Barbara O'Reilly

Barbara O’Reilly, AKA Babs, AKA Patchwork Cactus is a blogger, a writer, a trash TV watcher and an Instagram addicted shutterbug. A journalist by trade, the three week old baby stowed away under her graduation gown steered her away from the world of reporting and right into the blogosphere.

Babs, her almost-hubby and their two kids are attempting to live the slow life in a beach side suburb on the east coast of Australia, they have the rickety house, the pet chickens and the barefoot kids but are yet to find the ‘slow’. Her blog Patchwork Cactus is where Babs talks about making, baking, parenting and living a happy beachside life.

Feel free to stalk her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Coconut and chia rice pudding recipe

Coconut and chia rice pudding recipe

This coconut and chia rice pudding will warm you through spring breakfasts, desserts and whenever you need a little comfort in a bowl. I have always been a huge rice pudding fan.…

Ta Da List - free printable

The Ta Da List: What it is and why you desperately need one

I was listening to an awesome podcast (it’s called Happier by Gretchen Rubin) and the team were talking about motivation. More specifically they were talking about how different personality types reacted to things like…

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