My 3rd child Olivia turned 21 today. We officially celebrated her birthday yesterday as this year she is spending Christmas with her partner’s family. She requested a family dinner and an ice-cream cake for her birthday cake. As we live in Australia and it is super hot at this time of year this is a
I left my job! After 5.5 years working in a relatively secure and well paid job for State Government here in Queensland, Australia I resigned and worked my last day on 19 December. We are both equally excited and nervous as well as realising the great potential and opportunity this brings us. Our business which
FEEDING CHICKENS WHAT to feed CHICKENS who are not free-ranging every day? Brett and I get tired of forking out money on grain, and chicken pellets or mash for our 4 girls. There must be a more sustainable way. We are free ranging them for a few hours each day on the weekend
Of course, a good supply of Bi-Carb Soda is pretty much essential for any frugal mindsetter. It’s wonderful stuff! Here’s a quick way to revitalize a scungy stainless steel kitchen sink: Give the sink and tap a liberal sprinkling of Bi-Carb. (I bought some Bi-Carb in a handy little jar that has a sprinkle lid). Give it
Our girls not only help out with gardening but also provide us with an abundant supply of beautiful, fresh eggs!
Basic general cleaning liquids are quite easy to make at home. There are a lot of different recipes for such products. For my first attempt, I opted for a very simple recipe using apple cider vinegar, water and tea tree oil. What you’ll need: One cup of water One cup of apple cider vinegar
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It’s great to have liquid hand soap in handy dispensers close to various taps in your house. It can encourage children (and some adults) to practise good hygiene by washing their hands more often. But, the commercial stuff can be very expensive. Especially, if you have young children who often seem to be fascinated by
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It seems to me that one important strategy for living simply – and frugally – is to get organised! I am, by nature, not a particularly organised individual. I’d hate to think how much precious time and resources I’ve wasted in my life because I’ve forgotten to get something or can’t find something. To that