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fowl friends

Last week, I was washing something at the kitchen sink and gazing out our window towards the chicken yard.  At first glance, I thought I saw Ping, one of our Blue Swedish ducks, at her feeding trough in the backyard.  205 more words

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Inspiring reads (for a wet Sunday!)

On my journey to learn more about minimalism and slow living I’ve started to collect a few books that offer hints, tips and guidance. Yes I know this works against the minimalist mantra of having few possessions (especially books) but I like to think that those I keep are valuable to me. 735 more words


swooning over VMD furniture chalk paint

Thanks to a dear California friend, I am now officially enamored with Vintage Market and Design’s furniture chalk paint.  The gesso, chalk and water based paint is tinted with natural earth pigments and thus has low VOCs, no toxins, and no odor.  385 more words

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Linkage: Snail Mail Data Design

From a report at Wired:

Information designers Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec have been engaged in a  curious kind of correspondence for the past 28 weeks: postcards featuring meticulously hand-drawn compilations of “small data” generated in their daily lives. 152 more words


Slowing down....

This week is already shaping up to be a busy one. I have work this evening, voluntary work on Tuesday and Wednesday, job application to complete, school Easter service on Thursday plus a few things I want to buy or make for the school holidays next week. 316 more words

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The Need for a Different Lifestyle

What I’m doing now all stemmed from the need for me to take on a different lifestyle-But why even did I see the need to? Just take a look at how I was living and maybe some of you can relate to me on this one. 610 more words


The Art of Discarding

Throwing things away.
The mere thought of it is exciting yet terrifying. It signifies new beginnings but throwing things out doesn’t mean the end of that chapter, never ever forget. 321 more words