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Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters


Know you who are: live like it matters, is a christian filled book written by a former professional American football quarterback and current professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organisation, Tim Tebow. It is a ‘homeschoolers interactive guide to discovering your true identity.’

“Tim Tebow played college football for the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and spent two seasons with the team. He also played for the New York Jets in 2012. Additionally, he had pre-season stints with the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and 2015 respectively. In 2016, Tebow announced he would pursue a career in professional baseball and signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on September 8.”  Source: Wikipedia

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In Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters, he shares the wisdom he’s learned—not from what the world says, but from what God says in His Word.

There are 36 sessions that Tim shares with you to share his deep-rooted faith with those that need just a little encouragement, and want the need of a purpose-filled life.

Tim’s Guide has 4 Parts with 9 Lessons in Each part

Part 1: Who Are You? (Learning about the source of your identity)
Part 2: Don’t Sweat It; God’s Got It (You’ll uncover guidance when the going in life gets tough)
Part 3: Others Matter (Relationships are important.)
Part 4: Live Bigger (Learning why and how to live in a way that impacts eternity.)

Topics include:

* Building godly character
* Maintaining great relationships
* Standing out from the crowd
* Doing things that matter in the big picture

but we are going to cover only the following which is Part 1 of the book, on asking a simple question.

Before we get started with Part 1, here is a note from Tim:

“You and I have something in common. We may share similar traits I don’t know about, but here’s what I do know: I was homeschooled, just like you! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate my parents for making a personal investment in my education. One of the things I loved about being homeschooled was being able to focus on the things I was passionate about and how much time it left for things I loved, like sports and exercise.

Here’s something you may not know: my mom and dad decided to homeschool my two brothers, my two sisters, and me before people even knew what homeschooling meant. At the time, some people thought they were nuts. Some wondered if homeschooling was evenlegal! But despite the challenges they faced, it was worth it. Mom and Dad’s careful and thoughtful instruction helped educate my siblings and me. Each one of us was even blessed to receive a college scholarship!

I know being homeschooled may not be the easiest thing in the world, so I wanted to write a book just for you. I’d like to encourage you in your studies by offering some lessons I’ve learned in my personal journey, lessons I want you to be a part of. I want this book to be about you: digging deep to find out who you are and what that means in real life.

You may or may not know this already, but writing is powerful. In fact, an esteemed professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin studied the impact of journaling. Through a handfulof studies, this expert found that expressive writing in a personal and meaningful way positively impacts health, well-being, and self-development. It can put us in a better mood. It can help us process tough situations. It can challenge us to make good changes. It can pave the way for a more impactful future.

Knowing how journaling can be a great tool for self-reflection, I decided to write Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters. just for homeschool students. You may think you don’t like writing or that it doesn’t come easy for you. That’s okay! As we travel together through the course of this book, writing will become easier. And you may even discover it’s one of your passions!

Here’s what you’ll find in the following pages. Each week for the next thirty-six weeks, I offer a verse from the Bible and a lesson that helps illustrate that verse. Each teaching ends with a section titled “In Your Own Words.” This is your opportunity to reflect on what you’ve learned. You can connect what I talk about with what’s going on in your life. Use my questions as prompts to fuel your thoughts.”

Continue reading “Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters”

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7 Habits of Women with Great Skin


You have probably heard people say that someone “just has good skin”, but the truth is that behind that seemingly perfect, smooth skin is a stable, well-balanced skin routine and self-care, without which, no matter how good your genetics, you wouldn’t be able to have good skin. So, let’s see what are the seven most important steps to having a flawless skin routine.

1. Cleanse

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The most important part of any skin routine is to first get rid of any impurities that have collected in your pores and on the surface of your skin during the day or while you were sleeping. Use a gentle cleanser like the Clarins cleansing milk to remove impurities without being too hard on your gentle skin.

