Sunday, 16 August 2015

Black, White & Red

I think it's safe so is my favourite colour! Have been loving just a pop of red in my outfits quite a lot lately - just adds a little something to a black and white outfit.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Since starting the 30 day challenge I've learnt of so many healthy recipes. Cooking was never really something I enjoyed but now that I'm seeing a health benefit, I love it! 

I'm not really a morning person so in the mornings I like everything ready to go - quick and easy. I discovered this delicious and healthy smoothie recipe by chucking in a few ingredients I had sitting at home and turns out it's so amazing and simple!!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Let's Talk Money

It's the kind of thing we don't like talking about but all know we have to face the music at some point in our lives...and no I'm not talking about that overdue dentist appointment, I'm talking about our finances and becoming financially independent.
Knowing your money and having the tools to save for a rainy day is important and the longer you put it off, the harder it gets. Setting attainable goals by a certain date is a non-confronting way to start getting on top of your finances.
There are so many resources out there to help you with a multitude of nifty topics. Some examples are, getting out of nasty credit card debt, how to set a budget and how to slow down or stop your shopping habit. I want to share some with you that really helped me with sorting out my finances.
I came across Canna Campbell's Youtube channel a couple of weeks ago and I've already watched every single one of her videos. Financial adviser and founder of SASS Financial, Canna is a power woman, teaching others to become financially independent. Her videos are relatable, everyday situations - I really encourage you to check out her channel.

This website has a lot of information- kind of a one stop shop. Once you start searching you'll find there are a lot of helpful topics to manage your day today finances. There's also  quite a bit of information on borrowing, investing and scams.

3. Track My Goals
This application is actually part of the Money Smart website and has been created my ASIC. It's user friendly and motivating for tracking my savings goals, shows you where you're at and how much to go in order to reach your goal.

4. ASX Online Courses
If you're interested in investing or just want to learn what it's all about, the Australian Securities Exchange is the place to go. There have quite a few different short courses that are helpful for a base knowledge of certain topics such as investing in shares.

These are just a few examples but there are many out there - even searching on You Tube is a great resource, especially for those who learn visually.
I hope this encourages you all to take control of your finances and at least gives you an idea of resources you can tap into for some key information.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The 30 Day Challenge

I'm an all or nothing kind of're either all in 100% or not at all!
The beginning of this week marked my start to the 30 day challenge. What's the 30 day challenge you ask? How does a no carb, no sugar, no dairy, no caffeine, no alcohol diet sound? Talk about's been a tough four days what with no coffee to pick me up! But there is some sense to my madness.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Meeting PR Queen Roxy Jacenko

What a great week it's been!!! 
After completing my Accounting exam for uni last week, I treated myself to an extra long weekend with a couple of days off work. 
Monday was a relaxed day spent exploring the best bits of our fabulous city of Sydney and capturing inspiring photos for our wall at home. 
Speaking of inspiring, Tuesday was a day I was really looking forward to!! To be honest I was a little nervous but terribly excited to hear from the PR guru herself...Roxy Jacenko!