Domestic Goddess box {GIVEAWAY}

Hey friends,
Today I would love to show you all a brand new subscription box service that one of my favourite bloggers & dear friends, Anne from Domesblissity has created…
The “Domestic Goddess” subscription box…  For more info please read HERE.
This box is full of hand selected items by Anne that are targeted for a certain theme each month, the month of November is “doing the dishes”…  Each box also includes special & indulgent products for the “domestic goddess” of the home!
To check out my unboxing video please click HERE.

If you would like to purchase a box or subscribe for a monthly parcel please click HERE and you can use the coupon code of ‘SUBSCRIBE5’ for $5 off your first box!
I also have a December 2017/Christmas subscription box to give away! So if you would like to enter please head on over to my Facebook & Instagram, find the image and make sure you enter!
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Kmart Elf door GIVEAWAY

Hey friends!
Well, this weeks been a bit of a whirlwind… Last week I posted about finding an elf door at Kmart, that went viral (over 267,000 views on Facebook!)

Then the Daily Mail shared a post I wrote which you can read HERE… From that came an offer to be in a magazine & also a spot on a morning talk show… Yep – TV.
I am a tiny bit nervous about that, yes I make YouTube videos – but they aren’t live TV! So yes, it’s all exciting and when things are more confirmed I’ll let you know. And what does one wear for a TV appearance?? Help!!

The Daily Mail also shared another one of my article todays, kind of stretched what I said a bit in that one though, but that happens… You can read that one HERE but keep in mind what I actually wrote can be found HERE & HERE... (my child does watch TV occasionally, mainly animal DVDs (movies or documentaries) but I stand by disliking Peppa Pig!) 

To celebrate a great week & to thank you all for liking, sharing & always supporting me, I am hosting a giveaway on my Facebook and Instagram.
You could win yourself an elf door! I have 2 to giveaway, so make sure you enter on both Facebook & Instagram so you double your chance to win!

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So make sure you head on over & enter!!
Good luck!
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Rescue Mumma {Give Away}

Hello friends!
Today I have an exciting new company to talk to you about…
Rescue Mumma…
Rescue Mumma is a new subscription & gift box company created by Kimberly from KimberlyRose, this service is designed with Mummas in mind!
The idea behind Rescue Mumma is proved a service to pamper Mums. We often are so hesitant to treat ourselves but this service not only will benefit you, $1 from every box sold goes back to Baby Give Back, an organisation that assists Gold Coast Mums & their children who maybe struggling.
So treating yourself can help another Mum!
These boxes are a great idea for a baby shower gift, a surprise treat to a new Mumma or even just a little gift in the mail to your bestie – because all Mums deserve to be spoilt!
I did my first ever unboxing video with the lovely Rescue Mumma box I was sent, make sure you check it out HERE.

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If you would like to order your own Rescue Mumma box or check out the site click HERE.
If you want to order a box please use the coupon code “LAUNCH5” for 5% off!
To win a box, please check out my Instagram & Facebook page! I’ll be giving away 1 box to one of my beautiful readers! So make sure you enter & tag your Mumma friends to enter too!
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The Simple Home by Rhonda Hetzel {Give Away}

‘Being in charge of your own life, and making decisions based on what you want to do rather than what you have to do, gives you a rare kind of contentment and shows you that every ordinary day offers magnificent opportunities.’ 
– Rhonda Hetzel.

The simple home Rhonda Hetzel

Hello friends!
Today I come to you with a give away!
A give away to celebrate being back at blogging and the new year…
(Sorry I did plan for this to go up 1 month ago, but life is a bit busy!) 
So we will make it the start of February competition.

For this competition I am giving away a book.
The Simple Home by Rhonda Hetzel. 
I love this author/blogger and get so much inspiration from her, I’ve been following her for years!
This is her latest book and I just bought myself a copy & one for someone else – one of you!