2. Choose your cosmetics carefully

We live in the day and age when most of the things we use every day are filled with all sorts of chemicals. But for certain things, like the food we eat or the products we apply to our skin, we want to make extra sure that they’re as natural as possible, to give us the best results. Organic, all natural brands like Tammy Fender are great options and they will give you the best results, while also not hurting our planet.

3. Get enough sleep

Many of us lead active, non-stop lifestyles, and are often left having to compensate for that fact, like taking supplements because we don’t have time to eat or putting concealer on the bags under our eyes because we didn’t get enough sleep. But the truth is, there is no product in the world that can do for us all the things that a full night’s sleep can do. It will not only replenish our energy, but give our skin time to recover and rest.

4. Apply sun protection

Everyone likes to put on a tan, but if you’re not careful, you can seriously damage your skin just by being in the sun. Let’s break it down: the vitamin that you get from the sun is great – not just for your skin, but for your whole body. However, the sun is not what it used to be, and the rays are now more harmful than ever. This is why it’s extremely important to use a product with the high SPF, every single day. Use a primer like Nars multi-protect, or apply sunscreen during your makeup routine.

5. Hydrate

For glowing skin, it is crucial to be well hydrated, inside and out. Hydrated skin has more elasticity, fewer wrinkles and its own special glow. There are two main things you should do: First, drink a lot of water. The 8 cups per day are just a minimum, so make sure you carry a water bottle around with you and drink whenever you feel thirsty. Secondly, you should always be using a good hydration cream. Products like The Body Shop’s Nourishing night cream are great to put on before you go to bed, while lighter options like Estee Lauder’s Daywear is the perfect thing to apply in the morning before putting on makeup.

6. Regular treatments

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Having a daily routine is important, but sometimes our skin requires extra care. Consider making it a part of your monthly or quarterly routine to go to a professional cosmetician for a treatment of your choice that will improve your skin and give it a boost. But for a more regular schedule, getting a good scrub like the Cosmedix Purity Detox scrub will allow you to exfoliate your skin more frequently. Make sure you don’t do it more than every third day, because you risk taking off too much of the top layer, and always follow the instructions on the product.

7. Healthy habits

It’s no secret that beauty comes from within, and the same goes for health. If you practice healthy habits, eat a balanced diet, drink lots of water and exercise regularly, your skin will show the glow and radiance of health. Avoid eating oily and greasy food, since it can clog your pores; and avoid dehydration to keep your skin glowing.

Of course, some skin types are prone to acne and other blemishes, but as long as you are doing everything in your power to have healthy, happy skin, you can show it off to the world and be proud of it.

Amy Mia Goldsmith

Lifestyle Blogger

Amy is a regular contributor to Highstylife.com and elegantluxelife.com

And has also contributed to a number of publications including Stuartsays.com, Sifascorner.com polishedpolyglot.com and glitzandglamourmakeup.co.uk

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Some Essential Details about the Security and Alarm Systems


One of the most important jobs one needs to do is to make sure the house has proper alarm and security system. The crime is increasing with every passing day. Thus, it is of utmost importance to make sure the home is protected properly from intruders. With the advancement of technology, the commonly used electric alarm have become backdated and can be bypassed easily.

Types of systems

Numerous advanced alarm and security system are available in the market. The common types are explained below.

Monitored Alarm System: They are enhanced and advanced versions of the local electric alarm system. They tend to have connection to the monitoring services along with the alarms. Firstly, if any unusual behavior is identified the agents call to identify whether the alert was a real one or a false alert. Here, the monitoring authorities only send the alert to the concerned persons who would come to the spot within minutes. The other things such as fire or carbon monoxide level are also monitored keeping in mind the safety of the family.

Smoke Alarm System: The smoke alarm system commonly guards against the house from any kind of fire and smoke. They usually contain hardwired or wireless smoke detectors along with strobe lights. A complete fire alarm system can also be installed, which would contain a sprinkler system, a heat detector, as well as a smoke detector.

