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“Heirloom book” – In the hands of a Collector

Briar Stanley is an interior decorator and the Sydney based founder and editor of Sunday Collector, a lifestyle blog which focuses on interiors, DIY, food, entertaining, motherhood and more. The blog started in 2010 as a way of documenting Briar’s travels as a props buyer and set dresser in the film industry. Briar worked for 8 years on films such …

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9 alternate uses for kids’ artwork

I’m a realist…straight up. I am not going to pretend that every bit of art, every brightly coloured in, scribbled on piece of butchers paper, every “Anna, Elsa & Olaf” rehash is going to cut the mustard in terms of you keeping it on the fridge for a week or two or even keeping it for a lifetime. I understand …

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There’s never enough hours in the day….

You have heard the old adage…there are never enough hours in the day. Well it seems it couldn’t be more true for the life of a Work At Home Mum! Making the jump from a “real job” to that of your own start-up or home business can be a daunting leap and not for the faint hearted. It takes courage, …

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CHILD Magazine…..we love…Jimmy Halfpenny

Well what do we have here??? This month we are beyond excited, thrilled and chuffed to be featured in the exclusive CHILD Magazine nationally on Page 4 – Upfront. What an amazing group of women at the helm. Two months ago I had the pleasure of meeting the then Editor in Chief – Karen Miles – a stunning example of …

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For the LOVE of handmade…

Handmade is making a come back BIG TIME!!! Now I’m not talking about Dolly Toilet Roll holders with plumes of crocheted skirts or cutesy material topped Plum Preserves, but it seems that over the past decade since I have been mothering there is now more than ever, with the introduction of sites like Etsy, and Madeit, not to mention the entity …

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When Charlie met Jimmy.

We had the good fortune of bumping into Charlie Brown at the Festival on the Green in St Ives, one sunny Sunday a couple of weeks ago. Charlie Brown is one of Australia’s leading commentators on consumer electronics. Charlie has a unique way of giving us the lowdown and covering complex technical information about products and developments to us every day people, without over …

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Mumpreneurs…The New Breed of Superhero

Prior to officially starting my venture almost 5 months ago now, I had been living in a world of unknown ignorance, what I mean is that I was an employee…working for another, having the ability to switch off, leave it all behind at the office for another day! This ignorance has now been replaced with at times, an overwhelming responsibility …

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The Nanny Collective – The woman behind the man.

When I was approached by the Director of The Nanny Collective – Australia’s # 1 Boutique Nanny & Babysitting Agency, Daria Jelcic to talk about motherhood, starting a business and everything in between, I couldn’t say no! Here I talk to The Nanny Collective about how Jimmy Halfpenny came to be, how I juggle motherhood and start-up business and some …

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After school activities – are we trying too hard!?

  It was probably about a month ago as the school year kicked off again that I started to enquire with Mr 7 and Miss 9 as to “what they would like to do for after school activities this year?” Mr 7 was quite clear it was …football (English dad – so AKA Soccer), Gymnastics and or Cubs. Great done, …

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Summer days with Patchwork Cactus

She’s sassy, she’s a local girl and she has a gifted eye for a gorgeous snap of her favourite blue plate offerings or her adorable cherubs and their daily ditties. Recently we teamed up with this Mummy Blogger extraordinaire. Find out about more about her experience in Halfpennyville and how Jimmy came to the rescue!!! Around Here – Summer Days