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Healthy Swaps: Toilet Deodoriser

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Healthy Swaps, Natural Cleaning | 19 comments

Healthy Swaps: Toilet Deodoriser

  Okay I know it’s a bit random, but I saw this idea on Facebook (sorry can’t remember where) and totally loved it!   Those yucky deodorisers shoot a heap of toxic chemicals into the air in your home every time you flush. They are also very dangerous if ingested (and we all know toddlers are curious and like to put things in their mouth). I found one type of these toilet deodorisers over at the EWG skindeep database and it was red flagged as having significant hazard to health and environment. Pretty scary. Healthy...

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10 Healthy Winter Desserts

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Sweet Treats | 4 comments

10 Healthy Winter Desserts

  One of the best things about winter is tucking into a hot, comforting, delicious pudding! This round up features healthier recipes – refined sugar free, wheat free, additve free and some are gluten free, dairy free and egg free as well. Enjoy them with hot custard, grass fed cream or homemade icecream for a treat that is oh so good for the soul! Here are 10 healthy winter desserts from some of Australia’s most fabulous wellness bloggers (and me). You are going to want to use the PIN IT feature for these!   My Easy...

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REAL breakfast drinks for kids

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Breakfasts, Natural Health, Natural Parenting | 23 comments

REAL breakfast drinks for kids

There was bit (okay a lot) of debate on Facebook yesterday with a ‘popular’ dietician/nutritionist recommending a new range of Up and Go packaged breakfast drinks for children who don’t eat breakast. I have talked about these drinks before when another nutritionist recommended the Coco Pops drinks. Sorry but I have to put this out there yet again. This makes me so mad. It’s so confusing for people when ‘experts’ in the mainstream media do this. Who are we supposed to believe? Well, I think it’s...

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22 Things to Make out of Plastic Milk Bottles

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Eco-Friendly | 6 comments

22 Things to Make out of Plastic Milk Bottles

    Have you ever stopped to think how many plastic milk bottles get thrown into landfill each year?  I know we can recycle them, but what about upcycling them into something useful or something beautiful? Be inspired by these amazing ideas from around the internet. 22 Things to Make out of Plastic Milk Bottles !      A watering can.      Pencil holders.      Lamps.      Earrings.    Bag storage.      Fairy Costume.      Giftbox.      Lanterns.    ...

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Love List {July 2014}

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Favourite Things | 6 comments

Love List {July 2014}

Already half way through the year, tax time and chilly nights….. July! Here’s this month’s roundup.   ♥ No More Fatigue Wristlet. This gorgeous crystal wristlet is one of the new motivational wristlets from the girls at Sanctus Stones. These pieces are incredibly powerful. The crystals are chosen for their unique properties and come in a  bamboo gift box with full details about how to care for your piece and how to program it with your intentions and goals. I have been wearing it for a month and I adore it –...

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Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Sweet Treats, Thermomix | 12 comments

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

  I have been hankering for something delicious and lemony! Combined with some yoghurt that needed to be used and inspired by this recipe, I baked a lemon yoghurt cake. It is dense, moist and very zingy. I really like it and so did the kids! If you are familiar with orange almond cake, the texture is a bit similar even though it’s made differently. If you can’t get fine polenta, just process regular polenta a little first in the food processor so your cake isn’t too ‘crunchy’! If you are dairy free, you can...

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Sophia Eats – A book review and giveaway.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Giveaways, Natural Health, Natural Parenting | 51 comments

Sophia Eats – A book review and giveaway.

    One thing that really annoys me is ‘toddler formula’ !!  Even way back when my kids were little (15 years ago now) and I wasn’t as nutritionally savvy as I am now, I still thought, that is crazy!  Why not just feed kids food? Let’s face it though – nutrition can be confusing! Toddlers are notoriously fussy eaters and it can be hard to know if they are getting the right amount and type of nutrients. Leading Aussie naturopath and nutritionist, Emma Sutherland, has the solution.   After becoming a new mum a...

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My easy gluten-free apple and fig crumble

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Sweet Treats | 4 comments

My easy gluten-free apple and fig crumble

    Who doesn’t love an apple crumble??? It’s one of the first dishes I learnt to cook and a standard recipe to learn in Home Ec! The old-fashioned wheat and sugar one doesn’t work for me anymore, so I modified it and make this gluten-free version. It’s still tasty and delicious. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s so adaptable. Use whatever fruit needs eating up! A favourite of ours is pear and blueberry. For some reason the pears are the most unpopular fruit in the house and I am often left with a...

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Why Pregnant Women Should do Yoga

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Natural Parenting, Natural Therapies | 10 comments

Why Pregnant Women Should do Yoga

  My gorgeous friend Lou from Yogi Tree is a yoga instructor with a special interest in pre-natal yoga. I have asked her to share a bit about why this is so good for expectant mummas. ♥♥♥   Although I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years – it was falling pregnant that really made me realize how amazing it is.   I guess growing another little human being inside is the ultimate motivation for a bit of self-care, yes?  During my pregnancy, yoga helped me relax my mind, stretch and open my body, all while teaching me...

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10 Ways to Reduce Plastic in your Life

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Giveaways | 121 comments

10 Ways to Reduce Plastic in your Life

  So, you may have heard that it’s Plastic Free July. It’s a fabulous initiative and one that I am more than happy to support. The aim is basically that we attempt to refuse single use plastic during July. I am going to share with you some things I do to reduce my plastic consumption and I also have a Plastic Free July Starter Pack for one of you too.   So why would you avoid single use plastic? Well, the main issues are: * plastic hangs around in landfills for a very long time * recycling plastic is inefficient and...

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