The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #94

Ultimate Rabbit Hole 41

Howdee rabbit holers? I do hope things are tickety boo with you. I’m taking the rabbit hole on tour this week as I’m up the coast enjoying a weekend getaway at a place where there are no cars and no internet! But there is still a rabbit hole!  Let’s get lost in lovely links!

Tomorrow is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day, now that’s something I could really go nuts for! Since I came back from the States I’ve been a bit obsessed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and I just ate my last one this week (wah!) so I’m uber excited about this Reece’s Peanut Butter Fudge. If you want something simple and speedy, you’re going to love this 5 Ingredient Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge and because the weather is warming up nicely, how about some Chocolate Whoppie Pies with Peanut Butter Fudge Ice Cream Filling? Yumbo! Talking of fudge, did you see my latest fudge recipe? It doesn’t contain peanut butter but it does have three kinds of chocolate which more than makes up for it. Let’s just say, a fudgegasm is guaranteed!

Now that the tree is up, I’m cranking up the Christmas tunes, cooking all the Christmas things and combusting with excitement at all the Christmas goodness around the interwebs.  First up, I think these 12+ popular spots to hide Christmas and birthday gifts are detailed with children in mind, but I think they’ll do the trick for some unsuspecting adults too.

If you want to get a head start with your Christmas shopping and you want to shop small, you’ll want to check out these 30 independent online retailersI’d also like to add Little Paper Lane  AKA Stationery Heaven to the list. Karin and I had the pleasure of visiting the real life store last week, but rest assured your credit card will get a thorough workout in the online store too. Just sayin’!

My feet are always itchy and especially so after looking at these 10 extraordinary places to stay – the arctic resort is top of my list, what’s at the top of yours?

While we’re on the subject of lists, here are ten lists you need in your life. For realz! And how about a list of the musical kind? Here are 30 kick ass songs to inspire you to love and accept yourself. Boom! Still on the subject of self, a timely reminder how important it is to define your own success and that for each of us, greatness looks very different.

Now if you’ve been following along on social media, you will have known that we found three kittens in our courtyard last weekend, which is pretty unusual given that we live in a flat (albeit on the ground floor.) Fortunately, my vet nurse friends came and rescued them and took them to work, where they were named Cinnamon, Chia and Nutmeg and are being looked over until they can be found fur-ever homes. As cute as they were, I couldn’t help but wish they were puppies! It made me think of this sausage dog’s maternity shoot – it’s about the cutest thing I ever did see!

So tell me, what’s happening in your world this weekend?  Are you a gift hiding ninja? Where’s your best secret spot to squirrel gifts? Do you like to shop small? Have you got a song to add to the playlist? What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever found in your back yard? Whatever you’re up to, I hope your weekend is as cute as a baby kitten!

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

    I need to check out the extraordinary places to stay…or maybe I shouldn’t!

  • Now the toddler is bigger, my problem isn’t hiding gifts but how I can buy them without spoiling the surprise, haha! We bought him a toy for his birthday earlier in the year and I let him pick – he kept asking and asking for it until his birthday arrived hehe!

    Thank you for the link up! A weekend away free of internet sounds wonderful.

    • You will have to be a real life secret Santa!

      The digital detox along with some sun, sea and sand was just what the weekend doctor ordered!

  • A sausage dog’s maternity shoot? Now that I’ve got to see! I’m off to disappear down the rabbit hole! Enjoy your weekend getaway!


  • Have a wonderful weekend Sammie. Glad the kitty cats are safe. Saw their pics when you posted….and today I’ve blogged about the project close to our hearts…#itsinthebag Dropping off my bags on Monday!

    • Can’t wait to check out your #itsinthebag post. I’ll keep you posted vis a vis Kittygate. Hope you had a lovely weekend x

  • We have a quiet weekend planned, maybe I should do some christmas shopping!

  • merilyn

    thanks sammie! always good stuff here!
    have a great weekend away lovelies!
    much love m:)X

  • Although I’ve never tried a peanut butter cup I am addicted to the taste explosion that is chocolate and peanut butter together so I’m loving all those recipe links!

    Have a fab weekend away! Alannah’s performing with the Australian Girls Choir at the Opera House tonight so that’s very exciting!

    • Chocolate and peanut butter go so great together, don’t they?! I hope you had a lovely time at the Opera House – what a proud parenting moment!

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – YUMMO! I once purchased these from a specialist US grocer and I am so happy to see these babies now at Woolworths. I even spotted a their product in the spreads aisle this week. Restraint was required!

    • I got so excited when I saw them at Woolworths – they’re in the baking aisle too! It’s doing wonder for American-Aussie edible relations!

  • I’m good at hiding things, especially snacks. It’s for everybody’s own good! Although sometimes when I’m peckish I find myself rifling through my hiding spots wondering if I might have forgotten something.

    • Hiding snacks is bad for my health. If I’m the only one who knows where they are, then I’m the only one who ends up eating them!

  • jess

    I really need to start thinking of Xmas, especially because I have to ship presents off all around the country/world! Gonna check out those small biz links.

  • I’m a big fan of peanut butter too! Hoping that we can lock in a time to catch up in person soon xox

  • I desperately want to visit Little Paper Lane – stationery heaven is a apt title based on all of the gorgeous items I see on Jayde’s Instagram feed! So much gift goodness!!! Have a lovely weekend Sammie xx

    • Little Paper Lane was such a treat – now I have a wish list as long as my arm! It’s a destination in it’s own right! Hope you had an ace weekend! xx

  • Fudge day! I’m in! Have a lovely weekend xx

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Haha I keep gifts in plain view of Mr NQN-on a shelf in a cupboard that he actually appears quite blind to funnily enough! 😛

  • Thanks for sharing my post and updating us on those cute kittens xxx

  • Chelsey

    The link for the sausage dog maternity shoot isn’t working for me and I wanna see it so bad, it sounds hilarious! Hahah
    I hope you enjoyed your time on the coast. Sounds like a well deserved break.

  • I missed peanut butter fudge day?! Bummer! That sounds like a delicious holiday!

    PS I went to send you an email the other day about catching up soon and it bounced – but I need to send you a FB message when I get a chance as it needs to happen! xo