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Year in Review

This time last year  I was planning my 2012 goals, and so I am feeling like this is an obvious time of review.  I have had mixed results this year, but overall I do believe I am in a better spot than I was last year, which has got to be a positive.  I might

Making Greener Cleaners

I’d like to thank The Accidental Hippy for inviting me to post today.  Life can get pretty crazy and I love the concept of slowing down, casting off unnecessary ‘stuff’ and living a life mindful of our impact on others as well as the planet.  There have been some inspiring posts right here on this

Giveaway – An Autographed Copy of Homemade Health from the Herbology At Home Series

Hello! I know it has been a while, but I have a good excuse which is taking me an age to blog about.  I will explain it all but I really wanted to share that The Accidental Hippy is participating in a virtual book tour to celebrate the release of Anke Bialas‘ latest book Homemade

Recipe – Chocolate Bread

Today’s recipe title is care of Miss Squid.  We call it Chocolate Spread, she calls it Chocolate Bread – which makes sense to a 3 year old. A friend shared a recipe she was planning to make with a parent’s group I’m in.  It certainly got my ears perking with “Home Made Nutella Type Spread”.

Making a Sheet (or Book) Bag – Part 1

I finally managed to secure some day care so that I could get back to (part time) work, which is a huge relief for me as the budget was starting to get a bit scary. Unfortunately it was not my preferred option of home based Family Day Care, but in a long day care centre.

I’m Still Here!

This week I satarted back at (paid) work. The girls are getting used to long day care and I’m getting to know my new boss who started whilst I was on leave. It has been a bit intense to say the least. The upheaval has had its effect on all of our sleeping patterns and

10-15 Minute Project – Bathroom Cabinet

I think most people trying to find freedom from clutter and mess have stumbled across or referred to FlyLady at some stage (and if you hadn’t before, you have now). There is a lot of positive advice from FlyLady but it didn’t work for me because it is not really open for customisation as so

We Keep On Eating – Meal Plan 29th January – 11th February

Meal planning is still progressing relatively well.  We had a few unplanned/leftover meals mostly due to celebrating Miss Squid’s Birthday and not having the energy to cook properly. We also had an unplanned “take away (out)” meal for Miss Squid’s actual Birthday – is anyone surprised that when you ask a 3 year old what

Time For Alarm

I have continued to go to the gym at least twice a week, but it is starting to slip down the priority list a bit.  I think it is time to step up again and deliberately make some time and space to get to the gym. Sleeping patterns in our house are a tenuous thing

Cheap Tuesday Tips – Be Present

Hey look, it is Tuesday again! Today’s tip it to slow down, just a little bit and be present in the moment. Life too easily gets way too hectic as we try to squeeze everything into short time frames so we have more “spare” time to enjoy our lives.  For a long time I thought