Burglar alarm system: The most common type of alarm systems is installed in the household. It is fitted along with the doors, windows sensors, and motion detectors. If the sensors are tripped in any manner immediately, an alarm is sent, which starts a loud sound, which in turn alerts the neighborhood. They are controlled by a keypad, which is located centrally.

Medical alarm system: Here, there is an emergency button on the keypad of the home security system. Pressing the button would alert the central security organization, which would in turn inform the concerned doctors. This is absolutely a delight, especially for elderly people who stay alone.

Critical alarm system: This type of alarm system would protect the house against leaks, which usually remain undetected as long as it does not do huge damage. This type of system would protect the house from higher damage. It can monitor the plumbing and heating system when the house is empty. It would inform the concerned personals if a pipe burst or any kind of leakage occurs.

Different processes of installation

Before installation of the alarm and security system for home, it is important to be completely aware of the entire installation process. The process of installation usually depends on what type of system you prefer to install. The common installation processes are explained below.

DIY (Do it yourself) installation process: In this process, the homemaker is in full control. It is completely his decision about the devices and sensors that would be installed. Usually, these processes are simple and do not require complex wirings. It usually takes about an hour to complete the entire process. However, it is important to do a thorough research about the process so that the homemaker is not stuck in between. It is better to get in touch with the professionals if the homemaker messes in between and is not aware of the next step.

Professional installation: Here, the homemaker can relax throughout the entire process, since the experienced professionals take responsibility of the complete process. They would firstly examine the existing wiring and entire layout of the house. They would take the entire responsibility if anything goes wrong and would not be paid until they fix it completely.

Kate Westall

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10 ways to practice self-care PLUS a Book Giveaway!


When was the last time you did something JUST for yourself?

Has your daily routine been too much and you just need time to learn to relax ?

I have been longing to do this post for a very long time. Not only did someone recommend it, But I have been wanting to come up with ideas and tips for a life filled with mindfulness, peacefulness and serenity. The things that create a time for spending some “you” time. At the end of the day I almost (daily) spend some “me” time.

I get home and pop the kettle on, and just do things to let myself rejuvenate, and renew my mind so that I can sleep better and smash the next day.

The following may work for you, may not, but I have not only researched, but put together my own ideas to cultivate building-blocks of self-care. This is not just something you try and do once and then just forget and get on with a busy hectic eventful life. You need to do these things consistently if you want to have a healthy, mental and physical well-being.

Here are some tips to go by that I think will benefit you in the long haul if you’re a busy person, (Mum, Wife, Entrepeneur, Business Woman, Full-time worker):

1. Listen to classical music or any easy listening (evening) type of music!

I recommend Jackie Evancho, Andre Rieu’, Kathleen Battle, Greta Bradman, Katherine Jenkins and composers like Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven. I trained as a classical music pianist for 8 years, so classical music is my escape. That’s why I basically put it as number One! But if you don’t particularly like classical music, whatever kind of music you think is relaxing for you!

2. Book a massage 💆🏼 or an ultimate day spa in Perth. Or a Luxurious Pamper Package at a High End Day Spa. 

 

 

3.Read a novel such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, or an inspirational/motivational book to get even more ideas on looking after yourself.

4. Breathe – Sit on your bed (or even lay) and concentrate on your breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly, feeling and making sure you are relaxed.

5. Try a different kind of tea – Opt for herbal green, or chamomile tea is also known as a relaxant.

 

6. Another idea is to just lie on your bed for five minutes and close your eyes. Not necessarily taking a nap, although a power snooze for 5 minutes is excellent! I just think lying there and closing your eyes is a time to renew.

7. Organise a Girls Getaway to escape, relax and indulge……

8. Create your own aromatherapy without the expensive candles with Little Finch Candle and Co.

 

 

Some oils to use can be the Aromachologie Relaxing Essential Oil Blend which is only $25 through L’Occitane which is a great lavender oil to soothe yourself and create a healthier you. For some more ideas on oils visit my Doterra Party page and get an idea of what oils would be your favourite or type.

