I love The Fashionable Mum, Vicki's writing makes me giggle, her style makes me swoon and her knowledge of beauty products has me wondering why I don't have mascara/concealer/moisturiser in my bathroom already. From one gal that adores fashion I point you in the direction of another, I promise you won't regret stopping by and saying hi xx
Favourite place to go or thing to do when not blogging?
In true fashion blogger style, I'm a bit of an avid window shopper and spend quite a bit of my free time wandering around shopping malls, getting ideas for my blog and trying stuff on. I probably should answer this with "I love to spend time creating stuff from cardboard and string with my three little angels, then making baked goods from alfalfa and pine nuts".....but that would be a lie.
Best tips for bloggers wanting to work with brands?
I'm fairly new to this blogging lark, but I've found that approaching brands in a positive and enthusiastic manner is always the way to go. No matter what brand it is, if you're polite, pleasant and upfront about what you can (and can't offer) them, then at the very least you will get a response from them and they will remember you for future opportunities.
What makes a good blog post?
If I could create my very own Frankenstein post it would have the humour of Woogsworld, the photos from Where the Styled Things Are and the style of Stying You. A blog post, however, cannot be all things to all people but I try to make mine entertaining, visually interesting and with a bit of humour too.
Favourite Thing and Why?
My current favourite thing is my new Mimco Clutch - it is my absolute favourite shade of emerald green and it was such a bargain that I very often sneak into my closet just to give it a stroke.
Oh my goodness, I probably have too many to list here! I dislike people that eat with their mouth open or talk with their mouth full. I also can't abide people who don't know how to use a knife and fork properly. In fact, bad table manners are probably my pet peeve (ask my kids!!) and if anyone over the age of 10 uses their fork like a shovel, well, I will not be responsible for my actions!
Vicki, aka The Fashionable Mum, spends far too much time virtual shopping on the internet and when she's not doing that she's ferrying her three kids to various sporting activities. The Fashionable Mum blog is a place to go to find affordable style with a side helping of humour.
Lisa is an absolute sweetheart so I am delighted to bring this months Snap Chat to you, say hello to Mummy Manifesto!
Favourite place to go or thing to do when not blogging?
I have two favourite things to do.
1. Relaxing at Meelup Beach in Dunsborough with my family-hubby and 3 young boys. We have recently moved "down south" from Perth and we really love the lifestyle here. So much to do here for families and everyone is so chilled out.
Whilst op shopping the other day I stumbled across a pair of Louboutin pumps. Of course I tried them on but they were too small and they also needed the plastic heel stop replaced. The first photo is what they would have looked like brand new and the second is the sole of the ones in the op shop. (image credit here) I have a feeling they were real and for the $30 bucks to fix them and the $15 price tag some tiny footed lady would be walking away with a steal. One of my op shop rules is n...
Does it get much more romantic or stunning than Samantha Wills? I must admit, I don't own any of her pieces but I vow that it won't be that way forever - maybe I could use my Project Savvy savings to splurge on something truly gorgeous, any of these pieces would do the trick!
You can find Samantha Wills loveliness at: Website | Style Palace | St Frock
Charm jewelry, 145 AUD / Bracelet, 180 AUD / Bracelet, 145 AUD / Ring, 77 AUD / Boho earrings...
I don't know if it is manifestation or whether I've just been lucky lately but all the things I need and want have been falling into my lap. I had a score at a garage sale, a win at a op shop and my loyalty points at Amcal came through when needed most.
I am most pleased with this score because not only did I save some dollars but these lamps were exactly what I was looking for. I reckon they would have been at least $40 each new and they were labeled to...
The prompt this week is what in your life would you outsource? Honestly, I would have a full time cleaner, chef and nanny but I'm not Gwyneth so I will settle for blog photo challenges instead. I am Terrible, yes terrible with a capital T, at sticking to challenges. Be it daily, weekly, you name it - seeing things through is apparently not in my genetic make up and the only purpose photo challenges serve are making that trait glaringly obvious.
My very first Project 365 entry fro...
At the risk of being one of many posts regarding the same topic I have to do a round up of the Problogger event held in Perth recently, hosted by Kelly Exeter of A Life Less Frantic. First of all, I need to say I think I'm totally blog crushing on Darren Rowse - anyone that can throw the word luddite into a joke and still be funny without sounding like a total geek is a legend in my book. Talk about down to earth too, for someone that is internationally recognised for his blogging pr...
Are you ready for some retro awesomeness? Well hold onto your scarves as I introduce you to Louiebugooey and her vintage rocking blog, Frockabilly Freakout.
Louie is as cute as a button as are her tips on rockabilly fashion, make up and hair:
Find fabulous how-to's on fabulous looks, even if rockabilly isn't your bag some of the make up is truly wicked - I want to have a crack at the sugar skull! For those of us less adventurous maybe a beautiful red dye j...
February's Snap Chat is with the divine Adelle Cousins, Perth's very own styling and fashion maven from Where The Styled Things Are, “Let the wild rumpus start” – A fashion and lifestyle blog that explores variety, which will always keep the readers excited and asking “What’s next!?”
Favourite place to go or thing to do when not blogging? Lately with my move to a seaside suburb, I have found that heading...
Today I'm grateful for abundance. For all the wonderful recipes online and my ability to do them justice. It makes me happy to spend a day in the kitchen whipping up all sorts of goodies for my hubby to enjoy in his lunchbox as he does long hours in the road train.
On the menu today is Mini Meat loaves, Thai Fish Cakes, Pork Patty Rice Paper Rolls, Vegie and Chorizo Fritters and Corn and Bacon Mini Quiches. The quiches are an old favourite and a cinch to make as are the fritters....
Welcome to Project Savvy, a place where I share all my tips and tricks to get what you want and keep the bank account happy. Originally I was going to call this Mission Thrifty but it was pointed out me by someone much wiser than I that thrifty might be the wrong choice of words and she was right. I love shopping and new things but my need for a bargain far outweighs my need for the latest and greatest.
I don't expect everyone to become anti-consumerists and only buy second...