The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #40

Ultimate Rabbit Hole #40

Hello friends! Happy Satur-yay! If you were to give your week a score out of 1-10, what would it be? I think mine would be a great eight. I got stuff done, had lots of fun and finally dusted off my counselling books. Anyways, Oreo Bunny and I are ready to hop on down into the Rabbit Hole, why don’t you join us?

Here in the southern hemisphere, we’re so close to summer I can almost taste it, so to celebrate National Pasta Day why not whip up one of these 21 summer pasta dishes, I promise you will be spoilt for choice.

Now I make no secret of my obsession with National Food Holidays and how keen I am to celebrate them, and if you share my enthusiasm, you might want to mark these dates on your calendar for the month of October. Forget the whole 30, this is the whole 31!

I learned everything I know about making scrambled eggs at McDonalds where I worked when I was at uni. My scrambled eggs are the business, but my poached eggs leave a little to be desired. Soon, I’ll be making poached eggs like a boss with this simple kitchen hack. There are no prizes for guessing what we’re having for breakfast this weekend.

Talking of prizes, please indulge me in a shameless spot of self promotion, because in case you missed it, I’ve got a giveaway going on and there are two fantabulous colouring books up for grabs. Colouring is good for you for so many reasons, one of which is that it helps us exercise mindfulness.

Now don’t be confused between mindfulness and mind full-ness, they are not the same things at all. If you have a busy brain like me, here are some great tips on how to spring clean your head space.

If colouring in pictures or clearing out your brain doesn’t do it for you, here are 12 simple ways to relieve stress without even getting out of your chair! Winning!

If you still feel a bit under par and are keen to feel a bit more chipper, check out these 16 ways to feel better in 5 minutes.

Do check out this lemon graphic because it could literally save your life. Checking your boobs is life saving work and this will have you boob checking like a boss. Self breast examinations are where it’s at, ladies. Let’s do it!

I’m forever trying to fine tune my morning routine, so if like me you need some help finding your groove every morning then you need these magic morning tips for starting your day right. They’re so simple, but so smart – even I can do them!

I collect cookie cutters and I am overjoyed when I get something to add to the collection (FYI I’m trying to build up a collection to rival Nigella’s) so I totally get people who want to collect all the things. Even little kids who want to collect a million (yes, you totally read that right) bread tags for a school project. Can you help them reach their goal?

Last week the Tutu Project stole my heart and this week it was a photography project that helps kids with disabilities see their inner superhero.  I think we all have a superhero inside of us, we just need to let it come out.

If you’ve got a good kitchen hack, please share, there’s no such thing as too many hacks! Do you collect anything? What do you do to feel better fast? Who’s your inner superhero? Hope your weekend is full of good stuff!

Every Saturday morning, we will open up the rabbit hole link up for bloggers to add their link list posts or even just their favourite post (if you are not of the link list kind) for the week.  Do try and pop along to say howdee to some of  the other lovely linkers. Link up here, over at Calm to Conniption, A Little Part of the World or My2Morrows. It doesn’t matter where you add your link because it will appear on all four blogs, as if by magic!  The link up will stay open until midnight the following Monday.

Be a smarty and join this linky party!

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  • I’m a sentimental hoarder so I collect a lot of things…at the moment I am a little obsessed with Christmas decorations! I’m getting in before the rush because I know in a couple of weeks there is going to be nothing left on the shelves. I clean or organise to make me feel better. It’s amazing at what one can do in 10 minutes ha ha. Will be back later to check out some amazing blog posts from the link up. Off for a walk with a friend and the kids. Have a fab weekend Sammie.

    • I collect Christmas decorations from other countries. It makes me so happy when I look at the tree and all the decorations and remember the adventures we had for each one! I hope you had a lovely walk and that your weekend is full of awesome x

  • My kitchen hack is to use scissors for cutting sandwiches and other items which may have previously needed a knife. I found this out the ‘hard way’ after hand surgery when I had little strength to apply to the knife. Now lots of pairs of scissors are part of my kitchen tools as I find them quicker and neater in many cases.

    • Yes, that’s a cracker, Denyse! My mum uses that one. We use scissors to cut pizza and just about anything else which is just as well because all our knives are totally blunt! I hope you had a lovely time in Sydders and have a glorious weekend! x

  • I don’t have any kitchen hacks, I’m a terrible cook! I’m amazed I’m managing to feed a toddler to be honest!

    I’ve learnt I should never check out your food links so early in the morning before breakfast…but of course I did anyway. Now I wouldn’t mind a cheesecake, or a caramel apple slice for brekkie, ha!

    Than you for the link up 🙂

    • Ah yes, surfing the interwebs before breakfast is a delicious but potentially dangerous idea! Hope you have an ace weekend!

  • Will definitely collect my bread tags for the next month! What a great school project!

    Thanks for another great link up!

  • merilyn

    thanks sam! … “and another one bites the dust!”
    Saturdays are coming around all too fast!
    lots of good stuff down the rabbit hole hun!
    yes, trying to do toss outs, clean ups and general overhauls!
    I always use scissors in the kitchen! as I am mrs scissor hands
    as ex hairdresser, if there is such a thing! … lol!
    enjoy your weekend! … much love m:)X

    • Ah yes, of course, the scissors are the tools of your trade. I’m general overhauling too, it’s so therapeutic! I hope you have a spectacular weekend! x

  • Thanks so much for sharing my poaching eggs hack, so simple isn’t it! I collect eggcups!! Will have to keep onto the bread tags now. Thanks so much for hosting lovely x

    • I’ve already made your eggs and they were magic! I would collect eggcups too, if I had one of your gorgeous hats for each of them! I bought some new London cookie cutters today, I can’t wait to put them to good use! Happy Weekend, lovely! xx

  • Simplify.Create

    That’s an impressive round up, as always. I did see a hack I shared on my blog FB page last night. Put potatoes in boiling water (can’t remember how long) then 5 seconds in ice water, and the skin slides right off. Apparently it’s the same for tomatoes.

