It’s all about me link up
Apr05

It’s all about me link up

I’m taking part in the Tiny Forest Blog’s It’s all about me link up party. This is my first ever link up. So without further ado…here we go.1. How do you stay motivated?¬† Before starting my blog I did a lot of research into blogging and how you become successful at blogging. During that time I subscribed to a number of newsletters on a wide range of topics, such as SEO, promoting those posts, increasing your...

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Snapshot – Windfall
Apr03

Snapshot – Windfall

I go for a walk in the mornings. Leftover habit from our last dog in Sydney who trained us to walk first thing in the morning and in the evenings as soon as we get home from work. I forgo the evening walk to avoid heat exhaustion but it’s still nice in the mornings. As a result I discovered these two beauties that had been put out with the rubbish. They are really beautiful chairs and the wooden frame is in tip top condition. I...

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Eggplant and capsicum pasta sauce
Apr01

Eggplant and capsicum pasta sauce

  Pasta sauces can be made from many vegetables and comes in a rainbow of colours. The red tomato based and white cream based sauces are the most popular pasta sauces. You also have the green pesto sauces and I’m sure you have seen the black squid ink pasta that has a purple black hue. Today though I’m making a homemade pasta ¬†sauce recipe made from eggplants and capsicum. This easy pasta sauce recipe is heavier than...

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Snapshot – Patchwork bunny
Mar24

Snapshot – Patchwork bunny

Patchwork anything is fascinating. I marvel at the patience of crafters who join together hundreds of pieces of fabric to make large quilts, placemats, table runners and stuffed toys.  I thought these people must have boundless amounts of patience to cut out little squares, only to sew them back together again. And I admit the patterns they create are so appealing.  But then I discovered that quilters are clever crafters....

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Project – Restored bookshelves
Mar22

Project – Restored bookshelves

I love how these restored bookshelves turned out in my 3R’s project for March. I have to say it wasn’t easy, I made a lot of mistakes on this DIY upcycle project and learnt a lot as a result. The bookshelves were veneer on wood. Most of the veneer seemed to be in good condition but some of it was peeling away or broken.  My first step was to pull away the veneer that had lifted off.  This was fairly easy. The...

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