I briefly saw Rhonda last year at the Toowoomba Library when she was on her book tour and she was so incredibly encouraging to listen to. She was honest about why she made certain lifestyle changes and why she has chosen to live a more simple life.
To me she is so wise & she has such a kind & warm charm to her – kind of like an old neighbour or grandmother you could listen to for hours & learn so much from. That’s what reading her books are like, advice from a wise friend. I really admire her and her practical approach to living.
The message she promotes of simplicity, frugality, back to basic living, family, kindness & the importance of home is something I love & to me it makes sense.
I strive to live a simplified life, a life that is more focused on enjoying moments and each other instead of things.
During her speech last year, she said something that resonated with me – that everyone’s idea of simple living is different. And I absolutely 110% agree with this, there is no one or right way to live simply. I like to think I live a little more simply than others but I know I don’t live as simply as others do. If that makes sense.
We are all on our own journey and doing things at our own pace.  My goal with my version of simple living is making my own cleaning products to eliminate the need for harsh chemicals in our home, making more food from scratch to reduce the number of preservatives & additives in our diet, trying to be more frugal & live with less and to declutter our home. And to eventually live a life where we are growing our own produce & maybe raising our own protein and if we are dreaming big – maybe even be self sufficient to an extent. (The last point is a long term “dream goal”, but for now we try to harvest our own venison when we can.) 

This book is a year long guide broken down into months.
“A month-by-month guide to self-reliance, productivity and contentment.”
There are chapters on organising your year, finances, growing & preserving your own food, recipes for not just food but also cleaning products, sewing & crafts, cleaning, health and slowing down plus much more. 
This book is full of beautiful images and crammed full of so much knowledge and wisdom for life & the home and I’m sure you will love it!
I have owned Rhonda’s first 2 books for years and find them incredibly helpful & inspiring to living a more slow & simple life – the type of life I aspire to. I regularly use them as guides to flip back to for advice.
If you think you would enjoy this book, which I think most of my readers would, I encourage you to enter this give away!
There is an entry form below with multiple ways to enter & you can gain extra entries for sharing on Facebook & Instagram about the giveaway!
I highly recommend this book (as well as Rhonda’s first 2 books; Down To Earth & The Simple Life. )

Just so we are all clear, here are the T&C’s;

  1. You must be a follower of this blog, either subscribe via Google, bloglovin or by email!
  2. Please comment on this blog post. Either tell me why you like ModernWifeLife31, what you would like to read more of or how you have simplified your life. 
  3. Please share this blog post.
  4. Please LIKE ModernWifeLife31 on Facebook
  5. Please follow ModernWifeLife31 on Instagram
  6. Please follow me on Twitter @Modernwifelife3
  7. You can receive an extra entry by sharing the competition post from my Facebook page & also sharing the image on Instagram – remembering to tag @Modernwifelife31 in your post. (I will manually add an additional entry for every share)
  8. Australian entries only.
  9. Competition starts 12am February 1st 2017 and ends February 8th 2017 at midnight.  
  10. Winner will be announced by lunchtime the following day.
  11. 1 prize only. 
  12. Winner and prize are final.
  13. Winner has 48 hours to contact with me their postal addresses & I will post out the book as soon as possible by standard tracked post. 
  14. Prize was purchased by me and this competition is not sponsored. RRP of book is $45.
  15. This competition is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram or Rhonda Hetzel.
  16. By entering this competition you agree to this terms & conditions.
Please enter by this entry form…

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Thank you so much for your ongoing support over the last year when I have been a little absent – I truly appreciate every single one of my readers. 
Thank you for entering & good luck! 
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Christmas Give Away!! {Hi-5}

This post is sponsored by Hi-5.

Hello friends,
Christmas is so close and to celebrate I am here with an exciting give away for your little loves!
I have a Hi-5 gift pack to give away to celebrate the release of the new Hi-5 Happy Holidays DVD. 

