The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #79

Ultimate Rabbit Hole 61

Well, hello there!

I am so excited for the weekend! It’s been a big week here – big runs because Run Disney is only 4 weeks away, big excitement because we have a visitor from the mother country and because of said visitor, a big adventure to the Blue Mountains, albeit for one night only. Right now though,  I’m excited to hop on down and see what’s down the Rabbit Hole! Won’t you join me?

Before we get stuck in, can we just rewind to Thursday which was National Chocolate Chip Day. You only have to type “chocolate chip” into the search bar on this blog to see how much I love chocolate chips. Can I interest you in some Triple Chocolate Chickpea Cookies? (Yes, you totally heard that right!) Or maybe these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies will tickle your fancy? However, if you’re  in the mood for cake, you might want to try my All-in-One Chocolate Chip Cake. It’s full of yum!

The closer we get to Disney, the more we run. This weekend we ran a 6km, a 10km and a 16km on 3 consecutive days. Physically we felt a bit under par at the end of it, but mentally we were on good form. I’ve always maintained running helped me as much as any medical intervention during my cancer treatment, because it kept my body in good condition and my mind tip top… Exercise for mental health treatment is totally a thing.

Last week we talked about my theory that a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away. Well, that glass of wine just got some value added,  because did you know that scientists say a glass of wine before bed can help you lose weight? Clearly, I need to drink more wine!

Every time you open a cupboard in this house, you’re in danger of being trapped under a junk avalanche. Decluttering is top of our list of things to do when we get back from holiday. In the meantime, I’m bookmarking these 10 easy tips to instantly declutter your home. It looks so easy even I can do it!

Talking of decluttering… First, there was the digital detox and then there was the digital declutter. Yes, that’s a thing and a simple thing that will make more time in your day.

Still on the subject of more time, I definitely need that because I procrastinate like a boss. I totally put the “PRO” in procrastination  with procrastibaking and procrastifacebooking being my particular areas of expertise. What’s yours?

I am the ultimate lazy girl when it comes to washing my hair. There’s so much of it, the less I wash it, the happier I am. Dry shampoo is my new best friend, but I only just found out how easy it is to make my own. Check out these 3 DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes – too easy! And still on the subject of hair, check out these 10 hacks for hair happiness so every day will be a good hair day!

Four weeks until the big trip and I’m already thinking about packing. Eager much? I’m a serial over packer but at least I can encroach on some of David’s case space in the likely event that I run out of my own! In the meantime, I’ll contemplate this tips on how to avoid overpacking.

It wouldn’t be a real rabbit hole adventure, if I left you without a dog post and this one is a cracker. Check out these 7 doggy before-and-afters that will make your heart squirm… For realz! Biggie Smalls gets my vote. Who gets yours?

So tell me, are you in need of a digital declutter too? Are you a fan of dry shampoo? Are you an over packer too? Can you procrastinate like a boss? What’s the current state of your cupboards? What do you like to drink before bed? Tell me all the things and have yourself a very jolly weekend!

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. Please link only one post. This makes it fair for everyone and allows more posts to be read. Talking of reading, do try and pop along to say howdee to some of  the other lovely linkers. Link up here, over at Calm to Conniption or The Geeky Shopaholic. It doesn’t matter where you add your link because it will appear on all three blogs, as if by magic!  The link up will stay open until midnight the following Monday.

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  • LydiaCLee

    Very excited about your big trip!! As for the dry shampoo – I don’t really get that. I got sent some from LUSH so I will test it out. If any good I’ll let you know..

    • Oh dry shampoo is a game changer! You must try. Great for adding volume to hair and for keeping your hair on point inbetween washes! I can’t believe we’ll be running around Disneyland this time in 4 weeks! Eeep!

  • Dry shampoo is a mummy essential but I never realised you could make your own, great idea! 🙂

    I checked out that decluttering tips link too, we have so much stuff in our house it’s insane!

    Thank you for the link up.

    • I never knew you could make your own either. This could be a game changer as I love dry shampoo but not the price tag! Your place sounds like my place in the clutter department! Have a great weekend!

