Monday, September 19, 2011

Healthy Eating Review: five:am yoghurt

When I was asked to review five:am yoghurt it took me a while to decide to do it. The main reason is that Sophie loved yoghurt at 6 months but really hasn't had a taste for it since.

But I wanted to see if this brand would tempt her as the novelty ones (Nestle's Bob the Builder) didn't..

How did it go?

Well, no luck - Soph wouldn't eat it. I think she reason she gave was "I don't really like yoghurt". Don't take it personally five:am... her most popular phrase right now is "I don't really like...."

The husband and I, on the other hand, actually really liked it - especially the mango one. I would buy it in the future.

Here are 5 reasons I like five:am yoghurt -
  1. It's organic, which means it's free from synthetic fertilisers, hormones, antibiotics and chemical pesticides.
  2. I like the recipes they have on their website, like this middle eastern lamb and yoghurt stuffed eggplant
  3. The fruit ones are sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth but not overpowering
  4. They encourage you to reuse the pack and give you ideas on the website. We put dry pasta in ours and made maracas :)
  5. It's easy to find: You can buy it at Woolies in NSW. Normally I have no idea where to look for organic stuff, but this was right there in the yoghurt section. I just hope they stock it at Coles soon because I love their online shopping..
If you give it a try I would love to know what you think of it and how you reuse your container :) 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekend Rewind and going solo at the movies

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Today I'm linking up to Weekend Rewind by the very talented Multiple Mum at

The theme this week is to link a previous blog post that has not had any comments.

I'm linking an oldie from October 2009 - it has tips on how to enjoy going to the movies all by yourself.

To read some great blasts from the past from everyone else, click here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Busy Mum Tips: drying washing in wet weather

Wet weather in our house doesn't mean I can take a day off from the washing - although that would be lovely! But it does mean I can't use our outside washing line.

To tell the truth, I rarely use our outside clothesline anyway. We have a pretty big backyard so its hard to keep an eye on Soph running around while I'm pegging everything!

Instead, I need to be creative with our drying. Here's what we do at the moment:

  • Retractable clothesline in the Husband's Bar / Entertainment area: This works really well because it's covered and there's plenty of room.
  • Clotheshorse: I use this mainly to dry bibs and baby clothes, they're the 2 things I need to wash most often, even when it's raining.
  • Bathroom Drying Rack: This is really versatile, we use it to hang baby clothes to dry (on hangers, then I can put them straight into the wardrobe when dry), to dry wet washers overnight after bath time, and to hang up our bathmat to dry overnight:

It has a lot of hanging space but folds up so well, it was easy to install and blends in well with the bathroom wall.

It's so handy, it makes me love doing the washing! Ok, I can't back that up.

It makes me enjoy doing the washing a lot more than before on rainy days.. or when I'm feeling too lazy to go outside and hang it ;)

You can get these exclusively at Bunnings, so next time you are over there have a look at them. It's also handy to have if you live in a flat and don't have an outside line to dry on.

I did try to convince the Husband that we should get a pool now because this is a great place to hang wet swimmers and towels - they can just drip straight into the bath, not the floor.. It's a no on the pool for now, but I'll keep on him about it ;)

Where do you hang your washing when it rains?

** I received a complimentary Hills Somerton Drying Rack for the purpose of this review. My opinions are 100% honest and my own (so are the photos!)


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