Posted in May 2013

almost as good as a hug from mum!

almost as good as a hug from mum!

I think I mentioned last week that I hadn’t been feeling the best. Well, I’m still not! After putting up with it for the last 2 weeks now, I finally gave in and went to the doctor. It seems I may have a sinus infection. Fingers crossed that it is that and after a course … Continue reading

a few of my favourite snacks

a few of my favourite snacks

What a week! My first week with Mr Loud living interstate; my first week being a ‘single-stepmum’ to Little Loud; my first head cold for the Winter season. You’ll have to forgive me for not whipping up a snack for you today from a recipe. I simply feel exhausted and while sitting on the couch … Continue reading

caramelised cinnamon almonds

caramelised cinnamon almonds

What a glorious day it is here today. Seriously, not a cloud in the sky; but it’s crisp. It feels like Winter is upon us finally. The cold snap we had last night and this morning had me craving comfort food. Luckily my pantry was well-stocked and I had a supply of caramelised cinnamon almonds … Continue reading

mixed emotions

Wow, it’s finally arrived, after a few long weeks, Mr Loud is now just about ready to head off to his new job interstate. I’m having mixed emotions about it. I’m so happy and proud of Mr Loud, this is a wonderful career opportunity with a great company; and it’s something that will benefit our … Continue reading

not just for nursing homes!

not just for nursing homes!

You could be forgiven for thinking I’d taken up residence in a nursing home with today’s snacky-snack. PRUNES (or dried plums for those in the Northern Hemisphere) There, I said it! Most people turn up their nose at prunes; immediately thinking that only old people eat them. Well I eat them too, and I’m not … Continue reading

becoming a ‘single’ step-mum

becoming a ‘single’ step-mum

I’m going to be a ‘single’ step-mum. It’s almost an oxymoron right? As most of you know, I’m not a biological mother; I’m a step-mum to Mr Loud’s daughter, Little Loud. Mr Loud has just accepted a new job that will see him having to move interstate leaving Little Loud and I here in Brisbane. … Continue reading

an unusual snacky-snack

an unusual snacky-snack

Today’s snacky-snack is from Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar e-cookbook. This one is a little unusual to me, and admittedly, I didn’t think it’d taste that good. It’s Salted Caramel Haloumi & Apple It looks good, well I thought it did…. The taste? I liked it. Mr Loud seemed to enjoy it too. It’s a … Continue reading

the home run to skinny jeans (days 10-14)

the home run to skinny jeans (days 10-14)

Day 10 Well Day 10 was increasing the water intake, which I’ve already mentioned I’ve been doing. Kat also suggests having your first glass of water for the day with some fresh lemon juice squeezed in and another glass with 1-2tsps of apple cider vinegar. I gave this a go, wasn’t unpleasant, I didn’t feel … Continue reading