. Thankfully I just have one going back to school this year! Two kids down and one to go. After three kids and nearly 20 years of parenting I’ve got a fair few back to school hacks up my sleeve, so I thought I’d share them with you. Hopefully, this helps make your organising a little easier.

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the ultimate Australia day pavlova

The Ultimate Australia Day Pavlova

the ultimate Australia day pavlova

Pavlova is the ultimate Aussie dessert and I love finding new ways to use it! I’ve come up with the perfect Australia day pavlova that every dessert lover won’t be able to get enough of. Here’s my very favourite Pavlova recipe, first found in the back of an old Family Circle magazine, that I’ve tweaked over the past 20 years.

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Last minute Christmas Shopping List

Last minute Christmas Shopping List

Last minute Christmas Shopping List

When it comes to shopping for Christmas there’s always something you are running to the shop for at the last minute. So, to avoid the Christmas Eve crowds or Christmas disappointment, we have pulled together a list of last-minute Christmas must-haves that can be easily forgotten.

We have listed them here, but we also have a downloadable shopping list, so you can print out and check it off as you go, just to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

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Christmas lunch for under $150

Christmas Lunch for under $150

Christmas lunch for under $150

Christmas lunch for under $150… can it be done? Christmas is such an exciting time of year, but it’s also expensive and it can lead to a lot of waste. One of the things most wasted at Christmas time is food. We expect such an abundance of food every year, but there is such thing as too much. With this in mind, I set out to create a delicious and affordable lunch for ten people, while not spending any more than $150.

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Styling a christmas dessert platter

How to style the perfect Christmas dessert platter

 

Styling a christmas dessert platterCatering for all the relatives at Christmas can be a demanding job. There are always people that don’t like what’s being served, fussy kids that want one particular type of food, and so much food left over! This year we are skipping multiple desserts and going for this one Christmas dessert platter. The dessert platter looks amazing and there’s is bound to be something that everyone loves!

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