Author Archives: Maraya


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!)

Port Stephens with kids

Port Stephens with Kids

Port Stephens with kids

Port Stephens is only around two hours from Sydney and fantastic location for a weekend away or a holiday with kids. It’s a family favourite for us because it’s not to far and there are so many great activities for kids and families. Port Stephens in just north of Newcastle and encompasses popular holiday destinations; Nelson Bay, Anna Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay and Soldiers Point.

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Foam party

Tully turns 10! A Squishmallow Foam party

Foam partyTully’s catch phrase is, “look at its cute little face!” She’s obsessed with Squishmallows, kawaii, and any toy with big eyes. Because she was turning 10 I wanted to do a big party at home in April, but, thanks to covid, an overseas trip to see her family in Scotland and then a surprise bout of chicken pox, it was June before we could have the party!

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My $3000 laundry makeover with before and after

Laundry makeover for under $3000 – before and after

Laundry makeover for under $3000

I’ve hated the laundry in my house ever since we build it. For 11 years now it’s been a washing machine and a metal basin, with a dryer on the wall. I’ve had no real storage and it’s been higgledy piggledy and annoying. So I finally decided to do something about it! I didn’t have a lot of money so we decided to attempt a laundry makeover for under $3000. Here’s how we did it…

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