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Baked beignets

Last week I got to do something I had wanted to do for a very very long time. Ever since I started Claire K Creations back in 2010, I have wanted to attend a ProBlogger conference and meet Darren Rowse, the man behind the book ProBlogger which started me off all those years ago. I'm totally shy when it comes to meeting new people so I actually walked past when I saw him, then I thought 'no Claire you will regret this!' and I doubled back, introduced … [Read More...]

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Garden share collective – September

I'll have to say I have been a bit neglectful of the garden in the last month but that won't stop me being part of The Garden Share Collective. It has been a massive one of events and I've been to Magnetic Island, Sydney and The Gold Coast in the space of two weeks. Luckily, the weather has taken care of the garden for me with a lot of rain and some nice warm days. The chilis that were attacked by the possum/rat last month have come back from the dead … [Read More...]

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Move it baby

Meet my happy little Vegemite. I was a very happy mumma when Ollie gobbled up his first ever Vegemite toast. He loved it. Happy little Vegemite indeed. Friday called for cake. Chocolate cake. The best ever chocolate cake to be specific. This cake really is the best ever. It seems that on Saturday when I left for Sydney I left my little baby. On Sunday I came home to a little boy who crawls and sits up on his own. I know I'm biased but … [Read More...]

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Gluten free carrot cake pikelets

I have been meaning to make some more snack-like foods for Ollie for a few weeks now. I'm talking finger foods that I can give him to nibble on while I'm making his meal to distract him for a little while. I've never met a kid who didn't like pikelets so that was my first thought. I've seen those banana and egg ones around the blogosphere and tried them myself last year but wasn't too keen. The idea seemed great but they were a bit eggy for my … [Read More...]

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10 luscious lemon recipes

Our lemon tree is laden with fruit. We're getting to the stage we can nearly pick a lemon a day and that has my tastebuds dancing. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to lemon recipes but I thought I'd give you a little bit of citrussy inspiration - 10 luscious lemon recipes. Oh how I love anything with lemon in it. It's so versatile too - breakfast, lunch, dinner and sweets can all feature lemon and in so many different ways. How do you like … [Read More...]

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Fresh vegetable chopped salad

Saturday morning I flew to Sydney leaving my two boys at home for the weekend for the first time. I must admit, leaving Ollie felt like I was leaving a little piece of me behind but we survived. In fact I think the boys had a pretty good time without me. I missed them both like crazy but I had a pretty good weekend myself but with a bit of overindulgence -  I was there for a celebration after all - Miss Sydney's engagement. There was a lot of naughty … [Read More...]

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Sun, sourdough and Sydney

I was a bit sad to leave Magnetic Island last week but home life aint so bad especially with my smiling little man around. It wasn't the best journey home but we got home reasonably unscathed. Let's say I'm not a fan of Jetstar. We flew Qantas on the way down. All the flight attendants were so lovely and friendly and doting over Ollie (not that they have to but it was really nice). On Jetstar, they were just short of rude. A few rows back from us … [Read More...]

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A natural deodorant quest

No don't close the page just yet. Ok this probably isn't interesting to everyone but I thought I'd write about it anyway in the interest of saving someone on the same quest a lot of time, effort and money. You might have gathered from a few of my mentions that I had quite a few issues breastfeeding. One rather annoying change was that I developed an allergy to regular deodorant. Basically any deodorant that actually works now gives me a massive itchy … [Read More...]

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Magnetic Island

You know you have had a good holiday when it feels like you were away for weeks when really it was just five nights. This time last week we were on our way to Magnetic Island - a little tropical paradise just off Townsville. It was to be Ollie's first time on a plane and we were a little bit nervous. We needn't have been. I think he defined the phrase 'charming the socks off' with the way the air hosties were gushing over him. What a little show off he … [Read More...]

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Hol-i-day!

Sorry if I make you jealous but we are currently sunning ourselves on Magnetic Island enjoying our first family holiday just the three of us. I'll be back to tell you all about it next week. Have a good weekend! … [Read More...]