Weekend Rewind: My 30th Birthday Wishlist

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Three weeks today I'll be turning 30. I'm a little sad but very ready to say goodbye to my 20s, as it's been quite the decade. I met the love of my life at the very start of it (a month after I turned 20). We've bought, developed and sold houses. Found and renovated our dream home. Travelled ... [ Read More ]

Living with Acronyms

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I've been dealing with a couple of health issues for a while now. Nothing major, but they are 2 separate acronyms and pretty darn personal problems to have. Don't worry, I won't go into intimate detail but I do think it is important to share what is essentially the start of my journey with both of ... [ Read More ]

What Sonia Wore: Summer Dreaming

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Winter, I think it's about time we broke up. I'm over your grey and dreary sky, bitter winds and pouring rain. I'm ready to start seeing someone new. Summer. I want long days, sunshine and balmy nights. Chilled wine, sunsets at the beach and tanned skin. I've even started thinking ... [ Read More ]

Packing for ProBlogger: Shoes

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This is a sponsored post for Spend-less Shoes Sometimes I surprise myself with my great ideas. And I'd say that asking Spend-less Shoes to sponsor me for attending the ProBlogger training event as one of those lightbulb moments. They have totally hooked me up with some fabulous shoes to take to ... [ Read More ]

Weekend Rewind: Bring the Happy

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In a week that has been shitful in the extreme for people everywhere - war, loss of life, asshole antics on the internet, stress, sadness, injury, depression - I would like to keep this post short, sharp and extremely shiny. Let's bring the happy! I'd love for you to share what's been making ... [ Read More ]

Soft as a Souffle

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This is a sponsored post for Babe Body Soufflé Who doesn’t love a delicious dessert? And who doesn’t love silky soft skin? That’s right. No one. Because what’s not to love about either of those scrumptious things! From the makers of My Most Favourite Body Scrub in the Universe – Babescrub ... [ Read More ]

Fashion Inspiration: Duchess Kate

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One of my favourite famous fashionistas is none other than the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton and it seems that I’m not alone in my admiration. Sam from Brisbane recently emailed me asking for a bit of Duchess Kate shopping inspiration… “I thought I would ask you for your take on ... [ Read More ]

What Sonia Wore: Animal Print Jacket

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My love for leopard print is known far and wide. I make no apologies for it and, in actual fact, you could call me a Leopard Print Enabler. I've received so many emails and messages from readers telling me they've "given leopard print a go" because of me - and loving it. Rock on, kitty ... [ Read More ]

Magic: Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

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Chris Martin may have written Coldplay’s hit song ‘Magic’ about Gwyneth Paltrow, but I think it could have easily been written for one magical product that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with… Micellar Cleansing Water by Garnier.  You see, with just a cotton pad as your magic wand and ... [ Read More ]

Weekend Rewind: Liebster Award

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So you thought I’d shared everything there is to know about me in last week’s Weekend Rewind post? Not even close! The lovely Kate from Raising Misters emailed me last weekend, letting me know that she’d nominated me for a Liebster Award. The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by their ... [ Read More ]

It’s OK not to be OK

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Rewind to the start of last week when I declared that particular day as having a "blah" vibe to it. Only, for me that vibe didn't go away. It intensified to a point where - seemingly out of nowhere - I was on the couch in floods of tears. Heaving, sobbing. Amalfi was scared and unsure, jumping ... [ Read More ]

What Sonia Wore: Hello Yellow!

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Did you know that the colour yellow is associated with joy, intellect and energy? And that it gives a warming effect, makes us feel cheerful as well as stimulates mental activity and generates muscle energy? Yep. All that from one happy little colour! Which probably goes some way in ... [ Read More ]