Grief does strange things to us. It is incredible how great sadness causes normal life and living to go completely out the window. Sadly I experienced a death in the family earlier this year and it wasn’t until now that I feel ready to share and highlight some of the things I experienced from a…Read More
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I can’t believe it’s already February in 2023! Time is going by so quickly and that being said, now is the best time to try and get organised for the year. One of the things I always do at the start of every year is make my list of gifts. That is, a list of…Read More
Save the Broccoli Stems
Like many other countries around the world, Australia has been experiencing inflation at a somewhat alarming rate. Pretty much everything is going up in price, but perhaps the most notable is the cost of groceries and in particular fresh fruit and vegetables. Recently, news sites and social media were flooded with images and articles of…Read More
One In, One Out?
The ‘one in on out’ concept is something that is often discussed and talked about in the minimalist community. In my early minimalist days, I was attempting to be so strict that I actually followed a ‘one in two out’ policy as a way to try and curb any unnecessary clothing shopping. These days I’m…Read More
One thing I really do not like spending money on is gift wrapping. Wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags, gift tags, cards…you name it I don’t like spending money on those items. These are the items that in my opinion can be soooo overpriced, especially when sometimes (let’s be honest) the cost of cards and wrapping…Read More
After a two year travel pause, the Australian borders are open. I can’t quite believe it but my husband and I are looking forward to a trip to Singapore. We had a trip booked in August of 2020 but obviously that trip was cancelled due to COVID-19. It was super exciting to be able to…Read More
I feel so guilty. I’ve shopped a lot in the last couple of weeks and I reall need totalk about it. I know… It’s not frugal or minimalist and you know what? Minutes befoe writing this post I purchased something. It was hard for me to come to terms with but I was re-assessing my…Read More
Recipes with Long Ingredient Lists
I don’t know if I’m just being lazy, feeling overwhelmed or if it’s the minimalism in me, but I always tend the shy away from recipes that seem to have a list of ingredients as long as my arm. I’m constantly looking for new recipe ideas (usually one pot wonders) or anything that’s quick and…Read More
Have You Started Christmas Shopping?
So…June is almost upon us. Almost halfway through another year. Gosh its gone quickly. But you know what’s coming up even quicker? Christmas. I feel as though I write about the festive season in advance most years, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who needs a friendly reminder. I know to a lot…Read More
Lockdown April 2021
My city two days ago entered a snap three day lockdown. Unlike most of the world, Australia has fared extremely well during the pandemic largely due to closed borders, individual states adopting strict measures early in 2020 to stamp out the virus and our hotel quarantine system. As a result, for most of the last…Read More