Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Totally off topic

This is one of my favourite pieces of music.  It is a Metallica song played by the cello's of Apocalyptica.  The song is called "Nothing Else Matters".  I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Watermelon Raspberry Mint Salad

I found this recipe at one of my favourite online magazines. It is called the Modern Goddess Magazine. It is well worth a read and this particular issue is all about living your best life.

4 cups (about 2 lbs) of seeded and cubed watermelon

1/3 cup of minced fresh mint

3 cups of fresh raspberries

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp lime juice

Divide the watermelon cubes in a large bowl and sprinkle with minced mint. Top with raspberries and sprinkle with remaining mint. In a small bowl, mix honey and lime juice with a fork and drizzle over the melon and berries. If you like, you can refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow the watermelon and raspberries to marinate in the lime juice.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Keep on Trying

I found this quote over at Papercraft Designs and felt that it was worthy of passing on. Oprah can come up with some really wise words on occasion!
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, September 2003
US actress & television talk show host (1954 - )

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Some days are just like this....

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Win with Your Cheeky Monkey

From now until 5pm on the 11th of December 2009, every purchase from Your Cheeky Monkey of the book "What I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Mother" goes into the draw to win a share of $400 in prizes for Christmas!

What I wish a knew before I became a Mother is that book. Written for new and expectant mothers the book, addresses topics such as pregnancy, preparing for birth, coping with post natal depression, encouraging communication with your partner, breastfeeding, ensuring you have a strong support network and knowing when to ask for help in a positive and uplifting way. This book aims to help new mothers adjust to the demands of life with a newborn and reminds women to value themselves and their own needs too.

This is a fabulous book for anyone who is pregmant of has just become a mother.  It si priced at only $19.95 and you can buy it here.

A Successful Mother in Business

Every business mum wonders how to have it all, so Sharon Tieman (aka Madame Marketing) spills the beans in her book, If I’m So Successful, How Come I Never Get To Be On Top?

The media often talks about “Superwomen” in reference to those who want to be a successful entrepreneur, mother and wife (not necessarily in that order!).

While the title may not be unwelcome, it doesn’t take a superhero to be a successful woman in business who has a great personal life – it just takes some practical techniques Sharon has perfected throughout her years being a business mum.

“So many woman look at others in business and wonder how they do it all. They think there is a magic formula or a way of finding a 27-hour day, but it’s much simpler than that,” Sharon explained.

“My version of success is still getting to enjoy being a wife and a mother, as well as enjoying the challenges and adrenalin rush I get from business. I’ve learnt being a mother in business is about self correction, not perfection, and being really clear about what you want and what your version of ‘success’ looks like.

“My book, If I’m So Successful, How Come I Never Get To Be On Top?, gives other women the knowledge to get on top of everything and be the successful woman they have been aspiring to be for years,” she said.

In her humorous and to-the-point style, Sharon exposes the shortcuts, myths and tricks she learnt to succeed in life – without feeling like an exhausted wreck.

She outlines the five easy steps to fast-track business and “get on top”, valuable tips on making business work (including working with your husband!) and lays bare the tricks behind marketing.

The first edition of If I’m So Successful, How Come I Never Get To Be On Top? sold out in just eight weeks.

When not writing best-selling books, Sharon can be caught at her home office during schools hours, working on her multi-million dollar catering supply business or her online passion

If I’m So Successful, How Come I Never Get To Be On Top? Is $19.95 (inc postage and GST) and is available from Madame Marketing and all good book stores.