9. Make a cup of tea and pull out a chick flick! Something like “The other woman” with Cameron Diaz is a laugh! Or “How to lose a guy in 10 days” even if you’ve watched it 100 times like me! To me it is a classic! And will always be a favourite!

 

10. Be selfish. Not in the wrong way, but do that one thing today just because it makes you happy. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do and something stopped you from pursuing it, I say, GO FOR IT! If you have that gut instinct feeling about pursuing a career, going in a different direction in life, changing courses, then, one thing I always have believed is “Trust your gut!!!!!!”

I am a firm believer in self-care, and am learning new and more ideas from other bloggers who love to post things similar.

Another idea is to have an early nights sleep. That’s always been a top tip!

Go shopping.

Priceline has a fantastic product from Essano which is a Rosehip Certified Organic Mist Toner which is enriched with Kakadu Plum and Green Tea. I only got it for $10.39.

Tonight I sprayed it on after putting on my night cream and it is just soooo soothing and refreshing. I feel it doing wonders! It’s more of a day spray to hydrate your skin but it’s still nice to spray on before bedtime.

This time I am doing a giveaway. If you comment your favourite tip and why, you will receive this delicious story of a book!

❤️
Exquisite Emmalisa

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How to survive as a girl in the men’s world


featuredThere is a double standard, obviously. We have all either experienced it, or have seen it. There is a deep-set of cultural, psychological views that are manifest through this double standard… Some of these attitudes persist, and if they persist in as open, and in many ways transformational society as ours is in the 21st century, you know how deep they are.

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 What Mrs Hillary has so relevantly observed (see the quote above) stands strong and true as a modern-day Antigona caught in the winds of gender disputes. However, not all gender battles have to turn into wars; some of them may as well be competitive skirmishes leading into a joined future filled with tolerance, respect and love.

What needs to happen in both girls’ and boys’ worlds is that they need to become aware of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and instead of using them as weapons to conquer one another, they should use them to build stronger and more meaningful relationships. And, in this togetherness, they both need to put their guards down a little.

This time around, we’re talking about some key points that will help girls fit into the boys’ world (and maybe even love it in the process):

Continue reading “How to survive as a girl in the men’s world”

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Homemaking tips to simplify your life!


What makes a happy home and a home happy?

“At the heart of any happy home is some one who is content bearing the fruit of love, joy, warmth and life in rich abundance.”

1. You are the centre of your home.

Married or single, you are the heart of your home! 

Create a sanctuary where it feels homey.

How do I get organised at home you ask? 

The Inspired Room is a great website to help you in organising and cleaning your house. 

2. You are the comfort of your home.

This means you have the accountability of sheltering your cherished family. There are things you can do as a mother to keep, protect and teach your children. 

I’ve always thought a housewife or Mum has the biggest job than anyone because your considered to be multiple things! 

3. You are the adornment of your home! 

Decorate your room with your favourite theme.

For example, I have created a “Royal” theme for my bedroom, because I have grown a fondness for the royal family, and like to keep a theme. My quilt is a Princess ivory quilt from Spotlight and when I move I will put up my three letters from the royals to keep the theme! 

Here is an example of a “Paris” themed room!!!! 

There are numbers of blogs on homemaking tips and advice!

I like the Small Notebook blog for basic tips on simplifying your home and space! 

They say “Life is more simple with less stuff” and I wish I heeded to this because my room is cluttered with books, DVDS, and magazines! Sometimes I just can’t help myself! I like to have a clean room but then again I like my STUFF!!!!! 

I need to heed to Holding onto sentimental things to understand how to simplify my things! This is a great article on choosing the right things to keep in your room. I’m sure you will love it!

I also like:

How to decorate your apartment to feel less temporary and more like home

I love to decorate and put things around the house to make it look pretty!!! 


