Wednesday 6 December 2017

Countdown To Christmas: Easy Christmas Treats

Is there anything better than indulging in delicious food at Christmas? Sure, we eat healthy most of the time - but now and then we all need to treat ourselves. With that in mind, we've teamed up with Noel Leeming and the Braun MultiQuick 3 Stick Blender to share some deliciously easy Christmas treats.

Tuesday 22 August 2017

The Cows - Dawn O'Porter

I challenged myself this year to read anything and everything. You never know what you might like, right? Well, The Cows had me hooked from page one. I not only liked this book, I loved it.

Following the stories of three very different women, The Cows will take you on a journey you never thought possible.

Thursday 3 August 2017

Eat Healthy On A Budget: The Vege Garden

Eating healthy is expensive. There's no denying that. But how can we make it more affordable? Since I am on a weight loss journey myself, and prefer to have a healthy diet anyway I thought it'd be fun to document ways to eat healthy on a budget.

The first thing we wanted to try was a vege garden. Camille has had several vege gardens in the past, but this is the first time I've ever had one myself. And I can't even begin to tell you how much it excites me!

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Arrowood - Mick Finlay

Move over Sherlock Holmes - Mr William Arrowood and his partner, Mr Norman Barnett are here to solve the crimes you can't! Arrowood had me hooked from page one! So much happens in this fantastic novel by Mick Finlay.

Monday 5 June 2017

3 Books you HAVE to read this Winter

Winter has always been my favourite time to read. Who doesn't love those rainy, stormy days where you get all snug and read the day away, guilt free? I LOVE it.

After some book suggestions? Here are 3 books you have to read this Winter.

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Vicious Circle - C. J. Box

Vicious Circle is the 17th book in C. J. Box's Joe Picket novels. Even though its part of a series, Vicious Circle is easily read as a stand alone book!

Game Warden Joe Picket, just witnessed the murder of hunter, Dave Farkus. He can't believe what he's watching through an iPad screen. While flying in a plane at night, using heat seeking equipment, Joe watches a flurry of white flashes, all aimed at a human. Did Joe and the search team lead these killers right to Dave? Are they responsible for the killers finding their target?

Sunday 14 May 2017

The Scent Of You - Maggie Alderson

With winter well on its way to us Kiwis, I find more excuses to curl up with a blanket and book. The Scent Of You is a great reason to grab that blanket, make that cuppa and snuggle in for a long and enjoyable read!

'Hippolyta' or Polly to most, is a yoga teacher and a perfume blogger who's husband's sudden absence from their home and marriage, has left her in a spin. With the only goodbye being an email stating 'Don't contact me at work. I'm going away for 6 months on a research trip. I have emailed the kids myself', Polly doesn't know where it all went wrong. She thought their marriage had been a happy one, with their children Clemmie and Lucas and their hell-hound dog named Digger. Everything seemed fine, until he left.

Monday 1 May 2017

Michael Hill Haul & Review

It feels like Michael Hill is a household name here in New Zealand, and is one of the first places you'd check out if you're looking for a special gift. We were lucky enough to collaborate with them on this post, to share and review our jewellery haul. If you're a fan of delicate jewellery, you're going to love this.

Friday 21 April 2017

The Little Breton Bistro - Nina George

Let me ask you, my lovely reader, one simple question. Do you know who you are? I thought I knew myself, until The Little Breton Bistro changed what I thought I knew. This isn't the first time Nina George has done this to me. The Little Paris Book Shop also made me rethink everything I knew.

One painting on a tile. Thats all it took for Marianne to change her life. One simple painting of a small coastline in Kerdruc, France, was all it took to stop her suicidal thoughts. Death is final, living is scary and unknown, yet living was what she had to do, to save her life. Escaping Lothar and their loveless marriage, Marianne starts her solo adventure to Kerdruc. With almost no money to her name, and suicidal thoughts following her, she has to get to Kerdruc. It looks like a lovely place to end her life.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

For the longest time, we've wanted to make the change to a natural deodorant, but finding natural deodorants that actually work has always been a mission in itself. When one of our friends, Meagan (Makeup By Meags) made the switch to using only natural products, I went to her for advice. But to be honest, I didn't have much hope in finding one that was going to work for me.

Why go natural? Traditional deodorants have a bad rep. The theory that aluminium in deodorants is linked to breast cancer, is the one that's made me make the change. I'm not about to go totally chemical-free (unless Colourpop start going all natural hahaha), but I've decided to try and introduce more natural alternatives into my beauty regime.

Friday 7 April 2017

A Letter From Italy - Pamela Heart

Historical romances will always be my favourite novels. How can I not love a bit of history and romance? A Letter From Italy had me in tears one minute and experiencing the warm fuzzies the next!

Wednesday 22 March 2017

A Piece Of The World - Christina Baker Kline

A Piece Of The World had me hooked from page one. I connected with the main woman in the story on such a deep level. I just couldn't put it down.

She was 3 years old, when the fever took over her body and changed her life forever.

Thursday 2 March 2017

Summer Reads: Right Behind You - Lisa Gardner

Sometimes summer reading calls for a great crime thriller. Right Behind You ticks off every box on the list!

Remember Mum. Sharlah Nash has a great home now. Her new foster parents are going through the process of adopting her, even bought her her own dog, an ex police dog named Luka. This is the first time 13 year old Sharlah has had any type of normal family. She tries not to think back to her real family. The mother and father her older brother killed to save them both. It's been eight years since she last saw her brother, Telly, and every day, she blames herself for what happened. The same thought passing through her mind - Remember Mum.

Thursday 9 February 2017

Summer Reads: Carve The Mark - Veronica Roth

Do you know how much I love summer? Reading in the sun on a lazy day has to be one of the best moments in life. In today's Summer Reads, we have Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth.

For every kill Akos makes, he carves a kill mark in his forearm. However these are not his people's traditions, for Akos is no where near his own home. Taken from his home, Thuvhe, when he was 14, Akos has learned to fight in order to survive his peoples worst enemies; the Shotets. Akos and his brother were taken for their current gifts and their fates. Being able to see the future, his brother becomes a great weapon to his enemies. Akos current gift however, becomes his own curse, when he develops feelings for the girl it helps.

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Summer Reads : Who's Afraid Too? - Maria Lewis

Some of you may remember my review on Who's Afraid? (If not heres the link). Who's Afraid Too? Is the second book in the series. I LOVED the first book, so you can only imagine my excitement when Who's Afraid Too? came in the mail. Maria Lewis, you've done it again!

She was on the run. Well, not on the run per se, more or less in hiding from Lorcan and everything that happened. Mari and Kane were dead because of her, and she killed her own half brother. Becoming a wolf has been the worst thing to ever happen to Tommi and now to top it all off, she was bloody in love with Lorcan. What kind of sick and twisted world had she landed in?

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Summer Reads: The Pretty Delicious Cafe & Lyrebird

Happy New Year to all my book lovers out there! Over summer I am going to be highlighting some fantastic books I think everyone should add to their must read list.