Pinterest: How to pin your blog posts

Pinterest: How to pin your blog posts

Look, pinning your own content is a bit like liking your own status on Facebook, it’s okay if it happens now and again by accident but all the time… Come on. Or that’s what I thought anyway. But I changed my mind. I created some content specific albums on Pinterest for my blog posts and I’ve never looked back. Now here I am with this how to pin your blog posts on Pinterest post! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a massive referral from social media compared to a lot of people but what I do get comes regularly and often enough…

The saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed

The saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed

Welcome my friends to a tale of woe. A story so in need of telling that I couldn’t wait any longer to offload it into this here screen. This, my bloggy friends, is the saga of the itty bitty teeny weeny bed. When we moved into my sister’s guest bedroom, we left the majority of our furniture in storage and decided to crash on what she had in the room. Choosing the front room meant that we were now the proud custodians of a double bed. And I don’t mean each. Mr Suger and I would be sharing. As you…

How to balance your blog and your day job.

How to balance your blog and your day job.

How to balance your blog and your day job is a question I get asked a lot at the moment. I work full-time and blog on two sites while attempting to still be an in real life human sometimes. It’s busy. Like maybe sometimes I could sleep for a week kind of busy. So I’m here to help out. Most, if not all, bloggers dream of the elusive full-time blogger job title. They want it for themselves and the free time that comes with it to write, develop your blog and just be more available to it. It’s a lovely…

Lock it in Eddie: The Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

Lock it in Eddie: The Curvy Couture Road Show 2015

With less than two weeks until I fly out for the Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 in Melbourne, I decided it was time to mention my plans on the blog. I will be one of the Media Bloggers again this year and hope to get some great shots and behind the scenes goss for you all. Because let’s face it, the clothes are cool, but the ladies are what we are REALLY interested in. My style of Curvy Couture Road Show 2015 reporting will be; who’s there, what brands we loved, who drank too much vodka… Oh wait. That’ll be meeee!…

Blog Bloopers: Fifty Billionth Edition

Blog Bloopers: Fifty Billionth Edition

Bloopers post time! Yay. My favourite part of this whole blogging caper is that I have this space where I get to dress up, pretend to be cool. Then now and then I drop the curtain and you get to see that the good photos are just the ones that make the cut. Plus photo locations are sometimes smelly, always risky (in terms of being spotted and sometimes run over!) and practice absolutely makes perfect. So enjoy the outtakes post folks, this time I’m giving a bit of behind the scenes info instead of the usual caption comp. BUT that…

The dressy casual house-warming outfit

The dressy casual house-warming outfit

Saturday night Mr Suger and I had a very special house to warm. It was a birthday celebrating house in a ridiculously cool location in the centre of Brisbane. Well, technically it was a unit, but the party is the same. We were to celebrate with two people we adore very very much but hardly ever get to see these days. We were excited! What to wear was something I pondered over for a little while. We are about 2 hours north of Brisbane so there would be driving (which means nothing that crushes too easily) and I had a pit…

Printed pants never get old

Printed pants never get old

Are we going to have the printed pants on plus size women discussion again? Probably. Every single time I wear printed pants someone tells me I’m brave. Let me tell you, wearing pants isn’t brave, they are pants. Let’s get some perspective here. I’d love to be called brave, but not for wearing pants. Thanks anyway. But what was my point? Oh yes! Ladies who have never tried a pair they liked, are usually the ones to have the conversation about printed pants. If this is you, I encourage you to look again. Slim fit or slouchy. There is a…

End of the world buddy required. Apply within.

End of the world buddy required. Apply within.

Brace yourself folks for a random post about thoughts I sometimes have. It’s bound to be an interesting ride, as usual, into the depths of my thinking about things… Here is the thing. I love being alone. But the prospect of waking up one morning and being alone in the world is something I have nightmares about. Relief would only come when I awoke in a lather of panicked sweat. Alone alone is a scary prospect. All alone with no sounds of a bustling world, just me and the silence. Very Castaway but without the beach. Years later I sat…

Simple Summer Dressing

Simple Summer Dressing

In the summer, I like light, and I loose. Slouchy is the order of the day. Or evening as the case was with this outfit. Nothing too restrictive, nothing that feels like it’s smothering you. The lighter, the looser, the slouchier, the better. I think I might have mentioned that in my post about summer dressing… So this is a demonstration. To keep it simple, I reach for the essentials. I added a crisp white and blue stripes, some shredded jeans and casual tan sandals. This summer I’m trying to keep things a little less black. As you know. Light tones…

Work Style: Checks and Balance

Work Style: Checks and Balance

Work outfits, work style, during the summer is harder than my everyday summer style, and special occasion combined. There’s usually some form of dress code, there’s always an expectation and it’s hot. Sometimes hotter than others, depending on whether you are in or out of the air con. So there’s all that. Plus, you’d rather be at the beach. Or I would anyway. I find that by having a few key go-to pieces I get through most weeks with no issue. My work wardrobe is mostly black and white. Some colour thrown in on random days. Then I add a…

Some things I want to say to you

Some things I want to say to you

While the blog has been a little quiet of late, life, and all that jazz, I’ve been thinking about you. About you and how life is treating you in 2015. Did you rally your best efforts for the first month? Or did you start a diet, a new job or did you quit an old one. What were your resolutions, what are your dreams for 2015? How are you doing out there? I am touching base to say I hope you’re doing ok. I hope the pressures and the hype of the whole new year, new me thing aren’t weighing…

Not enough coffee in the world…

Not enough coffee in the world…

Have you ever had a day when you realised that there is not enough coffee in the world for you to manage it. Your temper is short, and so is time. Deadlines are poking you softly in the side and you know they’ll prod harder and harder as the day wears on. One of those days. With a fresh cup in front of me, black and strong and sweet, I glance around me and the walls stare back at me. There are faces on posters and close up images of people’s hands. Both make me frown a little. The art…

How to dress for Summer

How to dress for Summer

Summer in Queensland is an interesting, tricky little thing. The further north you get the more humid it is. The further west the plain old hotter it gets. Then head down to the bottom corner, and you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Melbourne. Fours seasons in one day and all that. So how does this girl, a liver in south-east Queensland, deal with summer dressing? What’s the plan Stan? The plan is to wear as few clothes as possible. The end. Wait, that wasn’t a very helpful post! Did you want some actual tips? Oh okay. Let…

My life was shaped by my love of reading

My life was shaped by my love of reading

I’ve always been a reader.  My father, a dedicated reader in his adult years after struggling through school with learning difficulties, hoped that his children would develop a love of books. Being the compliant eldest child, I took it on board because I thought I should. Then it stuck. And my life looks different because of my love of reading. Forever changed. As a child, when packing to go anywhere I would include books, as many as I could manage and my notebooks to fill with my own doodled musings. Anne of Green Gables sat alongside Sweet Valley High, What…