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What to Pack For Bali

by Carly Jacobs
It’s been a super busy week in Smaggle Land. Firstly, after 8 weeks of hard-core and flawless running training (seriously I didn’t even skip one session) I had to ditch my finale 10km run because I got struck down with the sleepy flu virus from hell on the same day my monthly friend came to visit. So the only activity I’ve been fit for this past week has been moaning on the couch in the foetal pos Read the rest!
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March: What Are The Top Three Things You’d Recommend To A Friend This Month?

by Carly Jacobs
My aunty once told me about her old boss and the unusual gift registry she had on her 50th birthday. She asked each of her friends to give her what they were currently into for a birthday present. For example a book they’d recently read, a TV series they were addicted to, a CD of their favourite songs, a voucher to a great new restaurant they’d discovered. It was such a great way to get to know her friends a Read the rest!
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The 7 Habits of Truly Charming People

by Carly Jacobs
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou.  It’s difficult to break down exactly what the magic formula is for being a charming person. Charming people are everywhere, I personally meet them all the time. They’re all different. Some are very boisterous and extroverted while o Read the rest!

5 Peanut Butter Recipes for Total Peanut Butter Nuts

by Carly Jacobs
Sponsored by Woolworths When I was in New York a few years ago, we stayed right next door to a Wholefoods. They had this amazing machine that crushed whole bags of peanuts and made fresh peanut butter. It was like my mouth had met the love of it’s life. When I came back to Australia I was a bit grossed out by all the gunk that was in most peanut butter brands. Then I discovered macro organic peanut butter and Read the rest!
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How To Get Upgraded On Your Next Flight

by Carly Jacobs
I have never, ever been upgraded on a flight before and it really pisses me off. It’s like being picked last for sport. Which happens to me with more regularity. Also I fly a lot, heaps more than almost anyone I know, so it’s a statistical anomaly that it’s never happened to me. It seems like every person I’ve met has been upgraded at least once. I’ve been quizzing people for years a Read the rest!
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6 Of The Best Ever Dress Up Party Ideas

by Carly Jacobs
I always get really annoyed when people moan and groan about dress up parties. My mates and I love dress up parties and we’re total nerds about them. I often have people asking me about planning parties (which is weird because I’m pretty sure I’ve never written about that) so I thought I’d share some of the best themed parties we’ve had, in case you’re ever stuck for a cool dres Read the rest!

The Strange Effect Being a Woman Can Have On Your Superannuation Fund

by Carly Jacobs
Sponsored by ATO (Australian Taxation Office) What’s the state of your superannuation? Honestly? Like most women in Australia it’s probably looking a little bit bleak. Unless you’ve been working full-time at the same job since you were 14 years old, chances are you’ll have chunks of cash in at least 5 different superannuation accounts and the thought of sorting it all out is so overwhelming Read the rest!

How to Dress Fancy When You Wish You Were Wearing Yoga Pants

by Carly Jacobs
Don’t get me wrong, I love to dress up, wear high heels and spend an hour applying a face full of slap. All that jazz. If I’m feeling particularly masochistic, I might even put false eyelashes on… because nothing says glamour like sticking polyester pubes to your eyelids. Most of the time I enjoy the ceremony of getting ready. Listening to some music, strapping myself into my Spanx and deciding at Read the rest!

25 Not-So-Secret Tips to Boost Your Energy Levels

by Carly Jacobs
Sponsored by Woolworths.  Do you find yourself lacking in energy? I think most adults do. Work, kids, relationships and even just trying to keep fit can leave us all feeling a bit sluggish and tired. Most of us know what we need to do to increase our energy levels but sometimes we need a bit of a reminder about what’s good for us. I’ve put together a little list of things that you can do to put an extr Read the rest!
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7 Things Happy People Do

by Carly Jacobs
Image Are you a happy person? If someone had to describe you to another person would they use the word ‘happy’? I ask this because someone said this about me recently. I caught up with a friend I used to work with on the weekend. When she left the office saying she was having lunch with me, another ex co-worker of mine said ‘Oh Happy Carly? Tell her say Hi!‘. I was totally chuffed. I am luck Read the rest!