All posts by anabanana74

OOTD :: When you really {don’t} need another pair of black jeans…

It can be like searching for the holy grail, looking for that perfect pair of jeans. And way more important than the pain involved in finding the perfect swimsuit because let’s face it, a good pair of jeans will get a lot more air time than any swimsuit no matter how perfect it is. Naturally, ...

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Living in a bushfire prone area brings with it a certain reality. Regular hazard reduction burns along with real and dangerous threats to the community when bushfires do get out of hand go hand in hand with Santa driving down the street in a fire truck on Christmas Day handing out lollies. The day we ...

Talking hair again…

There’s only so much you can do with dark-ish brown hair which tends to dryness, doesn’t like being lightened, and throws lots of brassy warmth. You can try fighting it, as I have done many times over the years, with attempts at balayage, foils, dark blonde {WTF was I thinking???}, and various ashy tones which ...

Donna Hay’s banana & choc chip muffins

Faced with overripe bananas and not wanting to make banana bread yet again, I was happy to discover this recipe from one of my favourite Australian foodies, Donna Hay. All pantry staples, super quick and easy, and perfect for an after school treat. I’ve left the weights as per the original recipe despite my assumption ...

Potato bake

My kids all love this, as do I, but due to the rich fattiness of all that cream it’s not something I make often. This is a super easy version that you can tweak in so many ways, and it easily lends itself to catering size quantities. The amount of cream stated is obviously going ...

OOTD :: March: lots of black with a splash of pink.

Can I just say that I can’t believe it’s April already? After a colourful and print filled summer of frocks I got to the point where I was in desperate need of some black. Black everything and anything. Just black. I just feel like me when I look more ready to attend a funeral than ...

MOVIES :: My Top 20

I don’t usually do movie posts because I’m actually not that much of a movie buff. Basically I enjoy watching them but don’t tend to analyse them to pieces like certain other members of my family do. But my youngest child recently asked me what my three favourite movies are and I was surprised how ...

DECJUBA :: The Autumn wishlist

It’s no secret that my favorite store of the past year is DECJUBA, and a quick scroll through their Insta feed makes it clear why: denim, black, stripes, and frocks. And my long love of retro everything and my more recent love of prints notwithstanding, Decjuba is the one brand that is basically my default ...

Mushroom & ginger san choy bau

Even though I can no longer label myself as vegan I do still try to make vegan choices as often as possible and in fact I eat no red meat and very little chicken. {Dairy is the mistress I can’t seem to break up with but that’s a whole other post.} What makes me happiest ...

OOTD :: February frock round up.

February was super colourful and packed full of prints. There was something about all the vivid frocks I’ve worn this past summer that just really cheered me up. And while it would make sense to keep wearing that kind of stuff the truth is that I have officially reached the point of craving the classics, ...