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Tropical Bacon Skewers

Following on from my previous blog where I shared my recipe 4 ingredient tropical coconut balls for my kids joint tropical themed birthday party.
Im here to share another recipie for tropical Bacon Skewers which I also served at the party.
This recipe is 5 ingredients for the basics but you can. like I did, add minced garlic or ginger for extra flavour. I also made these Skewers with and without pinapple for the pinapple haters aka me!

INGREDIENTS: 12 steaky middle bacon rashes cut in half length ways (or diced ham) 1 can of pinapple pieces 200ml of pinapple juice (from canned pinapple is perfect) 2-3 tbsp soy sauce 2-3 tbsp brown sugar Optional: minced garlic or ginger (fresh or in jar) You will also need skewers/bamboo sticks
METHOD: Preheat your oven to 180 celcius or heat up your BBQ Slice your streaky middle bacon length ways to make 24 long thin strips.
Start by placing one side of the bacon onto skewer, alternating between bacon and pinapple.(as seen in finished Skewers)
In a bo…

4 Ingredient Tropical Coconut Balls

Welcome back to my blog, its been a while since my last post due to joint birthday party planning. For my kids I have decided that because their birthdays are 3 days apart, I would organise a joint tropical themed birthday for them. I will be sharing some recipies from my party foods I have made as well as a runthrough of what I put together to make this tropical party a success. Tropical Coconut Balls INGREDIENTS : 250gm packet of any plain sweet biscuit crushed fine ( I used arrowroot ) 397gm can of sweetend condensed milk 450gm can of crushed pinapple. ( squeeze out all the juice using muslin clothes, paper towel etc ) 1 1/2 cups of desiccated coconut METHOD: In a bowel conbine crumbed biscuits, condensed milk, crushed pinapple and 3/4 cups coconut. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up for rolling. Roll using level tablespoons or by eye, roll balls into left over coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Chill for 1 hour before serving or make the day befor…

How To Clean The Walls When Kids Draw On Them

I feel compelled to write this blog to share some tips for getting the kids "artworks" off your walls. Miss 2 year old had decided that her drawing book was to boring and instead do a lovely master piece the whole length if our hallway, lucky it was only crayon so it is easy enough to get off with the right tools, but there have been some occasions of texta/markers being used. And before I learnt the following trick I was stumped and panicked on how to rid it off the walls quickly.

For crayon, colouring in pencils. I use a magic eraser block, there are many different brands depending where you live. But this product is a miracle in a small foam block, great for getting any marks off walls. So for this reason I always keep a stash on hand for evens like this, or if there is any dirty spots, scuff marks on my walls. What you do it wet the foam block, and squeeze out the excess water, and lightly wipe the area you need to clean. Now I cant stress this enough that for a small si…

3 Day Update: I Never Had To Pee This Often When I Was Pregnant! (Weightloss Series)

Welcome back if your here following my journey to a happier, healthier and fitter me. And if this is the first blog of mine you are reading don't forget to read my previous post where I share my starting measurements.

So its been three days since I first measured myself, and four days since I decided it was time for me to change my lifestyle to better myself and be a better example for my two young children.

In these past three days I have made a conscious effort to dramatically improve the food I eat. I can say honestly that it has not been perfect in any way, but I'm not beating myself up. I'm trying to do better and not going to let little slip ups discourage me and make me give up. At the same time I'm trying to retrain my brain so these slip ups don't recur regularly.

So filling salads have been my main meal for the past three days, usually eaten mid afternoon when the kids are having their naps and I have a chance to both prepare my meal and not be harassed…

How I Clean Hubby's Work Clothes

Here is a guide to cleaning dirty work uniforms. Not working in a office uniforms, but dirty jobs where stains and grease never seem to vanish.
Hubby works as a powder coater. What is that you ask? Well look to your screen doors or windows. See the metal frame around it? Hubby paints them, now its not just normal paint. Its a powder that is sprayed on, then baked in a huge oven to melt and stick to the metal. He works in a factory shed next to said oven in temperatures averaging around 50 celcius (122 F) So to say he comes home dirty is an understatement. He is covered head to toe in hard to remove, shiny, mixed coloured powder. His high-vis shirts come home grey and black. So just doing a single wash in the washing machine does almost nothing, except get rid of the BO.

So there is 3 parts to his uniforms that I wash separately and do separate routines with. His shirts, pants and overalls.

The overalls are a thin material that is anti static and just a regular wash does nothing but sp…

Beginning My Weight Loss Journey

This is an old blog post series I never published. I have several blogs following my weight loss journey and some healthy recipes along the way. If you are interested in this little series of events make sure to follow me and follow my journey.

So I am either crazy or just sick of the way I am currently. Right now I am between 78-80kg (slight guessing from the last time I
used scales, I don't actually own scales either) 155cms tall and absolutely disgusted in the way I look.

So my current measurements (12/12/17) are as followed
Hips: 44.5 inch
Waist: 35 inch
Legs (upper thigh): 27 inch
Arms: 13.5 inch
Boobs: 39 inch

So a bit of my background, my whole family is big, I wouldn't say obese but we are all short and solid built, big boned or just stocky. So I think genetics is a little bit to blame for my size. I have never, even at my fittest been a lean shape. Another reason for my current body shape is my wonderful children. Born 1 year and 3 days apart. I know this has made …

I Designed My Own Shoes!!!

I designed my own shoes!

This started out as a "I'm to cheap to buy expensive but stylish and unique shoes" idea. Having seen a couple youtube videos where people drew on their plain white shoes with sharpie to make them unique. So I did just that, went to the store and bought myself 2 pairs of $3.50 plain white shoes and a pair for miss almost 2 year old. (they sadly didn't have a small enough size for mr almost 1 year old).

With these new white shoes in hand, some sharpies I already owned, and after a initial fail with my first pair, some waterproofing spray. "long story short, I wore my first pair out while it was raining and the colours have bled and made the shoes look like crap. But lesson learnt."

My first pair of shoes I designed were the Boho shoe's. I am currently going through a tropical theme phase, so added in the leaves along with my go to boho mix match style. All in all this pair of shoes took around 3 hours to complete, this included a…

8 Month's Is A Long Time!!!

Anddddd I'm back!
8 months since my last blog post is pretty bad, and its not due to one reason or excuse. The truthful and simple answer to why I have been absent from my poorly written, extremely sarcastic blogging is.... Real life. Yep that's it, real life got busy, then hard, then busy again. Rinse and repeat. "Brother and Sister love"

So a few real life things that kept me away were, hubby lost his job, the kids got more demanding, I battled through depression, we moved house and shared it with another family (worse mistake ever), hubby got a new job with crappy work hours and a 2 hour commute each way through peak hour traffic, and a miscarriage a week ago.

So yeah, life has been busy and shitty for a while. But I'm back with a new determination to continue blogging, I enjoyed it. Having a laugh, being sarcastic, sharing things with random strangers.

So an update on the kids... Miss 18 month old is now miss 2 years old in 2 days :D so excited but so crying…