I love this quote: 

Homemaking isn’t about creating the perfect space, it’s about creating a space that feels like home.

It’s about creating a peaceful haven. I just got back from Queensland, and it was so nice to be back to my OWN bed and familiar surroundings. 

It is good to keep good homemaking and organisational skills to essentially live a better life! I find that once I have vaccummed and added fresh flowers that it leaves such a great feel to the place! 

I love the idea of homemaking and creating a haven where I spend most of my time! You need to create a space where you can breathe, live and love! 

Your family would appreciate what you do in your home, and how you do things will reflect. 

I have always said, your character reflects in your bedroom”….. Or something along those lines! 

What theme you choose says a lot about your character as well! 

I bought my white bed from IKEA which is an excellent website for choosing furniture and designing your room! IKEA home furnishings is great to tour inside the store, and get ideas for designing your bedroom, living room or kitchen! 


Also, Here is 150 beautiful designer bedrooms to inspire you which helps you choose the right wallpaper, curtains, mirrors, etc!

I have vertical blinds currently and do not like them! I don’t think they reflect my character….. I like the idea of Austrian curtains as its more cozier and adds warmth! 


To me, a house is not a home without the people in it, literature, furnishings, and laughter! 

So, create your home with some of these homemaking tips and start simplifying!

You will feel a lot better after you do!

❤️🎀❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa 

Have you had a look around your house and seen that anything needs improving?

Do you love to decorate like I do? 

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Fortnum & Mason Favourites


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I have come across a few favourites……. Well, ALOT actually……

I couldn’t help myself but google Fortnum and Mason today. It has been a dream the past couple of years to visit London, and enjoy a high-tea there. It is on my LIST! I haven’t visited London just yet, but I know that I will get there one day! There is something about that place, coffee shops, museums, art galleries, bookshops, and so much MORE!!!! I enjoy watching “Ladies of London” every now and then too.

Find here a number of items I found on F&M’s website – ROYAL COLLECTION

I am in LOVE with this pink mug, Halycon Days Her Majesty The Queens 90th Birthday Mug in Pink

QUEENS 90th PINK MUG

Halycon Days is a London brand. It is an English fine bone china mug that is finished with an intricate trellis design. Featuring a wreath of golden flourishes that frames the inscription ‘In Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 21st April 2016’, this mug makes a wonderful addition to any home.

I am LOVING the GIFT section. They have a WIDE range of Bath and Body, Skincare, Handbags and purses, fragrances, jewellery, scarfs, flowers, tea, china and silverware, and hampers! There is so much to shop!!!!

There are TWO kinds of tea that I want to buy.

Queen Anne Blend Tea

Created in 1907, this popular blend is named after the monarch who was on the throne in the year that Fortnum & Mason actually began. The smooth blend of carefully selected TGFOP Assam and Ceylon FBOP teas produces a strong, smooth tea that is refreshing at any time of day.

QUEEN ANNE BLEND TEA

 

Royal Blend Tea

This luxury tea is classic. It has ceylon and assam. It was actually first blended for King Edward VII in the summer of 1902, Royal Blend has been popular ever since for its smooth, almost honey-like flavour.

ROYAL BLEND TEA

There is also a tea towel that I absolutely ADORE!

It is ‘Her Majesty The Queens 90th Birthday Tea Towel

This beautifully designed tea towel commemorates The Queen’s 90th in true royal fashion. Made in the UK from 100% cotton, this tea towel is finished in royal blue and features an inscription celebrating the UK’s longest reigning monarch.

QUEENS 90th TOWEL

and of course, I want to get a bag that represents……

F&M BAG

They even have a lunch box you can buy!!!!

So that’s just a few to add to my ever-growing list on what to buy. I think that when I DO get to London, I will probably need just about ten grand!!!!

Harrods and Selfridges here I come!!!! World-class shopping is EVERYTHING.

