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Get Bready for Australia Day: 4 Baked Treats to Celebrate

Get Bready for Australia Day: 4 Baked Treats to Celebrate

As much as we love a hot day and a great barbie, what would Australia Day be without some baked treats? Iconic Aussie foods like lamingtons, Anzac biscuits and everything below – they all come straight from the oven.

So to help you prepare a spread for the day we celebrate our great land, we’ve picked four of our favourites to spotlight.

If you’re going to make a great dough and rise to the occasion, you’ll need the right tools. If your ...

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New Year’s Resolutions: How to Live Healthier in 2016

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Live Healthier in 2016

Everyone loves making a New Year’s resolution to live healthier; not so much following them through though. Made with the best intentions, it’s easy to let these goals fall by the wayside as the year wears on. In this blog post, we’re taking a look at the little things that can help keep these resolutions in sight, and make for a happier, more successful year.

Just remember: aiming for a radical overhaul is much more likely to fail than succeed. Picking ...

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New Year’s Resolutions: How to Spend More Family Time

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Spend More Family Time

For many, the New Year presents an opportunity to reorganise life and focus on priorities. ‘Spending more time with the family’ is routinely cited as one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, and it’s not hard to see why family time takes priority. We’re all busy (which might seem like a cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason), and this blog post is about getting around that.

To combat all the things that get in the way of more ...

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How to keep cool without Air Conditioning

How to keep cool without Air Conditioning

Summer is finally here! But it’s not without its ironies – after all, we spend time enduring chilly weather, waiting for the mercury to rise, but as soon as it does we’re also quick to complain. “It’s summer, hooray!” seems to turn to “I can’t sleep because it’s too hot at night!” in a matter of days. Air conditioning is a wonderful luxury for keeping cool, but sometimes, it’s simply not on the cards. In a home without an ...

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Amazing Milkshake Recipes for the George Forman Mix & Go

Amazing Milkshake Recipes for the George Forman Mix & Go

It’s the festive season so we’re letting go a little bit, putting a hold on the daily green smoothie and indulging in some well-deserved treats.

Inspired by the latest out-of-this–world milkshakes trend, here are our favourite treats to make with the blender-of-the-moment, the George Foreman Mix & Go.

S’mores Milkshake

We’ve turned this American campfire tradition – gooey roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate smooshed between crunchy graham crackers – into an amazing Australia summer drink.

We don’t have graham crackers in Australia, ...

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Planning a Betta Holiday Party

Planning a Betta Holiday Party

Break out the tinsel and hang those stockings with care – the holiday season is upon us! If you’re planning a party for this, the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve got a couple of tips and pointers to help you enjoy more, and stress less!

GIFTS

The “season of giving” has a tendency to leave us at our wit’s end where sorting out gifts for friends is concerned. With that in mind, consider making some small gifts to give out ...

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Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Him

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Him

In an effort to make the silly season a little less hectic, we’ve put together a few handy Christmas buying guides. In this blog, we take a look at some of the highlights of our ‘For him’ guide, showcasing some great presents for the different men in your life, chosen based on their passions.

For a Coffee Lover

Buying a gift for a guy who needs his caffeine fix like clockwork? We’ve got you covered.

Capsule Coffee Machine

Nespresso units make the morning ...

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Top 5 Best Christmas Gifts for Her

Top 5 Best Christmas Gifts for Her

In an effort to make the silly season a little less hectic, we’ve put together a few handy Christmas buying guides. In this blog, we take a look at some of the highlights of our guide of Christmas gifts for her, and spotlight some of the best presents for the many different women in your life.

For the Fitness Fan

Maybe she spends every spare minute in the gym, or perhaps she’s mad for a bit of yoga. If there’s a ...

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De-Stressing this Christmas

De-Stressing this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or should that be stressful? We love Christmas; but we don’t love the frustrations that can come with it. There’s gifts to buy and wrap, food to be cooked, and often a slew of events and parties to attend, which can mean carting the family from one destination to the other. But, when all’s said and done, it’s all in aid of having a great time and celebrating the holiday season.

To make ...

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How Smart Appliances are Shaping Our Lives

How Smart Appliances are Shaping Our Lives

You can ask your smartphone for advice and directions, get your fridge to place grocery shopping orders for you and spit out recipes, and robotics are doing the vacuuming for you.

While we are very much living in a modern world, smart appliances are yet to really make an impact in the average Australian household. But we think that’s all going to change in just a few years. Let’s take a look at what’s in the ...

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