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Do you ever look at your child and think “you have NO idea how much I love you”?

Do you ever look at your child and think “you have NO idea how much I love you” It’s different for them as the kid. They don’t know life without us so it’s no great amazement to them. But for us as parents – we’ve lived a life without them. We’ve agonised sometimes for years over when they’re going to […]

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What To Feed Your Vego Mates

This post goes out to all our friends who have ever had the worry of feeding us dinner at their place and never seem to believe me when I say salad or pasta is awesome! So here’s our shortlist of super simple, super fucking delicious meals that we’d be stoked to devour at your next shindig, BBQ or fancy dinner […]

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Autumn Arrival 2018

They tell me it’s autumn.  Yet here I sit at 4pm in a summer dress with all windows wide open and the ceiling fans whirling above me in the fading afternoon sun.  Somehow the garden seems to know it’s autumn and is doing it’s usual progression into this new season with a new variety of produce for us. There’s a […]

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Why We Chose To Stop Eating Meat

We get asked this a lot since we ditched meat from our diet about a year ago now. For us, it was a very natural progression – when we moved onto the farm, we had no power for the first two months so we were living out of an esky.  Keeping enough meat for each meal just wasn’t an option […]

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Awesome Vegetarian Burger Fillings

Bubble & Squeak or Hashbrown I totally cheat with this burger filling and buy these frozen from the supermarket – naughty I know!  But seriously, these are great when you have mates over for a BBQ and are even better cold, 4 hours later after a few beers. Pumpkin I remember the first time I saw a mate put 1/2 […]

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8 Uses For A Plastic Backed Canvas Drop Sheet

When I was planning Cypress’s first birthday party – I really wanted a cool picnic rug that was huge enough for all the bubs to play but that wouldn’t cost a small fortune and look super lame either. So a quick trip to Bunnings and I had myself a really cheap solution in the form of a plastic backed canvas […]

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What It’s Really Like Living Off Grid With A Toddler

I get asked a lot about what it’s really like living off grid and whether I wish I had real power. Most of the time my response is fuck no – I don’t miss the power bills, water bills, appliance repairs etc. Bill free living is the dream and I know not everyone can / wants to do the same […]

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How to get a fully serviced work space for free

Before I had Cypress I had all the best intentions of running my business from home. I figured as long as I had a nice work space, and a good routine that working around my little one would be easy right? Yeah – nah.  This is yet another Parenting Myth which I’ll one day write a dedicated post about just […]

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Roast Veggie & Chickpea Nourish Bowl

If you’ve been on Insta in the last year, I’m sure you’ve noticed the hype around Buddha Bowls, Nourish Bowls, Health Bowls.  Whatever you want to call them – they’re cool as fuck fresh ingredients in a bowl. Chris has been on at me for weeks to start making our own and I guess I always thought they’d be some […]

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How We Built A No Dig Veggie Garden That Never Needs Watering

We’re seriously short on time.  So when we wanted to start our veggie garden, we knew it had to be fuss free and something that wouldn’t drain our time each day. What we’ve managed to create is a veggie garden that didn’t require any digging and we don’t have to water ever!!  This is where we get most of our […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Being A Tight Ass

This blog post has been a long time coming.  I mean a really long time. For as long as I’ve been old enough to make my own financial decisions (16 with a job), I’ve been the ultimate tight ass (except for that one time at 18 I sold my dirtbike and bought clothes and shoes I no longer own). A […]

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Super Simple Creamy Carbonara

Not many can pass up a creamy carbonara sauce stirred through perfectly al dente spaghetti.  Over the years I’ve wasted money on buying the jar sauces in the hope that I’ll get that perfect flavour, but most of the time I’m left with some shitty processed taste in my mouth that turns me off the whole meal. The only way […]

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How To Halve Your Grocery Bill | News.com.au Interview

Ever have a serious “oh shit” moment? I had one today while enjoying my besties daughters third birthday.  One of the Mamas from a Facebook group shared a fresh article from News.com.au asking if it was me and if I knew about it! Oh shit. All of a sudden I had an embarassing flash back to that time I was […]

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How We Eat Like Kings On A Single Income

I seem to spend a lot of time in my various Facebook groups sharing my tips on how we eat really great meals on a single income.  With daily living expenses rising and more families finding it hard to manage, it’s the question on the tip of many Mama’s tongues and it’s one that’s taken us a long time to […]

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Fully Loaded Roast Vege Salad

This salad is the kind of salad you feed a heap of hungry blokes.  It certainly isn’t dainty, or delicate but it packs a punch in the taste department.  It’s the kind of meal you can chuck anything in that’s in season, so adapt to whatever’s fresh and needing to be used. [yumprint-recipe id=’7′] 

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Setting New Moon Intentions

How To Use The New Moon | New Moon Ritual

Sometimes life just really sucks but you can’t quite work out why.  You feel like you need a little reset button to get rid of this shittiness surrounding you and start fresh with a new, happier perspective. Lucky for us, this is actually possible if you believe in the power of The Moon and you’re prepared to harness it and […]

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Realities Of Being A Breastfeeding Mumma

Breastfeeding… More people have seen your tits than you ever thought possible. Most of the time you don’t even realise one is still hanging out from the last feed as your little one burps all over your chest. You leak milk fucking everywhere! In the bed, down your side, on your kid, on your phone. That old habit of drip […]

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Post Natal Anxiety Part Three | Learning To Be At Home

Throughout all my chats, and counseling sessions, there was one thought I wasn’t sharing with anyone.  It was so selfish and ungrateful of me, I could barely handle saying it out loud. I wanted to sell the farm. Just typing those words now still bring tears to my eyes.  Here was had everything we had dreamed of and worked so […]

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Post Natal Anxiety Part Two | Gaining Control Of Panic Attacks

It’s taken me two months to write this second part and my now 4 month old baby is talking himself to sleep in his cot.  I guess thinking about my mental state all those weeks ago is still difficult to do but hopefully I can finish it all tonight.  If Cypress stays asleep that is. So I had just seen […]

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The Actual Shittest Day

My day started with cradling my nut job baby from 6:30 until 6:30 while he slept. If then progressed to trying to hold onto said slippery baby in the shower without dropping him. Into the car and guess who has learnt the stiff baby trick. Woo fucking hoo. Arrive at Caloundra, take it him out of the seat and oh […]

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