Hi-5 have been around since I was young (the original band was launched in 1998), the members have changed a few times since then, but they still deliver fabulous content aimed at children 2-8 years. This multi-award winning children’s program is internationally known with an estimated audience of more than 10,000,000 children globally with its tours, music and TV shows. 
This fun & festive new DVD has been released just in time for Christmas, your child can join Stevie, Ainsley, Dayen, Mary and newest Hi-5 member, Tanika as they party and play in the true Hi-5 way!

To enter please fill out the form below and follow these rules. 

Rules to enter give away & a few terms and conditions;

  1. You must be an Australian resident.  
  2. You must be a follower of this blog, either subscribe via Google, bloglovin or by email!
  3.  You can gain bonus entries by following ModernWifeLife31 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
  4. Another way to gain a bonus entry is by LIKING the Hi-5 Official Facebook page.  
  5.  A way to earn a bonus entry is to leave a comment below. 
  6.  Competition begins on Monday, 7th of December 2015 and ends Monday, 14th December 2015.
  7.  Winner will be announced on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter on the 14/11/2015.
  8. The winner has 48 hours to contact me with their postal address. If there is no contact within that time frame I will redraw another winner.
  9. The prize will be sent to the winner by Australia Post, I will aim to have it sent out as soon as I receive a postal address.
  10. I have no control over the delivery of the item, but I have full faith that your prize will arrive in a timely manner.
  11. Prize is final and cannot be changed or exchanged for money, the prize may vary slightly from the description given.

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The DVD can be downloaded via Google Play for AUD$12.99 HD or AUD$9.99 SD and is also available at all good retailers for $14.95 RRP.

Domestic Engineering; Dettol Give Away.

This post is a give away sponsored by Dettol. Dettol is a brand my family & I use in our home. We know it and trust it, I am please to be bringing you this wonderful give away. 

November is here and I am going to be honest and say I may have possibly set up all my Christmas decorations last week… My house may look like somewhere Buddy the Elf would love to hang out… And I love it.
I like to get my Christmas decorating done early, it leaves time for Christmas activities, crafts, baking, I can see what new decorations I need/want to buy and the house is festive for when we have visitors.
 (I have posted some photos of my latest Christmas purchases on my social media and I’ll share some photos of my decorations shortly!)
November and December is a busy time for everyone, I feel when the weather warms up and the Christmas season arrives everyone gets more social. We have more bbqs, more friends drop by to say hello and we just enjoy having people visit. 
But being this busy often means my cleaning routine gets messed around, so I like to keep products on hand that help me quickly give me a house a “clean appearance” but at the same time make it actually clean & hygienic.  
Sometimes in the silly season people like to give you a 10 minute warning before they drop around. A quick text to say “hey, what are you doing? Mind if we pop over and say hello?” – now I will rarely turn someone down to visit – especially around Christmas, I love our home being a warm and inviting place for people to visit. So after a message like that it normally sparks a “clean as much as I can shake down” of the house before they arrive. I like to believe my house is in a constant state of being reasonably clean, but a quick re-clean of the kitchen bench & guest bathroom just makes me feel a little more confident in the appearance of my home.
The cleaning products I am using at the moment and that I think are great are by Dettol. 
The Surface Cleanser and the Healthy Clean Kitchen Spray are my top 2. 
Dettol is household name that people associate with hygienic & clean – well I know I do. It is a brand I trust. 
The Surface Cleanser is a great cleaning product, it cleans everything from toys, the bench tops in my bathrooms and kitchen, the bin and I even use it to wipe down the toilet. 
The Healthy Kitchen Spray leaves my stainless surfaces really shiny and I feel confident knowing my kitchen surfaces are clean and hygienic after using this product. 
The surface cleanser is good for a quick clean and the kitchen spray is a wonderful deep cleaning product that is perfect to use if you have a bit of time up your sleeve.
Another product by Dettol I really like and have a few stashed in different places are the little healthy touch hand sanitisers. I’ve been using these since before I had LuLu, they are great for keeping in your hand bag, nappy bag and in the car. I had the pump version as well on LuLu’s change table and also have them in the bathrooms. Hand sanitiser is a must for anyone, but especially for parents! 

