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Hold onto your hats – This is a bumper edition of Five Alive Friday in its new format. With more links than ever to distract, amuse and entertain, you’ll look busy all day long while not actually doing any work!

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Welcome to Home Time, a new series on Checks and Spots. Each month I’ll hit the shops and find the best homewares for all budgets and styles!

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Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, this healthy Chocolate Donut Recipe from The SuperFood Kitchen cookbook, is one treat you don’t need to feel guilty about!

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Winter can suck the life out of your complexion and leave your skin feeling dry. So here are my quick tips for looking after your skin during the cooler months and giving it a little extra TLC .

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Mindful in May kicks off in less than ten days. This month long challenge urges people to spend ten minutes a day meditating, while also raising funds for clean water in developing countries. To help us get started, Lola Berry stops by to share her mindfulness tips. Plus, I’d love it if four of you to joined my Mindful in May team!

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The weekend forecast is looking pretty miserable, so why not stay indoors and make a Photo a Day Journal?

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This week, I’d like to introduce you to Sissi Stasios, Head Designer and co-founder of Salt&Pepper, a Melbourne-based homewares brand that has become a local and international success story.

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Last week, The Good Guys and Shaynna Blaze took me through all the kitchens on The Block Triple Threat. Getting up close and personal with these spaces was a very different experience to seeing them on the telly! I got a much truer sense of proportions and finishes, plus I picked up on five kitchen trends to put on your radar.

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Coachella always has some of the best celebrity spotting going around. So with the first weekend done and dusted, I thought I’d round up 13 Coachella 2015 celebrities everyone is talking about.

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They say that summertime bodies are made in the winter, so why not ditch the pasta and try my Chicken Meatball and Zucchini Veggetti Noodle recipe instead? Plus, in our latest giveaway you could win 1 of 8 Veggetti spiral vegetable slicers!