I’m Back!

Moreton Island

It’s been a while since I last blogged, and to be honest I haven’t really felt like it lately. I think it was a combination of being busy and getting burnt out with blogging. I’ve been a bit intimidated by all the blogs out there that have beautiful photos of beautiful food, and the bloggers who are super-organised and running businesses.

One of my favourite bloggers, The Frugal Girl always says “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good“. So, from now on I may be posting on a strange schedule and my food may not look absolutely amazing, but it will still definitely taste good! That’s who I am and it’s definitely better than not posting at all!

So here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Working on my thesis corrections. I have finally finished these and if all goes according to plan, I should be wearing one of these silly hats in December.

Looking for a job for next year.

Spending the G20 weekend far away from Brisbane, camping on the beautiful Moreton Island (above).

Starting a hiking group for people who are under 40, because there isn’t really hiking opportunities for young(er) people in Brisbane.

Winning the homebrew competition at my uni. I get to keep the golden (cardboard) trophy on my desk for a whole year!

Sampling a box of goodies I received free from PureHarvest. I will be sharing a recipe and a giveaway in the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.

Ordering stuff from iHerb: a new hairbrush, cod liver oil, peppermint essential oil (for homemade toothpaste), red clay (for face masks) and dental floss. I love iHerb because they have good prices AND reasonable shipping to Australia, which is rare. If you’d like to give them a go, you can use the code MCC437 to get $10 off your first order, plus they have 10% off any order over $40 until the end of November!

Cleaning out and organising the pantry so that I can start to eat from it to save money (there will be a post on that soon as well).

Relearning my French from school (after 12 years!) and trying to learn Spanish using DuoLingo, which is a fantastic free app with no annoying ads. If you’re interested in learning a language, check it out (this is not sponsored, I just think it is so cool).

Completing lots of market research surveys for extra cash because money has been tight.

What have you been up to lately?

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Comments

  1. Glad to hear from you, Liz. I think we all get tired of blogging then and again. I know I do. I also wonder how different people do what they do. For instance, how you have such a varied menu. Anyway, just check in sometimes and tell us what you’re up to. We all want to know.

    • Thanks Live and Learn 🙂 I like seeing what other people do as well, and I need to get back into the habit of reading all my favourite blogs again.

  2. Yay!!! You’re back! Welcome. 🙂

  3. Glad you’re back! I am back too. Life gets in the way, that is not a bad thing.

  4. EcoCatLady says:

    Welcome back! “Busy” sounds like a bit of an understatement with all the stuff you’ve listed.

    I wholeheartedly support the haphazard approach to blogging. The way I see it, our lives are already full of WAY too many scheduling demands, so imposing any more on ourselves is just silly.

    And, BTW, I have always LOVED your food photos. Your meals always look delicious to me, and the fact that the photos look real instead of staged makes it seem like you’re a real person rather than some sort of unapproachable foodie goddess!

    • Thanks Cat 🙂 I’m glad you like my food photos, they will definitely be continuing (and if you happen to have Instagram you can see even more of them on there, hint hint). Haphazard blogging is definitely better than not blogging at all, plus it takes the stress away from it.

  5. Hi Liz, Glad you are back! Congrats on finishing the last touches on your thesis!

  6. Glad your back! I love your food and pictures! It’s actually my favorite because it’s a plate that looks fillling, most bloggers pictures have a plate that has such tiny portions for my hungry family 🙂

  7. After a week of grey weather and endless snow, I am enjoying looking at your gorgeous vacation photo–sometimes I need to be reminded that blue skies and beautiful water do still exist!

    I enjoy your blog for your content and your upbeat spirit. Plus, it’s fun to feel like I have a “friend” in Australia. Do what works for you blog-wise and don’t worry about fancy-schmancy–it seems like you have a loyal core group who enjoy popping in for a visit. 🙂

  8. a good checklist – so varied. Congrats on the thesis ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, what a huge achievement. And cleaning out the pantry – mine is in dire need of this. So messy, so annoying 😉

  9. Yay! Welcome back! I am absolutely going to look at DuoLingo – I speak French too but want to pick up Spanish!

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