Dettol also has a vast range of other great products for your family and home, I also really love the disinfectant wipes that make cleaning super fast & convenient. 
I’ve partnered with Dettol this month to bring you all an exciting give away just in time for Christmas. Having extra cleaning products is a blessing this time of year, we are cooking & entertaining more often and therefore cleaning more, so I thought this give away would be perfect.
For this give away you’ll win a gift pack of 3 brilliant Dettol products,
1x Surface Cleanser Wipes.
1x Surface Cleanser trigger – mint & lime.
1x Citrus Shower gel.
*Prizes are subject to change.

To enter please fill out the form below and follow these rules. 

Rules to enter give away & a few terms and conditions;

  1. You must be an Australian or New Zealand resident. 
  2. You must be a follower of this blog, either subscribe via Google, bloglovin or by email!
  3. You can gain bonus entries by following ModernWifeLife31 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  4.  A way to earn a bonus entry is to leave a comment below with your best cleaning tip for the Christmas season. 
  5.  Competition begins on Wednesday 11th November 2015 and ends Wednesday 18th November 2015.
  6.  Winner will be announced on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter on the 19/11/2015.
  7. The winner has 48 hours to contact me with their postal address. If there is no contact within that time frame I will redraw another winner.
  8. The prize will be sent to the winner by a representative for Dettol. 
  9. I have no control over the postage of the item, but I have full faith that your prize will arrive in a timely manner once I pass your postal details on to the company.
  10. Prize is final and cannot be changed or exchanged for money, the prize may vary slightly from the description given.

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If you have any trouble entering please let me know and I will help you the best I can…
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Domestic Engineering #3 Spring Cleaning. {FREE Printable & AirWick Give Away!}

This post in sponsored by Air Wick. I only choose to work with brands I know and I am familiar with and personally use. Air Wick is a well known and reputable company, I regularly use their products, when they approached me to do a sponsored post with a giveaway for my readers I was on board. I like doing posts that highlight good products that I use and also give back to my readers! All opinions in this post are my own.

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Hasn’t the weather been absolutely lovely lately! So much sunshine and warm weather, it is like spring is getting an early start this year! And I am not complaining at all! I love Spring! 
As soon as the weather starts to warm up, I get so motivated! I want to get stuff done and I want it done NOW! 
The term “spring cleaning” really makes sense to me. I normally am on top of my housework but as soon as the weather warms up suddenly I have a desire to deep clean every square inch of my house! I make lists and I get so much satisfaction ticking each item off! I am currently decluttering our house and trying to own less pointless things. I want our house to only be full of things we need or love. 
I love nothing more than my house being freshly clean and then I go through my house and light new scented candles & put out new reed diffusers to match the season. 
The sign of my house being freshly cleaned is sparkly floors and a candle burning!

Ahh.. A clean kitchen bench and a new candle, BLISS!

Lately I am loving the Air Wick Life Scents candles & the reed diffusers from the Home Signature Collection. These scents are so lovely and fresh for spring. These Air Wick candles are unique because the scent is constantly changing! 

I think the scents we have in our homes really can affect our mood and I love to change my candles depending on the season. In Autumn and Winter I love cinnamon & clove and warm scents. In Spring I love fresh & floral scents and Summertime calls for crisp & very clean scents like linen and rain. Air Wick has so many options, that everybody can find the perfect home fragrance. I actually am dying to try the new Air Wick Life Scent candle in Turquoise Oasis – it seems like a perfect summer home fragrance! 
I’ve teamed up with Air Wick to bring you all a give away to celebrate the start of Spring being almost here!

 Actually there is 2 giveaways in this post. The first is a prize pack that you can win from Air Wick – check out the entry form below and the 2nd is a printable I made for you!
So technically everyone wins! (I feel like Oprah right now, you get a printable, you get a printable and you! Ok, printable isn’t nearly as fun as car, but hey… it’s a start!)
The printable is my “Spring Cleaning Check List”. 

