Self care for mums

self care for mums

Self care for mums I know, I know, self care for mums is a bit of a ‘buzz’ phrase going around at the moment #selfcare. ‘Make time for self-care’ they say. ‘It’s so important to look after yourself and put yourself first especially as a mum.’ But then do you see any of those people…

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What to do with tinned tomato

Maybe I was Italian in a past life? A last name like Kelly sure doesn’t indicate that but you never know. It would explain something at least. Just take a look at my stash of tinned tomatoes. Are you wondering what to do with tinned tomato? What anyone could possibly do with all that tinned…

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Carrot cake bliss balls

Carrot cake bliss balls via www.clairekcreations.com

I’ve gotten a bit lazy in my recipe creation recently. I guess I could flip that and say I’ve gotten more effective. I wasn’t the one who discovered carrot cake bliss balls. Instead of going out and looking for recipes, I’ve been letting other people do the work. I wait for someone else to make…

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Fit Feb 2018 – My challenge to myself

Last year was a doozy for me. It was so amazing in so many ways and I achieve so much more than I ever have before in my business… but I got sick. A lot. Last year I was bedridden with nasty viruses 3 times. I think the last time I was bedridden with a…

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Pumpkin scones the old fashioned way

Pumpkin scones the old-fashioned way via www.clairekcreations.com

The only thing better than pumpkin scones is pumpkin scones the old fashioned way, where you get to get your hands dirty! This recipe is a classic from the Country Women’s Association. Pumpkin scones the old fashioned way Cravings are a funny thing aren’t they? I often wonder how your body can suddenly desperately need…

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Peanut salted caramel chocolate bites

Peanut salted caramel chocolate bites

Peanut salted caramel chocolate bites Do you ever have moments where an idea just hits you? Maybe it’s just me but it’s like I get bolts of inspiration and on Saturday I was hit with a bolt of chocolate. In fairness I’d been dreaming up these chocolate bars all week but I was missing one…

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Pumpkin spinach and goats cheese salad

Pumpkin Spinach and goats cheese salad

It has been tradition for 11 years now. Every year, one Saturday in December, my girlfriends and I, along with our husbands gather for Christmas dinner. It’s strictly an adults-only event (although we’ve made exceptions for babies) and each year we take turns hosting it. The host is responsible for the venue (their home), setting…

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15 Christmas gift wrapping ideas using brown paper

15 Christmas wrapping ideas using brown paper

Last week I shared three ideas to make Christmas less stressful. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas but as a mum, there is so very much to do. Buy the presents, wrap the presents, organise the food for the day and all the celebrations in the lead up, get the house sorted for…

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Maple walnuts

Earlier in the week I did a Facebook live in the Facebook group showing the world’s easiest homemade foodie gift – maple walnuts… I made these years ago and then promptly forgot about the recipe but they are, hands down, the easiest, most delicious homemade snack/gift idea I’ve ever made. They take about 5 minutes…

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The Advent of Kindness – 24 days of random acts of kindness

The Advent of Kindness via http://www.clairekcreations.com

I’m no scrooge. I’m not going to deny my children their right to a tiny rubbish chocolate every day from the 1st to the 24th of December but this year I’m going to make it a little bit more meaningful. My goal one day is that it will be filled with fun activities we can…

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Macadamia Dukkah

Working for myself has so so many benefits the best of which being that I get to be home with my boys but there are a few things I miss out on. Besides daily interaction with more than a few adults the thing that I really missed was Secret Santa. I remember when I was…

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Three ideas to make Christmas less stressful

Three ideas to make Christmas less stressful via www.clairekcreations.com

Christmas is meant to be a joyful and exciting time of year right?   I LOVE Christmas but, as a mum, it can be, ok it usually is, pretty stressful! Over the years, I’ve come up with quite a few ways to make it less stressful and more enjoyable and I’m going to share three…

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