Nov 23 2014

Better Car Broker Brisbane Deserves


If there’s one thing I really hate it’s messing around negotiating prices for things. Whether it’s for a phone plan or a car or a new home. I know my limitations and am pretty time poor. There are plenty of good people out there prepared to do all the legwork for you and while some are scam artists, others really offer a wonderful service.

You want to look for the company that offers you fee transparency rather than some sort of complicated commission structure, and one with plenty of experience and industry connections. I found a great car broker Brisbane service that totally fit that mould called Ryan the Negotiator. I’ve used him twice now for my sons car and my wife’s car. I like buying new for the safety features and he really takes the pain out of that.

Nov 12 2014

A Bond Loan on a Great Home


Bond loans are pretty easy to get if you have a reliable credit history. We’re usually talking small sums of money when compared with home or even car loans and it’s more about easing financial pressure than it is about affording something you otherwise simply couldn’t.

A bond loan is certainly something to look at when relocating even if you can afford your bond, simply because it allows you to keep that cash available for other things, at what is usually a very manageable, low interest rate. Of course it needs to be simple and straightforward and for that it is best to speak to The Personal Loan Store. This is precisely the kind of thing they specialise in and I’m a big fan.

Nov 3 2014

Online Shoe Store With More

Shoes were probably the first thing I started buying online years and years ago. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing but with shoes I guess I just kind of accept that sometimes looking the part is more important than actually being comfortable, after all beauty hurts.

I’m a bit older and a bit wiser these days. There are companies I definitely know not to buy from and online shoe stores I feel completely comfortable with. Naturalizer are the last word for me when I want something comfortable and well made. I love the range they have on the website and knowing whatever kind of shoes I buy they will have the same commitment to quality. That’s something that still impresses me with every pair I buy.



Oct 28 2014

Ace Mobile Melbourne

Today I thought I’d look at the merits of mobile mechanics in Melbourne and more specifically, Ace Mechanics. Mobile mechanics have been a thing in Melbourne for quite some time now but local consumers still overwhelmingly rely on workshop mechanics for car maintenance. Studies show that most people still think the quality and service you get at a shop is necessarily better than what is available from mobile mechanics but this may be unwarranted.


In independent test, as often the opposite was true and I guess the old common sense rule applies. Good workers do good work. You can blame your tools but these days most mobile mechanics are equipped with everything you need for most services. Ace Mobile Mechanics are among the best that will come to you, wherever you are.

Oct 1 2014

Thanks to The Designer Bridal Room, I had the wedding I’d always dreamed of


Ever since I was a little girl, I longed for the day when I would walk down the aisle in a beautiful white dress and have all eyes on me. Call me old fashioned, but secretly every girl wants it too, even if they don’t admit it or pretend they don’t mind. My partner and I had been together for 7 years and I was so ready when he proposed that I said yes before he’d even finished asking! Straight away, I switched into “bride-to-be” mode and began planning. First things first, I wanted to find the dress. THE dress. A girlfriend of mine had recommended I try The Designer Bridal Room, and while I was keen to find something on my own I admit I was blown away by their dresses. After a quick browse I found a dress that I absolutely fell in love with. It was perfect – an elegant white strapless gown. I tried it on and it fit perfectly. They were able to make a small alteration I requested without a problem, too. They really understand that this is the most special day of any woman’s life and they bent over backwards to make sure I was happy. And I was. Extremely. They’re the best bridal stores Melbourne has to offer, trust me.

Sep 22 2014

Quick, easy, secure and safe. Speak with Housing Bond Loans next time you move.


I’ve lived with a mate of mine on the northern beaches in Sydney for close to 5 years now. That is, until I was unceremoniously kicked out after his new fiancé moved in. Thanks, guys. I found myself having to find a new place very quickly – I definitely wanted to stay in the area but the rental market is a nightmare. There would’ve been more than two dozen people at every inspection I went to, and it seemed as though I’d have to settle for somewhere else. Another friend of mine gave me some great advice – to check out some bond loans. I’d never heard of them, but apparently a company by the name of Housing Bond Loans provides short term loans to cover the costs of the bond at new rentals. It gave me an edge, as it meant I could pay the bond to the landlord quicker than any of the other applicants. Approval was almost straight away, and the money was in my account by the next day. Brilliant! I was approved for the house, and I got all my stuff in there and out of my old place before my mate and his wife-to-be turned my room into the guest room.

Aug 28 2014

I choose herbal medicines for long-term health and wellbeing


I am a wife and mother of 3 kids under the age of 10. When I had my first child almost a decade ago, I was lucky enough to be referred to a family doctor who believed in the prescription of both conventional and herbal medicines. Conventional medicine certainly has a place in my family’s health and wellbeing but where possible, I have seen how herbal medicine can work just as effectively, while being safe and gentle for my little ones. I’ve tried many brands but I like PPC Herbs as they have specific and targeted herbal medicines for various ailments, including for children’s wellbeing. Being so young, my kids don’t yet feel confident swallowing pills. My oldest has loads of energy and loves playing, even in the cold outdoors, so he takes PPC Herbs’ Vita Blitz with a glass of apple juice which he loves! It keeps his immune and energy levels up and since he’s started taken it, he hasn’t got a cold or any signs of the sniffles. He just keeps playing indoors and out! Funnily enough, my husband has the same kind of energy and has trouble sleeping at night. He now takes Sleep Plex by PPC Herbs and when he gets to sleep, says the quality of his sleep is so much better. I highly recommend PPC Herbs for the whole family.

Jun 2 2014

Ziptrack Blinds Fit Right In

If anyone has ever had outdoor blinds they will have come across the problem of wind. Melbourne can be a bit of a killer with the weather and wind is certainly something to keep in mind. The convenience and simple elegance of blinds don’t need to be overlooked but you might consider ziptrak blinds which glide effortlessly along a track to keep them sturdily in place.


Blockout Blinds have ziptrak blinds for lots of different budgets but there’s nothing you would call cheap. They tend to focus on quality and while they represent excellent value, you’re not going to find the junky stuff at Blockout Binds. We liked the focus on service and their willingness to work around our schedules, overall ours was a really good experience.

Mar 26 2014

A Vertical Herb Garden for the Kids

The kids have been doing a lot of sustainability stuff at school lately and they even have their own garden and compost there. I thought it would be nice for us to encourage that sort of thing at home as well so we organised getting a vertical herb garden from 02 Plant Walls. Continue reading

Mar 24 2014

Perfect Yarra Valley Wine Tours

I don’t go on a lot of families because I just don’t have the time. It takes a lot to impress me so when a company does approach me with the opportunity to do one of their tours I warn them they’d better be prepared to impress. I’ve had a lot to do with Dreamscape Tours over the years and it was great to finally find the time to go on one of their Yarra Valley Wine Tours. Continue reading