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With its various incarnations, this blog has always been about living your life in a way that makes you proud. Living with style is our way of sharing lifestyle content without the side order of FOMO. Take what you need, the things that inspire and serve you, and leave the rest behind. We’re all about creating your life, not trying to make it look like someone else’s. 

Diaries and Planners you recommended

Planners? Handwriting? But what about digital calendars? I admit it; I'm a paper and pen kind of girl. Especially when it comes to planning and scheduling my LIFE. I've often failed with digital planners and calendars (RIP Google Calendar) and keep coming back to a...

Celebrate your wins - Suger Coat It

Take the time to celebrate your wins

It's been big news around here. The kids' YouTube channel finally (fiiinnnnaallllyyy) reached 100 subscribers. We are all pretty pumped to achieve this first milestone. Especially as a channel made for kids with no specific purpose and, thanks to me, sporadic...

Best Cheap + Cheerful Summer Wines - Suger Coat It

Summer’s Best Cheap and Cheerful Wines

While I have smugly advanced past the cheapest of wines, that doesn't mean I'm not interested in getting value for money. I think maybe I just drank too much of the Accomplice Sav. Blanc back in the day to even stomach anything like it these days. Haha. Recently I...

Was Mr Big Carrie’s retirement plan all along?

Recently I was watching Sex and the City and as a thirty-something trying to do her best to run a business, live life and prepare for the future I found myself adding up the outfit changes and designer pieces, the apartment and meals, not to mention the taxis....

Plus Size Shorts Outfits for Summer - Suger Coat It

Plus-Size Shorts for Summer; Get Your Legs Out!

It's that time, team, shorts season! I mean, as a Queenslander, pretty much every season is shorts season, but you know what I mean. I've talked about how to find and wear shorts as a plus-size woman on this blog before. Of course, I have; this blog is a million...

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon - Review by Suger Coat It

Show Your Work

Ever wonder how TikToks can, as is the case with XXL Scrunchie & Co, one of my new favourites, exponentially grow their business? How can social media sell out an entire line of products in a few hours, less in the case of those with larger platforms? So what...

Where to buy women's shoes for large feet - Suger Coat It

Where to buy on trend women’s shoes for large feet

Welcome, fellow large footed friend. If your internet search for women's shoes for large feet has landed you here, I’m glad you found us. I know that search well. You don’t get to be a 178cm tall woman without big feet. It’s par for the course, as they say. These...

Man stands on path leading to rock outcrop over the ocean - North Stradbroke Island

I’m grateful for you, Kelvin

This one is easy, as far as choosing one thing every day to be grateful for, because today is Kelvin and my 16th wedding anniversary. Go, team. It feels like so long ago that we first met, and yet, not simultaneously. There we were, just a couple of kids with no...

A few of my favourite things…

A few of my favourite things…

A little while back, I thought it would be fun to do favourite things kind of post. Feature books and products, homewares to skincare—stuff I've seen on the interwebs in a roundup style post. But then, from memory, it was Afterpay Day. And the very idea of sending out...

Do you still subscribe to magazines?

Do you still subscribe to magazines?

I've always loved the glossy pages of a magazine. Not literally, the glossy pages drive me nuts with fingerprints, but you know what I mean. Whether it was about fashion or home decor, far off adventures or food. A lot of why I wanted to be a writer when I was a child...

I know all about being fine

I know all about being fine

Starting the year out rushing to get back to work with emails flooding my inbox wasn't ideal. I was overwhelmed, and on the brink of panic most days, I got on with things. And when asked? Of course, I was fine. Tired, but fine. Busy, but fine. I know all about being...

Lizzo’s watch out for the big grrrls

Lizzo’s watch out for the big grrrls

Ummm, excuse me, internet, but have you heard about Lizzo's new show? "Watch Out For The Big Grrrls" is coming, and I'm not sure we're ready, to be honest. It's a dance competition for a chance to win a spot on Lizzo's World Tour. Now, I don't know much about dance....

Diaries and Planners you recommended

Diaries and Planners you recommended

Planners? Handwriting? But what about digital calendars? I admit it; I'm a paper and pen kind of girl. Especially when it comes to planning and scheduling my LIFE. I've often failed with digital planners and calendars (RIP Google Calendar) and keep coming back to a...

Take the time to celebrate your wins

Take the time to celebrate your wins

It's been big news around here. The kids' YouTube channel finally (fiiinnnnaallllyyy) reached 100 subscribers. We are all pretty pumped to achieve this first milestone. Especially as a channel made for kids with no specific purpose and, thanks to me, sporadic videos....

Summer’s Best Cheap and Cheerful Wines

Summer’s Best Cheap and Cheerful Wines

While I have smugly advanced past the cheapest of wines, that doesn't mean I'm not interested in getting value for money. I think maybe I just drank too much of the Accomplice Sav. Blanc back in the day to even stomach anything like it these days. Haha. Recently I...

Was Mr Big Carrie’s retirement plan all along?

Was Mr Big Carrie’s retirement plan all along?

Recently I was watching Sex and the City and as a thirty-something trying to do her best to run a business, live life and prepare for the future I found myself adding up the outfit changes and designer pieces, the apartment and meals, not to mention the taxis. Sure, I...

Show Your Work

Show Your Work

Ever wonder how TikToks can, as is the case with XXL Scrunchie & Co, one of my new favourites, exponentially grow their business? How can social media sell out an entire line of products in a few hours, less in the case of those with larger platforms? So what is...

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