{A Sydney Weekend}

A couple of weekends ago, I flew to Sydney to spend some time hanging out with some pretty darn cool people (there's a little more to the back-story and some more lovely photos over here if you're curious).

It went a little something like this...

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The Simple Life {Castile Soap & Goats Milk}

I love products that are multi-use. Give me something that does more than one job, and I will think it rather clever. I've been playing with alternatives to common cleansers and cleaners for quite some time, and looking for ones that do a decent job without all the chemical fillers and excessive packaging. When I find something that works brilliantly, is multi-use, a gentle alternative AND handmade, you can bet I'm pretty happy about it.

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Simple Living

Simple Living. Something that keeps coming up for me, both unconsciously and consciously. I am absolutely an advocate for 'Living Simply' - but sometimes I get a little lost on along the way, complicate things and let my plate get full to overflowing. Lately, this feeling of being full to the brim has shown itself, and I've been in a state of retreat. I've had several courses on the back-burner, waiting for my full attention. Plans for this space, and plans to offer a service. SO MANY plans for the gardens here, and plans to book a holiday to New Zealand. Plans for books to read, plans for posts to write. And ironically, plans to simplify things even further. Plans are all well and good - except when nothing much is happening and you end up frustrated and overwhelmed, resentful of all the good stuff in your life! I had a conversation with a mentor recently, and she asked me 'What, out of all the things you have on your plate, is one thing you want to be able to devote yourself to wholly?'. My immediate, unhesitating answer was 'None of it'. Perfect.

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The Sugar Pines - An afternoon at The Photo School

On Saturday, with a sore throat and achy ear, I headed up the stunning country road from our place to Tumbarumba to meet the clever Kate Berry and Peta Mazey from The Photo School. A local cafe Nest was celebrating a 5 year birthday hosting workshops by Whole Larder Love and a afternoon photo session run by Kate and Peta. I love Nest, and was so excited to discover it - good, good coffee (from these guys), seriously yummy food, cute cafe and beautiful smiling service. I'm beyond stoked to have a new 'local' in a little town up the road. Anyway, while I love Rohan's work, it was the location of the photo session and the chance to meet the talented ladies that really hooked me.

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My Tiny Home

I recently read this post by the wonderful Ronnie about her wardrobe purge, and how it was both deeply cleansing and somewhat effortless. It reminded me that I haven't yet written here about our Tiny Home, and how we've gone transitioning into it from a 3 bedroom home. Our little home is definitely not as tiny as this gorgeous little place, but I can promise you the reaction from friends who have dropped by has been in the realm of horrified (they have a baby, this place WOULD NOT work for a baby!) to highly amused (Is this it?!).

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