Harrods has Chanel Cosmetics such as the Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base. The velvety finish of this light cream-gel bronzer leaves your skin with a beautiful sun-bathed look. Wear it on its own, or for a hint of outdoors radiance, over or under your favourite CHANEL foundation.

CHANEL BRONZER

 

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HARRODS AT NIGHT

 

HARRODS:

87-135 Brompton Road

Knightsbridge, LONDON

Opening hours:

Monday through to Saturday: 10am – 9PM

Sunday: 11:30 – 6PM

And Selfridges also has Chanel, along with NARS, MAC, Christian Loubiton, Tom Ford and Charlotte Tilbury, Giorgio Armani and so much MORE!!!!

Exclusive to Selfridges, they have THE ESTEE EDIT BY ESTEE LAUDER
Flash illuminator 25m

FLASH ILLUMINATOR

Estée Lauder Flash Illuminator instantly highlights skin and provides nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, the moisture magnet. Lightweight and non-sticky, this balm glides effortlessly over skin for a baby-soft finish, while its blend of micro-fine pearls ensures extra luminosity. Wear alone to highlight, strobe, blush or shade, or mix in with your foundation for a super sexy all-over-glow.

You can also find it on the Sephora website for $28.

 

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Selfridges & Co
400 Oxford Street
London
W1A 1AB

OPENING HOURS

Monday 9.30 – 22.00
Tuesday 9.30 – 22.00
Wednesday 9.30 – 22.00
Thursday 9.30 – 22.00
Friday 9.30 – 22.00
Saturday 9.30 – 22.00
Sunday 11.30 – 18.00

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Exquisite Emmalisa

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Cosmopolitan and City


Ok. I must admit it. I felt like I was losing a bit of spark in my life,….. Or my personality…. Whichever….. I felt like the joy that I mentioned in my previous blog was actually going away. Which I DO NOT want!!!!! 
I had so much joy and excitement in Melbourne when socialising with people, that when I moved to a smaller and isolated place I felt I was becoming dull. 

Driving to Perth I was thinking about this…… Well, dwelling on it and the feeling of adventure propped up within me!!!!!! The excitement is coming back again!!! Slowly, slowly…..


A friend in Melbourne once told me that I was never too short of words…. I felt like I was losing that too and I KEEP thinking about the time she said that to me. I ask myself, am I still like that!?

Is it leaving me? I want to still be a breath of fresh air wherever I go! Whether I am storytelling or giving my life story, I want to be consistent and on a balanced level and I don’t want it to go away.

Well, I get excited when going to Perth……. Because it’s a major city. The buzz of the city life. It’s what GIVES me that buzz, and I love and enjoy talking with city people. 

Don’t get me wrong, I am starting to enjoy the country too. I like the balance of city and country. If I could choose just one, …….. It would be the city!!!!! Just the sound of trams dinging by, the rush of shopping, and going places, it’s such a thrill!!!!!! And that’s what bursts me with excitement!!!!!!! 

I miss the old GPO in Melbourne, which is now H&M and the Bourke street mall….. David Jones and Myer….. Walking down the mall or Melbourne Central in Italian Leather Boots and an Armani jacket and a pink Oroton bag….. Yep, I will always be a city girl at heart. It’s just IN me. 

I feel like I could write a novel on a city chick in Melbourne….. Something similar to Carrie Bradshaw….. Without the sex talk. I wonder what it would be like if I wrote about a Footscray girl….. Well, that would be me. I am sure I can come up with a story or two! I know all about Footscray life!!! Well, not so much anymore….. But I have a feel for the place and I feel I could come up with something definitely. Oooo a project to add to my life!!!!! 

If you ever end up being in Footscray, try Vittoria Cafe….. In the mall…. I had this dish called Salted Fish and Fried Rice, or something like that…. And I had it for lunch almost every day when I was working at Thomson Real Estate in 2013. Coffee there is good too! 

