Strawberry Tart Recipe, and a Pyrex Giveaway!

Strawberry Tart Recipe, and a Pyrex Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Pyrex, who have provided the world with the most fantastic cookware for the last century. Happy 100th birthday, Pyrex! Strawberry Tart, eh? If you have been following along on instagram you will know that my first born works at a strawberry farm, and regularly comes home with trays and trays of gorgeous strawberries; luscious, sweet, perfectly ripe and just picked strawberries. When Pyrex contacted me and suggested I make an apple pie to help them celebrate their 100 year birthday, I thought Hmmm, apples? I have a better idea…. Strawberry Tart Break this down into…

Cirque du Soleil: Totem. YOU MUST GO

Cirque du Soleil: Totem. YOU MUST GO

Last night I was invited to the Brisbane premier of Cirque du Soleil Totem, and it was, simply put, amazing. Despite having not seen Cirque du Soleil before, my expectations where very high; I’ve heard the hype and watched snippets of it here and there, even a documentary once! I loved Cavalia, and I was sure Cirque du Soleil Totem was going to be just as fantastic. Let me tell you, it absolutely exceeded every preconceived notion I had. IT IS AMAZING. Yes, caps. #sorrynotsorry! Cirque du Soleil are celebrating their 30th year, and this is Totem’s 5th year on…

Perfect Roast Pork with 6 Delicious Sides

Perfect Roast Pork with 6 Delicious Sides

Last week was my birthday. I don’t always like a big fuss on my birthday but this year I wanted a nice family dinner at a local Tepanyaki restaurant, however a a mix up with the restaurant and Mr BC’s work meant that my birthday dinner would not involve either my husband, or catching any eggs in a bowl. Disappointment! Luckily Murray Valley Pork had gifted me with a SIX kilo leg of pork, so I got busy with my favourite thing to do – cook. First up – cooking perfect pork. This leg of pork was absolutely EPIC, and I didn’t…

3 exciting adventures to take your children on these holidays

3 exciting adventures to take your children on these holidays

Even if your holidaze are cruising along at a relaxed, cheerful clip, I bet you are still on the look out for a few interesting things to mix it up a little, am I right? Or, if your holidays are a bit like mine and there is not enough coffee to cope with bored, bickering children and all your plans have been derailed by unexpected weather, are you looking for a few things to divert the little blighters from killing each other and/or burning the house down? Do you fall somewhere in the middle? Lucky you! 1. Go see Disney’s…

Bring back the Dinner Party! But first, a giveaway.

Bring back the Dinner Party! But first, a giveaway.

This post is bought to you in collaboration with Corelle. I might be showing my age here, but back in the early ’90s Mr BC (then fiance C) and I would host many dinner parties. We would crank up the Sade, and treat our guests to a pre-dinner cocktail followed by several courses of rich, overly prepared, adventurous courses all matched carefully with wines because we were utter wine snobs. To finish, there would always be chocolates and port, accompanied by an argumentative game of Pictionary into the wee hours of the morning. Ahhhh, good times! I tell you this because…

Recipes and a giveaway featuring Oliving by Hans

Recipes and a giveaway featuring Oliving by Hans

This is a sponsored post. As usual, all words, enthusiasm and recipes are my own! Do you love meat from the deli? My family does, a lot. We often joke in this house that we should buy a pig farm to save money. As much as we love (like LUUUUUURVE) ham and all it’s delicious extended family, I worry about the health aspects of eating high fat foods all the time. Sometimes I can push that worry aside, and sometimes I munch on with foreboding guilt, and sometimes, and this is the worst of all, we go without. I know, it’s…

Playing around with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Playing around with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Has it only been a month since Problogger? There was so much to take in and to be honest I am still processing a lot of it. On the very first night at ProBlogger I was lucky to attend the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint event. You must have heard of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, it is a bit of a cult product, and it’s all over the internet – Google it, you’ll see. The event was fantastic for a few reasons; we learned the story behind the product, we got to have a play with it, there were cocktails and…

Technology or Magic? #smartbeauty

Technology or Magic? #smartbeauty

This post is not sponsored, it is my submission in the Garnier #smartbeauty competition, as part of the #Kidspot #VoicesOf2014 competition, of which I am one of the top 30 Personal and Parenting Bloggers. Yay me! The prompt I’ve chosen is ‘magic’. You know that as usual, all words and enthusiasm are my own. OK, you’ve got me, despite the badge at the bottom I’m not really a Beauty Blogger. But!! Like most non-glamorous ladies the world over, I do like to look after my skin. I was fortunate to inherit decent skin from a mother that was also dedicated…

What I love about the Jeep Cherokee Sports

What I love about the Jeep Cherokee Sports

Did you know that Northstar Motor Group sponsored ProBlogger accommodation for Redcliffe Style and I this year? Well they did, and not only that, they were generous enough to lend us a Jeep Cherokee Sports to drive to the Gold Coast and back. Thank you Northstar Motor Group, you are the best! I was so excited when I heard we would be driving a Jeep. I used to own a Jeep and it made me feel like Lara Croft! I was hoping for the big traditional, rugged, off road, giant-wheeled Jeep, but quickly got over my dissapointment when I slid into…

Pulled Pork Fajitas

Pulled Pork Fajitas

I love pork, but I’d never cooked pulled pork. It seemed a bit hard. I would read everyone’s facebook posts about pulled pork and I’d think, Gee those people are clever! Then one day, I woke up determined to cook some pulled pork by jinkies! If I failed, then I would never speak of it again. So I did some internet research (leaning heavily on this), came up with my own recipe, and guess what? It came out alright! It was delicious! Yay! Besides being delicious, the best part is that it cooks in the slow cooker all day, and you…