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Red Velvet Cake

Looking for a desert to wow your guests this weekend? Look no further than this recipe for red velvet cake. It's a desert I used to consider as appropriate for nothing other than kids birthday parties, but after remembering a little baking secret shared with me by a world famous chef, red velvet has become my new cake obsession.  — Read More —
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No Makeup Makeup – For Real This Time

What do you think of my makeup above? Not bad, right? Maybe a little less liner and some powder, but I think it looks pretty good, especially considering that IT'S VIRTUAL!! — Read More —
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Hey Ladies … #Choose Beautiful!

I came across the new ChooseBeauty advertising campaign from the award winning marketing minds behind the makers of Dove personal care products. I must admit, it stopped me in my tracks.  And it made me wonder... — Read More —
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I Don’t Get It?!

I've been on the planet for a while now, but to paraphrase Socrates, the older I get, the less I understand. Here are a few head scratchers I've been puzzling over. — Read More —
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Easter Ham!

Why do I wait until Easter to indulge one of my favourite proteins...a big 'ole roast ham? It has got to be one of the easiest and crowd pleasingest menu anchors out there (unless of course you're observing passover.) And on top of that, it'll leave lots of money for some nice wine to go with it. — Read More —
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There are Two Kinds of People…

So I'm an email-checking, non-snoozing, nutella-spooning, chocolate bar breaking, white/gold dress believing, side ketchup placing, chicken bone cleaning, TP-over rolling, milk post-brewing and blood-stain seeing kind of person. — Read More —
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Anna’s Favourite Travel Goods

Are you a world traveler? Or a busy parent ferrying kids to and fro? Perhaps you're a career girl on the rise and on any given day you're running from your office to your warehouse before jumping on a plane to head to a conference. Whatever your life picture, you're on the go all the time. I can relate. — Read More —
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Shoe In

Help! I can't stop buying shoes! Neither makeup, nor jewellery nor even handbags can compare to the high I get not just from buying shoes, but also wearing them and even admiring them in my closet. Ladies - and a few guys out there - you know what I'm talking about. — Read More —
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Seeking (Non) Parenting Advice

Children are funny little creatures. Between the ages of around four and six they are, in my eyes, hilarious, easy to fool and easy to impress. Once they pass about 8, things get much more complex. Especially if said children aren't your own. — Read More —
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Fight Cruelty with Kindness

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead — Read More —
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In Defence of the Anchovy

Anchovies get a bad rap. Many people turn up their nose when the little fishes come draped across the top of a pizza or salad, as though they're not meant to be there. Like a hair or a slug. But if you want to make and eat the tastiest food you're going to have to learn to cook with these little guys. And my bet is you already love them. Because they're there, in your favourite salad dressing, in your Worcestershire sauce and they're probably the X-factor in that delicious plate of pasta at your favourite Italian restaurant. — Read More —