Also, try Cafe Cui…… Opposite the Footscray station….. Great new little possy!!! And they say they “bring New York to Melbourne”! 

I am sssooooo excited!!!!! Reiss will be opening up soon…. The British label and I can not tell you HOW excited I am….. Except that I’m not in Melbourne, but when I go in September this year, if it is open, it will be my FIRST stop!!!!! 

AND I will be looking for more RepliKates!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

So! What gives you a buzz!!??? What sort of things can you do to add excitement in your life!!???? 

❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa

Lifestyle, TRAVEL

Magnificent Mandurah


Arriving into Mandurah was just paradise…… It is a beach and village on the coast of WA south of Perth, Australia. Embarking on a three day journey felt like the most adventurous thing I had ever done since Port Douglas in 2013. Such a great start to the year!!!!

It was my first time EVER going on a house boat….. The boat had a name…… Abbey J….. Most boats had names and I liked the sound of “Lady Lorna”. There is a boat called “Quicksilver” with “Mandurah House Boats” which is where we hired ours from, which Quicksilver has a SPA in it!!!! I had my own bedroom and the boat was just comfy, spacious, and luxurious. We had access to television and could charge our phones. I made sure I took a book, Sophia, about a god daughter of Queen Victorias.

Sitting on deck with book in hand and a magnificent view was all I could not ask for more.

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We packed lots of food, snacks and stopped off at cafes and restaurants within the inlet. Where we stopped over night at the Pelicans Public Jetty we fed the seagulls, I indulged over a Mango Milkshake and my sisters had fun catching crabs!!!! My mum even caught a fish!

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On the third day, during the day we saw LOTS of dolphins!!!! It was ssooooo beautiful and they are such amazing creatures, they glided across the pristine water like they were the only ones there!! I was in AWE of them!!!
I took lots of photos with my Canon camera and got a few close ups……. One came RIGHT near the boat in front of me!!!!!

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The trip was full of much excitement and fun. My sisters know how to have a ball!!

So if you’re ever considering hiring a houseboat, don’t forget Mandurah has a range of boats to choose from!!! And who wouldn’t want the one with the spa!!!

❤❤❤

Exquisite Emmalisa

What’s the first thing you would like to do this year?

P.S. there are also videos on my Instagram page!!!

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Travels in Australia


I have been travelling through the South West of Western Australia all this week and I have been absolutely loving it!!!!

I finally visited Albany where my granny lived and went to the Memorial Service with some friends…. I traveled from Merredin to Albany with a lady called Judy Middleton and we had a blast on the drive on the way to there.

When we arrived at Albany we stayed at a motel called Sleep Well. Fairly good sized rooms and we drove all over Albany. On the day of the Memorial Service I visited a church, St Johns and the step into the church was dedicated to an ancestor of mine!! Albany holds a very special place in my heart and we also went to the National Anzac Centre where Prince Charles and Camilla will visit tomorrow. Sadly, I miss them, but I’m not totally shattered as one day I may get to meet them. There is a link with my family, the Spencer’s with them apparently but I’m still finding out more and more about my heritage.

Speaking of heritage, I visited Strawberry Hill Farm where Sir Richard Spencer settled. He is an ancestor of mine also, but sadly the tourist guide didn’t know the history of him much!!!! I am going to read my granny’s book, The Way to St. Werburghs when I get a chance. There is so much to learn and I am getting more and more fascinated by the minute!!!!

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Walking through the gardens was just magical, and I bought a Strawberry Hill Farm brochure that talks about the history of the dwelling.

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The rooms were quaint and there was quite a bit to explore!!! There were old machines in another room and the dining room was just exquisite.

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I totally recommend you to check out my “family home”!!! If you want to read more on the history of the Egerton-Warburtons, read the above named book that my granny, Dawn Crabb wrote. If you love history, this you will love!!!

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Exquisite Emmalisa

Have you ever visited a heritage site?