When you first have a baby, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE with older kids will tell you how fast the time will fly by! It’s hard to believe when you’re sleep deprived and kind-of wishing the baby would be old enough to sleep through the night!
Have you ever considered, that kids don’t have anything of theirs they can give? They can’t go to shops and buy you flowers or a gift. They can’t take you out for a treat. Often, the only thing that is truly theirs to give away is a picture drawn by them! Kids’ artwork is truly precious in that way!
We have two beautiful German Shepherd Dogs! They are amazing family pets and we love them to bits! Sparky is nine and a half years old, Nala is almost three.
Since we had Sparky before we had kids, we spent a lot of time with him, socialising him and taking him out of the house. Because Nala joined our family when the kids were 5, 4 and 2, we had a little less time for her, so we felt she would benefit from some dog training to socialise her before our caravan trip!
I am a big believer that with many things, what works for one person, might not work for another in the exact same way! One of those things is definitely a laundry routine!
Minimising our house has been one of the best things we have done, for so many reasons! One of the biggest ones is my laundry habits! Who knew that all I needed was a bit of minimalism and a solid laundry routine!
How minimalism changed my laundry habits
Laundry had been my nemesis for years! You know those memes “Did you know there are people who wash, dry, fold and put away their laundry all in one day? Yeah, I’m confused, too!”? That used to be me!! The confused one, I mean!
Today we’re taking a small break for self care
I’d like to say everything is going fantastic, things are disappearing out of the house and it’s all perfect!
Well, all these statements are true, we have done extremely well! Things really are disappearing out of our house: we’ve sold the kids beds and our bed, as well as lots of other things! Continue reading
I can’t believe I still haven’t written about it, but ever since my husband and I got together we have been talking about doing the big lap. We dreamed about buying a caravan and spending a year going around Australia. In fact, while looking through my computer recently, I found folders from 2009 with caravan brochures, prices and information.
We started our living room renovation last year!
Yes, It’s been that long!!! It’s been a long process, mainly because we have a life beyond renovating! It’s true! Like taking the kids out to experience some Kalgoorlie culture! Or writing about bread making! Or, sometimes, hiding from the children with a cup of coffee and a book! Mmmmm… Coffee…. And books…. But I digress!
Kalgoorlie Heartwalk 2017: Image Gallery
Today, the kids and I took a wonderful walk through our beautiful Kalgoorlie CBD, where artists from the Goldfields region and beyond got together to paint some amazing murals!
We absolutely loved talking to all the artists and getting to know them, but we especially enjoyed learning the stories behind the paintings! Continue reading
Another beautiful day here in the Goldfields! A sunny day of 26’C! We’ve had a few of these recently, which has been fantastic and perfect for germinating some seeds for our veggie patch (and for science!). Continue reading
I am prioritising healthy eating for our family!
We have recently been quite busy, resulting in having a few too many convenience meals! We normally eat quite healthy, so I am on a mission to start us all eating well again! One of my first steps towards healthy eating: mastering homemade bread! It has been quite a journey, and I am nowhere near having mastered this task, but I have found a great recipe that worked for me, so I’d love to share it with you!
Here are two great reasons why it’s a good idea to bake your own bread: Continue reading
Minimalism – find what works for you!
Minimalism may mean different things to different people. To me, a minimalist lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean that you have nothing in your house. It means that you’re surrounded by fewer things, but that everything you own is either useful/practical, or it gives you true joy when you look at it and hold it.
If you haven’t yet figured it out: I love minimalism!
The Sane Mum’s Meal Planning
In support of utilising each and every moment of your life purposefully, in this section I will provide my Meal Plans with links to recipes and full shopping lists! I find that Meal Planning is a huge sanity-saver and it is a crucial step in eliminating over-spending on last minute shopping trips and take-out. This is also the place where I will talk about once-a-month-shopping and how it helps us stay on budget and how it ties in with my Meal Planning.
Amazing Guide to Lunches by Kylie from Kidgredients
As a lover of monthly shopping and fool-proof kid recipes, it is my pleasure to recommend The Kidgredients Guide to Awesome Lunches! It is not just a recipe book, but a great resource, packed with fantastic information about health and nutrition, lunchbox packing tips, as well as my favourite: tips for once-a-month-baking! I’ve already got my copy: having pre-prepared lunches in the freezer is extremely useful not just when you have to have a lunchbox ready every day for school, but also when you homeschool! I am very excited to be an affiliate for Kylie’s amazing book, because I do truly think it is brilliant! Best of all, it is only $10.00!
*As an affiliate I will get a small commission when you purchase the book, however it comes at NO extra cost to you!
I came across minimalism by accident. I was overwhelmed with life – with trying to maintain a home with three young children, while homeschooling. I felt there were just not enough hours in the day to look after the kids, teach them, feed them a healthy diet, keep a clean house, be a good wife, and be happy! We were buried under paperwork, toys and knick knacks! I had to dust daily underneath and between all the candles, statues, vases and photo frames. It was time consuming and frankly – depressing. I’d had enough! I was overwhelmed with the amount of stuff we had and I decided to purge what I could!
I promised a regular recipe for Pierogi Ruskie when I posted the gluten free recipe! It’s taken me way too long, but here it is! This is a recipe passed down from my Grandmother, translated from her old, Polish cookbook! Hope you enjoy it!!
1kg potatos (peeled and halved/quartered)
40g onion (finely diced)
250g hard ricotta cheese
Butter Continue reading