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Slow Living

A few years ago I didn't know the first thing about slow living.  My life was anything but slow.  I was so focused on getting the most out of every single day and I was determined to achieve as much as possible.  I wanted to see the most, work the most, eat the most,...

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you know you live in the sticks when….

Two days ago I had to stop more than once on my drive down to the local library to get some work done because there was a cow or horse in the way.  Then Davey and I started playing a little game - "You know you're living in the bush when..." So I thought I'd share...

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Camp Fire Feast

With the recent drop in temperature in our part of the world (way too soon - it's not even winter yet!), we’ve been enjoying our little fire pit more and more. It's not just sitting around a fire that I love, it's everything that goes with it - going for a walk to...

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DIY Day 2: Solar Oven

Welcome to DIY Day number 2!  [DIY Day 1, all about how to build your own outdoor shower, teapot herb garden and compost bin, can be found here.]  Today I am going to show you how to make your very own solar oven. What the hell is a solar oven?  Well, it's an awesome...

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Self-Sufficiency

I haven't been to a library since I was forced to for school or uni.  But lately, I've been spending loads of time at the local library and am loving it!  It's a brand new, architectually designed building with free wi-fi all day long and lots of private...

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DIY Day

Today, my friends, is going to be DIY Day!  In our new place we have been busy hammering, digging, planting, cleaning, fixing, building and a little bit of dancing in between.  We've become quite the team - I'm an excellent foreman/ideas man (well, woman actually) and...

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Spring Clean Your Home

Spring is almost over so it's time to continue the Spring Cleaning Series... Today is all about spring cleaning your home. Our environment plays a big role in our overall health and well being.  Feeling relaxed and peaceful in your home should not be underestimated...

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Spring Clean Your Heart

Our health is not only effected by outside factors that we “catch,” or by how we physically treat our bodies. There is lots of research to suggest that our health is also affected by our mind and emotions. Now that we have looked at how to spring clean the mind, lets take a closer look at our hearts.
Love, leave the past in the past, try not to judge, forgive, be willing to change, dream, get rid of toxic situations, be grateful and see the light in every situation…

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Getting Creative! Part 2

Taking the time to do something creative can be very therapeutic, relieve stress and help you to feel more balanced. I have never thought of myself as a 'creative type' and was never interested in art at school. Lately though, I've been playing around with beading,...

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A green home

The chemicals you surround yourself with in your home can have a big impact on your health.  After all, there are nasties and pollution everywhere you go and they can all build up in your body. Now, I'm not suggesting you become the bubble boy, but if you can make an...

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Lessons From Nauru

Over the weekend I was chatting to someone who had traveled extensively through Europe and he was saying that he spent ages in a country called Andorra. I had never heard of this country and he explained that it is the smallest country in the world other than the...

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Getting Creative!

I've never been good at art and never thought of myself as a creative person but I've started getting a little creative over the last couple of months. It's been fun and it's kind of therapeutic too. My latest little project has been beading bracelets and necklaces...

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Charge Up on the Go with Solarbird

I’m really excited to introduce you to this innovative company and their range of sleek and powerful portable solar chargers. The range includes an iPhone4 solar powered battery case which fits seamlessly to the phone, as well as a number of other nifty, affordable devices.

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