Apollo wants to know why I'm sitting on HIS couch.
Inch by inch, the garden is revealed!
Using some of the offcuts from my epoxy project. Glow in the dark night light? The base is made from sydney blue gum, same timber as whats in the epoxy. The colour and grain really came out when i put some of my home made paste wax on.
#nowaste #usewhatyouvegot #glowinthedarkepoxy #sydneybluegum
Clean out the fridge veggie stir fry 🍲I sautéed diced bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots and spinach, added a little cilantro and served it over steamed quinoa. Don’t throw it away, sauté it!
dinner party must haves: people. once you’ve got the people, it’s time to spice up your place setting. one easy trick is to grab a spool of suede from your local craft store + pick some greenery from your front yard. simple right? the most simplistic things can create so much beauty #dinnerpartyready #usewhatyouvegot #dinnerplates #lesson101
Latest creation, a heart wreath with re-usable bud holder.
lime bliss balls#
Yes well what was supposed to be lemon cheesecake type protein balls I changed into Maqui lime bliss balls 🤣... #usewhatyouvegot
# I never follow recipes 🙈#
I’m doing a fridge clean out and menu plan today, and prepping a few things for the week ahead, so I did a live video to share what I’m doing! There’s lots of local produce like tamarillos, Ibika and vine spinach, zucchini, corn, limes, lemongrass, turmeric, sweet potato, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, mint, chives, passionfruit, persimmon.... watch the whole video in my live story to see how I’m using them! .
Shout out to @realfoodnetworkfnq
- local produce I use and love!!
Here’s some things on my list to make this week - what’s on yours? 💙🌿
Poached tamarillos with vanilla and honey (experimenting!)
Corn & potato fritters (trying out one of Christine Cronau’s recipes)
Lamb, eggplant and tomato stew (recipe variation of one coming to the blog soon!) Gypsy stew (LCF cookbook)
Fish & sweet potato soup (LCF cookbook)
Passionfruit & persimmon jellies (jelly recipe in LCF cookbook)
Sweet & sour prawn soup (LCF cookbook)
Zucchini & mushroom strata (LCF cookbook)
Red cabbage & grape salad (LCF cookbook)
Deviled eggs (lunches)
Pumpkin brownie pudding with peanut butter sauce (blog)
#localproduce #csa #supportlocalfarmers #fridgecleanout #wastenotwantnot #usewhatyouvegot #mealplan #planning #howtomealplan #menu #menuplanning #homecooking #tropical #athertontablelands #cairns #farnorthqueensland #australia #quirkycooking
Gardening Tip - If your live on a farm or ranch and your husband spreads the fertilizer on your pasture or farm ground, then go and check around the spreader for fertilizer spills. If there are some gab a little bucket and a pair of gloves and pick up as much as you can. Then using your hands (with gloves on) broadcast spread it over your garden. If you have a bunch of fertilizer and small garden then you can spread the extra on your yard. 🥒🥦🥕
#gardening #gardeningfarmer #usewhatyouvegot #nowaste #fardeningfarmwife #gardeningtip #ranchlife #farmlife #afarmwifeslife
Today marks the start of a new chapter in my life!
Heading to Parisippany to train for my internship at College Works Painting! I'm so excited to meet new people and learn more about my role in this plane.
Hope y'all have an amazing weekend. I know I will! 😄
Ahhhh, yes. A morning with sunshine starts the day right.
What to do with bits and bobs of fabric from former projects??? Make lampshades, of course!! (I actually made 2 identical shades for the 2 identical lamps on either side of the room.) Waste not, want not!! #create #usewhatyouvegot #happyresults
Sent off some happy mail today...did a quick marker sketch of peonies to brighten the package... who would like to see pretty mail in their boxes once in while?
So..... Another inch of snow..... 90" this season. I don't mind the snow, but I am ready for more sun.
Angora bunnies are ready to find their fur-ever homes! Three chocolate agouti girls; one black male.
