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Eat right for your shape.

A fabulous new cook book by Lee Holmes has landed on my desk, her latest offering ‘Eat right for your shape‘. Lee is the author of the best selling series Supercharged Foods, she holds extensive qualifications in food and nutrition, holistic health coaching, and yoga teaching. Also a whole foods chef and of course an author.

Book info: Eat Right For Your Shape takes a fresh look at the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda and applies it to the way we eat and live.
Originating in India, Ayurveda presents a holistic approach to feeling well and living in harmony with yourself and your surroundings. It is a union of the mind, body, senses and soul.
Through nutrition, yoga and meditation, it focuses on treating the individual as a whole rather than a specific issue or disease, so that you can achieve balance and good health, not only in your physical body, but also in your mind and spirit.
My latest book in the successful Supercharged Food series is a practical guide and cookbook to help you incorporate these principles into your everyday life and bring your body back into balance.
I discuss the Ayurvedic approach to life and how to understand and influence the interplay of your bodily systems to keep your true self feeling balanced, healthy and calm. In the book I offer a wealth of practical advice to eat right for your own dosha or shape. The book includes a section on yoga poses and breathing exercises to pacify your dosha.
The book features an extensive selection of delicious and nourishing seasonal recipes with ingredients that correct your doshic imbalance, in order to create harmony, weight management and health.
My mantra; ‘following your own path will serve you greatly when adopting Ayurvedic principles, so let go of comparing yourself to others and make your own way to your preferred weight and maximum health’.

Not just a recipe book, it contains a guide to defining your dosha or body shape, yoga instruction and tips on mindfulness. It a the whole body health package wrapped up in one book, beautifully presented in an easy to follow lay out. I like that.

And thanks to the lovely folk at Murdoch Books I have an extra copy for one my lovely readers. To be in the draw, please pop a quick comment below (australian readers only, sorry guys). Shall pick a name out of a hat in next week!

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Take a walk in the treetops.

The Illawarra Fly tree top walk through a rainforest canopy is a unique experience, that is certainly not for those with vertigo issues. The kids loved it and were shit scared at the same time, especially when the tower starts to wiggle 😉 Great place for a different kind of weekend adventure, and you can also go ziplining.

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by | September 10, 2015 · 2:11 pm

How to impress Aldi shoppers.

I recently acquired a set of Trolley Bags, and wow did I impress the local Aldi shoppers or what!?

We all know that checkout workout you get at Aldi, where they whip your goods across the scanner and straight into your trolley, ready or not here it all comes. (This actually deters a few of my older friends from shopping there, if your are reading this Aldi people take note, slow down!).  Anyhow I have a budget to stick to, so after I had my wheaties and I was pumped and ready to take on the challenge of the checkout workout, I grabbed these bags and hit the shops.

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The collective Oooooooh where did you get those, from people around me was fun. You carry them all rolled up and hanging on the trolley hook until you put all your stuff on the checkout belt, then you unfurl them across the trolley and everyone goes Wow! These are really efficient way to get my trolley loaded, without double or triple handing.  They are really strong, I filled them to the top and with quite a bit of weight and I do a very large fortnightly shop with half a dozen little people to feed.  These bags may see me save more money, because I might start shopping at Aldi more often as sometimes when I am tired I avoid it. Honestly I loath grocery shopping, so anything I can do to make it easier I will.  A set of four is only $35 from Packing Sorted.

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Jenkins the Hare

I love beautifully told and illustrated children’s books. I still insist the kids have a library of books, even though I am all about eReaders myself. There is something to be said about holding a book like this in your hands, some of them are more like a piece of art and Jenkins the Hare is no exception.  It’s gorgeous. This book was imagined, designed and made in Australia by Demelza Haines and Adam Murphy.

Find the book here!

“Meet Jenkins the Hare: a smart, sweet, little fellow. He has many friends and is thought of as very loyal and loved by all the animals, especially the younger ones. Jenkins is always thinking of new games to play and fun to be had. His favourite possession is his beautiful, stripy scarf. One day it goes missing and he must go through the woods and retrace his steps to find it, meeting all of his friends along the way.”

My children loved this book. It is an adorable easy to read story for little children that has a kind Wind in Willows feel to it, and it teaches the value of friendship and helping out a mate. I was a relaxing read, something that you look for in a short bedtime story. I throughly recommend this book. I want to hang the whole thing on the wall. If you are looking for a gift that will have people asking where did you find that? I suggest you check out Welly’s Wonders.

Jenkins the Hare comes from the team at Welly’s Wonders, a husband and wife team who happen to have oodles of talent. Check out their page for more about them, because there is just too much to tell you about here.

And you know how I said I want to hang the book on the wall? Well they’ve taken care of that too. You can get very high quality A3&A4 prints of beautiful illustrations from Jenkins the Hare and their other book Burton the Brave, they are quite timeless in my opinion and we now have one hanging on my office wall.

Welly’s Wonders also have a gorgeous line of onesies, shirts, cardsbibs and blankets featuring Jenkins and Burton. Do check them out for a truly unique gift for the next baby shower.

One of the fabulous prints.Disclaimer: while we were gifted a book and print in return for the review, the sentiments are sincere. We loved Jenkins the Hare! 

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Itty Bitsy photo printing

The Canon Selphy printer is a quite a portable little machine. Sized about as big as a lunchbox, it can be taken to events with the optional battery pack. So you could set up a Photo Booth at a party and send people home with a souvenir! It has its own wifi and the app to do your printing with is very simple. So you can send pics from your camera, iPhone or iPad (and android devices too I hear), edit in your favourite app and then print out a mini masterpiece. Printing is limited to 6×4 and down. You can get square stickers too for your instagram pictures, and other shapes. I see a lot of scrapbooking or project life potential here!SELPHY-CP910

 

Each paper pack is a complete printing kit, containing the cartridge for you to print your photos.  So far I am very impressed with the quality and colour of the resulting prints. I’ve sent a few through the mail as postcards and from all reports they have made the journey unscathed, the printed surface doesn’t seem to scratch like previous home photo printing paper options I’ve tried. The pricing isn’t too bad either, you can get your hands on a big start up bundle at Costco for $120AU. I am getting a surprising amount of use out of this little printer. It is a lot of fun. #NotSponsored

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