Sunday, September 23, 2012


My 14 year old is a bit into photography at the moment. I love it when I upload my photos onto the computer and there are some of his there. 

These ones were taken over the road from our house. 

These were taken on one of his walks.

Now for Saturday's post.....

I started the day with a bit of blog reading.

Loving Kim's new kitchen. I'm a bit envious actually. When we built our home we had a second hand kitchen put in and I've never liked it. I don't like the colours or the design. It annoys me a bit because I spend so much time in there.  I think I might open a new bank account and call it "The Kitchen Fund Account". I'll say to my boys "Imagine the food you'll get when I have a kitchen that I actually like?" A great plan, I think.

Click on the link above to have a better look. Kim is an Interior Designer and is super talented. She is an expert nest featherer. I can't wait to see the kitchen when it's finished. 

Writing in one of my journals. The one where I plan my day.

At the moment I'm beginning my day with hot water. I boil the jug and have it as hot as I have a cup of tea. I also put some in a thermos to sip on through the day. It's a great way to flush out the adrenal glands.

After breakfast I went out into the garden.

In this bin we have liquid fertiliser. Water plus weeds, horse manure, worm wee, a bit of chook poo. Whatever you have available. I'll also add some seaweed. We keep it in the vege patch yard so it's nice and handy. Jackie french has some great info on making your own brew. I'll do a post on it one day.

The 'brew', sorry if you're in the middle of breakfast. 

The compost bays that the boys set up. We're using the compost on the right at the moment. I can't believe all the worms in it.

The calendula plants we had in last spring have self seeded. This is our first flower for the season. I grow them for their beauty, to attract bees and I use the petals in my soap making.

The little patch I worked on today. It contains calendula, celery and lettuce. I am using the pots as snail and slug collectors. Each morning I go out and check them. There is usually a slug or two in them. I am going to buy some more pots to put around the garden. I love the look of them too.

Some calendula that has self seeded. I find it very difficult to thin them out. I might put the left overs in little pots to give away or scatter through the garden, both I think.

Then it's inside for a smoothie. Milk, cacao powder, honey and spinach. I saute the spinach in a bit of coconut oil before blending it. 

I bought the mini tramp back inside this morning. In my efforts to reduce clutter I put it out the back, but I found I was forgetting to use it. So it's back inside. Sometimes I don't feel like going for a walk, whereas I don't mind doing 5-10 mins on the tramp, here and there through the day. It's amazing how those 5-10 mins here and there all add up. I also find it gives me a burst of energy to then get a few tasks done. Love the endorphins too.

Some washing, there's always washing. Can you tell I live with three boys?

I'm working on my first mood board, as an adult. When I was growing up I use to make posters with pictures on it that I liked. It made me feel good. I'm not too keen on cutting into those Country Style magazines. I've only picked a few of my older ones.

A glass of wine to go with a lovely task. Nice and relaxing on a Saturday afternoon.

This was followed by some study. I'm finding it a bit hard to keep the momentum going at the moment. I'm half way there though and I do love what I'm learning. A lecture by  Dr Mark Hyman today.

We've been letting our 'girls' out to wonder freely of an afternoon. They have a huge yard that they're always in, but the grass is a bit dry at the moment. We let them out so they can find a bit of green to peck at and some snails etc. They love it and we love having them wondering around the house.

I need to remember to put our kale seedlings up though or they would soon disappear.

And the rainbow chard too.

I found these beauties while I was out there.

Some celery waiting to be planted in the garden. 

I'm enjoying this rocket.

Some more beauties.

I hope your Saturday was a lovely one. What did you get up to?

xxoo Julie


  1. Looks like a beautiful day. Our day was all about celebrating the first day of fall - we hit the market, went for a little hike, did some baking, fall crafting and finished the day with a little campfire. It was perfect!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. Oh thanks for the plug and link up, my lovely friend:) You are so kind and generous with your words. Glad you likey the kitchen. It certainly doesn't have the most storage in the world but it was affordable and once the island and shelves are in it should be fine.
    I love that too re: Brad's photo taking. Lew does the same and it's such a treat to find his photos on there. Hey, are you on instagram? It's an iphone app. You'd LOVE it! Brad might too. Lew and I have an account and both of us are hooked.
    Your girls are gorgeous. I was only chatting with lynda yesterday about how nice our dogs look together - Poppy's caramel and her new puppy is black with a teeny bit of white. I told her that I need chooks to match those colours - white silkies for Lew, caramel pekins for me and some lovely black ones like yours. LOL I'm freaky aren't I?
    And your garden looks amazing. All that work you've been doing and soooo many seedlings! Today I'm moving my sleepers into place. Woo hoo! x

  3. I love your idea of a morning page. I often reflect at the end of my day but I think reflecting at the beginning is great.

    I am interested in your comment about flushing your adrenals. Is it warm water through out the day or warm tea that does that?

    This post was very inspiring and looks like a wonderfully well spent day. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Just plain warm/hot water Elizabeth. Thank you for your kind comments. xxoo