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.
Today is International Blog Swap Day so I am afraid that I have taken over Jaz's blog. I'm Louise from A Strong Coffee over in the UK.
I must say I was a little bit taken back to be swapping with a fashion blog as mine is more of a family lifestyle one. It's not that I don't like fashion, it's more that I don't have the time for it at the moment. My most favoured make up item is my Benefit Lemon Aid to sort out the dark circles u...
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.
I am sitting and writing this after taking a month off from blogging. A month taken after personal circumstances got the better of me and blogging had become a monotonous chore rather than something I love doing. I'm glad I stepped away though, it has given me a new lease, not only on my blog, but on life itself.
For almost a year now we have been going to move - possibly interstate, maybe up north or even to Perth, where ever we end up a move is on the cards. The original means of do...
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...
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...
It's with a puffed out chest and feathers blazing that I write this post. My secret skill is I'm getting to be a pretty good cook. Not that exciting I know, but definitely satisfying when I dish something up that is not only edible but delicious! It makes up for all the crap I've served over the years. I remember when my now seven year old was only nine months old and we were staying with some friends of ours whom pulled out dish after fabulous dish, I was green with envy and said...
I'm weighing in on My Home Truths prompt, I'm not good at sport, but I'm taking a different tack - why cooking shows are sport, in good ways and not.
Before that though, it is with much pain that I admit I am no longer good at sport due to my complete lack of physical conditioning, inclination and motivation and time to actually do it with two rug rats, to be fair I should be focusing on their sports not mine. It pains me to admit because once upon a time I was a sp...
I'm super excited and giddy like a school girl for two reasons today, one is that I have a new monthly feature called Snap Chat - a sweet little quickie one-on-one with some of my favourite bloggers. The second reason for my joy is that someone very enigmatic and not in the habit of being interviewed has agreed to pop by and say hi, the elusive Ms Mystery Case! Can anyone say Scoop!!
Ms Mystery Case
Being the creature of habit that I am I'm going to ask the same questions...
Welcome to Emma's Seafood Restaurant in Victoria Park. It's the second day of my holiday in Perth and I've already rounded up someone to come have Yum Cha with me, one happy camper. Even better than that I'm kinda having a first date with a now really good mate, Miss A. We had crossed paths and chatted a few times when we had met out at the station (pastoral station not train) always with the promise of hooking up next time I was in the big smoke and this time I actu...
Hi there, I'm Jaz and I'm stoked you dropped by. Red Dolls is all about my life - things I like, places I go, occasional rants and lots of photos. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it, thanks again for the visit!