Week 5… FAIL

Week 5… FAIL

This week will always be known as Week 5 Fail. Bec came up with the deliciously dark theme of Underneath and I didn’t take a single photo. I was really excited about the theme when she told me, envisioning black and whites, gritty side streets and society’s underbelly-esque pictures. But it wasn’t to be, life … Continue reading

Week 4, 365 Project… Celebration!

Week 4, 365 Project… Celebration!

Luckily the theme for this week fell on my alternate week to provide the inspiration. Luckily because this week was my birthday and also Australia Day. In Week 3 I mentioned that my artist sister said my pictures were “ok but same same”.  NOT this week. I didn’t look for pictures but just let them… … Continue reading

Week 3, 365 Project… ROYGBIV

Week 3, 365 Project… ROYGBIV

ROYGBIV – the acronym for the sequence of hues in a rainbow according to how the English language divides the visible light spectrum: it’s Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. I loved this challenge because I discovered an app that can tint images – Gelo – which just exploded my world. I had a … Continue reading

Week 2, 365 Project… Oblique

Week 2, 365 Project… Oblique

Wow, week 2 was just awesome. To come up with the theme I spent 20 minutes or so with a dictionary for a little inspiration and was really excited when I randomly flipped to Oblique. The major benefit of this week was an incident that happened in December, I slipped my L5 S1 disc. Pretty … Continue reading

Week 1, 365 Project… Letters

Week 1, 365 Project… Letters

The inspiration for Week 1 of our 365 Project was Letters. It was a pretty excellent start to the year easily allowing for broad interpretation. I also had a pretty excellent start to the year spending a few days with friends at Lake Macquarie which also provided some great fodder for pics. My friend Bec … Continue reading

EVOO v Coconut Oil: a clear winner!

EVOO v Coconut Oil: a clear winner!

There are so many articles on the science behind why coconut oil is amazing for your hair and I don’t want to upset the coconut cart but yesterday EVOO seriously kicked coconut oil’s ass in repairing my hair in ONE treatment. Perhaps it wasn’t the oil and perhaps it was the method. For some reason I … Continue reading

Inecto Leave-in Conditioner

Inecto Leave-in Conditioner

If you were interested in the Hindi Hair posts I put up recently you’ll be very interested to hear about this little find I found. After years of spending good money on useless products (with very good advertising) I’m really loath to spend any more. I noticed the Inecto Leave-In Conditioner in the chemist because it … Continue reading

Low carb coconut crunch

Low carb coconut crunch

I have a very insistent sweet tooth and while I’m quitting sugar, I need some easy alternatives that stops me falling off the back of the band wagon. And this is a goody! 2 cups of unsweetened desiccated or flaked coconut 4 tablespoons of coconut oil – heated to a liquid 1 tsp ground sea … Continue reading

I’m quitting sugar.

I’m quitting sugar.

So it’s decided.  I’m quitting sugar.I’ve dabbled in cutting out sugar in the past by eliminating certain things out of my diet like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, all added sugars etc. Those few eliminations have mostly stuck but lately I’ve been tucking into fruit like a bat, I’m increasingly dabbling in vegemite on Turkish toast … Continue reading

Aspirin Acid Action!

Aspirin Acid Action!

You will need: 6-8 Soluble Aspirin / Aspro clear Squeeze of lemon juice I was so excited when I came across this peel and it hasn’t disappointed. Salicylic acid is a common active ingredient for treating acne and blemishes and, arguably, the most effective. And like most effective beauty treatments the products they’re in can … Continue reading

Hindi Hair – Part II

A little while ago I posted my initial experience of a coconut oil hair treatment.  Read it here if you missed it. I was disappointed at the end of the treatment because I was so hopeful that a years worth of damage might be reversed with just one magical bullet. My optimistic side in overdrive…again. … Continue reading

The Honey, Nutmeg and Cinnamon Face Mask

The Honey, Nutmeg and Cinnamon Face Mask

If, like me, you’ve never liked honey and its musty flowery sweetness be prepared to change your mind!  Thanks to a random trip through Pinterest I’ve found the reason Honey was meant to be on earth. Recipe
 A small dessert spoon of honey, raw or organic is best but any honey will be fine 
1tsp … Continue reading

The Linseed Granary Loaf – low carb bread

The Linseed Granary Loaf – low carb bread

I absolutely believe in a low carbohydrate diet. I feel (and look) my best when my diet includes next to no carbs. But unless life is working like clockwork it’s really hard to maintain. The foods I always miss when I’m doing the low/no carb thing are bread, potato and chocolate. Nothing really beats vegemite on … Continue reading

Hindi Hair – Part I

Hindi Hair – Part I

Travelling through India you see so many women with impossible hair.  Long, shiny, TV commercial hair. I asked a barber once how they do it and his response was quite simple. Coconut Oil. There is a huge coconut oil bandwagon that every man and his dog is hopping on, and with good reason.  Coconut oil is … Continue reading

Curiosity Kills Cats

So I suppose the big question is does curiosity really kill the cat? Yes and no. Yes: I’m a curious person. Often I find myself absorbed in so many interests that I can literally run myself ragged keeping up with my own fads. No: Satisfaction always brings him back! There is nothing more rewarding than … Continue reading