Health. Primal Nutrition. Exercise. Motherhood. Sustainability & Creating various things.

Sunday Snapshot.....

Making frittata for lunch....

Saturday Snapshot........

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend too.

Knitted Dishcloth Pattern

This little project is quick to knit up and will save you buying dishcloths from the supermarket. 

All you need to know is how to Cast on, Knit, Purl and Cast off

You will need: 
4 ply cotton 
3.25mm needles 

Cast on 39 stitches 
Row 1-10: Knit Stitch 
Row 11: K6, P3, K3 repeat to last 6 sts, K6
Row 12: Knit Stitch 
Row 13-28: Repeat last 2 rows 
Row 28-38: Knit Stitch 
Cast off


The simplicity of this acoustic living blog

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Being 25 weeks pregnant means a rapidly growing belly and a ravenous appetite. This little protein and fat packed snack hits the spot every time though!

  • 4-5 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 avocado
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt
  • pepper 
  • Fresh Coriander to garnish (optional)
  1. Peel eggs and slice in half 
  2. Scoop out the egg yolks and place in a small bowl with the remaining ingredients
  3. Give the yolk mixture a good mash, place back into the egg whites and garnish with coriander.
note: recipe can be easily halved or doubled if required 

All in an Afternoon's Work

Today I'm putting my blog in the hands of my husband, Dave.....

How To Build an Urban Garden:

You will need: 
  • Wood (half rounds are ideal) 
  • Wooden Pegs
  • Hammer
  • Nails 
  • Cardboard or Weed Mat

1. Measure out the length and width that you want the garden to be. The wood can be bought from any hardware store and they will cut it to length for you.

2. Hammer a wooden peg into the ground at one of the corners. Nail one length of wood into the peg, then hammer another peg into the ground at the other end of the wood. then simply repeat the process until you have a border for your garden.

3. Place the cardboard or weed mat onto the ground, this stops grass from growing through. Then pour soil (I used 'Garden Mix' which is already mixed with compost) on top of the cardboard.

4. Start Sowing or Planting.

This whole process only takes an hour or so!

Welcome 2011

Happy New Year Everybody!!

Hope you are enjoying yourselves during your Holidays.

In the quiet of the past few days I have thought about what I value most and why. So, In place of a New Years resolution I wrote down my values in order to hold firm to them throughout this year.............

For My Body:

  • To Eat: naturally occuring foods
  • To Exercise: with a mix of short, high intensity, multi-functional movements and long, low intensity runs or walks.
  • To Rest: By going to bed around 10pm and rising around 6am, having an afternoon nap if required and letting the rhythm of my daily routine reflect the rhythm of the earths seasons

Why?: Because these reflect the way that I was designed to eat, move and rest therefore giving me energy and wellbeing and protecting me from pain and dysfunction.

For My Children:
  • To Listen:  To both my children’s needs and my intuition as a Mother and have confidence in where they lead me.
Why?: Because it is what feels right.

For The Earth:
  • To Grow: Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit
  • To Keep: Chickens (if we can)
  • To Dispose: Of waste firstly by composting or recycling
  • To Buy: Handmade, Secondhand, NZ Made, from the Market or from Local independantly owned shops
  • To Clean: With homemade and/or natural products
  • To Own: A small amount of material possessions
  • To Choose: Natural materials over synthetic
  • To Transport: Myself via foot, cycle, bus or ferry whenever possible
  • To Re-purpose: Old materials into new creations that we can use

Why?: So that my Great-Great-Grand Children will inherit a world that is beautiful and abundant with natural resources for them to use and enjoy the beauty of.... just like I have.

For My Spirit and My Soul:
  • Sew
  • Knit
  • Write
  • Read
  • Surf
  • Row
  • Share: My life with friends, family and community
  • Travel: Whether it be near or far
  • Remember: One thing everyday that I am grateful for
  • Maintain: A clean and tidy home and garden
  • Spend: Within my means

Why?: Simply because it feels good.