All in Life + Travel

What's in my suitcase?

Our family is off for a short, and much needed, holiday to our favourite place in the world Hamilton Island this weekend.  I can’t wait to get back out to see the Great Barrier Reef and go snorkelling with the family. So what’s in my suitcase for this trip? In this post I share my favourite products to stay healthy and feel great while on holidays with all my travelling essentials!

Summer Holiday 18/19 Wrap

This year, I am making the commitment to do a monthly recap of all the things I have been posting about on my Instagram page and stories because as you may have noticed, I like to get around. Most importantly, I think it will be a great way to showcase the lovely holiday destination in which I live, the Sunshine Coast. People from all over the world come here to visit and it's right in our backyard so it would be rude to not share what this amazing destination has to offer.

Workouts to try with a friend featuring Aura Eve Booty Bands

After all the years I have spent training weights at a gym I always wondered why my glutes and hamstrings would never come to the party and always be the weakest part of my body. This was frustrating because at times this would stop me from progressing on some of those heavier lifts particularly in squats and deadlifts! When I started to do pilates I soon learned that to exercise our glutes we must activate them, and we can do this through simple and targeted exercises for this area!

Hotel Review: The W Brisbane

Last weekend I had the pleasure of staying at the NEW and fabulous W Hotel in Brisbane.   If I could describe this hotel to you in one word, it would be ‘Bris-VEGAS!’ quite literally.  The W Hotel is a playground that is ready to captivate your inner maximalist whilst delivering everything you need for the good time.  Families and pooches welcome!

Ten inspiring ways to welcome the new year!

It’s the end of another year and often a time of celebration and reflection as we close the year out. What lessons did this year teach you, both good and bad? Like every morning that you wake up, the new year is your clean slate and a time to refresh and set your intentions.  What are you planning to focus on in the new year? Here are ten inspiring ways to welcome the new year on New Years Day!

To the woman who…

To the woman who was late for her meeting with the boss this morning, for the reason of, 'don't even get me started'.  To the woman who got a serious open wound on her foot from trotting on that tiny and sharp piece of lego that Johnny left on the floor in his playroom mess.

Why you need to book a girls weekend away!

When was the last time you honoured time for yourself and had a girls weekend away?  I’m not talking about one of those big weekend ordeals that you try to organise with a large group of friends, where it takes months to pick a date due to conflicting schedules, and no one can ever agree on an accommodation location because one friend likes Gucci and the other friend is into backpacking hotels.    I’m talking about embracing a ‘YOLO’ kind of attitude and escaping with a compulsory 'no fuss - just book it and do it' mentality with just ONE or TWO of your nearest and dearest. 

15 Fun Facts About Me

How the hell is this Maximalist woman anyway? I am Claudia, mum of two girls, step mum, wifey, and wannabe who is just trying to be a cool mum.  I started this blog for so many reasons but for those who want to something a little juicier, here are some fun and random facts about me #nofilter.

How to outsource your wardrobe!

My favourite websites for online dress hire. If you are like me, one of those  people who can only be seen wearing an outfit once (especially in photos), then outfit hiring might be the best thing that has ever happened to you.  Since I started outsourcing my wardrobe I have stopped spending hundreds on outfits.