Apr 1 2015

What foods to avoid when pregnant?


Food glorious food! For some, pregnancy is synonymous with severe cravings and an odd combination of food; I know I certainly had my fair share of late night chocolate sundaes and chips. However, what about the foods to avoid when pregnant? I had to remember that being pregnant puts me at high risk, so I saw it as worthwhile looking into and then avoiding, foods – or drinks – that could be detrimental to my health. Jumping online there was a wealth of information, but the most concise and engaging read was at Bump Moves. They seemed to understand my frame of mind, and provided the information I needed in a straightforward way. I’m now confident that the food I’m eating is right for me – and my baby.

Feb 28 2015

Breastfeeding Pillow Perfection

My breasts have been extremely tender since giving birth and I was finding it very difficult to get comfortable while breastfeeding. I found my arms would get tired holding my baby up for a long time but I couldn’t get comfortable leaning over little Elliot lying in my lap as he fed.


A breastfeeding pillow from Ultimate Sleep is something I would consider an essential item to new mothers because you can perfectly position your baby to be comfortable. It doesn’t have to be at your expense so you can both relax while they feed and not feel the strain on your back, arms or breasts. All Elliot seems to do is want to feed so it’s just as well we can now all do that comfortably.

Feb 20 2015

The most stylish shutters Melbourne has to offer, bar none


It’s fun renovating a home. Yes, it can get expensive if you don’t know what you’re doing, but the project is enjoyable and can be relatively cheap if you play your cards right. We’ve recently given our old home a bit of a makeover, and one of the most important things was the windows. The frames and shutters were rotten, so they had to go. I did a search online and ended up getting a quote from Blockout Blinds. They specialise in blinds, awnings and of course shutters Melbourne wide, and the quote they gave me was very competitive. They came out just a few days later to measure everything up, and we’re having the shutters installed next week. Easy. Blockout Blinds are a great local company, and I highly recommend checking them out.

Feb 19 2015

Get Home Cooked Meals Delivered


The problem with home cooked meals delivered wasn’t just about taste and ingredients but the amount of time between when things are prepared and when they are eaten. We all know fresh, local ingredients are the best for nutritional value and freezing and reheating meals is the worst.

Dineamic are different because they are meals designed by nutritionists, prepared by cooks and delivered the day they are cooked. They can come as often as you like with new meals so you can order just a few for the week and not have them lying around for ages. It means less wastage and better nutrition and all affordable and convenient enough to make it a really sustainable way to eat well.

Feb 12 2015

PPC Expert



A PPC expert focuses on pay-per-click optimisation across multiple platforms, most importantly Google Adwords. When you look at the numbers it can often be a very expensive way to market and for many PPC marketing is not appropriate. A quality SEO professional or company will be able to identify where and how your money is best spent, not just so you reach customers but so you reach the right ones.

When you are experimenting with PPC you don’t want to be shelling out a couple of dollars for every random individual that comes along. The best advice we were given was speaking to Traffic Box about PPC. Now we know what we spend our money on and we see the clear benefits.

Feb 5 2015

Veda Check to Know where You Stand

I’ve been worried about my credit score for a long time and how it would impact my ability to borrow when we finally found the home we were after. We focused on finding the perfect house because it was much more fun than worrying about credit scores and all the rest.


Once we had found it I knew I just had to bite the bullet and find out what I had to work with. I’ve never been a big fan of debt and have tried to stay pretty liquid with my assets for lots of reasons. It did mean I didn’t quite have the credit history necessary to get a great rate on a loan. I spoke to Credit Fixed about a Veda check and they told me where I stood and how I could improve my credit rating. It was well worth the time and money.


Jan 31 2015

Cosmetic Surgery Loans A Life Saver

Many people just don’t understand how hard it can be to live with an unpleasant nose. Mine was broken for ages and slightly crooked from the beginning and I was always self-conscious about it. I think as I got older I became more and more obsessed to the point where it actually caused me anxiety going out in public. I was convinced people were always looking at my nose.


Surgery was never an option because I simply couldn’t afford it but then I didn’t know you could get cosmetic surgery loans. Finding out about Plastic Surgery Loans was a game changer for me. I started going to different plastic surgeons right away and now what I could only dream of has become a reality.

Jan 19 2015

Great Carrera Sunglasses

I’ve been looking everywhere for this great pair of Carrera sunglasses I saw when I was over in Europe. I should have bought them then and there but they were a bit expensive and I didn’t have the money. That’s always the way isn’t it?

Anyway I got home and had basically given up when a friend told me about Held Vision. She was pretty sure they had heaps of Carrera sunglasses on there so I went and checked it out.

Not only did they have them but they were even cheaper than buying from overseas. That never happens so I was really excited. They look just as good as I remembered so it was a great result all around.



Jan 18 2015

Great Rhinoplasty Melbourne

rhinoplasty_melbourneI play a lot of soccer and am often coming home with this or the injury. The worst by far was an elbow to the face that totally threw my nose out of alignment. I kind of hoped it would correct itself but that clearly wasn’t happening and after sometime my folks insisted I see a surgeon about it. I checked in at a few and came across Avenue Plastic Surgery. They do a lot of rhinoplasty Melbourne and have an excellent track record of success. I spoke with one of their consultants and a surgeon and we have the procedure booked that afternoon. Everything was really easy and surprisingly affordable. It’s really nice to have my own nose back.

Jan 15 2015

State of the art POS system, all thanks to OrderMate

pos-systemsI own a couple of restaurants in the city and we’ve just opened our third on the other side of town. I’m absolutely thrilled, but it also means it’s getting pretty tricky to be in three places at once. After speaking with a few contacts of mine, I found out I didn’t have to be if I simply upgraded our POS systems. Ours were quite old – they were perfect when we were a lot smaller, but as business has grown I realised we needed to update accordingly. I called OrderMate straight away as it seems like every bar and restaurant I visit these days is using their software. They were very helpful and walked me through what would be the best course of action. We’re now running OrderMate software at all three locations and things have never run smoother.