I’ve included every room and detailed how I would deep clean the entire house – inside and out! I even have a pets section & extra jobs, I’ve also listed a few tips & tricks! 
I know this may not be a super fun printable for some people, but I find lists incredibly motivating to help me get things done. I’ve tried to be very detailed and precise about what to clean in order to deep clean your home. 
I often find before I start cleaning I am always sitting around wasting time trying to write out a big list to get me going & then rewriting it because the list wasn’t neat enough (perfectionist much!?), so I thought I would type up a list of everything I would strive to clean in order to “spring clean” my home and I’ve included little boxes so you can feel the satisfaction of checking off each item as you complete it (I love that feeling!) 
Now some of the items listed are so basic, like “wake up & get dressed” – but seriously – wake up early, get dressed & be motivated. If you spend an hour lounging in bed you waste valuable time and start your day off slow, that is fine some days but not for the day when you want to be very productive. Decide the night before that the following day you will start spring cleaning, set your alarm, get up early and look forward to a busy & productive day! At the end of the day you will be exhausted, but you will feel so good when you look at all the items on your list ticked off. 
Before I tackle spring cleaning, I like to plan it out, I like to check the weather forecast and find a nice warm & sunny day – the best sort of day for airing quilts, pillows, blankets & doing lots of washing. These days are also great for giving pets their baths and washing their bedding. It is basic common sense but things will dry faster & easier on a lovely hot day!
This is also a perfect time to worm your family, if you do that (I know not everyone does). Worm everyone including furry members the night before at dinner and then in the morning have everyone change their clothes and place them in the washing machine immediately and make sure you wash all bedding. 
Back in a time before I was a Mumma I would easily knock most of this entire list over in 2 days by myself, easy. But now well, I will schedule about 1 week for myself to get this list done, plus a few days with Trent to work outside! My little shadow loves to help out and that normally doubles or triples the time it takes to normally get a task done!
I encourage you to print off this list and hang it on your fridge. There is no time frame, do it as you can. Do 1 room each day or every weekend, but do it! I always feel so good about myself and my home when I know it is very well cleaned. Doing 1 big deep clean per year or every 6 months is so good, it helps you declutter & keep a fresh and organised home.
The list is 100% free to use, you just click HERE and print it off! Think of it as a gift, a gift to celebrate spring and September almost being here – we celebrate September because it’s my birthday month – but mainly it’s just a little thing to say thank you to my readers. I will be starting this list in September, so feel free to tag me in your posts on social media if you use it, I would love to see your progress and give you encouragement and praise as we tackle it together! If you need more motivation to do this list, set yourself a reward for completing it and go out and treat yourself once you are finished the list! 
Now to enter the Air Wick give away, it is simple. Fill out the form below and you are in the draw to win! 
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Rules to enter give away & a few terms and conditions;

  1. You must be an Australian or New Zealand resident. 
  2. You must be a follower of this blog, either subscribe via Google, bloglovin or by email!
  3. You can gain bonus entries by following ModernWifeLife31 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  4. 1 bonus entry is counted if you LIKE Air Wick Australia on Facebook! 
  5.  Another way to earn a bonus entry is to leave a comment below with your best spring cleaning tip!   
  6.  Competition begins on Tuesday 18th August 2015 and ends Wednesday 26th August 2015.
  7.  Winner will be announced on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter on the 26/08/2015.
  8. The winner has 48 hours to contact me with their postal address. If there is no contact within that time frame I will redraw another winner.
  9. The prize will be sent to the winner by a representative for Air Wick.
  10. I have no control over the postage of the item, but I have full faith that your prize will arrive in a timely manner once I pass your postal details on to the company.
  11. Prize is final and cannot be changed or exchanged for money.

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I hope you all have a wonderful week and good luck!
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