Friday, 10 January 2014

Win a $100 Gift Voucher for

Hands up if one of your new years resolutions is to finally get that 'something' done around your home? It may be to get a gardener in to tame that backyard reminiscent of an African Jungle? Or a painter in to finally paint that 90's themed peach bathroom?! In my case, I should have both hands up, as we are planning to embark on yet another (this will be our second) major extension to our home later on in the year.
Well if you have the need for a service at your place (or workplace), then you are going to love this giveaway thanks to
So what exactly is Oneflare? is Australia's leading local services marketplace that connections Australians with over 37,000 businesses across the country. 
Oneflare takes the hard work out of connecting you with trustworthy local businesses, saving you both time and money. The Oneflare Service Providers are checked for licences, insurance and qualifications, so you'll know that you are in safe hands with each and every job they help you out with. They even offer up a Oneflare Guarantee, whereby if something should go wrong with your job, they will pay you $500 to set things right - how is that for extra peace of mind?
So how does it work?
1. Simply post a job that you need done - this is free!
2. You will then receive 5 competitive quotes from businesses interested in your work. This will also include the Business profile, verification status and past customer reviews
3. You simply hire the best!
Sounds so easy doesn't it compared to the days of trawling the Yellow Pages or the Local Newspaper calling every Tom, Dick and Harry?!
Oneflare have also recently launched Oneflare Scrapbooks to help Aussies plan and build their dream homes, and also find the right trade professionals to build it - all on one website. It is an exciting new tool that helps individuals find and collect inspiring photos of their favourite home design, ideas and improvements. And of course, just like finding a local service on Oneflare, it's easy to use and best of all free!
Now to get you started on your own service needs, Oneflare is giving away a $100 voucher to one lucky Utterly Organised reader, that can be spent on any of the hundreds of services through A cleaner (yes please!!), removalist, gardener or even an interior designer - the list goes on!  

Entry is below via Rafflecopter...

a Rafflecopter giveaway
- The giveaway will be hosted by Rafflecopter and is open to Australian residents only
- The announcement of the lucky winner will be made on the Utterly Organised Facebook Page
- The lucky winner will have 5 days to contact Utterly Organised and claim their prize
- Failure to claim prize within designated period will result in another winner being drawn
- $100.00 gift voucher is only redeemable on Oneflare for the specified amount and for one single use only
- Entrants must like the Utterly Organised and Oneflare Facebook Pages
- Any questions on the competition can be directed to

Good luck everyone - I would love for you to drop me a comment below to tell me exactly what you would do with this voucher...

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

My secret to making our Kitchen smell & look divine!!

I recently had a friend over for coffee, who entered my kitchen and asked if I had been baking. I gave her a rather confused face (as I hadn't made much more than a sandwich this particular day). It then dawned on me that what she had mistaken for cupcakes was in fact this.....
Once I let my friend in on the secret on what was giving her the impression of freshly baked goods, she immediately left my house and stopped en route to her local Woolies to pick up a bottle!
I later got a text from her saying just how amazing this stuff had made her kitchen look and smell and insisting that I share with my lovely readers, so here it goes!
Though I cannot take all the credit, I first got on to this product from the gorgeous Clare from The Home She Made and have been an addict ever since!
This product is available just at Woolies (as far as I know) and is around the $4.00 mark. I use this product every few days (alternating with my Method cleaners) and the smell still lingers (in a great way!). Definitely worth trying if you like a gleaming kitchen that smells just like vanilla cupcakes. Mmmm..... 
More information on the product can be found over at the manufacturers website here.
Tried it? Love it? Love to know what you think?
PS: This is not a sponsored review, I am just a fan happy to spread the joy!!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

How my New Years Resolutions for 2013 went...

In so many ways this year has gone super slow - being stuck sick in bed with hyperemesis for 5 months will do that to you! But in so many other ways, 2013 just flew by and I cannot believe that in under a month we will welcome another little bundle of joy in our home (and boy I cannot wait to not feel sick each day!!).
Last year I sat down and nutted out my top 4 New Years resolutions which you can read about here.
I am so glad that I popped these up on the blog, so I can look back and reflect on how well I went (or didn't) meeting these goals during the year...
1. Stop Biting My Nails
BIG fail here. I did manage to stop while I was so sick during this pregnancy and had talons that looked like they were the work of an acrylic nail technician!! However sadly these were short lived and my badly bitten nails are back..
2. Get Healthy
I started out the year really well here with introducing more 'clean' recipes in to our home and was doing well with my exercise.
However the pregnancy and the severe sickness has done nothing for this healthy diet and I find myself (even still) needing sugar, sugar and more sugar to stop myself feeling sick each day during this pregnancy.
As for exercise, I have been lucky if I can even walk to our letterbox most days because I still feel very ordinary.
3. House Project Completion
I had earmarked two projects for around the home in 2013, converting Mr B's nursery in to a Toddler Room and converting our spare room in to a Playroom.
Just as soon as I had completed Mr B's Toddler Room conversion, I discovered that I was pregnant (yay!!) and therefore planning a 'Big Boy Room' instead.
The Playroom Set up was completed but has now been moved to our Family Room area to make way for the nursery for #2.
Both projects will be on the blog in the New year!
4. Continue Building my Events Business
Unfortunately the pregnancy meant that I wasn't able to do as much as I had of liked with my little business Utterly Organised Events.
However looking over the records for the year, we assisted with 117 different events during the year which was just amazing!! I definitely couldn't have done it without my hubby who was amazing packing up orders and helping clients when I wasn't well enough to even be able to shower!
So that is how I went with my resolutions for 2013, I definitely didn't achieve as much as I had hoped but what is more important that building a baby?!! What about you? Did you manage to succeed at your resolutions for the year?
Time for me to sit down and plan out what I hope to achieve in 2014...
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