Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Day 3107 - Kosmea - Skincare as nature intended

Have you heard of Kosmea?


Kosmea is an Aussie brand created by an Aussie woman who, when experimenting with her own face masks at home, discovered the powerful benefits of rose hip oil.  She believed in the results so much that she sold the family car to get the capital she needed to get her business off the ground.

Marie bought her first drum of rose hip oil in 1993 and sold 4000 bottles of her first product within six months.  BINGO! Marie has never looked back.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Day 3102 - The Lovin Life Linky - Everyday Style Edition

What are you wearing today?


Our clothes say a lot about who we are and what we're feeling on any particular day.  People can make assumptions about where we're at in life based on our outfit. A smart suit, set of heels and red lipstick might suggest we mean business, whereas trackies, a hoodie and Ugg boots might suggest we're in for a lazy day. 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Day 3101 - Wellness Wednesday Quick Tip #12

How often should you change your mattress? 


According to The Better Sleep Council (an arm of the industry group International Sleep Products Association) you should replace your mattress if you "wake up with stiffness, aches and pains, if you had a much better night's sleep somewhere else, or if your mattress shows visible signs of overuse such as sagging." (www.Choice.com.au)

Given I could have ticked all of those boxes five years ago I would say a  new mattress is long overdue at our house.  So we recently went shopping and have a mattress on "trial" which we bought from a company that offers a full refund if we're not happy with the quality of our sleep after 14 nights.  The ability to test it for a while was very important to me during the shopping experience because you can't fully test a bed after only fifteen minutes in a store. Especially when you experience fibromyalgia pain.

According to Spine-health.com choosing the right mattress can make the difference between spending the day feeling good or in pain.  Their tips for buying the right mattress are:

  • research online; 
  • talk to your doctor; 
  • watch out for gimmicks; 
  • take the mattress for a test drive; 
  • note that firm mattresses aren't always better for your back; 
  • pillow tops aren't for everyone; 
  • adjustable beds are a great option; 
  • ask about trial periods; 
  • check the warranty; and 
  • shop at a store that specialises in mattresses. 


How's your mattress?

Any mattress buying tips you'd like to share? 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Day 3100 - The Gate

The childproof gate


We have a childproof gate at the top of our stairs as you enter our home.  We don't have an indoor pool.  Nor do we  have toddlers in our home.  So why on Earth would we need to live in such a nanny state?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Day 3092 - My Insta Week

Hello Monday!


It's been a while since I posted on a Monday.  That's the thing about blogging every day - I used to do it rain, hail or migraine. But now that I've taken the pressure off by choosing not to post daily, I'm finding it far too easy not to post at all!

Shocking.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Day 3088 - The Lovin Life Linky - Chocolate Recovery Edition

Who ate too much chocolate last weekend?


Easter provides us with a legit (and somewhat fail-safe) excuse to gorge on chocolate.  We're surrounded by the brown stuff and it's the one time of the year we can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Am I right?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Day 3081 - The VIP opening of Vapiano Canberra

This post is brought to you by the "plus one"


It used to be that I'd take my daughter out to dinner, but more and more it seems that she's taking me.  Last night I accompanied her to the VIP Opening of Vapiano restaurant in Canberra. Yes, I was the plus one.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Day 3074 - The Lovin' Life Linky - Hidden Away Edition

This is a sneaky post from someone who's meant to be off-line


I'm not actually here.  This is all an illusion.

You're not actually reading this post.  Nope.  You think you are, but you're not. It's not possible to be reading this post because I'm off-line and am not writing posts.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Day 3071 - The view from a Playschool window

What do you see?


Do you recognise these windows?  Which was your favourite?

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