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5 Simple Steps to Start Your Non Toxic Journey

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Natural Beauty, Natural Health | 1 comment

5 Simple Steps to Start Your Non Toxic Journey

    Today’s guest blog is from the always lovely Natasha Stewart from Little Bean Organics. She is a real inspiration and today she is talking about some simple ways you can begin to be toxin-free. It’s really great information – enjoy!   ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Simple Steps to Start Your Non Toxic Journey     When I had my daughter, like a lot of mums I started to pay attention to what I was putting on her skin and then my skin. I didn’t realise it was going to lead into such a domino effect journey about how...

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Three Mistakes I Made As a First Time Mum

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Natural Parenting | 5 comments

Three Mistakes I Made As a First Time Mum

  Today on the blog is the gorgeous Paolo Espinel, nutrition and life coach from Be Wise Be Healthy. She is sharing with us the three mistakes she made as a first time mum. ♥♥♥   Three Mistakes I Made As a First Time Mum   When we women start a family, all the attention is focused in the pregnancy itself, the preparation for birth and the welcoming the baby home but little thought is given to the new life as a mum looking after a new tiny creature. We are never taught formally how to be a mum, we do not know what to expect and...

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Lunchbox Felafel

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Lunches and Snacks | 4 comments

Lunchbox Felafel

  Today on the blog, gorgeous mums Micheline and Anita are sharing a recipe from their new cookbook, Sandwich Free Packet Free Lunchboxes. I am thrilled to have been a contributor to their amazing cookbook – look out for my muffin recipe! Have you ever looked at your children’s lunch boxes and asked for the inspiration of healthy, real foods that they will actually eat and enjoy? Micheline and Anita who are both friends and mothers that offer you exactly that. Both are passionate about real whole foods and sharing easy to...

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20 Nut Free Lunchbox Snacks

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Kids Parties, Lunches and Snacks | 4 comments

20 Nut Free Lunchbox Snacks

  A nut free lunchbox is a requirement in a lot of Australian schools. The incidence of fatal allergies has meant we need to keep kids safe. Nut-free snacks are really not that hard to do! If you want a recipe that uses nuts, there are lots of alternatives. Sunflower seed butter or tahini can be used in place of peanut or nut butters. Dried fruit or seeds can be used where nuts are in a recipe.     Here are 20 nut free lunchbox recipes to get you inspired. Have you got a recipe? Leave us a link in the comments!    ...

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The Best Lunchboxes for Kids

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Lunches and Snacks | 16 comments

The Best Lunchboxes for Kids

   It’s nearly back to school time again! If you need to update your lunchboxes, check out my round up of the best lunchboxes for kids. Depending on the age of your child, your budget and your preferences, there are lunchboxes for everyone!     ♥ Planetbox. These lunchboxes are so popular and with good reason! They are the ultimate in waste free, safe lunchboxes. Made from 100% great quality stainless steel, they are able to go in the dishwasher. There are lots of different sizes and options to suit your child’s...

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Ditch the New Year Resolutions for a healthier 2015

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Natural Health | 0 comments

Ditch the New Year Resolutions for a healthier 2015

  Today’s guest post is from the lovely Jessica Donovan from Energetic Mama.  She is sharing her expert tips on how to have a healthier 2015 – without the guilt!                                                                                                                                 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥     Ditch the New Year Resolutions for a healthier 2015   Let me guess, you have set a New Year’s Resolution, focused on the fact that 2015 will be the year to drop weight, get healthy, quit sugar, get fit, ease up on the...

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Mushroom and Haloumi Kebabs

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Dinners, Lunches and Snacks | 2 comments

Mushroom and Haloumi Kebabs

    Simple summer eating! I am back with my next recipe in the Australian Mushroom Growers “Summer Mushrooms” campaign! It’s such fun to be involved in creating Aussie mushie recipes alongside some great foodie bloggers. You can find their recipes here. Mushrooms are such a great superfood. They are nutrient rich, flavour rich, high in bioactive compounds (that means they are really good for you), easily available and affordable. This recipe makes a great starter for a barbeque – hand around a platter and use...

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How Crystals Work

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Inspiration for the Soul, Natural Health, Natural Therapies | 5 comments

How Crystals Work

    Today I am welcoming the lovely Lisa Summers from Crystal Healing with Lisa to the blog. Lisa has a lot of different interests and one of them is crystals! She is sharing her knowledge with us today about how crystals work.  ♥♥♥ How Crystals Work   Every physical being and thing has an aura which is a scientifically proven energy field.  In a living being the aura exists within and external to the body and expands with joyful (positive) thoughts and contracts with painful (sad, angry, negative) thoughts.    The aura is the...

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Kids in the Kitchen + Green Spaghetti

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Kids in the Kitchen + Green Spaghetti

  Today I am welcoming my gorgeous friend, Kristin Cosgrove from Mamacino to the blog. She is sharing one of her family’s favourite recipes with us.  ♥♥♥ Kids in the Kitchen + Green Spaghetti I am passionate about teaching my children how to make good choices for their happiness and well being and this definitely includes guiding them towards a healthy and whole food way of eating.  I love to see them in the kitchen experimenting with different foods, being curious about how things taste and taking pride in the dishes they create.  In...

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Last minute gift ideas – no shops involved!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Books, Christmas, Easter, Gift Guides | 0 comments

Last minute gift ideas – no shops involved!

Last minute gift ideas – no shops involved!   Okay if you have been slack and left it right to the last minute, you still have some options!  No, you don’t have to go to the shops and fight with the crowds, just take ten minutes online and you are sorted. These work well for Christmas and for birthdays! Check out these ideas:   Gift Vouchers: Most online stores have gift vouchers and will email them to you so you can print them out or forward on to your recipient. I think gift vouchers are actually a pretty good choice...

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