    • Oh I knew about the tomatoes, but not the spuds! That’s a game changer! Hope you’re having a fantabulous weekend! xx

  • I can’t believe it is Saturday already . I am finding my only real go to kitchen tool are kitchen scissors . At 5 am in the morning when you have a toddler who wants to sit on the bench and help they are useful for cutting up frozen mango and fruit with one eye open . I love the photography project – such gorgeous photos x

    • I know, right? Where does the time go? I loved those photos so hard and am also a big fan of cutting everything with scissors. Happy Weekend! x

  • How small is this world of ours at times. Your post led me to the bread tag and bottle top collection initiative in South Africa for wheelchairs for the underprivileged. One of our schools did it a few years ago and I didn’t realize it was an ongoing initiative. A comment in the link in your post took me to the original initiative, then took some digging around the interwebs until I found a collection point a couple of streets away from my home. We have far too many plastic bottle tops that can get recycled again – thanks to your post 😉
    As for the poached egg link, I have never poached an egg always wondered how you do it, but that was not on my priority Google It list 😅 now I know and will be trying it real soon, maybe even this morning.
    Quite a productive morning considering I haven’t gotten out of bed as yet 😀
    Have a great weekend

    • Oh I’ve been thinking of you, Dianne and was going to email you! I love that about the bottle tops – what an awesome initiative and good on you for getting involved and being part of it! You’re a good egg, and you will have good eggs if you try that eggcellent hack. I tested it out and it’s just genius! Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

      • You are too kind Sammy, but thank you. I tried the poached egg hack yesterday morning and although they did not look Masterchef worthy, they sure tasted it and so easy. Has to be the easiest way to make eggs. Now I just have to work on my presentation skills which may take another lifetime 😅

  • I finally went and purchased one of the colouring books, only for it to be snapped up by my daughters. Will definitely be entering your giveaway.

  • How fabulous is Vicki’s poached egg hack! It’s revolutionary! I’m so doing it this weekend too.
    I’ll have to check out your fab giveaway. Too! 😊

  • Mines a kitchen/beauty hack! Left over avocado shells with avo goo inside as a face mask- PERFECT!

  • Can’t believe I was not aware of National Pasta Day. To be fair, I do celebrate it about every week!

  • I have been poaching eggs like a boss for years because my kids love them – but I had to teach myself. I’m totally trying this hack. I love anything I can do in a chair and I sometimes do my Mindfulness breathing and a quick meditation at my office job but people look at me strangely … And spring cleaning my head space? I SO need to do that.

    • You will love the hack. Anything that saves time at the stove is a win in my kitchen! Those spring cleaning headspace tips are ace – check them out! x

  • I’ve been stuffing my face silly over the weekend at Eat.Drink.Blog – I can’t wait to come back to this post and read through all your links.

    • I’ve been drooling over your pics from Eat. Drink.Blog and quite pea green with envy. It looks like you had a very delicious time!

  • Fleur @ Our Urban Box

    That poached egg hack has me! I am so trying that this weekend!

  • Tash from Gift Grapevine

    I’m always so impressed with you knowledge of national food holidays Sammie! I’m now also impressed that you collect cookie cutters. Do you have ninjabread men cutters? They are my favourites and always make me smile 🙂

    • Yes, I do have ninjabread men cutters and they’re right up there with my favourites! I’m such a geek, I have a calendar of National Food Days because the world would probably end if I missed one! 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigela

    Oh I didn’t realise that you have a massive cookie cutter collection Sammie! I receive lots of them from friends and family too and it’s so nice to think that they’re thinking of me when they are overseas. Do you have a favourite cutter?

    • The irony is I hardly ever use them! But I like to know they’re there if I do. My favourites are my shape of Australia cookie cutter and I just got some London ones at the weekend, with a double decker bus, a Buckingham Palace guard, Big Ben and of course, a brolly! I felt quite homesick! I can’t wait to use them! What’s your favourite!

  • I have a bit of a fear of poaching eggs. I always thought it was much harder than that?? What a GIF!
    That Superhero Project gave me goosebumps. Have a super duper week xx

    • I always put poached eggs in the too hard basket, until now that is. Now, I am poaching eggs like a boss! And yes, that superhero project – it warmed the cockles of my heart!

  • So much to love about this post but my favourite has to be the poached egg hack – I need every kitchen hack I can to even perform half decently so that’s priceless!

    • You would not believe how many poached eggs I’ve eaten since I discovered that hack, it’s just genius! I feel like a real life kitchen wizard!

  • Top links lady!! I have saved the summer pasta one. Pasta is my absolute favourite!! Yum yum! xx

  • Reading, working on my blog, and walking my dog are my favorite ways to feel better quickly. 🙂 Thank you for sharing the lemon graphic. I’ve book marked it. Two of my Aunts had breast cancer, so this is an important issue for me.

    • If I had a dog, I would always feel better 🙂 I’m pleased you found that lemon infographic helpful – when it comes to our health, knowledge really is power!

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