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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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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′]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
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 […]READ THE FULL POST
I can’t believe that two months ago I couldn’t be here. That was honestly my darkest days I’ve ever had to endure. How do you tell the man you love that we can’t live in the place he adores most? The place we had spent 8 months shaping into our dream, where we’ve invested hundred of dollars in fruit trees, […]READ THE FULL POST