Let's hear it for the girls! Angora bunnies for sale!
Cora, our yellow tabby, decided to join Apollo and I for a walk today.
Good morning chores! The walkway up to the chicken coop is finally visible.
Big post ahead! Have you thought of reusing some of those less attractive plastics that you end up with? Here are some of the items that we've reused many times that have been bought by us in the past or inherited to try and save it from going straight into landfill or recycling after a single use. • We have taken ownership of a lot of the plastic leftovers from my husbands weekly work lunches. That Lebanese bread plastic bag in the middle is a regular visitor of ours. Rather than leaving these bags for landfill (or best scenario #redcycle
) we use them for freezing our bagless sourdough breads each week until they've seen their day. • Some of the other items here are taken to our wholefoods store for refilling multiple times. • I don't have pretty bamboo or metal straws at home because as you can see i have versions soft and hard plastic straws instead. For my maternity leave/ work farewell I received a kind gift that featured decorations attached to these stripey hard straws. So these are my forever straws that I use daily in my homemade chai frappes. There are also a few softer straws that we have ended up with or had blown out of a cafe acquaintances glass (I see this happen a lot - accidental cafe pollution). 😩 • Our bathroom bin has been the same bag for over a year now and if I think we need to get rid of it I will just use newspaper. • Other various containers have joined our household after family visits or the like and can be used again - eg the berry container. • The plastic cutlery - well my old workplace only offered disposables and when I forgot mine I chose to keep the cutlery and use it over and over again.
More and more I'm noticing that no matter how mindfully we dispose of plastic items, there's every chance it can still end up in our waterways by way of the wind or other reasons. So reuse what you can, and redcyle the soft stuff because sometimes it is so hard to avoid it entirely. 🙏 .
#reusabledisposables #canireuseit #reuseit #icanreuseit #reusablesoftplastic #reusableplastic #usewhatyouvegot #waronwaste #waronwasteau #plasticstraws #youcansavetheearth #savetheearth #savethesea #plasticfreeliving #stuckwithplastic
GIVEAWAY: Want to get messy and cultivate your creativity with me? I'd love to have you in a class! 💗 I'm giving away 1 FREE class this spring! Last fall I hosted a Mindful Makers class and it went really well! On March 20th I'll announce ways you can join me for more classes this spring! But first I want to hear from you! What would you like to take? Take my survey to be entered to WIN a free class!
HOW TO BE ENTERED TO WIN: 1. Take the survey at the link in my bio by Feb 13th at 11:59 PM. Tell me about your dream class! 2. You must be signed up for my newsletter (at link in bio) 3. 👭 DOUBLE your entry 👭 by tagging a friend you think would like a chance for some creativity cultivation* 💗
*A mindful note: please don't spam your friends, only tag a person who would enjoy this.😊 Multiple friend tagging doesn't mean tripling and quadrupling your entries, but if you genuinely have more than one friend who would love this, please tag away! 😉
Thanks for your support and feedback!
On your bike! Did you spot it straight away?? Ok, ok. I don't mean to be shouty but it's a gentle nudge to get you going if you're off to a sluggish start this week. Forget the coffee and the inspirational quotes, although I really hoped you enjoyed yesterday's! Today is all about seeing the resources that you've got right in front of you which you might have missed because of what you think your resources should look like. You know that conversation you have with yourself that you need this to do that or you've got to do this before you do that. Yes this bike is a bit run down but it's still a bike that will get you from A to B. What have you got available to you to help you get going? To help you shine your light. Have a think....mine is time and I'm going to make use of every free half an hour that I have...and yes that means a bit less time on Instagram 🤔..what will you do??? #onyourbike #getgoing #usewhatyouvegot #gettingtgemostoutofwhatyouvegot #resources #perspective #motherhood #motherhoodgoals #mum #newmum #focussed #dreams #plan #parenting #londonmums #youvegotthis #doit #start #shinebright