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December 2014

  • BeautyLatest

    120+ ways to be a nicer person in 2015

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Life is full of pressure and it is easy to get tired, complacent and grumpy in the whole scheme of things. People are put in our path to test and try us everyday of the year. Whether a stranger has yelled out their car window at you or a rude in-law has chucked a hissy…

  • DrinksHacks

    50+ daring and delicious skinny cocktails

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Before we know it New Year’s Eve will be here and I thought I’d preempt the event with a compilation of some daring and delicious cocktail recipes, which are also easy on the waistline. Whether you are celebrating New Year’s Eve with a few close friends or a party of 100+ these recipes are a…

  • Latest

    Yum! 101 lovely low carb lunch ideas

    by Penina
    by Penina

    I love a great donut or pizza roll. Such morsels give me an instant energy boost and a quick ‘happiness’ hit. Unfortunately, about 10 minutes after my little carb indulgence I am left feeling somewhat comatose and I have a lower mood than when I started. For this reason, I have a love-hate relationship with…

  • FeaturedLatest

    25 budget smoothies for summer

    by Penina
    by Penina

    If you want to kick start 2015 with a heap of vitamins in your system try starting New Year’s morning off with a great Kale smoothie! This humble leafy vegetable is packed with a surprising amount of goodness. Plus – if you happen to have a hangover on New Years Day – these smoothies also…

  • Cushions are key to any holiday home décor project. Whether you are popping on a cardigan to keep warm (would you believe I did this in summer here in Melbourne last night?) or frolicking on a beach with the kids, spending time during a seasonal holiday period spicing up your home with some cute décor…

  • Insurance

    8 cheerful tips for cheaper health insurance

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Guest Post: With 2015 just around the corner, it’s a great time to review your health insurance situation. Even if you’ve had a policy for years, you may be missing out on ways to cut back on your premiums without compromising your level of cover. Here are eight hot holiday tips for getting the most…

  • I love my food there’s no doubt about it. I’m the chick at the Christmas party standing near the platter of dips, chips and crackers just going for it. Then there are those puddings. Actually, I’m not much of a sweet tooth day-to-day. But at Christmas I change into a dessert- devouring maniac. There’s something about…

  • Mortgages & Loans

    Which mortgage is right for you?

    by Penina
    by Penina

    The number and types of mortgages out there are enough to send any would-be homebuyer around the bend. Personally, I’d rather sit by a pool sipping a Penina-colada than spend my precious time investigating the best mortgages and types and how to find ‘em. It’s a good thing I’ve got a nice bunch of experts…