Thursday, August 07, 2014

REVIEW - Nature’s Path

Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Some say breakfast is the hardest meal of the day.
Trying to get kids to eat breakfast can sometimes be a struggle.
During the summer holidays our girls get to choose a box of cereal, known as holiday cereal.
They almost always go for the high in sugar varieties.
So when approached to try out Nature’s Path Organic cereal I was curious
And the girls thought it was a lovely break from their regular cereal.


We tried out the Heritage Flakes, Chocolate Koala Crisp and Corn Puffs Gorilla Munch.
They were all delicious and the girls were more than happy to devour them.
Sometimes a “different” cereal can get complaints because it isn’t as sweet or tasty as the “other” brands.
There were no such complaints this time.
Most Nature’s Path products are gluten free and wheat free.
They are always made from wholegrain ingredients, are organic, GMO Free, Kosher and Vegan.
So you know that what is in the box is good for you.
And don’t think it stops there
Because it doesn’t!
The packaging is super good for you too!!
The “kid” products come in a fun box that makes for a great source of brain food.


The Chocolate Koala Crisp box was full of great information about koalas, while the Gorilla variety (Corn Puffs)
Has a box full of gorilla facts.


If you are looking for a sugary alternative for breakfast
Then why not look at the Nature’s Path range.
You might be surprised
And you might be in for a treat.

Disclosure: This is not a paid sponsored post.
I received three boxes of “Nature’s Path” cereal for review purposes,
and all opinions expressed are purely my own.


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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

REVIEW – Tyrrells Crisps

Hi my name is Sharmaine and I like chips.
There, it’s out in the open before we start.


It had to be said because when I saw a call
For someone to review a “new to Australia” brand of chips
My taste buds got the better of me!!
So let’s start with a little get to know you question.
Chips or crisps??
I find it hard to get my tongue to say crisps.
That tongue had enjoyed chips for way to long to convert!


Is there even a difference between chips & crisps??
A quick google and you will find that it’s about origin.
A google search will also have you pondering (and salivating)
What shape a chip is meant to have.
What style of chip do you like?
The crinkle cut? The thin cut? or a thick, chunky cut?
Are you all about the seasoning??
What flavour do you favour??


Tyrrells have been making crisps for quite sometime in the UK,
Herefordshire to be precise.
They may seem to be just like any other chip but they ain’t
(said in my best English accent!).
Firstly, the potato variety  is very important
And on each packet you will find the variety of spud printed,
Along with the region it came from.
I found that P.R.E.T.T.Y. cool!
Secondly, each packet is full of hand cooked goodness.
No other chip in Australia can brag about being so well looked after!
Thirdly, the varieties are very cool.
Lightly Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar,
Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, Mature Cheddar & Chives,
Sunday Best Roast Chicken and Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper.


And finally, fourth of all…. HOW COOL IS THE PACKAGING??!!!
Oh my!
I smiled so broadly when I saw the fun pictures that were printed on each packet!
The crafter in me saw amazing possibilities
And can’t wait to add some packaging to my art journal pages!


Ok, focus…
Back to the chips/crisps!
Each flavour was a delicate blend of yum.
My favourite was the sea salt & cider vinegar.
The chips tasted just like cider vinegar and were delicious.
The kids all seemed to like the sweet chilli & red pepper,
Which was a mild flavour rather than a full mouthful of heat.
We ate the chips while we had family over for dinner
So there were lots of comments about who liked what flavour.
I think the cracked black pepper may have won in the adult palette stakes .


Exclusively available at Coles supermarkets nationwide,
The larger 150g bags are retailing for $4.19.
They are perfect for sharing (as we did at our family night)
Or for devouring all by yourself!

You can find out more on Tyrrells webpage
or Facebook page
or find them on Instagram tyrrellschipsau
or #tyrrellscrisps

Disclosure: This is not a paid sponsored post.
I received several packets of “Tyrrells crisps”, a DVD and a Coles voucher for review purposes,
and all opinions expressed are purely my own.


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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Jot Magazine - August Something Board

Something new at Jot Magazine 


A new challenge.


A new type of inspiration.


A “Something Challenge Board”.


Lots of things to inspire you.


Lots of “Somethings”.

Are you feeling inspired?

something gold

Check out the challenge and get creative.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I’m Going To Plan Our Escape

Cocoa Daisy crops are always the best.
The recent one had a little scrap lift challenge


I used pieces from the July kits to create my page.


Which was a lift of this page by lovely Lisa Ottosson
Love this!

I loved the design and it pushed me outside my comfort zone
It allowed me to have fun sharing these words.


I love the fun page that the lift inspired me to make.

I have another page, that I will share later, that uses the scraps and is also inspired by the design.
You have to love that type of inspiration!



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cocoa Daisy - Reveal–August 2014 “Modern + Vintage”

Reveal day at Cocoa Daisy 
Loving all the kits that this month offers.
It allowed me to make 6 layouts so far.
Today I can share 3 with you.
Loved the pack of Fancy Pants die cuts.
Such fun!
Loved the Simple Stories overlays and the tissue paper packaging.
They must have known I’d love the tissue paper!
The alpha options in the kits are pretty awesome too!
And oh my the light bulbs!
And the packaging!
All in all I just loved working with August’s kits.
But… There is something amazing coming in September.
Can’t wait to share it with you.
But for now check out something else that’s coming to Cocoa Daisy in September

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