Personal Touch

 

Processed with VSCO with b1 presetHello all. I would like to get a little more personal here …

You see there is no way I can blog without bring in the personal, family touch. I’m not changing this blog to mom blogging or parental blogging. I am however just going to be me and what I am is what you see. So I will be sharing some insight on what has become me. A little of the learning moments because one thing I have learnt since becoming a mom is that we are not alone. Some else out there can relate to this curve in your life called parenthood. I would love to master parenting as creatively as possible. To find those moments in the day to outwork the creativity and not get stuck in a rut.

Therefore, I would like to share those insights here on the blog.

I lost ALL my followers 4 years ago when I couldn’t renew my URL. I’m hoping to get a chance to renew it again and hope to get all the followers back … the difference is I will be starting over. But hey isn’t that just like life? Sometimes you get a curve ball … So you have to start over and that’s honestly ok.

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Flowers = Happiness

There has always been a sincere love for the garden. Not in a way that sets me up to try to be or have the best manicured garden around (Although my husband and I did want to display the-best-verge-ever a few years ago! ha ha) But there is this sense of freedom and joy I get from leaves, flowers, the smell of them combined and also the plants that survive my home. I absolutely adore plants and what they bring to a space, to my space. Its that silent inner joy and contentment seeing plants or flowers become their own and show off their stuff.

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My favourite thing to do it pick awesome leaves from the garden and give them to someone for their home … makes me think I should follow in my mothers foot steps and become a florist … perhaps.

Though my dream is bigger. It’s a store with plants and interior inspiration.. the very thing this blog once had  a dream of I’m still wanting to create. But in the physical. 

So, this is where Aloe Lovely started. My very own Flower and interiors store.

Stay tunes for more … ♥

Ozzie LOVE – Part2

Oh my goodness I love looking at various homes and what they bring to the table… Just think about it- We have so many people living in this world and they all have different tastes and personalities that sometimes get reflected in their homes. And here at CS we love looking at homes! My favourite place to find inspiration and of course the best of Ozzie homes is at The Design Files.

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The one thing the Ozzies love doing is bringing the outside in! I have posted these before but seems as I have not blogged in a while, I thought I would recap on the old favourites and share them again. Timeless ideas and beautiful inspiration ♥

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Rooms

Hello everyone. Its been a long, long time hasn’t it? I’m hoping to be with you guys a lot more now and to show you there very things that make my heart tick and that make my life easier in life- now that I have 2 kids and a busy household.

One of the places I stream my inspiration from is HomeToLove from in Oz and NZ. Their simple way of interior styling and choices are always a delight. I’ve always been a fan of Ozzie style, if you’ve known my blog post in the past you cant deny my loyalty to them.

So today is no different. I wanted to show you a few great ideas for kids rooms. All pics from a gorgous homes featured on HomeToLoveOZ.

They are all very different from each other . Who says you need to keep the same vibe in every room? And who says it has to be full of fluff?

All pictures below inspired me because they are practical but took time to bring in the child’s character and that’s what it’s all about. I know that rooms dont always look this perfect (Why not?! ha ha) But you can get the vibe and you can receive the charm of the home owners heart ♥♥♥

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Bone Broth lovin

Bone broth bone broth bone broth! I’m sure you’ve heard of it these days.

The medicinal values of this stuff far out ways the smell while cooking it or what it sounds like. It’s beyond AMAZING! I will never live without it. Never! Ever. Eevvveerrrr.

My daughter loves it! And she’s a fussy eater so that’s saying a lot. When I started eating it, I was quite weary and desperate to say the least. I needed to heal my gut. I needed to get ahead of the auto immune disease and to feel better.

After drinking if for a week I had 10 compliments in 1 day and started loosing weight. I stopped craving wrong food. My skin looked healthier and my gut felt better. I then did the Chicken broth and ended up totally emptying my stomach and detoxing for 4 days. My stomach was healing!!!! It was phenomenal.

It’s a journey and by far one that must not involve a love affair. It’s s way of life incorporation it into your daily eating habits.

I recommend looking into the GAPS diet for any autistic or gut guidelines. I’m yet to do it properly and my son hates the broth but we will get there. Itsnot a weight loss program … i learnt that because i lost loads and stopped it at the wrong time, and put on more weight. The point is to keep at it everyday as its its a extra boost for your body. Not a way to loose weight. Its a way to heal your gut.

What’s the big deal you say? Bone broth has enormous healing compounds like proline, glutamine, collagen. It’s an anti inflammatory and healing the gut lining which I turn stops toxins from entering into your blood stream. It’s good for your bones, teeth, hair. It strengthens immune system and your gut function. Not only does it taste nice if you do it right it also creates gelatin which is super good for you. The fat on it is gooood fat. The body thrives off this super-broth and no wonder when you have a cold or flu they used to say chicken soup is best because the broth ‘soup’ really does boost your body to generate healing and you cannot help but fall in love with it.

Now be careful because you can get rubbish commercial stuff out on the shelf because NO! sugary ingredients are NOT allowed in it like to tomato paste etc. If you want the real deal.

A quick half an hour of cooking time just wont cut it. The secret to broth is the sslloooooooowwllyyy  draw out of the collagen from the marrow bones. I cook mine for 72 hours sometimes. It’s fabulous.

But go research it yourself and find out from the professional & amazing people like Sarah Wilson and nutritionist if you must get more wonderful info on it. But the real test is in drinking it. Just drink it without telling anyone for 10 days… And you’ll hear the comments& feel the difference.

Here’s how you start: (this is for beef broth)

  • Use a slow cooker on high.
  • Buy marrow bones, joint bones, necks or stewing meat with bones.
  • Apple cider vinegar (I use Braggs)
  • Garlic
  • Veggie salt & pepper
  • Cold water
  • Leeks, carrots (optional)

Then brown any of the pieces of bones that have meat on to clutch in the flavor. Use your oven on 180′.

While that’s going on, place cold water in the slow cooker, add your WASHED bones, your chopped /crushed garlic , salt and pepper.

Add only a dash of Apple cider vinegar. This aids in drawing out the collagen.

Add browned meat once the water has been heated up. And cook away for anything from 12 to 72 hours!

{Once cooked}

Cool broth down. Take out bones. Place in fridge once cooled. A thin layer of fat will form. It’s easily removable. Discard it. Or eat it – it’s golden good fat. I think it keeps in fridge for 5 days and you can use it to cook with.

I place the broth&meat into either

  1. Ice cube trays to freeze
  2. Or zip seal bags mini size to freeze

That was I get to take out cubes or pocket size portions to warm up on the gas stove whenever I like.

Easy. Easy. Easy.

I don’t take the meat out because I personally eat it as a meal and enjoy it like a cup of soup. Mine is quite organic and rough and not smooth clean liquid.

I have to make sure it’s like a soup so I can enjoy it like a meal. And not like a chore.

Enjoy it, it’s worth every drop. You can feel it do good straight away.

Lasts 5 days in fridge and 3 months in freezer.

(I’ll do chicken broth post soon)

Oh! And if my dog has funny tummy I give it to him too. Fixing him up no problem! Not sure how to prove that but it does ! Amazing right?!

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