Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 1938 - Be a lunchbox legend #IGA and win! #DFFLegend

Back to school means back to packing the lunches.

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Much of Australia goes back to school today (although we here in the ACT still have another week left).  While that may be a relief for some parents, it's also a source of anxiety for others.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 1937 - Australia Day Style #everydaystyle #OOTD

Happy Australia Day everyone!
Deep Fried Australia Day styling.
It's a great day to celebrate Aussies and all things Australian.  We're heading off to a BBQ.  It doesn't know whether it wants to be hot or cold in Canberra at the moment so I'm dressing for both.  Lots of Aussie navy and white with a touch of red to finish it off.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 1936 - Paying it forward with Pantene #shinestrong #PanteneANZ

Sometimes a win is more than just a win .... it's a win/win.

Yvonne Ryan - one of our Pantene winners
You might recall some time back I ran a competition with Pantene where three people would have the opportunity to win a 6 months supply of Pantene haircare products. Pantene wanted to encourage women to "shine strong" and hoped that $200 worth of haircare would then save them the money they needed to do other things.  Deep Fried Facebook and Instagram lit up with people sharing photos of how they'd spend their cash.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day 1935 - Feel the Serenity #peace

Hope you have a peaceful Saturday.

Surf Side beach at early morning - feel the serenity

I'm not gonna say anything else.  Coz that would just ruin the peace ...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Day 1934 - Cheer Chick Charlie Super Snacks

Who loves to create fancy food stuff?

Not me! I am the non-foodie, non-cook, cake-hack who specialises in nothing but salads (and possibly Ninja juices).  So it's quite surprising (even to me) that I take great pleasure in creating fun healthy snacks for kids!

I know right.  Totally absurd.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Day 1933 - Baking Paper

Sick of messy fry pans?

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Baking paper is not new.  We use it all the time in the oven when baking a cake, or cookies, or roast vegetables, but have you ever tried it in your fry pan? I have to admit that I never thought about it.  Until I started buying chicken kebabs (chicken on a stick) and their sauce would get all sticky and the chicken would get tricky to manage and fall apart.  So I started using baking paper in the fry pan. Magic! Also great when cooking eggs. Who would have thunk it?!

Yeah ... I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes ...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 1932 - A soccer birthday cake #cakehack

Here's another "cake hack" birthday cake.  This time it's soccer!

A soccer themed cake - the balls look like little bombs!
As you know birthday's last a week in our house, which means we often require more than one birthday cake.  You saw my cake-hack-BMX-cake last week.  That was for the family celebration.  Last Wednesday we then had the friends celebration which meant another cake and a matching colour scheme.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 1931 - Juicing with the Ninja

Did anyone else get one of these little beauties for Christmas?

After yesterday's day of "feeling seriously bummed" I'm ready to take back some control and get on with life again.  What better way to start than with my health and fitness.  After signing off on this blog post, I'll be with the daughter doing a walk/run* around the lake, and then back in the kitchen with my friend "Turtle".  The Ninja!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 1930 - Feeling bummed #bummed

I am feeling seriously bummed right now.
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We went to Sydney on the weekend for daughter modelling commitments and also managed to secure a fantastic opportunity for Cheer Chick Charlie.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day 1929 - Sydney

How good is this view?

We are staying a the Rendezvous Hotel and Suites in Haymarket.  At first Husband was really disappointed about it because the pool area looks nothing like it did in the pictures on the website (see below).  But you know what, we have this view.  So the pool ain't so great (and really, this is false advertising so Husband has a right to be mad) but on the plus side, we can still feel on top of the world. If we choose to ...