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Easy Meal with Loads of Flavour

• Lindi McMahon

If you're anything like me you're time poor when it comes to preparing meals, when I get the chance I like to find new recipes that are tasty and not too time consuming! Let's face it coming up with new meal ideas is a bit of a chore and we tend to stick to the same favourites because it's quick and we know everyone will eat it! So i'm guessing that's why so many people asked for the recipe of the Honey Chilli Chicken we posted last night! This is a nice easy meal that packs a load of flavour and I'm sure it will become a favourite! The quantities listed serve 4 but if you have hungry teenagers in...

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Friendship Drives Fundraising

• Lindi McMahon

Imagine you are married to a loving husband, mother to 3 beautiful girls and at age 40 you are diagnosed with breast cancer. You undergo treatment and thankfully it works and eventually you are given the 5 year all clear! Happy Days! That following year age 46 you are diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. MND – a disease without a cure. But this is not an imaginary story, for Cath Baker this is reality. Cath and I are the same age. I tear up whenever I think of Cath and her family (Grant her hubby and I started our first jobs together on the same day at the LBS Bank as fresh faced 16 year olds!). I’m not sure I...

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Planet Luxe

• Chelsea McMahon

AS we mentioned last week there are reasons behind why we choose the brands we do, and Planet Luxe is another one of those brands that has a really good reason to buy it! Planet Luxe makes products that are safe for the planet, and its inhabitants. Their formulations are botanical blends of organic herbs, plant extracts, and pure essential oils. This means they're toxin-free, readily 100% biodegradable, and grey-water safe. Even better, NO animal testing or animal by-products, yay!   So here are the products we have on offer for you from Planet Luxe.   My personal faves are the Vanilla Blend Hand Wash, and the Lemon Myrtle Hand Balm. They smell SO good, and the hand balm makes your skin...

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One Another

• Chelsea McMahon

We've had some beautiful new products arrive in store lately and wanted to show you some new pieces from One Another. Sometimes there is more behind why we choose a brand or product other than it just looking pretty. One Another is a perfect example of that, Rick and Anette Carter started their brand after travelling to India with not-for-profit Opportunity International. After seeing the harsh realities of living in poverty they decided to do something tangible to help make a difference. This is how One Another came to be. Since their launch 3 years ago they have expanded to working with collectives located in India, Nepal, South Africa, Uganda and Central America, helping provide safe, stable employment with fair pay to over 60 artisans. Their textiles all have...

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Skin Routine

• Chelsea McMahon

SO as my skin favourites post a while back has proven to be our most popular blog post to date I thought it would be nice to go into a little more detail on my actual skincare routine, how I use things and when!  Now prepare yourself because majority of these products will be Alpha H, what can I say it's the bee's knees! BUT I have some new products in store for you all one from Alpha and some from a new brand I'm going to give a spin.    For my morning routine i'll start with cleansing my skin with the Alpha H Balancing Cleanser, I seriously could not live without this! It leaves my skin smooth as...

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Brand Feature

• Chelsea McMahon

Tonight we are featuring a Launceston local business All Artisan who produce custom made bed heads for both the kiddies and adults. Their little people bedheads are multi purpose, you can use them both as bedhead and felt board for playing.   They can be custom made in a range of colours, featured below is the children's grey felt bedhead.   As we mentioned they can also convert into a little play board or you can add some creations to customise to your little ones liking! All purchases include a set of felt pieces.   They make adult bedheads too! They can be made to order to suit any bed size and budget in numerous designs.   All Artisan bedheads...

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Laundry Inspo

• Chelsea McMahon

Laundries are often the room in the house that get the least amount of thought when building or renovating. Unfortunately it's a room we spend a lot of time in so it's worth making it pretty and functional. We've got some tips and design inspiration on laundries for you all today.   If your like me and you live in an apartment or maybe just a small house with not a lot of space then a hallway laundry or laundry behind a cupboard is soo convenient for you. You really don't need a whole room for your laundry, you just need to be smart about your design and stack your washer & dryer to take up less space (hopefully your...

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As Featured

• Chelsea McMahon

FOR those of you who haven't been following House Rules on tv this week we were featured as a supplier for the show in the house of Sean and Ella in Hobart, Tasmania. Kate and Harry used our beautiful Miss Arabella print by Brent Rosenberg and our Aura waffle towels in smoke in their bathroom which tie in perfectly with the print. Aaron and Daniella's kitchen featured one of our cheeseboards. Here is the finished room with Miss Arabella sitting pretty on the wall. We love that they've matched the pink tiles to the print.   And in the background are our Aura waffle towels in smoke, also available in denim and black. The perfect basic towel for any bathroom....

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Status Anxiety

• Chelsea McMahon

AT Hope & Me we are very choosy about the brands and products we stock in our store. We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to the trade fair's in Melbourne where we meet the lovely and very clever people behind the beautiful brands we stock.  One of our newer brands to the Hope & Me store is Status Anxiety. Their brand moto is the simplification of leather goods. Status Anxiety believes in the freedom from complexity and affectation in all areas of life. Their leather goods are functional and uncomplicated in form. Letting the premium leather do the talking. So incase you may of missed the Status Anxiety products on our site I'm going to showcase...

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Bathroom Inspo

• Chelsea McMahon

I'M going to keep the theme going and share with you all my bathroom inspo this week. Once again the wonderful world of instagram has provided me with many images to work with to show you all my favourite features and trends for a bathroom. In my opinion the best feature a bathroom can have is plenty of natural light, this will always lift it 100%.   The main thing i love about this bathroom is those beautiful off the wall to ceiling mirrors! The bigger the better right. And that grey marble vanity top that slightly climbs up the wall against the small subtle black tap ware is just everything. Combined with the white tiles throughout the bathroom it's...

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