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Ladies: Get out the door in 10 minutes flat + Guarana smoothie recipe

… I’m calling it, you can get out the door in 10 minutes flat! Why? Because I can do it, and have been doing it for the past 5 years. So who’s a morning person, anyway? Um, nearly no one. Well when I need to be in the city by 7am (and we all know traffic is getting worse and worse in Auckland), I greatly appreciate every minute I get to sleep in. With leaving at 6.30am, that means I only have to get up ten minutes earlier thanks to these five simple tips… Prepare your lunch after dinner  This one is super easy if you make enough for leftovers (or at least shotgun the household leftovers), but simply putting together all your food needed for the day the night before, saves you the hassle of searching the fridge in the morning. I like to keep everything in the fridge, including my…

RECIPE: 30 minute Cinnamon Roll Scones

For those times when guests are just ‘popping around’, these are amazing to whip up and serve with a good cuppa. There’s nothing more comforting than a homemade scone but it’s time to mix it up, New Zealand! Today I have the perfect scone recipe that incorporates the base of a classic homemade scone, and the finish of a good cinnamon scroll… The best thing? They’re made using Chelsea Raw Sugar, so you get a beautiful natural taste and crunch that is unparalleled! Recipe: 30 minute Cinnamon Scone Rolls  Ingredients: Cinnamon Roll Scones: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon Chelsea Raw Sugar  1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 90 grams cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces 3/4 – 1 cup milk Filling: 30 grams unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup firmly packed Chelsea Raw Sugar  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Method:  Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line a baking tray with…

Christmas Gift Guide for your pets

So you want to include your pets in the Christmas celebrations this year? This is something I 100% approve! With this being the first Christmas we have with our kids (Teddy and TinTin – meet them here) we’re planning on going all out. I’ve teamed up with Fancy Feast to deliver the best Christmas gifts this side of town, for your cat or dog. Fancy Feast will be a big part of Christmas morning for us here, as we’re planning on treating the kids to a Fancy Feast Inspirations pouch. I mean, if we’re indulging on the day, why can’t they? To find out how you can bring Fancy Feast home this Christmas, see below.  1. Drinking Fountain: It’s common for cats and dogs to prefer running water over still, and if you find your animal not drinking water then this is a must. Did you know that cats can…

Christmas Gift Guide for the crazy cat lady

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for your pets (see here), and although we all seemed to love going crazy for our pets, it can’t just be me who felt a little left out! Teddy and TinTin (meet them here) are a major part of my life, and ever since we got them I feel like the Crazy Cat Lady (CCL) inside me has grown more and more each day. I know I can’t be the only one, which is why I’ve teamed up with Fancy Feast to deliver the best Christmas gifts this side of town, for YOU. Fancy Feast will be a big part of Christmas morning for us here, as we’re planning on treating the kids to a Fancy Feast Inspirations pouch. I know they’re going to love it! [ Scroll below for an awesome cat merch giveaway ]  Christmas…