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Friday, 29 June 2012

"hello"



Brave is defiantly a word I relate to when thinking about my choice to sell peekaboo. It took courage to take the finally jump, putting my baby out there in the world for someone else to love.

I am incredibly happy to announce that peekaboo has found a new happy home and next week will continue its incredible journey under the careful guidance of it's new mother. (Stay tuned for the media release next week)

Peekaboo has been nothing short of amazing. I started with a piece of paper and a pen on my kitchen bench and today I have successfully printed ten titles over three years and three states. The ups have been enlightening and downs have been constructive. Probably one of the nicest parts of the peekaboo journey has been the people I have met and life long friends I have made.
A massive thank you to everyone that supported my vision at the start and took a punt on advertising with us. I will be forever grateful.

Lastly a huge thank you to my team you made peekaboo a better place, I will miss working with you guys.

So here is to a sad good bye and a wonderful new hello.

LOVE LIFE AND THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD TIMES!

Bianca xxxx

Please feel free to come visit me at my new home Green Bananas - Business Mentoring

Monday, 25 June 2012

Change is hard

The Change


The last six months for me have been MASSIVE, deciding to sell, the selling process and now the handover (soon to be announced) along with my everyday life which has been physically and emotionally one of the biggest I have ever encountered.
Last night I realised that I keep making excuses, blaming people, places, sleep, time and worst of all saying "yeah but my kids..." I then found this quote:

Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice. ~Ani Difranco


So I am taking ownership of my decisions, words and actions, starting today I am finding gratitude and beauty in the small things, even paying it forward when I get an opportunity. Because... you can't live a positive life with a negative mind!

Vege Patch Serenity


Recently I bought some herb and vegetable seedlings that I have never made time to plant. Funny that! But today I found the time! Filled up the water can, put on the gardening gloves and got down and dirty. The serenity that came with it was beautiful. Seriously the inner peace I found by just getting outdoors and planting a simple vege patch was amazing! Just 30 mins and the result  has been so uplifting, and that makes today feel more approachable.

So here's to a new direction and new opportunities; small or big they all count!


Enjoy,

Bianca xxx




















Monday, 18 June 2012

A ray of sunshine...

Sunday Bliss... oh how I do love a hint of sunshine on a winters day! We didn't want to waste a second of the glorious weather so first stop Rocklea Markets. It was great, trash and treasure for miles but also good coffee, the food choices are great and a huge selection of cheap fresh flowers.

After that we headed up to the sunny coast to the beautiful Strawberry Fields  the girls just loved it, and so did we. It is a really beautiful spot, a playground, a cafe and heaps of seating and grass to bring out the picnic rug and basket. The best bit by far was picking the strawberries, the girls had so much fun.
Make sure you head up it is a great day out!















Thursday, 12 April 2012

Peekaboo For Sale

I know crazy right! But true. 

When I started Peekaboo magazine I physically had a three year goal. Three years to accomplish a free luxury, boutique style magazine that was in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Along with a huge list of other goals. This June is three years and I am proud to say that 99% of my goals have been accomplished.

My peekaboo journey has been positively life changing and something I would not change for anything. It might seem weird to some, but now I would like to find new parents for peekaboo, a new home of devotion and love. I believe and know that I have built an amazing business, a business that is now someone else's opportunity. With the right adoption process and selection, Peekaboo has a beautiful future, and I am proud to have founded it, but also recognise that my time with peekaboo is coming to an end.

For the right mined person this is an amazing opportunity and I look forward to sharing the new owners with you in the next few months.
Please any questions or sale information contact me at bianca@peekaboomagazine.com.au

Click here to view sale clip

Love life

Bianca Shugg xxxx

Green Bananas

I credit a lot of my peekaboo success to having a mentor. I person to bounce ideas off, a person to say, hang on wrong way and a person to support me with business direction and options.
Recently, by accident, I discovered I was able to provide these services to so many people trying to start out or even re evaluating their business.
With my business and marketing knowledge from my previous career coupled with the massive life experience that has been peekaboo, I realised I had a wealth of knowledge perfect for the all mums in small and home based business. So Green Bananas was born! The website launches later in the month.

I am really looking forward to sharing my experiences and help small business ripen!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Meal planning

Life is complicated enough and one element I always do at the last minute is dinner! I simply spend way too much money at the supermarket on food items I think I will use and then every night put something together off the top of my head... seriously needs to change. The wastage alone is crazy!

So next week I have a plan and I will be shopping accordingly. Here is the gluten free food plan:

Sunday: Chicken Risotto - great served with some fresh english spinach leaves

Monday: Steak Salad - cheaper version change the steak to chopped up gluten free sausages

Tuesday: Chicken Parmigiana

Wednesday: Pasta - can add some pancetta on top if you like

Thursday: Fish and Roast Pumpkin Salad

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Saturday: Chicken Skewers with rice - change the rice to salad for a lighter dinner


Baking:

Blueberry muffins
Nut and Fruit Biscuits

Well I will be back next week to let you know how things are travelling. Love to know you if you a system that works!

Love life

Bianca xx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Week 1

Ok so raw and steamed vegetables only is a lot harder than you think!!!

I have managed 5 days of a little clean out...don't know if it was cheating but I did add in a very little amount of poached chicken and boiled eggs to the mix to help me get through.
I basically lived on raw vegetables during the day, lots of salads and then steamed veges at night. I do feel heaps better and not as tired in the mornings.

I started the challenge on monday at 74kgs and today after eating really well and continuing light exercise I jump on the scales this morning to see 72.1kgs so super excited that we are heading in the right direction!

So today I started the 28 Day Diet Exercise Plan designed by Rhian at Lose Baby Weight. Fantastically Lose Baby Weight have these shakes to help you on your weight loss journey and also cater for dairy, soy and gluten allergies, which is perfect for me. I had my first allergy free milkshake this morning with rice milk, ice and a banana and it was so good.

I am really look forward to getting into the swing of things and reporting back along the way, so stay tuned! I would love to know how you are going on your weight loss journey too, please leave a note below...