It’s day 3! We went to a 2 year old picnic birthday party today, such a lovely sunny day. Today’s advent, 12 days of sales offer is 12% off my DIY skincare ebook. Lots of great ideas for yourself or gifts. Also I have set up a DIY natural skincare Facebook group, so please join if DIY natural skincare interests you.
It’s day 2 of my botanical advent, 12 days of Christmas sales. Anyone else feeling the pressure and impending doom (just kidding!)? It feels like Christmas is sneaking up on us at an alarming pace. I know a lot of people put their tress up on the first of December, but I still haven’t got to it, our house has no hint of festivity yet, I have a funny feeling it’ll all be a bit last minute this year.
FREE Kids Cookbook Helping Children Know, Cook and Love Their Food By Getting Hands-On In the Kitchen
Since late 2012 I have been working with author Bianca Ross on a series of Children’s books, about a special little Farmer called Herbert Peabody.
Herbie helps children know, grow and love their food through his children’s book series of vegetable patch adventures. Bianca is an ex food marketer who saw first-hand the disconnect between children understanding where food comes from. She was running research groups where children were telling her milk came from a supermarket in a bottle, and it struck her something needed to be done. There was a lot of great information about growing and cooking food for adults, but not that much for kids. And this was the inspiration for Herbert Peabody.
On the spur of the moment last night, and then further inspiration in the morning, I decided to run a special advent promo series for the lead up to Christmas, and for those last days of online shopping before shipping gets to uncertain. So for the next twelve days I will share a botanical advent image and a little sale promotion.
In my last ‘Find your style‘ post, I looked at nutting out the ‘hard facts’, things like your history. Where you are from, what you do, those things that make up who you are and influence your style, but one day as I was out walking, it occurred to me that there is also a mental role at play in our style, and that is self perception. How we see ourselves, not just the facts of who we are.
For those living in Orange or nearby. The Journey Person handmade Market is on this December, just in time for Christmas shopping! The perfect chance to get some lovely handmade local gifts and support local makers. I will have my Nourish and Nurture products there, so come along and buy in person 🙂
Dates: 16th- 18th Dec
Venue: The Corner Store Gallery, 382 Summer St, Orange
Hours: 10-6 Fri & 10-4 (Sat & Sun)
Back in July, while struggling to make any money, with a baby and toddler keeping me so occupied, I realised I had a lot of supplies just sitting around, and decided to get creative and use up some of what I already had to create unique items to sell. So over the months, I cut fabric, sewed, collected jars and a few vintage treasures, crocheted while Charlie napped and finally it has resulted in this little pop up shop!
I have just created and listed in my Nourish and Nurture store a new solid Perfume.
A beautiful solid perfume blend, with a fresh summery aroma using high quality Australian native essential oils, with a macadamia base. This is the perfect way to smell gorgeous without spraying chemicals.
This solid perfume is soft enough to easily dab on your favourite scent points. You only need a small amount, so it lasts a long time.
I have slowly been potting away at my Nourish and Nurture business this year. I have struggled to put as much time as I would like into it, as I adjust to life with two little ones, a year of managing a busy toddler and a breastfed bub and numerous viruses, accidents and stresses. But I like to dream big, and planning to push things up a notch next year, once the little one is weaned.
We celebrated Henry’s 3rd Birthday recently with a mini camping themed birthday party. He had just one little friend and some family over, and had a lovely day playing, eating and enjoying himself. The idea for his birthday theme orginated from him loving watching the cartoon ‘Miffy’ and one of his favourite episodes was about them going camping and the dog, Snuffy. He loves tents too, so I thought I would re-cover his teepee, and make him a toy Snuffy, and have a bit of a ‘Snuffy’s camping adventure.’