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The crowdpleaser – Pea, bacon, mint pasta

Adapted from this Jamie Oliver recipe You know how much I love my fancy food but, I must admit, now and again it is really nice to do a super quick and easy mid week dinner.  This one is a CROWDPLEASER loved by the whole family – a dinner without battles is a good dinner am I right?   PEA, BACON,…
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How to set (& stick to) a clothing budget

A few years ago I decided to set a monthly clothing budget – in part to keep myself in check because I was running a business that centred around fashion but also to eliminate guilt when buying bigger ticket items.  I am not usually one to blow my own trumpet but I will make an exception here – it works…
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3 spring essentials for any budget

Spring is teasing me.  There have been a few delicious moments where the temperatures have peaked in the double digits and I do not need any more encouragement than that to dig the basket bag out and brave the open toes. I feel like spring brings with her an optimism, perhaps this year even more so, and a willingness to…
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The March 5

Welcome to the first in a new series – The Monthly 5 – an opportunity for me to share five new things floating my boat each month.  Some favourites from around the www that deserve a permanent home…   SHOP This Sézane jumper might just be the perfect spring knit – I have not had it off since it arrived. …
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The trouble with time

Time is a funny ol’ thing these days.  There are two extremes – either you have no time at all or all the time in the world.  Not much middle ground. There was snow on the ground for six solid days last week and yet here we are, a week later, snow melted, possibly even signs of spring beginning to…
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