  • I’ve never used dry shampoo but you’ve got me tinkling I should try. Moving house was good for decluttering although it’s slowly building up again now! 4 weeks to go how exciting xx

    • I don’t know if it’s being super pregnant, and that it is some sort of nesting period? But I culled a heap before we moved and now that I am settling into our new house in Sydney I want to cull MORE.

      • If you run out of things to cull Shari, feel free to come to my place!

        • Bahaha – okay Sammie – if you’re willing to hold onto a newborn and keep an eye on a 2 year old and a 3 year old whilst I do it.

    • You must try dry shampoo – it’s the best product ever! Moving is a great excuse for culling, but as you so rightly point out, it’s too easy to fill the place back up again!

  • Cant believe you will be off in 4 weeks! Yay.

  • Dry shampoo is the best! Love the stuff.
    The bunny pic is adorable. You make me want a rabbit.

    • Well, I hope you don’t live in Queensland because you’re not allowed to have a bunny there! I’d love a rabbit too, but not as much as I’d love a bunny!

  • I think once baby arrives, I’ll definitely be taking up that glass of wine before bed to loose weight. I mean how good does that sound? Put all my children into bed and unwind with a glass of wind for my mental, spiritual and physical health!

    p.s. super jealous of your exciting trip – take lots and lots of photos and blog about it ALL.

    • The glass of wine is medicinal, right?! I can’t believe how fast the trip is coming around – exciting times indeed!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Aww bless your cotton socks Sammie!! Thank you for sharing the link! And those doggies too-how adorable are they? Are you counting down the days until Disney? 🙂

    • I knew you’d love the doggies as much as I love your cookies! Yes, the Disney countdown is on! Hope you’re having a big rest!

  • Trying to put something into my linen cupboard is like playing a game of Tetris – I seriously need to declutter! Have a lovely weekend Sammie. Keep running! xx

  • In the name of contributing to scientific research, I will volunteer for the glass of wine before bed.

  • I reckon if I can de-clutter my home I’ll de-clutter my mind. Off to check out the tips. 🙂 Xx

    • I’m a big believer in the notion that we reflect our environment reflects us, and/or that we reflect our environment. I know that’s a bit chicken and the egg, but I think decluttering our homes and our minds often go hand in hand! Bon weekend x

  • Mahjor decluttering going on here. Even just threw out a telly! The one in our bedroom. We just never used it and it’s massive!

  • PS how much ‘tude does that bunny have?! We just had the Mini Guineas on the table in a basket for Boyo’s art homework.

    Now have disinfected the table. Those boys have ‘tude too – and a desire to mark their territory!

  • Love that instant declutter post but I just can’t come at getting rid of my CD’s! I try but can never follow through. I can’t believe that Disney is nearly here. How exciting!! And then you come home and I will be visiting soon enough to eat dumplings with you!! 😀 So excited!

    • I know I’m the same with the CDs and the DVDs. I’m so excited about Disney and your visit – there is just so much to look forward to!

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    I have to honest and say I prefer the before photos in the dog post – I love the look of a natural pooch!

  • Pumpkin chocolate chip! I don’t mind if I do! I’ve had massive butternuts from my Mum’s garden this year, good for about six meals each!

    • I’m a huge fan of anything pumpkin; cake, cookies, soup, curries, mash – the possibilities are endless! Sounds like your mum’s garden has had a bumper harvest!

  • Those doggie makovers! So cute! And I’m definitely a Procrastifacebooker! Hope you’re having a great weekend Sammie!

  • Yesss! I am ALL FOR decluttering so I need to check out those tips and further my obsession, haha! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! <3

    • I know you can declutter like a boss! Feel free to come and declutter my place when you run out of clutter at yours!

  • I am constantly decluttering. But I need someone to hold my hand while I do it. My kids are not help. They just put things back when I’m not looking!

  • Clearly, I need to drink more wine before bed too!
    I’m such a believer that exercise can help mental health,
    if I miss a morning walk, I’ve missed all that me time, and thinking time, I love it!

    • I’m with running, like you are with walking, except that I don’t do it daily and not always in the morning. I’m working on the wine before bed thing… Will report back!