Letting go

image courtesy of Becoming Minimalist Do you ever feel like this? When you let something go, the weight of it leaves you. For me, this is so true. Walking around my home with more space makes me feel lighter. Letting go of pain and emotions are harder but when you can and do, it does…

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The country life

When you grow up in the country you often don’t really appreciate it. Both Ben and I grew up on farms, differing sizes and very differing experiences. One of the advantages I had was growing up in the Yarra Valley which at an hour from Melbourne gives you the best of both worlds. Last weekend…

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Sweet as a bee

I had my baby shower last weekend and it was truly a lovely afternoon. My mum and sister-in-law Emily were the amazing hosts at my mum’s house. I had about 15 friends and family there and they spoilt me, we played games and ate yummy food. After a long day I was completely exhausted and…

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What size is minimalism?

Sometimes I think my brand of minimalism is ‘up there’ in terms of how much I’m reducing. Then I compare myself to someone else, like Alison from 600sqft and a baby and I realise, wow, I’m not. Minimalism comes in many shapes and sizes. A lot of the time, people think it means having bare walls,…

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Are bucket lists helpful?

My bucket list looks something like this: Write a feature story for Country Style Visit every country in the world ( 26 / 195) Hike the Pacific Crest Trail Build a tiny house Live on the land (again/as an adult) Go on a safari in Africa Backpack around South America But recently I read an…

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You are so precious to me

Last night my husband told me I was precious to him. I know he feels this way I suppose but he’s a man of few words, so he rarely says things like this. It got me thinking about how relationships develop over time. We get comfortable with each other, sometimes forgetting the need for attention or…

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Taking stock

I saw this over at The Shady Baker a while ago and thought I’d have a go. Making: last week it was decorations for my baby shower Cooking: slow cooker meals because the weather has cooled down Drinking: coffee, soda water Reading: The Four Streets by Nadine Dorries Wanting: to be in less pain from pregnancy Playing: The Eagles,…

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Capsule wardrobe

I started my first capsule wardrobe last week thanks to the easy to follow advice from Caroline at Un-Fancy. I find her method and her posts so refreshing and inspiring. So thanks Caroline! I’ll have to post some pictures but I have about 34 items, they don’t include workout clothes or lounge clothes and of…

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30 weeks

It is amazing to me that 30 weeks of a pregnancy can go by so quickly yet so slowly. The first 12 weeks, from finding out at about 6 weeks to getting to the stage where you can shout it from the rooftops, is so difficult emotionally but physically the morning sickness (all day sickness…)…

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