a good night’s sleep + giveaway

This is a sponsored post

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This will seem a little out of character for this space but I have to give you some background. See, I have a hot husband.

OK, so in truth, while he does have something Clooney-esque about his looks [he’s going to kill me!], he also runs at a temperature a little warmer than me.

And this invariably means me under the doona in the middle of summer after he’s turned the air-conditioning back on.

Did I mention I was also in my winter PJs?

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This is why when Lorraine Lea offered to send me one of their gel pillow pads to try, I hastily accepted. For him, not me.

It was the perfect item for him to try out and arrived with great timing smack bang after a few sleepless nights.

Nothing like putting it to the test.

And even my sometimes cynical friend had to admit it appeared to help after the first refreshing night’s sleep that week.

It’s really quite ingenious and simple. The gel pillow pad just slips inside your pillow slip with your pillow. It also comes in a mattress mat.

Made with anti-bacterial, non-toxic medical silica gel which is 85 per cent water to absorb the body’s heat, the gel pads are designed to give relief to fever, hot flushes or hot sleepers, or “hot husbands”.

So they are really quite useful to have on hand.

And while the Mr is enjoying the relief during the summer nights, I’m thinking it might come in handy for moi when those hot flushes start [I’m not getting any younger you know!]

So this is all about a good night’s sleep. How to ensure a good night’s sleep and why you should make sure you get one.

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Plus a little “get a good night’s sleep” giveaway!

I have a little package which includes a Lorraine Lea gel pillow pad, some chamomile tea, an eye mask and  some relaxing essential oils.

Just comment below with your best tip for a good night’s sleep to be in the running to win. Closes Saturday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day! Open to everyone but not all items can be shipped overseas.

[The giveaway is now closed]. Congratulations to Narelle Rock ~ wishing you a good night’s sleep!

The Gel Mattress Mat [$299] and Pillow Pad [$39] are available from Lorraine Lea and can be purchased by visiting the website or by calling 1800 641 089.


I was gifted this product in accordance with my disclosure policy

how to be popular this Easter

This post is a partnership with Baker’s Delight.

easter faves // hot cross buns

Like to join me for some afternoon tea.

The quickest way to make friends and influence people at Easter time ~ have a stash of hot cross buns on hand.

Young and old find it hard to resist a fresh hot cross bun at this time of year and if you’re not a fan of the spiced fruit kind, Baker’s Delight chocolate versions are sure to be a winner.

I shared my stash of hot cross buns at home, I had to hide some from the smalls to make them last, sent them out to family for the holidays and took some into work to share with my new workmates.

easter faves // hot cross buns

Now I think the buns are pretty tasty on their own. My favourite way is a few seconds in the microwave to make them warm and, in the case of the chocolate, a little bit gooey.

But the fruit ones get an extra lift with a dab of lemon curd while the youngest is partial to a smear of jam on practically anything and caramel sauce goes with everything.

What I love is they keep well in the freezer, so I’m putting some away for the smalls for then get home after spending a few days with grandparents and extended family over the Easter break.

easter faves // hot cross buns

But if you do happen to have a surplus at the end of Easter, I’ve scouted at five different ways to spice up your life with hot cross buns:

How do you like your hot cross buns?

I was given a basket of treats from Baker’s Delight to prepare this post.

 

 

who doesn’t want a bit of romance? [giveaway]

This is a collaboration with Bookworld

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 I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn’t marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels. ~ Nicholas Sparks

I think that most of us that have been with a significant other for any length of time can probably relate to Nick there.

Not to confuse love with romance but who doesn’t want to be unexpectedly swept off their feet every now and then.

Although who I am kidding, flowers are nice but sometimes romance can be him doing the dishes while you catch up on the latest episode of The Block.

Luckily, romance can always be found within the pages of a good book. I’ve got to admit, I’m a sucker for those lovey-dovey titles where boy meets girl, boy annoys girl, girl flounces off, boy redeems himself, boy and girl meet happily ever after.

This week at Bookworld it’s Romance Week with specials on different books and genres all week. Check back each day for new titles.

Plus get an  extra 15% off romance titles with the code BW-ROMANCEWK.  Just sign up to be a Bookworld Citizen (free) plus there’s free shipping for all purchases.

The lovely people at Bookworld are also giving away a book pack worth $155 with a selection of new romance titles including a signed copy of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride.
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Just tell me what romance means to you. A grand sweeping gesture, surprise flowers, a proposal, or just something in the every day?

The fine print:
This giveaway is only open to Australian residents [sorry far-flung fans] and closes for entries on Monday, April 7 at 7pm. The winner will be contacted via email. If the winner does not reply to my email within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. Entries will be judged on merit and decision of the winner will be final.

 

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