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Autumn growth

It has been such a lovely mild autumn this year. Or maybe I should say warm autumn. I haven’t had to wear a jacket at all so far and its already the last month of the season. I am starting to wonder if we are going to have a winter at all this year. One…

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Healthy Homemade School Snacks

One of my goals to becoming a better home-maker is to make homemade snacks for my eldest son to take to school. He is 5 years old and in grade R (the year before first grade) and at a great school that offers hot breakfast and lunch. We only have to supply a snack. Usually…

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Letting in the Light

I am not against exotic plants but I certainly won’t go out of my way to plant them and when I choose I try to stick to indigenous. So when it came time to decide if our leopard tree was worth the mess and hours of pool cleaning, it was a clear no. It also…

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New split level bed

After deciding to grow a lot more veggies for the family I quickly realised the lack of bed space. There is an area on the side of the house next to the pathway that would make the perfect size garden bed but it was very sloped and I needed to decide the best way to…

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Our very first veggie bed

This is a photo of my only garden bed about a month ago. At this moment in time it is looking quite sad for itself, and to tell you the truth, not much has changed here besides some clearing and a little bit of planting. I have been a bit more focused on the other…

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Where to begin

I am a mom in my late twenties with two little boys and an amazing husband, and I am trying to learn how to be the best stay-at-home mom possible. I feel blessed to be able to be at home and recently realised how much more I can do to improve our lifestyle. I would…