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Sunrise Bringing Good Vibes

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, […]

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Today I Locked My Baby In The Car

Today I had the most terrifying experience a parent could ever have. I went to Hastings St for a stroll with Cypress and my Dad. Put Cypress in his seat, handbag on the floor, chucked my keys on the front seat and shut the door to fold down the pram but Dad couldn’t open the boot because it was locked. […]

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My Worst Nightmare Came True

I finally feel comfortable at home and…. Chris wakes me a few hours ago to tell me we’ve run out of power. Just now sitting in bubs room on the rocking chair and I see something strange – a fucking snake above his window in his room. That’s what I needed. My biggest fear coming true with no lights. Still […]

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Post Natal Anxiety Part One | Three Day Panic Attack

As I sit here writing this post, my beautiful 8 week old baby boy, Cypress, is snoozing peacefully in his bouncer and the first 6 weeks postpartum feel like a distant memory filled with some of the darkest days I have ever experienced. Before I dive into sharing my most personal experience, I would like to add a little disclaimer.  […]

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It’s A Boy | Cypress Fitzgerald Birth Story

Welcoming to the world our baby boy – Cypress Fitzgerald. Born on January 31, 2017 at 9.05pm, weighing 6 pound, 2 ounces.  Just a heads up, this post may be a little too much information for some. There’s no gruesome photos, but there’s no holding back on the information I’m about to share. I always knew this birth would test […]

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The Most Honest Selfie I’ve Ever Snapped

I wasn’t going to share this image publicly. For starters, it’s probably boring and it’s shitty quality. This was last Monday, the first day Chris went back to work. I was walking around the house while feeding Cypress when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I have no idea why but I had to capture this look […]

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Baby Steps Towards Being At Home

Yesterday we were meant to have a sleep over at home. Something didn’t feel right and I chickened out. So my wonderful husband loaded us up and drove an hour back to Currimundi at 8 last night. We did have an amazing afternoon there though, laying on the couch bed watching TV, organising the house to feel more like home, […]

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Baby Steps

Today I had my first psychologist appointment. She was so lovely and confirmed that everything I’ve been saying, thinking and doing is totally on the right track. After seeing her, we headed up to the property for an afternoon visit with a friend. I had one moment of tears which I swiftly snapped out of. We walked the property with […]

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Gaining Control Over My Anxiety

Nothing compares to these moments. He may still be tiny, but he’s my driving force to gain control again. The past few days with the help of breathing in calm, breathing out panic, long showers, camomile tincture, essential oils and plenty of talking, I’m now able to grasp control of the anxiety before I spiral into full on melt down […]

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My Tricky, Silly Brain

This isn’t fair. Bringing a new life into the world is meant to be the most incredible time of our lives. Instead, it’s being ruined by fear and stress and a feeling like I’m seconds away from fainting. My brain is tricking me into thinking our property is anything less than all of our dreams and that I would be […]

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Tribe Lovin

Shout out to our Tribe… Our family by blood and by choice. After leaving hospital last week, I had an anxiety freak out and was re-admitted for a couple of days. The family banded together and decided Chris, Cypress and I should have a ‘Babymoon’ with the Fitzgerald’s by the ocean to help me find calm, balance and control of […]

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Creamy Potato & Spinach Curry

This is one of those recipes you pull out of thin air one night when the fridge and pantry is bare, it’s well past 8:00, and you just can’t be bothered any more. Luckily, this one worked and became a hit in our house.  You can easily adapt it to feed more than 2 people by doubling the quantities but […]

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The Truth Behind Pregnancy | The Shit No One Tells You

We all know the usual shit that people tell you about growing a tiny human inside of you but what about the real shit that no one talks about? I’m not here to scare you or portray pregnancy as anything other than a miracle, but I think there’s a few points we need to discuss. Nothing will prepare you for […]

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Realities Of Living Off Grid | Four Months In

It’s been four months today since our stand alone off grid solar system was installed by a pair a absolute legends so I thought it was time to reflect on what we’ve discovered so far. What We Expected We didn’t really expect much from our system as we didn’t know anyone else living this way to chat to other than […]

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2016 Wholly Fuck – What A Trip | End Of Year Reflections

While I sit here, with these intense riggles and bumbs happening inside my tummy, I’m pretty overwhelmed at how much our life has changed this year.  I’ll try and do it justice in what I’m sure will turn into a mammoth post that most of you will only get half way through, but if you’re interested, grab a bevo, get […]

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DIY Bees Wax Furniture Polish | Kid Friendly

We were just gifted a beautiful, raw timber cot and change table from my Mum and her partner ready for the arrival of our little Fitzrigglet. Now kids friends have demonstrated their ability to eat timber cots when they’re teething, so I needed to seal it with something non-toxic that would still protect the timber enough to keep it looking […]

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Our Casual Sunshine Coast Wedding | No Mush, No Fuss

Our one year wedding anniversary has arrived so I thought what a perfect time to share the story of our relaxed wedding day! We’re no frills kind of people.  Anything too formal makes us clam up and we hate being the center of attention (unless beer is involved).  We knew our wedding had to reflect us and had to be […]

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Purchasing & Setting Up The Land | Did We Budget Right?

Spring has arrived and we’re now more than comfortably set up on the property with all the creature comforts we could ask for but our building cash is almost entirely gone and we’re still a little short on some of the cost of our containers. As soon as we worked out what the sale price of our house was, we […]

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Gender Neutral Nursery Design | Spoiling Your Baby On A Budget

I think it’s safe to say that every parent wants to give their little babe the very best of everything.  Unfortunately for some, the budget is tight right before a baby comes along.  Ours was practically non-existent after having to finish sheeting the internal shed walls and buying the family car on minimum wages. I really didn’t want to skimp […]

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The Easiest Roast Vegetable & Lentil Salad

I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect lunch salad that will fill me up, please the budget, store well when prepped for the week and will give me and bub all the goodness we need.  I came up with this beauty on a total whim and I am loving it so much that day one of this lunch […]

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